Mid-America first opened in the spring of 2008, and while we had to increase a rider's entry fee by $5 for their first class for the 2009 season, we have held our pricing stable for the last nine seasons. Unfortunately, nearly every one of our costs have risen to the point where we are going to have to raise adult pit passes to $15. Pit passes for riders age 0-9 will not change, and neither will grandstand passes for youth or adults.
We would also like to point out that we also increased payout by about 10% for the 2010 season, and have a featured class at almost every race, that pays a minimum of $100 to win. We feel that our payout is second to none for a track that runs a semi-weekly program, and also we are one of the few tracks that posts their payout on their website and also at signup so that we can be 100% transparent.
Again, we apologize for this, but this was our only choice that would keep the lights on. The crew will continue to do everything that they can to provide an excellent racing surface and an efficient program.
Lastly, the fairgrounds has had signs up saying no dogs for probably 20 years. We have not enforced this policy as well as we should, and we need to start enforcing it starting with the June 2nd event.
Now, on to the fun stuff....
As we mentioned in our last newsletter, when MAS was first built, our youth classes often had more entries than the adult classes. Over the past 10 seasons these kids moved up to the adult classes with many turning professional. Where we came up short was that we did not back fill the youth classes which really is the future of the sport. With that said, and in following our motto of doing things differently, we are going to have a three round series within our 2018 series that will feature the future of the sport. We are calling it Mid-America Features the Future, and any rider that wins two of the four main events will receive a $100 bonus on top of the prize money for that night.
The next event is June 2nd, and is round one of our Featuring the Future Series where the winning bike owner of 80-200 will receive $250. We need to note that most sanctioning bodies state that amateurs cannot be paid. Therefore, we will pay the winning bike owner in order to not jeopardize a riders amateur status. Anybody that has been to the Amateur Grands will understand why we do this, and thank us later!
The racing continues the following weekend on June 9th, with a regular points night. We then take nearly a month off, and then return on July 7th for Sr. 50+ Night where we pay a $100 bonus to the winner. July 21st is round two of our Featuring the Future Series with $250 going to the winning bike owner in the 65cc class. Also running this night is the a qualifier for the Bultaco Astro Cup at the AFT Springfield Short track. The Bultacos will have their own class at this years AFT Springfield Short track which will be televised on Fans Choice and NBC Sports and the top three finishers in the Astro class will be invited to the Springfield Short track. The final round of the Featuring the Future Series is one week later on July 28th with a $100 bonus to the winning bike owner in 50cc Shaft, and $200 to the winning bike owner in 50cc Chain.
The action continues on Friday, August 3rd with a round of the AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Series. The action continues the following night on August 4th with our Speedway Shootout Invitational, all regular classes and the second night of the AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Series. August 11th in our Open Quad Night which is another first for us where we are putting up $500 to win the Open Quad Class, and Joe Stahl from JLS Motorsports is putting up an additional $500 to the winner. The MAS crew then gets a much deserved week off after running six races in five weeks, but we return on August 25th for Vet 30+ Night where we will bonus the Vet 30+ winner $100.
September starts off with Super Sr. 60+ night with a $100 bonus to the winner, and a $50 bonus to the oldest rider starting the 60+ Main event. September concludes with a $100/cylinder bonus going to the winner of Vintage Heavy on September 29.
Next on the schedule is 250 Money Night on October 6th, with $500 going to the winner of the 250 Money class. October 20th is Vintage light night, and the 2018 season concludes on October 27th at our 10th annual Halloween race with $500 going to the winner of the Open bike class. The 2018 Awards Banquet will be two weeks later on November 10th at the Sunshine Bowling Center in Clermont, IN
Reserved Parking and Season Pit Passes
e have 14 points paying events our our 2018 schedule. We are offering a VIP season pit pass for $165, which is a $210 value.
Youth passes are $55,
Once again, we will be offering reserved pit parking for the 2018 season. Vans and trucks with small trailers will be parked with their front bumpers facing the fence that runs between the pit entrance and the hill (rear of vehicle would be facing turn 3 and 4 wall. Longer vehicles wo
uld park on the other side of the fence facing the vans and trucks with small trailers. Cost is $100 for the season and includes a sign with your name and
number in your choice of red, gre
en, black or blue identifying your reserved spot. Please contact us to reserve your spot today
LBR Films has been filming videos at each of the Mid-America events and posts a video from event within 5-7 days of the event. The LBR recent added a drone to his arsenal which immediately improved the quality of his already impressive videos. Be sure to follow him and the crew over the season at LBR Films and see if you made any of the videos.
Gates Open: 12:00
Signup Opens: 2:30
Signup Closes: 5:00
Riders Briefing Sept, Oct: 4:30
Riders Briefing June, July, August 4:30
Practice April, May, Sept, Oct:
Practice June, July, August: 4:30
Pit Passes: $15 age 10+, $5 age 5-9, no charge 4 and under
Entry Fees: Youth Classes: $25 for first class, $20 for each class after that
Adult Classes: $30 for first class, $25 for each class after that
*Note that Entry Fees for National events may be slightly higher.
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
**6/2 Featuring the Future Rd. 1
$250 to the winning bike owner in the 80-200 Youth Class
**6/9 Regular Points Race
**7/7 Sr. 50+ Night - $100 bonus to winner
**7/21 Featuring the Future Rd. 2
$250 to winning bike owner in the 65cc Class & Astro Cup Qualifier for Springfield National
**7/28 Featuring the Future Rd. 3 - $100 bonus to winning bike owner in 50cc Shaft and $200 to winning bike owner in 50cc Chain
8/3 AMA Vintage Dirt Track Nationals - Night One
**8/4 AMA Vintage Dirt Track Nationals (Night Two) & Speedway Shootout
$500 to win Speedway and all regular classes & AMA Vintage DT National Classes
**8/11 Open Quad Night - $500 to winner and $500 from JLS Motorsports
**8/25 Vet 30+ Night - $100 bonus to winner
**9/8 Super Sr. 60+ Night - $100 Bonus to winner, and $50 bonus to oldest rider starting the main event
**9/29 Vintage Heavy Night - $100 /cylinder + bonus to winner
**10/6 250 Money Night - $500 to winner of the 250 Money Class
**10/20 Vintage Light Night - $100/bonus to winner
**10/27 Halloween Race - $500 to winner of Open BIke
11/10 2018 Awards Banquest at Sunshine Bowl, 10809 East US 136, Clermont, IN
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.