Sprint Car Race Schedule Released for Gas City I-69 Speedway

0
1161
Gas City I-69 Speedway, Gas City, IN — April 14, 2022

Michigan sprint car race fans it is almost time to kick off the 2022 season at I-69 Speedway in Gas City. We know a number of drivers and fans make their way down to one of the finest racing facilities in the midwest on a regular basis. Gas City Speedway is located just off Interstate 69 between Fort Wayne and Indianapolis.

The schedule has something for everyone, as sprint cars, modifieds, street stocks, hornets, midgets, monster trucks, and everything in between will be showcased during the diversified, 20-event-schedule for 2022 at the iconic Indiana track.

An open “test and tune” practice day is set for Wednesday night, April 27 in preparation for the season opener on Friday night, May 6. Fans from all over Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Kentucky, and elsewhere will spend their Friday nights at Gas City throughout the season, which will conclude with the fourth annual Fall Festival of Speed on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21-22.

Special Events

The exciting open-wheel racing of the United States Auto Club (USAC) will invade Gas City three nights this season, featuring two USAC AMSOIL national sprint car series and two NOS Energy Drink national midget series events.

USAC’s Indiana Midget Week is scheduled for Friday night, June 10, and USAC’s Indiana Sprint Week returns to Gas City for its opener on Friday night, July 22.

For the third consecutive year, the USAC AMSOIL national sprint car series and the USAC NOS Energy national midgets series combine for a huge doubleheader on Thursday night, Sept. 22 for the fifth annual “James Dean Classic.” USAC fans won’t want to miss this opportunity to see these two series share the card on the same night.

Non-Wing Sprint Cars

Other sanctioned non-wing sprint car races include the return of the popular BOSS non-wing sprint cars on Friday, May 20, featuring $2,000 to win and $300 to start. Last year’s event attracted 39 sprints.

Photo Courtesy of Gas City Speedway

The Midwest Sprint Car Series will venture north to Gas City on Friday night, July 8 offering a feature paying $5,000 to win from a purse exceeding $16,000. It is the opening night of a two-night doubleheader with Kokomo Speedway. The July 8-9 twin bill is expected to attract a large field of cars and offer fans a weekend of exciting racing at two of Indiana’s most famous short tracks.

Big-money races are also set for each of the weekly divisions, including the $7,000-plus “Street Stock Rumble” on Sept. 2. A $1,000-to-win “Mod Madness” race on July 29 is part of the “Neighborly Challenge” mini-series with nearby Montpelier Speedway that offers a point fund in excess of $1,600. The inaugural “Hornets Buzz Bash” featuring $400 to win from a $2,000 purse for that division is scheduled for June 17.

Motorcycles, Monster Trucks, Mini-Vans, and School Bus Racing

Flat track-style motorcycle racing will be featured at Gas City on June 4. Non-wing 600cc micro-sprints will run twice, including a $1,000-to-win Heartland Auto Racing Tour event on May 6 and a non-sanctioned event on Oct. 21. Winged 600cc micros will be part of the Aug. 12 card.

On Aug. 20 the popular “Night of Destruction, Thrills and Chills” will feature monster trucks, school bus races, a mini-van demo derby, a rollover contest, trailer races, and more. The third annual Fall Festival of Speed will feature seven divisions of racing Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21-22 to conclude the season.

Complete Schedule

Wednesday, April 27, 5-9 p.m. – OPEN TEST AND TUNE
Open to all race cars; the rain date is April 28. Two-seater sprint car rides will also be available.

Friday, May 6 – SEASON OPENER  Non-wing sprint cars, modifieds*, street stocks and Heartland Auto Racing Tour

Friday, May 13 – BENIC ENTERPRISES/BENIC SHOCKS NIGHT
Non-wing sprint cars, Indiana RaceSaver winged sprint cars, street stocks and hornets.

Friday, May 20 – WHO’S THE BOSS?
BOSS non-wing sprint cars, USAC SpeeD2 Midwest Thunder midgets, street stocks, hornets plus
“Couples Challenge.”

Friday, June 3 – Fifth Annual JACK AND JIGGS CLASSIC
Non-wing sprint cars, modifieds*, street stocks, hornets, Kenyon midgets.

Saturday, June 4 – AMCA MOTORCYCLE RACING
Vintage motorcycle racing plus motorcycle show; two-seater sprint car rides.

Friday, June 10 – USAC MIDGET WEEK
USAC NOS Energy Drink national midgets plus non-wing sprint cars.

Saturday, June 11 – Two-Seater Sprint Car Rides (9 a.m. — noon).

Friday, June 17 – THROWBACK FRIDAY (HARF Appreciation Night)
Non-wing sprint cars, modifieds*, street stock, hornets (“Hornets Buzz Bash” — $400 to win; $2,000 purse), Midwest Throwback sprint cars plus “Retro Night!”

Friday, June 24 – TOM BIGELOW CLASSIC
Non-wing sprint cars, USAC SpeeD2 Midwest Thunder midgets ($5,000-plus purse), street
stocks, hornets.

Saturday, July 2 – FIREWORKS
Modifieds, street stocks, hornets PLUS FIREWORKS!

Friday, July 8 – Fifth Annual Jerry Gappens Sr. Classic ($5,000 to win!)
Midwest Sprint Car Series (MSCS) non-wing sprint cars ($16,000-plus purse, $5,000 to win, $250
to start), modifieds, street stock, hornets.

Friday, July 15 – MID-SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP (double points)
Non-wing sprint cars, USAC SpeeD2 Midwest Thunder midgets, modifieds, street stocks,
hornets.

Friday, July 22 – USAC INDIANA SPRINT WEEK
USAC AMSOIL national sprint cars plus All-Star Circuit of Champions TQ midgets.

Friday, July 29 – SUMMER THUNDER MOD MADNESS (HARF Appreciation Night)
Crate late models, street stocks, modifieds* ($1,000 to win), hornets, USAC Midwest Thunder SpeeD2 midgets.

Friday, Aug. 5 – BEACH NIGHT BASH
Non-wing sprint cars, modifieds, street stocks and hornets plus Midwest Oldtimers Vintage Race Club display and exhibition.

Friday, Aug. 12 – AUGUST JAM
Non-wing sprints, USAC Midwest Thunder SpeeD2 midgets, winged 600cc micro-sprints, street stocks, Dirt Track Truck Series (hornets will be permitted to run with the dirt trucks too).

Saturday, Aug. 20 – NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION
Monster trucks, mini-van demo derby, roll-over competition, trailer races, school bus races, and more!

Friday, Sept. 2 – LABOR DAY CLASSIC- SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP (HARF Appreciation Night)
Street Stock Rumble ($7,000 purse), non-wing sprint cars, USAC SpeeD2 Midwest Thunder
midgets, modifieds, hornets.

Thursday, Sept. 22 – JAMES DEAN CLASSIC
USAC AMSOIL national sprint cars and USAC NOS Energy Drink national midgets.
Fourth Annual GAS CITY FALL FESTIVAL OF SPEED NON-WING NATIONALS

Friday, Oct. 21 – Non-wing 410 sprint cars (purse TBA), IRA Wisconsin wingless sprints, USAC SpeeD2 Midwest Thunder midgets and non-wing 600cc micro-sprints.
SPRINTS AND STOCKS

Saturday, Oct. 22 – Non-wing sprint cars (purse TBA), IRA Wisconsin wingless sprint cars, modifieds, street stocks, hornets.

* Gas City/Montpelier “Neighborly Modified Challenge” races. ($1,600 additional point fund
posted for mini-series. Race dates are 5/6-7, 6/3-4, 6/17-18, and 7/29-30.