Speedway is sooooo close! We can hear the race cars practicing!!!

July 14th, 2016 by

The town of Speedway is so close to the dealership that in early May you can hear the return of the 500 cars! July 2016 brings the sounds of the good old boys of NASCAR returning to the town of Speedway. The sounds of the cars, the increase in local traffic, and the thoughts of Kid Rock hitting the stage were too much for me to handle today!

I got on the computer and typed in http://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com to look into Saturday race tickets and a fancy Pit Pass wristband. I was about ready to hit purchase when it dawned on me…I should go to the track to buy these. I am a bit of an instant gratification junkie and I really like getting those tickets in my hands. I jumped in a 2017 Kia Sportage EX and started my journey.

Speedway really is close, and I wanted to get a longer drive in the All New Sportage, so I went the long way. Specifically, I went through Lebanon, IN and Zionsville, IN to get to Speedway. Yes. You are right. Lebanon is a quick 20 minutes in the opposite direction. However, I wanted to see what all the hype was about with the 2017 Sportage.

I took Lafayette Rd. to 65 and set the cruise at the speed limit. I quickly noticed two things: 1) The Sportage reached the speed limit rather easily ((read what you will into that)) 2.) The 2017 Kia Sportage is very quiet at highway speeds. I left the interstate for a quick trip through Lebanon to the country roads that link Lebanon to Zionsville. The Sportage was absolutely wonderful on the turns, and stopped with ease at the many stop signs I encountered.

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The Sportage is right at home in Downtown Zionsville and its cute shops and brick roads, but the 2017 Sportage stands out there too. As I got out to snap a couple pictures of the beautiful car along the streets of Zionsville I had a couple of people ask me what kind of car it was. I was able to show them the interior and even showed off the Android Auto which was paired up to my Samsung Note 5 (I monitored my data for the day through Verizon Wireless and I couldn’t find an increase in usage). The Android Auto gave me the ability to use my phone for Navigation through the Sportage’s screen even though the car I drove wasn’t equipped with NAV (can you say “savings?”).

I figured I better leave Zionsville, so I could make it to the Speedway ticket offices before they closed. I made my way down 421 to 465 and continued on to the Speedway Exit. I started to think about how much more traffic would be in this area of town in just a couple of weeks… I made it to the ticketing office with plenty of time to spare, so I made a few more stops in Speedway to grab some more pictures of the Sportage out and about. I stopped at the Pit Stop Pizzeria for a couple of pies and headed back to the dealership. I’m glad I got to take the new Sportage out for a cruise. It’s a wonderful vehicle. But I am even happier I was able to visit Lebanon, Zionsville, and Speedway all in a day’s work!

 

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