Monday, April 29, 2013

Mid-America Speedway Indy Talks Season-Opener and Busy 2013 Season Schedule Ahead

Mid-America Speedway News
April 28, 2013

While one race is in the books at Mid-America, most people will agree that the season is still getting ready to start.  Last weekend's event had 125 total entries, with 18 riders in the 450 (bike) class, and 21 in the Open Bike class.  There were some great rides by several riders, and the end of the night, Rob Pearson won the Open Bike Class, and earning his first ever main event win at Mid-America, Barry Benkert jr, won the 450 Class.

Other main event winners were:
50cc Shaft: Jayden Snider
50cc Chain: Landon Drowns
65cc: Drew Hart
85cc: Jeremiah Duffy    
0-160cc: Jared Lowe
80-200: Jeremiah Duffy
Youth Quad: Bethany Larkin-Hutcheson
Mad Dog: John Farmer
249cc+ Amateur: Kevin Stollings
Vintage Light: Tom Smead Jr.
Vintage Heavy: Lonnie Vanderpool
30+ Andy Miller
50+ Lonnie Vanderpool
250 Money: Kevin Stollings
Adult Quad 0-400: Jamie Grimm
Quad 401-450: Chad Hardwood
Quad Open $$: Jay Meinking
Speedway: BJ Fesselmeyer

There are still 13 races left during the 2013 season at Mid-America.  Please read below for more news, and thank you for past and future support of flat track racing and Mid-America Speedway. 

The staff of Mid-America Speedway

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 RIDE (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
In This Issue
Entry Fees
2013 Schedule

Mid-America Schedule

April 20: Spring Race 
June 1: Extra Money in the 80-200 Class  
June 8: Extra Money in the 80-200 Class  
June 22: Marion Co. Fair Race  
July 13: 30+ Night  
July 27: 50+ Night  
August 10 
 August 16: The Night before the Indy Mile AMA Vintage Dirt Track National, Bultaco Astro Challenge, & Pro 450 Shootout  
Sept 7: Heavy Vintage Night  
September 14th
September 21st
October 5th
October 12th
October 26th: Halloween Race

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