Sports and Outdoors

Friday, May 25, 2012

Baer Field Speedway allowing fans on the track

From Baer Field Speedway:

FORT WAYNE — Baer Field Speedway will admit all passengers into the track for $20 on Saturday, May 26, for racing action including all five divisions.

NAPA Late Models and Modifieds will race on the half-mile track, while Street Stocks, Afdent Mini Stocks and Front Wheel Drives will compete on the 3/8th-mile short-track.

The night will also feature one-on-one spectator races. Hayrides will be available for children with an appearance by Fort Wayne Komets assistant coach Gary Graham.

Gates will open at 2 p.m., with qualifying at 5; racecar rides at 7; and racing at 7:30.
Single adult admission is $12 for adults, $5 for children 8-12.

On Sunday, May 27, the speedway will host a family-fun event in support of the Community Harvest Food Bank, featuring live music from 7 to 9 p.m. There will be bounce houses for children. Members of theFort Wayne Komets and Icy D. Eagle will be present. There also will be a $500-to-win go-kart race and an hour-long fireworks show at dusk.

Gates will open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is a canned good or cash donation for the Community Harvest Food Bank. The speedway will have food, drink and beer concessions. The go-kart pits open at 2 p.m., with practice at 3, and races at 5. Admission to the go-kart pits is $10.

The speedway is located on the south side of Fort Wayne International Airport, which is west of Ind. 1 on Winters Road. For information call 478-7223 or visit the website at

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