The local racing season gets underway in style on Saturday (April 10) at Lincoln Park Speedway with the Indiana Open Wheel.com Racing Fest. This race, which was originally scheduled to end the 2009 season, was postponed due to the inclement weather. However, last year's loss is certainly this year's gain as Putnamville will play host to some of the best drivers the country has to offer in the sprint car, modified, super stock and bomber classes.
This event will give fans an opportunity to get up close and meet their favorite drivers as an earlier start time will be coupled with an autograph session as well. The pit gates will open at 1 p.m. with the main gate for fans opening at 3 p.m. Hot laps for all classes will be at 4 p.m. followed by an on-track autograph session with the drivers at 5 p.m. There will also be fireworks after dark for the fans with general admission prices set at $15 with tickets for children ages 6-10 set at $5 and under-five getting in free.
With a ton of extra money at stake for the sprinters, expect a pretty nice car count as a driver that sweeps qualifying and leads each lap of the 30-lap feature, could take home as much as $3,400.
There is nearly a $1,000 worth of lap money that has been collected through various sponsors as well.
Drivers who have already planned on coming include: Shane Hollingsworth, Josh Spencer, Jon Sciscoe, Danny Holtsclaw, Jared Harris, Brandon Petty, Blake Fitzpatrick, Brad Loyet and Tony Stewart Racing's team has also reportedly shown interest in the event as well.