Fathers from around the country celebrate at IndyFest

WEST ALLIS (WITI) -- This year marks the third year in a row that the Izod Indy Series brought the tour to West Allis and the Milwaukee Mile.

Racing fans from all over the country came for the week long festivities which fall during Father's Day weekend.

Jason Jakimauskas says being back at IndyFest is like coming back to his second home.

"Me and my old man we've been coming here for 20 plus years every year on Father's Day so it's kind of our tradition," said Jakimauskus. "Drove 450 miles to get up here to watch IndyFest."

Indy fan Chuck Verdun made the trip up from Pontiac, Illinois.

"My son lives in Kenosha. This is my Father's Day present," said Verdun.

One thing fans love about the sport is the chance to interact with drivers up close and personal.

"You can actually meet them before the race, like this morning we actually met a couple of drivers and got their autographs so it's pretty awesome," said Grace Marchello.

Super fan Larry Bilda said the family atmosphere keeps him coming back year after year.

"50 years and I hope to make it 50 more," said Bilda.

The winner of Saturday's race was Ryan Hunter Reay. Reay now has three wins at the Milwaukee Mile. The victory was extra special this time around as his son was born in December and his entire family was there to celebrate with him on Father's Day weekend.