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Fan Appreciation Night

Saturday, August 1st – FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT AT LINCOLN PARK SPEEDWAY!

On August 1, 2015, Lincoln Park Speedway will be celebrating the fan! For one night only and on the anniversary of the New Lincoln Park Speedway, General Admission will be FREE!

Yes, you read that correctly. August 1, 2015, General Admission is FREE to all fans! This is a great opportunity for fans to bring someone new to the race track and maybe create a new life long race fan! Gates open at 4:30pm.

Jackson Oil will be in attendance at the event so come on out and say hi!

Track Address:
1051 W US Highway 40, Greencastle, IN 46135

http://www.lincolnparkspeedway.com/

 

 

Mid-America 2015 Schedule

Mid America News (posted by Mid-America Speedway 4/14/2015)The 8th Season at Mid-America kicks off in eleven days.  We have been busy prepping the track in preparation of our first event, and plan on doing even more in the coming days to get the riders and fans excited about 2015.

While the schedule looks similar to previous years, there are some significant changes.  The schedule is posted at the bottom of the blog, but please note that May 2nd will only be run if April 25th is a rain off.  After the Spring kick off, we will take a little over a month off as the weather in Indiana is very unpredictable in May.  Many people call June 6th the real start of the season.  This event pays $100 to the winning bike owner in the 80-200 class.  Next on the schedule is our the 9th annual fair race on June 20th.  This is a special event for us because if the very first Marion Co. Fair race on an overcast Wednesday in 2006 would not have happened, it is highly unlikely that Mid-America would exist today.

With the Indy Mile, moving to Saturday, July 11th, the decision was made to move our fourth event of the season to Friday, July 10th.  Once again, this event will host many of the top GNC1 and GNC2 riders, and will pay $1500 to win the Open Class.  Last year Brad Baker ended Jared Mees’ total domination of this event after a three year win streak.  It will certainly be interesting to see who comes out on top this year.  There will be limited classes this night as we need to finish no later than 10:00pm so that the GNC riders can rest up for the Indy Mile.

The racing continues on the following Saturday, July 18th with $100 going to the winner of Super Sr/50+, $50 to second place, and $25 to the oldest finisher in the Main Event!  We then take a week off and go green once again on August 1st for Vet 30+ Night, with $100 going to the winner.  One week later on August 8th is Round 10 of the AMA Vintage Dirt Track Nationals and coincides with the MotoGP weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  Along with the Vintage bikes, we will also be running the Astro’s and all of our regular classes with the exception of Vintage Light and Heavy.  Some pretty big names have already committed to attend.  One common theme among all of the “big name” riders is that the “owner/turner is building me one fast machine just for this race”.  More information on this event will be published as the event gets closer.

We then take a two week break and continue on August 29th for a “Regular” points night.  Two weeks later on September 12th, we are going to move about an hour north of Indianapolis and go to the ever popular Clinton County Fairgrounds 1/2 mile in Frankfort, IN.  This event will run in conjunction with the Hoosier Bike Rally.  The will be a day event as this is going to be a huge motorcycle festival, and the bands start at 7:00pm.  Apparently, there is concern that multiple twin cylinder motorcycles on a half mile will drown out the bands. If you are still reading at this point, there is little doubt which one you would rather hear.  The fair board is also in the process of making Frankfort a limestone track, and they are excited about motorcycles returning to Clinton County.  If this event is successful, it could be the first of many events at Frankfort.

Next on the schedule is September 26th which is a points night, followed by October 3rd which will pay $100 per cylinder to the winner of Vintage Heavy.  October 17th and 24th are points nights, followed up with our season finale Halloween race on October 31st.  Years ago we decided to get into the Halloween spirit and encourage riders and fans to bring their Halloween costumes and it took off like wild fire as this is one of the most popular events of the year.  The Open class will also run 25 laps with a minimum of $400 to win.

The awards banquet will be on November 14th at the Sunrise Bowl in Clermont, IN.  We have always kept the banquet a free event to attend, and this is the plan again this year.  We will be doing 50/50 raffles at many of the events to help offset the costs, and plan on doing the same this year.

Once again, thank you for supporting Mid-America for the previous seven seasons.  Without the great group of riders, fans, and volunteers we would never have made it this long.

 

Important Times

Gates Open: 12:00

Signup 2:30

Riders Briefing 4:30 (April, May, Sept. & October)

Riders Briefing 4:00 (June, July & August)

Practice 5:00 (April, May, Sept. & October)

Practice 5:30 (June, July & August)

Heats: 7:00

 

Ride Academy at Mid-America

Mike Hacker will be bringing his Ride Academy to Mid-America twice in 2015.  The first date is July 12th which is the Sunday after the Indy Mile.  They then return on August 10th on the Monday after the Indianapolis MotoGP.  July 12th will be on the Mid-America Oval, and August 10th will be on a soon to be constructed TT course.  Anybody who signs up for July 12th, will get a complimentary pit pass on July 10th.  Signing up for RA on August 10th, will get you a free pit pass for August 8th.

 

Indy Mile

Family Events who is promoting the Duquoin and Indy Miles has tickets on sale for the Indy Mile at www.indymile.com

 

Flat Track at the 2015 X-Games

Last May, Harley-Davidson filmed a commercial at Mid-America featuring the new 750 Street.  Near the end of the commercial viewers were asked to use the hashtag #XGamesFlatTrack in their social media posts.  In what may have been one of the worst kept flat track secrets, earlier today it was announced that flat track would be a part of the 2015 X-Games.  This is huge news for the sport.  Please support the sport by encouraging friends and family to watch and comment on the various Facebook and Twitter posts using the hashtag #XGamesFlatTrack.  The folks at Harley-Davidson and the X-Games monitor social media and this is definitely a move closer toward the mainstream for the sport.

 

Practice

Open practice dates will be announced soon, most likely starting in July.  Please watch the Mid-America website, Facebook, or follow us on Twitter: @MidAmSpeedway

 

2015 Schedule

April 25 Spring Opener (2015 Points Apply)

May 2 Rain Date for April 25

June 6 Opening Night! Extra Money in 80-200

June 20 9th Annual Marion Co. Fair Race

July 10 Friday Night Before the Indy Mile.  $1500 to win the Open Pro Class, Limited Classes

July 12 Ride Academy School at Mid-America

July 18 Super Sr./50+ Night

August 1 Vet 30+ Night

August 8 Round 10 of the AMA Vintage Dirt Track Nationals, plus Bultaco Astros & all regular classes

August 10 Ride Academy TT School at Mid-America

August 29 Mid-America Points Night

September 12 1/2 Mile at the Clinton Co. Fairgrounds, Frankfort, IN

September 26 Mid-America Points Night

October 3 Vintage Heavy Night $100 bonus per cylinder to the winning rider

October 17 Mid-America Points Night

October 24 Mid-America Points Night

October 31 6th Annual Halloween Race.  $400 to win the Open Class

November 14 Awards Banquet at Sunrise Bowl, Clermont, IN.  RSVP’s required

 

Directions to Mid-AmericaMid-America Speedway is located at the southeast  corner of Indianapolis at the Marion County Fairgrounds.  From 465, take exit 49 and go to the first light and turn left, continue approximately 3/4 of a mile, and go over the overpass.  Bear to the left of the base of the overpass, and the entrance to Mid-America is 1/4 mile on the left.

 

Jackson Oil Delo Truck Event

Jackson Oil hosted the Chevron Delo Truck on Friday, September 19th.  The state-of-the-art interior experience offered lots of attention-drawing features including:

  • Nineteen interactive educational stations including touch screen videos and product presentations.
  • Detroit Diesel cut-away engine to illustrate latest in technology.
  • A video booth to capture and share visitors’ Delo experience.

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The interactive truck was a great way to showcase premium Delo engine oils, lubricants, and coolants. The truck started an open dialog between the customers and their salesman. After the customers were done touring the truck, the salesman took them through our other 6 booths. The booths were Fuel Polishing, Racing, DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid), Equipment/FuelMaster, Polaris – oil/lubricant analysis, and Palmer Trucks.

The Fuel Polishing/Filtering booth was led by Mike Klepfer, our fuel filtering guru! He was able to not only talk about the benefits of being on a fuel filtering program, but he was able to show the benefits. He took the customers through the truck and explained how the fuel is transferred from the tank and filtered through from start to finish.

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The Racing booth was led by the race master herself, Diane Poff. She explained our racing program and our race sponsorship (find out more here: http://jacksonoilsolvents.com/services/24-hour-race-station/). Also, she was able to showcase our full line of VP Racing Products and our 24-hour Race Station.

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The DEF booth was led by Keith Huff, the creator of DEF-Depot. Keith went through the importance of being pure to the tank by showing the customers how we are able to keep the product pure. To watch a short video on DEF visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvU-uE_h7HM. To learn more about DEF-Depot visit: www.def-depot.com.

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The equipment booth was led by 3 talented equipment and FuelMaster specialists: Jodie Brill, Randy Collier, and Rob Horton.   FuelMaster is an automated fuel management system that can be customized to a customer’s needs; such as smartcard (memory chip card), PROKEE® (memory chip key), credit card reader, keypad only, fleet card, AIM2 passive fueling (radio frequency device inside the vehicle with RFID Tags), mobile fueling for tanker trucks, car wash activation and gate openers just to name a few.

The Fluid Analysis booth was held down by Christine from Polaris Laboratories. She explained an effectively executed fluid analysis program eliminates the guesswork, risk and reactionary nature of your maintenance department. By learning to trust the power of the data, you can save millions of dollars by catching and monitoring problems before they become catastrophes, making unplanned downtime a thing of the past and even reducing the frequency of your current fluid changes.

The final booth we had was Palmer Trucks and the ever so talented salesman John Cummings manned this booth. He also brought a Kenworth tractor to show that in all Kenworth tractors, they are serviced with Chevron Delo XLE 400 10W30. For more information on Palmer Trucks visit: www.palmertrucks.com

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Everyone that went to each booth and had their punch cards completed was eligible to be entered into Jackson Oil & Solvents grand prize drawing. The grand prize was a Green Egg Grill and the lucky winner was Mike Chapman from Milestone!

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We would like to thank everyone that came to the event and helped make it all possible. Overall we had a great day!

 

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Team Kendall’s Racers of the Month

Larry and Phillip Balliet are a father-son truck pulling team from Avilla, Indiana. Collectively, the two have been racing for decades and have a rich history of pulling two- and four-wheeler Chevy trucks. Both are loyal to Kendall Motor Oil, using the product not only for their racing trucks, but also on the farm for their tractors. With that said, we are very excited to share that Larry and Phillip were named Team Kendall’s Racers of the month for September!

The two pride themselves on building great racing vehicles and note that Kendall Motor Oil has been a huge help protecting their engines for many years.

“We’re like the David of David & Goliath in most of these races,” said Phillip. “We don’t have a team that makes our trucks run well. We are our own team. We build our trucks and engines with our own hands and rely on good products to keep our trucks running. It’s great to win against other racers who aren’t as directly involved in their vehicles as us!”

They’re both excited to be representing Kendall Motor Oil in the pulling category of motorsports.

“Everyone knows Kendall, and it’s great to be associated with such a well-known sponsor in this unique type of racing,” said Larry.

The two have been raking in truck-pulling championships for years and Phillip’s biggest accomplishment to date is being named Hoosier State Puller Champion.

“I love racing,” said Phillip. “There is nothing better than getting pulled off the track and having a little kid come running up from the stands wanting to get your autograph.”

Marketer Shawn Kem of Jackson Oil & Solvents said, “Over the years, the Balliets have been loyal customers to us and that loyalty holds true to Kendall Motor Oil as well. In fact, they purchase Kendall Motor Oil products nearly every time they visit our local store! We were happy to get the Balliet family on board with Team Kendall and have enjoyed hearing of their successes in truck pulling. They’ve brought good business to our store and we are extremely proud to serve as a resource for their team.”

Looking ahead, Larry and Phillip are hoping to race more in the Grand National circuit and land the Grand National Champion title. We congratulate them both on being named Team Kendall’s September Racers of the Month!

 

 

 

For more information on joining Team Kendall, email TeamKendall@p66.com