Tom Botos

Midwest Racing Roundup weekly column

By Tom Botos  3-5-10
Hello Racefans I just a received a flyer in the mail for the 12th Annual Columbus Speedway and 25th Street Raceway Old Timers Reunion to be held Saturday March 20th  from 11am to 5pm. It is a heated building with bench racing,memorabilia,food,vintage and modern racecar display. Please bring your scrapbooks,photos,and posters. Vendor tables are $10.00 where you can buy or sell all your racing memorabilia. For any information call Jerry Castor at 812 592-5010 or you can email him at . I went to this reunion last year and had an awesome time meeting new friends and racefans. You could actually do what I did last year and go to the reunion during the day then head over to Brownstown (IN) Speedway in Brownstown,Indiana for there season opener races featuring Super Late Models,UMP Super Stocks,UMP Modifieds ,and Hornets. By the way the Old Timers Reunion is being held at the Bartholomew 4-H Fairgrounds in Columbus,Indiana located on Highway 11, two miles south of highway 46.
It is so nice to be able to talk about racing for a change and about big races coming up instead of all this bad weather and snow. I recently joined the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Indiana program. I plan to take my eleven year old little brother to a few races this year. I do know he likes four wheeler racing so I hope that interest might carry over into stocl car racing. Bottom line is the idea of taking a kid to the races that has never been is very exciting for me. I talked with Camille Brugh during my volunteer interview. I told her of my idea of having a Big Brother and Big Sisters of Indiana Night at the races. I will talk with a few promoters and see if I can get the "night" set up for this 2010 racing season. Any way I can help make a diference in a young persons life is very rewarding for me.
I plan to go to Kokomo,Gas City,Salem,Winchester,Anderson and Mt. Lawn Speedways this year and will exhaust all my vacation days from work in doing so!
What are your plans this racing season? What tracks do you plan on or wish you could visit? I really enjoy hearing from you the fans of this great sport. Drivers ,teams,crews and car owners good luck in this 2010 racing season. For any info,news or comments please email me at Gotta go see ya at the Races!




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