||Last Updated: Jul 22nd, 2015 - 12:21:26
The Mid-America Night before the Indy provided a challenge for the crew due to all of the rain that we received. The night featured $1500 to win the Open Pro and $1000 to win the Dash for Cash and another $500 if you were using a D&D Exhaust.
Both of which were dominated by National Number 6 Factory Harley-Davidson rider Brad Baker. Brad was followed closely in the Open Pro main by his older brother Scott Baker. Steve Bonsey, Sam Halbert and Kayle Kolkman rounded out the top 5. All 14 riders who started the Open Pro main event are current professional riders with the one exception of former Expert Rich King. Needless to say the field was stacked for this event. Click here to results for a full rundown of those riders that tried to qualify into the main.
The night also saw Rich King edge out Rob Gessner for the win in the Super Senior 50+ class. This is always an exciting class to watch as it features a nice mix of former pro's and amateur riders. A tough bunch on any race night.
Jackie Mitchell took the top spot in the Mike O'Neil Indian Arrow Class. Mike brought his fleet of beautiful 1949 Indian Arrow bikes again this year. Charlie Roberts, Rob Gessner & Andy McRoberts were a few of the guys aboard those fine machines. Always a treat to see the bikes and a few top name riders from the past on the track.
Our next event is Saturday, August 1st. This is our annual 30+ Night, where a $100 bonus will be paid to the winner of the 30+ class.
Once again, Mid-America will host Round 10 of the AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship Series sponsored by Harely-Davidson of Indiana on Saturday, August 8th.
In addition to the classes that make up the AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Series, we will be running the following classes:
Astro Shootout-Open to any Bultaco Astro. Minimum age of 30
Vintage Shootout -open to any 250-360cc machine up through 1989 model years. Two or four strokes are permitted, and must have period correct suspension. Minimum age of 16.
85-200cc two/four stroke Youth
Super Senior 50+(modern or vintage motorcycles)
250cc two/four stroke (Money)
Open Motorcycle (Money)
Pre-entries are not required, but are very much appreciated as they make the sign up process much smoother. Payment is not collected until the day of the event. The pre-entry link is: http://midamspeedway.com/natppreentry.php
Entry fees will be for $35 for all adult classes, except for the Astro shootout which has no entry fee. Entry fee for 85-200 is $25. Pit Passes will be $10 for age 10+, $5 for age 5-9, and no charge for age 4 and under. Grandstand passes will be $10 for all ages 5+. Pre-entry for all riders in all classes is available at the pre-entry page on the Mid-America Website.
Important Times for August Events
Gates Open: 12:00
Signup Opens: 2:30
Riders Briefing: 4:00
Ride Academy at Mid-America
Mike Hacker will be bringing his Ride Academy to Mid-America during the MotoGP weekend. Nichole Mees will be putting on a girls only school on Friday, August 7th from 1-9. There will be a Short track school on Sunday, August 9th, and a TT school on Monday, August 10. Anyone that pre-enters any of the schools will receive a complimentary pit pass for the August 8th event at Mid-America. For more information on Ride Academy, you can visit their website at: Rideacademy.com Clicking on the schedule page will provide detailed information regarding their schedule during the MotoGP weekend.
Directions to Mid-America
Mid-America Speedway is located at the southeast corner of Indianapolis at the Marion County Fairgrounds. From 465, take exit 49 and go to the first light and turn left, continue approximately 3/4 of a mile, and go over the overpass. Bear to the left of the base of the overpass, and the entrance to Mid-America is 1/4 mile on the left.
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