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On the morning of the event, the racers met in Rooney Park at 6 a.m. and caravanned to the course at 7:30 based on their predetermined grid number. Between 7:00 and the start of the race at 8:00, the course was swept for any debris that might have enticed the buzzards, while the volunteers, EMS, and aerial support got situated. Two lines of cars were formed, with the fastest cars in the left lane. A diverse group of Corvette owners came in for the event, including Mike Mann of Auburn, Indiana, and his '08 C6.