Tom Botos


Midwest Racing Roundup by Tom Botos



Hello racefans, I went to Winchester  Speedway for the first  time this season Sunday July 20th for the Modified BIg  One co-sanctioned AMS and  USA Modified event.The track is badfast! and if u have never been to Winchester Speedway i recommend you go at at least once! I have seen some awesome racing on the daunting high banks over the years.Coming up Sunday  August 10th is the King Of The Wings Sprint Car  Challenge at Winchester  with the HOSS Hoosier Outlaw Sprint Series along with the Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprint Series.The CRA Sportsman Series and INEX THunder Roadsters are also  running Sunday August 10th.If u  ever get  to Winchester check out the racing photos preserved in frames with racing legends like Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart and many other  racing greats cut  there  teeth at tracks like Winchester  and Salem  Speedway.These pictures are on the walls of the spectator entrance to the track.One really nice benefit is the "tunnel" dug underneath the track to let fans and crews in the pit area without stopping the races.Go to for  info.about the speedway.

    Saturday August 2nd is a regular  show of Late Models,Thundercars,and Hornets along with the UMRA MIdgets at Mount Lawn(IN) Speedway.There  website is

Also on Saturday August 2nd will be the Thundercar  Enduro race  at Anderson Speedway with Street Stocks,Legends,and FWD Pro cars which are  similar to Hornets or Compacts.For info on Anderson go

     I found a website  for the old Dayton (OH) Speedway its at

This site  is loaded  with pics and history  about a track i never  got to see.They  list Salem

Speedway  and Winchester Speedway  as sister  tracks  to the Dayton Speedway.The site talks  about the "Dayton 500" i bet this  was a grueling race similar  to the Winchester  400  which is scheduled  for October 10-12th.

     Salem Speedway is racing Sunday August 3rd with the Joe James/Pat O'Connor Memorial for USAC Sprints along with Super Stocks and Street Stocks there  website is

      Lets talk about  the Sportsdrome Speedway  in Jefersonville IN.The "Drome" is a 1/4 mile flat asphalt  oval  with a figure 8  course.There  is some great  racing here  on Saturdays with Oval Extreme cars and the Extreme Figure 8 divisions.the Dromer oval and Dromer figure 8 divisions are entry level classes to get  started racing.The "drome"offers close to your door side by side racingand there  website is

       Scott Knepley won the 30 lap Late Model feature Saturday at Mt.Lawn Speedway.Kevin Clayborn won the 25 lap Thundercar Feature.Chris Jennings won the Hornet 25 lap feature.Jason Willis won the 25 lap UMRA MIdget feature. Nick Warner who won the National Crown Figure 8 last week at Anderson Speedway,came in 2nd place in the Hornet  feature  tonight!Racefans should watch Nick Warner in whatever  divsion he races in he is a tough competitor!Last time i checked NIck Warner was 2nd to Chris Jenniings in Hornets Point  standings at Mt.Lawn Speedway.

        Racefans i would like

       to know how many of u are reading my articles or at least "skimming" through them?If  crews,fans,drivers have any comments or racing news email me i love to chat  about racing at Gotta  go see  you at the races.



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