Mid-America Speedway on Indianapolis' southeast side has finalized all the details for this year's 'Night Before the Indy Mile' short track event, to be held on Friday, August 17, 2013.
A yearly extravaganza of short track racing held at the Marion County Fairgrounds, the short track event has become a must-see event for fans and a must-attend event for the racers in town for the night that precedes the Indy Mile at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.
Last year's event featured the Indian Arrow Challenge which saw AMA Pro Flat Track and Steve Nace Racing official Kevin Snyder take to the track and hold off some other veteran racers on the identically-prepared 250cc Indian Arrow machines.
And in the Open Pro Class, Jared Mees again took it to the competition and kept his perfect record intact at Mid-America by holding off the likes of other AMA Pro Flat Track regulars JD Beach, Henry Wiles, Sammy Halbert and Rob Pearson, just to name a few.
This year's event will feature not only the Open Class event--DTX-prepped machines against open class framers for a winner's share of $1500 of the purse, but will also see the return to the track of past AMA Pro Flat Track heroes and legends such as 3-Time AMA Grand National Champion Jay Springsteen, David 'Bones' Aldana, Steve Morehead and 2000 AMA Grand National Champion Joe Kopp, among others, competing in the Bultaco Astro Cup on machines made famous in the heyday of flat track in the '60s and '70s.
In the shot above, Mees runs away with the Open Class event at last year's Night Before the Indy Mile at Mid-America on his #9 Montgomeryville Cycle Center Honda 450 framer, followed by Henry Wiles on his #17 Don's Kawasaki KX450F, JD Beach on the #95 USC Racing Kawasaki, and Slammin' Sammy Halbert on his #7 Fredericktown Yamaha YZ450F.
Check out the full press release following to see when you need to be there, as for $10/ticket you can't go wrong for the action that will be hot and heavy all night long at Mid-America Speedway, the place in Indy that knows how to put the racing on the track for your enjoyment and excitement!
Jeff Stevens and Harley-Davidson of Bloomington, IN. are the presenting sponsors for Mid-America Speedway's 'Night Before the Indy Mile' event for 2013.
Over 30 riders are expected to return to the track for round 10 of the 2013 AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship Series season in the Bultaco Astro Cup, including 3-Time AMA Grand National Champion Jay Springsteen, Garth Brow, David 'Bones' Aldana, Steve Morehead, '00 AMA Grand National Champion Joe Kopp as well as many others who made their name in AMA Pro Flat Track and VDTRA racing throughout the years. The class will feature a 100% payback to the riders who make the 10-12 rider main event.
Tickets are only $10/each for adults, with children aged 5-9 only $5/each, and children 4 and under admitted free with a paying adult. Pit passes will be available for $10/each up until 4:00 PM EDT on the day of the show, and $25/each after that time.