4 Reasons Why You Should Love IMSA Racing #IMSA #AAPShowdown
4 Reasons Why You Should Love IMSA Racing
By Amber B
Today I’m going to share with you the story on how IMSA Racing is exciting and 4 reasons why you should love it. My family fell in love with the sport after our passion for go-karts brought us to an IMSA Racing event a few years ago. We love everything about it, from the start of the engines, the heavenly food, to the crowds of people. There is no sporting event that is more fun and exciting than a racing event.
1. The Pure Excitement
There are thrilling moments at any sporting event, but at an IMSA Racing event the thrill level is on 100 from start to finish, it makes your blood boil.
Whether it’s the historic 12 Hours of Sebring or The Advance Auto Parts SportsCar Showdown! The sound of speed cars coming to life at once can bring chills to the newbie and veteran fans too. I still get chills when the engines are revved up every time the drivers hit those ignition switches.
If the outcome of a race is in any doubt whatsoever, the sound of crowd noise builds frantically over the last few laps. Most races feature multiple lead changes throughout, and each pass pumps up the crowd with anxiety and/or approval.
2. The Variety
For some people, short-track racing is what it’s all about. For others, super-speedway races are the tops. Still others prefer road courses as the ultimate tests of a driver’s skills.
IMSA Racing offers venues of all shapes and sizes. There are tracks shaped like medium ovals like Daytona International Speedway, tracks shaped like trees like the one at Circuit of The Americas, and ones shaped like a pistol like Honda Indy Toronto. There is a different type of track for all race car lovers.
3. The Food
Football fans often brag about the tailgating cookouts going on outside their stadiums before the games. Bet they can’t match those of IMSA Racing fans. Grills are everywhere. And so are food vendors.
As for local fare, it varies from track to track. Every track has a variety of dining options, though, and it undoubtedly includes what you crave.
4. The Pre-Race Entertainment
Track promoters are getting more and more creative as they search for ways to entertain the tens of thousands of fans who make themselves at home in speedway host cities on race weekends.
Musicians old and new perform for the masses. Contests get the fans’ competitive juices flowing before their drivers have even hit the track.
The end result is one of the best overall experiences in all of sports and why so many spend their vacations at IMSA Racing.
If you have never been to an IMSA Racing event you should check it out. It’s so much fun. Make sure you tune into watch The Advance Auto Parts SportsCar Showdown! coverage on Saturday May 6th on FS1. It begins at 7 p.m. ET and continues through the end of the race.
About IMSA Racing:
IMSA Racing is all about high-tech, race cars from the world’s top auto manufacturers, exciting racetracks, and historic events like the historic 12 Hours of Sebring and premier drivers. Create excitement around some of your favorite big name cars including Acura, Audi, Aston Martin, BMW, Cadillac, Ferrari, Ford, Lamborghini, Lexus, Mercedes, Nissan, and Porsche, as they go head to head!
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