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August 13, 2013 | By Tom Surber
Fans attending the Red Bull Indianapolis GP on Aug. 16-18 are encouraged to plan for traffic and follow the KNOW YOUR ZONE driving routes and parking program established by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Fans should plan their routes ahead of time for an easier, more efficient drive to the track. The KNOW YOUR ZONE program is designed to help Speedway guests identify the best driving routes to parking lots located near their respective seating locations.
Fans attending the three-day Red Bull Indianapolis GP at IMS will find free infield parking limited due to the road-course setup used for the event. Fans wanting to park within the 2.5-mile oval are encouraged to enter from 30th Street and enter the North Tunnel Gate/Gate 10, where they will be directed to park in the infield near Turn 3 of the oval. This includes all motorcycle traffic, except for fans riding motorcycles with reserved seats who purchased parking passes for the IMS Hall of Fame Museum parking lot. All motorcycle riders entering the facility through Gate 10 may park their vehicles for free on the backstretch of the IMS oval.
Additional free parking outside the oval will be in the Lot 7 (North 40) parking lot accessible off of 30th Street. There will be no public parking access through Gate 2 on 16th Street, which will be open for credential and disabled parking only.
The track opens at 7 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 for the Moto3 race at 11 a.m., the Moto2 race at 12:20 p.m., the Red Bull Indianapolis GP at 2 p.m., the AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley Davidson Series race at 3:30 p.m. and the FIM eRoadRacing World Cup race at 4:30 p.m.
“All roads Lead to Indy” driving routes have been created by the Indiana State Police and match KNOW YOUR ZONE colors at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
For more information about the KNOW YOUR ZONE program, including details about special ticket and parking packages, visit www.ims.com/knowyourzone.
Follow these recommended routes for limited free parking via 30th Street (Gate 10).
From I-465: Use Exit 17 (38th Street) and proceed east (turn right from northbound, turn left from southbound) on 38th Street, turn south (right) on Moller Road, turn east (left) on 30th Street, the Lot entrance is on the right.
From Southbound I-65: Use Exit 119 (38th Street) and proceed to the Kessler Boulevard North Drive exit, turn south (right) on Kessler Boulevard North Drive, turn west (right) onto 30th Street, Gate 10 will be on the left.
From Northbound I-65: Use Exit 116 (29th/30th Street) and proceed straight past 29th Street, turn west (left) on 30th Street, Gate 10 is on the left.
From I-70 West of Indianapolis (Eastbound): Use Exit 69 (I-465 North/I-74 West) and follow I-465 directions seen above.
From I-70 East of Indianapolis (Westbound): Use Exit 83B (I-65 North toward Chicago), Merge onto I-65 North, use Exit 116 (30th Street), continue straight, turn west (left) on 30th Street, continue west on 30th Street, the entrance is on the left.
Fans leaving IMS following all races during the Red Bull Indianapolis GP weekend should be aware that whatever direction they are sent, they will never be more than 1 to 4 miles away from a main Interstate artery. Officers will direct traffic in the quickest, most efficient way and may suddenly change routes due to traffic congestion.
In an effort to increase the safety and security of race patrons, Georgetown Road will be closed between 16th Street on the south and 25th Street on the north beginning at 7 a.m. on Race Day, Sunday, Aug. 18. Upon completion of the races, Georgetown Road will remain closed to vehicular traffic until the vast majority of race pedestrian foot traffic clears from the roadway up to one hour after the race.
Also closed on Race Day from noon until the end of the race will be 16th Street between Olin Avenue on the east to Georgetown Road on the west. In addition, 16th Street will not be accessible from Polco Street, which will be blocked at 10th Street.
Traffic traveling east on Crawfordsville Road from the west will be turned around at Georgetown Road. Traffic traveling west on 16th Street from downtown will be diverted south on Olin Avenue.
The Speedway Police Department has enacted a number of restricted parking areas for all three days of the Red Bull Indianapolis GP at IMS. For detailed information on those restrictions visit: http://www.townofspeedway.org/egov/docs/1375374836884.htm.
Drivers can learn the locations of work zones and highway restrictions by calling INDOT’s TrafficWise at 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) or viewing an online map at www.TrafficWise.IN.gov. ISP will offer updates on traffic and parking on Twitter and Facebook.
Fans also can learn more about Race Day traffic tips at www.in.gov/isp/2967.htm.
A series of eight videos showing fans the best routes to access various parking lots from all directions for the Red Bull Indianapolis GP is available at www.ims.com/how2park. Each video offers step-by-step instructions, featuring audio and Google Earth maps.
All taxis will drop off customers at Main Street and Gilman Street just south of IMS. Following the race, all taxis will stage at Main and Gilman to pick up customers.
IMS will enforce a new one cooler-per-person rule, and the size of each cooler can be no larger than 18 inches by 14 inches by 14 inches. Coolers may be hard-or soft-sided. Fans will be allowed to bring one cooler and one standard backpack or book bag per person.
2013 Red Bull Indianapolis GP tickets: Tickets are on sale for the 2013 Red Bull Indianapolis GP MotoGP event. Visit www.ims.com/tickets, call (800) 822-INDY or (317) 492-6700 or visit the IMS Ticket Office at the IMS Administration Building at the corner of Georgetown Road and 16th Street between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday-Friday.
Tickets for groups of 20 or more also are available. Contact the IMS Group Sales Department at (866) 221-8775 for more information.
Information on camping at IMS during the Red Bull Indianapolis GP is available at www.ims.com/tickets. Hotel package information can be found at visitindy.com/redbullhotels.