NEED FOR SPEED

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Have you recovered from spring break and looking for new things to do in the coming weekends? I know we are. My family and I are super excited for the events happening this spring, including the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. My husband and I have been intentional about giving the kids more experiences locally and nationally, instead of gifting material things. They have loved the trips we have taken so far, but equally love the local events they get to experience as well.

Both my boys love race cars and competition, so I can’t wait to expose them to the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. It’s scheduled for this upcoming weekend, April 5-7, 2019. There are TONS of events happening, both for the kids and the adults.

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For the kids

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COCA-COLA FAMILY EXPO
Music, cornhole, giant bowling, ladder ball, kids inflatables, music and more! This will be located behind the Kamtek Public Grandstands. Coca-Cola Family Expo will be located in the Surgere Fan Zone behind the Kamtek Public Grandstands.

GEAR UP YOUR CAREER
Gear Up Your Career features suppliers and community colleges in the state of Alabama that are looking to connect with students interested in workforce development. There will be tons of interactive STEM opportunities for kids throughout the area.

BUD’S BEST COOKIES FERRIS WHEEL
Ride the Bud’s Best Ferris Wheel to get a bird’s-eye view of the facility! $5 per ride – proceeds benefit United Ability.

NTT INDYCAR SERIES FAN VILLAGE AUTOGRAPH SESSION
Don’t miss your chance to get autographs from drivers of the NTT IndyCar Series!Friday, April 5 | 1pm- 2pm

KAMTEK GARAGE

The Kamtek Garage is the working area for the race teams and provides an excellent opportunity to get up close to the race cars and drivers … so bring your camera and autograph pen! Ages 15 and under receive complimentary Garage passes, courtesy of Alabama Power.

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For the adults

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COCINA AT THE TRACK

Join the party at the Park at one of our premier locations, Cocina at the Track. Located trackside in the heart of the Surgere Fan Zone, guests are guaranteed to have one of the best seats in the house. Cocina at the Track passes include a breakfast & lunch buffet, afternoon hors d’oeuvres, and a complimentary bar, courtesty of local favorite, Cocina Superior. Cocina at the Track passes also include Grounds Admission + Kamtek Garage Pass.

All children over the age of 3 must purchase a Cocina at the Track pass. Call 1.877.332.7804 or email tickets@zoommoto.com to purchase Cocina at the Track Kids tickets.

For information regarding group or corporate ticket packages, contact Sandra Megerdigian at sandra@zoommoto.com | 205-977-9350.

 

PADDOCK CLUB

Experience the ultimate, trackside hospitality located on the 2nd floor of Race Control overlooking the start/finish line. Paddock Club passes include premium:

  • Access to 2nd and 3rd floor viewing patios
  • Panoramic views of the on-track action
  • VIP parking
  • Upscale breakfast, lunch, afternoon hors d’oeuvres, and bar service
  • Passes also include Grounds Admission + Kamtek Garage Pass

All children over the age of 3 must purchase a Paddock Club pass. Call 1.877.332.7804 or email tickets@zoommoto.com to purchase Paddock Club kids tickets.

 

THE INDY 5K 

This unique 5K will be Friday, April 5th at the world-class Barber Motorsports Park during the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama weekend. The course is 5K certified and will be chip-timed. It is the same route as the one that will challenge the world’s fastest drivers on Sunday, April 7th, during the deep south’s only IndyCar event. Numerous IndyCar drivers have already committed to run in this 5K. Participants will receive a unique finisher’s medal and can enjoy a post-race social hour. Register here.

WINE FESTIVAL

Suppliers from Alabama Crown will be sampling and selling wine and craft beer in the  HAGERTY CAR CORRAL on Saturday and Sunday. Stop by and enjoy a variety of 100+ wine & craft beers. While enjoying your favorite beverage check out the artists that will be showcasing and selling handmade art, ceramics, paintings, jewelry and more at the Grand Art Festival. This new, art-driven feature at the race will showcase exhibition booths for up to 30 talented artists and makers from the region.

The entire event schedule is listed on the event website if you’re a planner like me and looking to fill gaps in your schedule this weekend or coordinate entire days at the race track.

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That’s all great, but how much is it gonna cost me??

Y’all, this event is FREE FOR KIDS!! Otherwise, for adults, it is relatively inexpensive to attend. You can plan a nice playdate for both the kids and adults and have plenty for all to do. Prices for three-day or single day admission below:

Three-Day General Admission
$69.00
The Best Value!
Three-day specific tickets.
Friday General Admission
$15.00
Saturday General Admission
$35.00
Sunday General Admission
$45.00
FINAL ART CARD

That sounds awesome and within my budget, but you got freebies??

YES! You’re in luck! I’m giving away a four-pack of three-day passes to one lucky winner!! That means two adults, and two adult friends/family members, and an unlimited number of kids, can attend the event. Approximately a $500 value pack of fun!

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What do you need to do to enter?? Tag the friends/family you wish to take with you on my Facebook page. That’s it! The Honda Indy Grand Prix Event team will pick a winner and announce this coming Thursday so you can make plans accordingly.

I’ll be there with the fam at some point this weekend, so even if you don’t win a pair of tickets, I hope you’ll consider attending anyway to join in on the fun. See you at the race track!
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Photo credit for all imagery in this post: Jennifer Hagler Photography
yours truly, dr. b

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