SPEEDWAY, Ind. (WISH) - A Super Bowl hit is coming to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for this year's race.
IMS spokesman Doug Boles confirmed there will be a zip line fans can ride on race day and the preceding weekend. Boles told 24-Hour News 8 it will be part of a larger area of festivities, some of which will take place in the snake pit area.
The zip line at the track will be smaller than the one that was so popular during Super Bowl XLVI. It will be 220 feet long, three stories tall and accommodate two people at a time. It's able to reach speeds of more than 20 mph and holds people from 50 to 250 pounds.
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Before the race, the zip line will be north of the Tower Terrace, parallel to the part of the track where cars come out of Turn 4. It will be $5 to ride and run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 17, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 18 and 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 19.
On race day, May 26, it will be inside Turn 3 in the snake pit from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Anyone with an Indy 500 ticket and a snake pit wristband can ride it for free on a first-come, first-served basis.
The zip line at Super Bowl Village along Georgia Street was so popular it drew pre-dawn lines of people hoping to try the ride.
WISH-TV will have full coverage of the Indianapolis 500 leading up to and on race day.
Hoosiers are being hit with the coldest weather statewide in about three years, and officials are warning drivers about black ice.
Mintonye Elementary School may be ready to open in August, but Southwestern Middle School won't be ready. That's the preliminary assessment Superintendent Scott Hanback told the Tippecanoe School Corporation school board Wednesday evening.
State police and the Indiana Department of Transportation say public safety is being endangered by metal scrappers.