The track’s new owner Kevin Garrigus and son Jacob are working hard on preparing for 2017 and beyond. They are fully embracing the past while racing into the bright future of the Speedrome. The upcoming awards banquet will be the place to first here many announcements. Tickets for the banquet are just $30 and available Monday–Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday10am-4pm at Advance Auto Sales located at 5061 Southeastern Avenue. The banquet is Saturday November 19that the Atrium on Indy’s south side.
The Home of the World Figure 8 Championship has released an early peek into the 2017 schedule. The Lincoln Tech Indianapolis Speedrome made the recent announcement on its Facebook page of a new major event, the Spring Shootout 90-Minute Figure 8, to be held May 25-27, 2017. This latest colossal crossover clash joins the legendary 3-Hour Figure 8 Endurance Race as a destination event for fans and racers alike. The Shootout will pay $10,000 to the winner and begin a new Night before the 500 tradition in Indiana’s capitol. Reaction has already been sensational. More information on this and next season will be on the track’s web site www.speedrome.com later this month.
September 7-9 are the 2017 dates for the $20,000-to-win 41st Annual World Championship 3-Hour Figure 8 Endurance Race. Over the decades, this classic has drawn the best intersection aces from across the country to compete for the win while fans have attended the 180-minute affair from nearly all the continental United States. “I can’t wait for the Spring Shootout and 3-Hour next year”, proclaimed reigning World Figure 8 Champion Austin Tunny. “Having all the greatest drivers together again for a big race is awesome. The fans are going to love it!” Who will make Figure 8 history next year?