Non-wing Sprint car racing is treated the same way in Indiana as high school basketball, as a nearly religious experience. That’s why any serious race fan with a week or so to kill needs to seriously consider the experience of Indiana Sprint Week, in which the United States Auto Club‘s best hammer at a different Indiana speedway each night, flinging clods like bullets into the summer evening sky. The points-paying week-long ISW championship has traditionally encompassed eight tracks, but that’s about to change as ISW books in an eight-stop showdown next year.
Ty Garl’s photo for USAC makes clear just what ISW delivers every night. The 2022 run is set for July 22nd through 30th. The new stop on the tour is the new Circle City Raceway, located at the Marion County Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, which opened to rave reviews last year and is operated by Indianapolis Speedrome promoter Kevin Garrigus. The all-dirt ISW includes stops at Gas City I-69 Speedway, Bloomington Speedway, Kokomo Speedway, Lawrenceburg Speedway, Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt and Indiana’s only half-mile dirt track, the historic Action Track at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Terre Haute.