98th Annual Indianapolis 500 and Snake Pit Ball@Indianapolis May 2014

It’s the 98th edition of the Indianapolis 500 and the city was filled with events starting May 1st!A special thank you goes out to the 500 Festival staff including Kyle Clifton 500festival.com The Canadian fans weren’t the only ones shouting out loud for”Hinchcliffe Town” unfortunately a crash close to the end of the races ended the Canuck’s run to win the race. But Ryan Hunter-Reay wasn’t able to predict a victory on Sunday until he lifted his left arm into the air as he crossed the yard of bricks a few feet ahead of Helio Castroneves. With just 0.0600 seconds separating the two cars, the finish was the second-closest in Indy 500 history, ending an exciting six-lap back and forth fight in which Hunter-Reay and Castroneves traded the lead four times.
The 500 Festival Snakepit Ball was back for its 11th year. Took place in the Indiana Roof Ballroom, the race-eve traditional event has been known as “The place to see the stars.” The Snakepit Ball was a black-tie/evening gown gala that includes red carpet arrivals by celebrities such as “The First Lady Of Racing: Linda Vaughn” and season six “The Voice” winner Josh Kaufman.
Only two years away from the 100th anniversary of the Indy 500, we look forward to next year’s festivities and race at the Brickyard.


It was the 98th edition of the Indianapolis 500 and the city was filled with events starting May 1st!A special thank you goes out to the 500 Festival staff including Kyle Clifton 500festival.com The Canadian fans weren’t the only ones shouting out loud for “Hinchcliffe Town.”

 

Unfortunately a crash close to the end of the race ended the Canuck’s run to win the race. But Ryan Hunter-Reay wasn’t able to predict a victory on Sunday until he lifted his left arm into the air as he crossed the finish line at the Brickyards a few feet ahead of Helio Castroneves.

 

With just 0.0600 seconds separating the two cars, the finish was the second-closest in Indy 500 history, ending an exciting six-lap back-and-forth fight in which Hunter-Reay and Castroneves traded the lead four times.

 
The 500 Festival Snakepit Ball was back for its 11th year. Taking place in the Indiana Roof Ballroom, the race-eve traditional event has been known as “The place to see the stars.” The Snakepit Ball was a black-tie/evening-gown gala that includes red carpet arrivals by celebrities such as “The First Lady Of Racing: Linda Vaughn” and season six “The Voice” winner Josh Kaufman.

 
Only two years away from the 100th anniversary of the Indy 500, we look forward to next year’s festivities and race at the Brickyards.