WIX Filters Speedway Nationals

1st Annual
Indianapolis Motor Speedway

  • Until last year the Indy Goodguys show was always held in the month of June at the O'Reilly Raceway Park. Beginning in 2011 for the month of September all that changed for the Indy Goodguys Show. The organization chose a new month and venue for the show. The show was held at the sacred grounds of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the month of September. We heard the rumbles from many for both the positives and negative thoughts. Well with the 1st WIX Filters Speedway Nationals under Goodguys Associations belt they and the crowd say it was a great show.

    The new venue doesn't have the nostalgia drag racing, however, there really seems to be a lot of pluses for the show at the IMS grounds. Goodguys is turning more into the direction of the autocross racing, which is really coming on strong at the shows that have it on grounds. This year at the 1st Indy Show at the Motor Speedway there were several women who participated in the racing. It was fun to watch both the women and men who competed at the autocross. They are both equally competitive for the first place spot. You also have the Builders Choice Awards along with the Specialty Awards.

    So, you ask what is special about having the show at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. For starters it is the world's largest spectator sporting facility. There are 250,000 permanent seats. IMS covers 253 acreas. The history of this great hollow ground dates back to the first event back in June 5, 1909, which was a helium gas-filled balloon competition on Saturday, more than two months before the oval was completed. The track has had some great drivers on this famous track, such as Foyt, Andretti, Unser, Mears, Gordon, Earnhardt, Schumacher and Rossi. The track surface begin life as tar, sand and gravel mix, followed next with paving by bricks, then paving with leaving a yard of the brick showing at the start/finish line still exposed. For those of you who want to know more about this great place visit the Hall of Fame Museum that is on grounds.

    With the first WIX Filters Speedway Nationals over we would say Goodguys did good choosing this facility. Many who attended really loved the grounds. For those of you who didn't have the opportunity to come to the show. Come on out for the 2nd WIX Filters Speedway Nationals held during September 21st through 23rd. Hope to see you all there this year!


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