Every July, engines start revving up for the Honda Indy, which takes place in downtown Toronto. Put the pedal to the metal to get some cool facts about this zooming car racing competition.
The course that the cars drive on is set up right on the lakefront of Toronto. During the race weekend, thousands of people come down to the lake shore to watch the cars zoom by and the roads are closed to traffic.
There are nine types of flags used during an Indy race:
And Indy car pit crew is made up of 11 people. A pit crew performs tire changes, tops up gas and checks the overall running of the car.
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