Just so everyone won't think nothing is being done on this meet, I want to update with what's been happening.
First, John, Ken and I have been trying to get a good weekend when the club could get a good hotel block, good happenings at the track or in the area, and hopefully a lap on the track. The lap on the track had been the major sticking point as GM has a long term support arrangement with the track, so getting a DC product into the track [for a group run with Dieter in the lead in a Viper - lol ] during "key event" periods supported by the Corvette/Chevy group is not normally possible. However, I have recently learned that there are two possible days when we might get on the track in May. One is Community Day, the 23rd which is a Wednesday, and the other, if qualification days 1 & 2 [12 & 13 May] not rained out like last year, would be on the 19th [Saturday] which is the day they have Indiana Mayors Breakfast along with crowning of the Festival Queen, and then the Festival royal court gets a parade lap around the track. The breakfast event draws about 800 people and runs $60 per person, with tables of 10 @ $750 [yeah, I know, why more for less?], but the cost includes some extras, and if the weather is good and the track officials agree, could involve a lap for ticketed breakfast goers sometime around 0700-0800. It must be all done by 0800 when the breakfast starts behind the Pagoda area. In the last few years the 3rd qualification day [the 19th] has not normally seen much qualification action because there have been a limited number of entries, so it and Bump Day [the 20th] has usually ended up as practice days since everyone is already qualified. Anyway, I have asked John to line up a hotel block of 17-21 May and to see what he can do about getting a good, reasonable hotel, fairly close to the track. He has been scouting some over the last few weeks. I plan on talking again with the Indy folks about passes to the garage/pit area, a club parking area and maybe a show and shine [perhaps with the public voting on the best of show car, etc. as they pass into the facility] I will get some definitive stuff up along with an Agenda as soon as we can get a feel for the details. But mark your calendars for that week and we will see what happens. I already have a sign in mind if we can get a lap. "300M INDY RACER or 300M INDY RUNNER" have a nice ring to them. More as it becomes available to me.