Two Busco drivers to race in ‘Rumble in Fort Wayne’

Neuenschwander and Saylor will compete in the senior caged kart division of the 13th annual event.

Midgets, winged outlaw midgets, Slingshots, karts and quarter midgets all will be racing both Friday and Saturday, with complete shows each day. Spectator gates open at noon, with the kart features after 4:30 p.m. and the main portion of the program after 7.

Among the entries in the midget division is Billy Wease, who swept the two-day program last year – joining NASCAR’s Tony Stewart as the only drivers to win both midget features in a Rumble Series weekend.

The preliminary entry list also includes Rich Corson, Dave Darland, Tony Elliott, David Gough, John Heydenreich and Jon Stanbrough – all of whom have Rumble Series indoor wins – as well as National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Famer Kevin Olson, who’ll drive for Tony Stewart Racing.

Olson and sprint car legend Hank Lower of Angola, Ind., will serve as grand marshals. Lower, 72, also will drive in the Slingshot division.

Additionally, ATV stuntman Henry “The Pit Bull” Rife will attempt a world indoor record jump of cars following Friday’s racing. Rife, who has appeared on the “Late Show With David Letterman,” suffered the worst crash of his career 15 years ago in Fort Wayne when he failed to clear a housetrailer in a jump at Baer Field Speedway.

Tickets for the “Rumble in Fort Wayne” are available in advance or at the door, and the event – including Rife’s jump – will be shown live on pay-per-view at

Reserved seats, which must be purchased in advance, are $41 for both days and $22.50 for a single day. General admission is $35 for both days and $19.50 for a single day. Tickets for kids 12 and under are $16 for both days and $10 for one day (both reserved and general admission). Pit passes are $55 for two days and $30 for a single day. The pay-per-view webcast is $5.99 per day.

More information, including race headquarters hotel rates, is available at or by contacting promoter Tony Barhorst at

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