National Auto Racing Memorabilia Show Indianapolis 2012

May 10, 2012 by  
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The 34th annual National Auto Racing Memorabilia Show returns to Indianapolis on May 24, 25 and 26 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in the Our Land Pavilion.
This long-standing fixture of the Indy 500 weekend attracts collectors, fans and dealers from around the world. It’s the absolute best venue to not only purchase that unique Indy 500 souvenir, but the most opportune place to sell your racing collectibles items.
In these trying economic times, two groups of racing collectors have emerged: those that are unaffected by the economy, and those that are giving a considerable amount of thought to making the decision to sell some of their collectibles. You’d be very hard-pressed to find a better opportunity than at this event to buy, or to unload some of your Indy 500 items. Attendees can obtain a free appraisal on up to three (3) of their items on Saturday.
The Show has a proven and certified annual attendance. There is convenient parking in paved lots. The Show aisles are wide and handicapped accessible. Concessions are in the hall. Rain, or shine, there is a crowd. The Indiana State Fairgrounds is one of the State’s great venues- the NFL hosted six events here this past February at Super Bowl XLVI.

Saturday is Family Day and all daily admission prices are detailed on the Show’s website. The 58th running of the Hoosier Hundred takes place at the Fairgrounds Friday evening beginning at 8:00.Visit the website at:

Dates: 24, 25 and 26 May 2012
Times: Thursday from 4:00-8:00; Friday from 2:00-8:00 and Saturday from 9:30-5:00
Venue: Indiana State Fairgrounds in the Our Land Pavilion
State: Indianapolis
Country: United States

SFHR New Speedway Headquarters in the Pipeline

December 19, 2011 by  
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With this year’s auto racing season at an end, the auto racing industry will be looking forward to 2012, and making plans to promote this exciting sport despite the gloomy outlook for the U.S. economy. The recent ceremonial ground-breaking for the new Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing headquarters to be built on Speedway’s main street, can be seen as a vote of confidence that auto racing will maintain its place as one of the country’s most popular sports. With a budget of $2.5 million, the new headquarters is a collaborative effort with the Speedway Redevelopment Commission (SRC) and will feature shop and office space for the race team, gathering all the aspects of running a winning team – such as engineering, machine shop, service, paint and composites – under one roof.

The new SFHR headquarters has the IndyCar construction company, Dallara Automobili, as its neighbor – taking delivery of their new race cars will not present any challenges. Engineer Gian Paolo Dallara was recently presented the John Bolster Award for his achievements in the sport of auto racing, and his company will be supplying their new DW12 to fifteen IndyCar teams, including SFHR.

Sarah Fisher made a name for herself in US motorsport by becoming the first, and only, female team owner, as well as being the youngest owner in the IZOD IndyCar Series. She was also the first female team owner to win a race in the IZOD IndyCar Series. At the age of 19, Sarah made history by becoming the youngest female to compete in the Indianapolis 500, making her the third female ever to compete in the iconic race. In that same year, 2000, her third place finish at the Kentucky Speedway made her the first female to stand on the podium. By taking second place at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, Sarah became the first female to finish as a runner-up in a major-league open-wheel race. These are just some of the accomplishments of this talented driver who has made auto racing her career. The new headquarters for her joint venture with Willis “Wink” Hartman, is the fulfillment of another of Sarah Fisher’s goals.

The 38,000 square foot building will include a home-style kitchen and a retail gift shop, with the latter featuring an area for fans where they will have the opportunity to interact with members of the SFHR team. Conference facilities will provide a convenient venue for meetings with sponsors, while a state-of-the art gym will ensure that the team has what it needs for each member to be in peak physical condition, with the added advantage of having the Indianapolis Motor Speedway just a five minute walk away.

57th Annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals

August 8, 2011 by  
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The Mac Tools U.S. Nationals by Lucas Oil will see masses of NHRA fans and racers heading to the track on Labor Day weekend. This event is known as the most prestigious and richest on the drag racing calendar. Forming the final event for Full Throttle teams and will also see the NHRA Get Screened Aemerica Pro Mod Drag Racing Series taking place. Last year the event was won by Larry Dixon and Ashley Force Hood.

Dates: 31 August to 5 September 2011
Venue: Lucas Oil Raceway
State: Incianapolis
Country: United States of America

2011 Brickyard 400

April 14, 2011 by  
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Considered to be one of the most prestigious stock car race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the Brickyard 400 has taken place every year since 1994. It also has the distinction of being the first race of its kind on the renowned Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which up until then had only hosted open-wheel cars.

Covering a distance of 400 miles – 160 laps – the Brickyard 400 is known to attract large numbers of spectators. You could be there too!

Dates: 28-31 July 2011
Venue: Indianapolis Motor Speedway
State: Indiana
Country: United States of America

2011 Indianapolis 500

February 10, 2011 by  
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The world renowned Indianapolis 500 began in 1911 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Covering 500 miles in 200 laps, the Indy 500 is considered the largest one-day spectator sports event in the world. Excitement begins building up some time in advance of race day with the Centennial Era Balloon Festival and Emerging Tech Day on 7 May. This will be followed by the 100th Anniversary Indy 500 Celebration of Automobiles. 15 May is Indy 500 Practice, followed by Fast Friday Practice on 20 May. Next up on the schedule is Pole Day on 21 May and Bump Day Qualifying on 22 May. The action continues on 25 May with American Family Insurance 500 Festival Community Day. The Firestone Freedom 100 Practice & Qualifying will be on 26 May, with the Miller Lite Carb Day & Firestone Freedom 100 on 27 May. 28 May is Public Drivers Meeting, leading up to the premier event on Sunday, 29 May 2011, The Indianapolis 500.

Date: 29 May 2011
Venue: Indianapolis Motor Speedway
State: Indiana
Country: United States of America

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