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BSA IndyCar makes U.S. debut this weekend

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UPDATE (8 a.m., March 29): Sunday's race was postponed because of rain. Organizers rescheduled it for today (Monday) at 10 a.m. EDT. The race will be shown live on ESPN2.

After its inaugural race earlier this month on a wet track in
Brazil, the No. 19 Boy Scouts of America IndyCar is ready for its U.S. debut.

The car will race in the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg,
Fla., beginning at 3:30 p.m. (EDT) Sunday. Racers will be tested on a 1.8-mile,
14-turn course that runs through the streets of St. Petersburg, hugs Tampa Bay,
and then uses an airplane runway for its final straightaway.

The race will be televised nationally on ABC, but Scouts who
live near the event might want to make plans to see it live. Boys in the Central
Florida, Southwest Florida, Gulf Ridge, West Central Florida, and North Florida
councils are all within 100 miles of the site.

It’s a big week for the state of Florida. Adventure Base 100
just left Jacksonville and will visit Miami this weekend.

2 Comments on BSA IndyCar makes U.S. debut this weekend

  1. I am curious; is there a reason why an Indy and not a NASCAR sponsorship was pursued?
    I mean no offense to NASCAR; I live near the former Nazareth Speedway, and know well of their appeal (even as Nazareth Speedway is now in shuttered).
    It is curious to me that the Indy League – which is international – was chosen over NASCAR to help promote BSA.

  2. whoops… my error. that line should read “I mean no offense to Indy Racing League”.

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