500 Festival Community Day pumps up tons of fun for race fans

INDIANAPOLIS - With just four days left until race day, excited IndyCar fans got a chance to experience the big event before the engines rev at the Indianapolis 500.

Community Day kicked off Wednesday, giving fans a chance to meet and greet the men and women who'll be driving the famed course on Sunday.

Autograph sessions, tours and IndyCar race simulators were just a few of the activities planned for race fans.

Thrill-seeking fans had a chance to take a lap around the track in their own vehicles, and there were also several activities planned just for kids, including a bounce house and face painting.

Father and son John and Kenny Wisenfelder drove 11 hours from New Jersey to take a drive around the famous oval.

Community Day was scheduled to go until 6 p.m., but all activities ended at 5 p.m. due to high winds.

RTV6 will air the race from start to finish on Sunday at 7 p.m.

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