Jeff had a great time reading through your posts about how the Indianapolis Motor Speedway should celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the first Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. All the suggestions were great, and in the coming weeks many of you will recognize that not only did you have good ideas, but the Speedway has put plans in place to make them a reality! You’re going to see not only a focus on our incredible history, but a look forward to the IMS role in shaping motorsport and automobile technology in the 21st century – stay tuned.
From all your feedback it is readily apparent you love your legends and so we will be issuing invitations to all the living veterans of the Indy 500 to come “Back Home Again in Indiana.” You will also see an incredible array of automobiles from classic cars to muscle cars and vintage pace cars to virtually every Indy 500-winning race car that still exists today. And that’s just the beginning. But let’s take a look at the video below as the IMS videographers caught up with our CEO in his office late last week.
Just one more thing – before you watch the video we want to pose another question and very much want your feedback. Jeff would like to know:
“What can IMS do to improve your experience at any of our major events: the Indy 500, the Brickyard 400 or MotoGP”
Preparations for the 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500 Mile Race – “The Most Important Race in History” – are underway. We are planning some special events for next May and will be making a series of announcements about these offerings in the coming weeks and months. There has never been a more exciting time at the Speedway as we will not only be celebrating our rich history but looking ahead to the next 100 years.
Our top priority is to reach out to our fans. We have taken surveys, introduced our Indy 500 Fan Rewards program and begun holding monthly “Fan Pit Stops” to hear directly from focus group-sized gatherings of fans about how we can improve their experiences at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Our latest communication effort is happening right here – what we are calling our IMS Fan Connection. Through this channel we want to make a direct connection between you and our President and CEO Jeff Belskus. Jeff wants to hear your thoughts and concerns, but mostly how everyone at the Speedway can help you have a terrific experience whenever you visit us.
Check out some interviews with a few of our Senior Account Ticket Holders:
We would like to get started with hearing your thoughts about what we should do to celebrate the 2011 Indianapolis 500. We know you all have great memories, favorite drivers past and present and opinions about which of the iconic race cars that took to the track were truly the most special.
Let’s get started! Please ask questions or make suggestions about what you think the Speedway should do to celebrate the 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500 – the Most Important Race in History.