First annual ‘Peach Classic’ attracts racers from across the Midwest

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Racers from the across the Midwest met Saturday in Terre Haute as they worked to take home first place honors in the 1st Annual Hoosier Peach Classic at the VCRC raceway.

Raceway director TJ McAfoos said after taking over the racetrack a year ago, keeping this track going and creating something special was one of the main goals.

“Keeping this track going gives a place for these guys to come out and run their cars and they can race and compete against each other,” McAfoos said. “I’ve made life long friends through RC and racing here and I just wanted to keep that going in the community and being able to hold races here that brings guys from all over.”

These events allow racers to take part in different divisional races stretching from novice to pro drivers. For one driver who drove over two hours to attend, taking part in these competitions has turned into a fun way to work and travel with family.

“Just me and my dad. We pretty much go everywhere and my daughter is getting to the point where she’s about to start going everywhere with us too,” Drew Ing said. “In January, we went all the way down to the bottom of Alabama for a big race and getting to see the land, it’s beautiful.”

A little competition mixed with people developing long last lasting relationships with fellow racers they meet on the circuit is what McAfoos said makes the event so exhilarating.

“That’s the biggest thing is just seeing everyone who does show up. Seeing where everybody comes from,” McAfoos said. “This is our largest race so far yet this year. We have 102 entries which is amazing.”

McAfoos said he is hopeful the Peach Classic will be something they can continue annually.

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