IRL: Indy: Behind the Barriers, May 21

Behind the Barriers Notes and quotes from then 87th Indianapolis 500 May 21, 2003 Four in one In 1911 Cliff Woodbury became the first person to drive four different cars in the same 500-mile race. Woodbury started from the pole but crashed on...

Behind the Barriers
Notes and quotes from then 87th Indianapolis 500
May 21, 2003

Four in one

In 1911 Cliff Woodbury became the first person to drive four different cars in the same 500-mile race. Woodbury started from the pole but crashed on the fourth lap. He then acted as a relief driver for three others.

Tomas hanging at the mall

Tomas Scheckter will make an appearance at Brickyard Authentics in the Circle Centre Mall in downtown Indianapolis on Wednesday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. The first 100 fans will receive a free Indy 500 car flag.

Free concert

The Bob and Tom Band will perform a free concert along with John Kay and Steppenwolf on Thursday evening at 5:00 p.m. on Jackson Street in downtown Indianapolis.

The tortoise and the voice of the 500

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network anchor Mike King will host the Indianapolis Zoo's Zooapolis 500 at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday. Festivities include a race between two Aldabra tortoises named A.J. and Lyn St. James. Indy Racing driver Sam Hornish Jr. will also attend.

Film and book signing

The PBS documentary "For Gold and Glory," the story of the black auto racing circuit of the 1920s and '30s, will be shown in the Indiana State Museum auditorium on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Producer Todd Gould will be signing copies of his companion book to the documentary from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the museum gift shop.

The boys from Brazil

When the Indianapolis Motor Speedway added the United States Grand Prix to its slate of annual races, the Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Bureau made an effort to lure European visitors to the city. With Helio Castroneves winning the last two 500-mile races, the Indianapolis Star reports that the bureau wants to make an effort to bring more South American race fans to the Speedway.

Champ cars on dirt

The Hoosier Hundred for the USAC Silver Crown Series takes place at the Indiana State Fairgrounds one-mile flat track on Friday night at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25.

Tom Sneva is in the house

Five legends of racing will make an appearance at the Speedway Kroger store on Crawfordsville Road. Fans will be able to meet Tom Sneva, Jack Hewitt, Lloyd Ruby, Johnny Boyd and A.J. Watson on Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tomas Scheckter , Helio Castroneves , Lyn St. James , Tom Sneva , Jack Hewitt , Sam Hornish Jr.