Officials: New security at IMS paying off

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SPEEDWAY, Ind. (WISH) – Police, Fire and EMS workers were cautiously optimistic at 1 a.m. Sunday morning. After a shooting and a stabbing last year, new security measures including assigned wristbands for the RV lots seemed to help stop the violence.

Fans weren’t allowed into a RV camper lot unless you had a designated wristband and there was a 1 a.m. curfew in the lots.

Partiers obviously were everywhere and so were police. Patrols were on the roads as well as inside the Camper Lots. Security at the entrance of Lot 1-A said the wristband system was a good idea in theory but can’t be perfected

EMS reported few injuries mostly related to too much sun and dehydration as well as excessive use of alcohol. According to Indianapolis EMS PIO, Carl Rochelle some people were looked at for cuts and sprains.

“We’re a little bit lighter this evening than we have been in years past,” said Rochelle. “We’re seeing the same types of injuries. Since 7 p.m. we’ve had 10 calls for service with three transports so very calm.”

They also say weather was a factor. It was a little bit cooler and emergency responders say that could have played a role in the uneventful evening. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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