Presentation, movie on history of Indy 500
Jamestowner Bill Sprague, who grew up in Indiana just a couple of miles from the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway, will hold a presentation on the Indy 500 on Thursday, May 16, at 7 p.m. Sprague witnessed his first race in 1936 with his father as they sat atop of a truck in the infield. Many years later, he and two partners formed their own production company and filmed the 1957 race. The company continued to cover the race for 17 years. Sprague directed race films in Pocono, California, Canada and Japan. The film of the 1971 Indy race will be shown at the library. The event is free and open to the public.