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Indy Cars at St. Petersburg

Okay, confession time. I’m a speed freak. Jets, drag racing, NASCAR. But especially Grand Prix or Indy Cars as they call it now a days. Where they race cars AND turn right AND actually use the brake and clutch.  I know, I know…”But you can’t see the whole race”.  But who does? You’re going to be in line for the Can when that career ending crash happens at NASCAR.

The In-laws thought I didn’t like NASCAR. But the X scored tickets and tossed me a seat for a truck race.

Daddy/Daughter Day. You may sigh now.

In the stands I lit up. They didn’t know you do the wave at the green flag. Duh.,  X said,  “But I thought you hate NASCAR?”. “I hate to WATCH IT ON TV.” I replied. It’s like golf or soccer. Fun to be there but BORING to watch. Take me to the track where you can smell the fuel. Feel the noise. Oh yeah.

SO today it’s Indies at Saint Pete. They’re coming to Vegas 16 October. Oh yeah, I’m saving for tickets.

If you’re coming with me…..here’s some do’s and don’ts.

Prohibited Actions

Strict security measures have been put in place to ensure an enjoyable experience for all event guests. Violating these policies may warrant ejection or arrest

  • Abuse of intoxicants
  • Carrying food and drinks over bridges or track crossings
  • Disorderly conduct/fighting/profanity
  • Placing cups on walls
  • Running/jogging
  • Standing on grandstand seats
  • Standing or sitting in walkways, grandstand aisles, and ramps
  • Smoking in grandstands, suites, bridges, tunnel, or buildings
  • Spitting tobacco
  • Throwing or kicking objects

Please note that prostitution is Not Listed. Intoxicants? That is way inclusive. No booze, pot, Qualudes, spray paint or glue. Jeez Louise, why go?

Prohibited Items List

None of the listed prohibited items may be left in or around the gate area. We ask all patrons to leave any non-essential, prohibited items at home, or locked in the trunk of your vehicle. The following items are not permitted on the race site:

  • Audio/Video recording devices
  • Coolers
  • Folding chairs
  • Food and beverage
  • Frisbees, helium balloons, or inflatable items of any kind

    Rosie and Kurt Busch.

  • Golf carts for personal use
  • Glass bottles/containers, cans (including aerosol)
  • Handbills or samples are not to be distributed or placed on the grounds without the expressed written pre-approval of the event organizers
  • Laptop computers
  • Large bags, including but not limited to: duffel and grocery bags, luggage
  • Laser lights and pointers
  • Motorcycles or off-road vehicles (including ATVs, ATCs, dune bug bicycles)
  • Pets (service animals excepted)
  • Skateboards, rollerblades, roller-skates, scooters, or bicycles

Skateboards are illegal everywhere so that’s a given. But pets? Come on. Inflatable items? Does that mean my girl friend stays home with my cat? Please note that guns and knives aren’t on the list. Hell  yes!

Well… I’m going back to the race. Simona De Silvestro is currently in fourth place and Danica Patrick is back there in 12th.

 

Simona DeSilvesto

Danica Patrick

Danica Patrick


{ 1 comment… add one }
  • walt313 April 29, 2014, 08:29

    Elan,
    Ummm…I’m pretty sure this isn’t spam. But it looks like Babelfish isn’t working for ya Buddy.
    Thanks for the post.

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