Crash, the rock band fronted by MotoGP star James Toseland, will perform live Saturday, Aug. 29 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the Red Bull Indianapolis GP.
The performance will start at 4:30 p.m. on the 6th Street Stage in the IMS infield. Toseland, from Great Britain, plays keyboards and is a vocalist for the four-man band.
Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider Toseland played piano with members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra last September during the inaugural Red Bull Indianapolis GP. Crash and Toseland have performed live to enthusiastic crowds at the last two Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix events at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
For more information on the band, visit www.crashband.co.uk. Click here to listen songs performed by Crash, with Toseland on lead vocals.
Fan shuttles available on Race Day: The Town of Speedway is facilitating roundtrip bus service for Red Bull Indianapolis GP fans Sunday, Aug. 30 at two convenient locations, one in downtown Indianapolis and one at Indianapolis International Airport.
Service will be provided by the Free Enterprise System, Inc. and Transportation Management Services (TMS). Both companies will serve fans with air-conditioned shuttles and handicapped-accessible vehicles on all routes. Shuttle details:
Downtown (Free Enterprise System, Inc.)
•Location: Free Enterprise-Sodrel Truck Lines North Lot, 1220 S. West St., Indianapolis (Corner of West and Morris)
•Time: 8 a.m. to three hours post-race. Continuous shuttle loops to track until 2 p.m. Last shuttle to IMS departs at 2 p.m.
•Cost: $20 per person; tickets can be purchased in advance at www.motogpparking.com or www.freeenterprisesystem.com or at shuttle site Race Day.
•Parking: $5 per car
•Contact: (888) 209-0226
Indianapolis International Airport (Transportation Management Services)
•Location: Ground Transportation Lobby, Gate 1 at the airport
•Time: 8 a.m. to three hours post-race. Continuous shuttle loops to track until 2 p.m. Last shuttle departs for track at 2 p.m.
•Roundtrip cost: $20 pre-paid ticket available until Friday, Aug. 28. Order discounted tickets online at http://www.tms-llc.com/redbullGP. Tickets available at shuttle site on Race Day for $30 per person, cash only
•Parking: 10,000+ spaces at the airport, $7-16 per car
•Contact: E-mail EventTransportation@tms-llc.com
Schwantz to take title bike for spin: American legend Kevin Schwantz will ride the Suzuki RGV500 on which he won the 1993 500cc World Championship in demonstration laps Sunday, Aug. 30 at the Red Bull Indianapolis GP.
Schwantz will ride the restored bike on the 2.621-mile road course at IMS at 2:15 p.m., 45 minutes before the start of the MotoGP race. Schwantz, from Houston, recorded 25 victories during his illustrious Grand Prix career, second all time among American riders.
It will be the first time Schwantz will ride the bike since he retired after the 1995 season.
"We fired it up one weekend, I think, late in the year in '95," Schwantz said. "I'm looking forward to it. I've sat on it a couple of times. We've got some new Michelin tires for it. I'm not going to try and throw down a qualifying lap, that's for sure, but I'm really looking forward to riding that thing here at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
"Hearing that V4 two-stroke (engine) running around out here is going to be special."
Moto2 demonstration planned: A demonstration of the new Moto2 class motorcycle will take place Saturday, Aug. 29 during the Red Bull Indianapolis GP at IMS.
The demonstration will be run from 4-4:40 p.m. on the 2.621-mile road course.
Moto2, which uses 600cc engines, will replace 250cc as the final stepping-stone class to MotoGP starting in 2010.
Camping available: Camping sites remain available for the Red Bull Indianapolis GP event weekend.
Four-day weekend tent camp sites start at $50; RV camping sites start at $120. Camping locations open beginning 7 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27 and will remain open through Sunday, Aug. 30.
For information or to reserve a spot, visit the Tickets section of www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com or call (800) 822-INDY.
Knowledgeable PA team to keep fans informed: An experienced IMS Public Address team comprised of familiar voices to Indianapolis Motor Speedway fans and MotoGP experts will keep fans up to date with all the action at the Red Bull Indianapolis GP.
IMS Public Address veterans Dave Calabro, Jerry Baker, Scott Hoke and Laura Steele will be joined by MotoGP experts Toby Moody and Ralph Sheheen during all three days of action Aug. 28-30 at IMS.
Moody is the lead announcer for Eurosport TV's coverage of all MotoGP events and also is the MotoGP columnist at autosport.com. Sheheen is an announcer for all forms of motorcycle racing coverage on SPEED and has served as the lead play-by-play announcer for MotoGP coverage on numerous U.S. networks.
Edwards likes Indy layout: The 2.621-mile road course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is unique to MotoGP because it incorporates the front straightaway of the famed 2.5-mile oval at IMS, with grandstands on both sides of the straight.
American MotoGP star Colin Edwards recently told the Indianapolis radio show "Kravitz & Eddie" why he thinks the IMS layout is different than other "stadium tracks" around the world.
"They've done a great job with the track," Edwards said. "These stadium tracks, I've been on quite a few of them, and they usually don't work out that great. Indy did a fantastic job. You don't feel like you're in the middle of a stadium when you're going around it."
2009 IMS tickets: Established in 1909, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has long prevailed as an icon of motorsports excellence. Beginning in 2009, the Speedway celebrates its Centennial Era, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the facility in 2009 and the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race in 2011.
Tickets for the final event of 2009 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway - the Red Bull Indianapolis GP - can be purchased online at www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com at any time and start as low as $75 for a three-day General Admission ticket.
Tickets for groups of 20 or more also are on sale. Contact the IMS Group Sales Department at (866) 221-8775 for more information.
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