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2014 Central US Speedway News

Mid America News

If you were not at Mid-America Saturday night, you missed one of the best tracks that we have ever had. The weather was cooler than previous races this season,and the midweek rains offered just enough moisture to allow plenty of multi-line passing.
The track crew dug in and with 108 riders we finished just after 9:30.

We will be racing again this Saturday, October 18th, and then our Halloween race is October 25th. The Halloween race is typically our second largest event of the year behind the MotoGP weekend, and we are changing things up a bit as the Open Bike Class will run a 25 lap main event, and pay a minimum of $400 to win. Riders are encouraged to dress up in costume as starting positions in heat races will be based on your costume. (Semi's and Mains will still be dictated by how a rider qualifies for the main event.)

Awards Banquet
This year's awards banquet will be held Saturday, November 8th from 5pm-8pm at Sunset Bowl which is located at 10809 East US Highway 136 in Clermont, IN, which is just west of US 136/Crawfordsville Road and Raceway road. Click here for link to map. The banquet includes food,soft drinks and bowling for all attendees. We have been doing 50/50 raffles at the last few races, and the proceeds from the raffles are going to allow the cost of the banquet to remain free for all attendees. RSVP's are required either via email to info@midamspeedway.com, or text to (317) 871-4392. Please be sure to include your name, and the number of attendees in the RSVP. We do ask that RSVP's are limited to four attendees per rider, including the rider.

There will also be an open practice the day of the banquet from 11-3. Anybody that has RSVP'd for the banquet will get a complimentary pass for practice.

Regarding the points, we have not been able to get results for all of the events that Midwest held at Mid-America. With that said, the rule requiring a rider to attend 51% of the events will be dropped for the 2014 season.

72 Camps
72 CAMPS, LLC [Owned and operated by local award winning educator and amateur flat tracker, Kevin Leineweber.] is hosting a 2 day Basics of Dirt Track Riding Camp on October 16th and 17th (8am-4pm) in the covered horse arena at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds in Danville, Indiana. The camp is for youth ages 8-13 and only costs $200! With a few races left this year; it is perfect timing for some of these young racers to learn and/or fine-tune their skills. Class size is very limited and pre-registration is required. For more information check out the Upcoming Camps page and register at www.72CAMPS.com For more information call Kevin at 317-605-7908 or email him at Kevin@72CAMPS.com

Want to Ride for Free?
We have noticed that there are not a lot of new riders showing up, not only at Mid-America, but at other tracks around the country. For the remainder of 2014, we will offer one free entry to any of the bike classes for anyone that has never raced at Mid-America. Pit passes will still need to be purchased.

Girlz Motocamp
Shelina Moreda is bringing her Girlz Motocamp to Mid-America on October 24-26. Girlz MotoCamp is a unique opportunity for female riders of any level, to get personalized coaching from female motorcycle professionals. No motorcycle experience required! Our instructors are trained to improve every level of rider, from racer to beginner.
We enhance our students' confidence, comfort, and skills.
Two full days of camp provide:
Two days of riding with on-track training from our coaches
Off-track schooling sessions
Limited class size to ensure personalized instruction
A weekend to network with riding friends that will last a lifetime
We have coaches for All ages and All levels
Breakfasts, lunches and Saturday dinner
Friday and Saturday night participant accommodation available
Rental Bikes Available
Complimentary behind the scenes tour of Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Early Bird registration ($50 discount) ends 10/13/14
Use Promo code MidAm for an additional $25 savings
Mid-America is offering a special for Girlz MotoCamp students for the 6th Annual Halloween Race:
Complimentary race pit pass for MotoCamp students Saturday night
Girlz Class complimentary entry for the Dirt Diva Class
Girlz Only practice group with enough entries
Here is a link to more information about the school

Times: Gates Open: 1:30, Signup 2:30, Riders Briefing 4:30, Practice 5:00, Heats: 6:30/7:00
Awards/Payout: 30 minutes after each heat is completed.

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.

Mid-America Speedway (October 13, 2014)


Mid America News

There are only a few races left in the 2014 season, and while the other tracks are winding down their seasons, there are four races left at Mid-America. (See schedule to right) Typically the September and October events provide fairly mild weather, and a great racing surface. The track was graded Sunday, and it should be pool table smooth for the rest of the season. Our next event will be on September 27th, October 4th, October 18th. We have purchased larger first place trophies for the 50cc shaft, and 50cc chain classes for the October 4th event. Our quickly becoming a tradition "6th Annual Halloween Race" is on October 25th. The Halloween race is typically one of our largest events of the year. We try to ask a few current national number/celebrity riders to act as judges, and they assign starting positions for heats, based on the quality of a rider's costume. (Semi and Main event starting positions are still based on heat results.

Want to Ride for Free?
We have noticed that there are not a lot of new riders showing up, not only at Mid-America, but at other tracks around the country. For the remainder of 2014, we will offer one free entry to any of the bike classes for anyone that has never raced at Mid-America. Pit passes will still need to be purchased.

Girlz Motocamp
Shelina Moreda is bringing her Girlz Motocamp to Mid-America on October 24-26. Girlz MotoCamp is a unique opportunity for female riders of any level, to get personalized coaching from female motorcycle professionals. No motorcycle experience required! Our instructors are trained to improve every level of rider, from racer to beginner.
We enhance our students' confidence, comfort, and skills.
Two full days of camp provide:
Two days of riding with on-track training from our coaches
Off-track schooling sessions
Limited class size to ensure personalized instruction
A weekend to network with riding friends that will last a lifetime
We have coaches for All ages and All levels
Breakfasts, lunches and Saturday dinner
Friday and Saturday night participant accommodation available
Rental Bikes Available
Mid-America is offering a special for Girlz MotoCamp students for the 6th Annual Halloween Race:
Complimentary race pit pass for MotoCamp students Saturday night
Girlz Class complimentary entry
Girlz Only practice group with enough entries
Here is a link to more information about the school

50/50 Raffle
The annual awards banquet will be November 8th. The track has always paid for this event with attendance being free to attendees. We plan on keeping that tradition going, but we did a 50/50 raffle last week, and will do one at each of the remaining events. The proceeds will go toward funding the banquet, and year end awards. Tickets will be available at the pit gate, and the drawing will take place just before the start of the main events. Tickets are $1 each, $5 for 6, $10 for 15, and $20 for 35 tickets.

Times Gates Open: 12:00 - Signup 2:30 - Riders Briefing 4:30 - Practice 5:00 - Heats: 6:30/7:00
Awards/Payout: 30 minutes after each heat is completed.

Mid-America Speedway (September 23, 2014)


Mid America News

The 2014 season has been plagued by the threat of rain for most of the events that have been ran this year. Last week was no exception, as there was a light sprinkle up until early in the afternoon. The riders that did attend were treated to one of the best tracks that we have ever had. The cooler weather helps, but we got just enough rain to make for a near perfect track. While most tracks have nearly completed their 2014 season, there are still five races left on the Mid-America schedule. The green flag flies once again this Saturday and this week Gary Terry from Terry Cycle is adding $100 to win the Super Senior/50+. Class. We will be racing again on September 27th, October 4th, October 18th, and then our quickly becoming a traditional "6th Annual Halloween Race" is on October 25th. The Halloween race is typically one of our largest events of the year. Typically, we ask a few current national number/celebrity riders to act as judges, and they assign starting positions for heats, based on the quality of a rider's costume. (Semi and Main event starting positions are still based on heat results.

50/50 Raffle
The annual awards banquet will be November 8th. The track has always paid for this event with attendance being free to attendees. We plan on keeping that tradition going, but we did a 50/50 raffle last week, and will do one at each of the remaining events. The proceeds will go toward funding the banquet, and year end awards. Tickets will be available at the pit gate, and the drawing will take place just before the start of the main events. Tickets are $1 each, $5 for 6, $10 for 15, and $20 for 35 tickets.

Times: Gates Open: 12:00 - Signup 2:30 - Riders Briefing 4:30 - Practice 5:00 - Heats: 7:00
Awards/Payout: 30 minutes after each heat is completed.

Practice
There will be an open practice on Wednesday, September 17th from 6-9pm, practice is $15/rider. Note that like size bikes will be assigned to a practice group, and youth and adult riders will not be on the track at the same time. Practice is $15/rider, or $25 for any two related family members.

Upcoming events at Mid-America
September 13 - Terry Cycle Night with $100 bonus to win Super Senior 50+
September 7 - Open practice from 6-9. $15/rider, or $25 for two related family members
September 27
October 4
October 18
October 25 - 6th Annual Halloween Race
November 8 - Awards Banquet Location TBA

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.

Mid-America Speedway (September 10, 2014)


Mid America News

It is hard to believe, but the 2014 season at Mid-America Speedway is just past the halfway point! While most tracks have nearly completed their 2014 season, there are still six events left on the Mid-America schedule. The green flag fly's once again this Saturday for Vintage Heavy Night. The bonus on this night is that we are paying $100 per cylinder to the winning rider in the Vintage Heavy class. One week later on September 13th, Gary Terry from Terry Cycle is adding $100 to win the Super Senior/50+. Class. We will be racing again on September 27th, October 4th, October 18th, and then our quickly becoming a traditional "6th Annual Halloween Race" is on October 25th. The Halloween race is typically one of our largest events of the year. Typically, we ask a few current national number/celebrity riders to act as judges, and they assign starting positions for heats, based on the quality of a rider's costume. (Semi and Main event starting positions are still based on heat results.

Times: Gates Open: 12:00 - Signup 2:30 - Riders Briefing 4:30
Practice 5:00 Heats: 7:00 - Awards: 10:30
*Please note that the Riders Briefing, and Practice start 30 minutes later for all September and October events.

Practice
There will be an open practice on Wednesday, September 17th from 6-9pm, practice is $15/rider. Note that like size bikes will be assigned to a practice group, and youth and adult riders will not be on the track at the same time. There will also be an open practice on Sunday, October 26th from noon until 4:00pm. Practice is $15/rider, however anybody that races on Saturday, October 25th will have their practice fee waived.

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.

Upcoming events at Mid-America
September 6th - Vintage Heavy Night-$100 bonus per cylinder to the winning rider
September 13th - Terry Cycle Night with $100 bonus to win Super Senior 50+
September 27th
October 4th
October 18th
October 25th - 6th Annual Halloween Race
November 8th - Awards Banquet - Location TBA

Mid-America Speedway (September 2, 2014)


Mid America News

The annual Night after the Indy Mile at Mid-America Speedway sponsored by Harley-Davidson of Bloomington, IN is less than two weeks away and we wanted to send out an email with more information regarding the event. Just like last year, this will be Round 10 of the AMA Vintage Dirt Track Series. In addition to the vintage classes, we will be running the Bultaco Astro Class, the 450 Shootout which pays $1500 to win, along with the following modern bike classes: 80-200 youth, 250 Money, Speedway, Open Quad, and a Legends class open to any former Pro or Expert licensed rider (must not have had an AMA ProRacing license in the last two years.) The Open Quad class will be limited to ten entries. If you would like one of the remaining spots, please contact us.

August 9 - The Night After the Indy Mile Results

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. After 5:00pm, pit passes are $25.

Times: Gates Open: 12:00 Signup 2:00 Riders Briefing 4:00 Practice 4:30 Heats: 7:00 Awards: 10:30

Parking: Pit parking for this event is always at a premium. We ask that only vehicles hauling motorcycles/quads enter the pits.

Upcoming events at Mid-America

August 9th Round 10 of the AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Series
August 23rd
September 6th Vintage Heavy Night-$100 bonus per cylinder to the winning rider
September 13th
September 27th
October 4th
October 18th
October 25th 6th Annual Halloween Race
November 8th Awards Banquet Location TBA

Mid-America Speedway (July 29, 2014)


2014 Bike Days Long Track

Wauseon National July 18, 2014
Fulton County Fairgrounds
Wauseon, Ohio
2014 SPEEDWAY
Main
1. 52 Chad Rall - Mansfield, OH
2. 119 Alan Rush - Speedway, IN
3. 1 Daniel Weicht - North Webster, IN
4. 41x John DeBat - Kawkawlin, MI
5. 82 Chris J. Hathaway - Syracuse, IN
6. 4 Brian R. Daily - Waynesburg, OH
7. 77 Jon A. Massie - Wooster, OH
8. 33E Michael G. Callen - Galesburg, MI
9. 60 Kevin D. Sexton - Elyria, OH
10. 6 John Busler - Garfield, OH

http://www.bikedays.com/id85.html


Mid America News

The following press release written by Mike "Stu" Stuhler was sent out on June 30th, but we wanted to make sure that all of the fans of Mid-America Speedway were given to chance to read it.

Mid-America Speedway in Indianapolis, one of the finest racing facilities in the Midwest, announced today that track operations would return to the original management team effective immediately. Track founder and president, Jim Terchila made the announcement early on Saturday, June 28.

After founding the facility some seven years ago, Terchila had turned over operations to another local club in lieu of job and family obligations that were taking their toll in being able to maintain the track's operations at the level with which he had originally started the outing over half a decade ago. "Unfortunately, due to some difficulties with the three races with which they had been in charge here at the Marion County Fairgrounds, it just didn't work out," stated Terchila. "As of today and for the rest of the season, our original management team will be back in charge of race operations, which will commence with our next race on Saturday, July 12.

"We are obviously looking ahead to the rest of the season, especially with the fast-approaching premier event on our schedule, The Night After the Indy Mile race, which this year will be held on Saturday, August 9," continued the president of track operations, "and this year's event will again see the two premier classes in the Open Pro and Bultaco Astro Cup events. Jared Mees will again return to defend his unbeaten record here at Mid-America and Dave 'Bones' Aldana, last year's winner Steve Morehead and a host of other former AMA Grand National Championship greats will also be on hand again for some of the racing we have lined up.

"All of our previous personnel will also be returning to action, our pit steward, starter, flaggers and referee, as well as long time announcer Bret Cheek, who is known for his intense level of excitement and fiery enthusiasm which bestows the overall sentiments which we have tried to bring to the table in all of our years of operating here at the fairgrounds." Terchila also wanted everyone to know that his wife, Holly, whom everyone has known to become the welcoming hostess in the sign-up area, will also be returning to greet all of the riders and team members as they arrive for each outing.

You can expect the same level of great racing that has been seen for years at Mid-America Speedway going forward, and you can keep up with their full compliment of events by visiting their website at www.midamspeedway.com. Mid-America would also like to take the time to thank all of the racers, teams, personnel and fans who have been a part of the track's success over the years and for making it the great facility that it has become during all of the years it has been in operation.

Press release prepared by:
Mike 'Stu' Stuhler
Stu's Shots
Indianapolis, IN. 46234
stusshots.blogspot.com
(317) 299-2072-home, (317) 373-0522-cell, stuman714@yahoo.com

Practice on July 14th
There will be an open practice on Monday July 14th which is open to anybody wanting to get some additional seat time. Cost is $10 per rider, and there is no pit charge so friends and family can attend for free.

Next Race: July 12th
The next event at Mid-America is July 12th.
Gates open: 2:00, 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)
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: (free on April 19th) $8 for age 10+, $4 for age 5-9Free 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

Mid-America Speedway (July 2, 2014)


Mid America News

It is hard to believe that the 2014 season at Mid-America kicks off one week from today. Many of us spent the off season riding on ice, but it is time to put the ice tires away for the season and get back on the dirt! We have spent several days during the past few weeks preparing the track, and it may be in the best condition for an opening event that it ever has been. The warm temperatures this week will make the track even better! Our schedule has been out for a little over four months, and while it is very similar to last year's schedule the Night After the Indy Mile and the Astro Cup is getting more attention than ever. Currently there are over 30 Astro's entered and we have commitments from several other top riders that will be announced in the near future. Remember that this years event is on Saturday, August 9th, as the Mile is moving to Friday, August 8th. This will also be round 10 of the AMA Vintage National Dirt Track Series, and just like last year it will feature the Pro 450 Class along with some limited modern bike classes. The full schedule is posted to the right.

The Staff of Mid-America Speedway
Free Grandstand Admission on April 19th
How many riders have friends, family, and co-workers that have never attended a race. Now they have no excuse for not attending opening night as we are offering free grandstand admission for the April 19th event! This is the perfect opportunity to get that person that always says that they want to attend a race, but never seems to actually make it to an event. If the April 19th event is postponed to April 26th, the offer will still apply.

When do I need to be there? (April 19th)
Gates open: 2:00 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: (free on April 19th)
$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

Mid-America Speedway (April 13, 2014)


2014 Speedway Long Track National Championship

Registration is now open online.

Friday, July 18 - Speedway Long Track National Championship
Fulton County Fairgrounds - Wauseon, Ohio

The Speedway Long Track National Championship will be held during the 32nd annual AMCA Wauseon National at the Fulton County Fairgrounds, Wauseon, Ohio on Friday, July 18, 2014.

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 14, 2014 will receive a FREE Bike Days T-shirt.

2014 Speedway Long Track National Championship

BIKE DAYS
July 18, 2014 - Wauseon, Ohio
www.bikedays.com

Scotty Brown
1245 Cleveland St. SW
Massillon, Ohio 44647
(330) 837-5694 (March 14, 2014)


Mid America News

Mid-America is looking forward to our 7th Season in 2014. Our 2014 Schedule was released on December 8th which is the soonest that we have ever been able to get our schedule out. The schedule is very similar to last year, although the biggest news is that our Night Before the Indy Mile is now the Night After the Indy Mile as the Mile is moving to Friday, August 8th. This will also be round 10 of the AMA Vintage National Dirt Track Series, and just like last year it will feature the Pro 450 Class, and the Bultaco Astro Cup along with some limited modern bike classes. The full schedule is posted to the right. Please note that the Columbus race dates which are promoted by the Midwest Motorcycle Club are tentative dates as the fair board in Columbus has a meeting in late January/early February to decide who gets which dates. However they are the same weekends that Columbus ran in 2013.

Considering the current weather conditions in central Indiana, it is hard to believe that are our first event is a little over three months away, but rest assured that once the weather breaks we will be prepping the track in order to give the riders and spectators the best possible track possible. Note that riders meeting will be at 4:30, and practice is at 5:00pm for the April event.

Indoor Ice Racing
While it may be too cold to ride outdoors right now, the folks at Extreme International Ice Racing (www.xiir.org) asked us to remind everybody that they have indoor events scheduled for St. Louis, MO on Jan. 25th, Everett, WA on Feb. 7th, and Danville, IL on February 21st. More events will be added in the near future. The Extreme International Ice Racing series is a professional series attracting crowds between 3,000 and 10,00 people depending on the size of the arena. Traditionally they have run speedway bikes and quads, but two years ago 450's and pit bikes were added, and they have turned out to be a huge hit. The 450 class pays $500 to win, making it one of the better paying indoor events out there. Interested riders must contact Anthony Barlow at 636.795.4773 to reserve a spot in the lineup so that their name can be added to the program.

When do I need to be there? (April 19th)
Gates open: 1:00 Sign up 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.

Mid-America Speedway (January 3, 2014)


2013 Mid-America Results

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