Dr. Doug Obermeyer, a Batesville native and practicing Chiropractic specialist, will race a 1968 Ford Mustang while competing in the Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Aug 3-4.
The Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational is a 2-day event with cars on track throughout the entirety of each day. Some of the world's finest vintage race cars will be raced including 200-MPH Indy and Formula 1 cars, historic NASCAR, classic muscle cars, and some Indy cars which date as far back as pre-World War I. This event provides a rolling history of motorsports where the cars are the stars on a legendary track.
On Saturday at noon, Dr. Obermeyer will be competing in the Vintage Race of Champions Charity Pro-Am Race. This is a race that pairs veteran Indy, NASCAR, F.1, IMSA and Trans Am drivers with amateur racing drivers like Dr. Obermeyer. The veteran and amateur drivers will be sharing Mustangs, Corvettes, Camaros and Cobras in a 50-minute race on the IMS road course. Some of the veteran drivers who have competed in this event previously include Johnny Rutherford, Al Unser, Jr, Willy T. Ribbs, Bill Elliott, Bobby Labonte, Dick Simon, Greg Biffle, Lyn St. James and many others. Dr. Obermeyer will also be on the track for races that start at 4 p.m. on Saturday and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.
For spectators at this event, the pit area is always “open,” offering a level of spectator access to historic race cars, historic drivers, and the historic speedway one can't find anywhere else. This event is quickly becoming a must-see event for many car enthusiasts. Tickets are $30 and kids 15 and under are free.
Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online. For event information or online ticket purchases, visit www.IndianapolisMotorSpeedway.com