2010 Action Track Schedule Features Four Big Sprint Car Events

From Mike King

(Terre Haute, IN) Action Promotions, LLC announced that it will promote a four-race schedule in 2010 featuring the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series and the USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series at the legendary Terre Haute Action Track.

The Union Hospital / Don Smith Classic, featuring the Midwest Sprint Car Series, opens the 2010 event schedule on Saturday, May 15. Avon, Indiana standout Jon Stanbroughcaptured the 2009 Don Smith Classic win last June with a thrilling last lap pass of Damion Gardner. Stanbrough returned in September to also claim victory in Terre Haute at the First Financial Bank Fall Sprint Car Classic. The May 15 opener will also feature“Megasaurus,” the car eating, fire breathing dragon.

The First Financial Bank “Tony Hulman Classic” presented by Budweiser and 500 Express is set to take the green flag Thursday Night, May 27, as defending USAC National Sprint Car Series champ Levi Jones attempts to run his win streak to three in the event.

The First Financial Bank Indiana Sprint Week presented by MacAllister Machinery eventwill be run on Wednesday, July 14 during the Vigo County Fair. Brad Sweet returns as the defending race winner.

The 2010 season concludes on Saturday, September 11 with the return of the First Financial Bank “Jim Hurtubise Classic” presented by Dorsett Mitsubishi. The legendary Hurtubise is credited with giving the half-mile clay oval it’s “Action Track” moniker following a race in the 60’s.

In addition to the Saturday night USAC National Sprint Car event, the “Jim Hurtubise Classic” weekend will also feature a vintage race car show hosted by the Midwest

Vintage Oldtimers Race Car Club, and a classic car auction conducted by the Indy Motor Car Auction Group. A preview showing of the vintage race car display will be

open to the public Friday night, September 10, along with a special night of auction action that will benefit the Terre Haute Boys and Girls Club. Auction consignment

information is available by calling 317-432-4013 or by emailing brent@imcag.com.

“We have a great lineup of events for 2010,” said Action Promotions’ Davey Hamilton. “Action Track fans will have the opportunity to see the world’s best sprint car drivers four times this year. If the weather cooperates with us it could be an incredible season of racing here in Terre Haute.”

“Four quality events…that’s what we’re looking at for 2010,” said Mike King. “We’ve retained great title sponsors in Union Hospital and First Financial Bank, and we look

forward to all four race weekends. I think the First Financial Hurtubise Classic Weekend could be unbelievable. There will be other great announcements in the coming weeks concerning that September event. I can’t wait.”

2010 Terre Haute Action Track Schedule

Saturday, May 15th – Union Hospital / Don Smith Classic
Featuring “Megasaurus”

(Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series)

Thursday, May 27th – First Financial Bank “Tony Hulman Classic”

Presented by Budweiser and 500 Express

(USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series)

Wednesday, July 14th – First Financial Bank Indiana Sprint Week

Presented by MacAllister Machinery

(USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series)

Saturday, Sept. 11th – First Financial Bank Jim Hurtubise Classic

Presented by Dorsett Mitsubishi

(USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series)