Every year when the racing activity slows down, the sponsor activity ramps up for AJ Foyt Racing.
One activity has proven to be very popular, the ABC Supply Day at the Track where guests are given the opportunity to drive an ABC Supply Indy car around MSR Houston, a road course located south of the city. The program is so popular that there are now two Track Days a year in the fall.
The event kicks off the night before with a dinner in Houston hosted by A.J. and Larry Foyt. This year to the delight of all, Tony Kanaan was able to attend as well. The guests are treated to some great food, and classic stories from A.J.—which range from exploits on his bulldozer to mesmerizing accounts of races gone by. Larry winds up the festivities with an overview of the Day at the Track program.
Guests arrive bright and early the next day at the track which has hosted this event for the past 12 years. Both the course and the Indy car, an older model Dallara, have been modified to make the event more accessible and more enjoyable for the guests who range from ABC Supply associates to the contractors they service throughout the year.