Hello everyone in our racing community. I started out the weekend going to Paragon Speedway here in Indiana this past Friday Night. 47 Sprint Cars showed up to do battle in front of a very good crowd of excited racing fan’s.
If you have never been to Paragon Speedway I urge you to visit the facility at least once if you can afford the trip. Paragon Speedway opened sometime in 1954. To my knowledge they have always raced on Saturday Nights up until this season when Joe Spiker leased the track from Keith Ford. Joe has made alot of improvements to the track including tearing down the old brick ticket booth at the bottom of the hill.
One thing I love about Paragon is that coolers and lawn chairs are allowed into the track for fan’s enjoyment. The concession stand is a long building that sits behind the Main grandstand which is a series of ball park benches with space in between for lawn chair seating and coolers.
Paragon Speedway is 8 miles south of Martinsville, Indiana off of Indiana State Road 67. Weekly racing division’s consist of Non wing Sprints, Modifieds, Super Stocks,Bombers and Hornets. Admission to regular shows is 15 dollar’s, kids 10 and under Free.Pit admission is 30 dollar’s.
The atmosphere at this track reminds me of being at a Baseball Field with the benches and small bleachers to sit on. The view behind the track is amazing with huge grain silos sitting behind turn three with the pit area staged between turns two and three behind the backstretch. All you see at Paragon is farm’s all around with trees and hills near turns one and two.
Travis Berryhill won Sprint Feature One while Gary Rooke won Sprint Feature Two.
Jordan Weber won the Open Wheel Modified Feature. The remaining features were rained out and will be made up at a later date. Paragon Speedway has huge bags of popcorn freshly popped for your pleasure. In my opinion there popcorn is the best race track popcorn I have ever had!
If you want to see some great homegrown,grass roots racing I urge you to visit the historic Paragon Speedway!