With the IZOD Indy Car® Series returning from Brazil for the first domestic race of the season, Dale Coyne Racing and the Boy Scouts of America begin their year long trail of engagement with America’s youth.
This weekend, March 26- 28, the Boy Scouts of America #19 Indy Car will debut on American soil at the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
“This marks the beginning of an exciting series of planned activities both on and off the track for our nearly 3 million Scouts,” commented Chief Scouting Executive Robert Mazzuca. “It’s great to see the local councils get involved with this exciting and technologically advanced marketing venture for the Boy Scouts of America.”
Local councils in the St. Petersburg area will be involved in track activities and a special event on Friday night. Local Cub Scouts will be treated to a night at the Great Explorations Children’s Museum in St. Petersburg. On hand will be a Boy Scout show car for the Scouts to experience sitting in the cockpit of a real race car while having their photos taken.
Alex Lloyd, the driver of the BSA #19 IndyCar, will be on hand to sign autographs and answer questions about racing, driving and how he went from being a Scout to a current day Indy Car driver. Team owner Dale Coyne will also be on hand to answer questions while sharing the importance of team work in this high tech world of IndyCar racing.
The Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg marks the second event of this season’s 17-race schedule. The team competed in the streets of São Paulo, Brazil two weeks ago, where a rain filled race event took its toll on many competitors.
Efforts now turn to the American swing of road course events. This event, where Dale Coyne Racing finished 3rd last year, along with races in Birmingham, Alabama and Long Beach, California kick off the early season. Following these venues is an oval race in Kansas and the famed Indianapolis 500.
Watch Alex Lloyd in the Boy Scouts of America #19 IndyCar during this weekend’s Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on ABC. LIVE broadcast begins at 3:30 P.M. Eastern Time on Sunday, March 28th.
About the Boy Scouts of America
The Boy Scouts of America is the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. The Scouting organization is composed of 2.7 million youth members between the ages of 7 and 20, 1.1 million volunteers, and nearly 300 local councils throughout the United States and its territories. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit www.scouting.org.
More information about 100 Years of Scouting can be found at www.scouting.org/100years.
About Dale Coyne Racing
For more than 27 years Dale Coyne Racing has competed in Indy car racing. The team enjoyed a successful 2009 IndyCar Series season with a win at Watkins Glen, and finished 9th in the IndyCar Series championship. Please visit www.dalecoyneracing.com for more information about the Boy Scouts of America #19 IndyCar.