This racing story comes from
courtesy of ‘Offical No Fenders Photographer ‘CARPETS... Indianapolis
Last Thursday evening I went by the Flag Room, a well known watering hole & eatery nearby the Indianapolis Motor Speedway - where Barb Hellyer has started showing old racing movies in there on Thursday nights.
Barb grew up with racing in
. She worked for A.J. Foyt, USAC, NHRA, Pennsylvania , and who knows how many other places. Last Thursday night the movies featured Sprint cars and tracks around the country. Some went back as far as 1929 but most were 1960's-70's. Indianapolis Raceway Park
One of the tracks was
Jungle Park here in ; where two of the turns were dirt with the other two being asphalt. Drivers such as “Super Tex,” (Foyt) Mario, (Andretti) ‘Gordie, ( Gordon Johncock) “Lone Star JR,” (Johnny Rutherford) Lee Kunzman, Pancho Carter and Eddie Sach's were some of the starting field there... Can you imagine today's IndyCar drivers doing that? Indiana
Seated at the table with us was Johnny Parsons, Jr. and it was pretty cool listening to him and Barb tell about the different tracks. I’ll be going back this Thursday evening.
So if you’re looking for something to do in Speedway, Indiana this coming Thursday night, then you may want to check out this event - as I’m assuming it starts sometime around 7PM Eastern? *Although I don’t know the specifics...)