Start Your Engines: It’s the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500!

Updated 5/27/16

Colorado’s our favorite state.  It must be since we chose to live here!  But, we weren’t born here; nobody on the Factotum payroll is a native Coloradan.  Our roots lie elsewhere.  In regards to the owners of Factotum, those roots are dug into the fertile farmlands of Indiana and that’s why we’re bringing a little bit of the Circle City to the Mile High this Sunday!

It’s the 100th running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” the world’s largest single-day sporting event, the culminating event of the Month of May, the Indianapolis 500!  Factotum will be celebrating accordingly.

Indy 500 Factotum

We’ll be open early (10am) so you can catch the start of the race and sing along to “Back Home Again in Indiana.”  We’ll project the race on our 100” screen and have the Midwest’s favorite lawn game, cornhole, set up on our patio.  And bring some meat and utensils; we’ll supply you with grills and propane.

Want your first beer free?  Then wear a shirt that pertains to the state of Indiana.  That shirt can be from an Indiana college, sports team, or brewery.  Maybe rock a concert tee featuring your favorite Hoosier musician (e.g. Michael Jackson, John Mellencamp, Axl Rose).  Did you pick up some memorabilia from your last visit to Holiday World or Indiana Beach?  That works, too.  Anything that relates to the Crossroads of America will get you one free beer.

For even more excitement, we’ll be running a “Pick-a-Car” contest.  You toss in $5 and randomly select a poker chip with a car’s number on it.  When your car does something like crash, lead after 100 laps, or win the whole thing, you win beer-related prizes!  See the rules of the game below.

So, kiss the bricks, drink the milk (or beer, rather), and party like you’re in the Snake Pit!  You’re not cheating on Colorado if you celebrate with us this Sunday; just like everybody’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, everybody’s Hoosier on Indy 500 Day!

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“Pick a Car” Rules

  • Buy-in is $5
  • Car selection is randomized (you’ll blindly pull a number)
  • You may buy-in at any point in the race but prizes are not retroactive (if you pull a car that has already crashed, for example, you’re out of luck)
  • Must be present to claim prizes
  • We will collect e-mails in case of rain delays
  • Prizes are as follows:

-FIRST CRASH: One free beer + a can koozie
-ALL SUBSEQUENT CRASHES: One free beer
-LEADER AFTER 50/100/150 LAPS: One free beer + a t-shirt
-3rd PLACE FINISHER: One free beer + a can koozie + a t-shirt
-2nd PLACE FINISHER: One free beer + a can koozie + a t-shirt + a growler
-OVERALL WINNER: One free beer + a can koozie + a t-shirt + a growler + 50% of the buy-in monies