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Indianapolis hits 100 with special celebration

Indianapolis hits 100 with special celebration

Track centenary commemorated with extended museum opening and photo event.

One of the oldest venues featured on the MotoGP calendar, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway reaches an historic milestone on Friday, March 20th. The legendary roadracing location, which will this year run its second MotoGP World Championship race on the purpose-built motorcycle track, celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2009, and has taken the opportunity for a special photo event.

To commemorate the signing of the company’s articles of incorporation a century ago to the day, fans will be given free admission to the IMS Hall of Fame Museum and a photo opportunity with the ‘Founding Fathers’ –actors dressed in period costume.

The Museum will stay open until 6.30pm, with free admission for the final two hours of the day.

The first race to take place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway involved motorcycles, and a renovated version of one of the bikes used –a 1909 Indian- was used by Nicky Hayden for the MotoGP track’s inauguration.

MotoGP, 2009

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