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Something for Everyone; 2012 Schedule Action Packed


(February 14, 2012) – With the 2012 racing season less than two months away, the Anderson Speedway schedule offers something for everyone.

Every fan of racing has a favorite event or division they enjoy watching and following and in most cases there is more than one division that captures their attention.

For myself I always look forward to the Pay Less Little 500 week with two days of qualifying leading up to the 64th running of the classic race. Action kicks off on Wednesday, May 23 with the Must See Racing 60 for the winged sprints.

Sprint car action kicks off on April 29 with the 100-lap Glen Niebel Classic sanctioned by the United States Speed Association.

The second weekend I’m looking forward to is on July 20 and July 21 when the JEGS/CRA All Star Tour will compete in a 100-lap feature on Friday followed by the CRA Super Series competing in the Red Bud 300, which is one of the top super late model races in the Midwest.

As has become tradition the CRA Super Series opens the 2012 season at the speedway on April 14.

Figure-8 fans will experience the excitement of the International Outlaw Figure-8 Series several times during the 2012 season including the 63rd annual Best Way Disposal National Crown on July 14.

The CRA Sportsman and EDCO Welding Street Stocks will make several appearances at Anderson Speedway again as they did in 2011. For the EDCO Welding Street Stocks the signature event will be the Ivy Tech 200 on June 30.

“Willie’s Race” will be the highlight for the Anderson Speedway Late Model teams on September 22 in memory of William Medford, who died last year.

The second annual Outlaw 100 will take place on August 4 in a “run what you bring” competition that has the potential to be one of the top races on the schedule.

There are three Night of Thrills slated for 2012 and four of the popular Culver’s Trailer Races.

The WMDH ThunderCar teams will compete in two Enduro races on March 31 and October 6, the Legends will run the Grant Fritz/Greg Dietzen Memorial on August 25 and the Front Wheel Drive Challenge will be run on October 20 for 100 laps on the oval.

On a regular basis fans will see the Anderson Speedway McGunegill Engine Performance Late Models, EDCO Welding Street Stocks, WMDH ThundersCars, Front Wheel Drive divisions in action on the oval and Figure-8.

The Top Speed Modifieds compete on June 23 and the Legends and Mini-cups make several appearances.