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The legendary Terre Haute Action Track will be under solid care for multiple years with Illinois based race organizers Bob Sargent and the O’Connor Family, whose promotions have involved some of auto racing’s most storied venues in recent years. These two veteran promoters are once again teamed up to preserve the heritage and future of one of the sport’s most revered race tracks. The track will be under the promotional guidance of Bob Sargent and Reece O’Connor who have teamed together to create Terre Haute Motorsports. Many special events are planned and fans are encouraged to watch the media and coming websites for more information.

The Wabash Valley Fair Association and Terre Haute Motorsports have entered into a multi-year agreement for the operation of the Terre Haute Action Track racing activities. “We are pleased to have Bob and Reece as the promoters for racing at the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds. The Terre Haute Action Track is going to be the place to come for great racing for years to come with them as our promoters. We welcome them and look forward to a great relationship.” Said Jennifer Cook, Wabash Valley Fair Association President.

Sargent and Track Enterprises, whose promotions have included numerous USAC spectaculars, are involved at Illinois tracks like the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, the DuQuoin, Illinois State Fairgrounds and Macon Speedway, while the O’Connor Family operates the legendary Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway. The promotional duo has exhibited track preparation skills which will ensure continued spectacular racing at the half-mile dirt Terre Haute oval.

The legendary speedway will feature the return of traditional events such as USAC’s “Don Smith Classic” Sprint Week race, “Tony Hulman Classic” sprint race, “Jim Hurtubise Classic” sprint race and “Sumar Classic” Silver Crown Championship race. The MSCS and KISS Sprint Cars will make a return appearance to the schedule this year as well. The track will host multiple NASCAR stars behind the wheels of their UMP modifieds on NASCAR night in June. The UMP Summernationals Tour will stop in July featuring the arrival of the ground pounding Late Models to the speedway after a lengthy hiatus.

More information about the promotional efforts at Terre Haute and 2012 racing schedules for both groups can be found on the following websites: and . A brand new Terre Haute Action Track website is currently under construction and will be debuted soon.

The 2012 Terre Haute Action Track Schedule

April 22 (Sunday) “Spring Fling” MSCS/KISS Sprint Cars & UMP Modifieds
May 24 (Thursday) “Tony Hulman Classic” USAC Sprint Cars & UMP Modifieds
June 19 (Tuesday) “NASCAR Night” MSCS Sprint Cars & UMP Modifieds
July 12 (Thursday) UMP Late Model Summernationals & UMP Modifieds
July 18 (Wednesday) “Don Smith Classic” USAC Sprint Week
September 1 (Saturday) “Jim Hurtibise Classic” USAC Sprint Cars & UMP Modifieds
October 13 (Saturday) “Sumar Classic” USAC Silver Crown Series & UMP Modifieds

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