Here’s what’s to come from IndyCar/MRTI at the 2016 PRI Show
The Performance Racing Industry trade show in Indianapolis runs this week and is expected to feature a number of IndyCar-related announcements.
Most if not all sessions will be streamed on IndyCar.com.
Here is what to come over the next couple days, with IndyCar noting on Wednesday what events are coming out. All times are ET. The event is open to those inside the industry:
Thursday, Dec. 10
WHAT: Juan Pablo Montoya & Bobby Unser Q&A Session, 11 a.m.
Two living legends of open-wheel racing join together for an on-stage Q&A session as two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya of Team Penske sits down with three-time Indianapolis 500 champion Bobby Unser to talk about their place in the history of the sport, the upcoming 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 and much more.
WHAT: PIRTEK Team Murray Announcement, Noon
PIRTEK Team Murray announcement with Taya Kyle, widow of “American Sniper” Chris Kyle, in association with the team’s entry in the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500, which will be driven by Matthew Brabham.
* Matthew Brabham, PIRTEK Team Murray INDYCAR driver
* Taya Kyle, Chris Kyle Frog Foundation
* Brett “Crusher” Murray, Team Partner
WHAT: Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Sponsorship Announcement, 1 p.m.
Indianapolis 500 winner and current INDYCAR team owner Bobby Rahal sits down for a live Q&A session which includes an announcement about a 2016 sponsorship for the team’s Verizon IndyCar Series entry.
WHAT: USF2000 Car Unveil, 2 p.m.
Representatives from the Mazda Road to Indy developmental series will unveil renderings for the new Tatuus USF-17 car that is set to debut in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda in 2017.
* Dan Andersen, Owner of Andersen Promotions
* John Doonan, Director of Mazda Motorsports
WHAT: Mazda Road to Indy Team Announcements, 2:30 p.m.
Juncos Racing and RJB Racing will make separate driver announcements for the upcoming 2016 season.
Friday, Dec. 11
WHAT: Dale Coyne 2016 Driver Announcement, 11 a.m.
Officials at Dale Coyne Racing announce a 2016 sponsorship agreement, the driver of its full-time Verizon IndyCar Series entry and the driver of its one-off entry in the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500.
WHAT: James Hinchcliffe Radio Show, 1 p.m.
James Hinchcliffe hosts his popular XM Satellite Radio show “The Mayor On Air” live from the INDYCAR booth at the PRI show. Featured guests TBD.
WHAT: 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 & Project 100, 2 p.m.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles discusses the historic 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race and the ongoing progress of “Project 100.”
WHAT: Lyn St. James Book Signing, 4 p.m.
Former Indy car driver Lyn St. James signs copies of her book “An Incredible Journey” on the INDYCAR stage for attendees of the show.
Saturday, Dec. 12
WHAT: Forza 6 Indy Car Racing Competition, 9:30-10 a.m.; Noon-12:30 p.m.; 2-2:30 p.m.
With Saturday’s activities open to the public, INDYCAR/IMS will host a Forza 6 Indy car racing competition at its booth throughout the day. Participants will compete for prizes as they play the game on the gigantic LED screen that covers the back of the display booth.
WHAT: Q&A with IMS Historian Donald Davidson, 10:00 a.m.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway historian Donald Davidson hosts a Q&A about the history of IMS and its various motorsports events.