Fan Info - INDYCAR 101 - The Teams - The Transporter

The Transporter

 

An Indycar Series transporter serves as a team's "race shop on wheels," crucial to the at-track activity of every team.  These big rigs not only transport race
cars and equipment but convert into a mobile race shop with high-tech work areas and team headquarets, housing everything needed for a successful race weekend.

Meeting Areas (RED):  The area in red is utilized for debriefings, race strategy sessions, engineering meetings and driver interviews.

Overhead Storage (YELLOW): The area in yellow is utilized as transportation and storage area for the team's primary car and back-up or "T" car.  Cars are loaded and unloaded from overhead storage using a lift.  Awnings or canopies can be attached to the exterior overhead storage area, creating a make-shift garage area at tracks with limited or temporary space such as St. Petersburg, Long Beach, Toronto, Belle Isle, or Houston.

Lower Storage Area (BLUE): The area in blue is travel storage area that converts into a workspace at-track.

This transporter is just an example of what you may find in the IndyCar Series paddock.  Teams modify this basic design to fit their at-track needs.