Tom Botos

Midwest Racing Roundup by Tom Botos
Indianapolis, IN 9-5-08


      Well Race fans the season is winding down very fast for fans and drivers alike! This time of year means big races, season championships and more laps added to features  so drivers can accumulate as many points as possible to add to there point total!

       I have an idea I would like to start a racing fan club if there is enough interest in joining a new club? I would call it the Midwest Racing Fan Club which is open to anyone involved or is a fan of dirt or asphalt racing! It is free  to  join this email based chat club where we chat by email and also chat in the chartroom. The Indiana dirt scoops chartroom is a free chartroom where we have been gathering on Mondays and Thursday Nights and sometimes Monday thru Thursday nights as this chartroom is always open. I think this is a great way to make racing friends and get through the cold winters with no racing to go to and still chat about racing! This club is brand new so if u have any ideas  or would like to join  email me at

        Rocky Top (OH) Speedway is reopening Saturday Sept 6th.If there is a good showing for this race they plan to have more Saturday Night  shows this Fall. I think this is really good news after Brown County (OH) Speedway reopened only to  close back up again for the rest of the season. Midway (OH) Speedway really has there act together and seems to be promoted very well. I met Gibby several years ago during my racing trip to Ohio.Gibby keeps everyone informed on what's going on at Midway (OH) Speedway and I want to say thanks for a job well done!

         Willard (KY) Speedway is has reopened and there restarting the Farley and Jack Boggs Memorial Race that was held at Thunder Mountain (KY) Speedway years ago. When I find out more information about this Dirt Late Model Race I will let everyone know.

          Mt.Lawn (IN) Speedway is closed until Sept 27th and 28th when they have there "Stock Car Extravaganza" which will have 75 lap Late Model Features both days plus heats and dashes. The UMRA TQ midgets will do battle on Saturday Sept 27th in a 50 lap Feature.

           Anderson Speedway has USAC National Midgets, Kenyon Midgets,FWD Pro and FWD Figure 8s on Saturday Sept 13th.

           Brownstown (IN) Speedway has a regular show Sat. Sept. 13th with Late Models, UMP Modifieds,Bombers,Pure Stocks,Mini Stocks, and Hornets. I am planning on going to Brownstown Sept 13th,19th,and 20th to cover there races! I am very excited its been awhile since I have been to Brownstown and I hear there has been great racing there all season long and I

 hope that  streak continues!

       I noticed in Brownstown's results that Jim Curry was back racing but didn't make the Feature event. I am just glad he is back as one of my favorite all time drivers! Good Luck Jim Curry I hope he can run the Jackson 100 Sept 19th and 20th!

       Vern Lefevers is back racing again in a #71 Late model he was supposed to race at Brushcreek Motorsports Complex in Peebles,Ohio on September 6th.I am sure some fans would like to see "Mr. Saturday Night" run the World 100 but I am glad he is back anyway! Vern has won many features in his career at various tracks

around the Midwest. 

        Baer Field (IN) Speedway has there Season Championship Night Sat.Sept 13th with Modifieds,Street Stocks, and Mini Stocks. There last 2008 race is Saturday Sept 20th.Baer Field is a semi banked half mile with a 3/8 mile inside of it similar to Ileana (IN) Speedway in Schererville,Indiana.Illiana Speedway is running the 47th Annual Tony Bettenhausen Classic Late Model Race on Sat. Sept. 13th with 100 green flag laps and also a Pure Stock race will be ran.

         New Paris (IN) Speedway has there Season Ending Blowout on Friday and Saturday Sept 12th and 13th with Late Models,Street Stocks,Mini Stocks and Spectator Races. For more information go to

      Well that's all I have for this Roundup! If you have any news or notes  email me at Gotta Go See You At The Races!


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