Pete Smith



 Different day same tradition Hoosier 100


            Itís a different day but same tradition and pageantry. On Thursday May 23th the USAC Silver crown cars will return to the legendary mile dirt track at the Indiana state Fairground in Indianapolis for the 60th running of the Hoosier 100, a May tradition in Indiana always previously run the Friday before the Indianapolis 500. The Tradition for this event is unparalleled. The past Champions read like a whoís who of American motorsports, and this is year another stout field of competitors is expected in USACís resurgent silver crown division with names like Jerry Coons Jr., Tracy Hines, and Dave Darland to name a few, two female drivers are also set to challenge the famed mile course. Racing on the big mile long circuit is something that no fan should miss, the big track requires an equal mix of bravery and skill from drivers, and hearing the cars roar down the front stretch is something you will never forget

For my family this race has always been a part of my Indy 500 week tradition, and here is a great opportunity for you to start your own tradition. The Thursday date now does not interfere with Carb Day at IMS, and permits a Friday rain date if the weather does not cooperate, which can frequently be the case in Indiana in May. If those arenít reasonís enough to check out this event, In addition to The USAC Traxxas silver crown car the UMP Modifieds will be on the card, with NASCAR veteran Ken Schrader slated to compete















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