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heywoode
07-22-2008, 01:53 PM
Yes, I got incredibly lucky for the second time in a few months. The same company that hooked me up with Indy 500 tickets has better access for the Brickyard. We are sitting in the same Tower Terrace area, this time in section 55. This time we have access to the yellow flag hospitality room and pit passes from 10-11am.

If anyone has tips that we kinda discussed before/after the Indy 500, I would love to revisit the issue and hear some advice or feedback. I'm talking to you, Seth!

I assume this will get moved to Club Rio at some point, but I wanted it in the main forum to catch the eye of Seth and whomever else has info!

Thanks, heywoode

Kraft
07-22-2008, 01:57 PM
God, that race is hot. Two of the three I've went to were miserable. Asses-to-elbows with 400K people in 95 degree weather? Never again.

But have fun!

Bball
07-22-2008, 02:42 PM
I've never been to the BY400 so not many tips I can offer.

_Bball

heywoode
07-22-2008, 03:17 PM
I don't think it's supposed to be very hot this year. If it is, we will just hang in the hospitality room air conditioning and watch it on TV!

Justin Tyme
07-22-2008, 03:23 PM
When is the BY400?

What's going on in the Indy area the 2nd or 3rd weekend of Sept that motel prices are out of sight?

2minutes twowa
07-22-2008, 03:24 PM
God, that race is hot. Two of the three I've went to were miserable. Asses-to-elbows with 400K people in 95 degree weather? Never again.

But have fun!

Doubt it's anywhere near 400k this year. From what I hear, ticket sales are down for the 400 along with most of the nascar races. Let's hear it for our weak economy!!:dance:

2minutes twowa
07-22-2008, 03:26 PM
When is the BY400?

What's going on in the Indy area the 2nd or 3rd weekend of Sept that motel prices are out of sight?

Brickyard is July 27. The inaugural Red Bull Indianapolis GP is September 14.

duke dynamite
07-22-2008, 07:47 PM
Unfortunately I am not going this year. I was about to get my tickets then Kyle Busch won another race. I've boycotted going to NASCAR races until he loses a race. LOL

TheSauceMaster
07-22-2008, 09:47 PM
God, that race is hot. Two of the three I've went to were miserable. Asses-to-elbows with 400K people in 95 degree weather? Never again.

But have fun!

I'll agree with the exception of this year. It seems it's only going to be in the lower 80's this year. So unless the weather report changes dramatically in the next few days , it should be pretty nice this year.

I'm guessing ticket sales this year aren't good , I got a thing in the mail a week or so ago in the mail with ticket information etc. I always get my tickets with a friend on mine and we sit in the same seats every year. We sit smack dab in the middle of turns 3-4 , 3 rows from the top. I love the view and the seats. I know most the people who sit around me cause they are long time ticket holders also.

I always love to get there very early to tailgate and eat some grub and drink a few beers. :buddies:I'm not so sure why people are hating on Kyle Bush. I mean the fans did the same thing when Jeff Gordon was winning tons of races. I remember many brickyards where Jeff Gordon got boo'ed pretty bad. I'm not a Kyle Bush fan ethier..lol

Best advice is get there early and save yourself hours of waiting in traffic. You'll still have traffic , it just get's worse the later you go.

Kraft
07-23-2008, 05:34 AM
Park really far away and walk. It's healthy and less hassle. I hate lines.

heywoode
07-23-2008, 08:32 AM
We parked in the Coke lot for the Indy 500 and it was perfect. We had no problems coming in or going out, and it was fantastic entertainment walking back to the truck after the race and interacting with all the people who were trashed and camping in the Coke lot. I am certain we will do that again.

We have to be at the hospitality room at 930am or so to sign the waiver and put on pants to go in the pits, so we will be getting there plenty early. We were walking through tunnel 7 at 10am for the 500 and it worked out great, so we will be a half hour or more earlier than that for the BY400.
The feedback I was looking for relates to if there are any little known cool things that go on that are worth checking out. I will probably rent headphones this time just so I can listen to the radio chatter. Where do I get those from? Is there one place better than another to rent them at the track? How much can I expect to pay? Do I just turn them back in at the same place I got them from after the race is over?

Just general stuff like that...

TheSauceMaster
07-24-2008, 12:52 AM
We parked in the Coke lot for the Indy 500 and it was perfect. We had no problems coming in or going out, and it was fantastic entertainment walking back to the truck after the race and interacting with all the people who were trashed and camping in the Coke lot. I am certain we will do that again.

We have to be at the hospitality room at 930am or so to sign the waiver and put on pants to go in the pits, so we will be getting there plenty early. We were walking through tunnel 7 at 10am for the 500 and it worked out great, so we will be a half hour or more earlier than that for the BY400.
The feedback I was looking for relates to if there are any little known cool things that go on that are worth checking out. I will probably rent headphones this time just so I can listen to the radio chatter. Where do I get those from? Is there one place better than another to rent them at the track? How much can I expect to pay? Do I just turn them back in at the same place I got them from after the race is over?

Just general stuff like that...

The Coke lot is the best place to park , it is also the one that gets full fast for the brickyard. It's been years since I rented headphones , I invested in my own several years ago. I think normal prices are 35-50 dollars.

This is one of the companies that rent them at the Tracks.
http://racingelectronics.com

You can get a internet special where you pay online to rent a setup for $30.00 , that's a good deal. You can also get a 2 headset package for only 40.00 , but you need to order and pay online also. I'm not sure if they charge a deposit or not , couldn't find that info.

http://www.racingelectronics.net/index.php?event=store&action=details&cat=rentals&item=C-2&xsid=10ca5addf1ed2e4d3c0f79045b03ef09


Oh here is a map of where they will have trailers at the BY400
http://racingelectronics.com/indianapolismap.html



http://track-scan.com is the other company. I'll warn you though , they require a $300.00 deposit.



I attend a few races per year so I just bought my own setup.

http://www.amazon.com/Uniden-Scanner-featuring-Pre-Programmed-Frequencies/dp/B0002RJ0T8

http://www.amazon.com/Koss-QZ-99-Noise-Reduction-Stereophone/dp/B000051SD1/ref=pd_bxgy_e_text_b


You can also buy some from Nascar.com
http://store.nascar.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=1745448&cp=2056639.2056464

Bball
07-24-2008, 02:18 AM
Those Nascar Scanners are NOT in any way nearly as cool as the Uniden (or the Radio Shack Race Scanner which is actually the Uniden).

I've got both. The Proscan 100's will work but the features and ease of use of the Uniden easily will win out.

Also, don't get fooled by the headphones that come with the Proscans. What you think are headphones are actually earmuffs. The units come with earbuds that you'll never hear at the race unless you use the earmuffs. I suppose if your plan is to put them in when the race starts and take them off when the checkered flies then you might be OK. OTOH, if you are like me and just want to listen at certain points in the race, it's much easier to throw a set of headphones on/off than it is to untangle the earbuds, stick them in your ears, and then get the muffs and pop them on.

My next purchase is a set of headphones for the Uniden/Ratty O Shack Race Scanner.

I also imagine the headphones will have much better sound than the earbuds packaged with the Proscan... altho without anything to compare them to, the earbuds and muffs were certainly audible and work.

Also... I got my Proscan 100 at Big Lots for about $30.00
Nascar seems to be getting a 'bit' more!

-Bball

heywoode
07-24-2008, 08:08 AM
WOW! Thanks for the bevy of information regarding headphones, both of you!

I greatly appreciate it. You guys rock!

Jonathan
07-24-2008, 12:20 PM
I won tickets to the Miller Light VIP Tent Party Saturday. I was wondering if anybody else will be going to this event from 12-3.

heywoode
07-24-2008, 08:40 PM
nope. sorry dude. I'll be in the Yellow Flag Room under the Tower Terrace grandstand.

Jonathan
07-28-2008, 04:34 PM
I really Respect Tony George and what he said about yesterday's Race

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080728/SPORTS/80728067

He is 100% Right.