Winchester Speedway is set for a busy four months of action at the World’s Fastest Half-Mile. A total of five events will be held from July to the end of October, marking the longest stretch of racing held at the facility in several years.
The next event on the 2021 schedule will be the Rich Vogler Classic on Thursday, July 22 featuring the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series. The race was originally scheduled to open up the season for both the track and the series on Sunday, May 9, but mother nature forced its postponement. It will mark the series’ first appearance at Winchester and USAC’s first race at the half-mile since 2011.
Just nine days later racing returns to Wincheser, Indiana, with the ARCA Menards Series. The Calypso Lemonade 200 will be held on Saturday, July 31. It is the second-straight year ARCA will be at the high banks after a race was added midseason in 2020 due to a pandemic-fluid schedule. The Midwest Modifieds Tour will also be in action for their first of three scheduled races at the track.
After a month off, an old tradition sees a new twist on Labor Day weekend. The former World Stock Car Festival takes on a new identity with the King of the Highbanks on Saturday-Sunday, September 4-5. Race fans will see the best of both worlds during the weekend, with the Auto Value Non-Winged Super Sprints and ARCA/CRA Super Series co-headlining the weekend. CRA Late Model Sportsman and Street Stocks, Vore’s Compact Touring Series and Midwest Modifieds Tour will also join the card for a big weekend of racing.
The King of the Highbanks serves as a precursor of the biggest weekend of the year on October 15-17, highlighted by the 50th Lucas Oil Winchester 400 Sunday afternoon. Super Late Model racing’s best take on the high banks for 400 grueling laps for a shot at the Winchester rifle and a win in one of the biggest Super Late Model races in America. Four other CRA series’, the Vore’s Compacts and Midwest Modifieds Tour are also scheduled to be part of the action.
The final event of the 2021 season will be on Saturday, October 30 with the Lucas Oil Sammy Sessions Snowball. The race is part of the historical lore of Winchester Speedway. It combines what was originally known as The Snowball and eventually turned into the Sammy Sessions Memorial and brings is back to life with the same Pavement Sprint Cars that compete in the Little 500, just down the road at Anderson Speedway.
Tickets and camping passes for all events are available to purchase online at winchesterspeedway.com/tickets.
For more information regarding the 2021 season, please visit the track’s website at winchesterspeedway.com. You can follow @FastestHalfMile on Twitter and Instagram and be sure to like the Winchester Speedway Facebook page.