The final event of the Mid-America Speedway is six days away, and the weather forecast is improving for our 9th Annual Halloween race. More on that later in this newsletter.
Our 65cc Showdown at Indy and Vintage Heavy Nights on 10/21 saw beautiful weather, and proved once again that the MAS staff is always willing to try and put some extra money in the riders pockets.
Lakota Leedy was the big winner of the night after winning the main event in the 65cc Showdown, as well as the 85cc Class.
Charlie Roberts was the big winner in the Vintage Heavy Class riding the Koontz Brothers Bultaco Astro. Charlie had a rough go in his heat race, and if there were a pace car in flattrack, Charlie probably would have hit that as well. Sorry Charlie, we could not resist! In all seriousness, Charlie and fellow AMA Class of '79 members do a ton of work to support injured riders, and have donated money to nearly every injured rider since their inception.
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.
We will have a judge in staging for the heat races that will be assigning starting positions for heat races based on the riders costume. The better your costume, the closer to the pole a rider will start their heat. Main event starting position will still be determined by a riders heat race finish.
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 weeks event 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 70 degrees in Indianapolis, but the ice racing season will be starting in a little more than 60 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
9th Annual Halloween Race. $500 to win the Open Class
11/11 Awards Banquet at Sunrise Bowl, Clermont, IN. RSVP's required
2018 Initial Dates
More to come...
4/28/18** Spring Opener. (May 5th is rain date)
6/2/18** 80-200 Youth Night, with $250 going to the winning bike owner in the 85-200 Class
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.