Press Release

Indy Airstrip Attack Coming Back to Marion for Year 3; Drivers Eager to Break World Record Set Last Year Share

Jan 23, 2018  |  Layla Price-Bodkin

A heart-pound­ing high-speed rac­ing event that sparked mass curios­i­ty in Mar­i­on dur­ing its first year and set a major world record right here in Mar­i­on, Indi­ana in its sec­ond year…is return­ing to the Mar­i­on Air­port for year three, full throt­tle.

This year’s week­end-long event will take place on August 18th & 19th, 2018. Dri­ver reg­is­tra­tion opens this Wednes­day, Jan­u­ary 24th, offer­ing a lim­it­ed-time deal to par­tic­i­pate. There will be a Fri­day night meet & greet where spec­ta­tors may get a sneak peek of fea­tured cars while meet­ing dri­vers and event orga­niz­ers, then the 3rd annu­al action-packed event will take place on Sat­ur­day and Sunday. 

A world record set in Mar­i­on in 2017 is set­ting the tone for this year, as com­pet­ing dri­vers hunger to break the stand­ing half-mile record of 257 mph.

The City of Mar­i­on is an in-kind spon­sor of the Indy Airstrip Attack, an inter­na­tion­al­ly-acclaimed event. Eco­nom­ic impact in Marion/​Grant Coun­ty has increased dra­mat­i­cal­ly since year one. The 2016 inau­gur­al event brought in about 2,500 curi­ous spec­ta­tors. 2017’s atten­dance near­ly dou­bled with about 4,000 spec­ta­tors, and includ­ed more dri­ve teams & vendors.

If you are inter­est­ed in being a ven­dor or a spon­sor, con­tact Jay Berry at 765.603.1951. If you would like to reg­is­ter to race this year, vis­it www​.Shift​-S3c​tor​.com on or after Jan­u­ary 24th.

The organizer’s offi­cial press release is pro­vid­ed below, includ­ing a quote from Mar­i­on May­or Jess Alumbaugh.

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