Tom Botos


Midwest Racing Roundup by Tom Botos 10-10-08


  Hello Race fans, the racing season is winding down very fast now with many tracks hosting there season championships and stock car festivals. These season ending races crown track champions in each division. Many of these races have increases purses paying all the way down through the field. Now let's talk about what’s coming up this weekend in the Midwest racing area.

   Starting Friday Oct10-11-12th is Funfest at Lawrenceburg (IN) Speedway. They are racing almost every class imaginable Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Night on the new Lawrenceburg Speedway. They are racing Non wing Sprints, Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Street Stock,Bombers,Pure Stocks, Crate Late Models,Chevettes,MIni Stocks,Cruisers,600  MIni Sprints, and 1200  Mini Sprints. For more information go to

    This weekend Oct10-12 is Winchester 400 Weekend at Winchester (IN) Speedway. There is racing all weekend long at the famed 1/2 Mile High Banked Oval. Nascar Stars Kyle Busch and David Stremme are scheduled to race in the CRA SuperSeries Winchester 400 on Sunday Oct. 12th.As of Oct. 8th there are 37 Super Series Late Models preregistered to compete in the Winchester 400.Saturday Night will see  50 Lap features for both CRA Sportsman cars and CRA Street Stocks. The USA/AMS Modifieds will have a 50 lap feature as well to finish out there 2008 season at Winchester. For more information please go to

     Anderson (IN) Speedway will have there  final Night Of Thrills on Sat. Oct. 11th capped off by a demolition derby and a  50 Outlaw Figure 8 Feature paying 1,500 to win!! If you have never seen an outlaw figure 8 race NOW! Is the time to go!!Current figure 8 star and former World Figure 8 Champion Bruce Tunny will  serve as a Grand Marshall  for Saturdays race, along with Billy Simmons, Joe McKinney and former World Figure 8 Champion Duane Lee. There  will  be an autograph session with these  legendary  drivers starting at 6:45 PM with racing beginning at 8PM.Anderson Speedway will be selling a special Souvenir Program to buy that fans can get autographs in on Saturday. They are expecting a 20 car field for the feature with drivers coming from Indianapolis and from the Sportsdrome Speedway. For more information go to

     Sportsdrome (IN) Speedway has there "World Figure 8 300" on Sat. Oct 11th.This race is intended for Sportsdome Extreme Figure 8 Cars and they have invited Speedrome and Anderson Stock Drivers  to race with them for the World Figure 8 300 Championship. These Extreme Cars are more "stock" than the "outlaw" figure 8 cars at Anderson this weekend. Both should be very good races with Speedrome not running allowing there faithful followers to travel and try there luck at another track. For more information go to .

      South Bend (IN) Motor Speedway has been closed for many months until now. On Saturday October 18th will be the "Save South Bend Motor Speedway Benefit Race". This race is being ran to hopefully get an investor interested in buying the Speedway which has been up for sale  for quite some time Area fans and drivers  have worked very hard pulling weeds and painting to make the track presentable for a  prospective buyer. It is amazing how the track has transformed from an eyesore to a crown jewel high banked 1/4 mile track that it should be.

     The Benefit race is featuring many events for fans including a Vintage Racing Car Show and Racing Memorabilia show full  of pictures  from racetracks all over the Midwest’s of right now there  are 150 Stockcars registered for this historic event which could be the last race ever at the famed oval. I myself passed out flyers at Mt. Lawn Speedway to help them with a good car count and fan count. There will be Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, Mini Stocks and Sportsman racing from area tracks like New Paris (IN) Speedway and Plymouth (IN) Speedway which are not running the 18th to give South Bend the best car count possible! For more information on this race go to and scroll down to see  the entry list and vintage pictures of the track. Good Luck everyone with South Bend Motor Speedway on the 18th!!

   Brownstown (IN) Speedway has there season finale with the Bomber Special on Sat. Oct. 11th with Crate Late Models, UMP Modifieds,Bombers,Pure Stocks and UMP SuperStocks.For more information go to

Thats all I have for this Roundup! Any news,notes  or questions email me at Gotta Go See  You At The Races!

Midwest Racing Roundup Tom Botos

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