New IMS scoring pylon put in place

(WISH Photo/Chopper 8)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A new, more modern scoring pylon at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been put in place.

Chopper 8 flew over Speedway Wednesday morning and captured the tower’s lights glowing around Daybreak.

Crews removed the old 97-foot scoring pylon at the end of June. It had been there since 1994 and replaced one that had been there since 1959.

“While there’s some sadness, there’s also some excitement that we’re going to see the third pylon that’s going to go up here,” IMS president Doug Boles said back in June. “It’s what we’re going to be used to for future generations at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but what we’re looking forward to is now we have the video capabilities to really communicate to our fans in the seats in a way that we never have before.”

(WISH Photo/Chopper 8)
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