IndyCar Announces $1m Non-Points Race at Thermal Club in March
The IndyCar Series has unveiled plans for an exciting new event to be added to the racing calendar. The exhibition race, set to take place at The Thermal Club on Sunday, 24 March, promises to be a thrilling showcase of speed and skill.
Spanning 17 turns and covering an impressive 3.067 miles, the Thermal Club circuit is renowned for its challenging layout and picturesque surroundings. Formula 1 fans may recognize the track from its appearance in the popular Netflix series “Drive to Survive”.
The event will also feature an Open Test and qualification sessions on the preceding Friday and Saturday. This will give teams and drivers ample opportunity to fine-tune their skills and get familiar with the circuit.
The highlight of the exhibition race, apart from the exhilarating action on track, is the impressive $1 million prize fund. While the event does not count towards the championship standings, it offers a valuable chance for teams and drivers to showcase their abilities and potentially earn a significant financial reward.
Network Broadcast Showcase on NBC
The IndyCar Series is also pulling out all the stops to ensure maximum exposure for the event. The race will receive a network broadcast showcase on NBC. This means that fans and spectators from around the world will be able to witness the excitement and drama of this unique non-points race.
The President of the IndyCar Series expressed his excitement for the upcoming event. “The IndyCar Series will add an incredible new event to our schedule with next year’s spectacular racing showcase at The Thermal Club,” he said. “We are thrilled to provide fans with another thrilling race that combines high-speed action with beautiful scenery.”
This marks a significant step forward for IndyCar, as the series continues to expand its reach and engage with fans across the globe. The Thermal Club event promises to be a must-see spectacle for motorsport enthusiasts, as both established stars and rising talents battle it out for victory.
Mark your calendars for Sunday, 24 March, as IndyCar takes over The Thermal Club for an extraordinary non-points race. Stay tuned for more updates and announcements as the event draws nearer.