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Kokomo Speedway

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Kokomo Speedway
LocationKokomo, Indiana
Time zoneUTC−5 / −4 (DST)
Coordinates40°30′41″N 86°08′36″W / 40.5113°N 86.1434°W / 40.5113; -86.1434
OperatorO'Connor Family (as of 2020)[1]
Opened1947
Major eventsLucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
World of Outlaws Sprint Cars
Sprint Car Smackdown
Kokomo Klash
Indiana Sprint Week venue (USAC Sprint Cars)
Length0.25 mi (0.40 km)
Websitekokomospeedway.net

Kokomo Speedway is a quarter mile (0.4 km) dirt semi-banked oval racing track in Kokomo, Indiana.[1][2] The track hosts weekly Sunday night races during the American summer months.[1] It has hosted or currently hosts national tours for sprint, late models, midget, and ARCA stock cars.

History

When the track was built in 1947, it was designed for midget car racing.[3] It was built by Albert Miller and John Rose.[1] The track opened on July 6, 1947.[1] The only winged USAC sprint car event in track history was held on June 23, 1991 and it was won by Kelly Kinser.[4]

Touring Series

The track is one of the venues for the Indiana Sprintweeks of USAC Sprint Cars.[5][6] ESPN's Thunder show covered live Sprintweek races at the track in the 1990s.[7] It currently holds events on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series[8] and World of Outlaws Sprint Car series.[9] It has held races in the ARCA Series,[10] USAC Sprint Cars,[11] and USAC National midgets.[12] It holds the annual Kokomo Klash race with headline classes sprint cars, midget cars, late models, and modifieds in October.[13]

2018 panorama

Notable alumni

Justin Grant in victory lane at 2018 Kokomo Klash
Justin Grant in victory lane at 2018 Kokomo Klash

Bob Kinser - 1972-1976 & 1978-1980 Sprint Car track Champion

Shane Cottle - 2004, 2005, 2007, 2011 Sprint Car Track Champion

Images

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "USAC Sprint Car Smackdown". USAC Sprint Cars. August 27, 2020. Event occurs at 9:35. FloRacing.
  2. ^ "Kokomo Speedway Hosts Kinser Clan and World of Outlaws on June 4". World of Outlaws. 29 May 2014. Retrieved November 4, 2019.
  3. ^ Neuenschwander, Cody. "Kokomo Speedway approaches end of 70th season". Kokomo Tribune. Retrieved November 16, 2019.
  4. ^ "USAC Sprint Car Smackdown". USAC Sprint Cars. August 27, 2020. Event occurs at 9:45. FloRacing.
  5. ^ Murray, Richie (August 22, 2019). "Justin Grant Scores In Kokomo Sprint". SPEED SPORT. Retrieved November 4, 2019.
  6. ^ "2020 Kokomo Speedway, Indiana Sprint Week". USAC Sprint Week. July 25, 2020. Event occurs at 20:00. FloRacing.
  7. ^ Bowman, Brett (September 24, 2019). "BOWMAN: Late Models are a hit at local track". Kokomo Tribune. Retrieved November 17, 2019.
  8. ^ "Erb Tops Kokomo Lucas LM Thrill Show". SPEED SPORT. Retrieved October 24, 2019.
  9. ^ "2020 schedule". World of Outlaws. Retrieved February 22, 2020.
  10. ^ Krall, Charles. "Daytona Countdown: 19 - 1953 MARC Champion Jim Romine". ARCA Racing. Retrieved November 4, 2019.
  11. ^ Staff (26 August 2016). "USAC SPRINTS: Kokomo Speedway 1". SPEED SPORT. Retrieved November 16, 2019.
  12. ^ Staff (June 6, 2016). "USAC MIDGETS: Kokomo Speedway". SPEED SPORT.
  13. ^ Kalwasinski, Stan (19 October 2019). "Grant Cops Kokomo Klash Cash". SPEED SPORT. Retrieved October 24, 2019.
  14. ^ a b c d e "History". Kokomo Speedway.
  15. ^ "2019 Final Point Standings". www.kokomospeedway.net. Retrieved November 16, 2019.

External links

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