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Historic Montpelier Motor Speedway Set To Begin 2012 Season

 

 
Historic Montpelier Motor Speedway Set To Begin 2012 Season
 
When the green flag finally waves on the opening night of the 2012 season, another historic season will be underway for the 109 year old facility as the Montpelier Motor Speedway will begin its 26th consecutive season as a Saturday night dirt track facility.  The east central Indiana Speedway, originally built as ½ mile horse track in 1903, began auto racing in 1952 on the Montpelier ½ mile.  Harold and Lori Hunter look to continue the tradition as they enter their second year of ownership of the ¼ mile clay facility and forth year of promotion.  During the 2011 season, the Hunter’s made major capital improvements at the speedway and again, the speedway will see additional improvements that are ongoing for the 2012 season.  The track surface has again received extensive work in the fall of 2011 for preparation for the 2012 season.  Construction is set to begin on a new ticket window and pit sign-in window to help speed up entry into the speedway.  Pit and track drainage along with extensive back stretch excavation is also completed or slated for completion.  New implements have been purchased to aide in working and prepping the track including a machine that will wheel pack and prep the track evenly reducing the need for extensive wheel packing sessions prior to hot laps.   
 

 
Weekly Classes
The popular UMP Modifieds will again be on hand again for a total of 31 shows in the 2012 season.  Joining the UMP Modifieds weekly will be the Super Streets division which blends street stock style cars from Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan together for a very competitive division.  The Thunder Car and Mod Lite divisions will again be on hand weekly throughout the 2012 season.
 

Midgets
New for the 2012 Season is the Montpelier Motor Speedway Midget division which will join the race program for a 10 race series throughout the summer.  The full size unlimited midgets division features high horsepower/low weight open wheel race cars that will utilize an open tire brand and compound rule; however, competitors will be limited to one right rear tire per race event.   Race teams and fans can catch midget racing at the speedway on these dates:  
 
April 7 (Rain Date – April 14)
April 28
May 12
May 26
June 30
July 28
August 4
August 18
September 1
September 15
 

USAC Ford Focus Midgets
The USAC Ford Focus Midget series will again return to the speedway for 6 dates in 2012.  The USAC Ford Focus series made 4 visits to the speedway in 2011 with four different drivers picking up A Main feature event wins in wild finishes.  The 2011 season brought competitors from Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and California to the east central Indiana facility.  Fans can catch the exciting USAC Ford Focus Midgets on these dates:
April 21
June 9
June 23
July 14
September 8
September 29

Track Championship
During the 2011 season, the Hunter’s paid out over $10,000 in cash along with trophies and prizes at the newly constructed Montpelier Civic Center during the 2011 track banquet.   The prestigious track championships for the speedway’s four main divisions and midget class will be hotly contested fueled by over $10,000 in cash and prizes to again be distributed at the conclusion of the 2012 season.  The banquet is again slated to be held at the Civic Center and will again honor the top 10 and Rookie of the Years in each division at the conclusion of the 2012 season.
UMP Modifieds - $1200 To Win Track Championship | Payback and trophies to top 10 positions
Super Streets - $600 To Win Track Championship | Payback and trophies to top 10 positions
Thunder Cars - $500 To Win Track Championship | Payback and trophies to top 10 positions
Mod Lites - $250 To Win Track Championship | Payback and trophies to top 10 positions
Midgets – TBD To Win Track Championship | Payback and trophies to Top TBD positions.
A complete rundown of the payout schedule per class and position can be found on our website under the payout link.
 

April Schedule
 
April 7
Midgets | UMP Modifieds | Super Streets | Thunder Cars | Mod Lites
 
April 14 – 2nd Annual Early Season Shootout
UMP Modifieds $1000 To Win - $100 To Start
Super Streets $500 To Win - $75 To Start
Thunder Cars - $400 To Win - $50 To Start
Mod Lites
 
April 21
USAC Ford Focus Midgets | UMP Modifieds | Super Streets | Thunder Cars | Mod Lites
 
April 28
Midgets | UMP Modifieds | Super Streets | Thunder Cars | Mod Lites
 
View the Entire 2012 Schedule at: http://www.montpeliermotorspeedway.com/Schedule.htm

Special Shows For UMP Modifieds, Super Streets, Thunder Cars, and Mod Lites
 
Early Season & Late Season Shootout – 2nd Annual
April 14 (Rain Date April 21) – 2nd Annual Early Season Shootout
 
September 22 (Rain Date September 29) – 2nd Annual Late Season Shootout
 
UMP Modifieds - $1000 To Win - $100 To Start
Super Streets - $500 To Win - $75 To Start
Thunder Cars - $400 To Win - $50 To Start
Mod Lites - $150 To Win - $35 To Start
 
Double Header Classic – 2nd Annual
 
July 20 (Friday) – Double Header Classic Night #1
 
UMP Modifieds - $800 To Win - $75 To Start
Super Streets - $400 To Win - $50 To Start
Thunder Cars - $350 To Win - $40 To Start
Mod Lites - $150 To Win - $35 To Start
 
July 21 (Saturday) Double Header Classic Night #2
 
UMP Modifieds - $1000 To Win - $125 To Start
Super Streets - $500 To Win - $75 To Start
Thunder Cars - $350 To Win - $60 To Start
Mod Lites - $150 To Win - $35 To Start
 
Outlaw Showdown – 1St Annual
 
October 12 (Friday) – Night #1
October 13 (Saturday) – Night #2
Look for details to be announced!
 
Monster Mash – 6th Annual
 
October  26 (Friday) – Night Before The Mash
 
UMP Modifieds -  $800 To Win | $75 To Start
Super Streets -  $400 To Win | $50 To Start
Thunder Cars -  $350 To Win | $40 To Start
Mod Lites -  $150 To Win | $35 To Start
 
October 27 (Saturday) – 6th Annual Monster Mash
 
UMP Modifieds -  $1000 To Win | $100 To Start
Super Streets -  $500 To Win | $70 To Start
Thunder Cars -  $400 To Win | $50 To Start
Mod Lites -  $150 To Win | $35 To Start

New Start Times For 2012
The 2012 season will find a small shift in start times.  The gates will now open 1 hour earlier at 3:00 followed by Hot Laps by at 5:00 with racing slated to begin at approximately 6:30.
Gates Open 3:00 PM
Hot Laps 5:00 PM
Racing 6:30 PM

Ticket Prices
 
General Admission $10
Kids (12 and Under) – Free (with paid adult)
Pit Pass $25

Website and Facebook
 
Official Website – www.MontpelierMotorSpeedway.com
Official Facebook Page “Home of the Montpelier Motor Speedway” – www.FaceBook.com/MontpelierMotorSpeedway

Location
East Central Indiana
Conveniently located 14 miles west of Interstate 69 (Exit 64) on Indiana Highway 18.
 
Physical Location
Montpelier Motor Speedway
700 South Jefferson
Montpelier, Indiana 47359
 
Track Phone - 765-728-8210

Montpelier Motor Speedway - 700 South Jefferson Street - Montpelier, Indiana 47359

Owners & Promoters - Harold & Lori Hunter

Track Phone 765-728-8210