For those of you in Southern or Central Indiana, be sure to check out the "Race to Recovery" event at the Terre Haute Action Track TONIGHT. Why?
Nearly a dozen current and former IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights drivers will take to the dirt Sept. 12 at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track and run a 20-lap event on the clay-covered half-mile. No points, no purse, the drivers will race for the love of the sport, a trophy and to help raise money for some deserving organizations that aided flood victims in the Wabash Valley in June.
The Race to Recover was the brainchild of Davey Hamilton, who has never raced on dirt. He started talking to fellow drivers in the IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights paddocks, as well as some modified team owners about using some cars, and the event came together quickly.
The tentative driver lineup includes Hamilton, A.J. Foyt IV, Tomas Scheckter, Sarah Fisher, E.J. Viso, Arie Luyendyk Jr., Jay Howard, Vitor Meira, Scott Goodyear and 2004 Indianapolis 500 winner Buddy Rice.
The hope is to raise at least $10,000 for Wabash Valley charitable organizations.
For more information check out The Action Track's site. Tickets start at $10, and the opportunity of seeing Vitor and Viso going at each other on a dirt track is worth that alone.
UPDATE: In a cruel twist of irony, and even designed to benefit victims of flooding has been postponed due to rain.
The Monster Modified Classic /Race to Recover has been postponed due to heavy rains.
The event will be run on October 4th in conjunction with the Hut Hundred.
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