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Discussion in 'Racing' started by Uncle Duke, Apr 15, 2012.
That's why every good bike nut also has a Kombi or a ute........
I need 4 rooms. I called 22 of them around City Center. One would accommodate me for just about $400/night/room...
I booked my rooms about 12 miles out of town, but downtown Indy is where the action is except for Saturday Night for the Mile. BTW, call the promoter directly and pick your seats to save a lot of money. In my impatience for a return call, I went ahead with Ticketmaster and they not only ripped my face off with fees, but I really couldn't pick my exact seats. The two companies I hate more than Goldman Sachs are Ticketmaster and Stubhub...
Oh well, see yah there! Whoot!
Sent in my app yesterday and got confirmation today that I will be assigned to flagging and communications! Thanks Ken....really looking forward to it.
I forwarded the link to a few friends that I always attend with and the MSTA mailing list.
Excellent and thank you! By the way, I've been staying at the Motel 6/Speedway, which is an absolute dump but it is very cheap (in every regard) and very close to the Speedway. This place was once on the USAC recommended list but its so crappy, USAC won't list them. Way I figure it, its a step above camping, its got flush toilets and during race weekend it fills up with our Brethren, a majority of which are NOT chrome-laden cruisers!
If you can find a better place that doesn't cost an arm and a leg, go for it. If you get desperate, I'm sure they will have rooms. Its that shitty.....consider it an adventure!
Embassy Suites North still has rooms available...even though the price jumped from $119 a night that it has been the last 3 years I was there to $179. BUT... all of the rooms have a sleeper sofa along with a king bed in the bedroom.
I hate being on the fence about this as I want to give Ducati first dibs of my services (worked Ducati Island last year) but the view is definitely better from corner worker stands!
I sent my application in. Hoping to give it a go, sounds like a fun time.
We have attended 3 of the MotoGP races at Indy and each time stayed in a different part of the city. Last year thanks to Uncle Duke we worked at the track and reserved a room at the Airport Ramada, it was a suprisingly great choice. Great room, great location it put us about 10 minutes from the track with a really easy drive, they have free breakfast if you want it and for our 4 night stay it was less than $350.00
There are a few hotels in this area and you are within walking distance to a few resturants as well although if you are working at the track they take care of you reallllly well when it comes to meals.
Just thought i'd throw this information out there, i've made our reservations once again there and had no problem getting a room at all.
I'll be camping in the toy hauler. Got room for one couple or a dude. If any one wants a ride out from the VA and setting up across from the track in the free camping area.
A'int deluxe accommodations but help with the fuel to get it there and you are welcome to join me.
shower, terlit, cooking, AC, and a place to sleep. Can't beat it.
Glad to see you are coming back Steverino. Hullabaloo and I will be back again as well. See you there.
BTW I paid $38 a night last year. Hot wire is your friend.
I turned in my application last night and this morning, I received a call from Indy. I made it! This will be my first time doing anything like this. I'm really looking forward to it! Thanks Uncle Duke!
For anyone out there thinking about doing this - don't, just sign up for a great experience.
I have been with the medical team at Phillip Island for over ten years for both WSBK and 500's/MotoGP and it's been a real privilege to meet so many great riders and team members over the years. Down here the riders are pretty relaxed as the crowds are a lot less than Europe so it's easy to grab a photo and have a quick chat. Probably the nicest guy is Colin Edwards - he's an honorary Aussie as his old man is one and he usually has a bunch of family supporting him. Casey is a shy young guy but he's matured over the last couple of years and doesn't rely on his old man quite as much.I also met Marco a week before he died and he was a very polite young guy.
Ken, I'm already planning my trip for 2013 - hopefully. Do you know who organises the medical coverage for this event?
Here's a couple of photo's of a fat hairy bloke and a few stars to get you in the mood:
I applied this morning, fingers crossed.
App competed :
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What about Austin 2013??? It's on my radar, Indy never seems to work out with my schedule.
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Come visit in the camping area. Look for this rig...
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It's only about 35 days till the Indy race. My wife and I looking forward to making the trip again this year.
Thought I'd see if I could get this thread revived. So who's in this year?