Indy celebrates 100th year of racing on Aug 14th

Friday, Aug. 14 marks the 100th anniversary of the first day of motorized racing competition at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. On that date in 1909, a series of motorcycle races took place on the newly-completed 2.5-mile IMS oval.

To celebrate this special milestone in sporting history, fans who purchase tickets Friday, Aug. 14 for the Red Bull Indianapolis GP at the IMS ticket office will receive a piece of 100th Anniversary cake and have their photo taken with a 1909 Indian motorcycle. Fans who have previously purchased 2009 MotoGP race tickets also are invited with proof of their purchase.

The second running of the Red Bull Indianapolis GP is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 30.


>> IMS 100th Anniversary of Racing

>> Fans who buy MotoGP ticket(s) get cake, photo with 1909 Indian motorcycle


>> 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 14


>> Lobby of IMS Administration Building, 4790 W. 16th Street, Indianapoli, IN