Happy Spring everyone! I am fresh off a weekend
spent at Putnam Park Sports Car Course, where the CIR held our annual Spring Brake HPDE.
It was an interesting weekend. We were teased with warm, sunny weather the week before and the week after. Did we get any of that when we were at the track? No. Instead, it was cold, windy, with spurts of rain, and even hail! Despite all of that, everyone who attended had a safe, fun weekend.
The CIR always strives to provide members with interesting events, I think driving the hail-line at the racetrack certainly counts as interesting! And we have a lot coming up!
Our May is packed with the Indy Grand Prix, A Night with Al Unser, Jr., and Cars and Coffee at Tom Wood Aviation. A drive to the Duesenberg Museum is scheduled for June as well as Porsche’s 75th birthday party at Club sponsor Tom Wood Porsche.
Speaking of sponsors, we are always so grateful to have their support. They go the extra mile for our region; their help enables us to put on so many of those interesting events! Whether it be a tech session or simply answering questions when you stop by their shops, CIR PCA is proud to have their continued support!
We are always on the lookout for new experiences, so if you have an idea, please reach out and share it! We’re always game to do something fun!! Keep an eye on Facebook, Instagram, and the CIR Website for the latest and greatest.
Lastly, there are a number of positions open for the CIR Board of Directors. Have you thought about joining but aren’t sure where to start? Now’s a good time to do it! Feel free to ask questions whenever you see a CIR Board member at an event. You are more than welcome to sit in on a board meeting too! We can’t do this without our outstanding peers helping out and we always appreciate your help!
For any questions, suggestions or comments please send our president a message on the Contact Us page.
“An Evening with Paul Page, Voice of the Indianapolis 500”
As Race Month arrives in Indy, join us on May 15, 2022, as CIR-PCA spends “An Evening with Paul Page, Voice of the Indianapolis 500”
Paul’s broadcasting career began in local radio, but it hit the accelerator when he moved to WIBC 1070AM in 1968. There, he met the original host of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network, the legendary Sid Collins, who recruited Paul to join his venerable radio team for the Memorial Day classic.
Paul was mentored by Collins, who asked him to join the Indy 500 radio network in 1974. Paul’s rock-solid reporting earned Collins’ respect, making Paul his chosen successor. Paul anchored the Indy 500 radio broadcast from 1977 to 1987.
Based on the quality of his work, Paul was tabbed by ABC Sports to anchor all their Indy car series telecasts starting in late 1987.
It was here, Page’s indelible mark on Indy 500 history was made. Joined by former Indy car veterans Bobby Unser and Sam Posey, the ABC Indy broadcasts became Emmy Award winners as well as fan favorites.
Beyond Indy car racing, Paul’s career has spanned other forms of motorsports, as well, including NASCAR, IROC, NHRA, and others. He was a regular fixture on NBC and ESPN over the years, covering everything from the America’s Cup to the Fourth of July Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest.
Don’t miss this great night of Indy 500 nostalgia and storytelling by this Hoosier broadcasting legend!
“An Evening with Paul Page, Voice of the Indianapolis 500 presented by SONAX”, May 15, 2022, 7:00pm, at the Westfield Playhouse, 220 North Union Street, Westfield, IN 46074.
Cost for this amazing event is $15 per ticket. Limited to 150 tickets.
For more information contact: Larry Clarino at email@example.com.
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