INDIANAPOLIS (March 1, 2022) – The 500 Festival today announced that tickets are now on sale to the
public for the 2022 500 Festival Breakfast at the Brickyard, presented by Midwestern Engineers, Inc. Proceeds from all 500 Festival ticketed events help support the organization’s college programs and youth health, fitness, and education programming.
On Saturday, May 21, race fans, business leaders, Indiana mayors, and the 500 Festival Princesses
gather at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for an action-packed, Hoosier tradition – the 500 Festival
Breakfast at the Brickyard, presented by Midwestern Engineers, Inc.
• What: 500 Festival Breakfast at the Brickyard, presented by Midwestern Engineers, Inc.
• Date: Saturday, May 21
• Time: 9:30 – 11 am
• Location: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Plaza Pavilion
The morning’s festivities will kick off by honoring Indiana’s mayors. Mayor of Indianapolis, Joe Hogsett,
hosts 70+ mayors from all corners of Indiana, saluting these civic leaders for their tireless work in
advancing Hoosier communities. Guests will enjoy a traditional Hoosier breakfast and hear
from Indianapolis Motor Speedway executives and 500 Festival leaders. At the conclusion of the event,
the Marlyne Sexton 500 Festival Queen Scholar will be announced.
During the event, attendees will also enjoy a lively Q&A session led by Katie Kiel, former 500 Festival
Princess and active personality in the motorsport’s community. The event’s keynote speaker will be
announced at a later date. Past speakers include legends such as Mario Andretti, Sam Schmidt, Johnny
Rutherford, Janet Guthrie, Lyn St. James, and Roger Penske.
The events featured guest for this year is former INDYCAR driver and current INDYCAR analyst for NBC Sports, James Hinchcliffe. Hinchcliffe will be honored as the day’s featured guest in an interview with Katie Kiel, former 500 Festival Princess and active personality in the motorsport community. As the self-proclaimed mayor of the fictional internet city “Hinchtown,” he will be recognized with his very own mayor’s vest. “I am honored to be the featured guest at this year’s Breakfast at the Brickyard,” Hinchcliffe said. “I’m thrilled at the opportunity to be involved in such a historic tradition and to be amongst the list of previous featured guests such as Roger Penske, Sam Schmidt, and Mario Andretti. Officially being recognized as the Mayor of Hinchtown is also an added bonus!”
Ticket holders will have the opportunity to drive their car around the famed oval track at IMS (weather
permitting) before enjoying the event. Garage tours will be offered after the event, prior to the afternoon
qualifying session for the 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500.
Prices for individual tickets are $85 each and Preferred Corporate tables are $950. Tickets can be
purchased at 500Festival.com/Breakfast.
The 500 Festival Breakfast at the Brickyard is supported by Midwestern Engineers, Inc. as the returning
presenting partner. Based in Loogootee, Indiana, Midwestern Engineers, Inc. serves Indiana
municipalities in planning and designing infrastructure solutions promoting local and regional community
“Midwestern Engineers, Inc. is proud to continue our presenting sponsorship of the 500 Festival Breakfast
at the Brickyard.” said PE and president of Midwestern Engineers, Inc. John Wetzel, “The event is truly a
statewide celebration that connects communities with the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500.”
The 500 Festival also welcomes Apex Benefits as an Associate Partner of the event, as well as a
Checkered Flag Member for the 500 Festival Corporate Member Program. Apex Benefits is Indiana’s
largest advisory firm dedicated exclusively to helping employers realize cost savings on group benefit
plans. Apex provides strategic benefits consulting and insurance advisory services to nearly 200 clients in
nearly every industry.
“Apex is excited to be a part of Breakfast at the Brickyard and the 500 Festival Corporate Member
Program this year,” says Apex Benefits President and CEO John Gause. “As a member of the
Indianapolis community, our organization is looking forward to connecting with other businesses around
our great city and supporting the Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”
Support of the 500 Festival Breakfast at the Brickyard is provided by: Midwestern Engineers, Inc., Apex
Benefits, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, McDonalds, WISH, and WIBC.
For more information about Breakfast at the Brickyard, or to purchase tickets, please visit
Indianapolis, IN 46222