Real Jobs Of Indy
I will let George stick to the technical aspects of qualifying–the speeds, who is on the pole and all the things you have come to Oilpressure to read. I will go off the beaten path and focus on the people that make everything run. Every year scores of people from the Indianapolis area, get up at 5 a.m. (earlier on the race day) and get ready to host the biggest sporting event of the year. What would it be like if there were trash all over (with the exception of the infield, which is probably like shoveling the sidewalk during a blizzard), you couldn’t get your favorite cold beer without standing in a mile-long line or get your souvenir program.
These are the unsung heroes of the speedway, the people often overlooked—unless they weren’t there—THEN you would miss them. I’m going to take this time to thank them and do a small photo album of the people I met who were just doing their jobs at Indy to make the race experience better us who make their annual trek to Indy.
Yes, I got stares from people—why on earth would someone take a picture of the Ecology guys or the Indy Commemorative Rifle Salesguy? Once people even began to gather—what “celebrity” is being photographed now? So here’s to the people who make our (and the racing team’s) experience better. They say everyone gets their 15 minutes of fame, but I’ve heard the internet lasts forever…