Mid-America Speedway, located on Indianapolis' southeast side at the Marion County Fairgrounds, is just over three weeks away from hosting their premier event of the season, the 'Night After the Indy Mile' on Saturday, August 9.
In a schedule change over the course of last years off-season, the big night of racing at Mid-America swapped nights with the AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship round at the Indy Mile, which used to run on Saturday, with Mid-America's event formally known as the 'Night Before the Indy Mile.' With Family Events, the promoters of the Indy Mile, requesting a date and night change to better coincide with the Red Bull Indianapolis MotoGP weekend August 8-10, the changes to the schedule were put in place. The legendary Indy Mile will now run on Friday, August 8 with Mid-America Speedway's 'Night After the Indy Mile' to follow it the next evening on the southeast side of town.
In the shot above, eventual winner and former AMA Grand National rider Steve Morehead #42, Tom Morgan #91F, 2013 AMA Grand National Championship-winning tuner Dave Atherton #15X, Bill Snyder #4 and former AMA Grand National rider Garth Brow #15 line up on the front row for the Bultaco Astro Race in August 2013 at Mid-America Speedway. All are expected to do battle again in round 10 of the 2014 AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship event at the Marion County Fairgrounds-hosted track. Photo by Mike 'Stu' Stuhler/Stu's Shots.
This year's event again will see Mid-America host round 10 of the AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship, which will also feature the Bultaco Astro Race (formerly known as the Bultaco Astro Cup) as well as several classes of vintage racing, set to go along with the track's hosting of the Open Pro Class, which again will draw undefeated track champ and 2012 AMA Grand National Champion Jared Mees to come back and protect his winning record at Mid-America.
Check out our full press release below that we helped track president and promoter, Jim Terhcila put together for this year's great night of racing, and be sure to put this on your calendar for those of you that will be in town for all of the other great racing that weekend. You WON'T be disappointed!
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