The 2018 version of the Mid-America Speedway Season is in the final stretch with three events remaining on the schedule. In typical Mid-America style, we continue to try and take a unique approach to our events, and have some exciting racing action coming up.
October 14th: Vintage Light Night
October 14th is Vintage Light Night. The winner of the Vintage Light main event will receive a $100 bonus in addition to their regular trophy/winnings.
October 21st: "The 65cc Showdown at Indy" and Vintage Heavy Night
The original Vintage Heavy Night was scheduled for 9/16, but had to be moved due to a last minute scheduling conflict with the fair board. For the last several years, we have offered a $100 bonus per cylinder to the winning rider. Last year was the first year that a twin cylinder machine won the event, and Tony Berger took home a $200 bonus for his efforts.
Now on to our big story line of our October 21st event....
Early last week, we saw a Facebook post commenting that flat track needs to attract the younger riders, and have a night featuring these young riders. We felt that this was a great idea, and started speaking to some of the 65cc rider's parents who also loved the idea. We are proud to announce that the October 21st event will be titled "The 65cc Showdown at Indy"/Young Guns Night at Mid-America. The winning bike owner will receive $250 to win! We don't know for sure, but think this is one of the larger purses ever paid to the 65cc class. Please note that we do not want to jeopardize a rider's amateur status, so we are paying the money to the winning bike owner as opposed to the rider.
October 28th: Halloween Race
Back in 2009, we came up with the idea of a Halloween race. The idea was that would race in their costumes and go trick or treating in the pits, and have a relaxed time at the last race of the season. The event exceeded our expectations by leaps and bounds, with last years event receiving 225 entries. Last year, Bronson Buman took home the $500 for winning the Open class, and this year's event will pay the same.
Our awards banquet will be on 11/11 at the Sunshine Bowling Center in Clermont, IN. Mid-America has always paid for the cost of hosting the event, and will be doing a 50/50 raffle at the next three events to help offset the costs associated with the event. There is a limit of three guests per rider, as the facility has a capacity of 100 people. Please RSVP if you are planning on attending.
It's currently 74 degrees in Indianapolis, but the ice racing season will be starting in less than 90 days. Some of the staff at Mid-America spend the winter riding in the Xtreme-International Ice Racing Series. This is a travelling series often running on both the east and west coasts, however the promoter will haul a riders bike for no charge. There are three primary classes, Speedway, Open Bike, and Quad, with a mad dog or youth class added at select rounds. Typically the winner of the adult main event gets between $500 and $1000 depending on the city and local sponsors. If you are interested, please see Jim Terchila, Clayton Criswell, or Colby Long and they can provide more info.
Gates Open: 12:00
Signup Opens: 2:30
Signup Closes: 6:00
Directions to Mid-America
Mid-America Speedway is located at the southeast corner of Indianapolis at the Marion County Fairgrounds. From 465, take exit 49 and go to the first light and turn left, continue approximately 3/4 of a mile, and go over the overpass. Bear to the left of the base of the overpass, and the entrance to Mid-America is 1/4 mile on the left.
Thank you for your support
The Staff of Mid-America Speedway
Events with ** are Mid-America Points
10/14** Vintage Light Night
10/21** 65cc Showdown at Indy/
Vintage Heavy Night $100 bonus per
cylinder to the winning rider
9th Annual Halloween Race. $500 to win the Open Class
11/11 Awards Banquet at Sunrise Bowl, Clermont, IN. RSVP's required
About Mid-America Speedway
Located inside Indianapolis' Marion County Fairgrounds, Mid-America Speedway is excited to be entering our 10th season in 2017. Constructed in early 2008, and growing with each event, Mid-America is consistently in national headlines as the Midwest's premier track and renowned for the top pro riders that hone their skills on a regular basis. Year over year promotion and word of mouth have gotten the word out resulting in both spectator and rider attendance driving upward, up twenty five percent since 2010.