The inaugural Lilac Grand Prix is a new, world-class indoor track meet happening February 11 in Spokane, Washington that has a novel, athlete-centric revenue sharing model and pay-per-view format. Tempo contributor Tim Rossi sat down with Jeff Merrill, chief intern of meet producers Tracklandia, and some of the biggest names competing on Friday. Watch his chats with Jeff, Craig Engels, Donovan Brazier, David Ribich and Australia’s own Jess Hull below. Great chats about pre-meet preparation, race strategy and the state of the sport right now. And if you’re reading this before the meet, make sure to get your PPV ticket here.