IMS Details 'Rev' Event

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The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has unveiled more details about a new charity event. Rev, which will be held at the speedway in May, will feature racing-inspired food and reigning IndyCar Series Champion Scott Dixon.

March 4, 2014

News Release

Indianapolis, Ind. -- World-class chefs and entertainers, and three-time and reigning IndyCar Series Champion Scott Dixon, are the latest additions to an exciting lineup for attendees of Rev, an inaugural charity event to be held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and led by Methodist Health Foundation and Indiana University Health.

Serving up IndyCar driver-inspired cuisine will be chefs Vic Vegas and Spike Mendelsohn, both having achieved fame through Bravo show Top Chef and Food Network's Next Food Network Star. The chefs will be on-site at the event to add unique twists to some of the favorite foods of IndyCar drivers, with samples available for those in attendance

National singer-songwriter and Indianapolis native John McLaughlin, along with Lockstar, a popular Midwest DJ, are also new additions to the event, where the performers lead a growing number of entertainment opportunities for those in attendance.

"We're extremely excited that one of the Midwest's favorite DJs, Lockstar, is teaming up with national recording artist London Rose and a host of other talented musicians to bring a highly energetic and unique DJ performance to Rev's inaugural event," said Trevor Yager, Co-Chair of the Rev Special Events Executive Council.

Holding true to the historic IMS venue and the spirit of racing, Rev also welcomes three-time and reigning IndyCar Series Champion Scott Dixon of Target Chip Ganassi Racing and his wife Emma as honorary co-chairs of the event. The New Zealander's 33 Indy car victories make him the winningest active driver in the sport, with only drivers named Foyt, Andretti and Unser ahead of him on the all-time list.

"My wife Emma and I are really looking forward to our involvement in this special event," Dixon said. "The relationship between IU Health Methodist Hospital and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a historic one, and what better way to celebrate it all than with great music and IndyCar-inspired cuisine – all in support of a good cause."

Dixon's wife Emma also joins Rev as honorary co-chair. Emma excelled on a different kind of track, as a runner. As a previous Welsh and British 800-meter champion, Emma's successful running career now helps guide her husband's athleticism as a driver.

Funds raised will provide support for IU Health Statewide Trauma programs, including medical services for drivers and patrons of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway IU Medical Center.

For tickets and additional information about the event, including sponsorship opportunities, visit More announcements leading to the event are expected in the coming weeks.



VIP - Jon McLaughlin 7:00pm-7:30pm (Private for VIPs only)

VIP - Jazz Band - Blair

Main Stage - Jon McLaughlin

Main Stage - Endless Summer

Main Stage - DJ Lockstar and featuring London Rose (National Recording Artist)

Local Food Contributors

Restaurant, Chef


Atrio – IU Health North Hospital, Peter Fulgenzi

Au Bon Pain


Bluebeard, Abbi Adams

Brad Gates Catering, Brad Gates

The Chef's Academy

Circle City Sweets and Soups, Cindy and Roger Hawkins

Clabber Girl

Crystal Catering

The Conrad Indianapolis, Michelle Matiya

The Cunningham Restaurant Group, Carl Chambers

Fogo de Chao, Joel Cir

The Food Guys, Chip Huckaby

GiGi's Cupcakes

Graeter's Ice Cream

Great Lake Supreme, Darrin Hayward

Green Bean Delivery

H2O Sushi and 4 Birds Bakery, Nicole Ankney

Just Pop In, Mandy Selke and Carly Swift

Late Harvest, Ryan Nelson

Levy Restaurants

Local Eatery and Pub, Craig Baker

Louie's Lunch Truck

McFarling Foods, Patrick Cade

Ocean Prime, Shawn O'Brien

Oceanaire, Mark Marlar

Peterson's, Ricky Hatfield

Pizza King Indianapolis

Prime 47, Thomas Melvin

Recess, Greg Hardesty

Ritz Charles Catering

Ruth's Chris Steak House, David Bradley

St. Elmo Steak House, Dave Foegley

Sullivan's Steak House, Matt Wahl

Trader's Point Creamery

Turley & Associates

US Foods

About the Partnership

The relationship between IU Health Methodist Hospital and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway dates back to the racetrack's earliest days. From the hospital's first motorized ambulance in 1910, to the first liftoff of their LifeLine helicopter in 1970, to today, IU Health Methodist Hospital and the IMS have worked together to promote the safety of racecar drivers and Hoosiers alike. Rev is a celebration of the continued partnership between these influential Indiana institutions.

About Methodist Health Foundation

Methodist Health Foundation champions the mission of IU Health Methodist Hospital through fundraising. The Foundation supports improving the health of patients and community through innovation and excellence in care, education, research and service. The hospital has a rich heritage of delivering critical care - advanced, specialized and highly effective treatments to the critically ill and injured patients. For more information, visit

About Indianapolis Motor Speedway

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the world's largest spectator sporting facility. It plays host annually to four events in three major racing series: Grand Prix of Indianapolis, Indianapolis 500 Mile Race (IndyCar Series), Brickyard 400 (NASCAR Sprint Cup Series) and Red Bull Indianapolis GP (MotoGP World Championship). Established in 1909, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has long prevailed as an icon of motorsports excellence. Beginning in 2009, the Speedway celebrated its Centennial Era, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the facility in 2009 and the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race in 2011. For more information, visit

About Indiana University Health

Named among the "Best Hospitals in America" by U.S.News & World Report for 16 consecutive years, Indiana University Health is dedicated to providing a unified standard of preeminent, patient-centered care. A unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine—one of the nation's leading medical schools—gives our highly skilled physicians access to innovative treatments using the latest research and technology. For more information, visit

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Source: Indianapolis Motor Speedway