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Mid-America Speedway Operations to Return to Original Track Management

| 2 July 2014 1:16 pm

Mid-America Speedway

Courtesy of Mid-America Speedway
Photos by Mike “Stu” Stuhler/Stu’s Shots
INDIANAPOLIS, IN, JUNE 29, 2014

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

Bri Hazen (15K), Kevin Wilson (45), Rob “Bugs” Pearson (27) and Fight For Dirt Track.com’s own Tyler Porter (28C) blast off the line during one of Mid-America’s regular season events in June of 2012. All these riders are regular attendees at and supporters of Mid-America Speedway.

Bri Hazen (15K), Kevin Wilson (45), Rob “Bugs” Pearson (27) and Fight For Dirt Track.com’s own Tyler Porter (28C) blast off the line during one of Mid-America’s regular season events in June of 2012. All these riders are regular attendees at and supporters of Mid-America Speedway.

After founding the facility some seven years ago, Terchila had turned over operations to another local club, as job and family obligations were taking their toll and he was unable to maintain the track’s operations at the level with which he had originally started the outing more than 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,” Terchila stated. “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 and referee, as well as longtime 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,” concluded Terchila, who also wanted everyone to know that his lovely wife, Holly, who everyone has come to know as 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.

Dave Atherton (15X) and David “Bones” Aldana (13) battle during one of the Bultaco Astro Cup heat races during a round of the AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship Series at Mid-America Speedway in August of 2013. Mid-America Speedway will again host round 10 of the 2014 AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship Series on August 9, with the Bultaco Astro Cup event returning for the second season running.

Dave Atherton (15X) and David “Bones” Aldana (13) battle during one of the Bultaco Astro Cup heat races during a round of the AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship Series at Mid-America Speedway in August of 2013. Mid-America Speedway will again host round 10 of the 2014 AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship Series on August 9, with the Bultaco Astro Cup event returning for the second season running.

You can expect, going forward, to see the same level of great racing that has been seen for years at Mid-America Speedway, and you can keep up with their full complement of events by visiting the website at www.midamspeedway.com.

Mid-America would also like to take the time to thank all of the racers, teams, personnel, sponsors 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.

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