He’s driving what?! Riding in style off the track at the Indy 500

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SPEEDWAY, IND. (WISH) — For all the action on the track at the moment in Indianapolis, the chaos continues off it. IndyCar fans are given access unlike almost any other sport, and that means the drivers for the 102nd Indianapolis 500 come and go quickly and comfortably.

“In England you are not allowed to drive until you are 17, but you can ride on one of these when you are 16, so people get out on the road,” Carlin driver Max Chilton said of his sleek moped.

As for Australian James Davison, he prefers to get around with more speed. 

“It is an electric skateboard, you hold a control and you can just go straight down the pit lane, to your pit box and you can’t do that with a motor bike or a golf cart. You get there quicker ands you can just dump it,” Davison said.

The most popular way to get around the garage is the American way: A suped-up golf cart.

“We have turn signals obviously because we need to have everything you need to drive on the road. It is not bad when it comes to speed, but it will never be Ryan Hunter-Reay’s golf cart. Ryan Hunter-Reay’s golf cart is essentially the Cadillac or the incredible super car of golf carts,” Daly said.

But there is one poor soul around the track. 23-year-old Sage Karam has no moped, no golf cart and even no bicycle. He’s just hoofing it around the two and a half mile oval.

“I am a one-off driver, so I can’t really afford golf carts or stuff yet so we’ll see,” Karam said 

A brave sole. The rest of the field for the 102nd Indianapolis 500 are riding in style into race day.

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