New Owners For Indianapolis Speedrome
INDIANAPOLIS – The Ivy Tech Indianapolis Speedrome has been sold to three local businessmen in an agreement finalized December 31. The new owners are Pete Watson, Jeff Hammel, and Larry Curry.
Operating Partner Curry is no stranger to the local racing scene, with vast racing experience including an IRL championship with Tony Stewart in 1997.
“Our goal is simple, we want to return the Speedrome to its former glory as a springboard for new racing talent while providing fun family-friendly entertainment to the Indianapolis area.” said Curry.
The Ivy Tech Indianapolis Speedrome was founded in 1941. The fifth-mile oval track featured mainly midget car until 1951 when figure 8 racing was introduced. The track now features the World Figure 8 Championship Three Hour Endurance Race.
Some of racing’s greatest drivers have raced at the Speedrome, including A.J. Foyt, Darrell Waltrip, Michael Waltrip, John Andretti, Johnny Rutherford, Lloyd Ruby, Gary Bettenhausen, Mel Kenyon, Bobby Allison and Tony Stewart.
The facility is located on the east side of Indianapolis at 802 South Kitley Avenue. The Speedrome has released its 2014 schedule with racing starting in March and running until October, with the marquee event being the 38th Annual World Figure 8 Championship Three Hour Endurance Race Sept. 4-6.