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PREPARING FOR YOUR NEXT RACE TRIP
Always check sanctioning body and track websites for forbidden items, as their
policies change often – do not rely on “hearsay” or friends' recommendations.

For all Indy Racing League IndyCar and Firestone Indy Lights Series races, download
the
"WingSpotter Guide" provided by Eads Graphics that will give you pictures of
each driver helmet and car number, along with tentative scanner frequencies,
driver/car information, event information, track records and information, current
point standings before that race, and other information important for fans to enjoy
their IRL races.  For an example, click
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What To Bring For TAILGATING:
Big Cooler – keep in vehicle and supply smaller cooler
Smaller Cooler – (many tracks have a 14" x 14" x 14" policy, but check with each
track for their cooler restrictions and carry-in allowances)
Games (corn hole, frisbee, football, etc.)
Radio or iPod hooked up to audio system
Grill
Matches
Hot and cold food – snacks and main courses
Hot beverages
Cold beverages, including water
Chairs
A table
Pop-up tent
Blankets
Garbage bags
Ice  (try to locate nearby ice supplier in case you run out)
Condiments
Food and beverage service supplies (cups, plates, plastic forks, knives, spoons, etc.) /
koozies


What To Bring For WATCHING THE RACE:
Race tickets or pit passes
Emergency phone numbers for people at home (exchange before you leave)
Sharpies (black, blue and silver are ideal) and spare paper for autographs
Poncho with hood
Umbrella – check with tracks for carry-in policies
Hat
Scanner – check with radio suppliers for frequencies for favorite teams/drivers
ahead of time (may have to buy), or buy a scanner frequency sheet at     
the race track
Over-the-ear headset for noise cancellation or radio transmission
Change of clothes
Comfortable walking shoes with spares (make sure they are closed-toe if
you plan to visit the pits as that may be the requirement – check track or
sanction policies)
Shirt that covers shoulders if visiting pits – check track policies
Long pants if visiting pits – check track policies
Sweatshirt or light jacket
Camera (do not publish photos of racing action without permission of sanction) - if digital,
carry extra memory card
Film for camera if not digital
Sunscreen
Sunglasses
Stopwatch
Cell phone (and extra battery if you have it)
Seat cushions
Bottled water (freeze for cold water longer) - check track policies for carry-in policies
Extra bag to carry souvenirs or autograph cards
Binoculars
Radio with earphones to listen to radio announcers
Earplugs
Personal hygiene products
Extra batteries for everything that needs them
Cash
* Also, check out how the track plans to exit traffic from parking areas.  You may find it
easier to park in a more inconvenient parking spot initially in order to get out more
conveniently (or, in many track's cases, in the direction you wish to go - many tracks
force you to go only in one direction once you are in a particular lane).  


What NOT To Bring:
Note:  All tracks have different policies.  The list below is general in nature and is only
provided as a reminder of what is USUALLY not permitted in race tracks and/or the
grandstand areas.

Weapons / firearms
Fireworks
Illegal substances and items restricted by local, state and federal laws
Golf carts / mules / gators / ATVs - unless properly credentialed by the track
Oversized coolers / more than one cooler in the grandstand areas
Glass
Strollers
Umbrellas
Skateboards / roller blades / scooters
Also:  Scalping or reselling of tickets on race track ground is usually not permitted.