Back in the day, the same guys who raced in the Indianapolis 500 would take their cars to the dirt mile. For 100 laps.
Today, same track, but now they race the wicked fast Silver Crown sprint cars.
Sadly, I've never been to the Hoosier Hundred, but I hope to rectify that tonight with kids in tow.
To commemorate this grand race, my run today included a mile on dirt. The dog and I headed to my neighborhood trail, and repeated loops until I eclipsed a mile.
Here's some race information for those locals who want to soak up some of the racing goodness:
Friday, May 28, 2010 – Hoosier Hundred USAC Silver Crown Cars & UMP Modified
Numbers: 2.6 miles, mostly on trail, before heading out to Carb Day.