Whether it’s on the track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway or down a basketball court, racing courses through Hoosier veins. In Pulaski County, they know how to kick back and let our cares slip away, but we also know how to put the pedal to the metal (or the sole to the hardwood).
Situated on 40 acres in north central Pulaski County and surrounded by forests and fields, Shadyhill Speedway roars on Saturday nights like an internal-combustion lion in the Midwestern jungle. From mid-May through late September, multiple stock cars speed around the oval dirt track, drivers seeking to set a new record — or at least to leave their competitors in their dust. Offering concessions (including of the libatious variety), access to the pits, and all the speed and noise you could ever want, Shadyhill keeps bringing visitors back to rural Medaryville.
And it’s only about six miles away from Kersting’s Cycle Center.
No, no, no! Kersting’s isn’t just another place to buy a bike, to have it repaired, and to grab a sweet leather vest. It’s also home to the World of Motorcycles Museum, where founder Jim Kersting displays a collection of nearly 100 bikes from eight countries and nearly ninety years of manufacturing. You don’t have to be a rider yourself to enjoy a Friday or Saturday afternoon marveling at the 1926 Harley-Davidson BA, the 1931 Indian four-cylinder, the 1916 H.-D. Model J, or the scores of other vintage bikes; photographs and memorabilia; and vintage automobiles.
You can come to Pulaski County for the slow, relaxing pace, but you don’t have to. Sometimes, you just wanna spend the day checking out the toys that the Kerstings have on display before watching the really fast toys hit the dirt track. Because in Pulaski County, they live it; you’ll love it — no matter your speed.