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Montpelier Speedway Set to Open 2012 Season

3/21/2012

Historic Montpelier Motor Speedway Set To Begin 2012 Season

When the green flag finally waves on the opening night of the 2012 season, another historic season will be underway for the 109 year old facility as the Montpelier Motor Speedway will begin its 26 consecutive season as a Saturday night dirt track facility. The east central Indiana Speedway, originally built as ½ mile horse track in 1903, began auto racing in 1952 on the Montpelier ½ mile.
 
Harold and Lori Hunter look to continue the tradition as they enter their second year of ownership of the ¼ mile clay facility and forth year of promotion. During the 2011 season, the Hunter’s made major capital improvements at the speedway and again, the speedway will see additional improvements that are ongoing for the 2012 season. The track surface has again received extensive work in the fall of 2011 for preparation for the 2012 season. Construction is set to begin on a new ticket window and pit sign-in window to help speed up entry into the speedway.
 
Pit and track drainage along with extensive back stretch excavation is also completed or slated for completion. New implements have been purchased to aide in working and prepping the track including a machine that will wheel pack and prep the track evenly reducing the need for extensive wheel packing sessions prior to hot laps.

Midgets
New for the 2012 Season is the Montpelier Motor Speedway Midget division which will join the race program for a 10 race series throughout the summer. The full size unlimited midgets division features high horsepower/low weight open wheel race cars that will utilize an open tire brand and compound rule; however, competitors will be limited to one right rear tire per race event. Complete class rules can be found on our website. Race teams and fans can catch midget racing at the speedway on these dates:

April 7 (Rain Date – April 14)
April 28
May 12
May 26
June 30
July 28
August 4
August 18
September 1
September 15

USAC Ford Focus Midgets
The USAC Ford Focus Midget series will again return to the speedway for 6 dates in 2012. The USAC Ford Focus series made 4 visits to the speedway in 2011 with four different drivers picking up A Main feature event wins in wild finishes. The 2011 season brought competitors from Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and California to the east central Indiana facility. Fans can catch the exciting USAC Ford Focus Midgets on these dates:

April 21
June 9
June 23
July 14
September 8
September 29

April Schedule

April 7
Midgets | UMP Modifieds | Super Streets | Thunder Cars | Mod Lites

April 14 – 2nd Annual Early Season Shootout
UMP Modifieds $1000 To Win - $100 To Start
Super Streets $500 To Win - $75 To Start
Thunder Cars - $400 To Win - $50 To Start
Mod Lites

April 21
USAC Ford Focus Midgets | UMP Modifieds | Super Streets | Thunder Cars | Mod Lites

April 28
Midgets | UMP Modifieds | Super Streets | Thunder Cars | Mod Lites

View the Entire 2012 Schedule at: http://www.montpeliermotorspeedway.com/Schedule.htm


New Start Times For 2012
The 2012 season will find a small shift in start times. The gates will now open 1 hour earlier at 3:00 followed by Hot Laps by at 5:00 with racing slated to begin at approximately 6:30.

Gates Open 3:00 PM
Hot Laps 5:00 PM
Racing 6:30 PM

Ticket Prices
General Admission $10
Kids (12 and Under) – Free (with paid adult)
Pit Pass $25

Website and Facebook
Official Website – http://www.montpeliermotorspeedway.com/
Official Facebook Page “Home of the Montpelier Motor Speedway” – www.FaceBook.com/MontpelierMotorSpeedway

Location
East Central Indiana
Conveniently located 14 miles west of Interstate 69 (Exit 64) on Indiana Highway 18.

Physical Location
Montpelier Motor Speedway
700 South Jefferson
Montpelier, Indiana 47359


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