Digg’n through the Vault

Published On May 3, 2010 » 1428 Views» By Jarrod Krisiloff » Blogs, Cup Series, Fan Memories, IMS History, Indy 500, MotoGP

Over the past three weeks, we’ve been thrashing on the new indianapolismotorspeedway.com, and part of that time has included a fair amount of Photo Vault viewing.

Over 100 years of photos and hundreds of photographers have documented race cars, fans and all types of random events at IMS.  For me, it wasn’t a challenge to find great photos, but it was tough to choose just one.

Almost as much as racin’ … people from all over the globe have gathered together to participate in largest single-day sporting event in the world!  With an audience as large as the 5-Hundo you can imagine the number of ways someone could describe what Indy is all about. Search through the “Fan Memories Section” and enjoy the memories. Consider a family who has passed their Indy 500 tickets down over four generations, or a person like Jigger Sirois, who in 1969 nearly captured the pole position yet never made the race.  Today he still sits in the same seats he and his father selected when he was 14 years old. How about the familes that traveled internationally to see the first U.S. Grand Prix or watch Dale Jarrett kiss the bricks for the first time?

All of these rich experiences are unique to IMS. Just as unique as the bomb that goes off at 6am to open the gates or the Gordon Pipers marching through crowds. Even Jimmie Johnson laying a patch of rubber down the front stretch, only like a Cup car could.

It’s been a treat going through the photo archives. If nothing else, I hope that you all enjoy the photos that our team has selected to evoke emotion about IMS on every single page of the new site.



About The Author

Jarrod Krisiloff

I'm a proud alum of the IMS New Media team and am currently serving as the Director of Marketing for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. My work covers new business, marketing partnerships and serving over 400 suite, hospitality and sponsorship clients at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. I've been attending IndyCar events since birth and have only missed one Indy 500. Racing is LIFE and I'd race for food if I had too. **My favorite driver is Rick Mears **My favorite track is the Indianapolis Motor Speedway **My favorite way to spend a race weekend is camping at places like Mid-O, Michigan or The Glen. **My ideal IndyCar is FAST--Really FAST and REALLY SCARY to drive! **My favorite Indy 500 moment was when Sam Hornish Jr. hunted down Marco Andretti for the win **My scariest IndyCar moment was when Ed Carpenter spent the night in the hospital after a bad wreck in Miami **My best idea was to set up IndyCar and Indy Lights team partnerships which allow teams bonus test days, but the Lights drivers must complete half of the time….great way to develop new talent and create more IndyCar licensed drivers. **I am an avid motorcycle rider **I enjoy playing Soccer **I can't stand watching golf, but I enjoy playing **I have two outstanding boys and a beautiful wife who feeds me well...and a killer dog named Rex **My first website was for my fraternity in college, second was for my brother....now a retired race car driver **I come to work every day with a bounce in my step and a coffee in my hand. I couldn't imagine a better place to work.