The popularity of motorsport events such as the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500 has resulted in these races being referred to as “the Holy Grail of motorsport”. The granddaddy of all motorsport events, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, has been the last “achievement on a racetrack” for automobile manufacturers. For fans of racing, these events represent a chance to see some of the greatest athletes the world has ever known race against each other for glory and victory. While the appeal of motorsport is largely in the adrenaline rush that comes with driving fast cars, the rewards that you get for participating are usually more enduring than the short-lived excitement of high-speed driving. One of the best examples of this is the status that you can attain by officially qualifying for the Indianapolis 500. Qualifying for the 500 means that you are a professional driver, and will have the opportunity to compete for a place on the grid for the big race. The fact that you have to qualify four times in total in order to make the cut to race is a testament to how important this race is.
Taking Part In One Of The Biggest Sports Events
As a professional driver, you will have the chance to take part in one of the biggest and most exciting sports events in the world. When you participate in this event, you do so as a representative of a particular team. This means that, in addition to your on-track capabilities, you will have to be able to perform off-track as well. In other words, you will have to behave like an “ice-cream salesman” during a NASCAR race. This, in turn, can lead you to being on the receiving end of some nasty language from the spectators. As an official member of the crew of a particular team, you will have the opportunity to travel around the world and meet some of the greatest automotive manufacturers. Seeing these companies’ logos on the cars is an inspiration for those who love cars, and being able to connect these logos with the companies that created them is a priceless gift for car enthusiasts.
Rewards Beyond Compare
Apart from the pure aesthetic pleasure that you get from watching these events, the thrill of competition, the camaraderie of the crews, and, of course, the prestige that comes from being associated with such historical events is what makes these races so appealing. In addition to these tangible rewards, you will also get an intangible sense of satisfaction from rooting for your favorite driver or team. When you see your favorite racing driver win an event, the rush of adrenaline that you get from that is priceless.
Make The Right Choices
One of the major differences between professional and amateur drivers is the fact that the latter usually does not have the opportunities that the former does. This means that, in order to make the right choices when it comes to getting involved in amateur events, you will have to consider what is in it for you. For instance, do you have a chance to take part in one of the biggest sporting events in the world? Do you want to be associated with a historic organization? Do you want to travel around the world and meet some of the greatest automotive designers? If you want an opportunity to make the right choices, then you should enter the world of professional racing. However, if you want to live a more care-free life, then you should look into participating in amateur events. In other words, don’t expect to change your whole life just to take part in one of the biggest sports events in the world. It would be worth it, but it isn’t for the average person.
These are just some of the reasons why the Indianapolis 500 is such an appealing race. If you want to give it a try, then all that you need is a racing license and some financial backing. Once you have both of these things, then all you need is a garage to move around in. This is where we will leave you as we wish you the best of luck in your endeavors.