IndyCar driver and Yahoo! Autos editor-at-large Alex Lloyd takes a spin at the local Putnam Park Road Course—now open to the public and sporting the best racing clubhouse this side of the pagoda.
For a town built on racing, Indy has been noticeably lean on racetracks. Short of the Fastimes go-karting facility near Castleton, where can the amateur go to express his inner Foyt?
This past winter was a tragic one for IndyCar. The loss of my friend Dan Wheldon pushed race officials to place a renewed emphasis on improving safety in IndyCar, and as we approach the high-speed Indianapolis 500 with an all-new Dallara chassis, the need for those improvements to be effective becomes more urgent than ever.