Cream City Rickshaws Sets New Three-Wheel Racing Record during IndyFest Test Day
On track action got underway early for the Milwaukee IndyFest as the Cream City Rickshaws took to the one-mile oval today for their first official test session. Rickshaw pilot Kris Lacrnski turned a fast lap time of 4:03.27 setting a new track record for the three-wheeled man-powered machines.
Seventeen rickshaws will take to The Mile this weekend for two heat races on Friday followed by the final one-lap showdown going green at 11:35 a.m. on Saturday. This unique racing event, deemed the Inaugural World Championship of Rickshaw Racing, will feature some of the finest cyclist and man-powered taxi drivers the state of Wisconsin has to offer.
"I was impressed to see the pure speed and power of the rickshaws during their tests session today," said Milwaukee IndyFest General Manager Kevin Healy. "I think Saturday's Inaugural World Championship of Rickshaw Racing is going to be an unforgettable experience."
The Milwaukee IndyFest weekend schedule officially begins Thursday as Firestone Indy Lights and Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires test on the historic one-mile oval. Fans are welcome to watch all the Indy Lights and Pro Mazda action for free from the grandstands from 10 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. Additionally, Marcus Hotels and Resorts will be hosting the official Milwaukee IndyFest Street Party at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center. The street party will feature live music, Milwaukee food trucks, a car show, driver appearances, House of Harley-Davidson parade and live entertainment to rev up race fans.
On Friday festivities kick-off with practice and qualifying for the IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights, in addition to exciting race action from Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires from 6 - 7 p.m. Fans can watch the action from the grandstands for free on Friday. General admission tickets for Saturday are $25 for adults and $5 for children the age of 12 and below. Saturday's action will begin with infield activities opening at 8:30 a.m. while the Firestone Indy Lights race takes the green flag at 1 p.m. CT. The IZOD IndyCar Series 250-lap race will begin at 3 p.m. CT/4 p.m. ET.