INDY: USAC MIDGET RACING AT THE BRICKYARD?

INDY: USAC MIDGET RACING AT THE BRICKYARD?
Stephen Cox blogs about a new event designed to draw short-track fans back to the mecca of motorsports. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has announced a new event that will be held in the first week of September and hopefully pump up sagging attendance at the Brickyard 400 stock car race. A quarter-mile dirt track will be constructed inside Turn 3 for a USAC midget race, Speedway president J. Douglas Boles told the Indianapolis Star, “The short track community in a lot of ways is the heart an...
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1922 INDY 500: TWO BOYS, A TRAIN AND THE MAKING OF A RACE FAN!

1922 INDY 500: TWO BOYS, A TRAIN AND THE MAKING OF A RACE FAN!
Here's a short story to help you enjoy this year's 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500, blogs Stephen Cox. In the spring of 1922, Alton Hartley was a college student at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He and a friend decided they wanted to attend the 10th International 500 Mile Sweepstakes, as the race was then known, on Tuesday, May 30th. Having no car, Hartley and his friend needed a cheap method of transportation for the 65-mile southbound trip to Indianapolis and the local f...
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LYNN ST. JAMES: RACER, AUTHOR & MENTOR!

Our racer-in-residence, Stephen Cox, chats with Lyn St. James about everything Indycar. Indycar fans fell in love with Lyn St. James in 1992 when she won Indy 500 Rookie of the Year and kicked off a decade-long open-wheel career that would eventually include nine starts at the Brickyard. She worked her way up through the road racing ranks, starting with a 1970s Ford Pinto. It took four years of sponsor hunting before she was able to land an Indy ride with Dick Simon Racing, which specialized ...
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