Heavy rains and adverse weather forced the postponement of the “Don Smith Classic” at the Terre Haute Action Track. The USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship race will now be run on Sunday, July 17 at the Terre Haute Action Track, where a championship will be decided.
Indiana Sprint Week has had three event so far, Gas City, Kokomo, and Lawrenceburg, last weekend. After two days off on Monday and Tuesday, the group of star drivers were scheduled to resume their week of action on Wednesday at the Action Track but weather would not cooperate with three different waves of bad weather coming through the area, starting around 4:00 PM.
The remaining events will be held on Thursday at Lincoln Park Speedway, Friday at Bloomington, Saturday at Tri-State Speedway, and now on Sunday at the Action Track.
After many thought the Don Smith Classic would not take place due to weather, Wabash Valley Fairgrounds officials, Track Enterprises promoters, and USAC representatives started discussing the use of Sunday as a backup plan. After a going over the pros and cons of coming back on Sunday, it was decided that the pros far outweighed the cons.
Times on Sunday will remain unchanged from the Wednesday event with pits opening at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, hotlaps at 6:30, ProSource Qualifying at 7:00, and racing at 7:30. Wristbands from the pits will be accepted as rain checks but must be turned in on Sunday to receive admission to the event.
Grandstand admission will be $25 for adults, $15 for infield admission, and ages 10 and under are free. There will be no parking fees on Sunday, as the Vigo County Fair will end on Saturday night.