Local Students Will Tour Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Some local fourth-grade students will learn about Indiana’s legendary motorsports culture through the 500 Festival and Indianapolis 500 Education Program.

South Ripley Elementary students will visit the speedway on Thursday. Fourth graders at Batesville Intermediate School will travel to the site on April 14.

The program is offered only in fourth-grade to coincide with the grade’s focus on Indiana state history.

During the trip, students will travel from station to station to learn about the speedway. They will visit the Vicoty Podium, the IMS Hall of Fame Museum and tour of the Pagoda. Also, students will get to see an IndyCar up close and learn about driver safety.

Local students join approximately 25,000 Hoosiers learning about Indianapolis Motor Speedway in class this year.