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And just like that, we’re off! Despite the weather playing games of warm ups and cool downs, we’ve hit the ground running this year. Our first social event at Pasto Italiano in Westfield this past January was well attended. The food was great, the entertainment was fabulous, and it was wonderful seeing so many familiar faces. But that’s just the start! The February tech session at SONAX is shaping up to be another great event. Last year they amazed us with the wizardry of their products, this year will be just as impressive. Then, in March, we have a session at MOTORVAULT. A lot of us have seen their social media posts, teasing about their facility. Now we get to check out what they have to offer, a real treat indeed! In April, we return to Putnam Park for our Spring Brake HPDE! I am very excited for that. We get to drive our cars at speed in a controlled environment. As an instructor, I get to teach someone new how to be a better driver, and introduce them to this incredible experience. My Dad will be there too, driving his 911 around the track while I chase him in my Cayman. We’ll have smiles on our faces all weekend long. Following the HPDE, it’s the Spring Color Tour! It’s a great overnight to the Cincinnati area. Longtime club member Bob Snider, who’s worn almost every hat in CIRPCA leadership, will take us on a fun trip, checking out some places in the Cincinnati/Covington area we haven’t been to for a while. Then, in May, we have a weekend of back to back events! On May 14th, it’s the Indy Grand Prix. CIR has a section, sign up and get your tickets so you don’t miss the race! On the 15th, it’s An Evening with Paul Page. The Voice of the 500 himself! Paul will be speaking in an Inside the Actors Studio format, regaling us with stories from his broadcasting career. You don’t need to be an Indy 500 fan to appreciate Paul’s knowledge, the man knows how to tell a good story! You won’t want to miss this. And that’s just the highlights. As the year progresses, keep an eye on our calendar at CIRPCA.org. We’ll post the latest details for socials, meals, drives, and everything else. There’s a lot to do in Central Indiana, from Bloomington to Westfield, Kokomo to Fort Wayne, keep a lookout for what comes next. Of course, we can’t do anything without you, our members. We love seeing you, so don’t be shy, come out with us! Sign up early, make sure you say hello, and most importantly, have fun! Pete 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 larryracing@dizzyc.com.

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