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For Immediate Release - February 22, 2013

The 27th annual season at the Montpelier Motor Speedway located in east central Indiana will be a historical season as the facility celebrates 110 years of  racing.   Race fans and teams will find a full slate of Saturday night racing on the 1/4 mile clay oval with a schedule of 33 events for the 2013 season.  The 2013 season opens on March 30 and will run throughout the summer and fall and will be concluded by the Monster Mash VII on October 26.  The Montpelier Motor Speedway, owned by Harold and Lori Hunter, are currently in their fifth year of promotion and 3rd year of ownership of the racing facility.  The speedway is currently slated for several major facility improvement projects for the 2013 season that will be announced upon completion.

2013 Purse Information

The 2013 season will find a nicely structured purse for all of the speedway classes.  The Super Street division will find a brand new and increased weekly purse for the 2013 season while the Thunder Car class will find the weekly purse is a continuation of the increased special season ending 2012 purse.  For purse information for all the MMS weekly classes, visit the payout link on the MMS website.

Track Championship Payout in access of $12,000 for 2013 Season

The Montpelier Motor Speedway is set to offer its largest track champion payout in the history of the Montpelier Motor Speedway.  A hefty season ending payout of over $12,000+ in cash will be paid to the top 10 competitors each the UMP Modifieds, Super Street, Thunder Car, FWD Compact, Mod Lite, and Midget divisions at the season championship banquet in November.  A complete breakdown of the track championship payout by class and position can be found on the payout link on the MMS website.

Special Shows

 
Special shows and programs will again be the focus for the divisions and drivers that support the speedway on a weekly basis.  The Montpelier Motor Speedway will return 7 marquee events for the 2013 season with special payouts for the UMP Modifieds, Super Streets, Thunder Cars, Mod Lites, and FWD Compacts.  Special annual shows include:
 
Early Season Shootout - Saturday, April 13 (Rain Date: April 20)
Late Season Shootout - Saturday, September, 21 (Rain Date: Saturday, September 28)
Outlaw Showdown II - Friday, October 11 & Saturday, October 12 (Complete Payout Each Night)
Night Before The Mash - Friday, October 25
Monster Mash VII - Saturday, October 26
 
UMP Modifieds - $1000 To Win | $100 To Start
Super Streets - $500 To Win | $75 To Start
Thunder Cars - $400 To Win | $50 To Start
FWD Compacts - $160 To Win | $40 To Start
Mod Lites - $160 To Win | $40 To Start
 
3rd Annual Double Header Classic - Friday, July 19 & Saturday, July 20
(Complete Payout Each Night)
 
UMP Modifieds - $1000 To Win | $125 To Start
Super Streets - $500 To Win | $75 To Start
Thunder Cars - $400 To Win | $60 To Start
FWD Compacts - $160 To Win | $40 To Start
Mod Lites
- $160 To Win | $40 To Start

A complete weekly schedule for the 2013 season can be found on our website under the schedule tab.
 

RaceCEIVER Radios Requied for all Divisions in 2013 Season

RaceCEIVER Radios will be required for all Montpelier Motor Speedway classes in 2013.  The one-way radio raceceivers will allow allow track officials to communicate directly with drivers during cautions providing a much a safer and timely show for fans and teams.

Montpelier Midget Series Continues Into 2nd Season

The Montpelier Midget Series will enter its second year of the series with 10 scheduled shows at the MMS.  The series features lightweight/high horsepower open wheel race cars and brought numerous numerous open wheel stars to the East Central Indiana racing facility during the 2012 season.  The Midget series will kick off their season as a part of the Montpelier Motor Speedway 110th Anniversary Celebration with a double header event on April 5 and April 6.

FWD Compact Division To Begin Budget Entry Class at MMS for 2013

The class will utilize race cars where the only allowable modifications will focus mainly in the areas of safety. The class using factory stock produced drive train/components is designed to be a fun/beginner class that will encourage local participation at an affordable level. The class will also provide a foundation for beginners and young drivers to get involved in racing along with a platform for those drivers to move into other advanced racing classes in future seasons.


Montpelier Motor Speedway Information
 
Track
 
Size - 1/4 Mile Clay
 
Configuration -  D-Shaped Oval With Sweeping Corners; 10 degrees of banking in corners and backstretch.  Wall and Catch Fence From Turn 4 to Turn 1.  Open Back Stretch
 
Year Built - 1903 as 1/2 Mile Horse Track.  Auto Racing Began 1952 On 1/2 Mile Track
 
Seating - Main Grandstand and bleacher seating from Turn 4 to Entrance of Turn 1.  Pit side bleacher seating located in Turn 1.
 
Owners & Promoters - Harold and Lori Hunter
 
Location
 
East Central Indiana
Conveniently located 14 miles west of Interstate 69 (Exit 264) on Indiana Highway 18.
 
Physical Location
Montpelier Motor Speedway
700 South Jefferson
Montpelier, Indiana 47359
 
Classes
 
Weekly Classes - UMP Modifieds, Super Streets, Thunder Cars, Mod Lites, FWD Compacts
 
Special Classes - Montpelier Motor Speedway Midget Series (Full Midgets), USAC Ignite Midgets, MTQRL Midgets
 
Race Times
 
Gates Open:  3:00 p.m.
Hot Laps:  5:00 p.m.
Draw Closes: 5:00 p.m. (Please Call Track if Running Behind)
Racing: 6:30 p.m.
Racing Curfew:  11:00 p.m.
Special events and dates may have different start times.
 
Weekly Admission Prices For Regular Program
 
General Admission - $10
Kids (12 and Under) - Free With Paid Adult
Pit Pass - $25 (Must be at least 14 years old)
 
Special event prices may vary.
 
Contact Info
Track Phone - 765-728-8210
Official Website - www.MontpelierMotorSpeedway.com
Official Facebook Page www.facebook.com/MontpelierMotorSpeedway.
 

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

Owners & Promoters - Harold & Lori Hunter

Track Phone 765-728-8210