Indy Bench Racing Weekend

Indy Bench Racing Weekend 2017 is almost here!  
Beginning Friday evening March 31 and all day Saturday April 1, 2017
Welcome to our website.  
We have tried to provide all the information you need
and to answer all your questions  on these pages.  
Please take a look around and make sure to contact us if you need more information.  


Dates:       March 31 and April 1, 2017
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel Indy Airport

FRIDAY EVENING March 31, 2017:

4pm        Registration will open in the hallway outside the ballroom for anyone who wants to register Friday and beat the Saturday morning rush.

4-10pm   The Hartsfield Hospitality Suite will be open.  The Hartsfield Hospitality Suite is our main hospitality suite and will be open most of the weekend (chekc your schedule for specific times) for people to hang out, connect with old freinds, meet new friends, tell stories, grab a snack, light meal or a drink and generally have a great time.  We will have limited quantities of chili and tortilla chips Friday evening and Saturday (if there is any left over) for those who would like to eat in for dinner Friday or lunch Saturday.  There will be salty and sweet snacks at all times.  Soft drinks will be available during the day and beer and wine available in the evenings.  We hope you will stop in at some point!

5-7pm & 9-11pm    Barb Hellyer will show racing movies in the Stapleton Hospitality Suite

7-8:30 pm     Donald Davidson will host a conversation with Bob Jenkins in the Symposium.  This is a new location for our Friday evening discussion.  The Symposium is located to the right of the main hotel registration desk as you face the desk.  

SATURDAY Morning April 1, 2017

7am-5pm    Registration 
will be open in the hallway outside the ballroom 

9am-12n     Tours of two new/remodeled racing shops!  The brand new Juncos Racing Shop in Speedway and recently rebuilt Throckmorton Racing/Grant King Race Shop in Claremont.


10am-4pm  The Hartsfield Hospitality Suite will be open for participants to gather, chat, grab a snack or simply relax

11am-4pm  The Bob Harkey Memorial Car Show in the Crowne Plaza parking lot adjacent to the Ballroom  (weather permitting) 


12n-5pm &  9-11pm     The Stapleton Hospitality Suite - watch 16mm film not available anyplace else with Doak Ewing

1-5pm        The Ballroom
- check out restored Indy Cars, shop the vendors, chat with old and new friends.

2-3:30pm         The Gatwick Hospitality Suite   Please join Mel Kenyon and Dave "The King" Wilson for casual conversation about his years in the racing community.  


3:30-4:00pm     The Ballroom - Bob McConnell will discuss the featured cars on display

5-6pm          The Atrium  Cocktail Hour  Join in telling and hearing more tall tales over your favorite cocktail!

6-7:15pm        The Ballroom   Buffet-style Dinner

7:15-8:30pm    The Featured Conversation: Donald Davidson hosting "A Conversation with Dick Simon".  
 Please join us as Dick and Donald relive memories from years past.

9-11pm   The Hartsfield Hospitality Suite will be open.  Lots more time to share photo albums, small memorabilia and fast stories with other participants.  

SUNDAY MORNING April 2, 2017

8:30-10am    Join us in the Hartsfield Hospitality Suite for coffee and pastries
 to offer your feedback, ideas, and anything else about  Indy BRW 2017 to help us plan for Indy BRW 2018!