Tom Botos

Indianapolis,IN   By Tom Botos   8-11-09
Hey racefans it was a great weekend of racing as I went to Bloomington (IN) Speedway Friday Night Augsut 7th. The races were rained out after the heat races but the racing was awesome. Blommington is a very fan friendly track which has been open since 1923. The concession stand is very reasonably priced and they have granstand and hillside lawn chair seating areas for your enjoyment. They also have a Bloomington Speedway weekly program with driver rosters and there hometowns. This is very useful for occasional visiting racefans.If you get a chance please check out Bloomington Speedway and take you a cooler as they are allowed also. bloomington runs on Friday Night with Sprints,UMP Modifieds and UMP Super Stocks.

 Midwest Racing Fan Of The Week


 Midwest Racing Fan Of The Week is Richard Hicks from Connersville,Indiana.

 Richard's hometrack is Lawrenceburg (IN) Speedway. HIs favorite drivers are Tracy Hines,Ted Hines,and Levi Jones. Richard would like to visit the Devils Bowl Speedway out west someday. Richards favorite touring series is USAC and favorite events are the Chili Bowl and the Little 500 at Anderson(IN) Speedway. Richard has driven up to 700 miles to attend an auto race!Richard would like to see higher car counts in all racing divisions and has been a racefan for 58 years. Richard attends the races every week and likes dirt tracks and midgets & Sprints the most. Richard definitely is a devoted racefan which is the criteria to be The Midwest Racing Fan Of THe Week!

Coming Saturday August 15th is the 3rd and final IOFS International Outlaw Figure 8 Series Event at Plymouth (IN) Speedway. It should be an awesome race with two races already under these drivers belts which gives them the experience they need to put on a good show at Plymouth Speedway! The Sportsman,FWD Cars and Mini Stocks will round out the program that evening at Plymouth.
Anderson (IN) Speedway hosts the HOSS Outllaw Winged Sprints this Saturday August 15th with FWD Oval and Figure 8 Divisions and the Immediadent Figure 8 Division. This is the final appearance for HOSS Sprints in 2009 at Anderson so make plans to attend.
Mt. Lawn (IN) Speedway has a regular show of Late Models,Thundercars,Hornets and UMRA Midgets Saturday August 15th. The UMRA Midgets always put on a good show at Mt. Lawn so sit down get you a famous Mt. Lawn cheeseburger,fries and onion rings and you are good to go! Mt Lawn also has fountain Coca-Cola which always tastes very good out of there fountain so you can add a Coke to your meal!
Scott Hantz won the Super Summer Sizzler Outlaw Late Model show at New Paris IN) Speedway Thursday Night. Jim Anglemeyer won the Mini Stock Super Summer Sizzler Shootout Event. New Paris is a great track where you can take in coolers,grill out and watch races! There are not too many tracks where you can party like this! I wish New Paris and Plymouth (IN) Speedway were closer to Indy just for my own self serving desires! I wish we  had Outlaw Type Late Models here in my neck of the woods! The Michiana racefans have it made with plenty of Late Model tracks and drivers to support those tracks as well. I would like to go to Kalamazoo,Berlin,M-40,Dixie,Owosso and many others as I have not been to any MI. tracks yet there on my wishlist!
Jack Landis won the Super Pro Series Late Model event at Baer Field (IN) Speedway Friday Night. Landis is a former ASA Late Model driver and is a threat to win anywhere he competes! Congratulations to Jack Landis on your win!
Tony Stewart from Straughn,Indiana in a post race interview invited Brian Hopkins and Kevin Clayborn both to compete weekly in the Mt. Lawn Thundercar division after Brian Hopkins won the Founders Day 100 For Thundercars. Kevin Claborn was 2nd in the Founders Day 100 and Tony Stewart thrives on competition and this shows class and sportsmanship on his part!
Jason Atkinson won the CRA Sportsman 75 at Anderson (IN) Speedway Saturday Night. Jason is a regular in the Mt. Lawn Late Models at Mt. Lawn Speedway. William Mefford finished 8th in the CRA Sportsman event while Brandon Mefford finished 18th. It was good seeing Mt. Lawn Speedway well represented at Anderson in the CRA events Saturday with these three drivers.
Rick Erwin won the CRA Street Stock 75 Saturday At Anderson. Rick ran very well at Plymouth (IN) Speedway last month as well! Rick is from Brooks,Kentucky and its good to see him have some good luck for a change congrats to Rick on beating the Anderson Speedway  regulars on there home turf!
How do you feel about Coolers being allowed into the tracks? Are you in favor of it? I think all tracks should allow at least a 6 pack size cooler in. I also favor tracks that have an electric scoreboard and also printed weekly racing programs with driver points and division rosters. I feel a track that has all of these things are very fan friendly and fan contious. I know at times I am lost at a track with no scoreboard. Do you think all tracks should pill draw or qualify? Do you ever write down qualifying times when your at a track? Do you enjoy watching qualifying at your track? I would really like some feedback on some of these points. If you have any news,notes,or comments email me at Gotta go see ya at the Races!!!

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