Cross-posted from theRPGsite (where you need to register to take advantage of this, if you aren't already).
Since I am the resident Hoosier of the board, I feel it is my interest to remind everyone the Indy 500 is back with a vengeance. American open-wheel racing is again united, and with many young stars, and fresh off the most exciting Bump Day in 15 years, I am ready to stir up some interest.
How, you say? First, by linking to this photo of Danica Patrick. Second, by having a FREE contest. Here's how to play: you need to respond to this thread saying you want in (and saying what # respondent you are). The first 33 respondents get drivers assigned to them randomly (I pull them out of a hat). If your driver wins the race, you get a totally kickass stack of RPG goodness (and I promise you, I have some surprises stored up!). I'll also give out smaller prizes to the 2nd and 3rd-place winners, k?
Entry cut-off is Saturday! Watch or listen to the race Sunday afternoon to watch some kickass racing, amazing strategy, gut-wrenching crashes, and someone becoming a part of racing history. I know most of you won't tune in. But for those of you who do, I hope you get an appreciation of the majesty, amazing history, and excitement of the Greatest Spectacle In Racing. All this week, I hope to have time to link to some great finishes, terrible crashes, and wild moments that make this such a celebration for us Indy natives.
(And yes, this is open to non-U.S. folks. After all, the race has Englishmen, determined Japanese, laid-back Americans, underdog Canadians, hometown Indy boys, surprising Germans, super-speedy Aussies and New Zealanders, charismatic Brazilians, and a stew of everyone else!)