USAC-SC/USAC-M: Classic races return to Terre Haute

USAC-SC/USAC-M: Classic races return to Terre Haute

Post by pr.. » Sat, 09 Mar 2002 13:19:10

"Sumar Classic" & "Hut Hundred"
Return To Terre Haute Action Track

Not since the checkered flag dropped on Jack Hewitt on September 17, 1999
at the Terre Haute Action Track has the USAC Silver Crown "Sumar Classic"
been contested at the 1/2-mile Indiana dirt track.

A similar scenario is true for the "Hut Hundred" USAC Midget Car race. Dave
Darland crossed the finish line first on September 1, 1999 at the Action
Track, but since then the event has been held at Lincoln Park Speedway in
Putnamville, Ind.

Now, thanks to the collaboration of Terre Haute First National Bank,
Clabber Girl Corporation and the Terre Haute Convention & Visitors Bureau,
they're both back at Terre Haute!

The "Sumar Classic" is scheduled for Saturday, June 1, while the "Hut
Hundred" is slated for Wednesday, July 3 and will include a fireworks
display in honor of our nation's independence.

"We couldn't be happier to have Terre Haute First, Clabber Girl and the
Convention & Visitors Bureau supporting the Action Track," said race
organizer Bob Sargent. "We are sure these events will be huge successes and
will be great for race fans in the area as well."

Defending race champions are Tracy Hines, who won the "Hut Hundred" at
Putnamville last year, and Jack Hewitt, the 1999 "Sumar Classic" winner.

Only one driver has been able to win both races. Donnie Beechler of
Springfield, Ill. won the "Sumar Classic" in 1995 and 1997 and the "Hut
Hundred" in 1998.

In addition, bonus prizes totalling $4,250 have been posted for
participants in the "Sumar Classic," including $2,500 in lap money and
$1,750 in cash awards to the top three finishers ($1,000-$500-$250). The
"top-three" prizes are courtesy of Terre Haute First National Bank while the
lap prizes are an amalgamation of efforts involving Terre Haute First
National Bank, Clabber Girl and the Action Track.


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