Due to the heat, and lack of rain, the Mid-America crew had their work cut out for them prepping the track. We did the final grade and watered on Tuesday, and then continued watering most of the day on Thursday and Friday. The crew returned at 8:30 Saturday morning to start watering. With temps in the 90's the crew took the required breaks during practice to ensure that the track was in great shape for the heats and main events and all of the rider feedback was extremely positive.
Last night also proved that our Focus on the Future series is paying off as 30% of the entries were in youth classes. Don't forget that Mid-America also waives a riders first class entry fee in the 50cc and 65cc classes. (more details below)
With $500 up for grabs in the 65cc class, all of the riders also had their work cut out for them. Sponsored by Tear It Up Racing, and Cycle Trucking the class paid $500 to the winning bike owner. It was great to see both groups step up and put up some money in order to put some money back into the bike owners pockets to keep them coming back to the track. We would like to congratulate Coy "The Crusher" Cummins for winning the 65cc bike class on 7/13. It looks like Coy's father Matt Cummins found a great setup as Coy lived up to his nickname and crushed the competition. Be sure to follow Coy Cummins Racing on Facebook to keep up with his results.
Our next event is this Saturday on July 20th, where Cycle Trucking and Tear it Up Racing are putting up $400 to the winning bike owner in the 50cc Chain Class, and $150 to the winning bike owner in the 50cc Shaft Class. Please continue reading below for more information on this program.
August 2nd and 3rd is our AMA Vintage National Dirt Track National weekend. Friday, August 2nd is vintage only, and Saturday, August 3rd in vintage and all of the Mid-America Classes. Just like we did in 2018, we will be hosting a complimentary cookout immediately following the Friday night portion of the weekend.
August 24th is our Quad Shootout with $1000 going to the winner of the Open Quad Class, and once again Tear It up racing is putting up $300 to win the Youth Quad Class. We round out the month of August on the 31st, with a $100 bonus going to the winner of Vet 30+.
September starts off a little different for Mid-America in that we are hosting a triple-header of the Midwest Extreme Dirt Track National Series. Friday, September 6th will see action on the oval, and then on Saturday the 7th, and Sunday the 8th the quads will take to the TT track. Next on the schedule is Vintage Heavy Night on September 21st with $100 (per cylinder) going to the winner of the Vintage Heavy Class. Our final event of the month will see the winner of the 250 Money class taking home $500 for their efforts on the 28th.
October is another unique month in that the Mid-America crew is promoting two nights of racing at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, IN on Saturday, October 12th and Sunday the 13th. Both nights will feature the regular Mid-America classes and will also be the final two rounds of the 2019 AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Series. October 19th is Vintage Light Night, with a $100 bonus being awarded to the winner of the Vintage Light Class. The season ends the following week on October 26th with our 11th annual Halloween race. The winner of the Open Bike class will receive $500 for their efforts.
Free Entries in Youth Quad, 50 Shaft, 50 Chain and 65cc
We are going to offer one free class entry to anybody riding the Youth Quad, 50 Shaft, 50 Chain, or 65cc class for the 2019 season. Please note that additional classes will be the normal $25.
Lightshoe Named Official Steel Shoe of MAS
Lightshoe has come on board with MAS as a sponsor of the 2019 series. Lightshoe is a huge supporter of our sport and has revamped our simple tool of the trade to be a high performance, light weight shoe built for you. Their steel shoes are worn by champions, expert, pro and amateur racers all over the world. The unique 2 piece design has been tested and proven. Their goal is to produce a hand-crafted and custom made steel shoe specifically for the boot of the rider using it and in lightening fast speed. So whether you are new to the sport, have a youth rider that will continue outgrowing their steel shoes, or make your living with this tool they will have you covered. Visit Lightshoe on Facebook or visit www.lightshoe.com.
Remember to support the companies that give back to our sport!
We want to take a minute and thank our sponsors for everything that they do to allow for a successful 2019 season.
BuyRight Auto - Owned by former national number 32 and Class of '79 co-founder Jackie Mitchell, BuyRight Auto is founded on trust, integrity, and respect. We are proud to offer these values in our sales and business practices so our customers keep coming back.
C&C Cycle and Cars - C&C Cycle and Cars is your place to buy a bike or car in Frankfort, IN
At Falcone Powersports, our mission is to provide you, the customer, with the absolute best buying experience possible. Our staff of dedicated sales and service professionals are here to make your experience at Falcone Powersports both enjoyable and beneficial. Simple, upfront pricing with no dealer fees makes buying from Falcone Powersports easy and enjoyable. You may have shopped other dealers, now it's time to shop the best. Call or stop in, we are here for you.
Horsepower Inc. - When performance counts, Horsepower Inc. (HPI) is your only choice for Harley-Davidson® v-twin fuel injection.
Pink Pots - Pink Pots (TM) offers portable toilet rentals in the greater Indianapolis area. Whether you are looking for a portable toiled for a celebration or job site Pink Pots can meet your needs
Rock Auto - All the parts your car will ever need
Our 2019 awards banquet will once again be held at Sunshine Bowl at 10809 East US 136 in Clermont, IN on November 9th. Everybody is invited to attend as we present awards to the top three in each class that entered at least 51% of the races that were run in 2019. We also have drawings for door prizes, and typically everybody that attends will go home with at least one door prize. Everybody will also get a meal and three games of bowling courtesy of Mid-America. There is no cost to attend, but RSVP's are required. RSVP's can be sent via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), text (317.871.4392) or through Facebook messenger.
Gates Open: 12:00
Signup Opens: 2:30
Signup Closes: 5:00
Riders Briefing: Sept, Oct: 4:30
Riders Briefing: July, August: 4:00
Practice: Sept, Oct: 5:00
Practice: July, August: 4:30