Photos and captions by Aaron Kennedy
Aaron Christensen has had a number of close calls with the I-500. With a 3rd place finish in 2017, and a 2nd place podium in 2013, he has done everything but win the fabled race. Throw in a recent win at the TRF250, and Aaron was one of the front-runners for this year’s edition. No I-500 is a gimme, however. Zach Herfindahl (2017 I-500 champion) and Wes Selby recently won the 2018 edition of the SOO-500, and they too are familiar with the ditches in the region. Sprinkle in ditch-racing luck and anyone in the pro class is capable of winning the race. Three days of 100+ mile awards those that know when to push it, but also dial it back to live and race another day.