, the 2015 Verizon IndyCar champion, drives through the first turn at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during last May’s Indianapolis 500. Dixon’s car will be on display in Roann later this week during the Roann Covered Bridge Festival. Photo by Joseph Slacian
By Emma Rausch
ROANN – The community is off to the races and donning checkered flags in preparation of its four-day jamboree, the Roann Covered Bridge Festival, which begins Thursday Sept. 10.
This year, the festival’s theme will be “Racin’ to Roann” and featuring the Target/Chip Ganassi racecar, driven by 2015 Verizon IndyCar Champion Scott Dixon, as the main attraction, according to Donna Harman, event coordinator.
The opportunity to feature the champion racecar arose thanks to Rick Morris, one of the new festival committee members, Harman said.
“I think the racecar theme this year will be really fun,” Harman told The Paper of Wabash County. “I just get excited about people coming and see our little town hold a big festival like ours.”