Tom Botos

Midwest Racing Roundup
Indianapolis.IN        By Tom Botos      2-1-09
     Hello again racefans I had the pleasure of going to the Indy Circle Track Racing Expo at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on Sunday January 31st and it was totally awesome I had a great time meeting David Sink whom is the Anderson Speedway Track Photographer and also met Charlie Hargraves both are founders of the new International Outlaw figure 8 Series based here in Indiana but it is definitely a MIdwest Racing Series to keep an eye on in 2009. This  upstart series has released its 2009 Racing Schedule and soon will be unveiling there own website which will help better promote  the series as a  whole.Charlie had his #74 Outlaw Late Model Figure 8 car on display which caught many racefan's attention and many drivers came up and said they have never seen anything like it! I will attach a pic of the car to this story so fans can see what these "wild wedge car" machines look like.
      Steve Stacy an asphalt late model racer from Plymouth Speedway and Tom Smith a promoter at Plymouth (IN) Speedway looked at Charlie Hargraves' Car and stated that they are converting a dirt late model over to an Outlaw Late Model Figure 8 Car to race at least Plymouth Speedway during the 2009 Racing Season!
       Currently there are 3 races at Anderson Speedway and 3 races at Plymouth Speedway on the IOFS 2009 Schedule.I have emailed Midvale (OH) Speedway and almost every figure 8 course enabled speedway in Michigan for possible dates to be added to the IOFS Schedule in 2010!
        I have volunteered to help promote the IOFS by calling and emailing racetracks which is alot of fun!It is something I thought I would never do in my lifetime!I am also helpng to organize the IOFS Racing Fan Club which is open to anyone that loves figure 8 racing as much as I do!For more information about the IOFS or the IOFS Fan Club go to  or
        I also bought 4 photographs of the famed Jungle Park Speedway near Rockville,Indiana that I will frame and hang up on my wall! One section still remains of the covered gtrndstands and most of the track is still visible with some areas still covered  with asphalt.
         I also bought a photograph of the the dirt track that was in Greenview,Indiana.I love racing history and tracks that have covered grandstands really catch my eye and interest me for some reason.If you have stories or pics from the track that  was in greenview,Indiana please email them to
        The Indy Cicle Track Racing Expo track feud was a game of buzzers and questions and answering before the time limit runs out! Sprint and Midget  car drivers like Billy Puterbaugh Jt.,John Stanbrough,Steve Chassey,Steve Stapp,and Tracy Hines answered questions trying to win the bags of candy that someone  said were left over from Halloween!
         Winchester Speedway and the CRA Super Series officials had 2009  schedules  released and printed on paper.Vermillion County Speedway and Lawrenceburg Speedways have re;eased there 2009 Racing Season Schedules.I am so full of cabin fever its not funny!!! If you have any news,notes,comments or  stories send them to Gotta Go See You At The Races
Midwest Racing Roundup Tom Botos

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