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Frankfort Half-Mile Coming Up September 12!

| 26 August 2015 1:27 pm

Mid-America Speedway
Frankfort Half-Mile at the Clinton County Fairgrounds

Courtesy of Mike “Stu” Stuhler/Stu’s Shots
FRANKFORT, IN, AUG. 25, 2015

Mid-America Speedway in Indianapolis would like to remind everyone that their special race at the Clinton County Fairgrounds in Frankfort, Indiana, is approaching quickly.

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Partnering with the Hoosier Bike Rally, which will be held September 11, 12 and 13, Mid-America will be hosting its first-ever half-mile race on the limestone surface at the Clinton County Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 12.

“This is our first hosting of a half-mile race in our eight-year history of running events through Mid-America Speedway,” stated track president Jim Terchila, “and we have partnered with the Hoosier Bike Rally to bring our contestants and fans a great venue in hosting what will be a great day of racing at the Clinton County Fairgrounds half-mile in Frankfort.

Ben Knight, former AMA Pro Flat Track competitor number 85P and a longtime supporter and competitor at Mid-America Speedway, is shown working on his Knight Racing/ American H-D-sponsored H-D XR750 prior to the running of the AMA Pro Flat Track Springfield Mile 1 in May of 2014. The Danville, Illinois, resident has offered up his personal XR for track president and promoter Jim Terchila to race during the Frankfort Half-Mile on Saturday, September 12. Photo by Mike “Stu” Stuhler/Stu’s Shots

Ben Knight, former AMA Pro Flat Track competitor number 85P and a longtime supporter and competitor at Mid-America Speedway, is shown working on his Knight Racing/ American H-D-sponsored H-D XR750 prior to the running of the AMA Pro Flat Track Springfield Mile 1 in May of 2014. The Danville, Illinois, resident has offered up his personal XR for track president and promoter Jim Terchila to race during the Frankfort Half-Mile on Saturday, September 12. Photo by Mike “Stu” Stuhler/Stu’s Shots

All tickets and pit passes will be $10 each. Adult entries are $30 for the first class and $25 for each additional class, and Youth entries are $25 for the first class and $20 for each additional class. You can also pre-enter on the website.

Gates will open at 7 a.m. ET and registration is set to take place between 7 and 8 a.m. at the track.

Practice is set to start at 10 a.m., and heat races will begin shortly after practice is over.

“We hope to have the day’s events wrapped up by 6 p.m. in order to meet our curfew time of 7 p.m.,” noted Terchila.

Classes will include Speedway, Super Senior (Over 50), Light & Heavy Vintage, and several others. A total of 21 classes will be run during this event.

“One of our longtime track supporters and competitors, Ben Knight, a former competitor on the AMA Pro Flat Track circuit, is bringing his Knight Racing/ American H-D-sponsored Harley-Davidson XR750 to the event and has offered it to me to ride during the event for my first time on a XR750,” continued Terchila, who regularly contests the Speedway class and recently competed in the Bultaco race at Mid-America’s AMA Vintage National on August 10. “I’m really looking forward to being able to ride Ben’s XR, and it should make for a fun time.”

The Clinton County Fairgrounds facility is located off of State Road 39, just south of central Frankfort, on the east side of SR39. You can access the track from Indianapolis via I-65N to State Road 47 East to State Road 39 North. From the Lafayette area, you can access the track via I-65S to State Road 28 East to State Road 39 South.

“We really hope our fans and many competitors will be able to make the trek to Frankfort for our hosting of this new venue for us,” said Terchila, “as it should be a neat and new undertaking for our great track crew and all of our great competitors and supporters of our operation. We’re really looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday, September 12, for this, and hope that we can continue to offer this venue in the future as one of the big events on our schedule.”

For more information, please contact Jim Terchila, Mid-America Speedway president, at info@midamspeedway.com or you can call or text 317/871-4392.

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