3-31-11 Indianapolis,IN By Tom Botos
Well racefans its now time to buckle down and get ready
for a wild and wooly racing season all throughout the midwest
in 2011! I have great news Mr. Terry Fitzwater whom owned and
operated Michigan Racing Scene has regained control of his
weekly racing newspaper and is renaming it Midwest Racing Scene.
Yes it will be a weekly short track newspaper covering many
tracks in the midwest including Indiana,Ohio and Michigan. My
column will appear every week in this paper starting on April
21st being the first printing date. I am very excited about
this and wil do all I can to see that our area tracks have a
publication we all can be proud of. I miss having a paper to
read each week at the track. Midwest Racing Scene should remedy
our boredom during caution periods and idle time at the tracks.
Myself and Terry met with Rick Sweigart owner of Mt.
Lawn (IN) Speedway and also Wayne Bruzzese from Anderson (IN)
Speedway asking permission to sell the papers at the tracks all
season long. I am hoping the tracks ,crews and drivers will
support us in this venture to keep our racing community informed
the old fashioned way by having proof in your hands that our
tracks are running every week despite our worthless economy and
Coming this Saturday April 2nd is Opening Night at
Anderson (IN) Speedway with Late Models,Figure 8s,Thundercars
and FWD Oval Cars. I am very excited to see these Late Models
back at Anderson it should be a whale of a show. I am hoping
some Michiana area Sportsman/Late Models will travel since no
other tracks are open yet.
The Indianapolis (IN) Speedrome has there opening night
Saturday April 2nd with Late
Friday April 1st will see Twin Cities Raceway Park open
with Sprints,Late Models,Super Stocks and Hornets. 1,500 to win
each for both Sprints and Late Models.
Twin Cities also races Saturday April 2nd with
Sprints,Super Stocks,Pure Stocks and Mini Stocks. The Sprints
will be racing for 6,000 to win.
Union County (IN) Speedway in Liberty,Indiana will open
Friday April 29th with weekly Friday Night racing with Late
Models,Modifieds,Super Stocks,Road Hogs and Hornets. For more
information please log on to
Montpelier (IN) Speedway opens Saturday April 9th with
UMP Modifieds,Super Streets,Thundercars and Mod Lites. For more
information log on to
Gas City (IN) Speedway opens Friday April 8th with Non
Wing Sprints,Modifieds,Street Stocks and Thundercars.
Plymouth (IN) Speedway has the Cabin Fever 200 with CRA
Sportsman,CRA Street Stocks and CRA Compacts on Sunday April
10th. This should be an awesome show for only twelve bucks to
get in!! For more information go to
Salem (IN) Speedway hosts The Winged Sprint Spectacular
with Must See Winged Sprint Series,Lucas Oil Super Stocks,
and Dave & Debís Winnerís Circle Great American Stocks also on
Sunday April 10th.
This has been a
short schedule for you Indiana race fans. I will do another
racing schedule in my column next week as well. If you have any
news,notes or commebts email me at
Gotta go see ya at the races!!!