What you need to know for the 2016 Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– The 2016 Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis is nearly here, and there are plenty of events scheduled at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the days leading up to the race.

According to IMS, children age 12 and under will receive free general admission to any 2016 IMS event if accompanied by an adult general admission ticket holder. Any person, regardless of age, must have a ticket for a reserved seating area. Reserved seats will grant the ticket holder full general admission access.

For this year’s Grand Prix, Indiana native and acclaimed young adult fiction author John Green will drive the 2016 Corvette Stingray Coupe pace car.

Parking and camping:

Information regarding parking and camping through IMS can be found here. Prices start at $20 for parking and $35 for camping.

  • Free public parking: Fans seeking to take advantage of free parking must enter through Gate 10 and access the facility via 30th Street. They will be directed to North 40 parking. This is the only free parking option and is available while space remains.
  • Pedestrian Gate Entry: The following gates are available for pedestrian entry and walk-up cash ticket purchases: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 South, 9, 10A and 12.
  • Gate 2 & Credentialed Parking: Fans should know that Gate 2 is not accessible via car without a credentialed parking pass. In addition, if you have a Turn 3 credentialed parking pass, you must enter through Gate 10 and not Gate 2.

Weather:

Weather forecast

Weather forecast

According to CBS4 Meteorologist Chris Wright, plan on a mostly sunny sky with a good chance of rain in the evening Friday.

Race day will bring much colder air with a chance of rain in the morning. Highs will top out in the upper 50s.

Click here for the latest weather information. The Grand Prix will run rain or shine.

Schedule and tickets:

Friday, May 13: Qualifications Day (Purchase tickets here – $20)

  • 8 a.m. – Gates open
  • 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Ticket office opens
  • 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. – IMS Midway opens
  • 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. – USF2000 qualifying
  • 10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. – Pro Mazda qualifying
  • 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. – Verizon IndyCar Series practice
  • 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Ivy Tech garage tours
  • 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – USF2000 driver autograph session – IndyCar Fan Village
  • 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Pro Mazda driver autograph session – IndyCar Fan Village
  • 12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. – Indy Lights qualifying
  • 1 p.m. – 1:40 p.m. – USF2000 Race #1
  • 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. – IndyCar driver autograph session – IndyCar Fan Village
  • 1:55 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. – Pro Mazda Race #1
  • 3 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. – Verizon IndyCar Series qualifying
  • 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Indy Lights Race #1
  • 6 p.m. – Gates Close

Saturday, May 14: Race Day (Purchase tickets here – Reserve tickets start at $41, general admission is $30)

  • 8 a.m. – Gates open
  • 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Ticket office opens
  • 8 a.m. – 3:50 p.m. – IMS Midway opens
  • 9:45 a.m. – 10:05 a.m. – Indy Lights warm up
  • 10:20 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. – Pro Mazda race #2
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Verizon IndyCar Series warm up
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Indy Lights driver autograph session – IndyCar Fan Village
  • 12:15 p.m. – 12:55 p.m. – USF2000 Race #2
  • 12:30 p.m. – Andretti car unveil – Pagoda Plaza
  • 1:25 p.m. – 2:25 p.m. – Indy Lights race #2
  • 3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Bronze Badge holder grid walk
  • 3 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. – Driver introductions
  • 3:26 p.m. – Invocation – Mark Schuitema
  • 3:27 p.m. – National Anthem
  • 3:43 p.m. – “Drivers Start Your Engines”
  • 3:50 p.m. – Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis – 82 Laps
  • 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Post race track invasion
  • 7 p.m. – Gates close

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