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Campers Face Burn Ban at Indy Speedway

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July 25, 2012 by   - () Leave a Comment

Click here to watch a video about the following story from WTYV-TV, Indianapolis.

As the cars get revved up for Super Weekend at the Brickyard, Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) officials are prepping for pumped up fans.

"Well, I think we're all very excited this weekend," IMS VP of Communications Doug Boles said.

Cooling stations are already in place, and so is a burn ban.

"So we've got this burn ban in effect for Speedway. We're not allowing charcoal grills either inside the facility or on the campgrounds. And no bonfires whatsoever in the campgrounds," he explained.

Gas grills, however, are allowed. And coolers should be permitted, even if they are slightly larger than the size limit.

Fans can expect different sights. With three different series competing during Super Weekend, they will see the Speedway transform.

"We've never had to convert from oval to road course in less than a couple of weeks, so to convert it twice in 30 hours is going to be a bit of a challenge for our crew," said Boles.

The NASCAR garages will move into Moto GP/F1 garages, which will allow fans to see inside from just a few yards away.

"So we're hoping it gives fans more views of what's going on inside garages, not just on the track," Boles said.

 

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