Santa Claus and Sarah Fisher

Dozens of young fans kicked off the holidays with some of their favorite Verizon IndyCar Series drivers and a special guest in a red suit.

The IMS Kids Club held its fourth Christmas party Dec. 6 at the Dallara facility in Speedway, Ind, with Scott Dixon, Sarah Fisher and Pippa Mann joining Santa Claus in greeting youngsters. Children also enjoyed an inflatable slide, face painting and other holiday activities.

"It's another great way that the Speedway out here at IMS is so connected to the local community," Mann said. "And it's so important for us to reach these kids because they're going to be our next generation of IndyCar fans."

Scott Dixon and Santa Claus

Poppy & Tilly Dixon

Santa Claus and Pippa Mann

Santa Claus's Reindeer

Scott Dixona and family

Kids visit Santa Claus at Dallara Factory