As the Montpelier Motor Speedway enters its 114th year of racing including its 31st 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. Owners and Promoters, Harold and Lori Hunter, enter their 9th year of promotion and 7th 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. The Mod Lites will also compete at the Montpelier Motor Speedway for a host of programs in 2017. 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 6 special paying events for the weekly classes.
The 7th Annual Early Season Shootout will be held April 8. The speedway will host the always popular Family Nights on 2 occasions in 2017 (June 10th and August 26th) featuring discounted admission, food, and an pit side autograph session. The June 24th 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 8th with the Greg Pitts Memorial. The speedway’s biggest UMP Modified race to date will return with the third running of the UMP Modified – $3000 To Win Special on September 23rd. The 2016 event will served as the biggest UMP Modified single day event in the history of the Montpelier Motor Speedway and the 2017 event is looking to become ever more spectacular.
The season will conclude with a host of popular special programs with 7th Annual Late Season Shootout on September 16th. Plexiglas, sprint car wings, topless modifieds, and innovation will hit the track in quickly growing event with the 6th Annual Outlaw Showdown on Saturday, October 14. The season will conclude with the fan favorite with 11th Annual Monster Mash on October 28th 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”.
A diverse open wheel schedule will compete at the Montpelier Motor Speedway including the Inaugural appearance of the USAC National Sprint Cars (April 22nd) and the USAC National Midgets (June 6th) during Indiana Midget Week. Also, returning for the 2017 season will be MSCS Non Winged Sprint Cars (May 6th), NRA Sprint Invaders VS Great Lake Outlaw Sprint Series Winged Sprint Cars (June 17th and July 29th), and BOSS Non Winged Sprint Car series (September 9th).
The Montpelier Motor Speedway Midget series will enter its fifth season with a scheduled 12 dates towards the MMS track championship. The highly competitive full size/unlimited engine Midget class has found a total of 17 different drivers in victory lane since its inception. The King of TQ Midgets will be the be the host series for 3 TQ Midgets events during the 2017 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 first ever appearance at the Montpelier Motor Speedway on August 26th.