Speedway sets schedule for 66th season


For The Tribune


Brownstown Speedway track promoter Jim Price recently released the schedule of events for the upcoming racing season, set to begin in March.

The quarter-mile dirt oval, which enters its 66th consecutive year of operations, is set to host more than 30 events in the 2018 racing season.

Super late models, UMP modifieds, pure stocks, Indiana Pro late models, super stocks and hornets once again will headline Saturday night competitions.

Five traveling series will sanction events throughout the season, with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series headlining two dates on the schedule: The 21st annual Indiana Icebreaker and the 39th annual Jackson 100.

Both national touring events serve as marquee events for the speedway. The Indiana Icebreaker pays $12,000 to the winner, and the Jackson 100 pays $20,000 to the victor.

Dirt late model Hall of Famer Scott Bloomquist has won the past two Jackson 100 events.

“We love coming here. This is a place you would be proud to call home,” Bloomquist said after his victory last season.

The Ultimate Battle of the Bluegrass Series will return for one event for the super late models April 7. Seymour’s Jeremy Hines is the two-time and defending series champion.

The Midwest Sprint Car Series headlines one of three scheduled 410 non-wing sprint car dates, with their event scheduled for June 23.

The 10th annual No Way Out 40 returns to Brownstown on March 24, unofficially kicking off the Indiana sprint car season.

For the first time ever, the event will be preluded by a Friday night event, the All In 25, for the 410 non-wing sprints.

Multi-series promoter Chris Tilley brings both of his super late model regional touring divisions to Brownstown on two separate dates.

Tilley, who owns the Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Series, recently acquired the MARS DIRTcar Series. Both series will visit the speedway in the summer months.

March 31 kicks off the track points standings chase for weekly racing competitors.

Special events for each division will be hosted on their own respective nights throughout the year.

“We are excited to get the season underway,” Price said. “We’ve added a few events to our schedule early on in the season, so we are hopeful that Mother Nature is cooperative this year.”

Price and his staff faced several rainouts during the early stages of the 2017 season, as the first three events were forced to cancel, followed by four more events in April and May.

No changes in start times are anticipated for the upcoming season, with hot laps beginning at 6 p.m. each race night.

General admission for regular events remains $15 for adults, with children 12 and younger being admitted for no charge. Changes in admission for special shows will be noted prior to the event.

The full schedule of events is available on Brownstown Speedway’s website, brownstownspeedway.com.

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