2013 Central USA Speedway News
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Speedway Long Track National Championship - Registration Open
Attn: Speedway Riders - Registration is Open Online
Friday, July 19 - Speedway Long Track National Championship
Fulton County Fairgrounds - Wauseon, Ohio
The Speedway Long Track National Championship will be held during the 31st annual AMCA Wauseon National at the Fulton County Fairgrounds on Friday, July 19, 2013.
An online letter of intent for the Speedway Long Track National can be submitted from the Speedway page of www.bikedays.com.
Note: Riders that submit the online letter of intent by June 15, 2013 will receive a FREE Bike Days T-shirt.
(Courtesy of Applied Innovations)
Thanks, Scotty Brown
July 19, 2013 - Wauseon, Ohio
Scott & Staci email@example.com (May 12, 2013)
Mid America News
April 20, 2013 - While one race is in the books at Mid-America, most people will agree that the season is still getting ready to start. Last weekend's event had 125 total entries, with 18 riders in the 450 (bike) class, and 21 in the Open Bike class. There were some great rides by several riders, and the end of the night, Rob Pearson won the Open Bike Class, and earning his first ever main event win at Mid-America, Barry Benkert Jr, won the 450 Class.
Other main event winners were:
50cc Shaft: Jayden Snider
50cc Chain: Landon Drowns
65cc: Drew Hart
85cc: Jeremiah Duffy
0-160cc: Jared Lowe
80-200: Jeremiah Duffy
Youth Quad: Bethany Larkin-Hutcheson
Mad Dog: John Farmer
249cc+ Amateur: Kevin Stollings
Vintage Light: Tom Smead Jr.
Vintage Heavy: Lonnie Vanderpool
30+ Andy Miller
50+ Lonnie Vanderpool
250 Money: Kevin Stollings
Adult Quad 0-400: Jamie Grimm
Quad 401-450: Chad Hardwood
Quad Open $$: Jay Meinking
Speedway: BJ Fesselmeyer
There are still 13 races left during the 2013 season at Mid-America. Please read below for more news, and thank you for past and future support of flat track racing and Mid-America Speedway.
The staff of Mid-America Speedway (April 28, 2013)
Racing is not an inexpensive sport. Mid-America held it's first race in the summer of 2007, and we have kept our entry fees and pit passes unchanged since that first race. Since that time, rent, insurance, electricity and maintenance costs have went up. Effective with the June 1st race, both Mid-America and the Midwest Motorcycle Club races that are held in Columbus, IN the entry fee for a rider's first class will increase by $5. If you are riding an adult class, the entry fee will be $30 for the first class, and then $25 for each additional classes. Youth rider entry fees will be $25 for the first class, and $20 for each additional class. This was not a decision that was taken lightly, and we thank you for understanding the expenses that are involved in running a quality program.
Ride Academy at Springfield
RIDE Academy Springfield Entry Reduced by sponsor's support:
Metro Racing Makes Donation to Riders Signing Up
Colonial Heights, VA. Courtesy of Metro Racing's Don Miller, the price of RIDE Academy Springfield May 22nd and 23rd has been reduced to all pre entered riders in the 2013 AMA Dirt Track Championships running from May 28th through May 31st. " We at Metro Racing had a great opportunity not only to support RIDE Academy for the past 2 seasons but actually strap on a steal shoe and take instruction from the RIDE Academy crew of Mike Hacker, Johnny Lewis, and Kenny Coolbeth last summer. And when we saw the RIDE Academy Springfield event was around the same time as the amateur nationals we saw a great opportunity to give back to the future of the sport." stated Don Miller.
"Don Miller came to me with the idea of assisting the riders that have already signed up for the 2013 AMA Dirt Track Grand Championships with a $100 donation per rider towards the sign up of the RIDE Academy class in Springfield" said Mike Hacker.
Now you can sign up for the next RIDE Academy May 22nd 23rd presented by IMDA for $400 if you have pre entered already for the 2013 AMA Dirt Track Grand Championships thanks to Metro Racing. You will still have to send in your $200 deposit and pay the remaining balance on May 22nd. If you haven't pre entered or aren't competing in the AMA Dirt Track Grand Championships then the cost for the 2 days still remains the original $500.
Multiple time Grand National Champion Kenny Coolbeth adds, "It's amazing to see companies like Metro Racing and IMDA stepping up to provide the opportunity for riders to further their racing careers and getting to do it at the legendary Springfield facility on the short track and TT that IMDA builds for the week of racing". The Springfield RIDE Academy will then lead into the week of racing at the Springfield Fairgrounds including the Steve Nace Racing TT, All Star Racing TT, and the Dirt Track Grand Championships including the short track, TT, half mile and mile.
For all students that have already signed up for the RIDE Academy Springfield and that are pre-entered for the Dirt Track Grand Championships, the $100 donation applies towards your remaining balance due at sign in on May 22nd.
Sign up now at www.RIDEACADEMY.com<http://www.RIDEACADEMY.com> (Sign Up Now page) MUST SEND STUDENT ENTRY FORM ALONG WITH DEPOSIT. Click to download entry form!
Upon receipt of your registration form and deposit we will send you our RIDE Academy course information package so you can be well prepared for our school! A $200 deposit is required at the time of registration.
Please make checks payable to "RIDE Academy"
Please send check to:
19203 Temple Ave.
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
Mid America News
We have a lot of neat things planned for the 2013 season of Mid-America. The biggest event of the year once again will be on August 16th, during our Fourth Annual Friday night before the Indy Mile during the MotoGP weekend. This will also be a round of the AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Series, but will also include the 450 Shootout which features most of the top GNC riders in the country. We will also be adding some modern bike and youth bike classes. Because this is an AMA National, AMA cards will be required. Also new this year is the Bultaco Astro Cup. Initially we said that it was going to be limited to 18 entries, and there are currently almost twice that many riders that have requested spots. There are several retired GNC Experts signed up, but the two most famous have to be Jay Springsteen, and David Aldana. The attention that this event has generated has surprised our wildest expectations and will make it an event that you won't want to miss.
We are close to having a schedule out, but we want to throw out a couple questions, and would appreciate feedback. The Midwest Motorcycle Club is wanting to know what the interest is in having a Saturday night and a Sunday event. They are also considering making a least one night a TT, but they need to know if the interest is there. Please drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will pass the responses on to them.
The second question is would people attend a practice a week or two before Daytona Bike Week? We held one last year, and while it was pretty cold, everybody seemed to enjoy getting a chance to ride. We would be looking at scheduling two weekends before people have to leave for FL, which we could move to the weekend before in case the weather does not cooperate. Should we try to schedule another event this year? Is Saturday or Sunday preferred?
Third, the folks at the Midwest Motorcycle Club will be holding their 29th annual Swap Meet at the Marion County Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 21st and Sunday, April 22nd. We are going to schedule a practice for Saturday, and use Sunday as a rain date. Anybody attending practice will be given free admission to the swap meet. Is there interest in us scheduling practice.
The promoter of the Extreme International Ice Series (www.xiir.com) asked me to send a note out that they will be in Danville, IL on Friday, February 22, and Council Bluffs, IA on Saturday, April 6th. They have added a 450 Class, and a 125cc Pitbike Class. The last round in St. Charles, MO on January 23rd had 11 entries, and had a total purse of $1,000, with Rob Pearson taking most of the purse money home. The Pitbikes are limited to 150 studs which can be purchased at the arena. If you are interested in riding either the 450's or Pitbikes, give me a call (317) 871-4392) or drop me an email (email@example.com) and I will put you in touch with the promoter. Riders need to confirm that they are attending the event ahead of time.
Chris Carr delivered tires to several riders in central Indiana last month, Chris called to let me know that he will be coming through Indianapolis a couple days before the Amateur Grands in late May and can drop off more tires. To place an order or if you have technical questions about the tires, please contact Chris at 610.888.3518 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mid-America Speedway (February 4, 2013)