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Terre Haute Action Track 2017 Schedule Released

February 12th, 2017

Officials from Track Enterprises, the promotion company for the Terre Haute Action Track, has announced the 2017-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 (USAC) and United Midwestern Promoters (UMP). This year’s schedule features many of the same fan favorites plus the addition of the World Of Outlaw vs. Summer National Late Models show at the end of June.

The campaign will begin on Sunday, April 2 for an exciting season opener that will feature the Sumar Classic for 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. Last year, Greenfield, IN driver, C.J. Leary, won his first career Silver Crown race in the Sumar Classic. This year’s opener will also feature the Scott’s Custom Colors UMP Modifieds.

The second event on this year’s schedule is set for Sunday, April 30. On the card will be the MSCS Sprint cars and Scott’s Custom Colors UMP Modifieds. Two season ago, 23 drivers took the green with Brady Short taking the victory over Jerry Coons, Jr. and Carson Short. Unfortunately, two tries to run last year’s MSCS event were rained out. Great weather has already been ordered for this year’s event.

The historic Tony Hulman Classic, a mainstay at Terre Haute, is set for Wednesday, May 24, as the first event for USAC’s “The Week Of Indy”. The event, held the week of the Indy 500 and the night before the Hoosier 100, features the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars and the Modifieds. Last season, Robert Ballou passed A.J. Foyt and Roger McCluskey on the all-time wins list with his 24th career victory. Ballou has won the last two “Tony Hulman Classics”.

Event number four this season is a new one on this year’s schedule and it’s a can’t miss. The event will feature the best of the best, when it comes to Dirt Late Model Racing. On tap will be the World of Outlaw vs. Summer National Late Models. It will be the first time the two series have run head-to-head, as two events scheduled last year were rained out. Bobby Pierce was the Summer Nationals champion last season, while Josh Richards was the World of Outlaw champ. The Summit National Modifieds will also be in town at the Friday, June 30 event.

Historically, the biggest event of the year, at Terre Haute, is the Don Smith Classic, held during USAC Indiana Sprint week. This year, the event is set for Wednesday, July 12, which is also part of fair week in Vigo County. Last season, rainfall set in before the gates opened and forced the postponement until Sunday of the same week. Chase Stockon came away with the Don Smith Classic victory, while Brady Bacon clinched the week’s championship with a top five finish. The Scott’s Custom Colors UMP Modifieds have been added to the show, a change from years’ past, where the Sprints were the only division on the card.

On Sunday, August 6, the Indiana Late Model Series will headline a show for the second year in a row. Last season, a full field of 22 Pro Late Models took the green with young hotshoe, Hudson O’Neal, claiming the victory over his uncle, Marty O’Neal. The Scott’s Custom Colors UMP Modifieds will also be in action.

Rounding out this year’s slate of events is the Jim Hurtubise Classic for the USAC Sprint Cars on Friday, September 15. Last year, the September date was washed out and rescheduled for mid-October. Unbelievably, the fans came out in droves to fill the stands and witness a great show between Chris Windom and Chad Boespflug. Windom eventually took the victory in the back-and-forth battle. The Scott’s Custom Colors UMP Modifieds will also race, giving them a total of seven events this year, two more than last.

For more information, follow the 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.

Jim Hurtubise Classic Postponed At The Terre Haute Action Track Season Ending Event Now Scheduled For October 15

September 18th, 2016

Race teams, officials, and fans are far too familiar with rain, when it comes to the Terre Haute IN Action Track. Once again, Mother Nature’s wrath was on display for the scheduled season finale, featuring the Jim Hurtubise Classic for the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars and the Scott’s Custom Colors UMP Modifieds. The event, scheduled for Friday, September 16, has been postponed due to heavy afternoon rains which put a damper on racing at the ½-mile dirt oval.

A first batch of rain came through the Vigo County area around 12:30 but it was the rainfall arriving about an hour later that forced the postponement. It’s the fourth time this season that rain has affected an event at the Action Track. Twice this season, the MSCS Sprint cars event was hit by heavy rains and the USAC Sprint week show was postponed during the month of July.

USAC and Track Enterprises officials have come together on a plan to reschedule the season finale for Saturday, October 15 at the Action Track. Both classes, the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars and the Scott’s
Custom Colors UMP Modifieds will be on the card.

Pit gates will open at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, hotlaps will be on track at 6:00, qualifying at 6:30, and racing will take the green at 7:00.

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.

Mother Nature Takes Another MSCS Show At Terre Haute

August 18th, 2016

For the second time this season, rainfall has forced the cancellation of the MSCS Sprint Car series appearance at the Terre Haute Action Track. The Scott’s Custom Colors UMP Modifieds were also scheduled to race during the Sunday, August 14 program.

The MSCS Sprints were originally scheduled to run on Sunday, May 1 as part of the Spring Fling at the 1/2 mile oval. Following that rainout, a new date of August 14 was announced for the $3,000 to win show. However, Saturday evening and Sunday morning rains, with a forecast for more later, have put a damper on the show for a second time. The sprints also lost their Saturday night Hoosier Sprint Nationals at Tri-State Speedway.

Up next for the Action Track will be the Jim Hurtubise Classic for the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars. The race will be held on Friday, September 16 in conjunction with the Mods.

For more information on the season finale at the Action Track, visit terrehauteactiontrack.net.

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

May 2nd, 2016

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

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

April 5th, 2016

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.”

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

February 5th, 2016

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.

In addition to the slate of races, a preseason test and tune has been added to the schedule for Saturday, March 26. The event will run from 12:00-4:00 and will be open to any division competitor wanting to get some shakedown laps.

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.

USAC Sprint Car Driver To Appear At Golden Corral Thursday

September 17th, 2015

This coming Thursday, September 17, Terre Haute, IN USAC Sprint Car driver, Brandon Mattox, will be appearing at his hometown’s Golden Corral Buffet to promote Friday night’s finale at the Terre Haute Action Track. The appearance will take place from 4:00-7:00 PM.

Mattox will have his racecar on display, sign autographs, have apparel available for sale, and will be passing out $2 off coupons for Friday’s race. The appearance will be just another treat adding to the endless array of items at the restaurant.

The appearance leads up to the Friday night race, which will be the finale for the Action Track in 2015. The USAC Amsoil National Sprint Cars will run in the Jim Hurtubise/Tony Hulman Classic in addition to the UMP Modifieds. Pits open Friday at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, hotlaps at 6:00, qualifying at 7:00, and racing at 7:30.

The Thursday night appearance by Brandon Mattox will take place at the Golden Corral, which is located at 10 W Johnson Dr., Terre Haute, IN.

For more information on racing at the Terre Haute Action Track, visit www.terrehauteactiontrack.net or the promotion company at www.trackenterprises.com.

Hulman/Hurtubise Classic Friday at Terre Haute

September 16th, 2015

A rare “double” is on tap Friday at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track as the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series returns to the half-mile dirt oval for the “Tony Hulman and Jim Hurtubise Classics.” The double was necessitated after rain forced postponement of the originally-scheduled “Tony Hulman Classic” during May.

Robert Ballou of Rocklin, Calif. continues atop the standings seeking his initial USAC championship. He has recorded nine feature victories this year and a victory this weekend could land him in exclusive company. Only Tom Bigelow (14 in 1977), J.J. Yeley (13 in 2003), Pancho Carter (12 in 1976 and 10 in 1977), Larry Dickson (12 in 1968 and 10 in 1970), Bubby Jones (11 in 1979) and Jay Drake (10 in 2000) have posted double-digit single-season wins in the National Sprint series.

Ballou holds a 24-point lead over Chase Stockon entering Friday’s race at Terre Haute. Dave Darland, the all-time series winner and defending “Tony Hulman Classic” champion, is third in the standings, just 52 back of Ballou.

Former “Tony Hulman Classic” champions Darland (1993 and 2014), Jerry Coons Jr. (2010 and 2013), Chris Windom (2011), Jon Stanbrough (2002 and 2007) and Tracy Hines (2001) are expected to compete Friday. Darland, Coons and Stanbrough are hoping to become only the third three-time race winner joining Cary Faas (1992-94-98) and Levi Jones (2005-08-09).

DATE: Friday, September 18, 2015
SERIES: USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship
TRACK: Terre Haute Action Track (Terre Haute, Indiana) – 1/2 mile dirt oval
EVENT: Jim Hurtubise/Tony Hulman Classic featuring the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars and UMP Modifieds
STARTING TIMES: Pits Open: 3pm Grandstands Open: 4pm Hot Laps: 6pm Racing: 7:30pm

TICKET PRICES: General Admi-ssion Grandstands: $25 Infield Admission: $15 Children 10 & Under: FREE!!

Fantastic Farney Wins First Career in Terre Haute “Don Smith Classic”

July 16th, 2015

Terre Haute, Indiana…….Aaron Farney completed a dominant, wire-to-wire first career win in Wednesday night’s “Don Smith Classic” at the Terre Haute Action Track. The 19-year-old from Brookston, Indiana ran the extreme high side of the vaunted half-mile and continually pulled away from the field, slicing through lapped traffic and capping it off with a spiritied fist pump at the finish line after a 5.193-second victory in the DCT Motorsports – Brettnacher Farms #15F Maxim/Ott.

“It means the world to me. I can’t believe it. The whole race, I just thought someone would be there every time I screwed up. I hit the wall too many times, and luckily it always bounced just right. To say that I won at Terre Haute is amazing, and to do it on the fence. I can’t even explain it. I can’t thank Robert Ballou enough. He sets up my car and tries to teach me how to do this right. He told me it would be up there, and I have had to learn how to run a cushion. I knew had to get through traffic quickly, so I tried to be as aggressive as possible. It’s not easy in USAC, and I never would have though it would come this fast, or especially at this track,” Farney said.

Farney took the lead from the pole, as Chad Boespflug took second and Robert Ballou jumped all the way to fourth from ninth on the opening lap, sneaking past Justin Grant for third right after. A pair of cautions after four laps were complete showed that Ballou was strong, as he was attacking for second on both restarts.

Ballou slid to the second spot on the restart on lap four, and he took off after Farney for the lead. The lead duo took off and checked out on the field, as the race went past halfway in a torrid pace. Farney was flawless as he encountered traffic, making huge runs on the backmarkers to put some distance between himself and Ballou.

A red flag for Thomas Meseraull with 13 laps to go set up a run to the checkered, as Farney had one lapped car between himself and Ballou. He cleared that one quickly, but Farney was running high and hard down the stretch. He continually entered up in the fluff of turn-one and kissed the concrete in turn-two on multiple occasions.

As Farney pulled away when they hit traffic again, and Ballou had to settle for second in the Blakesley Auto – Twister X #12 Maxim/Ott.

“I couldn’t be happier. If I’m ever gonna get beat by anybody, I want it to be him. They’re a great family, and they’ve let me help them with these sprint cars and building their cars and teaching Aaron. I knew on that red that as long as he could keep that thing pointed forward, it was his race to win. He showed up ready to run and run hard tonight, and he had a one-track mind toward the end, trying to knock down laps as fast as he could. I’ve been there before myself, and I’m glad the rope didn’t ever break on him. I know what I’ve got, probably even before the green drops, and I knew we were a bit too good too early. I’m tickled with a 1-2 finish for us and ready for tomorrow,” Ballou said.

Behind the lead duo, it was a great dice for position as Dave Darland used a lower line and a diamond to march his way onto the podium in the Phillips/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports – Trench Shoring #71P DRC/Foxco.

“I found something down through the middle through turns one and two. I kept doing that and using the cushion through turns three and four. I had to experiment a lot to find where my car wanted to work the best, and we took advantage of the last restart to pass some cars. We got a terrible start and had to work our way forward, one time going three-wide to get to the top-five. We were strong late, so we salvaged a pretty good finish out of it,” Darland said.

Boespflug held on for fourth in the Amati Racing – Marion Underground Construction #66 DRC/Dynotech, and Chase Stockon drove his way into the top-five from 13th in the Superior Tank & Trailer – Crescent Electric Supply #32 DRC/Fisher.

Mitch Wissmiller started the night by setting the ProSource “Fast Time Award” but fell out of the feature early in the going. Scotty Weir earned the American Racing Ministries “Perseverance Award” as the final transfer out of the Semi-Feature. Shane Cottle earned the night’s B&W Auto Mart “Hard Charger Award” as he came from 21st up to tenth.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: July 16 – Putnamville, Indiana – Lincoln Park Speedway – 28th Annual “Indiana Sprint Week”

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

July 14th, 2015

The USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car tour is in the midst of another exciting Indiana Sprint week. Two 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 15.

Sprint week began on Friday night at Gas City I-69 Speedway with Chase Stockon besting a field of 46 cars to claim the victory. 46 cars were at Kokomo Speedway on Saturday night, but the event was interrupted by rain during the semi and the rest of the night was postponed to Monday. On Sunday night, Brady Bacon won his first ever Indiana Sprint week show at Lawrenceburg.

The 28th Annual Indiana Sprint week visit at Terre Haute’s Action Track should be a thriller. With fields averaging 40+ over the first few events, a strong group of drivers will converge on the historic facility Wednesday night for the mid-point of the annual festivities.

The USAC Sprint week show at Terre Haute is a main attraction in the grandstands at the Vigo County Fair, which started Sunday, July 12 and runs through Saturday, July 18. 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.

For more information, visit www.terrehauteactiontrack.net.

Sterrett & Humphrey Claim Terre Haute Wins

June 14th, 2015

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. –Bradley Sterrett slid past Tyler Nicely seven laps into Sunday night’s DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals main event at Terre Haute Action Track and drove away to the checkered flag for his first victory of the 2015 tour.

Sterrett, of Bloomington, IN, pocketed $1,000, needing only to keep Nicely behind him on a restart with four to go in the 20-lap feature at the half-mile dirt oval. Saturday’s winner, Josh Harris, was third with Ken Schrader and Dave Baldwin rounding out the top five. There were 23 cars entered in the event.

The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals returns to action with the Wednesday-Thursday (June 10-11) doubleheader at Kankakee (Ill.) County Speedway.

Also on hand was the Pro Late Model class. It was the first time that UMP had sanctioned a Pro Late Model race at the facility. Bloomington, IN driver Jake Humphrey took the lead on the start with Bobby Regot moving into second. Regot followed closely and made a bid over the last couple of laps. On the final circuit, Regot drove hard to the outside lane but couldn’t get enough bite to make it work. Remington Gill, Scott Plew, and Andy Scoles completed the top five.

Additional money was added to the purse by Peter Massoni from California. Massoni always wanted to help out by donating at a race and was in Indiana on a racetrack tour. He attended an event at the Indianapolis Speedrome on Saturday and Terre Haute on Sunday. His home track is Silver Dollar Speedway in beautiful Chico, CA. Part of Massoni’s gift went to Sterrett, which made the winner share $1,250 and the other was added into the middle of the Pro Late Model purse.

A busy month of July is up next for the Terre Haute Action Track. The USAC Silver Crown cars and UMP Modifieds will be running on Thursday, July 2. Then during Sprint Week, the USAC Sprint Cars will be running on Wednesday, July 15 along with the UMP Modifieds.

UMP Pro Late Models & Mods On Sunday Terre Haute Schedule

June 5th, 2015

The 2015-season roars back to life this coming Sunday, June 7 at the Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, IN. On the docket are the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Modified Nationals and the UMP Pro Late Models.

For the UMP Pro Late Models, it will be their first ever appearance at the track. The speedway did have a Pro Late Model race back in 2009 but it was not UMP sanctioned. That event was an Indiana Late Model Series race that provided a solid field of cars and an entertaining race. This Sunday’s event will provide drivers an extra venue to garner important UMP points in addition to the chance to run at the historic facility.

The Summit Racing Equipment UMP Modified Nationals ran at the 1/2-mile in 2014 with a strong field of 23 cars taking the feature green flag. NASCAR’s Justin Allgaier led convincingly before losing power. Kenny Wallace took over at that point and raced under the checkered flag first. Jacob Poel, Ken Schrader, A.J. Fike, and Tyler Nicely completed the top five in the 2014 race.

Former NASCAR star, Ken Schrader, will be making his return to the track this coming Sunday, looking to better his third place run from a year ago. His competition is expected to be stout, as the event is the second race on the schedule for the national tour.

Pit gates open this Sunday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps will start at 6:00, and racing will begin at 7:00. Grandstand admission is $20, infield admission $10, and children 10 ten and under are free.

For more information on racing at Terre Haute, visit terrehauteactiontrack.net or trackenterprises.com. Don’t forget to like Terre Haute Action Track and Track Enterprises on Facebook. By phone, you can contact 812-232-4040 or 217-764-3200.

Kenny Wallace To Race At Terre Haute Opener Sunday Event Will Feature Sprints & Modifieds

April 26th, 2015

The 2015-racing season is just about to take another green flag at the historic Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, IN. The first of six scheduled races will be this Sunday, April 26 and will feature the MSCS/KISS Sprints and the UMP Modifieds.

Former NASCAR Sprint Cup and Xfinity weekly competitor Kenny Wallace will be racing his UNOH/Federated #36 UMP Modified this coming Sunday as part of the show. Wallace, a fan favorite as proved by his three most popular driver awards from the NASCAR Busch Series, will be back in the seat of an XFinity car next weekend at Talladega where he will fill in for his brother, Mike.

The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series will be concluding a busy April as they compete in the Spring Fling 30 lap A-Main. MSCS should have a talented field of drivers with very competitive rides. Defending KISS series champion, Shane Cottle, Terre Haute Silver Crown winner Shane Cockrum, and current top point contenders for MSCS Chase Stockon, Robert Ballou, and Jon Stanbrough are just a few of the top competitors that will pace the 1/2-mile on Sunday.

The Sunday, April 26 opener at Terre Haute will see pit gates open at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, hotlaps at 5:00, and racing will take the green at 6:30. Grandstand admission is $20, infield admission is $15, and kids 10 and under are free.

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Tracy Hines Finishes Second in Silver Crown Season Opener at Terre Haute

April 7th, 2014

NEW CASTLE, Ind.- Setting fast time, leading a lap and finishing in the runner-up position is not too bad of a way to start a new season. That was the formula that Tracy Hines used for the opener of the 2014 Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series campaign at the Terre Haute Action Track in his home state of Indiana on Sunday, April 6.

Hines took the green flag for the Sumar Classic from the pole, with outside front row starter and eventual winner Kody Swanson, taking the lead at the drop of the green. A number of cautions plagued the early stages of the race, with Hines getting shuffled back to fourth at one point. Hines used a strong restart on lap-35 to gain a couple of spots and took the lead on 37th circuit from Chris Windom, who led lap-36, with Swanson retaking the top spot again on the very next circuit.

The native of New Castle, Ind., got another run on Swanson on the 40th lap and was just about to take the lead when the caution flag flew, putting the latter back on the point. Strong restarts the rest of the way cemented the race for Swanson, who lapped all the way up to fourth-place.

The runner-up finish for Hines, who pilots the Chevy-powered Hugh Brothers/Midwest Sheet Metal Beast for Lightfoot Racing, was his second straight top-five with the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series at the Terre Haute Action Track. He is currently second in points, just three markers behind Swanson. The next scheduled event for the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series is the USAC Hall of Fame Classic on May 17, at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.

Hines opened the Sumar Classic by turning the fastest lap in time trials of the 21 entries at the half-mile, stopping the clock at 21.112-seconds. That put him on pole for the 100-lap event at the historic half-mile.

The veteran driver kicked off the weekend on Saturday, April 5, at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series in The Carolina Nut Co. DRC. Hines finished third in the second heat race to earn a spot in the 30-lap main event, after qualifying 22nd of the 42 entries in time trials. The 2002 series champion suffered a DNF (Did not finish) in the A-Feature and was scored 19th. He is currently seventh in points, just 29 markers out of the top-five. The next Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series event is scheduled for Saturday, April 19, at the famed Eldora Speedway in Ohio.

Hines returns to action this coming weekend at Kokomo Speedway in his home state of Indiana, for the running of the inaugural Kokomo Grand Prix for the Honda USAC National Midget Series and Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series on Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12.