Fast Facts Friday | September 27, 2019

Don't miss the big game at Speedway High School against George Washington HS on Friday, September 27th at 7:00PM.

Weekly Update from SCTV

The Shred-It event is coming back to Speedway. The Speedway Shred-It Day (Fall 2019) by Speedway PD will be on October 5th. Start preparing your boxes of items to be shredded, medicines to be disposed of, and electronics to recycle. Hear from Sarah Edie of Speedway PD in this week’s Weekly Update from SCTV - Speedway Community Television.


Town News

  1. Trails Notice: The Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization is currently conducting bicycle counts across Central Indiana. You may spot cameras along the Speedway Trails (B&O Trail) and other trails outside town, too. The cameras will be in place through Saturday.
  2. Traffic Alert: You may notice increased traffic along Crawfordsville road in the upcoming days. Indiana Department of Transportation will close two ramps for repair starting Monday, September 30th. During nightly closures, drivers are instructed to take I-74 EB to Crawfordsville Road and use the ramp to get back on I-465 SB. For more information, check the Speedway PD page.
  3. Speedway Redevelopment Commission to Host a Public Forum on October 3rd. Speedway Redevelopment Commission will be holding a public forum for residents to hear more information on the improvements being made to the intersection at West 25th Street and North High School Road. The forum will be held at the Speedway Public Library from 6:30 to 7:30 on October 3rd, 2019. Event details: Public Forum: 25th & High School Road Improvements (SRC Hosted)
  4. The Town of Speedway to Host a Public Forum on October 24th. The Town of Speedway has received preliminary approval from FEMA to revise its Flood Insurance Map so that residents in the area of the Dry Run Diversion are no longer in a flood zone. It is anticipated that the maps will be officially approved on January 24th, 2020. The town will hold a public forum on October 24th from 5:30 to 6:30 PM at the Speedway Town Hall to provide the opportunity for residents to see the revised maps, speak with the project engineers, and have their questions answered. Event details: Public Forum: Dry Run Project
  5. Girls Winter Basketball Registration Extended to the 29th! Speedway Parks & Recreation needs your help. We need 7 more 5th/6th grade girls to sign up for Girls 5th/6th Grade PYL Basketball by 9/29. We currently do not have enough players to merit having a league for this group. Visit Speedway Parks & Recreation for details or go to and click Programs to sign up your student today.
  6. Repaving 1300 Block on Main Street is Underway. Speedway Redevelopment Commission will be moving on to the next step of development of a new structure at 1300 N. Main Street after completing the environmental clean-up process this month. As part of their clean-up, the crew has repaved the lot to increase parking surface area on Main Street while the SRC works to complete the development agreements.
  7. Watch the Speedway Candidate Forum Live on October 7th! Speedway Community Television is excited to announce they’ll be live-streaming this year’s Old Speedway City Neighborhood Association event for electoral candidates! You can view the event details on their Facebook page (Speedway Candidate Forum). Also, follow SCTV - Speedway Community Television on Facebook and subscribe on YouTube so you don’t miss out on this and other important video updates at:
  8. Speedway Water Works is Hiring! Speedway Water Works is currently looking for a Water Operator to perform a variety of skilled, technical, and maintenance work as part of the team at the Town Water Plants. Click here for more information:


From the Town Manager’s Office

Speedway Town Manager, Jacob Blasdel and Speedway resident, Maggie Bishop traveled to San Antonio this month as co-chairs of the Indy Chamber’s Leadership Exchange program, Advance317. This group, founded in 2015, gathers an exclusive group of young leaders to explore how other metros live, work, and play. Each year, the delegation of over 100 corporate executives and community leaders travel to a different metropolitan area to learn what challenges the region is facing, what successes they’ve had, and how their examples can play a role in the development of Central Indiana. This year there were several familiar faces from the Town of Speedway in attendance. “It was a valuable experience and great to see several young leaders from Speedway engaged in the trip and thinking about ways we can improve our community,” stated Jacob Blasdel.

Community Magazine

There is a lot going on in Speedway in the month of October. Host Blaise Nally speaks with representatives from the the groups putting on these events including Heather Ziomek from the Exchange Club of Speedway, Connie Harris of the Speedway Chamber of Commerce, Johnette Lawson of American Legion Post 500, Cari Crowe from Daredevil, Eric Powell from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, and Davina Merrell of the Speedway Lions Club.

Note: Thank you to those who helped make the Speedway Community Magazine possible this month. A special thanks to Wilcox Environmental Engineering, Inc. for allowing us to use their beautiful cafe and the following groups and individuals for joining us to speak: Wilcox Environmental Engineering, Inc. | Exchange Club of Speedway | Speedway Chamber of Commerce | American Legion Post 500 | Speedway, Indiana | Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum | Speedway Lions Club | Daredevil Brewing Co | Blaise Nally | Connie Bainbridge Harris | Heather Ziomek | Davina Merrell | Johnette Lawson | Joshua Clay | Eric Powell | Cari Crowe


Each Monday the Town of Speedway publishes a list of events happening during the week on their page Around Speedway Indiana. Here, we’ve included just the events happening this weekend for your convenience. Don’t forget to ‘follow’ the Around Speedway page to receive all the weekly updates and new events coming to town!

Friday | September 27th, 2019 Friday’s Weekly (Reoccurring) Events: Sparkplug Sports
  • Varsity Football HOMECOMING vs. George Washington at Home
Saturday | September 28th, 2019 Sparkplug Sports
  • Cross Country Golden Bear Invitational at Shelbyville
  • Varsity Girls Volleyball Speedway Invitational at Home
  • Varsity Boys Tennis vs. Ben Davis High School at Ben Davis


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