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Red Bull Air Race World Championship Fans Encouraged To Plan Ahead at IMS.com

Fans attending the second annual Red Bull Air Race World Championship on Oct. 14-15 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway are encouraged to “Plan Your Visit” through an interactive web page that serves as a home base for those headed to the track during this exciting race weekend.

The “Plan Your Visit” page – IMS.com/planyourvisit/red-bull-air-race – features detailed information about the entire fan experience during the Red Bull Air Race event weekend at IMS, including directions, parking, camping, facility map, racecourse map, event schedule, gate regulations, tickets, fan activities, ADA accessibility and much more.

Go North: Special Directions for Red Bull Air Race

Gate 2 (IMS Museum/tunnel entrance) is not an entry point for ticket holders for the Red Bull Air Race. Fans are instead encouraged to use Gates 9 and 10 on the north end of IMS, as these gates provide the quickest access to the Fan Midway and grandstands.

To beat the traffic and expedite your travel to the Speedway, remember to leave early and plan your route beforehand using the most up-to-date traffic information. To encourage early arrival, free parking will be provided in Lot 1B from 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 and Sunday, Oct. 15.

Please note that ongoing construction along 30th Street will impact Race Weekend travel. It is still best to plan your travel to IMS using routes that approach IMS from the north side of the venue.

Westbound 30th Street (from Lafayette Road)
On Sunday (Race Day ONLY), westbound traffic on 30th Street should use the left lane for North 40 (Gate 10/11) parking and the right lane for other parking options (Lots 1A/1B). Police officers will be assigned along 30th Street beginning at 9:30 a.m. to ensure drivers arrive safely. Please follow all instructions of the officers.

Eastbound 30th Street (from Georgetown Road)
At the intersection of 30th Street and Georgetown Road, vehicles will be allowed eastbound from Georgetown Road to enter Gate 10. Only those vehicles entering Gate 10 will be allowed east of Georgetown Road.

Parking

Public parking for the Red Bull Air Race is available in four IMS lots – Lot 1A, Lot 1B, North 40 and Lot 8 – on Saturday, Oct. 14 and Sunday, Oct. 15. Details:

Lot 1A (located on Georgetown Road, between Gate 9 and Gate 9A): $20 paid auto parking per day. Daily parking only, no overnight parking or camping is permitted.

Lot 1B (located on Georgetown Road, south of 30th Street): Free parking available between 9-10 a.m.; $20 paid auto parking per day after 10 a.m. Daily parking only, no overnight parking or camping is permitted.

North 40 (located inside the facility through Gate 10 off 30th Street): $20 paid auto parking per day. Daily parking only, no overnight parking or camping is permitted.

Lot 8 (located on Georgetown Road, north of Gate 7): $40 paid auto parking Sunday, $50 two-day paid auto parking permit for Saturday and Sunday. Daily parking only, no overnight parking or camping is permitted.

Public Gates

Public gates are open from 10-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. Gates open information:

Saturday: Gate 4 (credential only for Turn 2 Suite guests), Gate 6 (credential only), 7S (credential only for suite guests), Gate 9, Gate 10A, Gate 11A.

Sunday: Gate 4 (credential only for Turn 2 Suite guests), Gate 6 (credential only), 7S (credential only for suite guests), Gate 9, Gate 10A, Gate 11A, Gate 11C.

Camping

Pre-paid camping no longer is available for reservation at IMS.com. Fans can still purchase camping permits by visiting the IMS Ticket Office.

No Smoking in IMS Grandstands

Beginning with the Red Bull Air Race and continuing throughout the entire 2018 season and beyond, smoking (including cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, vapes and cigars) will not be permitted in any IMS grandstands. Fans wishing to smoke will be asked to do so 20 feet away from buildings and seating entrances. Smoking will continue to be allowed in the IMS infield. Signage will be visible around the IMS grandstands to remind fans about this policy.

Red Bull Air Race Street Parking Restrictions

To increase the safety and security of race patrons, the Speedway Police Department will restrict parking in selected areas around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Town of Speedway during the Red Bull Air Race weekend Oct. 14-15.

For general parking restrictions during this event in the Town of Speedway, please visit https://www.speedwayin.gov/egov/documents/1505759248_11088.pdf.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Speedway Police Department appreciate everyone’s cooperation during these temporary restrictions.

Additional Resources and Information

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.

No coolers larger than 18 inches by 14 inches by 14 inches can be brought into the facility, which will be strictly enforced. Fans will be allowed to bring one cooler and one standard backpack or book bag per person to all on-track events during the weekend.

For more information regarding access to IMS, visit IMS.com, follow @IMS on Twitter or download the IMS app for iPhone or Android. For additional information, follow on Twitter the Indiana State Police @IndStatePolice, the Speedway Police Department @SpeedwayPD or listen to radio stations WNFI-AM 1070 or WIBC-FM 93.1.

Visit IMS.com to purchase tickets for the Red Bull Air Race World Championship on Oct. 14-15 and for more information on the event weekend. An interactive Fan Guide for the event also is available at www.ims.com/RBARFanGuide.


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