Track Enterprises Confirms Special Event Schedule

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Track Enterprises has set its annual special event schedule for 2018. (ARCA Photo)

MACON, Ill. – Track Enterprises has released its annual special event schedule, which includes events sanctioned by the ARCA Racing Series, USAC and the World of Outlaws.

The new slate includes the traditional stops for ARCA at the Illinois dirt miles, in addition to Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis and a return trip to Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville. Track Enterprises will also again promote an ARCA event at Elko (Minn.) Speedway as well as a new ARCA event at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill.

The first event of the season is the stop at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville with the ARCA Racing Series on Saturday, April 7.  The ARCA Racing Series will be on track for the Music City 200 in addition to a combo event featuring the ARCA/CRA Super Series, Southern Super Series and the CARS Super Late Model Tour.

Next up will be “The Week Of Indy,” a series of events promoted by Track Enterprises that were highly successful in 2016 but took a hit from Mother Nature in 2017.  It all begins on Wednesday, May 23 with the Tony Hulman Classic at the Terre Haute Action Track, featuring the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars and UMP Modifieds.

On Thursday, May 24, the annual Hoosier Hundred for the USAC Silver Crown Series is on tap at Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis. Joining the Silver Crown cars will be the UMP Modifieds for a $2,000 to win special event.  Wrapping up “The Week Of Indy” for Track Enterprises will be the Carb Night Classic at Lucas Oil Raceway, featuring the USAC Silver Crown cars and races for the USF2000 and Pro Mazda divisions from the Mazda Road to Indy.

On Friday, June 22, ARCA heads back to the St. Louis, Mo., area for the first time in 10 years. It will be the seventh time that the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards has visited Gateway Motorsports Park, but the first time since 2007, when the late Bryan Clauson went to victory lane. It’s part of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series weekend at the track, with truck practice part of the Friday schedule.

In late June and early July, Track Enterprises’ officials turn their attention to three of the tracks that they promote on a weekly basis, Lincoln and Macon Speedways in Central Illinois as well as the Terre Haute Action Track in Indiana.

On Friday, June 29, the Terre Haute Action Track is a stop for not only the DIRTcar Summer Nationals late models but also the World Of Outlaw Craftsman Late Model Series.  Last year, the attempt at that event was rained out.

On Sunday, July 1, the Summer Nationals will visit Lincoln Speedway and this year the late models will be joined by midgets and modifieds.  The series will then visit Macon Speedway on Thursday, July 5 for the Herald & Review 100.

Returning to the Track Enterprises schedule for the second straight year is the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards event at Elko Speedway in Minnesota. ARCA Racing Series champion Austin Theriault went to victory lane in a photo finish. The 2018 edition of the race will be on Saturday, July 14.

Arguably the biggest event on the Track Enterprises season takes place on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18-19 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.  It’s the annual stop for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards and the USAC Silver Crown Series at the legendary dirt mile. They’ll be joined by the UMP Sportsman division.

The ARCA dirt theme continues two weeks later as the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds races are set for Sunday and Monday, Sept. 2-3.  Joining ARCA will be the USAC Silver Crown Series and UMP Modifieds.

Changing dates this year will be the Lucas Oil Raceway events leading up to the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, moving from July to September.  Track Enterprises will be hosting a couple of shows at Lucas Oil Raceway, with the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards on Friday, Sept. 7.

The USAC Silver Crown Series will run the Rich Vogler Classic the following night, Saturday, Sept. 8 and will be joined by a new and unique event. That race will be the Speed51 Super Select, a race for winners in big super late model events across the country.  Event details with eligibility requirements will be released in the near future.

A new event to the Track Enterprises schedule will be held at the Terre Haute Action Track on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13. The Wabash Clash will see the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series competing on Friday, Oct. 12 and the World Of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series hitting the track on Saturday, Oct. 13.  The DIRTcar UMP Modifieds will also be on track both days.