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December 28, 2012

Racing starts next week

Gift wishes for 2013

Weather permitting, the 2013 racing season in central Indiana will begin on New Year’s Day.

Anderson Speedway will host the annual New Year’s Day Bash with racing action set to begin at 1 p.m. I always recommend that people dress like they’re attending a Chicago Bears game at Soldier Field in December.

Drivers in the Street Stock, Thunder Cars, and Front Wheel Drive oval and Figure-8 divisions will compete in heat and feature races.

Dress warm and kick off the start of the 2013 racing season instead of sitting home and watching a college bowl game. In general, the racing on New Year’s Day is pretty exciting.

Since this is a few days after Christmas and just before the New Year, I made a wish list for those connected with racing.

To the United States Speed Association: Plenty of competitors as the USSA attempts to revive non-wing pavement racing for sprint cars. The USSA also needs some tracks such as Winchester and Lucas Oil Raceway to agree to host the sprint car series.

To the Indianapolis Motor Speedway: Two wishes for 2013. First is a race as exciting as 2012’s with plenty of passing for the lead. The second is a driver with ties to American short-track racing to emerge as the race winner. Think of the boost the series would get if a Brian Clausen or Ryan Hunter-Reay won the 500.

For central Indiana race fans: More events on the oval at Lucas Oil Raceway. The track is one of the best in the nation and is only hosting a handful of events. For some reason the ARCA Menards Series is not scheduled to appear during the Brickyard 400 weekend.

Continued growth for the JEGS/CRA All Star Tours with higher car counts and increased interest from fans in the Midwest.

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