Tom Botos

Midwest Racing Roundup      By Tom Botos     5-15-11
Hey racefans it was not a very good racing weekend with most of the tracks in Michigan getting rained out. Anderson Speedway got the Legends feature and the CRA Sportsman features in before rained washed out the rest of the program. Congratulations goes out to Jason Atkinson for winning the CRA Sportsman feature Saturday Night at Anderson Speedway. Brian Knuckles from Columbus,Ohio won the Legends feature.
Mt.Lawn (IN) Speedway was rained out after there heat races were completed. This weather has really played havoc on all midwest area tracks as Winchester Speedway canceled there racing completely due to rain forecasts.
Tim Cox won the HOSS Sprint car feature at Baer Field Speedway and rain stopped that program completely as well after the sprint feature.
Coming this Saturday May 21 will be the NAPA Twin 50's for Late Models and Modifieds at Baer Field Speedway plus the rainout make up features from Saturday May14th! this should be a whale of  a show for only $15.00!!!
Anderson Speedway has there Spring Championships for Late models,Street Stocks,Figure 8s,and FWD Oval and Figure 8 Divisions. This should be an awesome program of racing.
Mt.Lawn Speedway will have a regular show of late models,Thundercars,Hornets and Rookie Hornets. Rainchecks from May 14th will be honored for this event.
I spoke with Late Model driver #2 Terry Cater Saturday Night at Anderson Speedway. Terry seems very pleased with how his car is running this year in CRA Sportsman competition. Terry is a former late model track champion at Mt.Lawn Speedway and he is a real threat to win at every track he races on. I wish Terry the best of luck this racing season as it is a joy to talk with him.
Gas City I 69 Speedway hosts HARF and DARF Night where club members receive half off general admission tickets! The show will have Sprints,Modifieds,Street Stocks and Thundercars on the menu. Gas city has had four rainouts thus far this season which is very dissappointing. I hope for better warmer weather this weekend so that all tracks can get there shows in!
Bloomington Speedway hosts the Larry Rice Classic Friday May 20th featuring USAC Sprints and MMSA Mini Sprints. Bloomington is a very nice facility with good food and coolers are allowed in. bloomington also has hillside lawn chair seating to make you comfy as u watch the races!
Montpelier Motor Speedway hosts UMRA TQ Midgets along with Modifieds,Super Streets,Thundercars and Modlites. Monpelier has a very quick lightning paced show and they have great car counts as well. I do need to get to this track sometime this racing season. This event is this Saturday May 21st at the speedway.
Kokomo Speedway hosts Sprints,Street Stocks ,Thundercars and I mods this Sunday May 22nd.
The CRA Asphalt Wars will be waged this Sunday May22nd with CRA Super Series Late Models going 100 laps at Baer field Speedway along with Modifieds,CRA Street Stocks, and CRA FWD Compacts! I am gonna do my best to make this show! i think its gonna be a real war on the Baer Fileld half mile.
When I hear of any rescheduled shows I will let you fans know as both Salem Speedway and illiana Speedway events were postponed as well. well thats about all I have this week fans. If you have any news,notes or comments please email me at . Gotta go see you at the races!!!

Midwest Racing Roundup Tom Botos

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