pace car

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a high-performance car that leads a parade of competing cars through the pace lap and then pulls off the course

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Farm Extravaganza, and the Macon Speedway Pace Car, again on the display until just before race time.
Competition Graphics Art Director and Graphics Designer Joe Mikulas who used the student's idea to develop the design for the pace car said, "It was really cool turning a little girl's drawing into a reality." When Mikulas was sent the original artwork, he scanned it and retouched it and set up the files to match Sabrina's concept.
As Grand Marshal, the elder Hoyt will ride in a pace car ahead of the lead runners, heralding to spectators that thousands of runners will soon be coming.
Two dozen classic Cadillacs and LaSalles are on display, including a rare 1903 Cadillac from the first year of production, a 1937 LaSalle Convertible Sedan, a 1948 75 Series Limousine, and the 1957 Cadillac Brougham used in the film "Driving Miss Daisy." Also featured are two recent models: the 1992 Indianapolis 500 pace car and the 2003 Cadillac Sixteen show car.
And Dario will be back behind the wheel at the Indianapolis 500 in May where he will be driving the pace car.
Once all the participating cars have been chosen, they will be led by members of Abu Dhabi Police and a pace car, decorated in the UAE colours and donated by Western Motors on a parade route starting at du Forum and cover more than 3.5 kilometres.
"The 2.1-mile International Circuit also held a Cavalcade where riders do three laps behind a pace car while waving and smiling to the crowds."
Action will get underway at 8.30pm following a mandatory drivers' briefing and two laps out on the track behind the Pace Car.
M2 EQUITYBITES-August 27, 2012--Ford Championship Weekend pace car to be given away by Sprint and Ford(C)2012 M2 COMMUNICATIONS
The drivers use this lap to warm up their engines and tyres ahead of a flying start once the pace car pulls off.
Seven laps following a pace car was the perfect way to get used to sitting lower and familiarise yourself with controls.
It was that kind of race, the pace car ran out of petrol and the race was red flagged ten minutes from the end for rain.
Most people presume there is a special event to award a pace car to the Indy 500 winner.
DONALD J Trump apparently has more important things to do than to drive the pace car in the Indianapolis 500 on May 29.