Tom Botos

Indianapolis,IN   By Tom Botos   8-30-09
Hello Racefans sorry I did not make it to Lawrenceburg (IN) Speedway last Friday Night as I thought it might rain out with all the rain in the Indianapolis area. Brian Birkhofer won the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series race in Lawrenceburg,Indiana. Congrats to Tim on his win!
Union County (IN) Speedway and Gas City (IN) Speedway did not have regular shows Friday Night August 28th. Union County Speedway has a regular show plus powderpuff races this Friday Night Sept. 4th along with mechanics races. The awards ceremony begins immediately following the races. It appears this is the final race of the season at Union County Speedway. For more information please go to .
Brandon Maynard won the Late Model Feature Saturday Night at New Paris (IN) Speedway followed by Kenny Whitman and Josh Summers.Travis Slaybaugh won the Street Stock Feature and Jim Anglemeyerwon the Mini Stock Feature. Coming Saturday Sept 5th is the Season Championships at New Paris Speedway featuring late models,Street stocks,pure stocks,mini stocks,spectator oval and figure 8 races! For more information go to .
My Midwest Racing Fan Of The Week is Ryan,David and Justin Upchurch from New Castle,Indiana. Ryan is 26 years old and Justin is 6 years old. David is the father of both Ryan and Justin. Ryan and Justin both race in WKA Gocarts with young JUsin racing in three different Champ Car gocart classes. Justin being only six years old won his debut WKA Go Cart Association race at New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle,Indiana. Justin remains yet undefeated in gocart competition and will travel to Pennsylvania and New York State to compete with the World Kart Association. Ryan Upchurch age 26 raced in Sr. Champ Karts for four years winning 8 Kart Championships including a National Title win in New York. Ryan finished second in the national series for gocarts!Justin Upchurch's favorite drivers are Terry Cater and Tony Stewart. Justin's favorite track is Winchester (IN) Speedway.Justin has traveled as far as Atlanta,GA to see a Nascar racing event.Justin and Ryan attend the races every week at Mt. Lawn (IN) Speedway. There favorite divisions are late models,figure 8s,and midgets. I had Rick Sweigart th e owner of Mt. Lawn Speedway annouc over the P.A. system "the 1st fan to the tower will be featured as Midwest Racing Fan Of The Week"and 1 minute later Ryan and Justin were knocking on the door. I felt this was a great thing to do at Mt. Lawn on Fan Appreciation Nite!
Eric Evans won the late model feature Saturday Night at. Mt. Lawn (IN) Speedway.Chase Lane won his 1st ever FWD Hornet Feature and Ryan Amonett won another Thundercar feature keeping him as the points leader in the thundercar division. Coming Saturday Sept 5th is Season Championships at Mt. Lawn with 50 lap features for Late Models,Thundercars and Hornets. For more information go to
Coming Saturday Sept. 5th will be the IOFS International Outlaw Figure 8 Series returning to Anderson (IN) Speedway along wth the debut of the IOFS Front Wheel Drive Division as part of the Anderson Speedway Night Of Thrills also featuring School Bus Figure 8s and Train Races! For more information go to .
Saturday Night was an awesome night of racing at Mt. Lawn as it was Fan Appreciation Nite with a good crowd on hand as a nickle scramble,big wheel races,and an autograph/picture session was held on the track for both drivers and fans to get aquainted with one another! Mt Lawn (IN) Speedway is having a Thundercar and FWD Hornet Enduro on Sunday September 13th paying 1,500 to win for Thundercars! For rules on the Thundercar and FWD Hornet Enduro go to .
Winchester (IN) Speedway has The World Stock Festival this coming Labor Day Weekend with racing all weekend long with 6 big features on Monday Afternoon with the CRA Super Series Late Models,Sportsman,Street Stocks and the Open Wheel Modifieds will be in action. For information go to and . For news,notes or comments email me at Gotta go see you at the Races!!!



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