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September 9th, 2011
Loudspeakers blare as our tour bus pulls onto the Indy 500 racetrack. Beside me, Jonathan Wood reels off a long list of facts about the track and its history. This is the place on our trip west that he has researched more thoroughly than any of the other kids and therefore he was the most excited to be here.
The track is one of the most famous in the U.S and dates back to the early 1900’s when it was a testing facility for a variety of car companies. Soon, it began to be used for racing, although not always for cars. In fact, the first race ever held on the track was a motorcycle race!
Since that day, the Indy 500 track has gone on to host many different famous races such as the world renown Formula 1 race, the Brickyard 400 and of course, the Indy 500 itself.
But races are not the only source of entertainment found here! There’s also an 18 hole golf course, with two of the holes found inside the track, not to mention the Indy 500 museum and Hall of Fame, which was where we went directly after our tour.
The Hall of Fame is totally worth seeing and is very well done. While there you can see the first place winning cars from some of the very first days until up to thirty years ago, as well as all of the trophies.