Terre Haute Action Track
Turns 1 and 2 at the Action Track at the 2008 Hulman Classic
|Location||Honey Creek Township, Vigo County, near Terre Haute, Indiana, United States|
|Time zone||EST/EDT (-0500/-0400)|
|Owner||Brian Dorsett, Davey Hamilton, Chris Novotney and Mike King|
|Former names||The Action Track|
|Major events||USAC Hut Hundred (until 2009)
USAC Tony Hulman Classic
USAC Don Smith Classic
USAC Sumar Classic
|Length||0.5 mi (0.8 km)|
|Lap record||16.487 seconds (Danny Lasoski, , 1999, World of Outlaws)|
Terre Haute Action Track (also The Action Track) is a half mile dirt track located at the Vigo County, Indiana fairgrounds on U.S. Route 41 along the south side of Terre Haute, Indiana. The track hosts annual United States Automobile Club (USAC) midget car, sprint car and Silver Crown events. Notable drivers that have competed at the track include A. J. Foyt, Jeff Gordon, Parnelli Jones, and Tony Stewart. The track has held events sanctioned by USAC, its predecessor American Automobile Association (AAA), and the World of Outlaws.
The track opened on June 15, 1952. It closed for a short period beginning in 1987 and reopened in 1990. It closed again in May 2007 for the rest of the season after it lost its race card because it broke a local curfew. The promoter had to stop the event early. As of the start of the 2008 season, Rich Vogler's 13 feature wins is the most in track history.
The track was promoted by Don Smith in the 1960s. The track was more recently run by a series of promoters and attendance dwindled. Most sanctioning bodies holding events at the track dropped it from their schedule and only a few events were held in recent years. The track lost its United States Automobile Club (USAC) events in mid-2007. In 2008, the DHK Promotions LLC group took over running the track. DHK Promotions is owned by former Major League Baseball player Brian Dorsett, Indy Racing League driver Davey Hamilton and Indianapolis 500 radio announcer Mike King.
In 2009 DHK Promotions has added a new partner, changed its name to Action Promotions, LLC and is announcing a schedule of six special events that will take place at the historic half-mile clay oval starting Saturday, May 2.
Chris Novotney, a Wabash Valley native who grew up attending sprint car races at the famed track, spent 2008 overseeing the reconstruction of the track surface and the installation of a new track drainage system. Novotney joins Brian Dorsett, Davey Hamilton and Mike King in the group that is now known as Action Promotions, LLC.
As of January of 2012, the track will be under the promotional guidance of Bob Sargent amd Reece O'Connor who have teamed together to create Terre Haute Motorsports
Events are no longer broadcast as Crossroads Communications are no longer affiliated with the Track. For 2009 Hi99 WTHI became the official track station, though the races are not broadcast anymore.
 Hut Hundred
The track held the major midget car racing event since 1954. The 54th Hut Hundred was held in 2006. Event winners include Jay Drake, Tracy Hines, Mike Hess, Dave Darland, and 2005 winner Johnny Rodriguez. Rich Vogler won the event eight times, including six in the seven years between 1983 and 1989. Al Herman won the first event in 1954. In 2009 the event was not held and in 2010, it moved to the Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana. The Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Indiana hosted the race in 1987. The 1989 race was held at the Lawrenceburg Speedway. In 1988, 2000 and 2001, the Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Indiana hosted the race.
 Hut Hundred winners
- 2012 Brady Bacon
- 2011 Zach Daum
- 2010 Bryan Clauson
- 2009 No race
- 2008 Cole Whitt
- 2007 No race
- 2006 Darren Hagen
- 2005 Johnny Rodriguez
- 2004 Bobby East
- 2003 Dave Darland
- 2002 Mike Hess
- 2001 Tracy Hines
- 2000 Jay Drake
- 1999 Dave Darland
- 1998 Donnie Beechler
- 1997 Jason Leffler
- 1996 Kevin Olson
- 1995 Tony Stewart
- 1994 Kevin Doty
- 1993 Tony Stewart
- 1992 Steve Knepper
- 1991 Stevie Reeves
- 1990 Jeff Gordon
- 1989 Rich Vogler
- 1988 Rich Vogler
- 1987 Johnny Heydenreich
- 1983 Rich Vogler
- 1979 Johnny Parsons
- 1976 Gary Bettenhausen
- 1975 Pancho Carter
- 1973 Bill Englehart
- 1972 Pancho Carter
- 1968 Mike McGreevy
- 1965 A. J. Foyt
- 1963 Bob Wente
- 1961 A. J. Foyt
- 1960 Bob McLean
- 1959 Gene Hartley
- 1958 Don Branson
- 1957 Gene Hartley
- 1956 Gary Bettenhausen
- 1955 Gary Bettenhausen
- 1954 Al Herman
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