Posted on: Jun 06, 2013 at 07:51
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Most of the WOO stops find the locals ready to take on the invading series pros. Not so in Indiana, the so called heart of sprint car racing. As the big guns rolled into Kokomo Speedway the USAC'ers or the local regulars were no where to be found.
Just a couple of hours east into Ohio or on over to Pennsylvania there is no problem to find an equal mix of locals and WOO travelers. One would have thought that a lot of the IN teams would want to take on the Kinsers, Tony Stewart, Saldana and some of the other Indiana World Of Outlaw series contenders. One might be rethinking this Indiana, heart of sprint car racing, thing a bit. Local tracks close for weeks at a time giving no consideration to either racers or fans. Promoters have turned into gate openers at best and obviously are not very competent at that.
Guess the locals felt they didn't want to be humiliated by the travelers and decided to buy a ticket instead. We have always been partial to the winged guys who would travel anywhere and take on anyone on their home turf on on the road. The girls showed up to do battle with high dollar pros battle but not so the Indiana regulars. Now you know the rest of the story. Indiana, heart of sprint car racing, only a memory. 
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