The 59th Running of the Purdue Grand Prix

The Greatest Spectacle in College Racing


Get Ready for the Greatest Spectacle in College Racing

Apr 23, 2016No Comments
Purdue University students have been working their tails off the last few weeks, and not just for final exams. The Purdue Grand


Pi Kappa Phi’s Chip Challis Earns Hard-Fought Purdue Grand Prix Pole

Apr 17, 2016No Comments
The top 27 positions of the Purdue Grand Prix were set on the warm asphalt of the Grand Prix track, with Pi Kappa

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Brandon Newey, The U Racing Fastest in Purdue Grand Prix Saturday Practice

Apr 09, 2016No Comments
With two practices canceled earlier this week and one practice conducted without timing and scoring due to weather, Purdue Grand Prix competitors


Simpson Sits Familiar Atop Purdue Grand Prix Opening Practice

Apr 09, 2016No Comments
Despite a clear day with a sun-kissed track surface, the wind and ambient temperature allowed for a less-than comfortable opening practice for

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IUPUI Motorsports Club Tops Purdue Grand Prix Rookie Practice

Apr 02, 2016No Comments
On a brisk Indiana spring day, 22 drivers took to the Purdue University Grand Prix race track, the first wheels to hit

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The 59th Running of the Purdue Grand Prix


Race Day Schedule (All times Eastern)

8:30 AM Pits, Track, and Grandstands Open to Public
9:30 AM Pits and Track Closed to Public 9:50 AM Odd Number Karts Practice 10:20 AM Even Number Karts Practice
10:45 AM Practice Ends
11:30 AM First Sprint Race (25 laps) 12:00 PM Second Sprint Race (25 laps) 12:30 PM Third Sprint Race (25 laps) 1:00 PM Car Show
1:30 PM Purdue University All-American Twirling Team 1:40 PM Line Up Main Feature
1:50 PM Welcome from Mitch Daniels
1:55 PM Grand Marshal Introduction
2:02 PM Ambassador and Scholarship Recipient Introductions 2:10 PM Driver Introductions
2:20 PM “Back Home Again In Indiana”—Marissa Lorenz 2:22 PM Invocation
2:24 PM Color Guard
2:26 PM National Anthem—Marissa Lorenz 2:28 PM “Drivers Start Your Engines!”
2:30 PM 59TH Annual Purdue Grand Prix Race Begins (160 laps)
4:10 PM Victory Celebration in Victory Lane

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