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2023 Indianapolis 500 Track Pack

Left Turn Legion Legend’s 13th Annual

Indianapolis 500 Tailgate 2023

IMS LOT 3P Elec – RV Camping Lot between Turn 1 and 2

Table of Contents

Welcome Letter

Dear Legends Tailgaters,

I am proud to welcome you to The Greatest Spectacle in Racing, THE INDIANAPOLIS 500 MILE RACE! This is the moment you’ve all been waiting for…It’s the buzz of energy in the Indiana air. It’s the sense of pride racing through your heart. It’s that feeling connecting you to “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing. It’s time to come Back Home Again Sunday, May 28th for the 107th Running of the Indianapolis 500!!!!

What makes this weekend even more special is the opportunity to “Remember and Honor” our fellow Americans that have given the ultimate sacrifice to this great nation. Our tailgate will do just that by raising money for a worthy local charity. To date, The Legends have raised more than $7,200.00 to assist local Veterans through the Gary Sinise Foundation, Semper Fi Fund, Indy Honor Flight, The Marine Corps Coordinating Council, and Azimuth. We are proud to continue this tradition this year by supporting The Mooresville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1111. No organization treats Veterans and their families better than the VFW. When I say no one…that includes the American Legion Post 500 in Speedway, Indiana. Cub Scouts do a better job than those folks…

Moving on…throughout this Track Pack, you will see several “Legend’s Tips” that provide best practices. These are lessons learned from previous Legends as they went about their journey during this historic week/weekend. It is highly encouraged that Legends old and new adhere to these recommendations to ensure a safe and fun Indy 500. If not, you may find yourself on the end of a Legend’s Tip in the 2023 Track Pack.

Let’s make some memories…Race on Race Fans!!

Jarod Overton, Chairman

The Tradition Continues

If you are eligible for this packet, you are eligible to become a Legend…if not already one!

No, this is not the same as my good buddy and 6x Thursday night camper Farhan (See below) being named a Legend at La Bamba’s “Burritos as Big as Your Head” late night Burrito Shack at Purdue University (picture still on the wall)…you have the opportunity to wear our esteemed T- Shirt and become a member of the Left Turn Legion Legends!

If not already on our rolls, provide your name and size via text to:

Jay Bilunas @ 317-409-6070 or jay@angryape.com.

Shirt Cost $25

This Year’s T-Shirt

The Left Turn Legends 2023 Tailgate t-shirt is show below. This is just a mock up so the final product might vary. You don’t want to miss out on this one of a kind collectors item. All the cool kids will be wearing them at the track.

Our Location

Left Turn Legends map location

Track Map

  • We have moved  the headquarters of the Left Turn Legends.
  • We will be located where you see the camper above between turns 1 and 2.
  • Downtown Indy is due East
  • The Coke Lot, Snake Pit, American Legion, and Main Street are depicted on the map.
  • If you get lost ask where Main Street is. If you are on Main Street and ask where Main Street is, you may want to call it a night.

Left Turn Legend Themes for 2023 Indy 500

Farhan will be allowed to use his dinosaur as a costume! Nothing says fun like a couple of theme nights to get the party started. This year, our theme nights are as follows:

1. Race Car Driver/Pit Crew/Mechanic
2. White Trash (Dan can come as is)
3. Breakfast Club Attire (Think Purdue Football not the movie Nads…anything goes)

Ed Carpenter Racing (ECR) and Overton Industries

If you are looking for a driver to follow, Overton Industries is sponsoring Indianapolis based Ed Carpenter Racing! The number 33 BITNILE Chevrolet car is pictured below. Conor Daly (20) and Rinus VeeKay (21) are also driving for Ed Carpenter. They promise to make a
strong run at Indy 500’s Winner’s Circle!

For 10 of ECR’s 11 Indianapolis 500s, this team has had at least one car qualify in the first three rows. ECR has been in every shootout for the pole position since 2013 (changed in 2021 to the Firestone Fast Six). Carpenter has seven Top 4 starts at the Indianapolis 500 in the past 10 years.

Now with well over 300 race starts, 2023 will mark Ed Carpenter Racing’s 12th season of NTT INDYCAR SERIES competition. VeeKay is the longest-tenured full-time driver in ECR’s history and will compete behind the wheel of the No. 21 BITNILE.COM for a fourth consecutive year. Daly returns for his second year driving the No. 20 BITNILE.COM Chevrolet full-time and fourth season with ECR. Carpenter remains the only active owner/driver as he races in the five oval events in his 21st year of NTT INDYCAR SERIES competition. Check out his site at: www.edcarpenterracing.com

Pre-Race Driver Selection – Time to win some cash!

On race day, 2x Legend, Chase will be posted under the tent selling drivers for $10.00 per driver. $100.00 will go to the VFW with $230.00 going to the person who draws the winning driver. Drivers can be sold amongst members/race fans after drawn out of the hat.

Schedule of Events

  • The schedule is packed with fun; however, do not feel obligated to join every “excursion”. “Relaxing” next to Legend’s Bar is always a popular choice!

24 May – Wednesday:

  • Pre-race meeting/social event at the Chairman’s Residence
    – 330 Lockerbie St. Mooresville, IN.

25 May – Thursday:

Set up at IMS LOT 3P / Main Street Pub Crawl /Downtown Indy
Bike Bash Tour

  • 7:00 am: Arrive and Setup
  • 11:00 am: Lunch
  • 1:00: Main Street Pub Crawl (Speedway)
  • 4:00: Head downtown for dinner
  • 6:00: Indy Bike Bash at the Handlebar (501 Madison Ave, Indpls, IN. 46225)

26 May – Friday

  • 7:00 am: Legend’s Bar opens
  • 8:00am – 11:00am:  The famous Bob and Tom radio show
    • Will be on the air in The American Legion. The Duke Tumatoe Band will play during that time as well. Feel free to enjoy breakfast with Bob and Tom.
  • 8:00am – 6:00pm: Miller Lite Carb Day
    • It’s racing. It’s rock and roll. It’s the ultimate turbo boost into the greatest weekend in racing. It’s Miller Lite Carb Day, Friday, May 26! This high-powered party features the final practice for the 107th Indianapolis 500, the Indy 500 Pit Stop Competition
  • 3:30 pm: Miller Lite Carb Day Concert.
    • Bryan Adams, one of the best-selling music artists of all time, will headline the Miller Lite Carb Day Concert on Friday at IMS with special guest Soul Asylum to open the show.
    • *Concert start time subject to change.
    • Cost is a Carb Day ticket $35.00 online now or $40.00 day of. You may upgrade your experience…..$20.00 for a PIT ticket or $250.00 for VIP Deck Ticket (Includes good seats, light food options, and 2 drink tickets).
    • Carb Day Tickets
  • 7:30 pm: Annual Friday Evening Chairman’s Dinner at O’REILLY’S Irish Pub
    • 1552 Main St, Speedway, IN. – Just a short stroll from the campsite, this always jumpstarts the weekend! The Chairman will welcome new Legend Members and share stories with current members. Food, fun, live music, and laughs before heading back to the Legend’s Tailgate for more shenanigans! Cost is your food and bar tab.

      * Legend’s Tip: Don’t skip out on your tab!

27 May – Saturday

Legend’s Day/Saturday Fowling Tournament.

The day before 33 drivers race 500 miles for glory at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Legends Day honors the immortal names and machines of more than a
century of the Indianapolis 500 on Saturday, May 28. This special day in the Month of May features autograph sessions with all current and some past drivers. The public driver’s meeting will take place on pit lane. Here, drivers will receive final instructions for the race.

Legend’s Tip: Probably worth skipping unless your 12. 2x Legend Member Nadia will have to accompany Chase to the autograph table…for the second straight year.

  • 7:00 am: Legend’s Bar opens
  • TDB: Saturday Dinner at Tailgate Prior to Concert
    Burgers and Brats from GFC, Inc.
  • 7:00 pm: – Legend’s Day Concert
    • Featuring Brad Paisley, Russel Dickerson, and Jackson Dean.
    • The concert expands the celebration of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” into downtown Indianapolis the night before the 107th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge. Country music superstar Brad Paisley will headline the Firestone Legends Day Concert on Saturday, May 27 at the TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park in Indianapolis.Special guests Russell Dickerson and Jackson Dean will open the show at 7 p.m. ET with individual performances.
    • We have 12 tickets purchased to this sold out event.
  • TDB: Upon Return
    • Upon returning from the concert,  it’s not Bourbon Street but it’s fun to people watch on Georgetown. If we are so inclined, we can people watch or we can tailgate at the campsite. So much to chose from!

Legend’s Tip(s):

  1. Do not use a super soaker to blast unsuspected female race fans in the chest area as they walk by. Also, if an IMPD officer asks you to leave, you should do so.
  2. Do not be offended by over consuming Bourbon drinkers.
  3. Do not motorboat a nearby race fan’s niece
  4. Do not yell, “nice tits” to departing race fans as they may have just departed
    from your tailgate and are guests of Team Owner: Big Ron.
  5. Drink cautiously or be aware of the ghost of Florence Henderson! Legend’s Bar opens Sunday morning at 6 am!

27 May – Sunday

Thirty-three drivers. 200 laps. 500 miles. One bottle of cold milk. The only thing
missing from this magical Indianapolis 500 mix is you. Don’t miss out on another incredible edition of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” This is a fun day but a long day. Pace yourself so you don’t crash…see what I did there? Look out for such challenges as beer pong, local cornhole, bags games, drawing drivers, or good ole fashion drankin until we make our way over for the start of the race. You don’t want to miss these festivities. It is a great celebration and remembrance of the brave warriors who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. After the starting festivities, it’s down to business.

  • 6:00 am: Legend’s Bar opens
    • Yes, we will have coffee…and Bloodies and Screwdrivers and Beer!
    • Find and pack your cooler for the race.
  • 8:00 am: Lincoln Square Pancake House Breakfast Burritos
    • I STRONGLY recommend. If the Bourbon is kickin Saturday night, which, if history proves correct, it may be…you may need two.
  • 10:30 am: Head over to the race and grab our seats.
    • Be sure to have your cooler packed.
  • 12:30 – Start of the 107th Running of the Indianapolis 500
  • TBD – After Race Cookout/Cleanup/Party
    • We will wrap up and clean up Sunday night/Monday morning. It is then back to reality. This promises to be a great Memorial Day Weekend. I look forward to seeing you at the Left Turn Legend’s Tailgate!

Legend’s Tips:

  1. Do not sleep in the back of a pick-up truck on a rake or shovel prior to race day.
  2. Do not and I repeat do not drink Milk in celebration after the race. This may be a long time tradition for the Indy 500 Champ, but he has also not consumed 5 days worth of Beer. Consider yourself warned.
  3. When the Chairman is conducting his pre-race interview with the local Indy News Station, do not have non-athletes playing the new fad Fowling game in the background. This will embarrass all Legends at the Tailgate.

Additional Events

There are additional events that take place that you could choose to do if you would like. Feel free to take off and walk around the track, take an UBER downtown, walk to main street in Speedway, or brave the Coke lot. Coke lot is on the corner of 25th St and Georgetown. (4th turn of the track). You will see the “class” of the fanbase at Indy.

  • 7:00am –  3:30pm: The Once Famous Snake Pit
    • This goes on during the race. Tickets are $70.00 in addition to your original ticket. It’s in turn three, a long walk, but could be interesting to check out…options…you have options.
    • Tickets
    • The ultimate party in motorsports – the Snake Pit presented by Coors Light – is back on Indianapolis 500 Race Day as the launching pad for a sizzling summer. You don’t want to miss this festival of fun, friends and some of the greatest live EDM acts on Earth. The perfect party is waiting for you! The 2023 Snake Pit presented by Coors Light will feature five EDM superstars, one epic concert and you. The world’s biggest DJ’s are performing at the Indy 500 Snake Pit presented by Coors Light on Sunday, May 28! Headlining superstar Kaskade will be joined by Subtronics, John Summit, DJ Diesel (aka Shaquille O’Neal) and Jauz to bring the house down live during the Indianapolis 500. Don’t miss Indy’s biggest party of the summer!
    • Snake Pit wristbands are available for purchase outside of Gate 1, Gate 3, Gate 6, Gate 9, Gate 10 and the Snake Pit entrance. Exclusive ticket prices will expire May 16, so act now!

Legend’s Tip: Ask Big Ron about the old Snake Pit. I am certain the stories will not
disappoint. Ask Matthew O. about the new Snake Pit. He seems to enjoy it.Legend’s Tip: You have to be on your game to joint this crowd. If you like EDM,
this is for you. It’s a secret but one Legend Member outlasted the “kids” at the Snake Pit last year…who could it be!

 

Membership

Left Turn Legends – EST 2010

Board of Directors:

  • Jarod Overton (Chairman)
  • Ron Overton (Team Owner)
  • Jay Bilunas (Sponsorship and Marketing Expert)
  • Nadia Gorski
  • Craig Hutchings
  • Chase Haskins

Card Carrying Members:

  • Matt Weidman (Past Chairman)
  • Heather Weidman (Past Chairman)
  • Brian Wiser
  • Cass Scott
  • Shamus Scott
  • Jacob Overton
  • Jenny Overton
  • Brian (Hutch) Hutcherson
  • Cole Hutcherson
  • Roland (Got any Vodka) Hutcherson (Legend’s Chef)
  • Jason Overton (Former Legend’s Famous BBQ Chef)
  • Patti Overton
  • Kellen Skarka
  • Dan Emmert
  • Farhan Haq
  • Sherri Fletcher
  • Dewayne Ward
  • George Noel
  • Sylvia Noel
  • Aaron Thompson
  • Drew Thompson
  • Josh Jacobs
  • JR Pitcock
  • Miles Wagoner
  • Angie Turley
  • Jan-Michael
  • Scott Tony Like

Info and Links

Traveling from out of Town:

We have Legend’s coming from Indiana, Virginia, Washington State, Florida, and
California! If you are coming from out of town, you will be flying into the Indy
Intl Airport.

An UBER to IMS LOT 3P Electric at the TRACK is required! As you can imagine,
no one will be “available” to pick you up or drop you off.
Cost: 15.00 one way

  • We have Legend’s coming from Indiana, Virginia, Florida, Washington State, and California!
  • If you are coming from out of town, you will be flying into the Indy Intl Airport.
  • An UBER to The American Legion Post 500 at the TRACK is required! As you can imagine, no one will be “available” to pick you up or drop you off.
  • Cost: 15.00 one way

Sleeping Arrangements:

Over the years, we have slept in Hotels, RVs, Legend’s Bar, the ground, and in tents. It will not be much different this year except for the use of the Team Owner’s RV. That’s right. Big Ron had too much bourbon and is letting us stay in the motor home. Some lucky Legends will end up in the heat and cooled trailer. By the end of the evening, will it really matter?

Legend’s Tip: Shower up Thursday morning prior to leaving for the track because
water is a premium. I recommend baby wipes for all!

Packing List:

  • Sunglasses, Sunglasses, Sunglasses
  • Packable Cooler: Coolers must not exceed 18 inches by 14 inches by 14 inches. If it does not meet this requirement, you will be asked to walk the oversized cooler back to the tailgate. Glass containers are not allowed.
  • Hat or visor
  • Change of clothes: Bring shorts and one pair of jeans. It usually rains at least one day of the weekend and some nights can get cool.
  • Costumes are encouraged
  • Sunscreen
  • Sleeping Bag/Pillow – Prepare for austere sleeping arrangements. Not Marine austere but easy camping austere.
  • Travel size shampoo, deodorant, etc.
  • Towel
  • Ear Plugs
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Drip Drop, Liquid IV, or Pedialyte POWDER
  • Legends Tip: Do not over pack. If you remember one thing…hydration powder.

Grocery List

We will make a grocery list and have it waiting for us at the Wal-Mart in Camby, IN. on Wed night or Thursday morning. Details to come soon. Big Ron will be providing burgers, dogs, brats (we will need to grab buns and condiments)
 

Amazon List

We will also do the same with the Amazon list. This list will allow us to buy sustainment items for the weekend. You will be contacted.

This Year’s T-Shirt

The Left Turn Legends 2023 Tailgate t-shirt is show below. This is just a mock up so the final product might vary. You don’t want to miss out on this one of a kind collectors item. All the cool kids will be wearing them at the track.

This Year’s T-Shirt

The Left Turn Legends 2023 Tailgate t-shirt is show below. This is just a mock up so the final product might vary. You don’t want to miss out on this one of a kind collectors item. All the cool kids will be wearing them at the track.

Sponsors

We want to thank our Sponsors. Without them we would not be able to pull off this Legendary Event.

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