Tom Botos

Midwest Racing Roundup    By Tom Botos     4-4-10
Hello again racefans another great weekend of racing just took place as Josh Meyers won the Street Stock 40 lap Feature Saturday Night at Anderson (IN) Speedway. Rod Phipps won the 25 lap Figure 8 Division Feature, and Nick Warner won the FWD Oval and FWD Figure 8 Features. It was a very cool night again Saturday Night I am sure the weather and racing will heat up this coming Saturday April 10th as the IOFS International Outlaw Figure 8 Series blazes into Anderson Speedway with there debut race of 2010. The IOFS Outlaw FWD Cars will also compete along with Street Stocks and Thundecars. Racing will start at 7pm so get there early and get your favorite seat to see the best outlaw figure 8 drivers in the nation!
It is my honor and priveledge to bring my little brother with me to Anderson Speedway this Saturday Night. My little brother's name is Isaiah Starks whom I met in the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Of Central Indiana Progam. Isaiah is nine years old and has never been to a short track auto race. Isaiah says he has been to the Indianapolis 500 a few times so far. Isaiah loves to draw and has dreamed of being a race car driver someday. I hope I can introduce Isaiah to some of the drivers Saturday at Anderson and get photos taken with them as well. I am glad I can enjoy this time with Isaiah and can make a difference in his life. I can remember how excited I was at my first auto race it was like being a kid in a candy store!
My Midwest Racing Fan Of The Week is Robert Borton from Elkart,Indiana. Robert is 44 years old and has been a fan of racing most of his life.Robert is actually  a track worker at Plymouth (IN) Speedway. Robert's favorite drivers are Rich Boal in Late Models,Shawn White in Mini Stocks,Robert Reed in FWD's,and Mark Martin in Nascar. Robert says his favorite tracks are Bristol,Daytona,Talledega,and Kalamazoo on the local level. Robert and I think more tracks should make the restrooms more handicap accessible for fans with disabilities. Robert and I feel that the driver payout should be improved and more spread  out from the race winner on down to the last place driver. Robert would like to see more traveling/touring series at the tracks to spice up the weekly programs a little bit more for the fans. Robert urges all fans to support your weekly short tracks while we still have them! Stop by the pit gate at Plymouth and you will find Robert every Saturday Night working as the pit gate operator in 2010.
Monpelier (IN) Motor Speedway has there season opener Saturday April 10th. The UMP Modifieds,Super Stocks,Thundercars,and Mod lites will highlight the program that evening. Montpelier is a 1/4 mile dirt oval in eastern Indiana. General admission is $10.00 for ages 13 and up. Kids 12 and under get in free with a paying adult. Pit Passes are $25.00 with gates opening at 4pm.Hot laps begin at 6PM with Racing at 7PM.
Twin Cities Raceway Park in North Vernon,Indiana is running both Friday and Saturday April 9th and 10th with Sprints,Super Stocks and Hornets on Friday April 9th. The UMP Mini Stocks headline Saturday night with the "Mini Stock Rock".The UMP Modifieds,Hornets and the MMSA TQ Midgets round out the Saturday Night program. For more information go to .
Salem (IN) Speedway hosts the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA 200 on Sunday April 11th along with the Kimmel Street Stock 50. I have tickets for this event and am looking forward to checking out the construction on the new 5/16 mile oval and figure 8 track inside the Salem Speedway half mile! It should be an awesome season at Salem Speedway as they are trying to offer a variety of racing for the racefans. I urge you to support this track as much as possible especially since they allow you to bring a small cooler into the track which makes it more economical for everyone! For more information go to .

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