2011 Panoramic
Mid-America Speedway News Issue No. 7.17

July 29th: Regular Points Night
 The next event at Mid-America is this Saturday, July 29th.  This will be a regular points night for all of our classes.  Following that event will be rounds 8 and 9 of the AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Series on Friday, August 4th, and Saturday August 5th.  Friday night will be the AMA Vintage Dirt Track National classes only, and Saturday will see all of the regular Mid-America Points Classes and the AMA Vintage Dirt Track National classes.  

Press Release for our AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Rounds  

  Mid-America Speedway in Indianapolis to Host Rounds 8 & 9 of the 2017 AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championships on August 4-5
Indianapolis, IN. - July 24, 2017- Mid-America Speedway in Indianapolis is getting ready to host for the fifth-consecutive season rounds 8-9 of the 2017 AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship Series on August 4-5, which will see an eclectic mix of vintage dirt track racing machines from across the globe. This year's races will again be sponsored by Harley-Davidson of Bloomington, Indiana.
"In what is our 10 th season of hosting races at the Marion County Fairgroundshere on Indy's southeast side, we are really looking forward to again welcoming AMA Racing's Vintage Dirt Track National Championship Series to our facility," stated Jim Terchila, track president and promoter at Mid-America Speedway. "Unfortunately last season's second evening was rained out, and in spite of all the rain Indy has seen this year, we have been very lucky here. The week before our last event the track saw 6" of rain, yet by race time we still had a 2" cushion above the groove and the racing went off without a hitch. We're hoping Mother Nature stays on our side for this year's Vintage National races.
"This year's doubleheader round will see strictly the Vintage Dirt Track National races on Friday, August 4 while on Saturday, August 5 we will run the Vintage National races as well as our regular racing program," continued Terchila. " Y & S Designs out of Coatesville, IN. is setting us up with some very nice trophies for this year's event. They also take care of our regular season t-shirts and banners. And former AMA Grand National competitors and Class of '79 members Jackie Mitchell and Charlie Roberts will also be racing this event. Mitchell's Buy Right Autois also one of our associate sponsors for this weekend's races."
Gates open at 2PM EDT and tickets for this special event will be $10/each for grandstand seating and pit passes for adults, and children 5-9 will be able to get in for just $5/each. Rider's meeting will start at 4 PM EDT sharp, with practice at 4:30 and heats set to roll out at 7.
"We hope everyone will be able to come out and enjoy the races over the first weekend in August, and that everyone comes hungry, too," said Terchila, "as Chomp'z Truck food will also be serving their non-typical track food during the races. We're looking forward to this great weekend of racing as well as seeing all of our fans and sponsors!"
  Photo credit: Photo by Mike 'Stu' Stuhler/Stu's Shots
Marvin & Kyle Long's #19H BSA Victor 441 sits on display in the pits during the AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship round at Mid-America Speedway in Indy in August 2016. A wide variety of vintage racing machines just like this will be hitting the track again on August 4-5 for rounds 8 & 9 of the 2017 AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship at Mid-America Speedway.

Press release prepared by:
Mike 'Stu' Stuhler
Stu's Shots
10826 Riverwood Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN. 46234-7686
Steel Shoe National Series Coming to MAS 8/26
The Steel Shoe National series was in Hagerstown, MD last weekend, and all reports were that it was a success.   Mid-America is proud to be one of the five tracks in the nation to be selected to hold a Steel Shoe National event during their inaugural season.  The Steel Shoe Nationals pay $44,000 in total purse spread over three classes.  The three classes are: Pro 450 DTX, Pro Framer, and Pro Super Twin, and we are also adding round two of the US vs. Canada Speedway Shootout (by invitation)  

Here is a link to the Cycle News article: Link   

Here is the link to the press release announcing the Mid-America event: 

Remaining 2017 Events        
After the July 29th event we have a double header on on Friday, August 4th and Saturday the 5th which is rounds 8 and 9 of the AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Series.  Next on the schedule is our August 12th event which is a regular points night.  Following that is Vet 30+ Night on  August 19th   August 26th is our Steel Shoe National event featuring a $44,000 purse, and round two of the US vs. Canada Speedway Shootout.  (Round one will be in Welland, ON on July 8th.)  September 9th is Senior 60 Night, followed by Vintage Heavy Night on September 16th where the winner gets $100 per cylinder.  September 30th pays $500 to the winner of the 250 money class.  The Vintage Light riders are the featured class on October 14th, where the winner receives $100  Our 9th annual Halloween race will be on October 28th with $500 going to the winner of the Open Class.  Our awards banquet will be on 11/11 at the Sunshine Bowling Center in Clermont, IN.  

VIP Passes & Reserved Parking
We have 14 points paying events our our 2017 schedule and two nights of AMA Vintage National/Speedway.  We are offering a VIP season pit pass for $90 which is a $130 value. 

Once again, we will be offering reserved pit parking for the 2017 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 would 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, green, black or blue identifying your reserved spot. Please contact us to reserve your spot today.


  Important Times
Gates Open: 12:00

Signup Opens: 2:30

Riders Briefing:  July & August: 4:00
Riders Briefing: Sept & October: 4:30

Practice:  July & August: 4:30
Practice: Sept & October: 5:00

Heats: 7:00
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


In This Issue
2017 Schedule
Events with ** are Mid-America Points
7/29**  Mid-America Points Night

8/4 Round 8 of AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Series

8/5**  Round 9 of AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Series all regular MAS Classes will be run

8/12 **   Mid-America Points Night

8/19** Vet 30+ Night 

8/26** Steel Shoe National Series /  Rd 2 of USA vs. Canada Speedway Shootout

9/9 **  Senior 60+ Night

 9/16**   Vintage Heavy Night $100 bonus per  cylinder to the winning rider
9/30**  $500 to win 250 Money Class
10/14** Vintage Light Night

10/28**  9th Annual Halloween Race.  $500 to win the Open Class

November 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.