Indy 500 Special Edition
Southside ties to the Speeday
Bell has called many races
Radio announcer Howdy Bell will be trackside Sunday for his 55th consecutive Indianapolis 500. A popular Southsider, Bell has lived west of Greenwood since 1984. He called his first 500 as a rookie on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network, which was headed by the voice of Sid Collins. see more
First 500 queen cherishes the memories
When Ann (Lawrie) James was crowned the first 500 Festival queen in 1959, she knew it would be a thrilling experience. Little did she know that she would meet her future husband in all the pageantry. see more
Mother, daughter were 500 Festival queens
A 'hot lap' at IMS
Being a journalist gives one a certain advantage sometimes in terms of getting behind the scenes at major events.
When you live in Indianapolis the most major event of them all is the Indianapolis 500.
The man with a magic brush
Bob “Bikini” Keeney, a legend when it comes to custom paint jobs on hot rods and motorcycles, was well-known at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the 1970s and ’80s for the colorful paint jobs he applied to cars for such drivers as Lloyd Ruby, Salt Walter, Mark Donohue and Johnny Parsons Jr. and team owner Roger Penske.
Sectional track recap
No. 7 Center Grove’s boys track team won its fourth straight sectional track championship and 13th overall May 19 at Columbus North.
The Trojans won eight events and two relays. Sprinter Grant Mason captured the 100- and 200-meter races and was on the winning 400-meter relay. Center Grove dominated the meet, winning by nearly 90 points over runner-up Franklin. see all
Reinbold family has storied history at IMS
Greenwood auto dealership owner Dennis Reinbold has a family history at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway that began 89 years ago. Reinbold’s grandfather was legendary Indianapolis 500 car builder and nationally famous motorcycle rider Floyd “Pop” Dreyer. see more
Byrd Racing looks to be competitive
The late Jonathan Byrd’s legacy at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway reached a milestone earlier this month. A race car sponsored Jonathan Byrd Racing and driven by second-generation driver Conor Daly led laps for the first time at the Speedway. see more