The day before this event, I met a guy named Dave at the Crown Point Car Cruise. He introduced himself as an announcer at the Shadyhill Speedway in Medaryville, Indiana, and encouraged me to come out to the track! So I did!
Exciting things happen in remote places!
Not the Same as Stock Car Races
As youngsters, our Dad would occasionally take us to the “stock car races”. So it was bitter-sweet visiting a racetrack without him. I’m not sure how the Speedway is different from the stock car races, but the cars -back then- were intentionally trying to hit each other and cause damage. This one, not so much.
With your back to the setting sun, the bleachers are in the shade, on a hill. I guess that’s why they call it Shadyhill Speedway!
There’s plenty of parking, but even so, the lot filled up! It’s just a short walk to the gate, and the entry fee is affordable! Concession stands and restrooms: Check!
Bring a Stadium Cushion
Grab a stadium cushion or your favorite folding chair because the seating is bleacher-style.
I took some pictures, but let’s face it: *Still Shots* at a race track don’t do the race any justice, right? So I pulled-together a montage of video clips, and put them into one longer video.
Turn DOWN the sound at first, and then dial it in. Watch closely at the 2:37 mark, on the left side of the screen as the cars come around the bend.
Notice: A car in the middle of the group FLIPS a couple of times! It’s very subtle, and the dust is heavy, so watch closely!
(Follow-up: He survived the crash, and was taken away by ambulance.)
Have YOU been to the Shadyhill Speedway? Or maybe another raceway? Tell me about your experience in the comments below.