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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Grand Prix of Beech Grove set to go

Beech Grove, Indiana (June 13, 2019) IBG —The inaugural Grand Prix of Beech Grove is set for this Sunday, June 16. Check out racers of all ages as they compete on a course set up in front of Hornet Park Community Center and will also include a portion of the south parking lot and the circle in front of Beech Grove High School. The event is sanctioned by the Southern Indiana Racing Association (SIRA) for karting.


Former IndyCar driver Sarah Fisher is supporting the race through her companies, Speedway Indoor Karting and the Whiteland Raceway Park."We've seen already the karting community, which is the basics, that's where a lot of the kids that get their chance at IMS start. So to get those families inside the loop and showcase the city of Beech Grove and what they've done to support this basis of racing is really awesome," Fisher said.

 It is the third event of the year for SIRA. Organizers expect races will begin in early afternoon and end at 5 p.m. Admission is free for spectators. Parking is available at the north and rear parking lots at the high school and in front of the Hornet Park Community Center.


A temporary course with protective barriers will be set up in front of the Hornet Park Community Center and include a portion of the south parking lot and the circle in front of Beech Grove High School.

Spectators are urged to bring their lawn chairs for comfort. Viewing sites include an area at the far west side of the football field. Vendors, including the Beech Grove Lions Club, will be on site as well as a variety of food trucks and show cars.

Organizers are hoping for about 150 teams, with several thousand more watching all the action.

SOURCE: SIRA Karting


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