To the important thing, the events around the Month of May in Indy, it's more than just a race and you really get the feeling of a community spirit and pleasure in Speedway towards the event as a whole and one of the events is the Festival on Main Street. The Road shuts down, bars, live music, games, slides, zip-wires and throwing a bag in a hole game. It is also a great chance to sample the local brewery's and beverages...
Roll on Saturday morning, Race Day! Bright, not so much, breezy, very. nippy. A huge shout out to Dan from Honda HPD, your hospitality has been gratefully appreciated, especially the proper sausages, not those flat things!
So race wise today, all four series are on track, Pro Mazda first, USF2000, Indy Lights and finally the Angie's List GP of Indianapolis. It is something of mixed up grid, combined with the long fast straight going into the ridiculous bottle neck of turn one, just a suggestion, open it up a little to give an opportunity for cars to at least complete lap one.
Just a side note, qualifying for the 500 will be live on BT Sport next weekend, details on times and channels to follow, again, thank you to everyone who gave their time and input into our survey a while back, again our coverage keeps getting better!
First race of the day, Pro Mazda, if you have been following the series so far this year, you won't need me to tell you who won...
There will be no diary for the next few days, I'm in Chicago watching some Cubs, listening to some blues and being a good tourist going up the towers!