I-65 Speedway reopens

A.J. Seay was the Crown Vic 20-lap feature race winner.

Many fairgrounds in Indiana have had, at one time, a working dirt track. Many have fell to the wayside and it’s unusual to have a reopening. One of the largest tracks in the area is the one in Scottsburg, 3/8th of a mile. Having set dormant for many years, except for the annual fair races, the Scottsburg fairgrounds has found new life.
Now called I-65 Speedway it will host a monthly Wednesday race. It all started with a conversation between Sportsdrome track promoter Mike Gibson and fair board member, Aaron Lewis.
Lewis works concessions at the Sportsdrome in Jeffersonville.
Through a join venture with Dean Worrall, Floyd Knobs, the track is off to a good start. Worrall runs the I-65 track program and keeps a watchful eye on the action. The inaugural race ran nearly faultless. There were heat races, as well as four hotly contested feature races.
Ben Harmon of Brooks, Kentucky won the UMP feature. The talented A.J. Seay, Clarksville, outraced several to win the Affordable Ford Feature. In the Hornet 15-lap race, David Wagoner, North Vernon, was the winner. The last race was “The Smack Talkers” and it was won by Jeff Blackwell.
The next race will be Wednesday, May 15. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the first race takes the green flag at 7 p.m. The goal is to have races finished by no later than 10:30 p.m.


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