The following is an industry press release...
Indianapolis, Ind. (Aug. 4, 2016) – Mid-America Speedway in Indianapolis is set to host Round 11 and 12 of the AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship Series on Friday, August 12, and Saturday, August 13.
This will be the fourth time the speedway has hosted the event, and the first time that it will host a doubleheader round for the series.
“We are very pleased that AMA is giving us another go around to host what has been a popular event for us here at Mid-America Speedway,” said Jim Terchila, track president and promoter. “We are going to have 15 Vintage classes for this year's event -- paying points, contingencies and trophies for each individual evening of racing. As has been the case in the past, Harley-Davidson of Bloomington, Indiana, will again be the sponsor for this great doubleheader round held at the Marion County Fairgrounds on the southeast side of Indianapolis."
Mid-America will also be hosting Round 2 of the USA vs Canada Speedway Championship on Saturday, August 12 which will see more than 15 riders coming in from Canada, Scotland, and the U.S. to contest. New York State riders Mike Buman and Casey Dunholt will be among those contesting this round, as well as a couple of riders out of the Ohio area.
Also competing will be Kyle 'Lego' Legault, who spent five years riding in the Premier League in British Speedway, including two years doubling up in both Poland and the UK. Lego is best known for his time spent in Birmingham, England, riding for the Birmingham Brummies.
David 'Molly' Meldrum from Berwick, Scotland, will also be among those ready to get a piece of the $800 to win action for the Speedway race. Mid-America’s BJ Fesselmeyer, who has more Speedway main event wins at Mid-America than any other rider also plans on being in the hunt for his piece of the pie.
Tickets for the event are $10 for spectators as well as team crew members and for pit access. Gates open at 2 p.m. and the rider's meeting starts at 4 p.m. First practice is expected to start at 4:30 p.m. with heats starting promptly at 7 p.m.
The track will also host a barbecue for riders and teams on Friday, August 12 after the racing is complete, and EVS Sports will supply contingency prizes for the vintage races in the form of 25 percent off coupons to the top three riders in each class on both evenings.
“We're looking forward to this event again this year,” said Terchila. “It could be one of our largest attended races at Mid-America Speedway. We sincerely hope that you can join us for what will surely be another night of stellar racing in what is our ninth year of operation here at the Marion County Fairgrounds.”
Visit www.midamspeedway.com for more information.