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    Mid-America Raceway and Hobbies
    2035 63rd Street (at Belmont)
    Downers Grove, IL 60516
    (630) 484-8574
    Mid-America's Facebook page

    Shuttle Service and parking is provided by the city of Downer's Grove near 63rd Street to the Belmont Green Line Metra Station serving Aurora and Downtown Chicago/Loop.

    Chris Dadds Lazy 8:

    This track had been at Paradise Raceway. It is totally rebuilt and now has a power supply instead of batteries.

    Roger Schmitt design, Gary Gerding built "Midwest Monster" Flat Track:

    Gary Gerding "G12" King track:

    The "Midwest Mayhem" live intersection track:

    Scale 1/4 mile drag strip:

    Coming Summer 2012: 8-Lane Tri-Oval. Watch this space for details.

    Monday: Closed
    Monday-Friday: 12 Noon to 9 PM
    Saturday & Sunday: 11 AM to 9 PM
    Hours and public track access may vary for special events.

    Weekly Racing:
    Saturday: 6 PM - Hardbodies, FCR-NASCAR, Flexi Falcon, Vintage Millennium

    Laura Schmitt

    1) Daily flat-rate and by the hour track time
    2) Party packages, group/corporate events, rentals, and web shopping.
    3) Authorized Scalextric dealer (cars and sets), SCX,, MRRC, Monogram, Scaleauto, and BRM 1/24 cars.
    4) Large selection of NOS parts from the 1960s and 1970s. If you need it- it's likely they have it.
    5) Active Facebook page with 400+ followers.
    6) Most major events are webcast on the raceway web page.
    Last edited by MG Brown; 05-16-2012, 07:16 AM.

  • #2
    still open?

    I am seeing posts here and there that mid america has closed. Can anyone confirm? If so very unfortunate. Im over an hour away and dont get there much.


    • #3
      My information is that it is or will close and it is possibly the result of a divorce. My information is second hand, however, there was a fairly long thread on Slotblog about it.


      • #4
        Coly hucking frap!

        Originally posted by mg brown View Post
        the "midwest mayhem" live intersection track:


        • #5
          Roger has reopened in Bloomington, IL with a smaller store and different tracks. It was the former Mink's/Ted's Raceway. The hillclimb is still there with a small fig-8 and a n even smaller oval. with mail order.

          The Midwest Mayhem track is now in South Bend, Indiana at "At The Track"..... The Mid-America Hardbody club has a special demo-derby class we race on it.....sometimes the bodies can live to race another day....
          Last edited by ramcatlarry; 06-24-2015, 12:51 PM.


          • #6
            Looks like he still needs to update his website. But good to see he's back with a raceway.


            • #7
              Mid America x 2

              Mid America now has a second location in Naperville..... Roger was at a booth at the Midwest slot car swap this past Sunday handing out cards... can't wait to find an excuse to make my way over there.


              • #8
                He also just hosted the 2016 ISRA World Championships and is the elected HONCHO of USRA and will host the Scale USRA Nationals in the Spring of 2017. TWO flat tracks, one King, the fig-8 and the oval....and the drag strip...and a lot of parts. At least one showcase of 1/32 home racing cars.