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2008 Opening Day at the Speedway

May 4, 2008

Once again, THE Speedway is open! Today was Rookie Orientation, and from the TommyD Trackside Report, this was likely one of the busier Opening Day's in several years--AND the big bonus of the day was absolutely wonderful weather! We're certain that this 92nd running of the Indy 500 will be simply superb and we share the extreme excitement that all Open Wheel race fans are sharing with the recent unification of Open Wheel racing.

Your Camp and Brew crew have been working off and on all winter, and feverishly this spring to finalize all our planning for this Seventh Annual event! We're in the home stretch now and Glenn from Colorado is just 5 days from jumping into his motor home and heading east to the Racing Mecca of the world. Fortunately, the bank approved the second mortgage to pay for the fuel.

As always, we'll be setting up on Thursday, May 22 and will be ready for visitors by the early afternoon. Make sure you plan on stopping by often to enjoy race-talk with other fans, hoisting a cool beverage (we do have non-alcoholic beverages), and helping us support Brian's Wish.

Here are some of the things that you've come to expect from Camp and Brew:

  • Collector's cups

  • Ice Cold Miller Lite Beer on tap (and assorted non-alcoholic beverages)

  • 50/50 race pools to benefit Brian's Wish (WIN up to $100!)

  • LIVE webcam (2008 will have TWO webcams!)

  • Multimedia on our new large projection screen and sound system

  • 7th Anniversary T-shirts

  • Photo montage from 2007's event

  • Great race fans

  • Great location for people watching

  • Comfy chairs and couch

  • Large hospitality tent

  • Awesome pulled-pork sandwiches from the folks-formerly-known-as-Chez Bubba

We are still accepting pre-event sponsorship donations to help defray our costs. In return, you and/or your organization will appear on our Sponsors page. Contact us for more information on sponsorship opportunities.

If you know you can't make the event but still wish to support our fundraising activities, you can donate online, or enter our 50-50 pool which supports Brian's Wish and gives you the opportunity to win up to $100 and help out Brian's Wish at the same time! (50-50 Race Pool link)

To find out more information about our likely location and schedule, please refer to our FAQ. Also, check out our full line of Camp and Brew merchandise here.

See you at the corner of Camp and Brew!

--Glenn, Tom, Jim, Andy, Sue, and Scott

PS--we have posted video from the ESPN special last June which Camp and Brew had a part of. You can find it on our Media page.

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