Unser Jr. wins first Indy Legends Pro-Am

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH)  – Al Unser Jr. and his amateur partner, Peter Klutt, won the first ever Charity Indy Legends Pro-Am at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday.

“It was awesome,” said Unser Jr.  “Any time you win at Indy, no matter what you’re in, it’s a great day.”

It was the premiere event of the first ever Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational, which was a series of races featuring over 700 classic cars, spanning a century.

26 former Indy 500 starters participated in the Pro-Am.  Six-time 500 participant Eliseo Salazar finished second while two-time Indianapolis 500 starter Willy T. Ribbs finished third.  It was a 40 minute timed race on the IMS road course.

“Every time you get behind the wheel and strap down, it’s race time,” said Ribbs.  “We could be in rental cars going back to the hotel, and if somebody gets to the stop light and goes like this, we’re racing.”

Organizers plan on the event returning to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway next year.

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