IMS to allow campers for the weekend at this year’s IndyCar Grand Prix

Will Power, of Australia, steers his car during qualifying for the Grand Prix of Indianapolis auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Friday, May 8, 2015. Power won the pole for the race. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Indianapolis Motor Speedwaywill be offering an exciting experience at this year’s IndyCar Grand Prix.

For the first time, campers are welcome inside the speedway for the entire weekend, Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles and IndyCar driver Graham Rahal announced Thursday afternoon.

From the evening of May 11 through the morning of May 14, fans will be able to set up camp and enjoy all the road racing.

The cost to claim a camping spot will run roughly $125.

Boles spoke about the new opportunity:

And while we’ve had glamping for the Indy 500 over by the lake, what we haven’t had is people having the ability to bring their own RV, bring their own tent and be able to really camp and be a part of an event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. We really want families to come out and those hardcore race fans to come and enjoy it.”

IndyCar driver Graham Rahal said, “If you look at venues like Road America, you look at Mid-Ohio, so many of these races are successful because of the access that fans have and the atmosphere that it provides inside the track and we’ve never had that.”

It’s expected that 200-300 spots will be available.

The race is scheduled for May 13.

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