2024 Indy 500 and Midget Madness tour
The 2016, 2018 & 2019 tours were all sold out and the 2021 tour fell victim to COVID.
However, the same tour is being offered for sale again in 2024 and will leave Australia in May of that year.
Contact us here if you’d like to join us.
This tour is being offered right now for you to join us in 2024. The full itinerary cannot be set in stone until we know the dates of the respective USAC and POWRi Midget weeks. Usually they are one and then two weeks after the Indy 500.
You will leave Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane (or Auckland) on May 20th, 2024 headed straight for Indianapolis, arriving same day. Your return date is yet to be determined until we obtain the dates of Indiana and Illinois midget weeks.
Unfortunately Covid took care of the tours planned since 2020, so we’re quickly getting things back in place to resume our regular touring schedule.
The itinerary showing at this link is the 2019 version where you can read all about the enormous variety of racing that the lucky folks were able to see on their tour. The words in orange text are hyperlinks to websites to give you even more information. The shaded green text are the races that we were at. All 22, with 21 of them included in the Tour price. Kokomo on June 2nd was a late addition to the schedule and hence was a personal cost. This can sometimes happen.
In 2019 the dates for Indiana Midget Week were June 4th though 9th. The dates for Illinois Midget Week were June 12th through 16th. Eleven incredible nights of racing in one of the most outstanding classes of speedway competition in the world.
And before those eleven days you will also see the 106th running of the greatest spectacle in motor racing – the Indy 500. With an attendance of up to 440,000, you won’t be the only one there …..
The popularity and extent of racing in Indiana and Illinois through late May and early June is extraordinary. Check out some more tour highlights that will be on offer to all the lucky folks who travel in 2024.
- The Tony Hulman Classic for USAC sprintcars at the storied Terre Haute Fairgrounds 1/2 mile
- The Hoosier Hundred for USAC Silver Crown cars. 2019 saw the last one ever held at the famous one mile dirt oval at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. An enterprising promoter somewhere at some time will pop up and run the Hoosier Hundred again at a new track.
- Carb Day at the Indianapolis Speedway which includes the 100 mile race for the Freedom Light Indy open wheelers
- Non-winged 410 sprintcars at Bloomington Speedway for the Josh Burton Memorial
- The incredible Little 500 at Anderson Speedway. 33 non-wing sprintcars on a quarter mile high banked paved track for 500 laps!
- Kokomo Speedway for the Bryan Clauson Indiana Double straight after the Indy 500
- The World of Outlaws sprintcars at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Memorial Day
- Plus of course the Indy 500, Indiana and Illinois Midget weeks
Six nights are spent in the Holiday Inn in Indianapolis, right in the heart of the downtown area. Hotel rooms are virtually unprocurable in Indianapolis and surrounds across the Indy 500 weekend. We have the race tickets and reserved seats for the Indy 500 that are needed at this vast and historic complex.
We’ll tour through the magical states of Kentucky and Tennessee visiting bourbon distilleries like Jack Daniels and Jim Beam, Graceland, Sun Studios and Bike Night in Memphis and the Muhammad Ali Centre in Louisville. Plus we’ll call in at J&J Auto Racing in McKenzie TN to see those fabulous J&J sprintcar chassis being made. This part of the tour is always subject to the dates of Indiana and Illinois Midget weeks. If there is a one week break between them and / or the Indy 500, we will fill that in with a trip through Tennessee.
We will also spend two nights in sensational Chicago, for a couple of non racing nights in what is fast becoming America’s most popular city. An optional night at the baseball pops it head up here in the windy city. Ticket cost is less than the price of a beer at the stadium. Plus a day in St Louis after the opening night of Illinois Midget week at Belle Clair Speedway.
For every one of these 28 days (TBC) you will be chauffeured around with your own driver in a Ford mini bus. No worries about where to go and how to get there. Just sit back in air conditioned comfort and arrive at the destination refreshed, hydrated and relaxed.
We only intend to take a limited number on this boutique tour and as soon as we have the minimum numbers needed to identify the tour as a goer, it will be confirmed. There is still room for you!! If you’re interested in travelling with us in 2024, please drop us a line by clicking here. Or better still, give Pete Physick an immediate ring on 0419 264159 to confirm your place(s) on the tour. Don’t leave it too late.
As a guide for 2024, pricing and inclusions for 2019 are shown at these links.
The popularity of this tour is such that we usually offer it for sale every second year.
Steve Evans (small cup) and Russell Blackman (large cup) loved Indiana and Illinois Midget Weeks in 2016.