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“Don Smith Classic” Indiana Sprint Week
RESCHEDULED for Sunday July 17th.

Indiana Sprint Week At Terre Haute Action Track Postponed To Sunday

Heavy rains and adverse weather forced the postponement of the “Don Smith Classic” at the Terre Haute Action Track.  The USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship race will now be run on Sunday, July 17 at the Terre Haute Action Track, where a championship will be decided.

Indiana Sprint Week has had three event so far, Gas City, Kokomo, and Lawrenceburg, last weekend.  After two days off on Monday and Tuesday, the group of star drivers were scheduled to resume their week of action on Wednesday at the Action Track but weather would not cooperate with three different waves of bad weather coming through the area, starting around 4:00 PM.

The remaining events will be held on Thursday at Lincoln Park Speedway, Friday at Bloomington, Saturday at Tri-State Speedway, and now on Sunday at the Action Track.

After many thought the Don Smith Classic would not take place due to weather, Wabash Valley Fairgrounds officials, Track Enterprises promoters, and USAC representatives started discussing the use of Sunday as a backup plan.  After a going over the pros and cons of coming back on Sunday, it was decided that the pros far outweighed the cons.

Times on Sunday will remain unchanged from the Wednesday event with pits opening at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, hotlaps at 6:30, ProSource Qualifying at 7:00, and racing at 7:30.  Wristbands from the pits will be accepted as rain checks but must be turned in on Sunday to receive admission to the event.

Grandstand admission will be $25 for adults, $15 for infield admission, and ages 10 and under are free.  There will be no parking fees on Sunday, as the Vigo County Fair will end on Saturday night.

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Terre Haute Action Track Geared Up For USAC Sprint Show
USAC Sprint Cars Visit This Wednesday Night

The USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car tour is in the midst of another exciting Indiana Sprint week.  One of the seven events are completed with only a makeup race at Kokomo before the anticipated return to the Terre Haute Action Track this coming Wednesday night, July 13.

Sprint week began on Friday night at Gas City I-69 Speedway with Tyler Courtney besting a field of 47 cars to claim the victory.  Courtney did it in amazing fashion, coming from the back of the pack to win after an early race spin.  Bryan Clauson and Chris Windom finished in podium spots.

The 29th Annual Indiana Sprint week visit at Terre Haute’s Action Track should be a thriller, if the opening race of the week is any indication.  Last year, Aaron Farney, a 19-year old from Brookston, IN, won his first career USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car event in the Don Smith Classic, slicing through traffic to pull away down the stretch.  Nearly 40 cars were pitside for the event.

The USAC Sprint week show at Terre Haute is a main attraction in the grandstands at the Vigo County Fair, which starts Sunday, July 10 and runs through Saturday, July 16.  Race teams will have to enter from the backside of facility by turning right on Johnson, left on Union, and left on Fairgrounds Drive, as the main driveway through the fairgrounds will be filled with vendors.  Fans will still enter the on the front side of the fairgrounds and parking will be free before 4:00, while the fair charges a nominal $5 parking fee after 4:00.  Get there early to check out all that the fair has to offer, including some great food.

Pit gates open Wednesday at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, hotlaps at 6:30, qualifying at 7:00, and racing will begin at 7:30.  Grandstand admission is $25, infield admission is $15, and children 10 and under are free.

Hoffman Races To Summit Nationals Victory At Terre Haute Action Track
15-Year Old O’Neal Claims ILMS Victory Over Full Field

(Terre Haute, IN 6-19-16) Competitors came out in large numbers for the Hi99 FM and Scott’s Custom Colors Father’s Day Special presented by Scheid Diesel.  On hand was the second leg of the Summit Nationals for the Scott’s Custom Colors Modifieds as well as the Indiana Late Model Series.  In all, 30 Modifieds, 22 Late Models, and a sizable crowd graced the 1/2-mile dirt oval.

With the large field of Scott’s Custom Colors UMP Modifieds, heats, a B-main, and four provisionals lined up the 22-car starting field.  When the green dropped on the 20-lap feature, Robinson, IL driver Brian Shaw shot into a decent lead with Nick Hoffman in tow.  Richie Lex, who started fifth, was able to work his way around Kenny Wallace and polesitter, Trent Young, to move into third.  With seven laps in, the first caution waved, lining the field up for a single file restart.  Back to green, Hoffman flew by Shaw and into the top spot.  Over the final half of the race and through a couple of restarts, Hoffman showed his strength, holding off Shaw, Lex, Josh Harris, and Wallace for the victory.  The top five was represented by five different states, NC, IL, IN, KY, MO.  Rounding out the top ten were Tyler Nicely, Young, Zach Fair, Kenny Carmichael, Sr., and Phil Dixon.

Modified heat wins were claimed by Hoffman, Young, and Shaw.  The thrilling B-Main saw Springfield, IL driver, Rick Wietekamp race his way from the eighth starting position to the front of the pack by using the high lane.  As the checkered fell, Wietekamp was followed by Jason Perry and Jake Humphrey.

Sunday also marked the first visit from the Indiana Late Model Series, based out of Brownstown, IN.  They did not disappoint, with a showing of 22 cars and some pretty stout ones at that.  When the green waved, the 15-year old son of veteran racer Don O’Neal, Hudson O’Neal raced to the front.  O’ Neal, who has won a number of shows already this season with the series, was no question the one to beat.  Even with a few cautions to bunch up the field, the Martinsville, IN youngster remained unflappable.  Marty Oneal, who started toward the front, fell back early but worked hard to make it all the way back to second.  At the checkered, Hudson O’Neal was followed by Marty O’Neal, Raymond Humphrey, Steve Barnett, and Remington Gill.  The rest of the top ten were Geraid Gault, Austin Burns, Jeremy Owens, Tyler Cain, and Steve Godsey.

At intermission of the show, 24 youngsters from the Terre Haute Quarter Midget Association took the track for a couple laps on the big 1/2-mile.  The competitors normally run on a weekly basis at their track, located at 2300 South 13th Street in Terre Haute, IN.  The families enjoyed the day from the infield with a cookout and got to watch some great racing.  For more info on the Terre Haute Quarter Midget Association, visit www.thqma.com.

Terre Haute Action Track Results

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Scott’s Custom Colors UMP Modifieds
1) 2H Nick Hoffman (Mooresville, NC)
2) 1S Brian Shaw (Robinson, IL)
3) 7LEX Richie Lex (Morgantown, IN)
4) 16c Josh Harris (Utica, KY)
5) 36 Kenny Wallace (St. Louis, MO)
6) 25 Tyler Nicely (Owensboro, KY)
7) 10Y Trent Young (Crofton, KY)
8) 1 Zach Fair (Petersburg, IN)
9) 92 Kenny Carmichael, Sr. (Terre Haute, IN)
10) A1 Phil Dixon (Crosby, TX)
11) 7P Jason Perry (Allendale, IL)
12) 89W Rick Wietekamp (Springfield, IL)
13) K9 Will Krup (Mt. Carmel, IN)
14) X Jesse Snider (Robinson, IL)
15) 21D Danny Schwartz (Ashmore, IL)
16) 6B Dave Baldwin (Perrysville, IN)
17) 24 Zeke McKenzie (Claypool, IN)
18) 99T Tyler Loughmiller (Brazil, IN)
19) 77H Jake Humphrey (Gosport, IN)
20) 133 Gary Ricketts (Terre Haute, IN)
21) 5 Todd Sherman (Churubusco, IN)
22) 14S Cullen Goodman (Shelburn, IN)
DNS) 11M Josh McDaniel (Terre Haute, IN)
DNS) 2B Brent Hudson (Terre Haute, IN)
DNS)33 Scott Ricketts (Cory, IN)
DNS) 77C Jason Cox (Brazil, IN)
DNS) 231 Brandon Reed (Edinburgh, IN)
DNS) 87 David Shain (Sullivan, IL)
DNS) 79D John DeMoss (Bloomington, IN)

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Indiana Late Model Series

1) 71 Hudson O’Neal
2) 19 Marty O’Neal
3) 75H Raymond Humphrey
4) 89 Steve Barrett
5) 75 Remington Gill
6) 9 Geraid Gault
7) 22R Austin Burns
8) 91 Jeremy Owens
9) 5C Tyler Cain
10) 14 Steve Godsey
11) 24R Issac Rainey
12) 1H Clint DeMoss
13) 33 Joey Jones
14) 45 Kyle McMahon
15) 94 Jason Basham
16) 11 TJ Swaner
17) 75P Shane Piatt
18) 20 Tyler Neal
19) 46 Chris Workman
20) 45X Race McMahon
21) 93 Derek Bottoms
22) J2 Johnny Joseph

Terre Haute Action Track Postpones Spring Fling Event
MSCS Sprint Cars & UMP Modifieds Rescheduled For August 14

Officials from the MSCS Sprint Cars and Track Enterprises, the promotion company of the Terre Haute Action Track, have announced that the 2016 Spring Fling scheduled for Sunday, May 1 has been postponed due to extremely wet grounds and an unfavorable forecast for raceday.  The event has been rescheduled for Sunday, August 14.

The event was scheduled to be the second of the 2016 season, after the season opening USAC Silver Crown race in early April.  Ironically, the same event last year was nearly postponed as well, due to heavy rainfall across the midwest the day before.  The race was run but drivers struggled during the heats before track conditions came in.

The August 14 raindate will feature the same two classes.  For the MSCS Sprint Cars, it will make for a great weekend of racing.  On Saturday, August 13, they will be racing at their home track, Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN for the Hoosier Sprint Nationals, paying $5,000 to win.  The Scott’s Custom Colors UMP Modifieds will also be on the Sunday, August 14 card at The Action Track.

Up next on the Terre Haute Action Track schedule is the Tony Hulman Classic for the USAC National Sprint cars on Wednesday, May 25.  The event is the first of three for the Track Enterprises promotion, “USAC’s The Week Of Indy”.  The Hulman Classic will also feature the Scott’s Custom Colors UMP Modifieds.  Fans and drivers then head to the Indiana State Fairgrounds for the Hoosier Hundred on Thursday, May 26 and then to Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis on Friday, May 27 for the Carb Night Classic.

While those attending the Tony Hulman Classic will be able to purchase tickets at the gate on raceday, a presale “Week Of Indy” Superticket is available for a discount if going to all three events.  The three day ticket is available for $60, a savings of $15.  The three day superticket will be available starting early this week on usacracing.com and trackenterprises.com.

About Terre Haute Action Track:
For more information, follow the Action Track online at www.terrehauteactiontrack.net and on Facebook (www.facebook.com/terrehauteactiontrack).  Updates are also available by calling the Track Enterprises office at 217-764-3200.

The Terre Haute Action Track is located at the Wabash County Fairgrounds, in Terre Haute, IN.  The physical address is 3901 South US Hwy 41, Terre Haute, IN 47807.

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UMP Modifieds Take On New Name At Terre Haute Action Track
Scott’s Custom Colors UMP Modifieds To Race Sunday

Whether it is USAC Silver Crown, USAC Sprints, MSCS Sprints, or the Indiana Late Model Series, the UMP Modifieds are with them, putting on a great show at the Terre Haute Action Track.   Now the division has a new name, as Scott’s Custom Colors, of Terre Haute, IN has stepped up as title sponsor.

Scott’s Custom Colors was started in 1994 by owner, Scott McDaniel, on the site of the old Fast Track Race Track in Terre Haute.  After continued growth and building additions, Scott’s Custom Colors has taken the lead in customer service, technology, and training.  All of this ensures that each vehicle is repaired correctly and with safety as a priority.

The company has supported auto racing for a long time, with the logo noticeable on a number of cars, including that of Scott’s son Josh, who works for the company and races in the division.  Now, the company has moved forward with naming rights to the division, the Scott’s Custom Colors UMP Modifieds.

“We are thrilled to expand our support of the UMP Modified class to involve the Terre Haute Action Track itself.  We look forward to the future of the class and the track in the Wabash Valley”, owner Scott McDaniel said.

The Scott’s Custom Colors UMP Modifieds are scheduled to be in action this coming Sunday, May 1 as part of the Spring Fling.  Also on the card are the MSCS Sprint cars.  At intermission, the kids from the Terre Haute Quarter Midget Association will be taking a lap around the track in their rides.

Pit gates open at 3:00 on Sunday, grandstands at 4:00, hotlaps begin at 5:00, and racing will begin at 6:30.  Grandstand admission is $20, infield admission is $15, and children 10 and under are free.

About Scott’s Custom Colors:
Scott’s Custom Colors is located at 3140 N 25th Street in Terre Haute, IN.  They can be contacted by calling 812-466-1416 or by checking out their website at www.scottscustomcolors.com.  Don’t forget to like their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/scottscustomcolorsandautobody.

About Terre Haute Action Track:
For more information, follow the Action Track online at www.terrehauteactiontrack.net and on Facebook (www.facebook.com/terrehauteactiontrack).  Updates are also available by calling the Track Enterprises office at 217-764-3200.

The Terre Haute Action Track is located at the Wabash County Fairgrounds, in Terre Haute, IN.  The physical address is 3901 South US Hwy 41, Terre Haute, IN 47807.

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Leary Breaks Through, Wins First USAC National Race In Terre Haute’s Sumar Classic

They say good things come to those who wait.  Those words never rang more true than in Sunday’s “Sumar Classic” at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track as C.J. Leary’s turn finally came, breaking through for his long-awaited first career USAC National feature victory in the 2016 Silver Crown season opener, joining his father Chuck, who won the 1997 “Hoosier Hundred” at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, to become the first father-son duo to win races in the 46-year history of the Silver Crown Series.

Leary, of Greenfield, Ind., the Silver Crown “Rookie of the Year” just one season ago, took the lead from Justin Grant on lap 94 and reversed his fortunes from last year’s “Sumar Classic” second place finish to take the victory in his Leary-6R Racing/Leary Construction-AMSOIL-sponsored DRC/Claxton Toyota.

The 100-lapper in the afternoon sunshine harkened back to yesteryear when the Terre Haute Action Track regularly hosted daytime events, creating a challenge for each of the teams from the get-go.  Within the first 10 laps, turn two took rubber and became a treacherous test as the drivers had little room for error between the paper-thin cushion and the Action Track’s infamous red, white and blue cement.

Leary, who started outside the front row, continuously made runs at ProSource fast qualifier and race pole sitter Grant for the lead, but was never able to pull ahead, having to settle for the second spot throughout the middle portion of the race.  On lap 55, Grant tagged the wall with the right rear in turn two, briefly disrupting his rhythm and momentum, but Leary was unable to close the gap, hitting the wall in the same spot as Grant moments later, with both continuing without damage.

Grant’s pace was electric as he lapped everyone but the first eight positions by the 68th lap.  By lap 74, Brady Bacon had found the rubber, closing in on Leary for second, now putting Grant, Leary and Bacon one-two-three with one quarter of the race remaining.

Leary closed on Grant once again after Grant bounced his right rear off the turn two wall, but Leary was unable to shrink the advantage, getting pinned behind the lapped car of Neil Shepherd on the bottom, allowing Bacon to run down Leary a few laps later and clear him for the second position with just 21 laps to go.

Just when Bacon appeared to be Grant’s top challenger for the lead, Leary returned the favor, beating Bacon to the bottom in the first turn to regain second.  With Grant able to ward off every single challenge that was thrown at him, a lap 89 caution for the stopped car of Austin Nemire reset the field.

The car of Robert Ballou was the only lapped machine separating Grant in first and Leary, second.  Leary quickly disposed of Ballou and made his charge at Grant and, with just seven laps to go, Leary used a run off the bottom of turn four to jet past Grant for the lead and pull away from the field, winning by a 0.424 second margin over Grant, 2015 Silver Crown champ Kody Swanson, Bacon, Chris Windom, Shane Cottle, defending “Sumar Classic” winner Shane Cockrum, Bryan Clauson, Jerry Coons, Jr. and Dave Darland.

One night after his runner-up finish in the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship feature at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway, Leary was beaming with confidence and was finally able to claim the victory that had eluded him after six career runner-up finishes in USAC National competition.

“I never thought my first USAC win would come in the (Silver) Crown car,” Leary said.  “It kind of feels surreal.  The track was rough with it taking rubber, so we had to be a little patient there. That yellow (on lap 89) helped a lot because they had been telling me that Bacon was down there (on the bottom of the track) and that it finally took rubber, so I moved all the way down on that restart and got around Justin (Grant).”

Though somewhat disappointed by his second place finish after running up front for the majority of the 100 lap race, by virtue of his fast qualifying time and leading the most laps (93), Grant, of Ione, Calif., leads the points after the first round of the 2016 Silver Crown schedule.

“The track was tricky just because it was super slick and there wasn’t really a lot to hold onto up top,” Grant said.  “But I felt like we were good up there.  I just hated to see that yellow at the end because I felt like we could’ve finished the deal, but it’s a good start to our season and hopefully we can keep building on this.  We’ll get one soon.”

Former “Sumar Classic” winner Kody Swanson of Kingsburg, Calif. had a quiet, but strong third place run as he seeks to become the first driver to win three consecutive USAC Silver Crown titles.

“I’m just so thankful to drive for DePalma Motorsports,” Swanson beamed.  “These guys work so hard for me and deserve to win every race and I hate that I couldn’t get this one for them.  But we’ll take third; it’s a solid run to start the season and we’ll just go out and try to win the next one.”

USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: April 3, 2016 – Terre Haute, Indiana – Terre Haute Action Track – “Sumar Classic”

PROSOURCE QUALIFYING: 1. Justin Grant, 8, Carli-21.691; 2. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary/6R-21.806; 3. Jerry Coons Jr., 20, Nolen-22.021; 4. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-22.066; 5. Chris Windom, 98, RPM/Gormly-22.222; 6. Brady Bacon, 48, Martens-22.225; 7. Shane Cottle, 81, Williams-22.819; 8. Dave Darland, 17, Dutcher-22.836; 9. Shane Cockrum, 71, Hardy-22.843; 10. Steve Buckwalter, 53, SET-22.956; 11. Billy Puterbaugh, Jr., 27, Phillips-23.025; 12. Terry Babb, 00, Babb-23.226; 13. Robert Ballou, 14, McQuinn-23.259; 14. Bryan Clauson, 6, Klatt-23.544; 15. David Byrne, 40, Byrne-23.839; 16. Casey Shuman, 55, Bateman-23.914; 17. Terry James, 23, Satterthwaite-24.011; 18. J.C. Bland, 5, Bland-24.610; 19. Austin Nemire, 91, Hemelgarn-25.039; 20. Neil Shepherd, 7, Shepherd-NT;

FEATURE: (100 laps) 1. C.J. Leary, 2. Justin Grant, 3. Kody Swanson, 4. Brady Bacon, 5. Chris Windom, 6. Shane Cottle, 7. Shane Cockrum, 8. Bryan Clauson, 9. Jerry Coons Jr., 10. Dave Darland, 11. Robert Ballou, 12. Casey Shuman, 13. David Byrne, 14. Billy Puterbaugh, Jr., 15. Neil Shepherd, 16. Terry James, 17. Austin Nemire, 18. Terry Babb, 19. Steve Buckwalter, 20. J.C. Bland. NT

KSE/MARTENS MACHINE SHOP HARD CHARGER: Bryan Clauson

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-93 Grant, Laps 94-100 Leary.

NEW USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Grant-73, 2-Leary-70, 3-Swanson-64, 4-Bacon-61, 5-Windom-58, 6-Cottle-55, 7-Cockrum-52, 8-Clauson-49, 9-Coons-46, 10-Darland-43.

NEXT USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: April 30 – Toledo (OH) Speedway – Hemelgarn Super Fitness “Rollie Beale Classic”

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Hermanator The Dominator At The Action Track
UMP Modifieds Part Of Sumar Classic Opener In Terre Haute

(Terre Haute, IN – 04-03-16) On a windy but sunny Sunday afternoon, it was opening day at the Terre Haute Action Track in Indiana.  Joining the USAC Silver Crown Champ Cars were the UMP Modifieds, a class of cars that races in five out the six events at the 1/2-mile speedway.  Those in attendance were treated to an exciting Modified feature that saw a three car lead battle down the stretch.

Heat #1 race action saw Fenton, MO driver Ken Schrader lead flag-to-flag to take the win and the pole position for the feature.  In heat #2, it was Schrader’s friend and former NASCAR compadre, Kenny Wallace pulling away for the dominating win, which garnered him the outside row #1 starting position.

When the green dropped, Wallace shot into the lead with Schrader following in second.  Wallace quickly showed his strength, pulling out to a sizable lead.  Meanwhile, Schrader had his hands full, as A.J. Fike was on the move from his fourth row starting position.

Fike picked up a few spots on the opening lap to move into the top five.  His move continued on lap two when he garnered fourth.  On lap five, the open wheel star moved by Zach Fair for third.  With only two NASCAR veterans between he and a victory, Fike moved past Schrader on lap seven to take the runner-up spot.  With less than five to go, Fike caught Wallace and started to apply pressure.  Fike was running the bottom lane, while Wallace was in the middle.  Joining in on the excitement was Richie Lex, who started in the ninth position.  As the trio battled nearly three wide at times, a yellow came out for a spun Rick Weitekamp with three to go, setting up a shootout to the finish.

Back to green, Wallace found a little more speed, check that, a lot more speed and was able to fend off the strong challenge from Fike.  Richie Lex put on an outstanding show in the high lane but couldn’t make it stick on the short run at the end.

As Indy 500 and USAC flagman Tom Hansing waved the checkered, Wallace came away with the exciting win, with Fike, Lex, Schrader, and Josh Harris rounding out the top five.  Fair, Brian Shaw, Cullen Goodman, Dave Baldwin, and Tyler Loughmiller completed the top ten.

The UMP Modifieds will next be at The Action Track on Sunday, May 1 for the 2016 Spring Fling featuring the MSCS Sprint Cars.  The Mods will also be on hand on May 25, June 19, and September 16.

For more information, follow the Action Track online at www.terrehauteactiontrack.net and on Facebook (www.facebook.com/terrehauteactiontrack).  Updates are also available by calling the Track Enterprises office at 217-764-3200.

The Terre Haute Action Track is located at the Wabash County Fairgrounds, in Terre Haute, IN.  The physical address is 3901 South US Hwy 41, Terre Haute, IN 47807.

UMP Modified Feature
1) 36 Kenny Wallace
2) 10 A.J. Fike
3) 7LEX Richie Lex
4) 9 Ken Schrader
5) 16C Josh Harris
6) 1 Zach Fair
7) 1S Brian Shaw
8) 14S Cullen Goodman
9) 6B Dave Baldwin
10) 99T Tyler Loughmiller
11) 92 Kenny Carmichael, Sr.
12) 11M Josh McDaniel
13) 2B Brent Hudson
14) 89W Rick Weitekamp
15) 92C Kenny Carmichael, Jr.
16) Carl McGowin

Terre Haute Action Track 2016 Schedule Released
USAC Divisions & UMP Modifieds Highlight Slate

Officials from Track Enterprises, the promotion company for the Terre Haute Action Track, has announced the 2016-season schedule for the 1/2-mile racetrack.  The speedway holds several special events during the summer that feature divisions from the United States Auto Club and United Midwestern Promoters.

The campaign will begin on Sunday, April 3 for an exciting season opener that will feature the USAC Silver Crown cars.  Not only will this be the season opener for the track, it will be the first look at the champ cars for the new year.  Benton, IL driver, Shane Cockrum, held off a late race challenge from C.J. Leary to take his second career Silver Crown victory in last year’s race, which was held in July.  This year’s opener will also feature the UMP Modifieds.

The second event on this year’s schedule is set for Sunday, May 1.  On the card will be the MSCS Sprint cars and UMP Modifieds.  Last season, 23 drivers took the green with Brady Short taking the victory over Jerry Coons, Jr. and Carson Short.  Former NASCAR racer and current TV personality Kenny Wallace took the win in the Modifieds.

Back on the schedule for 2016 is the Tony Hulman Classic, set for Wednesday, May 25.  The event, held the week of the Indy 500 and the night before the Hoosier 100, features the USAC National Sprint Cars and UMP Modifieds.  Last season, the race was postponed due to bad weather and was run in September as part of the Hurtubise Classic.

The fourth event this year will feature a special event for the Summit National UMP Modifieds as part of their Summernationals and the Indiana Late Model Series on Sunday, June 19.  Last season, officials attempted a UMP sanctioned Pro Late Model event but due to lack of area cars, the count was small for the race.  This season, the Late Model race will be an Indiana Late Model Series scheduled event, which should bring a solid field of cars.  The class is based at Brownstown Speedway.

Historically, the biggest event of the year is the Don Smith Classic, held during USAC Indiana Sprint week.  This year, the event is set for Wednesday, July 13, which is also part of fair week in Vigo County.  Last season, the stands were jam packed for one of the best turnouts in recent memory.  19-year old Aaron Farney, from Brookston, Indiana claimed his first career victory against a near 40-car field.

Rounding out this year’s slate of events is the Jim Hurtubise Classic for the USAC Sprint Cars on Friday, September 16.  Last year, another great turnout of fans saw an exciting show that had Robert Ballou claiming the lead with three laps to go.  Chris Windom and Dave Darland followed him across the line.  The UMP Modifieds will join the Sprints for the season finale.

For more information, follow Terre Haute Action Track online at www.terrehauteactiontrack.net and on Facebook (www.facebook.com/terrehauteactiontrack).  Updates are also available by calling the Track Enterprises office at 217-764-3200.  The Terre Haute Action Track is located at the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds in Terre Haute, IN.  The physical address is 3901 South US Hwy 41, Terre Haute, IN, 47807.

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