The Indianapolis 500 is a classic tradition in Indy. But as exciting as it is for adult race fans, the race might not appeal to young children — they just might not be able to handle an entire day out at the racetrack. But that shouldn’t stop little car fans in their tracks! Lucas Oil Raceway offers family-friendly activities beyond the big race.
Car enthusiasts young and old can find a variety of activities at Lucas Oil Raceway, from weekend racing, car shows and special events. On any given weekend, spectators can catch hot rods, vintage classics, motorcycles, sprint cars and midgets competing for a top spot in their specific category.
For the full experience, catch one of Lucas Oil Raceway’s signature events throughout the summer.
June 12 and 13, 2021
The long-standing car and music festival brings a variety of custom cars, live performances, a car stereo contest, kids play zone and more. The Big Rig Roundup SEMI Show is sure to impress all ages; semis will showcase custom work to these million-dollar vehicles. Children 10 and under are free.
June 19, 2021
Just one of the many car shows meant to entertain families, the Indianapolis Cars and Coffee show benefits Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana. Coffee and donuts will be provided by Jacks Donuts.
Bi-weekly on Wednesday evenings
Open to all makes and models, Wild Wednesdays are your chance to see how your favorite vehicle compares to others in a quarter-mile race.
Sept.1 – Sept. 5, 2021
Drag racing’s largest event is the culmination of the 18-race regular season. For those that follow NHRA, the legendary John Force was missed during the 2020 season and returns in 2021 for another attempt at the championship. The 16-time Funny Car Champion holds more all-time records than any other driver in NHRA history and will appear at the Lucas Oil Raceway Nationals event.
Lucas Oil Raceway is located at 10267 East U.S. Highway 136 in Indianapolis. For more information, visit lucasoilraceway.com.