Bump Day has already proved to be a day full of twists and turns, especially for Tony Kanaan fans. The 80+ degree weather has caused most fans to seek shade. Our new fan of the day was neither in the shade nor a Tony Kanaan fan. She was waiting in Gasoline Alley to receive an autograph from her favorite driver, Scott Dixon. She was waiting patiently along with a picture she wanted Dixon to sign. Our Bump Day fan of the day is Stephanie Thomas…
When was your first Indy 500?
Stephanie’s first time to attend an Indianapolis 500 race was in 2008. 2008 was also the year Scott Dixon won.
Who is your favorite driver and why?
It was obvious that Scott Dixon is Stephanie’s favorite driver. She explained that she attended the victory banquet following Dixon’s ’08 win and that he was a very sincere and personable person. She also respects his racing talent and explained that he is very consistent and “always gets the job done”.
What is your favorite Indy 500 memory?
Without a doubt Stephanie’s favorite memory of the Indianapolis 500 is Scott Dixon’s win in 2008. Then she thought about her answer and decided it was his 2010 win that was her favorite memory. She is a confident fan!
How should the Indianapolis Motor Speedway celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500 next year?
Stephanie thinks the new qualifying system is something that should stay in place for next year’s 100th anniversary. She would love to have more days that allow fans without garage passes to get autographs and pictures with drivers.
Opinions on the new qualificaton system?