Kicking Off The Month Of May
You know the racing season is kicking off when the sounds off IndyCars hit the track at the World's Greatest Race Course....Indianapolis Motor Speedway. For the 3rd year the month was kicked off by a road race at the famed oval. With the rain gods teasing us for most of the weekend, we lucked out except for about 30 minutes at the end of the day on Thursday. It was warm all week except for Saturday, where someone left the A/C on high....it was very cold but with the help of USAC and IndyCar we were able to make a tough situation a little more bearable. The weekend for the most part was uneventful except whenever I showed up at a station. I was fortunate to have several LEC members be a part of the team throughout the weekend. We ended up with 54 flaggers for the weekend and 14 of those were LEC members. The flagging and communication all weekend was strong and IndyCar was very pleased throughout the weekend. In addition, we may have been able to convince some of our newer flaggers and Indy to come over to Mid-Ohio to experience something different and continue your their training to be top notch flaggers. Despite the changing conditions everyone seemed to have a good time. Look forward to SVRA back at the Speedway in June.
Thanks to Stu Kerr for sharing some photos from Indy.