The Indianapolis 500 roared past the checkered flag in first place, in our 10Best Readers' Choice award contest for 'Best Bucket List Sports Event.' After four weeks of voting on the hottest tickets in sports, fans bestowed the #1 title upon the iconic Memorial Day weekend race which is fast approaching. America loves its motorsports, and showed it, by throwing more votes to the legendary racetrack contest than to the Olympics, which came in second. Browse the complete list of winners in the carousel above.
While it's not clear if recency of experience played a hand in voting, The Masters (which just occurred in April) and last weekend's Kentucky Derby also landed in the top five spots. A ticket to the Masters is nearly impossible to obtain, adding to its allure, as does the unparalleled beauty of the Augusta National gold course.
Another ticket that's out of reach for most sports fans - one to a Super Bowl - remains a lofty but coveted possession for many of our readers. Sports tickets landing in the top 10 were mostly team sports, but three individual sports (golf, horse racing, motorsports) resonated strongly with voters. The Olympics - a bit of both - struck a chord with patriots as well as sports fans.
Congratulations to all the winners, and to anyone struggling for a gift idea for a sports fan: look no further. If you can swing entry to any of these events for the fan in your life, your generosity won't soon be forgotten, if ever.