Terre Haute Action Track Breaks Rainout Streak

Tyler Cain And Kenny Wallace Find Victory Lane

(Terre Haute, IN) The improbable happened this past Sunday in Terre Haute, IN.  The Terre Haute Action Track got a race in.  All joking aside, it seemed as though the track would never stop the rainout streak, which was at five in-a-row after getting just the season opener in this year.  Going into this past Sunday’s event, the chances again looked bleak, as the forecast called for a 60-70% of rain all day and it looked even worse on Sunday morning.  That said, it sprinkled a few times throughout the day but officials were bound and determined to go racing.

Headlining the show was the Indiana Late Model Series, based out of Brownstown, IN.  Despite the forecast and many drivers living over two hours away from the Action Track, a solid field of 14 was on hand for a pair of heats and feature event.  After a sluggish start with a few caution slowing the pace early, drivers got rolling, flying around the fast 1/2-mile.  Early favorite, Marty O’Neal spun early in the event, relegating him to the tail and shaking up the top five.  Tyler Cain was the man to beat, though, leading convincingly as drivers sliced and diced behind him.  While it looked as though it would be a runaway, Chad Stapleton make up a large amount of ground over the last five laps and pulled alongside out of turn four.  Across the line, Cain held on by half a car length over Stapleton.  Tyler Neal, Justin Shawn, and Austin Burns rounded out the top five.

An outstanding field of Scott’s Custom Colors DIRTcar Modifieds were pitside, itching to race at the track after a long hiatus.  Three heats determined the feature starting lineup, which put Kenny Wallace and Joey Kramer on the front row.  Wallace raced out front with Brian Shaw moving into second.  With 11 laps complete, Shaw had run Wallace down and saw an opportunity to drive to the inside going into turn three.  Shaw went for broke into the third turn racing for the bottom lane but unfortunately made slight contact with Wallace during the attempt.  The two drivers went into a slow motion spin, nearly saving their cars.  Shaw restarted at the tail and rallied through the field for a top ten, while Wallace pulled back out front of Kramer and was never again seriously challenged.  Following Wallace and Kramer were Bradley Sterrett, Allen Weisser, and Richie Lex.

The Terre Haute Action Track will be back in action on Friday, September 15 for the Hurtubise Classic featuring the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars and Scott’s Custom Colors DIRTcar Modifieds.

Pit gates will open on Friday, September 16 at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, hotlaps at 6:30, qualifying at 7:00, and racing will take the green at 7:30.  Grandstand admission is $25, $15 for the infield, while kids 11 and under are free.

Officials are also pleased to announce an additional date on this year’s schedule due to the high amount of cancelations.  The additional race will be on Saturday, October 14 and will be named the Tony Hulman/Don Smith Classic, as both events have been rained out this season.

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.

Terre Haute Action Track Results (8-6-17)

Indiana Late Model Series Feature Finish

1) 5C Tyler Cain
2) 32 Chad Stapleton
3) 20 Tyler Neal
4) 2 Justin Shaw
5) 22 Austin Burns
6) K1 Remington Gill
7) 9 Geraid Gault
8) 39 Randy Shuman
9) 02 Patrick Cobb
10) 92C Kenny Carmichael
11) 19 Marty O’Neal
12) 11M Josh McDaniel
13) 11 Tyler Collins
14) 92 Kenny Carmichael, Sr.

Scott’s Custom Colors DIRTcar Modified Finish

1) 36 Kenny Wallace
2) 77 Joey Kramer
3) 9H Bradley Sterrett
4) 25W Allen Weisser
5) 7 Richie Lex
6) 50 Tyler Weiss
7) 99T Tyler Loughmiller
8) 28 Jeff Deckard
9) 6B David Baldwin
10) 1S Brian Shaw
11) 2B Brent Hudson
12) 09 Chad Combs
13) 12K Daren Krockenberger
14) 88 Bill Duggar
15) 29 Aaron Zellers
16) 89W Rick Weitekamp
17) 7G John Grenier
18) 34W James Walters
19) 55W Lucas Wehmiller
20) 11M Josh McDaniel