If you’re looking for Verizon IndyCar Series drivers tonight — as the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 gets rolling in Milwaukee — the place to be is downtown at the IndyFest Street party.
The event, which will be from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Hilton City Center, 509 W. Wisconsin Ave., offers a party atmosphere with music and Miller brand beers, as well as a VIP area called “Beer, Cheese & Charity,” where fans can rub shoulders with IndyCar drivers and the staffs that travel across the country with the racers.
2014 Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay, right, is one of the Verizon IndyCar Series drivers who visits patients of children's hospitals across the country through the Racing For Kids program. The charity is in its 25th year this year and IndyCar is celebrating with a beer and cheese party at IndyFest tonight in downtown Milwaukee. Fans are invited.
Fans who buy a $25 ticket to “Beer, Cheese & Charity” receive unlimited tastes of some of Wisconsin’s most famous beer and cheese brands as well as a chance to chat with drivers, including 2014 Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay and pole-sitter Ed Carpenter, in an outdoor living-room atmosphere.
Proceeds from the party benefit Racing for Kids on its silver anniversary, this year. The charity travels with the Verizon IndyCar Series, too, and brings drivers for visits to children’s hospitals across the country.
Fans who can’t attend the party, but are headed to the race, can bid on several VIP experiences and memorabilia at the “Beer, Cheese and Charity” online auction at this address: http://qtego.net/auc/racingforkidsmilwaukee .
Posted on: October 22, 2010
The IZOD IndyCar Series’ 2011 schedule basically runs concurrently with the Major League Baseball regular season and League Championship Series playoff schedule. And because IndyCar visits many markets with major league and Triple-A teams, this is a public service for potential vacation planning.
IZOD on the Road- Tool Boxes
Dates on which there’s a baseball homestand or individual game near an IndyCar event venue:
March 27 – Streets of St. Petersburg (Fla.). The Tampa Bay Rays open the season at Tropicana Field with an April 1-3 homestand against Minnesota. Extend your spring break stay from the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
April 10 – Barber Motorsports Park (Ala.). The Atlanta Braves’ home opening stand is April 8-10 against Philadelphia.
April 17 – Streets of Long Beach (Calif.). St. Louis visits the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 14-17.
May 29 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Triple-A Indianapolis Indians have a homestand in which they play host to Columbus (May 13-16) and Buffalo (May 17-20). Opening Day at the Speedway is May 14, with Pole Day on May 21.
June 11 – Texas Motor Speedway. The Texas Rangers are home to Detroit on June 6-8 if you want to come early and watch a game or two before the racing doubleheader under the lights.
June 19 – The Milwaukee Mile. The Brewers kick off a homestand June 20 against Tampa Bay.
June 25 – Iowa Speedway. The Triple-A Iowa Cubs play host to Memphis (June 21-24) and Albuquerque (June 25-28). June 24 is Fireworks Night.
Aug. 28 – Infineon Raceway (Calif.). The San Francisco Giants play host to Houston (Aug. 25-28).
Sept. 4 – Streets of Baltimore. The Orioles’ homestand against Toronto ends Sept. 1. The Washington Nationals are home to the New York Mets on Sept. 2-4 and continue their homestands Sept. 5 against Los Angeles.