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Mid-America Speedway to Host Rounds 8 and 9 of the 2017 AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championships

| 25 July 2017 9:36 am

AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship
Rounds 8-9: Mid-America Speedway at the Marion County Fairgrounds

By Mike “Stu” Stuhler
Photo by Mike “Stu” Stuhler/Stu’s Shots
INDIANAPOLIS, IN, JULY 24, 2017

Mid-America Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana, is getting ready to host rounds eight and nine of the 2017 AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship Series on August 4 and 5. There will be an eclectic mix of vintage dirt-track racing machines from across the globe. This is Mid-America’s fifth consecutive year of hosting this great event, and this year’s races will again be sponsored by Harley-Davidson of Bloomington, Indiana.

Marvin and Kyle Long’s number-19H BSA Victor 441 sits on display in the pits during the 2016 AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship round at Mid-America Speedway. A wide variety of vintage racing machines just like this will be hitting the track again on August 4 and 5 for rounds eight and nine of the 2017 edition.

Marvin and Kyle Long’s number-19H BSA Victor 441 sits on display in the pits during the 2016 AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship round at Mid-America Speedway. A wide variety of vintage racing machines just like this will be hitting the track again on August 4 and 5 for rounds eight and nine of the 2017 edition.

“In what is our 10th season of hosting races at the Marion County Fairgrounds here on Indy’s southeast side, we are really looking forward to again welcoming AMA Racing’s Vintage Dirt Track National Championship Series to our facility,” stated Jim Terchila, track president and promoter at Mid-America Speedway. “Unfortunately, last season’s second evening was rained out, and in spite of all the rain Indy has seen this year, we have been very lucky here. The week before our last event, the track saw 6 inches of rain, yet by race time we still had a 2-inch cushion above the groove, and the racing went off without a hitch. We’re hoping Mother Nature stays on our side for this year’s Vintage National races.

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“This year’s doubleheader round will see strictly the Vintage Dirt Track National races on Friday, August 4, while on Saturday, August 5, we will run the Vintage National races, as well as our regular racing program,” continued Terchila. “Y&S Designs out of Coatesville, Indiana, is setting us up with some very nice trophies for this year’s event. They also take care of our regular-season T-shirts and banners. And former AMA Grand National competitors and Class of ’79 members Jackie Mitchell and Charlie Roberts will also be racing this event. Mitchell’s Buy Right Auto is also one of our associate sponsors for this weekend’s races.”

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The gates will open at 2 p.m. EDT, and tickets for this special event will be $10 each for grandstand seating and pit passes for adults and children 5 through 9 will be able to get in for just $5 each. The riders’ meeting will start at 4 p.m. EDT sharp, with practice beginning at 4:30 and heat races set to roll out at 7.

“We hope everyone will be able to come out and enjoy the races over the first weekend in August – and that everyone comes hungry, too,” said Terchila, “as Chomp’z Truck Food will also be serving their nontypical track food during the races. We’re looking forward to this great weekend of racing as well as seeing all of our fans and sponsors!”

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For track info, please contact track president and promoter Jim Terchila at 317/871-4392 or info@midamspeedway.com.

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