There are so many cars that one could fit in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. If there were unlimited amount of spaces, I’m sure everyone would try to fit in as many as they can. The problem is that there are only a limited number of spaces. This means that not everyone will be able to fit in their favourite cars. There are some rules and regulations that limit how many cars are allowed to enter the competition. This blog post will tell you everything you need to know about what can and cannot fit in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
No Campers Allowed
One of the rules that limit how many cars can fit in the Indy 500 is that no camper vans or recreational vehicles are allowed. These are the cars that have the bedrooms on the roof and the living areas in the back. You would think that recreational vehicles could be useful in an emergency, but these things are really difficult to drive on the road. For the most part, they are meant for camping. The rule was put in place to prevent hitching a ride with a stranger. If a camper van or RV gets stuck in traffic, it could cause major backups. It would also be extremely dangerous if a driver loses control of the vehicle due to overtaking others on the road. The last thing anyone wants is a serious car accident due to distracted driving.
It’s not just recreational vehicles that are prevented from racing at the Indy 500 either. There are a number of vehicles that are considered oversized and thus are not allowed to run competitively at the Indy 500. These include pickup trucks, motor homes, and large vans. The list of what is allowed at the Indy 500 is in the rule book and can be found here (2015 Indy Car Racing Rules). If you’re interested in entering a vehicle in the Indy 500, make sure that it fits under the limits.
No Stereos, No Speakers
Another rule that limits how many cars can enter the Indy 500 is that no stereos or other sound output devices are allowed. This means that you can’t play music, podcast episodes, or watch TV shows and movies while you’re driving. These are all considered distracting devices and thus are prohibited. You are not allowed to listen to music while driving either. This can result in distracted driving which is also against the law. If you’re found to be using any of these devices while driving, you could face serious fines and even loss of your driving license.
The last but not least rule that limits how many cars can enter the Indy 500 is that no one is allowed to use their tailgate as a place to rest. This means that if you’re driving down the road and see a grassy median, you can’t stop your car, get out, and pull down your tailgate. That would make you too big a target for other cars on the road. If you do stop your car at a designated spot, you have to leave your tailgate up until the end of the race. You can’t put it down in any shape or form unless you’re parked until the race is over.
If you follow these rules, you will limit how many cars can enter the race and ensure that you stay safe while driving.
Knowing the rules is vital to ensuring that you don’t get in trouble with the law. As an enthusiast racing in a small group, you can find the proper drivers’ forum for your car and enjoy the experience of competing while staying safe.