As we posted, previously, the next two weeks are going to be a Midwestern SMORGASBORD of racing action. Here is our itinerary, for the next two weeks (plus lots of helpful information, if you are planning on joining us):
Wednesday, June 18: Lima Test & Tune (Allen County Fairgrounds; Lima, OH)
We always try to make it out, for this event. While there isn't any competitive racing, you get the opportunity to see the GNC riders take some laps on that infamous pea gravel half mile. Riders are asked to make a donation of $20 in order to make their laps at the Pea Gravel Palace from 1:00 until 5:00, and the money raised will be used to help pay for the on-track medical personnel.
Spectating is free.
The Allen County Fairgrounds are located at 2750 Harding Hwy, Lima, OH 45804. Riders and crew members may call Dean Gallup at (419) 236-1983, for any additional information.
If you would like to see pictures from last year's event, you can check out our album, here.
Saturday, June 21: Ashland, OH All-Star Race (Ashland County Fairgrounds;
We hope to be there, when the gates open, at 2:00. Registration and tech will run from 2:00 until 4:00. Practice will begin at 4:00, with the racing set to start at 7:30.
Pit passes are $25 (pit fees are waived for riders who pre-entered), with no charge for children aged 5 and under (with an adult). Riders who are post-entering (including at the track) will pay $75 for each class, entered. These classes include Expert Singles, Expert Twins, Pro Singles, Pro Twins, Super Singles, 250 Am, 450 Am, Open Singles Am, Senior 40+, Open Vintage, and 85cc. Entry forms can be found here
For the spectators, Grandstand tickets are available for $20.00.Children under 12 are half-price, and children aged 5 and under are free (with a paying adult).
Pictures from last year can be found, here.
If you have any further questions, you can check out the Steve Nace Racing website or call (270) 442-7532.
Monday, June 23 through Thursday, June 26: Amateur Grand Nationals (Illinois State Fairgrounds; Springfield, IL)
Following Ashland, we'll be heading West... back to Springfield, IL... for the Amateur Grand Nationals.
On Monday, all of the 125cc + classes will have the opportunity to race on the legendary Springfield Mile. Additional Vintage and Pro classes will be added, as well, guaranteeing us a full-packed day of action!
On Tuesday, the racing will head over to the short track. Steve and the crew wanted the Young Guns to have as many race day opportunities as the older riders, so they have added a Youth Only TT to the schedule, following the short track.
On Wednesday, the whole line-up will have their day on the short track.
On Thursday, we head over to that deep half mile... talk about a great week! It's not often we get to see all four courses, in a four-day period, at one location!!
They've reserved Friday, as a rainout day... let's all hope that we don't need it!!! Gates open at 8:00 am, each day, with practice at 10:00 am, and races following practice.
Pit passes are $15.00 per day, or $50.00 for the entire week.
For class rules, entry information, information regarding the coveted "Fast Brain" Award, etc., please check out the Steve Nace Racing website.
The Illinois State Fairgrounds is located at 801 Sangamon Ave, Springfield, IL 62702. If you haven't been there, before, take a moment to print out this fantastic map, from the Fairgrounds website... it may be a huge help, with three tracks to get to!
Friday, June 27: Amateur and AHRMA Racing (Darke County
Fairgrounds; Greenville, OH)
Are you getting tired, yet? You'd better hang in, there... The Darke County Fairgrounds will be the setting for sme great Amateur and Vintage action on June 27 and June 29 (although we won't be able to make it back, for the second day, you can... why not turn that trip to Lima into a tripleheader?).
On Friday, the gates will open at 2:00. Practice begins at 4:00, with the Mains scheduled to begin at 7:00.
On Sunday, the gates will open at 9:00 am, with Practice at 10:00 am and racing set to start around noon or 1:00.
This is a NON-AMA race, although you will need a current AHRMA license to compete in the AHRMA classes.
Am classes are $40, each to enter... Pro classes are $50 each.
There is a gate fee of $15.00 per person per day (all ages must pay). Grandstand/General Admission tickets go on sale at Gate #2 (at 3:00, on Friday...10:00 am on Sunday), and are $10.00 per person, per day. Ages 12 and under are free. Concessions and camping are available.
For more details, contact Rob McLendon at (850) 637-5838.
Sunday, June 28: AMA Pro Racing at Lima, OH (Allen Co. Fairgrounds, Lima, OH;
Yep, it's back to Lima, OH... THIS time, for some
We'll be posting another blog, soon, with all of the information... schedules are still being determined... so stay tuned!
Peace, Love, and Pea Gravel!
Chew & Mia