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Speedway: High Stakes V5RC Signature Event; Speedway, IN

High School

22-Nov-2024 - 23-Nov-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
2-Aug-2024 12:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
16-Aug-2024 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
8-Nov-2024 12:00 EST
Payment Deadline
23-Aug-2024 12:00 EDT

A maximum of 50% of team registrations can be from any one event region

Region Maximum % # Spots Allowed # Spots Remaining
Indiana 50% 43 43
This event is closed to registration because:
  • Registration opens at a future date.

General Info


The GREATEST SPECTACLE IN ROBOTICS is back at the world-famous Dallara IndyCar Factory in Speedway, Indiana, for the fifth running of the Speedway Signature Event! The Dallara IndyCar Factory is located just minutes away from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the biggest spectator sporting venue in the World. Each year, it plays host to the Indianapolis 500, the premier event in IndyCar auto racing. 

For the fifth year running, the 2024 Speedway event will feature the Pit Stop Challenge, where participants compete to be the fastest team to change a tire on a real IndyCar! Additionally, Indy500 racing simulators will return to give participants the feel of driving 235 miles per hour around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 

This event will offer three spots to the 2025 VEX Robotics World Championships in Dallas, Texas:

  • Tournament Champions (x2)
  • Excellence Award

Grade Level: High School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: Remote Engineering Notebooks

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 22-Nov-2024 - 23-Nov-2024

Dallara IndyCar Factory
Speedway, Indiana 46224
United States

Contact Information

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Friday, November 22, 2024

8:00 AM                           Gates Open, Registration, Inspection, and Practices Fields Open

9:30 AM                           Opening Ceremony

10:00 AM                         Drivers to Pit Lane (Drivers Meeting)

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM      Green Flag (Qualifications Matches Begin)

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM        Pit Stop for Lunch

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM          Qualifications Matches

Speedway Challenge

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM          Indy500 Racing Simulators Open

4:30 PM - 7:00 PM          Pit Stop Challenge Opens

7:00 PM                           Red Flag (Facility Closes)

Saturday, November 23, 2024

8:00 AM                           Gates Open, Practice Fields Open

8:30 AM - 12:15 PM        Qualifications Matches

12:15PM - 1:15 PM         Pit Stop for Lunch

1:15 PM - 3:15 PM          Qualifications Matches

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM          Alliance Selection

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM          Eliminations and Final

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM          Awards Ceremony at Dallara Winners Circle

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM          Cleanup and Departure


Signature Events are only made possible by the great volunteers who staff the event. The Speedway Signature Event is no exception; we always aim to have the best staff of volunteers at our event. 

We are currently seeking volunteers in the following areas:

  • Registration
  • Inspection
  • Field Resetters
  • Scorekeeper Referees
  • Skills Referees
  • Setup/Teardown

All head referees at the Speedway Signature Event hold previous experience from the World Championships and other Signature Events, State/Regional Championships, and local events. Judges will be unrelated to any participating teams. 

Those interested in volunteering can contact Julie Robbins ([email protected]).

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event of any emergency or bad weather, we will post updates to Robot Events and email coaches. 

If your arrival will be delayed, please call or text (317) 985-5111 with your team number.

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: A full refund will be given.

If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend: No refunds will be given.

Payment should be received within three weeks of registration. Teams registered within a month of the event should pay upon registration. Teams who do not meet the payment deadlines will be moved to the waitlist. 

Date: 22-Nov-2024 - 23-Nov-2024
Dallara IndyCar Factory
Speedway, Indiana 46224
United States

Travel Info

This event is held at the Dallara IndyCar Factory, one of the World's premier race car factories. The factory is located in Speedway, Indiana, just minutes away from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. There are many hotels and restaurants throughout the Town of Speedway. A parking lot for attendees and spectators can be found behind the factory. 


The Speedway Signature Event is proud to live stream the entirety of the 2024 Speedway: High Stakes. A link will be posted closer to the event. 

Judging Format

Hybrid judging format:

Engineering Notebooks will be reviewed in advance of the event by the Judges.  We believe this will allow the Judges to spend more time with the Notebooks and therefore better reward the awesome effort that teams put into their Notebooks.  We ask that all teams submit their Engineering Notebooks on RobotEvents NO LATER THAN midnight on Saturday, November 9th, 2024.  

Team Interviews will be conducted in person in the pits on the days of the event.  All teams will be interviewed at least once, so be prepared to tell us why your robot is great!  Interviews should be around 10 minutes in length, so be sure to practice being concise and impactful.  Some teams may receive second interviews if the Judges need additional information. 

If you have any questions about the judging process, please email the EP and we will try to answer them.

Signature Event Early Bird Policy

  • All Signature Events will have a specific Early Bird Registration that is independent of all local/regional Early Bird systems
    • Each team starts the season with three (3) opportunities to register during the Signature Event Early-Bird period
      • An opportunity is taken away each time the team registers for a Signature Event, whether during the Signature Event Early-Bird period or Standard period
      • A Signature Event Early-Bird opportunity is not taken away if a team registers for a tournament hosted by their school or organization (where the team’s coach is the Event Partner)
    • Early Bird Registration will open 16 weeks before the event at 12:00PM EST
      • Note: Modifications to this may be made for events in August and September
    • Standard Registration will open 14 weeks before the event at 12:00PM EST
    • An Event Partner may register their own teams to their Signature Event during Signature Event Early Bird Registration no matter how many other Signature Events they are already registered for  
      • The Event Partner must be the Primary Contact for the teams they are registering