As the saying goes, the third time is a charm, and last nights race proved that once again. After getting rained out on April 27th, and May 4th, we finally got an event in, and ironically all of the rain that we received earlier in the week contributed to a great track with plenty of grip. We often get complimented on how quick our program runs, and last nights program was no exception with the mains and heats being completed in three hours, with a total of 25 heats, 18 mains, and 120 entries. The big winner of the night was Chase Anderson from Caseyville, IL who took home $275 in the 80-200 class.
We also need to remind people that the Marion County Fairgrounds does not allow dogs on the property. (there are signs stating this at the entrance). Secondly, our insurance carrier does not cover a dog incident should one occur. Effective immediately, there is going to be a zero tolerance policy on this. We know that many of you are attached to your dogs, but, the liability from a dog bite is not worth the risk.
The next race on the schedule is this Saturday June 8th,
with a $100 bonus going to the winner of the Senior 50+ Class.
Racing resumes on 7/13 with $500 going to the winning bike owner of the 65cc Class. The purse money is being put up by Tear It Up Racing, Cycle Trucking, and Mid-America Speedway. While we are talking about Cycle Trucking, and Tear It Up Racing, they are also putting up money the following week on 7/20 where it will pay $400 to the winning bike owner in the 50cc Chain Class, and $150 to the winning bike owner in the 50cc Shaft Class.
August 2nd and 3rd is our AMA Vintage National Dirt Track National weekend. Friday, August 2nd is vintage only, and Saturday, August 3rd in vintage and all of the Mid-America Classes. August 24th is our Quad Shootout with $1000 going to the winner of the Open Quad Class, and once again Tear It up racing is putting up $300 to win the Youth Quad Class. We round out the month of August on the 31st, with a $100 bonus going to the winner of Vet 30+.
September starts off a little different for Mid-America in that we are hosting a triple-header of the Midwest Extreme Dirt Track National Series. Friday, September 6th will see action on the oval, and then on Saturday the 7th, and Sunday the 8th the quads will take to the TT track. Next on the schedule is Vintage Heavy Night on September 21st with $100 (per cylinder) going to the winner of the Vintage Heavy Class. Our final event of the month will see the winner of the 250 Money class taking home $500 for their efforts on the 28th.
October is another unique month in that the Mid-America crew is promoting two nights of racing at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, IN on Saturday, October 12th and Sunday the 13th. Both nights will feature the regular Mid-America classes and will also be the final two rounds of the 2019 AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Series. October 19th is Vintage Light Night, with a $100 bonus being awarded to the winner of the Vintage Light Class. The season ends the following week on October 26th with our 11th annual Halloween race. The winner of the Open Bike class will receive $500 for their efforts.
Lightshoe Named Official Steel Shoe of MAS
Lightshoe has come on board with MAS as a sponsor of the 2019 series. Lightshoe is a huge supporter of our sport and has revamped our simple tool of the trade to be a high performance, light weight shoe built for you. Their steel shoes are worn by champions, expert, pro and amateur racers all over the world. The unique 2 piece design has been tested and proven. Their goal is to produce a hand-crafted
and custom made steel shoe specifically for the boot of the rider using it and in lightening fast speed. So whether you are new to the sport, have a youth rider that will continue outgrowing their steel shoes, or make your living with this tool they will have you covered. Visit Lightshoe on Facebook or visit
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Free Entries in 50 Shaft, 50 Chain and 65cc
We are going to offer one free class entry to anybody riding the 50 Shaft, 50 Chain, or 65cc Class through the Halloween race. Please note that additional classes will be the normal $25.
Our 2019 awards banquet will once again be held at Sunshine Bowl at 10809 East US 136 in Clermont, IN on November 9th. Everybody is invited to attend as we present awards to the top three in each class that entered at least 51% of the races that were run in 2019. We also have drawings for door prizes, and typically everybody that attends will go home with at least one door prize. Everybody will also get a meal and three games of bowling courtesy of Mid-America. There is no cost to attend, but RSVP's are required. RSVP's can be sent via email (email@example.com), text (317.871.4392) or through Facebook messenger.
Gates Open: 12:00
Signup Opens: 2:30
Signup Closes: 5:00
Riders Briefing: April, May, Sept, Oct: 4:30
Riders Briefing: June, July, August: 4:00
Practice: April, May, Sept, Oct: 5:00
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
** are Mid-America Points
**6/8 $100 Bonus to win Sr. 50+
**7/13 $500 to winning bike owner in 65cc Class
**7/20 $400 to winning bike owner in 50 chain, and $150 to winning bike owner in 50 shaft
8/2 AMA Vintage Nationals (Vintage Only)
**8/3 AMA Vintage Nationals and all regular classes
**8/24 $1000 to win open Quad, $300 to win Youth Quad
**8/31 $100 bonus to win Vet 30+
**9/21 $100/Cylinder to win Vintage Heavy
**9/28 $500 to win 250 Money Class
10/12 and 10/13 AMA Vintage Nationals and all regular MAS classes at Plymouth Speedway, Plymouth, IN
**10/19 $100 to win Vintage Light
**10/26 11th Annual Halloween Race - $500 to win Open Bike
11/9 2019 Awards Banquet 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 12th season in 2019. Constructed in early 2008, and growing with each event, Mid-America is consistently in national headlines as the Midwest's premier short 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.