IMRRC Offering Indy 500 Tickets
The International Motor Racing Research Center is offering three tickets to the 100th Anniversary 2016 Indianapolis 500 in a raffle to raise operating funds.
The tickets were donated by The Rev. Michael and Susan Hartney of Watkins Glen in memory of Michael H. “Jack” Hartney, an Indy 500 fan who attended the 1948 race, returning for more than 50 consecutive years beginning in 1960. Jack died in December 2014.
The Indy 500 tickets are for Grandstand C, Section 6, located opposite the entrance to the pits and north pit stalls. The seats are completely covered. Each ticket also includes garage area admission on Race Day, Sunday, May 29, after the race.
The three tickets are offered as a single prize. The price per chance is just $30. Only 500 chances will be sold.
The winning raffle ticket will be drawn at the Center on Saturday, May 14, at 1 p.m., allowing time for the winner to make travel arrangements.
Tickets may be purchased until 12:30 p.m. on May 14.
The drawing precedes a talk about 1950s-era Indy racer Ray Crawford. Andrew Layton, author of “Ray Crawford – Speed Merchant: A California Grocer’s Love Affair with Risk, From P-38 Lightnings to the Indianapolis 500,” will be the speaker.
The Center is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization. The purchase price of non-winning raffle tickets is a tax-deductible donation.
To purchase raffle tickets, call the Center at (607) 535-9044, send a check to IMRRC, 610 S. Decatur St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891; or email Glenda Gephart, Center director of administration, at email@example.com with contact information.