It has been nearly three months since the Terre Haute IN Action Track has come alive with the roar of engines. Race fans in the midwest will get a chance to see the 1/2-mile back in action this Saturday, October 15 for the Hurtubise Classic. On track will be the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars and the Scott’s Custom Colors UMP Modifieds.
The Hurtubise Classic was originally scheduled for September 16 but rainfall put a damper on the show, forcing the postponement to this upcoming weekend. Fortunately, Mother Nature has extended summer-like weather into the middle of October, as weekend forecasts for Terre Haute show temperatures in the mid to upper 70’s with partly sunny skies.
The Hurtubise Classic for the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars is run in the memory of Jim Hurtubise, a former USAC star and Indy 500 competitor. Hurtubise raced with the USAC Champ Car series from 1959-1974 and had 97 starts with 4 victories. The veteran driver also ran in ten Indy 500’s between 1960-1974 and had a best finish of 13th in 1962. Hurtubise also made over 30 NASCAR starts, winning a race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Brady Bacon leads the USAC standings entering the event with Chase Stockon 245 points behind. Dave Darland, Robert Ballou, and Thomas Meseraull complete the top five. This year’s winners at the Action Track are Ballou in the Hulman Classic and Stockon during Indiana Sprint Week.
Adding to Saturday’s card will be the Scott’s Custom Colors UMP Modifieds. Kenny Wallace, Brian Shaw, and Nick Hoffman have won Modified events at the track so far this season with another competitive field expected Saturday night.
Pit gates Saturday will open at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, hotlaps will be on track at 6:00, qualifying at 6:30, and racing will take the green at 7:00.
About Terre Haute Action Track:
For more information, follow the Action Track online at www.terrehauteactiontrack.net and on Facebook (www.facebook.com/terrehauteactiontrack). Updates are also available by calling the Track Enterprises office at 217-764-3200.
The Terre Haute Action Track is located at the Wabash County Fairgrounds, in Terre Haute, IN. The physical address is 3901 South US Hwy 41, Terre Haute, IN 47807.