2011 Central USA Speedway News
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Mid-America News - Nov 2011
Thank you to everybody that supported Mid-America's 2011 season. This has been without a doubt our best season ever and we could not have done it without your support. Most of the new riders that turn up tell us that they made the trip because another rider told them about the track and how much they enjoy Mid-America. Word of mouth advertising in much more effective than anything that we can do and we thank everybody for the positive comments.
We also need to give a big thank you to our 2011 sponsors:
Jeff Stevens of Harley-Davidson of Bloomington, Jeff loves motorcycle racing and has supported Mid-America since we first built the track. He has won many events in the Scream' Eagle Draggin Bagger and Screamin' Eagle V-Rod Destroyer classes in the All Harley Drag Racing Association, he also supported Jeremy McWilliams during this years AMA Pro Vance and Hines XR1200 round at Indianapolis Motorspeedway. He is also the long time sponsor of BJ Fesselmeyer who won every round of the Speedway class that he entered this year.
David Boone of Indy's Restaurant, Bad Boy's Private Investigators, and Greenbriar Barbershop.
Diane Poff from Jackson Oil & Solvents. Be sure to visit Jackson Oil's 24 hour refueling station where you can get C12, methanol and diesel 24 hours, 7 days a week.
John Frazier Attorney, John is a racer himself, and when he is not at Mid-America, he is attending AMA Vintage Dirt Track Series events where he came home with a #1 plate.
Rick Dorfmeyer from Tucker Rocky. Rick does not get to attend many of events at Mid-America due to his time spent working on his land speed record attempts. Rick went 197mph on a 600 Honda at Bonneville this year!
2012 Schedule Information
Our final event of 2011 was the award's banquet which was held at Indy's Restaurant on 11/5. If you are anywhere near the west side of Indianapolis, be sure to stop by and grab a bite to eat and tell David Boone thank you for hosting the banquet. We also need to thank Dink and Dreyer Honda for donating gift certificates to all class winners.
The 2012 schedule should be posted by mid-December as we are still waiting on AMA Pro Racing to finalize their schedule. Last year AMA Pro Racing announced their schedule on December 7th, 2010 which is only a little over three weeks away. Hopefully they have a schedule out around the same time and then we can get to work on our 2012 schedule. There will be 12-13 events on the 2012 schedule, and currently there are three dates that we know will be held. The 6th Annual Marion County Fair Race will be on Saturday, June 23rd instead of the traditional third Saturday in July. It is looking very likely that the Indy Mile will be run on August 18th, which means that our MotoGP weekend event will be moved to Friday, August 17th, and our Halloween Race will be on October 27th. We will also be meeting with the other promoters so that there are no conflicts. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for updates.
Win a 2012 VIP Pass
We plan on having a promotional poster printed with all of our 2012 race dates which will be hung at businesses around the state. We would like to invite our riders, fans, and spectators to submit their artwork. If your artwork is used, we will provide you with a 2012 VIP pass which provides free pit access to all of our 2012 events. We would like the artwork to be submitted in an 8.5" x 11" format. Remember that if you are going to use another photographer's work you must have their permission to use their photo, and to give them a photo credit. Don't worry about race dates yet, we will add them at a later time. Deadline for all submissions is 12/31/11. E-mail your work to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you again for supporting us in 2011, and we look forward to seeing you in 2012.
The Staff of Mid-America Speedway (November 14, 2011)
Marion County Fairgrounds
Indianapolis, Indiana 46234
The 2012 schedule will be posted shortly after AMA ProRacing announces their schedule. We plan on working with the other promoters in Indiana and neighboring states to put together a schedule that makes sense for everybody. 2012 will see 12 to 13 events on the schedule. Here are three dates that Mid-America will be running in 2012:
June 23rd - 5th Annual Marion County Fair Race
August 17th - (Fri): Night before the Indy Mile/West Coast vs. East Coast Speedway Team Races.
October 27th - Third Annual Halloween Race
Mid-America News - Oct 28
There is a post on the Peoria Motorcycle Club's FB page that they have moved the 2012 to August 11 so that the Indy Mile can run on August 18. This means that Mid-America will be running our big event of the year on August 17, 2012.
Jim Terchila 13 minutes ago via BlackBerry (October 28, 2011)
Mid-America News - Oct 26
It's hard to believe that Mid-America track is about to complete our fourth season. This has without a doubt been our most successful season yet. The rider count continues to improve and we are seeing the talent pool deepen as the rider's skills continue to improve. During the first few seasons we would get a couple Pro-Sport riders per season, now we are getting several Pro, Expert, and even former Grand National winners at every event. Thank you for supporting us over the years and as soon as this Saturday's race is over we will be working on the 2012 season.
Second annual Halloween Race this Saturday
Our last e-mail mentioned that Indiana weather in October is generally pretty nice, and the October 22nd did not disappoint as temps were in the low 60's. Even though we had over three inches of rain the week of the race, the track was in great shape and lap times were the fastest of the season. Prior to last weekend's race, the 450 and Open bike classes were running six lap heats in the 2:02 to 2:04 times. Last Saturday the fastest heat was 1:53, and the slowest heat was 1:54. That is over a one second improvement per lap!
This weekend is our second annual Halloween race. Last year's Halloween race saw an 85cc rider wearing a duck costume, and a 450 rider wearing a pink tutu and butterfly wings just to mention a few of the wild costumes. This year the Fight for Dirt Track Crew will be on hand to determine who has the best costumes. They will be judging each heat as they enter the track and they will assign starting positions for heat race based on the quality of your costume. Simply stated, the riders with the best costumes get first choice on where they start their heats, the person with the second best costume gets second choice, and so on. This is only applies to trophy classes, the lineup for money classes is still based on the order of signup. After the races are over we are going to have a cookout on the infield. Signup opens at 3:00, riders meeting is at 4:30 and practice is at 5:00.
Practice this Sunday
We will also be having practice this Sunday from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Practice is $15 per person, or $25 for two immediate family members.
Mid-America Speedway Merchandise
We were surprised at the demand for Mid-America shirts and hoodies at the last race. We will have more hoodies at this weekend's race and at the year end banquet.
Year end Banquet
Our year end Awards banquet will be held at Indy's Restaurant on November 5th at 6:30pm. Indy's is located at 2544 South Lynhurst Drive in Indianapolis. (Airport Expressway and Lynhurst) If you are in the top three in your class and have entered at least 51% of all events run you will receive your award at Indy's, if you cannot make the banquet, we will have your certificate at the first event of 2012. There is no cost to attend the banquet. Mid-America will provide food and soft drinks. Indy's also has a full menu of adult beverages at very reasonable prices. If you are going to be attending, we must have an RSVP from you via e-mail, text, phone or even Facebook if you and your family are planning on attending. When RSVP'ing via e-mail, text, or Facebook please indicate how many people will be with you.
Mid-America Speedway on Facebook
With the end of the season fast approaching the biweekly e-mails will become further and further apart. We will however continue to update our Facebook page with news about the track and the various races that we will be attending over the winter months. Please consider visiting the Mid-America Facebook page and clicking like.
Thank you for your support during 2011, and we will see you in 2012.
The staff of Mid-America Speedway (October 26, 2011)
Marion County Fairgrounds
Indianapolis, Indiana 46234
Mid-America News - Oct 14
Our last e-mail mentioned that there were only a few weeks left in the 2011 season and that October in Indiana generally sees some pretty nice weather which leads to some great track conditions. If you were at our October 8th race you can appreciate these comments. The track was in excellent condition and saw some of the fastest lap times of the season. We had 78 entries which is a little on the light side but the entire event was run inside of two hours. Every rider that we spoke to complimented the track. My favorite comment of the night came from George Mack who is one of the best known engine builders in the business. George commented that the Mid-America track was one of the best he had ever ridden, and he had been to "every one of them". He was even more complimentary of the other riders, fans, and track crew as he could not believe how friendly everybody was.
Thank you to everybody that has supported Mid-America this year and don't forget that there is still plenty of racing left before the ice tires need to be mounted up.
Three more races? The schedule only shows two?
Mid-America has two more events scheduled for 2011, but we are thrilled that another promoter has come onboard and decided to promote flat track racing in Indiana. The Midwest Motorcycle Club which is the oldest AMA chartered motorcycle club in Indiana, and among the top ten oldest AMA chartered clubs in the country has decided to resume promoting flat track racing after a 30+ year absence. They will be racing at the Bartholmew County Fairgrounds in Columbus, IN this Saturday, October 15th. They plan on doing more events in 2012 if this weekend's event is successful, so please support them and thank them for stepping up and supporting the sport. The members of the Midwest Motorcycle Club live and breathe motorcycling and they have been a great asset to Mid-America this season. They have been training in the scoring booth, flagging, refereeing, and working the starting line for most of the season. No other group has spent more time preparing for a race than the folks at the Midwest Motorcycle Club.
The next event at Mid-America is on October 22nd. We have maintenance planned starting early next week, and promise that the track will be in top condition and offer plenty of grip and speed. We realize that the weather is getting a little cooler so we will have a limited number of Mid-America hoodies and T-shirts available for sale.
Most of the tracks in neighboring states have already shut down but in the tradition of Mid-America doing things differently our 2nd Annual Halloween Race may be the most unique yet. Last year we encouraged riders to dress in costume and go trick or treating throughout the pits. This year we have added a twist for anybody that has signed up for a trophy class. During every event for the past four years, a rider's starting position for their heat was based on when their entry fee was received. On October 29th grid positions for heat races in all of the trophy classes will be based on the quality of your costume. Our crew of celebrity judges will score each rider as they leave staging. The number on the judges card will indicate where they are to line up on the starting line. Remember that this only applies to trophy classes, and the judge's decision will be final. The starting position for the main will still be decided by a riders finish position in their heat race.
Year End Awards
Our year end Awards banquet will be held at Indy's Restaurant on November 5th at 6:30pm. Indy's is located at 2544 South Lynhurst Drive in Indianapolis. (Airport Expressway and Lynhurst) If you are in the top three in your class and have entered at least 51% of all events run you will receive your award at Indy's, if you cannot make the banquet, we will have your certificate at the first event of 2012. If you are going to be attending, we must have an RSVP from you via phone or e-mail if you and your family are planning on attending. When RSVP'ing via e-mail, please indicate how many people will be with you.
Thank you again for thanks for supporting Mid-America
The staff of Mid-America Speedway (October 14, 2011)
Marion County Fairgrounds
Mid-America News - Oct 4
The 2011 season will be over in just over three weeks, but Mid-America still has three events left before the season is over. Our October events typically see some of the best track conditions as we are able to keep more moisture in the track and while it cools off somewhat, the forecast for this weekend is calling for temps in the 80's.
The next event is this Saturday, October 8th. Rider's meeting is at 4:30, practice is at 5:00 and the first heat blasts off at 7:00. Racing continues on October 22nd, and then our second annual Halloween Race takes place on October 29th. This event was one of the highlights of the 2010 season and while it may not be as big as the MotoGP event it is sure to be the second biggest event of the year. We have already heard from several Pro and Expert riders that they are planning on attending.
We are also going to have our banquet on Saturday, November 5th at 6:30. The banquet will be at Indy's Restaurant which is located at 2544 South Lynhurst Drive in Indianapolis. From I-465 on the west side of Indianapolis take the Airport Expressway east and go south on Lynhurst. Indy's is about 1/2 mile down on the right.
Two weeks ago we announced that we were going to be offering free entries to any ladies wanting to enter the Dirt Diva's class We had a couple show up but we are still looking for more entries.
It seems as if everybody is on Facebook these days, and Mid-America is no different. We find that it is a great way to get the word out regarding track activities or just to brag about how good the track is looking. Please consider visiting the Mid-America Facebook page and clicking like.
Thank you for your support and we hope to see you at a race soon.
The staff of Mid-America Speedway (October 4, 2011)
Marion County Fairgrounds
Indianapolis, Indiana 46234
Mid-America News - Sep 16
There are only a few races left in the 2011 Mid-America season and this has been our most successful season yet. The weather is starting to cool which makes for excellent track conditions, and most of the other Midwest tracks wrap their seasons up by the end of September. The weather in Indiana is pretty nice through October so we jump on the chance to get a few more races in before we mount the ice tires. Tyler Porter at www.fightfordt.com stated that we like to do things different than other tracks. We took that as both a compliment and a challenge. We have races on September 24th, October 8th, 22, and the 29th. The October 29th race is the second annual Halloween race and last year's event was one of the most fun races that we have ever had. Please read below to see what else is going on at Mid-America.
The Mid-America crew has made several attempts to run on the Friday night of the Indy Mile/MotoGP weekend. We first tried to hold the event in 2008, and it started raining on the morning of the event and never stopped. The 2009 event was looking good until the rains came and washed the event out right before practice was to start. 2010 was better in that we had 15 speedway riders and 12 quads battling it out for a $2400 purse. There were even a couple hundred spectators on hand. The 2011 event was set up with a format that included speedway bikes, Mike O'Neill's 1949 Indian Arrows, and a 450 class with purse structure that was designed to get the attention of the top pro-riders in the country. It seemed that the cancellation of the Indy Mile and the purse that was paid to the 450 class got the attention of many of the top riders in the country as we had 39 entries in the class. The rider roster was impressive with 12 experts and 17 pro riders making the trip to Mid-America. There were a total of 183 entries in all of the classes with almost every class having multiple heats. The 450's had 6 heats with only the top two advancing. A rider had to win his semi to make the main. We are planning on running the event again next year but with a class structure that allows the program to be completed in no longer than three hours. There is one big question mark in that the 2012 MotoGP event has been moved up one week. This is the same weekend that the Peoria TT has run for the past three years. Once AMA Pro-Racing sets their schedule we will have the date for our Indy Mile weekend event.
Here is a link to Kurt Bauers article that was sent to Today's Cycle Coverage:
Here is a link to photos from the event (listed alphabetically by photographer's name)
Jim Grant/JG Photowerx:
Kurt Bauer/ Dirt Bauer (3 albums):
Rusty Bauer/ Rusty's Shots in Action:
Updated start times
Through the end of the 2012 season, we are going to back up the start time for the riders meeting and practice by 30 minutes. Riders meeting will now be at 4:30 and practice will be at 5:00. Our spectator counts have been steadily increasing throughout the season and we received a lot of feedback when we moved the start of the heats up last week. We have found that it is easier to get the word out to the riders than it is to the spectators as the riders read these e-mail's. With the cooler weather at least one and most likely two water breaks will be eliminated so the program will not end any later than usual.
Race for free
Through the end of the year, we are going to drop entry fees for the Dirt Diva class. The rules for the class are simple you must be a female aged 12 or older. You must be on an air-cooled motorcycle that is less than 200cc, and you do have to purchase a pit-pass. This class is designed to attract new riders so you cannot be entered in another class. It is a trophy class and trophy's will be awarded at a ratio of one trophy for every three riders.
Current points totals are on the website. As we stated over the winter you must have entered 51% of all races to be eligible for a year end award. There are four races left in the 2011 season so if you are below the 50% threshold you still have time to get above the 51%. Assuming that we don't have any rain outs for the rest of the year it is going to take six races to reach the 51% total. Standings are posted at:
It seems as if everybody is on Facebook these days, and Mid-America is no different. We find that it is a great way to get the word out regarding track activities or just to brag about how good the track is looking. Please consider visiting the Mid-America Facebook page and clicking like. We cannot update the track website on race or practice days, but can update the Facebook page from our phones. Any schedule changes will be posted on our Facebook page first.
Thank you for the support and we hope to see you at a race soon.
The staff of Mid-America Speedway (September 16, 2011)
Marion County Fairgrounds
7300 East Troy Ave
Mid-America Moved to Saturday, Running all classes
I saw a post on Facebook today that said that "Dirt track racing is something that most people will never understand. It's not just a sport or something to do on Saturday night. It's a way of life. Once your in it, it's in your blood. Once you make your first lap you can't stop. The dirt track is home away from home. You smell that race fuel, rubber, and alcohol . When you hear those engines scream it's music to your ears."
Regardless of how many races you have attended over the years if you are reading this e-mail that I bet you agree with the above statement.
Mid-America Short Track moved to Saturday night Fans of the Indy Mile were shocked to hear that the 2011 race was cancelled due to the tragedy that occurred at the state fairgrounds on August 6th. Mid-America Speedway had scheduled their August 26th event as a lead up to the mile and to allow the riders the chance to make an extra payday. Once the announcement was made that the mile was cancelled it was decided that the Mid-America event would be moved to Saturday, August 27th. Mid-America is running a full program of flat track on this special night, but with three changes that will make for an action packed night of racing.
The biggest change is that the 450 class is paying $1500 to win with a $3500 total purse. Several Expert and Pro riders have committed to the event and are enthused that they still get to come to Indianapolis to race during the MotoGP weekend. We anticipate having no less than 30 riders in the 450 class. The complete list of riders will be posted at Mid-America Speedway later in the week as commitments are still coming in. We spoke to several riders and fans at the Galesburg short track, and at the Peoria TT this past weekend and they are excited that they will be able to attend a flat track in Indianapolis.
The Speedway class is paying $1000 to win with a total purse of $2100. We currently have riders coming from CA, NY, IL, OH, PA, and Poland. The speedway bikes will hit in excess of 80 mph on the wide and smooth Mid-America oval.
New this year is the Bob Stark Indian Arrow Challenge. This class has riders on identically prepared 1949 Indian Arrows. These machines have not been raced in several years and Mike O'Neill has been gracious enough to get them in top running order and back out on the track again. The lineup for this class is nearly complete with just one spot to be named.
1:00pm Gates open
4:00pm Mandatory Riders Meeting
4:30pm 1st of two, four lap practice sessions
7:00pm Heats begin
Grandstand tickets are $10 for age 10 and over, kids 5-9 are $5, and ages 4 and under are free.
Pit Passes if purchased before 5:00pm are $10 for age 10 and over, kids 5-9 are $5, and ages 4 and under are free. At 5:00pm Pit passes will go up by $5.
Please note that due to the anticipated rider turnout only vehicles hauling a motorcycle/quad will be permitted in the pits.
If you have a trailer and are able to unhook the trailer and park outside of the pits it will ease the congestion for everybody.
Entry fees for youth classes are $20, adult classes (not including 450 and Speedway) are $25. Entry for the 450 and Speedway class is $50 which includes the pit pass.
Thanks you and we hope to see you at Mid-America this Saturday.
Sincerely,Jim Terchila Mid-America Speedway (August 23, 2011)
Indy Mile Cancelled
It was announced yesterday that the Indy Mile scheduled for next Saturday, August 27th has been cancelled. We have decided to move the Mid-America event that was scheduled for Friday the 26th to Saturday and then run all of our regular classes. The 450 class will pay $1500 to win, and speedway pays $1000 to win. The website will be updated Sunday PM. Jim talked to the promoter of the mile yesterday morning just before they announced that they were canceling, and he said that they didn't think they were going to reschedule this year
Mid-America Speedway (August 20, 2011)
Indianapolis August 26, 2011
The biggest weekend for motorcycle racing in Indiana is just over a week away. Mid-America is pleased to announce that we are able to put on an event on this weekend, and hope that you will join us on Friday, August 26th for our "Night before the mile" We also want to wish good luck to our regular riders that will be riding the mile on Saturday. Please read below for more information regarding the August 26th event.
We are running three distinct classes on August 26th. The 450 Flat track class has a $3500 purse with $1500 going to the winner, and we have commitments from several well known riders. The speedway class has a $2100 purse with $1000 going to the winner. We currently have 13 speedway riders signed up and more are expected to sign up. One of the more unique classes is going to be the Bob Stark Indian Arrow Challenge featuring riders on seven identically prepared Indian Arrows. Entry fee is $50 per class which includes the rider's pit pass.
Costs and Times
Grandstand tickets for the August 26th event are $15 for adults, $5 for kids 5-9, and age 4 and under are free. Pit passes are $20 for adults age 10 and over, $10 for kids 5-9, and free for age 4 and under.
Rider Sign up is at 3:00, Riders meeting at 4:00, Practice at 4:30, and heat races start at 7:00pm.
Thank you for the support and if you cannot make it out for the August 26th event we return to our regular Saturday night format on Saturday, September 10th. There is also extra money in the Vintage Heavy night and we will also be running round two of the borrowed bike class.
Mid-America Speedway (August 19, 2011)
$1000 to win Indianapolis August 26, 2011
If you are coming to Indianapolis for the MotoGP weekend be sure to stop by Mid-America Speedway on Friday, August 26th. We are paying $1000 to win Division 1,
$500 for second, $250 for third, $125 for fourth, $75 for fifth and $50 for
sixth through 8th.
To get on the program, call Jim Terchila at 317.871.4392. Mid-America Speedway (August 16,2011)
Mid-America News - Aug 8
The next race at Mid-America is this Saturday August 13th. The initial e-mail incorrectly said that our next event was August 20th. Rider's meeting is at 4:00, practice at 4:30, and racing is at 7:00. It appears that the weather is finally starting to cool, and the forecast for this weekend is a high of only 84 degrees. If the forecast is correct it would be the first race of the year that was ran when the temperatures were below 90 degrees.
The truck and tractor pulls took a toll on the track two weeks ago and we worked hard to get the track back in shape for last weeks race, unfortunately we received a storm at midnight on Friday night and some of the rain collected in the low spots. We have lined up more equipment to come out tomorrow to fix the low spots and get the drainage issues corrected.
We have had several people ask about the time between practice and the heat races and wanted to offer an explanation. We typically start watering the track on Wednesday or Thursday before each race. We then continue on Saturday morning at 11:00 and water right up until the start of practice. When temperatures are in the mid 90's like they have been, a good portion of the water that is put down evaporates before it can soak into the ground. The only effective solution to keeping dust down while offering a lot of grip for the riders is to get enough water down. We also believe this makes for a safer track because the track becomes more consistent. We try to finish practice by 5:30, which gives us an hour and a half to get three tanks of water down before the heat races start. It takes 45 minutes to water the track and refill the tank. Reducing the time between practice and the heats would reduce the amount of water that we are able to put down while either increasing the dust, or forcing us to take more water breaks.
Our big event of 2011 is the 2011 Midwest Speedway Championship, 450 Pro Shootout, and Bob Stark Indian Arrow Challenge. This event will take place at 7:00pm Friday, August 26th which is the night before the Indy Mile. Purse details are still being worked out, but this will be the best paying event of our 2011 season. Here are the classes that are being run:
450 Pro Flattrack class 16 of the fastest speedway riders in the country Bob Stark Indian Arrow Challenge featuring riders on identically prepared machines.
Points through the August 6th race have been posted at: http://midamspeedway.com. Just like last year past, the winner gets a $50 Mid-America Gift card for the 2012 season, second place gets a $30 gift card, and third place gets a $20 gift card. Please remember that a rider must enter at least 51% of all races run to be eligible for an award in a class. Ties are broken by the rider with the most 1st place finishes. If that does not break the tie, then we go to the rider with the most 2nd, 3rd, 4th-15th place finishes until the tie is broken. In the event there is still a tie, we will go back to the last race and move back until the tie is broken.
The next practice day is August 17th from 5pm to 9pm.
Steel Horse TV
Steel Horse TV was at Mid-America on July 16th. Footage from this event will be shown on Sunday, August 14th at 10:00 on MyIndy TV Channel 23. If you have Comcast this is channel 10 or 1010. If you miss the 10am show it will also be available on Comcast On Demand by going to Hoosier TV > Life & Home > Steel Horse.
Ryan from "Taco's Without Borders" will once again be on hand for the August 13th event. When we first started telling people about taco's at the races we received some strange reactions. Now that Ryan has been out a few times, I get several e-mail's/phone calls each week commenting about how good the food was.
Mid-America Speedway on Facebook
It seems as if everybody is on Facebook these days, and Mid-America is no different. We find that it is a great way to get the word out regarding track activities or just to brag about how good the track is looking. Please consider visiting the Mid-America Facebook page and clicking like
Jim Terchila Mid-America Speedway 317.871.4392 (August 8,2011)
Mid-America News - Jul 29
We have completed four events in 2011 and each event continues to attract new riders as word gets out about Mid-America Speedway. In 2009 we had a total of 164 riders attend at least one event. This year we have had 215 different riders and we still have eight events left on the schedule.
The Marion County Fair Race on 7/23 was a huge success, the only downside was that we were rained out on Sunday, July 24th. Now that the fair is over, we will be back at the track hard at work getting it ready for this weekend's event. Many of you know that the fair uses the front straight for the truck and tractor pulls for the second week of the fair. While this may seem like it would cause damage to the track it actually helps us because it gives us an opportunity to get some heavy equipment out and make the track better for the remaining races of the 2011 season. We have also purchased new equipment for the PA system so those in the stands and pit areas can better hear the announcer.
Our next two races are back to back weekends on August 6th and August 13th. Sign up will be from 3:00-4:00, riders meeting is at 4:00 and practice will start at 4:30. Adult entry fees are $25 per class, and youth classes are $20. Pit passes are $10 for age 10 and up, $5 for kids 5-9, and free for age 4 and under.
Our big event of 2011 is the 2011 Midwest Speedway Championship, 450 Pro Shootout, and Bob Stark Indian Arrow Challenge. This event will take place at 7:00pm Friday, August 26th which is the night before the Indy Mile. Purse details are still being worked out, but this will be the best paying event of our 2011 season. Here are the classes that are being run: 450 Pro Flattrack class 16 of the fastest speedway riders in the country Bob Stark Indian Arrow Challenge featuring riders on identically prepared machines.
Points through the July 23rd race have been posted at:http://midamspeedway.com/pages/results.htm. Just like last year past, the winner gets a $50 Mid-America Gift card for the 2012 season, second place gets a $30 gift card, and third place gets a $20 gift card. Please remember that a rider must enter at least 51% of all races run to be eligible for an award in a class. Ties are broken by the rider with the most 1st place finishes. If that does not break the tie, then we go to the rider with the most 2nd, 3rd, 4th-15th place finishes until the tie is broken. In the event there is still a tie, we will go back to the last race and move back until the tie is broken.
The next practice day is August 17th from 5pm to 7pm.
Jim Terchila Mid-America Speedway 317.871.4392 (July 29,2011)
Mid-America News - Jul 12
Round three of the Mid-America Speedway's 2011 season is this Saturday, July 16th. This weeks featured class in the Vet 50+ class. where Mid-America pays tribute to the riders that have been riding flat track for 80+ years. The winner of the class will receive a $75 bonus for winning, second place will receive a $50 bonus, and the oldest rider finishing third through last will receive $25. These bonuses are in addition to the regular trophy/trophy buyback program that is offered in all of our trophy classes. This is a larger payout than what was paid when this class was featured in 2010 and the rider turnout on that night was impressive. Based on feedback from some of our 50+ riders there may be as many as three heats in the 50+ class. Riders meeting is at 4:00, with practice starting at 4:30 and heat races at 7:00. Pit passes are $10 for ages 10+, $5 for ages 5-9, and 4 and under are free. Entry fees for adult classes are $25, and youth classes are $20. Grandstand seating is $8 for ages 10+ $4 for ages 5-9 and free for 4 and under. Two adults and all of the kids can get a "family pack" to the grandstands for $20.
The next two rounds at Mid-America are on July 23rd and 24th. July 23 is our regular class structure and the July 24th event will feature seven classes with the winner taking home two to three times the normal payout. More information on the July 23rd and 24th events is posted below. Mid-America Speedway presents "Rev up to the Nationals at the Marion County Fair Doubleheader Weekend"
We are always looking to do things different than the other tracks and the weekend of July 23rd/24th is no different. Saturday, July 23rd is our normal class schedule and counts toward the 2011 Mid-America Points Series. Jackson Oil and Solvents will also be on hand giving away oil, and a fuel jug with a $25 voucher to fill the jug to one lucky rider. However, we are changing things up for Sunday. The biggest change is that we are running seven classes: Open Bike, Open Quad, Quad 401-450cc, 250cc Bike, Super Senior 50+, Vet 30+, and Youth 65-200cc. The Open Bike and Open Quad classes will pay $300 to win, plus our normal payout which averages just over 80% payback. This means that if there are 12 or more entries in the class, the winner is going to take home a little over $400. The 0-250cc bike class pays $200 to win, plus the normal payout. Super Senior 50+, Vet 30+, and 65-200 Youth pays $100 bonus to the winning bike owner plus double the normal trophy buyback. Now for the big catch, the top six from the Open quad class on Saturday will be guaranteed front row starting spots on Sunday. All classes will feature a minimum of twelve lap mains. Rider's meeting is at noon, practice at 12:15, and racing starts at 2:00pm.
The open practice/work day last Saturday was a huge success with nearly 40 riders coming out to ride. Several riders commented that they could not believe how nice the track was and that they had more fun last Saturday than they had ever had on a motorcycle. We ran through the practice order 7 times with each group getting at least 10 laps per session. Thank you to everyone that came out, the facility looks great due to your hard work and if the schedule allows it, we will try to do another Saturday night event the end of the season.
Our next practice will be on Wednesday, August 17th from 5pm-9pm.
Mid-America strives to provide the best possible racing experience for our riders, sponsors and spectators. We hope to see you at a race soon. Sincerely,
Jim Terchila Mid-America Speedway 317.871.4392 (July 12, 2011)
Flat Track School at Mid-America
We have had several people ask about us doing a flat track school at Mid-America but the question that always comes up is who would teach it. I was speaking to Mike Hacker from The Ride Academy and they would be willing to do a two day flat track school at Mid-America for $500 per rider which includes lunch for the riders. The two day school would most likely start Saturday evening lasting about five hours the first day, and then continue on Sunday morning from 11:00am to 5:00pm. We are looking at dates in September, but nothing is firm just yet. Mike needs 15 students to put on the school so we need to know if there is enough interest in trying to get Mike and his staff to make the trip from Virginia to Indianapolis. All of the fees associated with putting on the school would be paid directly to Mike as Mid-America is simply providing a venue for the school.
Mike's staff regular staff includes Jake Johnson, and Kenny Coolbeth. He also has guest instructors at many of the schools.
Please drop us an e-mail or call 317.871.4392 with any questions and I will pass them on to Mike. You can also contact Mike directly at 804.586.6117.
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317.871.4392 (July 6, 2011)
Mid-American Speedway Rained Out
It was disappointing to have to cancel last week's (June 18) race after all of the work that was put into the track during the week, but we had run 15 events in a row without a rain out so perhaps we were due. The good news is that we have rescheduled this event for this Saturday, June 25th Rider's meeting is at 4:00, practice is at 4:30 and racing begins at 7:00. This is also Vet 30+ night with $100 going to the winner of the Vet 30+ class. We will also be awarding the sticker pictured below to each main event winner. If you won on June 4th, please see us for your sticker.
There will not be a practice this Wednesday June 22, but we will have one on June 29th from 5:00pm-9:00pm
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317.871.4392 (June 19, 2011)
The 2011 Mid-America Season kicks off on June 4th. Practice starts at 4:00 and racing starts promptly at 6:00. We are offering a $100 bonus to the winning bike owner in the 80-200cc youth class. Round two of the Mid-America points series takes place on June 18th. The winner of the Vet 30+ class will receive a $100 bonus on this night.
The track is already in great shape considering the amount of rain that we have had. We have put a lot of effort into working on drainage so that in the event of a last minute storm we will not have water running across the track.
The fair board has added asphalt millings to the access road into the track, and through about a third of the pit area. You will want to arrive early to get a prime parking spot off of the dirt.
We also have a new food vendor this year. Ryan from Tacos without borders will be at our events. They have created about fifteen unique tacos from around the globe for you to sample, and will be rolling out new tacos periodically to keep things fresh. They offer a large variety of the worlds most popular foods and beverages for you to enjoy ... inspired from the worlds most popular street foods!
Can I Borrow a bike?
We are always looking for ways to get more new riders involved. New for 2011 we are introducing the Borrowed Bike Class. The rules are pretty straightforward and are listed below.
Must be on a two wheeled motorcycle, no quads or speedway bikes.
The bike must be entered in another class.
The rider must borrow the bike from another entrant, but the rider in the Borrowed Bike class cannot be entered in any other class.
There will be a handicap start. Smaller bikes will start on the starting line, and big bikes will start some where between a ½ and 7/8 of a lap behind. All other bikes will start somewhere in between.
There will be three rounds to the series. Round 1 will be on July 23rd during the Marion County Fair, Round 2 will be September 10th and Round 3 will be October 29th.
If you ride in your Halloween costume during the October 29th event you will receive 5 bonus points.
Entry fee will be $15 of which $10 goes to the year end award. If there are 5 riders per event the winner would take home $150. (5 riders x 3 events x $10)
Riders will get a practice and a main event. (no heat race) the total number of entries is limited to 14, and no more than 6 riders per row.
Promoter reserves the right to adjust starting positions if a rider dominates a prior race.
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We have always worked to make each event better than the previous one, but we need your help. When we prep the track on race day we apply water so that we can start practice at 4:00. We always start with quads, and then go to 450's and work down to the smaller bikes. With that said, we need everybody to be ready to practice at 4:00. When the track is watered and folks are not ready the track continues to dry. This leads to a drier track and requires us to take more water breaks which leads to a longer day for everybody. We have a new white board this year measuring approximately 4' tall by 7' long. The practice will be posted by 3:30, and the race order will be posted soon after sign up closes. Please be ready to practice when your class is up.
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Jim Terchila - email@example.com (May 27, 2011)
Mid-America is still committed to growing speedway in the Midwest Hopefully the folks on this forum will support us....
The 2011 season at Mid-America begins in a little over three weeks. 2010 was the most successful ever, and we have plans to make 2011 even better.
Adult entry fees are $25, youth entries are $20. Pit passes are $10 for kids 10 and over and $5 for kids 5-9. Age 4 and under are free. We also have a new food vendor lined up this year. Practice for all Saturday events start at 4:00, racing starts promptly at 6:00 and our longest event last year was finished at 9:45.
Here is a brief rundown on the 2011 dates:
June 4th: Support the future of the sport with $100 going to the bike owner in the 85-200cc class.
June 18th: Vet 30+ night, with $100 to the winner of the vet 30+ class. (Normal trophy/trophy buyback rules also apply)
July 16th: Vet 50+ night. $75 to win the 50 + class, $50 for second, and $25 to the oldest finishing rider in positions third through last in the main. (Normal trophy/trophy buyback rules also apply)
July 23rd: Marion County Fair Race.
FRIDAY August 26th: Midwest Speedway Championship, 450 Pro Shoot-out, and Bob Stark Indian Arrow Challenge. Minimum of $1000 to win the Speedway and 450 Pro Class. Also new this year is an IROC type class featuring riders on identically prepared 250cc Indians. (See web site for a current list of riders)
September 10th: Vintage Heavy night: $100 to win the Vintage Heavy Class (Normal trophy/trophy buyback rules also apply)
October 29th: Second Annual Halloween race. Riders are encouraged to wear their favorite Halloween over their riding gear. Prizes will be awarded to best costumes.
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Jim Terchila - firstname.lastname@example.org (May 10, 2011)
>Speedway Long Track National Championship
California Speedway Riders interested in competing at the
Speedway Long Track National Championship in Canton, Ohio May 28th.
Southern California Division 1 rider #39 Buck Blair and #48 Tyson Talkington called expressing interest in competing for the Speedway Long Track National Championship in Canton, Ohio May 28th. Both riders are looking for more guys to team up with to share expenses for the Ohio road trip to the SLTNC. Buck said he's looking for someone to bring his bike, so he could fly in for the National.
I told them the purse is $3,000 and Applied Innovations Jawa is sponsoring the SLTNC riders pit pass. The entry fee will be deducted at payoff, so there is no money out of pocket. Anyone interested in traveling to the SLTNC and sharing expenses, please contact Buck, Tyson or I can be reached at 330-837-5694 or e-mail me at email@example.com
We are willing to start a "California Road Trip to the SLTNC Fund." Anyone interested in contributing please call or e-mail me.
For more information on: SLTNC
#39Buck Blair Riders Profile
#48 Tyson TalkingtonRiders Profile
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Massillon, Ohio 44647
May 28-29, 2011 - Canton, Ohio
July 15, 2011 - Wauseon, Ohio
Speedway Long Track National Championship
Announcing the 2011 Bike Days Speedway Long Track schedule:
Saturday, May 28 - Speedway Long Track National Championship Stark County Fairgrounds - Canton, Ohio
Friday, July 15 - Ohio Speedway Long Track Championship, Fulton County Fairgrounds - Wauseon, Ohio
The Speedway Long Track National Championship will be held during Bike Days at the Stark County Fairgrounds, Canton, Ohio on Saturday, May 28, 2011.
ATTN: Speedway Riders - Registration is open online.
An online letter of intent for the Speedway Long Track National has been provided for you at this link: http://bikedays.com/id70.html or see the Speedway page of www.bikedays.com.
Riders submitting the online letter of intent by May 1, 2011 will receive a FREE Bike Days T-shirt.
Also, a Speedway class will be offered on Sunday, May 29, 2011 with the flat track program.
May 28-29, 2011 - Canton, Ohio - Speedway Long Track National Championship
July 15, 2011 - Wauseon, Ohio - Ohio Speedway Long Track Championship
Scott & Staci <firstname.lastname@example.org> (March 30, 2011)
There is now a downloadable Riders Profile sheet that you can fill out and e-mail or mail back to us. You can use this to update or create a new riders profile. All of the riders profiles can be found from this link here, Riders Profiles. We were able to get a lot of the riders updated last year and hope to continue with that success.
Cheers RC Jones E-Mail email@example.com
Bike Days at the Stark County Fairgrounds in CANTON, Ohio
Memorial Weekend - Saturday May 28th and Sunday May 29th 2011
Flat Track Racing on the limestone half mile, Two Day Swap Meet, Cool Bike Contest and more.
The Speedway Long Track National Championship Round I
The Classic Flat Track National Championship Series Round I and II
Bike Days at the Fulton County Fairgrounds in Wauseon, Ohio
Friday July 15th 2011
Flat Track Racing on the limestone half mile, during the Antique Motorcycle Club of America's
"Wauseon National" 29th annual meet.
The Speedway Long Track National Championship Round II
The Classic Flat Track National Championship Series Round III
Mid-America News January 4, 2011
The New Year is upon us and the 2011 race season will be here before we know it. I have seen many of the regular Mid-America rider's names in the results page of the various winter series that are going on, and we also saw several familiar faces at Cedar Lake 's Moto on Ice last weekend. If you have never ridden on ice it is a blast and you will be amazed at how fast you can enter a corner.
The 2011 schedule has been posted on our website. The first event will be on Saturday, June 4th. We always get asked about starting earlier in the season, but Indiana weather is just too unpredictable in May for us to start any earlier. The June 4th event is going to pay $100 to the winning bike owner in the 80-200 youth class. The winning rider will also receive the normal trophy/trophy buyback for winning the class. The person signing the winning rider's release form will be considered the bike owner for the purpose of payout so that a rider's amateur status is not jeopardized. We will race again on June 18th, and then we are going to offer some extra money to the riders in the 50+ Senior class on July 16th. In addition to the normal trophy/trophy buyback program, the winner of the class will receive $75, second place will receive $50, and the oldest rider finishing third through 16th will receive $25.
Our fourth race of the season will be the fourth annual Marion County Fair race on July 23rdd. In 2008 we put this race on for the first time, and Mid-America would not exist today had that race not been a success. We will be racing again on August 6th and August 13th. The biggest event of our 2011 season is going to be on Friday, August 26th. This is the night before the Indy Mile, and we are going to feature a 450 shootout with a purse that has already attracted the attention of some of the top pro riders in the country. We are also going to run the speedway bikes with 16 of the fastest speedway riders in the country, and a class similar to the old IROC series except in this case the riders will all be on identically prepared motorcycles. We then return to racing on Saturday nights with events schedule for September 10th and 24th, October 8th, and 22nd. The season finale will be on October 29th and this will be our second annual Halloween race. Last year's race was a huge success and once again
rider's will be encouraged to dress up in their favorite costume.
Practice days will once again be held on Wednesday's prior to non-race weekends. There will be some exceptions due to other activities occurring at the fairgrounds, but this format seemed to work fairly well last season. We will also have some Sunday practices throughout the year. These will be posted on our website as the season gets closer.
Scagg's Design's came up with some awesome Mid-America T-shirts. They can be purchased through our website and are normally mailed within 2-3 days. Shirts are $15 each, and shipping is $5 per order. We are currently out of adult medium and XL, but more will be ordered soon.
Anthony Barlow who is the promoter of the Extreme International Ice Series has asked me to send a note out to let riders know that they are going to be running 450 flat-track bikes at their events in St. Charles , MO on January 22nd and in Danville , IL on February 25th. If you are interested in riding drop us a note and we can send more details. He will also have info on the XiiR website in the coming days.
See you at the races
The staff of Mid-America Speedway
We hope to have our 2011 schedule done by mid-December. We do not anticipate any major changes to the schedule next year. Racing will start in June, and run through October, and we will have 10 to 12 race dates. We do know that we will be having our fourth annual Marion County Fair Race near the end of July, and an event on Friday, August 27th which is the night before the Indy Mile. The 2011 event will feature speedway bikes and one or two classes of vintage flat track.
See you at the races!
The staff of Mid-America