Anderson Speedway is a quarter mile high-banked paved short track in Anderson, Indiana. Weekly racing includes several stock car divisions.
The corners are banked at 17 degrees. The 2010 track record of 10.28 seconds in a winged sprint car was the world record for quarter-mile paved ovals until a sprint car driver qualified at Slinger Speedway in 9.909 seconds in August 2010. The track holds a USAC national midget race and it held national American Speed Association (ASA) races before the original tour ended.
The quote, "It's Like racing jet fighters in a gym", is attributed to noted short track driver Dick Trickle concerning racing late model stock cars at the track.
Famous quotes containing the words speedway and/or anderson:
“The improved American highway system ... isolated the American-in-transit. On his speedway ... he had no contact with the towns which he by-passed. If he stopped for food or gas, he was served no local fare or local fuel, but had one of Howard Johnsons nationally branded ice cream flavors, and so many gallons of Exxon. This vast ocean of superhighways was nearly as free of culture as the sea traversed by the Mayflower Pilgrims.”
—Daniel J. Boorstin (b. 1914)
“INTELLECTUALS DO NOT HAVE AESTHETIC EXPERIENCES.”
—Margaret Anderson (18861973)