Every week, TicketForce brings you news on one of four industries: racing, sports, theatre, or music. This week’s #RacingWrap reports on the high temperatures at the IndyCar World Championship at Auto Club Speedway on August 30th this year.
The MATV 500 IndyCar World Championship saw triple-digits, gravely affecting the attendance at this year’s race. Despite all of the precautionary measures to combat the heat, only approximately 20,000 fans filled the speedway. Auto Club Speedway officials made sure that they took on the heat with full force by providing misters, medical staff, shade structures, and water fountains, among other things.
“Labor Day weekend just doesn’t work for us and we’ve made that known to them,” said David Talley, Auto Club Speedway’s Director of Communications.
Although there was a dip in attendance this year, the event saw an increase in 2013. Officials believe the date change and weather were to blame for the sudden drop this year, and a date in June for the race was requested in hopes to increase attendance again for 2015.
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