As the Montpelier Motor Speedway enters its 115th year of racing including its 32nd consecutive season opener, race fans will find an aggressive and diverse schedule featuring 29 races at the East Central Indiana 1/4 mile clay oval for the 2018 season. Owners and Promoters, Harold and Lori Hunter, enter their 10th year of promotion and 8th year of ownership of the facility built in 1903.
The Montpelier Motor Speedway will feature its weekly regular racing classes including the highly popular and competitive UMP Modifeds, Super Streets, and Thunder Cars along with the budget FWD Compact class all competing weekly. Special events will still remain a point emphasis for the classes that put on tremendous racing every Saturday night at the Montpelier Motor Speedway with no less than 7 special paying events for the weekly classes.
The season will kickoff in unique fashion as the season opener will serve as the make up event for the rained out 2017 Monster Mash event and will pay winners the prestigious Monster Mash trophies. The 8th Annual Early Season Shootout will be held April 14. The speedway will host the always popular Family Night on August 25th featuring discounted admission, food, and an pit side autograph session. The June 23rd racing program will see the return of an action packed Fireworks show presented by Circle City Pyrotechnics. The program will feature with a full slate of racing including the Midgets, UMP Modifeds, Super Streets, Thunder Cars, and the FWD along with a professional Firework Celebration optimized for viewing from the Montpelier grandstands. The Montpelier Motor Speedway will celebrate the life and racing career of UMP Modified veteran Greg Pitts on July 7th with the Greg Pitts Memorial and this season will be joined by the American Ethanol Modifed Tour which will boost the special event’s payday to $1500 To Win and $200 To Start along with a nice payout through the field. The speedway’s biggest UMP Modified race to date will return with the third running of the Fall Throwdown 40 featuring a UMP Modified – $3000 To Win Special main event on September 22nd.
The season will conclude with a host of popular special programs with 8th Annual Late Season Shootout on September 15th. Plexiglas, sprint car wings, topless modifieds, and innovation will hit the track in quickly growing event with the 8th Annual Outlaw Showdown on Saturday, October 13th. The season will conclude with the fan favorite with 12th Annual Monster Mash on October 27th featuring trick or treating in the pit area before the races and the infamous one chance per year to win the “Monster Mash Skull Trophy”.
Super Late Models will return to the Montpelier Motor Speedway for the first sanctioned event in 17 years at the Montpelier Motor Speedway with the American Ethanol Late Model Tour on Saturday, May 5th. The event will pay $4000 To Win and $500 To Start and will serve as the opening night for the series. The event will return the speedway back to its roots as MMS featuring Late Models as their premiere weekly class in the 1980’s and 1990’s.
A diverse open wheel schedule will compete at the Montpelier Motor Speedway including the return of the prestigious USAC National Sprint Cars on April 21st and the USAC National Midgets on Tuesday, May 29th serving as the first night of Indiana Midget Week. The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series will host two non-wing sprint car racing programs at the Montpelier Motor Speedway during the 2018 season on June 9th as part of a doubleheader weekend with Limaland Motorsport Park, and again on September 8th in an annual fall event that brought 48 entries in 2017.
Winged Sprint Car racing will return to Montpelier in 2018 with Border Wars Event on Saturday, July 28th with a co-sanctioned event featuring the NRA Sprint Invaders and Great Lake Super Sprints. Another new winged Sprint Car event will hit the Montpelier ¼ mile on August 18th with the 410 Winged Sprint Car Series presented by BOSS which will find competitors competing for $3000 To Win and $300 To Start.
The Montpelier Motor Speedway Midget series will enter its sixth season with a scheduled 11 dates towards the MMS track championship. The highly competitive full size/unlimited engine Midget class has found a total of 21 different drivers in victory lane since its inception. Midgets events will again feature a race within a race with the USAC Midwest Thunder D2 Midget winner also being recognized. The King of TQ Midgets will be the be the host series for 2 TQ Midgets events during the 2018 season. The series utilizes Midgets built three-quarter the size of their MMS Midget Series brethren. The American Vintage Sprint Car Association will make their second ever appearance at the Montpelier Motor Speedway on June 2nd.
To view the complete 2018 schedule at the Montpelier Motor Speedway visit htt://www.montpeliermotorspeedway.com/schedule/
Printable 2018 Schedule