Tom Botos

Indianapolis,IN    By Tom Botos  Sept. 20th
This is another huge racing weekend with season ending championship races at tracks all over the midwest racing area. New Paris (IN) Speedway had there Season Championship Blowout Races this weekend for Outlaw Late Models ,street stocks,and mini stocks. I have never been to this blowout race as always there are races going on closer to Indianapolis.  I have always dreamed of owning a motorhome and camping out at big races at Winchester Speedway and camping out all weekend with racefans.  It is so neat watcing racefans grilling out and camping out having fun all weekend.  I also dreamed of being born in a racing family and racing at different tracks and going to different tracks each weekend.
As I have been writing this column now for two  racing seasons.  I have met so many nice people in the racing world giving me a unique perspective and way of looking at things from not only a drivers viewpoint but the promoter and track owners viewpoint as well. Meeting and talking with fans and drivers are experiences you never forget and I really enjoy writing this column.
There are still some big races yet to go this season as I have found races to attend up through October 31st! It is hard to believe that the 2009 racing season is about over but im sure it is going out with a bang! Coming this Saturday September 26th will be the Season Championships at Anderson (IN) Speedway featuring Street Stocks,Thundercars,FWD Oval and Figure 8s,and the Immediadent Figure 8 Division. Mt. Lawn (IN) Speedway is closed now until 2010. Kamp (IN) Speedway  has there final races Saturday Sept 26th with Late Models,Sportsman,Street Stocks,and Modifieds. Jungle Park (IN) Speedway has there bench racers reunion Saturday Sept. 26th with vintage racecars on hand as well as food vendors and racing memorabilia as well. I hope the weather is decent  because this would be a fun event to go to and chit chat about racing all day long! New Paris (IN) Speedway has a 100 Lap Figure 8 Enduro Saturday Sept. 26th if you enjoy enduro type racing. Shadyhill (IN) Speedway has there Race Of Champions for each UMP Modified feature winner this season at Shadyhill Speedway on Saturday Sept. 26th. A full program of UMP Modifieds,Super Streets,Pure Streets,IMODS and Barefoot Mini Stocks round out the program to finish the season at Shadyhill Speedway.
Plymouth (IN) Speedway has there Stock Car Festival this coming weekend as well. The Superpro Late Model Series will race at Plymouth on Saturday Sept. 26th along with all heat races that are necessary for all divisions with Sunday Sept. 27th scheduled as feature day for all classes at Plymouth.
For information on this awesome racing weekend at Plymouth Speedway please go to I have never been to this event and I am looking forward to it!
Brownstown (IN) Speedway has the Jackson 100 for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on Saturday Sept 26th. Sportsdrome (IN) Speedway has the Midwestern 75 Lap Championship for Winged Extreme Figure 8s along with Dromer Oval and Dromer Figure 8 Divisions. Outlaw Figure 8s and FWD cars will round out the program at Sportsdrome (IN) Speedway Sat. Sept. 26th.


My MIdwest Racing Fan Of The Week is Tara Goff and Bryce Hawkins with Tara being 25 years old and Bryce is 3 years old. Tara and Bryce are from Columbus,Indiana. There favorite driver is UMRA TQ Midget Champion Terry Goff. Tara and Bryce also love to watch Oogie and Jason Goff in UMRA TQ Midgets.
Tara and Bryce love to watch Figure 8 cars at Anderson (IN) Speedway. They also follow the UMRA TQ midgets all season long to every track the series has an event. Bryce and Tara would like to see better food at track concession stands at an affordable price. Bryce and Tara would appreciate a better speaker system at some tracks it is difficult to hear track announcers.You might see Bryce and Tara at Rumble Series racing events at the Indianapolis Speedrome. Friday Night at Mt. Lawn (IN) Speedway Terry Goff awarded Bryce Hawkins his Heat Race Winning trophy which I am sure Bryce will cherish for the rest of his life. When drivers do these types of things for racefans they dont realize they are creating memories of going to the races that last a lifetime!


My Midwest Racing Driver Of The Week is Brian Renolds from Mooreland,Indiana. Brian is 32 years old and this is his first full year of racing in a Hornet car at Mt. Lawn (IN) Speedway. Brian has a red #76 car that is a bit beat up from some hard racing. I Have seen Brian win Trophy Dashes,Heats and two features this season at Mt. Lawn with NO Sponsorships. I see real potential in this driver doing so well on a limited budget! Brian really enjoyed winning the 50 Lap Hornet Enduro last weekend at Mt. Lawn this gives him 3 feature wins in 2009! Brian's father Stephen Reynolds and best friend Matt Greenwell turn the wrenches on the car to keep Brian running up front as I wish brian the best of luck in 2010! I would like to see Brian in a Late Model or Thundercar if anyone would like to sponsor Brian in 2010 please email me at .



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