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Most of the tracks in the Midwest are finishing up their 2013 season, but Mid-America still has three races left before the weather gets cold. We are racing this Saturday, October 5th, the following Saturday (October 12th), and then our 5th Annual Halloween race will be held on October 26th.This is typically one of the best attended events of the year. Everybody attending the event is encouraged to dress up and get in the Halloween spirit. Not sure if you want to dress up this year?Just like last year, our group of celebrity judges will assign starting positions in the heats based on the quality of your costume.

We do want to thank Kevin Leineweber for putting together the Decatur Discovery Academy Night at our last event. Kevin's efforts exposed a large group of people to flat track racing, and several have emailed to say what a great time they had, and that they would be back. It was one of the best attended Saturday night events that we have ever had. Plans are already under way to make next year's event even better.

We received an order of Mid-America Hoodies just before the last event and they will be available at all of the remaining events.

Note that riders meeting will be at 4:30, and practice is at 5:00pm for the remaining races.

2013 Awards Banquet
This year's awards banquet will be held at the Midwest Motorcycle Club's facility at 3105 S. Harding Street in Indianapolis. (Click for driving directions) at 7:00pm on November 9th.Remember that there are two points series, one is the overall points series for points earned at both Mid-America and Columbus, IN, and the second is for point earned at Mid-America.In order to be eligible for an award a rider must have entered at least 51% of the races that were run in that series. There is no charge to attend, and RSVP's are requested so that we can have an idea of how much food to order.Please RSVP via info@midamspeedway.com, or send a text to 317.871.4392.When sending your RSVP please include your name and the number of people in your group.

When do I need to be there?
Gates open: 1:00
Signup opens: 3:00
Rider's Briefing 4:30
Practice 5:00 (two four lap practices are planned, weather, and time will determine if the second practice is run)
National Anthem: 7:00
First Heat: 7:05

Costs
Pit Passes: $10 for age 10+ ,$5 for age 5-9, Free for ages 4 and under.

Grandstands: $8 for age 10+, $4 for age 5-9, Free for ages 4 and under.

Entry Fees: $30 per class for first adult class, $25 for second and third class. $25 for youth classes, $20 for second and third class
The Staff of Mid-America Speedway

Mid-America Speedway (September 29, 2013)


Mid America News

The last race at Mid-America was our Night before the Indy Mile event, and that was one of our most successful events ever. We were at the Springfield Mile on Saturday, the AMA Pro Racing announcers and Jay Springsteen even mentioned the Astro Cup event. Special thanks to Harley-Davidson of Bloomington, IN for once again sponsoring this event. The crew from Harley-Davidson of Indiana ended up having a successful weekend after winning the XR1200 class at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday with rider Jeremy McWilliams.

This weekend September 7th, the green flag fly's again for our Heavy Vintage Night and just like last year, it will pay $100 per cylinder to win the class. Heavy Vintage is defined as air cooled motorcycles 1983 and older, 351cc and higher.

The lights come on again the following Saturday, September 14th.Decatur Discovery Academy Night and Mid-America have partnered together for this event and created Discovering Dirt Flat Track Night. The idea was created by Kevin Leineweber who pilots the #72 machine in the Vintage Light class and is also a physics instructor at Decatur Discovery Academy. This is the perfect opportunity to come watch many of the best flat track riders in the Midwest while supporting a great cause. The National Anthem will be sung live by Taylor Sidwell from the Decatur Discovery Academy Community. Advance grandstand tickets for this event are available at the Decatur Discovery Academy office (317) 856-0900 or through the mail. More information about the event is available at www.facebook.com/flatoutfast.

When do I need to be there?
Gates open: 1:00
Signup opens: 3:00
Rider's Briefing 4:00
Practice 4:30 (two four lap practices are planned, weather, and time will determine if the second practice is run)
Invocation: 7:00 (Chaplain Joe Baggot)
National Anthem: 7:03 (sung by Nashville recording artist Beau Braswell)
First Heat: 7:05

Costs
Pit Passes
I$10 for age 10+
$5 for age 5-9,
Free for ages 4 and under.

Grandstands:
$8 for age 10+,
$4 for age 5-9
Free for ages 4 and under.

Entry Fees:
$30 per class for first adult class, $25 for second and third class
$25 for youth classes, $20 for second and third class

2013 Schedule Upcoming events at Mid-America
Sept 7: Heavy Vintage Night
September 14th: Decatur Discovery Academy Night
September 21st
October 5th
October 12th
October 26th Halloween Race

Mid-America Speedway (September 1, 2013)


Mid America News

August 16th, Night Before the Indy Mile/AMA Vintage Dirt Track Series National Sponsored by Harley-Davidson of Bloomington, Indiana

Mid-America has been holding their night before the Indy Mile since 2009, and it is quickly becoming a favorite stop for the pro and expert riders as it is their chance to make an extra paycheck during their time in Indianapolis. This year things are being changed up slightly. This year it will be round 10 of the AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Series. However, we are adding a few other classes to the night. The one that has received the most attention is the Bultaco Astro Challenge. The class is restricted to Bultaco Astro's only. Initially the thought was to get 18 riders committed to the event, and based on the response it was increased to 21 riders (3 heats of 7).It was at this point that we realized that there were a lot more Astro's out there than we estimated. The decision was quickly made that the 21 riders that originally committed would get spots in the night program, and anybody else that wanted to sign up could, but they would have to run their own set of heats to determine the seven riders that would make up a fourth heat, and go on to the night program. Some of the former Grand National winners that have signed up for the event are Jay Springsteen, David Aldana, Steve Morehead, Garth Brow, and Joe Kopp.Orial Puig who is the nephew of Senor Bulto who was the founder of Bultaco will be one of the honorary Grand Marshall's of the event and the honorary starter of the Astro Cup

We are running the Open Shootout, along with the following modern bike classes: 80-200 youth, 250 Money, Speedway, and Open Quad. The Open Quad class was set up as an invitational, and all spots are now filled.

Because this is an AMA event, AMA cards will be required. The AMA is offering one day memberships at a significant savings over an annual pass, and if you purchase an annual pass within 90 days of the purchasing a day membership, the cost of the day membership will be credited to an annual membership. Entry fees for this event will be $35 per class, pit passes $10 for age 10+, and $5 for age 5-9.

Here is a link with more information about the classes that make up the AMA Vintage Dirt Track Series: www.americanmotorcyclist.com

We hope to see you there, and please read below for more information on the event.

The Staff of Mid-America Speedway

AIR Fund Auction
The Aid to Injured Riders (A.I.R) fund and Mr. Sign of Yonkers New York have teamed up and made a set of four commemorative number plates for nearly all of the riders entered in the Astro Cup race. The fourth plate will be autographed by the rider and there will be a silent auction where fans can bid on their favorite riders number plate with 100% of the proceeds going to the AIR Fund. There will also be a banner with the Astro Cup logo autographed by the riders which will also be included in the silent auction.

When do I need to be there?
Gates open: 1:00
Signup opens: 3:00
Rider's Briefing 4:00
Practice 4:30 (two four lap practices are planned, weather, and time will determine if the second practice is run)
Invocation: 7:00 (Chaplain Joe Baggot)
National Anthem: 7:03 (sung by Nashville recording artist Beau Braswell)
First Heat: 7:05

Costs
Pit Passes
If purchased prior to 5pm: $10 for age 10+, $5 for age 5-9, and free for ages 4 and under.
If purchased after 5pm: $25 per person.

Grandstands:
$10 for age 10+, $5 for age 5-9, and free for ages 4 and under.

Entry Fees:
$35 per class

Upcoming events at
Mid-America
August 16:The Night before the Indy Mile AMA Vintage Dirt Track National, Bultaco Astro Challenge, & Open Pro Shootout sponsored by Harley-Davidson of Bloomington, IN
Sept 7:Heavy Vintage Night
September 14th: Decatur Discovery Academy Night
September 21st
October 5th
October 12th
October 26th Halloween Race


Mid America News

The 2013 season has gotten off to a slow start, but hopefully the rainy weather is behind us. Last nights (July 13) event saw 101 entries which was a nice surprise considering how many other tracks were running. Thank you for choosing Mid-America. Results will be posted on our website within the next 24 hours, but here are the main event winners from each class:
50cc Shaft: Jayden Snider
50cc Chain: Jayden Snider
65cc: Clark Morian V
85cc: Kasey Sciscoe
0-160cc Four Stroke: K. Gerencer
80-200 2/4 stroke: Kasey Sciscoe
Mad Dog: Cory Phillips
249+ Mod Amateur: Kevin Stollings jr.
Dirt Diva: Payton Reichard
Vintage Light: Kyle Long
Vintage Heavy: Rick Rhodes
Vet 30: Sam Lowe
Super Senior: Andy Miller
0-250 Money: Kevin Stollings jr.
Open Bike: Brandon Wilhelm
450 Motorcycle: Brandon Wilhelm
Adult Quad 0-400: Jamie Grimm
Quad 401-450: Kevin Crawford
Quad Open: Jay Meinking
Speedway: BJ Fesselmeyer

The next event at Mid-America is July 27th, and this is Super Senior Night, with an extra $100 going to the winner.

Sincerely,
The staff of Mid-America Speedway

Jim Terchila
Mid-America Speedway (July 14, 2013)


August 16th, Night Before the Indy Mile/AMA Vintage Dirt Track Series National

Mid-America has been holding their night before the Indy Mile since 2009, and it is quickly becoming a favorite stop for the pro and expert riders as it is their chance to make an extra paycheck during their time in Indianapolis. This year things are being changed up slightly. This year it will be round 10 of the AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Series. However, we are adding a few other classes to the night. The one that has received the most attention is the Bultaco Astro Challenge. The class is restricted to Bultaco Astro's only. Initially the thought was to get 18 riders committed to the event, and based on the response it was increased to 21 riders (3 heats of 7).It was at this point that we realized that there were a lot more Astro's out there than we estimated. The decision was quickly made that the 21 riders that originally committed would get spots in the night program, and anybody else that wanted to sign up could, but they would have to run their own set of heats to determine the seven riders that would make up a fourth heat, and go on to the night program. Some of the former Grand National winners that have signed up for the event are Jay Springsteen, David Aldana, Steve Morehead, Garth Brow, and Joe Kopp.

We will still be running the 450 Shootout, along with the following modern bike classes: 80-200 youth, 250 Money, Speedway, and Open Quad. The Open Quad class will be limited to six entries, four of which are still available. If you would like one of the remaining spots, please contact us.

Because this is an AMA event, AMA cards will be required. The AMA is offering one day memberships at a significant savings over an annual pass, and if you purchase an annual pass within 90 days of the purchasing a day membership, the cost of the day membership will be credited to an annual membership.Entry fees for this event will be $35 per class, pit passes $10 for age 10+, and $5 for age 5-9.

Here is a link with more information about the classes that make up the www.americanmotorcyclist.com

Jim Terchila
Mid-America Speedway (July 14, 2013)


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

BIKE DAYS
July 19, 2013 - Wauseon, Ohio
www.bikedays.com

Scott & Staci brownmotors@sssnet.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.

Sincerely,
The staff of Mid-America Speedway (April 28, 2013)

Entry Fees
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:
RIDE Academy
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 info@midamspeedway.com 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.S hould 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 (info@midamspeedway.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 ccarr41197@aol.com
Sincerely,

Jim Terchila
Mid-America Speedway (February 4, 2013)

 

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