After canceling half the races on the schedule last year due to weather the terre haute action track is ready to start a new season this weekend.
“Definitely looking forward to this season even more so than that what we have in the last few just because of the excitement with the new events,” said Adam Mackey with the Terre Haute Action Track.”
Sunday the Sumar Classic will get things started as the USAC Silver Crown cars come to town.
“You can put your name on a list with some of the really really big names in our sport that kind of pioneered what we do now,” said driver, Tyler Courtney
Sunday’s race will serve as an end to a busy fun filled week for USAC.
The National Sprint Car class will run in Bloomington on Friday, and Tri-State on Saturday before many drivers and teams switch over to the big cars on Sunday.
It’s not just the drivers pulling double duty but the fans who follow.
“We have a great dedicated fan base. You’ll see a lot of the same faces everywhere we go and a lot of the guys they will travel around,” said Richie Murray with USAC Racing.
That fan base will have 5 chances to visit Terre Haute. Many of the events are also expected to bring in large crowds impacting the city.
“Obviously that brings a lot of people into the community and a lot of people in the area will stay in hotels or frequent some of the local bars before and after the races. Some of the local stores benefit off of it,” said Mackey.
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