Today marks 100 DAYS until the Indy 500.
The Greatest Spectacle in Racing is set for May 30th. You may think, ‘wow that was fast’ and it was as it was significantly delayed last year. The race was moved moved to August of 2020 due to the pandemic.
Not only was race weekend for 2020 odd because of the time/season change, but also because there were no spectators allowed. The usual hundreds of thousands of in-person fans had to watch and listen to Takuma Sato’s big win along with the rest of the world.
Needless to say Hoosiers everywhere are DYING to know if fans will be allowed back in the stands for the 105th race this May.
Well Tony Katz spoke to the President of the IMS, Doug Boles and got that answer (sort of.)
“We’re really hopeful, if you look at the way things are going here in central Indiana and Indiana in general with the numbers. Vaccines are available and it seems time is on our side. We are planning for fans to be here in 100 days for the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500.”
Boles did note there has been no official statement just yet, but it’s looking hopeful. He also talked about how the IMS is just as excited to see fans back where they belong.
“Honestly, it’s really about the fans. We are fighting to make sure we have fans here. It is an outdoor venue which gives us a lot of flexibility that maybe a lot of other venues don’t have. So our focus right now is getting this place ready to host fans here and doing everything we can to encourage this community to walk alongside us and make that happen.”
We can’t wait to see those checker flags fly again.
Check out the full interview with Doug Boles here: