Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser (above, IMS Photo) will return to racing at the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association’s Indy Legends Charity Pro-Am at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on June 17. The Hall of Famer will join his son, two-time Indy 500 winner Al Unser Jr., in the race, marking the first time they have competed together at Indianapolis since 1993.
“I guess I got tired of watching the kids have all the fun,” noted Unser, who served as Grand Marshal for the SVRA’s Brickyard Invitational in 2015. “Seriously, Tony Parella and his SVRA team have created a first-class event and that’s why the entire Unser family has gotten behind it. We believe in what he is doing and I personally enjoy reconnecting with the great fans of the Indianapolis 500.”
The Indy Legends Pro-Am, which benefits the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum Foundation, is the showcase event of the Brickyard Invitational weekend. The Unsers, along with 31 other Indianapolis 500 veterans, will race 1963 to 1972 vintage Corvettes, Camaros and Mustangs from the SVRA’s “Group 6” A and B Production class. Each 500 veteran is paired with an amateur driver, with them then splitting their shifts behind the wheel as they see fit. For complete information please visit www.svra.com