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Kyle Larson (right) poses with Ventura Raceway promoter Jim Naylor following Friday night's Turkey Night Grand Prix victory.
(Rich Forman Photo)

 

 

 
LARSON LOGS 3RD TURKEY NIGHT GP WIN

 
By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

 
Ventura, California (November 29 2019).........Nearing halfway of Friday night's 98-lap feature at California's Ventura Raceway while running fifth, Kyle Larson nearly saw his Turkey Night Grand Prix end in shambles after biking hard into turn one.

 
Somehow, someway, the Elk Grove, Calif. native regained his footing, kept his foot on the throttle and carried on as if it was just part of the game plan.

 
Obviously, it wasn't, but Larson welcomes a challenge and responded to it in kind throughout the night, beginning with his qualifying run.  After being a favorite to win the pole, Larson uncharacteristically spun on his second qualifying lap, relegating him to 16th fastest and forcing him to carve through the field if he was to reach the pinnacle once again.

 
Larson seemingly took it all in stride, even on a racing surface that had been deluged by heavy rain over the past three days that made the 1/5-mile oceanside bullring a giddy-up, bucking bronco style ride from the word go.

 
With all those challenges facing him, and even a lengthy precipitation delay during the night's qualifying races, it still seemed inevitable that Larson was going to be a factor regardless if he started mid-pack, on the tail or in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with one arm tied behind his back.  That's just how good Larson has been of late behind the wheel of a midget.

 
None of these things could prove a hindrance to Larson who won the prestigious race for a third time, joining Ron Shuman (8), Billy Boat (3) and Christopher Bell (3) as one of the Mt. Rushmore figures to win the event on at least three occasions following previous victories in 2012 and 2016.

 
"I've always run well at the Turkey Night Grand Prix," Larson admitted.  "To get another one feels great.  I had to work hard for that one, everybody did, just to get to the checkered flag.  It was extremely rough, but fun too because it was challenging, and the ruts changed all throughout the race."

 
However, with all those challenges aside, Larson's largest thorn was teenage sensation Cannon McIntosh, who was making his first Turkey Night Grand Prix appearance and was a prime contender to become the first driver since Warren Mockler in 1986 to win in his very first Turkey Night appearance.

 
McIntosh led the field for a race-high 67 laps until Larson went full bore to the topside of McIntosh in turn three following a restart with 11 laps remaining to lock down his 19th career USAC National Midget win, equaling him with Jerry Coons Jr., Stan Fox and Jason Leffler for 33rd all-time, a list of wins that includes previous Turkey Night triumphs in 2012 and 2016.

 
"Cannon, I feel, definitely had the best car.  He was really fast," Larson said.  "I noticed during the caution right before I got by him, his right rear radius rod had broken.  I knew that would affect his balance some.  I was able to get around one and two good, and then get around him in three and four."

 
The key for most was to avoid the pervasive perilousness that had entrenched so many on this night with 98 physically and mentally demanding laps that were a test of endurance.  Pole winner Kevin Thomas, Jr. was the enforcer early on, leading the first 20 circuits of the A-Main until a lap 21 restart that saw McIntosh hang ten on the topside of turn two to drive past both Spencer Bayston for second and Thomas for the lead in the blink of an eye.

 
Moments later, two-time NASCAR Xfinity Series champ Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. endured the first of two Maalox moments, first flipping on lap 22 in turn one and again on lap 28 in turn three.  Thomas himself flipped on the 70th lap while running fourth amidst a tussle with lapped traffic.

 
Following the red for Thomas, it became just a common core sprint race with 29 laps to go and third-running Larson beginning to surge.  With 22 laps remaining, second place Bayston hit a hole in between turns three and four, knocking him sideways in his saddle as he fought to regain control.  Larson immediately pounced to the inside of Bayston to rip second away, with the two banging wheels and passing like two ships in the night as Larson scooted past and now lie three quarters of a second behind leader McIntosh.

 
That gap closed rapidly, and Larson was on McIntosh like white on rice, painting the 08 on McIntosh's tail tank with a hint of chrome from his front bumper midway down the back straight with 12 laps remaining.  Meanwhile, McIntosh did his best imitation of Amerigo Vespucci as he explored new land in front of C.J. Sarna, eventually diving under the Western States Midget regular with Larson climbing the turn three berm hot on his tracks.

 
Just as traffic began to play a starring role, that bit part was cut from the ending when eighth running Jesse Colwell stopped on the front straightaway on lap 87 to bring out the yellow flag.  McIntosh was routinely high-quality on restarts in clean air while Larson seemingly made gains in traffic, but that didn't hinder Larson from driving around McIntosh in a one-on-one match on the 88th lap in turn three to secure the lead.

 
As Larson extended the interval to two seconds over McIntosh, 2019 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget champion Tyler Courtney flipped wildly on the front straight to necessitate a red flag and an ensuing green-white-checkered restart and finish.   It took two attempts for the GWC, but Larson was in control throughout, though McIntosh's wounded machine put up a fighting effort at the end, that was just not enough to run down Larson.

 
Larson closed out his fourth series victory of the season by 0.893 sec. over McIntosh, Bayston, Jason McDougal and Carson Macedo in his Kyle Larson Open Wheel/Lucas Oil - iRacing - Finley Farms/King/Speedway Toyota.

 
Three seems to be a magic number for Kyle Larson.  The win marked just the third occasion in USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget history that a driver won the final three races to conclude the season (Billy Boat 1995 & Larson in 2012).  Larson also became the first driver in 24 years to win three-straight USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget races in the state of California (also Boat in 1995).

 
For McIntosh, a native of Bixby, Okla., a second-place run was much needed after a succession of peaks and valleys that saw the 16-year-old win his first career USAC National Midget race in March at the Southern Illinois Center to go along with several bits of bad luck and incidents that plagued the team throughout 2019.  But it was a solid run nonetheless although, like their season as a whole, they had to fight tooth-and-nail to score their hard-earned runner up result to earn Don Basile Rookie of the Race honors.

 
"My legs, I couldn't really feel them there at the end," said the driver after the initial 98-lap race of his young career.  "I was just trying to maintain a good pace because you can't really just run out and go your hardest for the first 30, so I was just trying to be patient and smooth.  I knew something was wrong toward the end, I just didn't know what it was.  It wasn't affecting it too bad, but it happens, it's part of racing."

 
Meanwhile, Robert Dalby of Anaheim, Calif. wrapped up the 2019 USAC Western States Midget championship following a 26th place finish on Friday night to win by a final margin of 29 points over Cory Elliott.  Dalby then announced his intentions to move himself and his racing operation to Indiana to chase the National trail in 2020.

 
Friday's race marked just the sixth occasion during the USAC era, 1956-present, that the Turkey Night Grand Prix had not been run on Thanksgiving night.  It had been 36 years since the last time it occurred back in 1983, when it was run on Friday.  Other similar occurrences came in 1965 when it was run on Saturday of the same weekend, in 1973 when it was contested on Friday, in 1975 on Sunday and in 1981 when it was held nine days later on Saturday of the following weekend, the only time the race has been held in December during the USAC era.

 
Contingency award winners Friday night at Ventura Raceway were:

 
Tanner Carrick (Competition Suspension, Inc./Brown & Miller Racing Solutions Second  Heat Winner)

 
Jerry Coons, Jr. (Wilwood Brakes 13th Place Finisher)

 
Tyler Courtney (Simpson Race Products/Extreme Mufflers First Heat Winner)

 
Shane Golobic (KSE Racing Products/Saldana Racing Products Hard Charger)

 
Kyle Larson (AutoMeter/Competition Suspension, Inc./Ultra Shield Race Products Third Heat Winner)

 
Andrew Layser (Saldana Racing Products First Non-Transfer)

 
Kevin Thomas, Jr. (Fatheadz Eyewear/Woodland Auto Display Fast Qualifier)

 
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USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK NATIONAL & WESTERN STATES MIDGET RACE RESULTS: November 29, 2019 - Ventura Raceway - Ventura, California - 79th Turkey Night Grand Prix - 1/5-Mile Dirt Oval

 
FATHEADZ EYEWEAR/WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY QUALIFYING: (Top-10 Locked into the Feature) 1. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 5, Petry-12.409; 2. Chase Johnson, 25x, Malloy-12.464; 3. Jerry Coons, Jr., 25, Petry-12.477; 4. Spencer Bayston, 19, Hayward-12.520; 5. Rico Abreu, 97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-12.549; 6. Michael Pickens, 1NZ, RMS-12.631; 7. Gio Scelzi, 84, Tucker/Boat-12.634; 8. Cannon McIntosh, 08, Dave Mac-12.645; 9. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-12.673; 10. Carson Macedo, 21, Tarlton-12.737; 11. Zeb Wise, 39BC, Clauson/Marshall-12.752; 12. Tanner Carrick, 71K, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-12.757; 13. Logan Seavey, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-12.774; 14. Tyler Courtney, 7BC, Clauson/Marshall-12.776; 15. Jason McDougal, 71m, FMR-12.787; 16. Kyle Larson, 1K, Larson-12.796; 17. Ethan Mitchell, 08m, Dave Mac-12.803; 18. Ben Worth, 5G, Alexander-12.831; 19. Buddy Kofoid, 97K, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-12.851; 20. Daison Pursley, 98, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-12.862; 21. Carson Garrett, 15x, Garrett-12.888; 22. Jake Swanson, 73K, Ford-12.923; 23. Colby Copeland, 27w, Wood-12.930; 24. Cory Elliott, 11E, Elliott-12.932; 25. Carson Sousa, 01, Dalby-12.932; 26. C.J. Leary, 13, Gile-12.951; 27. Tucker Klaasmeyer, 27, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-12.983; 28. Kaidon Brown, 97w, Wood-12.987; 29. Jesse Colwell, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.018; 30. Ronnie Gardner, 68, Six8-13.018; 31. Justin Grant, 4A, RAMS-13.059; 32. Ryan Bernal, 77w, Wood-13.062; 33. Shane Golobic, 17w, Wood-13.108; 34. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., 17JR, Clauson/Marshall-13.134; 35. Andrew Layser, 47BC, Clauson/Marshall-13.137; 36. Damion Gardner, 4, Klatt-13.143; 37. Jake Bubak, 27B, Bourke-13.147; 38. Robert Dalby, 4D, Dalby-13.161; 39. Thomas Meseraull, 7x, RMS-13.165; 40. Brady Bacon, 73T, Ford-13.194; 41. Holley Hollan, 67K, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.197; 42. Maria Cofer, 71s, Campbell-13.234; 43. Dylan Ito, 73, Ford-13.244; 44. Karsyn Elledge, 1, Tucker/Boat-13.272; 45. Robby Josett, 73x, Ford-13.273; 46. David Prickett, 15DJ, Neverlift-13.284; 47. Daniel Robinson, 57D, McCreery-13.294; 48. Aaron Reutzel, 87, Tucker/Boat-13.304; 49. Chris Windom, 17BC, Clauson/Marshall-13.310; 50. Nick Drake, 7R, Ruston-13.328; 51. Chad Frewaldt, 4F, Frewaldt-13.476; 52. Johnathon Henry, 1x, LKK-13.511; 53. Terry Nichols, 1p, Nichols-13.555; 54. C.J. Sarna, 20, Sarna-13.566; 55. Mark Chisholm, 56x, Chisholm-13.580; 56. Dillon Welch, 81, Tucker/Boat-13.580; 57. Randi Pankratz, 8, Pankratz-13.590; 58. Matt Streeter, 3F, Finkenbinder-13.615; 59. Kyle Beilman, 31B, Beilman-13.618; 60. Tyler Edwards, 17s, Swanson-13.638; 61. Jake Morgan, 45, Morgan-13.780; 62. Mike Leach, Jr., 33, Leach-14.188; 63. Casey Hicks, 5H, Hicks-14.195; 64. Ron Hazelton, 15ws, Hazelton-14.368; 65. Bryan Drollinger, 71D, Drollinger-14.507; 66. Audra Sasselli, 1p, Nichols-17.696; 67. Emilio Hoover, 9H, Hoover-NT; 68. Chris Sheil, 91, Mason-NT.

 
SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS / EXTREME MUFFLERS FIRST QUALIFYING RACE: (12 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Tyler Courtney, 2. Colby Copeland, 3. Daison Pursley, 4. Jesse Colwell, 5. Ryan Bernal, 6. Andrew Layser, 7. Holley Hollan, 8. Nick Drake, 9. Robert Dalby, 10. Dillon Welch, 11. Kyle Beilman, 12. Terry Nichols, 13. Chris Sheil, 14. Karsyn Elledge, 15. Mike Leach, Jr., 16. C.J Leary, 17. Ethan Mitchell, 18. Daniel Robinson, 19. Zeb Wise, 20. Bryan Drollinger. NT

 
COMPETITION SUSPENSION INC. / BROWN & MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS SECOND QUALIFYING RACE: (12 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Tanner Carrick, 2. Jason McDougal, 3. Cory Elliott, 4. Thomas Meseraull, 5. Ben Worth, 6. Shane Golobic, 7. Ronnie Gardner, 8. Aaron Reutzel, 9. Tucker Klaasmeyer, 10. Damion Gardner, 11. Carson Garrett, 12. Maria Cofer, 13. Robby Josett, 14. C.J. Sarna, 15. Randi Pankratz, 16. Chad Frewaldt, 17. Audra Sasselli, 18. Casey Hicks, 19. Tyler Edwards. NT

 
AUTOMETER / COMPETITION SUSPENSION INC / BUTLERBUILT SEATS THIRD QUALIFYING RACE: (12 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Kyle Larson, 2. Logan Seavey, 3. Buddy Kofoid, 4. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., 5. Carson Sousa, 6. Jake Swanson, 7. Justin Grant, 8. Kaidon Brown, 9. Jake Bubak, 10. Brady Bacon, 11. Johnathon Henry, 12. Chris Windom, 13. Dylan Ito, 14. David Prickett, 15. Matt Streeter, 16. Jake Morgan, 17. Mark Chisholm, 18. Ron Hazelton, 19. Emilio Hoover. NT

 
INDY RACE PARTS SEMI: (15 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Shane Golobic, 3. Ben Worth, 4. Jake Swanson, 5. Andrew Layser, 6. Damion Gardner, 7. Jake Bubak, 8. Kaidon Brown, 9. Aaron Reutzel, 10. Nick Drake, 11. Holley Hollan, 12. Brady Bacon, 13. Tucker Klaasmeyer, 14. Carson Sousa, 15. Ronnie Gardner, 16. Robert Dalby. NT

 
FEATURE: (98 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Kyle Larson (13), 2. Cannon McIntosh (8), 3. Spencer Bayston (4), 4. Jason McDougal (15), 5. Carson Macedo (10), 6. Buddy Kofoid (19), 7. Logan Seavey (16), 8. Tanner Carrick (12), 9. Shane Golobic (24), 10. Ryan Bernal (23), 11. Jake Swanson (26), 12. Zeb Wise (27), 13. Jerry Coons, Jr. (3), 14. Chris Windom (28), 15. Ben Worth (25), 16. Jesse Colwell (20), 17. Rico Abreu (5), 18. Tyler Courtney (11), 19. Daison Pursley (17), 20. Colby Copeland (14), 21. C.J. Sarna (30), 22. Michael Pickens (6), 23. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (1), 24. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. (22), 25. Thomas Meseraull (21), 26. Robert Dalby (29), 27. Gio Scelzi (7), 28. Cory Elliott (18), 29. Chase Johnson (2), 30. Austin Liggett (9). NT

 
**Zeb Wise flipped during the first qualifying race. C.J. Leary flipped during the first qualifying race. Carson Sousa flipped during the semi. Chase Johnson flipped on lap 11 of the feature. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. flipped on laps 22 & 28 of the feature. Gio Scelzi flipped on lap 35 of the feature. Kevin Thomas, Jr. flipped on lap 70 of the feature. Tyler Courtney flipped on lap 98 of the feature.

 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-20 Kevin Thomas, Jr., Laps 21-87 Cannon McIntosh, Laps 88-98 Kyle Larson.

 
DON BASILE ROOKIE OF THE RACE: Cannon McIntosh

 
KSE RACING PRODUCTS / SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS HARD CHARGER: Shane Golobic (24th to 9th)

 
WILWOOD BRAKES 13TH PLACE FINISHER: Jerry Coons, Jr.

 
SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS FIRST NON-TRANSFER: Andrew Layser

 
FINAL USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Tyler Courtney-2,040, 2-Logan Seavey-1,861, 3-Chris Windom-1,853, 4-Kevin Thomas, Jr.-1,784, 5-Zeb Wise-1,749, 6-Tanner Carrick-1,605, 7-Jerry Coons, Jr.-1,581, 8-Jason McDougal-1,531, 9-Tucker Klaasmeyer-1,421, 10-Chad Boat-1,255.

 
FINAL USAC WESTERN STATES MIDGET POINTS: 1-Robert Dalby-793, 2-Cory Elliott-764, 3-Ben Worth-593, 4-David Prickett-586, 5-C.J. Sarna-566, 6-Shannon McQueen-534, 7-Jake Swanson-499, 8-Austin Liggett-481, 9-Randi Pankratz-438, 10-Kyle Beilman-392.

 

 
The win marked just the third occasion in USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget history that a driver won the final three races to conclude the season (Billy Boat 1995 & Larson in 2012).  Larson also became the first driver in 24 years to win three-straight USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget races in the state of California (also Boat in 1995).
 
(Richard Bales Photo)
 

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NASCAR CHAMPION JIMMIE JOHNSON TO SERVE AS USAC.25 SERIES HONORARY GRAND MARSHAL AT DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY


 

Seven-time NASCAR champion and two-time Daytona 500 winner, Jimmie Johnson, has been named the Honorary Grand Marshal for the USAC.25 Series' national race at Daytona International Speedway Feb 6-9, 2020.


 

The driver of the No. 48 Ally Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports is the only driver to win five consecutive NASCAR championships (2006-2010). Since his rookie year in 2002, Johnson has earned 83 wins (tied with Cale Yarborough) and holds the most wins at Dover International Speedway (11), Charlotte Motor Speedway (8) and Texas Motor Speedway (7). He returns to Daytona Speedweeks as the most recent winner of the NASCAR Clash.


 

The 2020 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup season marks Johnson's 19th and final season as a full-time NASCAR driver.


 

"I'm looking forward to this event," said Johnson, who hails from El Cajon, Calif. "I can only imagine how exciting it is for these kids to be competing at Daytona and being able to see the drivers they look up to at the same time. There could be another future NASCAR driver among the kids who are racing in USAC now, so I'm proud to be the Honorary Grand Marshal and looking forward to checking it out - kids rule."             


 

Johnson complements the long and impressive list of former USAC.25 Honorary Grand Marshals. Iconic and legendary drivers like Jeff Gordon, Mario Andretti, Josef Newgarden, Arie Luyendyk, James Hinchcliffe, Chase Elliott, Joey Logano, Alexander Rossi and Kyle Busch have all taken the time to speak to these young passionate drivers.


 

The 2020 event marks the third consecutive time the USAC.25 series has kicked off its season at the world-renowned motor sports facility. A 1/20th mile-long tri-oval racetrack will be temporarily constructed on a paved section inside DIS. Young drivers and their families from all over the country will travel to DIS to compete in this event.


 

With at least 48 USAC.25 clubs located all across the country, thousands of kids ages five and up, along with their families, participate in USAC-sanctioned quarter midget series events. Some notable NASCAR graduates of quarter midget racing include Jeff Gordon, Joey Logano, Ryan Newman, Alex Bowman, Justin Allgaier, Harrison Burton and Todd Gilliland.


 

Tickets for all DAYTONA Speedweeks Presented By AdventHealth events can be purchased online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PISHOP. Fans can stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Snapchat, and by downloading Daytona International Speedway's mobile app.

 

#01 Anthony D'Alessio at speed during USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car competition in July of 2019 at Gas City (Ind.) I-69 Speedway.
(Rich Forman Photo)



 
D'ALESSIO TO CONTEND
FOR USAC SPRINT ROOKIE OF THE YEAR IN 2020

 

Speedway, Indiana (January 10, 2020).........Anthony D'Alessio is stepping up to challenge for USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Rookie of the Year honors in the upcoming 2020 season.


 

D'Alessio, in conjunction with Parallax Motorsports, will field one entry as an owner/driver for the 2020 slate, which features 46 events at 23 different venues, most of which D'Alessio will be experiencing for the first time, beginning in February at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. for Winter Dirt Games XI.


 

"I am beyond excited for the upcoming season," D'Alessio exclaimed.  "It is a dream come true, and I can't wait to hit the track in February in my home state of Florida.  I want to thank everyone who has helped me get this far.  We still have plenty of work to do."


 

The 19-year-old from Apollo Beach, Fla., is approaching the 2020 season with tenacity and drive after relocating to Indiana in 2018 to pursue his dream of becoming a professional race car driver.  In preparation, D'Alessio ran Indiana Sprint Week in 2019 along with racing at many local Indiana tracks in his first full year in a non-wing sprint car.


 

D'Alessio made one USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature start in 2019, winning his heat race and finishing 20th at Kokomo Speedway during Indiana Sprint Week.


 

He moved from Florida with a plethora of racing experience and several accolades.  Starting at a young age in go karts as well as one season in dirt modifieds, he transitioned to sprint car racing in Florida, earning 2016 Top Gun Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year and 2017 Rookie of the Year honors with the Southern Shootout Sprint Car Series in the Sunshine State.


 

The 2020 season openers for the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship and the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship begin in February at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.  Midgets hit the track for practice on Feb. 6 with two full nights of racing to follow on Feb. 7-8.  The sprints take their turn the following week with practice on Feb. 12 and three-straight nights of full racing programs on Feb. 13-14-15.

 

The Five Three Motorsports No. 53 which will be driven in 2020 on the dirt portion of the USAC Silver Crown schedule by Shane Cockrum.
(Lee Greenawalt Photo)




 

COCKRUM TEAMS WITH FIVE-THREE FOR 2020 SILVER CROWN RUN


 

January 9, 2020 (Joliet, Illinois).........Shane Cockrum, a three-time winner on the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series trail during his career, has joined Five Three Motorsports for the dirt portion of the series schedule for the 2020 season.


 

Cockrum, of Benton, Ill. and the Joliet, Ill.-based Schuck family's Five-Three Motorsports form a formidable pairing of USAC winning driver and a team who is eager to win its first ever USAC Silver Crown race in the coming season.


 

"I've had a relationship with the Schuck family since they entered USAC Silver Crown racing as a team and I've watched them steadily grow into a serious contender," Cockrum said.  "They work hard, field great equipment and are what's right about Silver Crown racing.  I'm looking forward to putting our minds together for a celebration in victory lane."


 

The FTM team had fielded Steve Buckwalter in the No. 53 since 2015, but the combo announced it had parted ways one week ago.  FTM and Buckwalter nearly reached victory lane in 2019 at Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, Pa.


 

With the combo of a proven race winner and a hungry race team seeking its initial victory, FTM feels they have the pilot to get the job done in Cockrum, a two-time Ted Horn 100 winner at the Du Quoin (Ill.) State Fairgrounds in 2014-2015 and at the Terre Haute Action Track's Sumar Classic in 2015.


 

"Five Three Motorsports looks forward to the addition of Shane to the team," an FTM spokesperson stated.  "He brings with him a race winning pedigree that is unrivaled."


 

The series' newest combo will make its debut on Thursday, May 21 at Terre Haute for the Sumar Classic, which comes nearly five years following Cockrum's most recent Silver Crown victory at the western Indiana dirt half-mile.

 

Carson Short (Marion, Ill.)
(Steve Koletar Photo)



 

SHORT TEAMS UP WITH DAIGH/PHILLIPS

FOR 2020 USAC SPRINT CAMPAIGN


 

By: Richie Murray - USAC Media


 

Speedway, Indiana (January 2, 2020).........Marion, Ill. pilot Carson Short will compete on the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car trail in 2020 for Daigh/Phillips Motorsports beginning with the season openers on February 13-14-15 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.


 

Short, a one-time winner with the series during the 2016 Indiana Sprint Week round at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., has driven his family-owned No. 21 on the circuit since 2014.   For 2020, the ninth-place driver in last season's standings will be back in black, this time with the No. 71p for the team which has won 19 series events since 2013 with drivers Dave Darland (17) and Jason McDougal (2).


 

McDougal vacated the Daigh/Phillips Motorsports seat during the offseason, allowing Short the opportunity to jump in the seat for 2020.


 

"I got word that Jason was going to do something else this year and not run the sprint car, so I called them up," Short recalled.  "I try to keep a good close relationship with everybody, but I related more to them just because they're a smaller team, a family team per se, and just good, dedicated racers.  I kind of based my stuff off that as well.  They're family owned and they're there to race and not much else, and they're strongly passionate about it."


 

Short, whose offseason job throughout this winter involves laying pipeline in North Carolina, is proud to join a team whose 19 career wins with the series rank them within the 25 in USAC National Sprint Car history.  Short's three top-fives and 14 top-tens in 26 starts during the 2019 season ranked him within the top-ten in all three categories, and he feels the transition to Daigh/Phillips should be a match, considering their passion, talent and both having regularly competed utilizing the DRC chassis.


 

"(Steve Phillips) isn't there for any BS," Short stated.  "He's there to win races and contend for a championship because that's what pays the bills.  I can relate a lot to that.  When I race my car, that race dictates what race I'm going to after that.  With him setting up the cars for as many different drivers as he has, I don't think there'll be a problem with him and I mending well."


 

The debut of the Short and Daigh/Phillips combo will begins in February in Ocala, Fla. where Short recorded fast qualifying time and established new one-lap USAC Sprint Car track records on successive nights to open the year.


 

The 2020 season openers for the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship and the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship begin in February at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.  Midgets hit the track for practice on Feb. 6 with two full nights of racing to follow on Feb. 7-8.  The sprints take their turn the following week with practice on Feb. 12 and three-straight nights of full racing programs on Feb. 13-14-15.

 

David Byrne (Shullsburg, Wisc.)
(Dave Olson Photo)




 

BYRNE REFRESHES FOR 2020

AFTER CAREER-BEST USAC SILVER CROWN SEASON


 

By: Richie Murray - USAC Media


 

Speedway, Indiana (January 2, 2020).........For David Byrne, 2019 was a season of promise that saw him display the championship and race-winning potential that he has been building toward since becoming a full-time competitor with the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series in 2016.


 

For Byrne, 2019 was also a season that saw a number of coulda, shoulda moments for wins and a position in the championship race that managed to slip through his grip.  However, success was still plentiful for Byrne and crew with a career-best third place finish in the standings at season's end.


 

In 2020, Byrne and crew aim to up their game once more, although Byrne felt the team took a small step backwards in terms of speed on the pavement side of things last year.  With a step up in their dirt program, they are bound and determined to get the pavement part of the deal up to snuff and compete for a title with the likes of Kody Swanson and Justin Grant who occupied the top two spots in the series in each of the past two years.


 

"I actually thought we were down a little bit on speed on pavement which is why we're building a brand-new car and everything for next year," Byrne explained.  "I thought we exceeded expectations on the dirt, except for Eldora.  I would grade us a B for the season overall."


 

The team plans to keep last year's primary pavement car as a spare, and put a newer, lighter Beast chassis with newer parts, plus the same popular Pancho Carter/Steve Stapp throwback color scheme and the same goals.


 

"If we're not battling for the championship this year, it would be a bit of a disappointment," Byrne stated.  "Obviously, running stronger on the half-mile dirt tracks would be great and we're right there on the dirt miles.  We just maybe need a little more experience and more patience on that."


 

Byrne's start to the 2019 season had its share of challenges.  He led 20 laps in the opener at Memphis and was at the front before a power steering failure dropped him to 10th, a similar issue that reared its ugly head while running second later in August at the Salem high banks.


 

Following up Memphis was a 19th on the pavement of Toledo following late-race engine woes which saw him running as high as third two-thirds of the way in.  From there, the team dug in and performed strong on what had previously served as their Achilles Heel - the dirt.


 

Byrne qualified for the outside of row three and ran in the top-five for the first 95 laps of the Hoosier Hundred on the Indiana State Fairgrounds dirt mile, dropping back to a still-solid 7th at race's end.  The following night on pavement, it was a 6th at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis and a 7th three weeks later on the half-mile dirt oval of Williams Grove.


 

A late June stop at Wisconsin's Madison International Speedway provided Byrne his lone shot to compete in front of his home crowd.  Byrne shined in his best result of the year, a front row start, 12 laps led and a 3rd place finish in which he performed in front of an impressive throng of supporters, and where the series returns in 2020, on Friday, June 19.


 

"It means a lot to do well there," Byrne admitted.  "I think we had 60 people up there this year, so it's always nice because you talk about all these good things you're doing and how great you did, and finally, people can lay eyes on how good you are how steep the competition is."


 

The second of Byrne's two top-fives came at Salem where he was in contention throughout despite a power steering fault late in the game.  Another top-ten start and a seventh-place finish came to Byrne on the magic mile of the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds dirt track.  He rounded out the pavement portion of the schedule at LOR in September with a 6th, the place where he retains fond memories of a last lap, last corner pass to win at during July of 2014.


 

Byrne, admittedly, struggled at Eldora in the season finale on the half-mile, high-banked dirt oval where he started 13th and finished 15th in the 27-car field.


 

At the end of the campaign, Byrne and crew had plenty to reminisce fondly over.  The Shullsburg, Wisc. native's eighth season of USAC Silver Crown competition was his best overall, a season in which he churned out a stretch of seven consecutive top-seven finishes throughout the spring and summer months en route to a career-best third-place overall standing in the final points.


 

That achievement put Byrne up on the stage for USAC's Night of Champions in December of 2019 for the first-time, an experience in which he relishes, never forgetting just how far he's come since making his first USAC appearance, in a midget, at the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway in 2002.


 

"It was pretty awesome," Byrne exclaimed.  "I didn't know what the length of the speeches consisted of because I had never even been to (the USAC banquet) before.  For myself, my family and the race team, before (crew chief "Chuy" Sandberg) and even with Chuy, I think we had been to something like ten Night Before the 500s and never even made the race.  To get third in the Silver Crown points, I think it's my family's will and persistence and getting with somebody of Chuy's caliber that's stuck with us for this many years.  It's finally kind of taken this long to click."


 

Byrne and company will open the 2020 USAC Silver Crown Champ Car season with the series' debut at Tennessee's Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway on Sunday afternoon, May 3.

 

Zeb Wise of Angola, Ind.
(Dave Dellinger Photo)




 

WISE AND HOLLAN TO RUN PART-TIME

MIDGET SCHEDULE FOR KUNZ IN 2020


 

By: Richie Murray - USAC Media


 

Speedway, Indiana (December 17, 2019).........Zeb Wise and Holley Hollan will compete on a part-time basis for Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian throughout the 2020 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget season.


 

Angola, Indiana's Wise will hit a handful of USAC Midget events on the schedule with Kunz that don't conflict with his recently announced deal to compete on the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions tour.  Wise has tentative plans to run a partial Indiana Midget Week schedule, BC39 and assorted November events on the west coast.


 

Eighteen-year-old Hollan, meanwhile, will take on a similar part-time USAC Midget role with Kunz to coincide with her plans to compete in a stock car this year.  The exact midget schedule for the Broken Arrow, Okla. native is yet to be determined for the driver who, in 2019, competed as a Rookie with the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship.


 

She finished 16th in points, fourth best among all Rookies, with two heat race wins and a top finish of 11th in March at the Shamrock Classic.


 

Wise, who just recently turned 17 years old, became USAC's youngest ever National series winner at the age of 15 in 2018 at Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway during Pennsylvania Midget Week.  Racing out of the Clauson/Marshall Racing stable, Wise finished 5th in the final USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget standings for 2019 with three wins at Action Track USA, Linda's Speedway (both in Pennsylvania) and snagged the BC39 at The Dirt Track at IMS in September.


 

Wise's capability to step in the car, even on a part-time basis, has Kunz elated to bring him into the fold for the car owner who has captured 10 previous USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget owner titles and the second most wins in USAC National Midget history with 109.


 

"I'm really excited to have Zeb because he went toe-to-toe with Kyle (Larson) there a few times and came out on top," Kunz recalled.  "I've been watching him for the last couple of years and he's come a long way.  He's definitely one of the major players in midget racing right now and with him coming to our team, I'm just really looking forward to it."


 

Wise and Hollan join previously announced full-time teammates Daison Pursley (Locust Grove, Okla.) and Buddy Kofoid (Penngrove, Calif.) on the 2020 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget trail.

 

Logan Seavey on the night of his first career USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car victory at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway in August of 2019.
(Ryan Sellers Photo)



 
SEAVEY JOINS REINBOLD-UNDERWOOD
FOR 2020 USAC SPRINT TITLE CHASE

 
By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

 
Indianapolis, Indiana (December 15, 2019).........A pairing between a USAC National championship winning driver and team will greet the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car tour as Logan Seavey has agreed to partner up with Reinbold-Underwood Motorsports for a full-time run with the series in 2020.

 
Seavey, of Sutter, Calif. captured the 2018 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget title and finished as the runner-up to Tyler Courtney during this year's campaign with three victories and an Indiana Midget Week title under his belt.

 
The 22-year-old driver joins Reinbold/Underwood Motorsports, who snagged the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car owner championship with driver C.J. Leary in 2019.  Last week, Leary announced his plans to race for Gene Gile Racing for 2020.

 
In turn, Seavey steps into the championship-ready seat as the new driver for the team, although he has plenty of previous experience with the Arizona-based operation.

 
In 2019, Seavey's eight starts all came in a second Reinbold/Underwood car, resulting in his first career USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car victory on the second night of Sprint Car Smackdown VIII at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway in August where he led all 30  laps.

 
Seavey was 5th the following night during the Smackdown finale and was the fastest qualifier during the Western World Championships at Arizona Speedway in November.  Seavey was also victorious in USAC Sands Chevrolet Southwest Sprint Car competition with Reinbold/Underwood in April of 2019 at Arizona Speedway.

 
Through the bevy of offseason shuffling, Seavey and Reinbold/Underwood feel their previous experience will allow them to hit the ground running to start the 2020 season in pursuit of a series title.

 
"Our team chemistry is good," Seavey relayed.  "I've been racing with the team for a little over a year and we've run 20 or so races together, so that's a big start.  I've already run a couple of USAC seasons, so I've been to a lot of the racetracks we're going to and raced against pretty much every guy we're going to be racing against next year.  We're definitely not starting from scratch by any means.  I think we'll come out of the gate good and compete for a championship."

 
Seavey's made just 21 career USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car starts but has been impressive in limited appearances.  His efforts in 2018 resulted in being named the series co-Rookie of the Year along with Timmy Buckwalter.  It's those intangibles that Seavey possesses that team co-owner Andy Reinbold sought in his decision to put the talented driver in the seat of his No. 19AZ.

 
"He brings a lot of qualities, but the best is the car control that he has," Reinbold said of Seavey.  "He understands what it takes to win a championship, but our primary goal is to win races.  We ran limited sprint car races together in the big scheme of things compared to what I have back west with other people, myself, with C.J. and Davey Jones.  That experience is what it takes to win championships and we're both like-minded in wanting to win races.  That's our primary goal.  Every race, we want to be there to compete."

 
"We're thrilled to provide Logan his first opportunity to chase a USAC National Sprint Car title," Reinbold continued.  "We're into the development of racecar drivers and can't wait to see first-hand how Logan develops throughout this coming season."

 
The 2020 season openers for the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship and the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship begin in February at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.  Midgets hit the track for practice on Feb. 6 with two full nights of racing to follow on Feb. 7-8.  The sprints take their turn the following week with practice on Feb. 12 and three-straight nights of full racing programs on Feb. 13-14-15.
2016 USAC Silver Crown champion Chris Windom of Canton, Ill.
(Cameron Neveu Photo)



 
2020 USAC SILVER CROWN SEASON TO OPEN AT NASHVILLE

 
By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

 
Nashville, Tennessee (December 14, 2019).........The 2020 USAC Silver Crown Champ Car season will open with the series' debut at Tennessee's Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway on Sunday afternoon, May 3.

 
The half-mile, high-banked pavement oval has hosted six previous USAC National events, but none yet thus far with USAC's Silver Crown division. The last visit came during the 2004 season with Sprint Cars, a twin bill of 77-lap main events won by Bobby East and Dave Steele.

 
USAC National Midgets have raced on the famed track three times. The first such meeting came in a 100-lap event won by three-time series champ Jimmy Davies in 1960. Dale Swaim captured the Nashville victory the following year in 1961 while 2017 National Midget Hall of Fame inductee Tommy Copp took the final series visit there in 1963.

 
Ken Schrader took a victory in the city of Nashville in 1988, winning indoors at the Municipal Auditorium in a 100-lap midget feature on the concrete surface.

 
Silver Crown cars tested at nearby Nashville Superspeedway in 2001, but not yet has a Silver Crown car made a lap in competition in the Music City.

 
The Silver Crown Champ Cars have made five previous appearances in the state of Tennessee, all of which have occurred in Memphis. Dave Steele won the first in 1998, followed by Brad Noffsinger in 1999, Brian Tyler in 2000, Steele again in 2004 and Kody Swanson just last year during the 2019 season opener.

 
Kingsburg, California's Swanson, a five-time Silver Crown champion who is the series all-time leader in wins and poles with 29 in each category, is among the expected entries along with 2019 series runner-up Justin Grant (Ione, Calif.), May 2019 Lucas Oil Raceway winner Kyle Hamilton (Danville, Ind.), 10-time Silver Crown winner Bobby Santos (Franklin, Mass.) and 2019 third-place driver David Byrne (Shullsburg, Wisc.) among many others.
Daison Pursley (Locust Grove, Calif.)
(Devin Mayo Photo)



 
KOFOID & PURSLEY GO FULL-TIME FOR KUNZ IN 2020

 
Indianapolis, Indiana (December 14, 2019).........Buddy Kofoid and Daison Pursley will fill two slots on the full-time driver roster for Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian as the pair pursue Rookie of the Year honors with the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship in 2020.

 
Penngrove, California's Kofoid came aboard to pilot a midget for KKM on the November western swing in 2019 where he made four feature starts, topping out with a 6th place result in the season finale at California's Ventura Raceway, finishing as the second-best Rookie at the Turkey Night Grand Prix.

 
The 17-year-old versatile 2019 Fremont (Ohio) Speedway wing sprint car champion is pumped for his opportunity to join a legendary team which has produced 11 USAC National Midget owner titles between team principles Keith Kunz and Pete Willoughby with drivers Jason Leffler, Cole Whitt, Bryan Clauson, Christopher Bell, Rico Abreu, Tanner Thorson, Spencer Bayston and Logan Seavey over the past two-plus decades.

 
"I'm really excited to run for Keith and Pete next year with Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian," Kofoid said.  "I've always wanted to drive for them, and it's been a fun experience so far this year.  I'm looking forward to doing a lot more next year.  They have a great reputation and have had some of the best drivers, so I know I will learn a lot."

 
Pursley, of Locust Grove, Okla., also made four series starts for KKM on the 2019 western trip, finishing a best of 12th on the final night of the Western World Championships at Arizona Speedway. 

 
The 15-year-old 2017 USAC Micro Sprint champion got off to a fast start in his USAC Midget career, winning his heat race in each of his first two career series appearances in November at Arizona.

 
"Everybody races really clean," Pursley observed.  "There's a lot of respect on the USAC tour and there's a bunch of good guys out there.  I need to work on things to get better because they've got more experience than I do.  USAC's been around a long time and this is where you want to be if you want to be the best in dirt racing."

 
As Rookie hopefuls Kofoid and Pursley take their turn behind the wheel, they aim to follow in the footsteps of previous USAC National Midget ROY's out of the KKM fleet such as Darren Hagen, Clauson, Kyle Larson, Abreu, Bell, Carson Macedo, Tanner Carrick and Seavey.
The 2019 USAC National Champions (left to right): Kody Swanson (Silver Crown), C.J. Leary (Sprint) and Tyler Courtney (Midget).
(Jeremey Rhoades Photo)



 
SWANSON, LEARY AND COURTNEY
SHARE SPOTLIGHT AT 2019 NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS

 
Indianapolis, Indiana (December 13, 2019).........USAC National driving champions Kody Swanson, C.J. Leary and Tyler Courtney shared the spotlight along with other 2019 USAC champions and special award recipients at Friday night's 64th USAC Night of Champions celebration at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis, Ind.
 

 
NATIONAL CHAMPIONS:

 
The record books were rewritten once again by Kingsburg, California's Kody Swanson who, it seems, is able to withstand and thrive in every challenging situation thrown at him.  After joining a new team and fighting through mechanical woes at certain points throughout the season, he won five times and led a staggering 404 laps, just under half of all laps run in the series this year, en route to an unprecedented fifth Silver Crown driving title.

 
With a combo of pavement specialist Kyle Hamilton and dirt guru Brady Bacon, the white No. 6 of Klatt Enterprises out of Hastings, Neb. was a mainstay at the front of the field on both surfaces with both drivers, each of whom collected their first Silver Crown victories for the team in 2019, with Bacon adding one more in the finale at Eldora to clinch the Silver Crown owner title for longtime entrant Terry Klatt.

 
After teaming up during last year's offseason, C.J. Leary and Reinbold/Underwood Motorsports immediately found a winning groove during their USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car season 2019 on their journey to a USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car driver and owner title.  They won their third race out of the box in Ocala, Fla. and took the lead for good in May and held it for the remainder of the season.  The team's first finish outside the top-ten didn't come until August, leading to an extreme knack for consistency that saw them finish in the top-ten 32 times in 34 starts.  Along the way, they captured both the Eastern Storm and Indiana Sprint Week title and the Oval National in Perris, Calif. Their 11 fast qualifying times rank as the third most ever in a single USAC National Sprint Car season.

 
Becoming a National Sprint Car entrant champion is an incredible achievement that is the ultimate reward for a car owner at the conclusion of a hard-fought year.  This year's award carried an extra special meaning after Richard Hoffman's passing this past April.  Hoffman was the most prolific car owner in USAC National Sprint Car history whose teams have earned more victories and more championships than any other team in the history of the series.  This year, and forever more, the National Sprint Car entrant champion trophy will be named in honor of Richard Hoffman, and its first recipient was Reinbold/Underwood Motorsports.

 
A banner year in USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget competition for Tyler Courtney and Clauson/Marshall Racing saw the combo claim their second USAC National title in as many years following a 2018 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car title.  Their eight feature wins in 30 starts were the most victories by any team/driver combo in a single USAC National Midget season since Jeff Gordon and Rollie Helmling in 1990.  In addition, they led the series in all major categories with 175 laps led, 20 top-fives, 26 top-tens, 8 fast qualifying times and 9 heat race wins to win the title by 179 points.
 

 
REGIONAL SERIES:

 
USAC's Regional Sprint Car and Midget series hit dirt tracks from coast-to-coast throughout 2019, leading to a total of 103 races being contested and producing six different champions across the six series.

 
With domination over the series for much of the past decade, Damion Gardner, of Concord, Calif., earned his seventh consecutive AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car title and eighth overall, grabbing three wins at Bakersfield, Perris and Santa Maria along with 11 top-fives, 18 top-tens and a remarkable 10 fast times in 23 starts.

 
A nearly perfect campaign in the Rapid Tire Service East Coast Sprints saw Reading, Pennsylvania's Steven Drevicki driver earn a series-leading 5 victories and 11 top-five finishes in all 11 starts, please welcome to the stage for a second straight year.

 
Another driver reaching the big stage again with his second Wingless Sprints Oklahoma driving title in as many years was Brett Wilson of Coweta, Okla., who accumulated a series best in every statistical category with three wins and 11 top-fives in 12 starts.

 
Knocking out three wins in 2019 at California's Ventura, Tulare and Santa Maria Raceways, Tristan Guardino, of Fremont, Calif., took an early season point lead in March that he never relinquished, picking up 3 feature scores, 9 top-fives and 11 top-tens and a pair of fast times in 13 starts.

 
Garden Grove, California's utilized three different teams en route to the 2019 Sands Chevrolet Southwest Sprint Car title. Despite that, he managed wins in two of those rides at Canyon Speedway in April and September, and connected on 10 top-fives, 13 top-tens and one quick time in 18 starts for his third career USAC championship in three different divisions (2009 Western Focus Midget & 2017 West Coast Sprint).

 
In a championship battle that came down to the final event, Robert Dalby of Anaheim, Calif. emerged with his first career USAC Western States Midget title after clicking off a trio of consecutive victories at Merced, Santa Maria and Ventura during a summer stretch which also saw him garner 6 top-fives, 8 top-tens and a single fast qualifying time among his 13 starts.
 

 
DEVELOPMENTAL SERIES:

 
The four Speed2 Midget series, plus the Midwest Mini Sprint Association took part in a total of 76 events spanning 11 different states in 2019 from the Northeast to the East Coast to the Midwest, producing five champions.
On the strength of 3 wins, 11 top-fives and a top-ten finish in all 12 of his starts throughout the season, Springfield, Ohio's Aaron Leffel won his third consecutive Midwest Thunder Speed2 Midget championship by a 22-point margin over Stratton Briggs.

 
No driver has won more often and won as many titles in Engler Machine IMRA Midget competition under the USAC banner as Mason City, Illinois driver Andy Baugh who notched his second consecutive series crown 8 wins, 13 top-fives and 14 top-tens in 16 series starts.

 
Five victories and 11 top-three finishes in 13 starts were more than enough to secure a first career USAC DMA Speed2 Midget title for Will Hull of Plainfield, Vermont.

 
No female driver has ever won three USAC championships, let alone three-in-a-row, which Jessica Bean did this year with the USAC Eastern Speed2 Midget series, closing out strong with victories in the final three races of the year to win the title by a comfortable 185-point margin.

 
Continuing a theme, the Midwest Mini Sprint Association crowned a back-to-back champ after Cody Trammell of Bloomington, Ind. secured a series-high six victories during his 2019 campaign.
 

 
ACTION TRACK USA CHAMPIONS:

 
Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pennsylvania served as host to a myriad of events throughout the summer events, culminating with its 2019 champions, Billy Pauch, Jr., Kenny Miller and Dylan Hoch.

 
SpeedSTR champion Billy Pauch, Jr. of Milford, N.J. is the all-time leader in victories at Action Track USA with 18, and this year, he earned his fourth career SpeedSTR championship and second in a row following three wins and an 85-point margin.

 
Kenny Miller, of Morgantown, Pa., a Millersville University sophomore, captured his first Action Track USA championship on the strength of one victory and consistent top-ten finishes throughout the year to capture the title in the final race of the year by 81 markers to capture the Hyper Racing EVO Injection 600 Sprint championship.

 
Mertztown, Pennsylvania's Dylan Hoch recorded his third All Star Slingshots title on the basis of four feature wins in six races and dominated the division in 2019, defeating his nearest competitor by a whopping 195 points at season's end.

 
The state of Oklahoma has been a hotbed of USAC racing talent over the past several seasons, and a track where many of them cut their teeth - Port City Raceway - celebrated their first season under the USAC banner in 2019 with seven different division championships being crowned.
 

 
PORT CITY RACEWAY CHAMPIONS:

 
Brody McClelland, of Broken Arrow, Okla., scoring a pair of wins, 18 top-fives and 23 top-tens in 28 feature starts to claim the Port City Junior Sprint title.

 
Shawn Mahaffey, of Tulsa, Okla., doubled up as both the A-Class and Non-Wing division champion at Port City, picking up just one victory, but was the mark of consistency with 41 top-ten finishes in 50 combined starts.

 
In the restricted class, there was nothing holding back Rees Moran, of Tulsa, Okla., with three wins, 17 top-fives and 22 top-tens in 26 starts to edge out the title by 19 points.

 
Domination is the one word to describe Broken Arrow, Oklahoma native Ryan Cody's season in the Port City Sportsman division, with a series-high 13 wins, 24 top-fives and 26 top-tens in 28 starts.

 
Prevailing in a close battle throughout the 2019 season, Joel Smith, of Tulsa, Okla., scrapped his way back into title contention and ultimately triumphed by a mere 13 points to capture the Port City Outlaw championship.

 
A series-leading 4 wins, 17 top-fives and a top-ten finish in all 23 starts netted Matt Cash of Sperry, Okla. the Port City Masters driver championship for 2019.
 

 
.25 NATIONAL MIDGETS

 
Honored as USAC .25 Midget National Champions as a result of their accomplishments were multiple series titlists Gavin Miller (Sr. Honda Dirt, Sr. Animal Dirt, Light World Formula Dirt & Sr. Honda Pavement), Hunter Wise (Unrestricted Animal Dirt, Heavy World Formula Dirt & Heavy 160 Pavement), Jacob Denney (Unrestricted Animal Pavement & Heavy World Formula Pavement) and Collin Mitchell (Light World Formula Pavement & Light Formula Mod Pavement).

 
USAC .25 Dirt Midget champions for 2019 included Paul Hartwig III (Jr. Honda Dirt), Carson Dillion (Heavy Honda Dirt), Gunnar Pio (Light 160 Dirt), Thomas Prychka (Heavy 160 Dirt), Chase Schott (Jr. Animal Dirt) and Alex Ruppert (Light Formula Mod Dirt).

 
Pavement USAC .25 Midget champions included Case James (Jr. Honda Pavement), Holly Clark (Heavy Honda Pavement), Jackson White (Light 160 Pavement), Emory Johnson (Jr. Animal Pavement), Gavan Boschele (Sr. Animal Pavement) and Chase Spicola (Heavy Formula Mod Pavement).
 

 
SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARDS:

 
Levi Jones earned a trio of major honors during the night, being named winner of the Roger McCluskey award as well as the inaugural Bryan Clauson Heart of a Hero Award presented by Driven2SaveLives.  During USAC president Kevin Miller's presentation of the McCluskey Award, he named Jones as USAC's Executive Vice President beginning with the 2020 season.  Following Taylor McClean's Heart of a Hero Award presentation, Jones announced he would award the $1,000 prize to the first driver during the 2020 USAC National season to record fast time and win the feature on the same night.

 
This year, USAC presented a new award, the Dick Jordan Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of an individual who's displayed tireless dedication and commitment to the betterment of USAC, photographer, USAC official, race promoter and car owner, John Mahoney.  He's one who has had a profound positive impact within the USAC family and has earned the ultimate respect of his or her peers within the sport and whose legacy will persist for generations to follow. One who's set the standard for a lifetime of devotion to USAC as Dick Jordan did throughout his 50-year career and who was so integral to this Night of Champions.  Mahoney is a man who's spent decades by D.J.'s side, traveling to races together and experiencing probably more D.J. adventures than all others combined. Like D.J., Mahoney's passion for racing is infectious and his dedication is solely based on his love for the sport, and in particular, USAC racing.

 
The Jason Leffler award exudes intense appreciation of the sport's history reflected in his professionalism and outstanding representation as an ambassador of the United States Auto Club, exhibiting the same standard of ideals upheld by the late Jason Leffler during his USAC racing career. Chase Stockon, of Fort Branch, Ind., is one who's stood among those giants and whose dedication to the sport and conduct has been exemplary and has set a high standard for other drivers to follow. We're talking about a man who, for eight straight year, and nearly 300 consecutive USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car races, has rolled the car into the trailer, headed out onto the highway and qualified for the feature, setting a new standard among his peers and in the history books.

 
Dedicated to the memory of three-time USAC National Drivers Champion Bryan Clauson, the Mike Curb Super License went to Tyler Courtney by virtue of amassing the most total points between USAC's three National divisions throughout the year: Silver Crown, National Sprint and National Midget.  This year, for the second year in a row, the $5,000 award was awarded to Courtney following an 18-win season on the USAC National trail in 2019 to equal A.J. Foyt and Parnelli Jones, who both had 18 in 1964, as the third most prolific season in the club's 64-year history

 
Along with the driver and car owner, there is a crew chief who works long hours in the trenches.  These individuals don't usually get the limelight or the glory that drivers experience, but they're a key component to what it takes to make a racecar go fast, get to the front, win races, and ultimately a championship.  For Davey Jones, a USAC National championship had eluded him until this season.  You can call him a champion, but now you can also call him the USAC Chief Mechanic of the Year for 2019.

 
For their overall support of USAC racing and the contributions made to the series, teams, drivers, tracks and fans throughout the 2019 season, USAC recognized NOS Energy Drink as the winner of the Corporate Special Appreciation Award after going above and beyond to help elevate USAC racing to greater levels, providing an extra boost of energy to USAC and in establishing the BC39 event as well as activation of the series across all platforms, which has made NOS Energy Drink an outstanding addition to the USAC family.

 
Throughout the 2019 USAC National season, there've been drivers who've made an impact with their respective series that stood above their peers in their first season while one driver, in particular, has made impressive strides in becoming a regular contender at the front of the pack.

 
A pavement specialist by trade, Derek Bischak of Angola, Ind. was certainly special in his Rookie campaign on the Silver Crown in 2019, earning 4 top-tens in 6 starts, with a best of 7th at Wisconsin's Madison International Speedway and a 14th place finish in the standings to collect Silver Crown Rookie of the Year honors.  Bischak will also be presented with a custom ear mold courtesy of Racing Electronics.

 
After a regular stint in the midgets out east the past couple of seasons, Collegeville, Pennsylvania's Andrew Layser made the leap the National trail in 2019 for Clauson/Marshall Racing, recording 8 top-ten finishes in 24 starts, including leading his first laps in July at Sweet Springs, Mo. Finishing 11th in points and collecting the Bob Stroud National Midget Rookie of the Year.

 
A true Rookie of sprint car racing in 2019, Dustin Clark, of Washington, Ind., made his first career sprint car start of any kind during the USAC season opener in Ocala, Fla. in February of this year. Ten months later, he's standing on the stage after collecting four heat race wins, 18 feature starts and an 14th place finish in the standings.

 
In his third full year on the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget trail, Tanner Carrick upped his game to a career-best 6th place finish in the standings and was one of only three drivers to start all 31 feature events during the 2019 season.  The Lincoln, California native's six top-five finishes were highlighted by his first career series victory in July at Sweet Springs, Missouri.

 
In 2019, the legendary Knoxville Raceway brought to life what has already become one of the marquee events on the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car calendar with the inaugural Corn Belt Nationals.  The individuals at Knoxville have an unwavering support of sprint car racing, its teams and its drivers and have dedicated themselves to preserving history and, at the same time, creating new history.  USAC is grateful to be a part of history in the making at Knoxville, and proudly presented this year's Race Organizer of the Year to Knoxville Raceway, who was represented by track promoter John McCoy.

 
Stacie Girard is an individual who's gone the extra yard in all aspects for the benefit of racers, teams, the events and the USAC community. She's sacrificed her time behind the scenes, in addition to working a full-time job, and is willing to step in to take on any task big or small without hesitation at the racetrack.  With unmatched energy and enthusiasm, few have been as integral to the success of USAC and its events than her, the 2019 USAC Individual Special Appreciation award recipient.

 
Wilwood showed their continual support throughout the 2019 season and, they in turn have shown their support for USAC National drivers Tanner Carrick, Dustin Clark and Kyle Robbins with racing supplies heading into the 2020 season.
 

 
IRACING USAC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP:

 
Meanwhile, USAC's newest series made its debut in a virtual way in 2019.  With a three-race win streak in September and October, David Heileman locked up the iRacing USAC World Championship presented by FloRacing championship a week early to claim a two-day Cory Kruseman Driving School experience and a nice payday.
Andrew Layser has joined Tucker-Boat Motorsports for the 2020 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget season.
(Dave Olson Photo)



 
LAYSER JOINS TUCKER-BOAT FOR 2020 USAC MIDGET SLATE

 
By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

 
Indianapolis, Indiana (December 14, 2019).........Andrew Layser, who on Friday was named Rookie of the Year for the 2019 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget season, has teamed up with Tucker-Boat Motorsports to tackle the entire series schedule in his sophomore season of 2020.

 
After serving as a regular in the midgets out east in 2017-18, the Collegeville, Pa. native made the leap to the National trail this past year for Clauson/Marshall Racing where he recorded eight top-ten finishes in 24 starts, including leading his first laps in July at Sweet Springs, Mo.

 
The three-time winner in USAC's Eastern Speed2 Midget division finished 11th in USAC National Midget points for 2019, but the 18-year old gasser is eager to up his game this coming season with a full season now under his belt.

 
"I think it's a great opportunity for me," Layser exclaimed.  "(Team owner) Chad (Boat) is a great driver, a great crew chief and a great mentor, and I'm really looking forward to working with him for the whole 2020 season.  They have a great foundation for a team, and I think that showed with how strong they were this past year."

 
Tucker-Boat Motorsports captured two victories in 2019 with team owner Boat behind the wheel at Pennsylvania's Path Valley Speedway Park and with Gio Scelzi at Placerville (Calif.) Speedway.  Layser will be paired as a teammate alongside Chris Windom, a two-time USAC National Champion who scored a pair of USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget wins himself in 2019.

 
"Seeing the results that Chad's had over the years, and with the others who've driven for him, it's obvious his cars are top notch," Layser relayed.  "On any given night, you can win, and that's the goal for me this year, to go out there and have good runs, and hopefully, the wins will fall into place.  I see what he's doing not only as a team, but what he does for his drivers.  That really appealed to me and I really couldn't be more excited to be working with him."

 
Boat has observed Layser both on-track and off in recent years and is confident in what he's witnessed, a driver who is continually growing and can very well develop into a premier contender as he gains more experience.

 
"I think Andrew has a great foundation," Boat said.  "Obviously, he's worked with some good teams and I think that foundation will carry him into next year.  I believe that by him going to these tracks for a second time, he'll be able to pick up right where he left off.  When somebody gains experience then has a little bit of an offseason to think about, you see them excel.  I think you saw that with Zeb (Wise) last year and I think there's no reason Andrew can't put up the same results."

 
The 2020 season openers for the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship and the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship begin in February at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.  Midgets hit the track for practice on Feb. 6 with two full nights of racing to follow on Feb. 7-8.  The sprints take their turn the following week with practice on Feb. 12 and three-straight nights of full racing programs on Feb. 13-14-15.

 

Chris Windom (Canton, Ill.) has joined Tucker-Boat Motorsports for the 2020 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget season.
(Josh James Artwork)




 

WINDOM SIGNS WITH TUCKER-BOAT

FOR 2020 USAC MIDGET SEASON


 

By: Richie Murray - USAC Media


 

Indianapolis, Indiana (December 13, 2019).........Two-time USAC National champion Chris Windom will compete for Tucker-Boat Motorsports on the full USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship schedule during the 2020 season.


 

Windom's 2016 Silver Crown and 2017 AMSOIL National Sprint Car titles have him just one USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship shy of becoming the seventh USAC Triple Crown champion to have won all three National series titles in his career, which would join him with Tony Stewart, J.J. Yeley, Pancho Carter, Dave Darland, Jerry Coons, Jr. and Tracy Hines.


 

The Canton, Ill. native, who now resides in St. Louis, Mo., believes Tucker-Boat Motorsports provides him with an opportunity to become the next in that group.


 

"They run a top-notch operation," Windom said. "They pay close attention to detail, as does everyone at the top of the midget standings, but I just felt like I've always gotten along great with Chad, and at this point I'm at in my career, this is the right move for me."


 

Windom arrives at Tucker-Boat Motorsports following a successful 2019 campaign with Clauson/Marshall Racing with whom he collected his first two career series wins at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway and Pennsylvania's Grandview Speedway. Following the season, Windom and CMR parted ways. The free agent driver then scoped out the possible landing spots and a deal was made with Tucker-Boat to step into a full-time ride.


 

"I have nothing bad to say about anybody at CMR," Windom stated. "We had a great year, and without Tyler having a record setting season, I think we would've been battling for a championship. I have nothing but good things to say about all those guys there. They definitely worked their butts off to give me a great car all year, but once I left there, I felt this was the best opportunity out there to go to."


 

With primary sponsorship from NOS Energy Drink, Windom takes on the role for a team which won two events in 2019 with two different drivers, team owner Chad Boat at Pennsylvania's Path Valley Speedway Park and with Gio Scelzi at Placerville (Calif.) Speedway.


 

"I've had the opportunity to race with Chris for a long time," Boat recalled. "We've both been around USAC and done other types of racing and I think we'll complement each other very well. I think, as a driver, I have an understanding of what he'll need in the car. We definitely have high expectations for the team that we can go out and compete for wins every night."


 

The 2020 season openers for the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship and the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship begin in February at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. Midgets hit the track for practice on Feb. 6 with two full nights of racing to follow on Feb. 7-8. The sprints take their turn the following week with practice on Feb. 12 and three-straight nights of full racing programs on Feb. 13-14-15.

 

 

4-wide USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget action was more the rule than the exception in 2019.
(Danny Clum Photo)




 

2020 USAC NATIONAL MIDGET SCHEDULE IS LARGEST SINCE 1988


 

By: Richie Murray - USAC Media


 

Speedway, Indiana (December 12, 2019).........USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets will embark on their largest schedule of events in over three decades when the series hits the trail for the start of their 65th season on Feb. 7-8 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., the opening night of Winter Dirt Games XI.


 

The series schedule has grown to 39 events for the 2020 campaign, the most events on the slate since 1988. It's a schedule which includes a mix of first-time venues and returns to tracks after lengthy absences along with traditional, annual events which have seen a tweak for the coming year.


 

March 7 marks the season's lone indoor event, the fifth running of the Shamrock Classic at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin. April roars like a lion with two nights at "The Ditch" on April 10-11 for the series' return to Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas for the first time since 2016. Meanwhile, back-to-back nights at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway for the Kokomo Grand Prix fill the calendar on April 24-25.


 

The 1/8-mile bullring of Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. debuts on the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget stage in 2020 with consecutive nights of racing on May 15-16.


 

Thirty-four years ago, John Andretti scored his first and only career USAC National Midget feature win at Paragon Speedway. It's been absent from the series schedule ever since, but this year on June 2, that all changes when the 1/4-mile paperclip-shaped oval welcomes the series as the opener to the 16th edition of Indiana Midget Week. Indiana Midget Week continues to groove for each of the following five nights with Gas City I-69 Speedway on June 3, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 4, Bloomington Speedway on June 5, Lawrenceburg Speedway on June 6 and Kokomo on June 7.


 

Dirt Oval 66 in Joliet, Ill. is back on the tour again on June 20, leading into the third edition of the BC39 at The Dirt Track at IMS in Speedway, Ind. which will be showcased on a brand-new summertime slot, July 1-2. Mid-America USA is the next stop for the Midwest Midget Championships on July 17-18 at Jefferson County Speedway in Fairbury, Neb., followed by a yet-to-be-announced event on July 19 and Tuesday Night Thunder at Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Okla.


 

The newly-christened Eastern Midget Week has expanded beyond the state of Pennsylvania for the first time in its six-year existence, although the Keystone state still possesses four of the five nights beginning at Grandview Speedway (Bechtelsville) on August 4, Action Track USA (Kutztown) on August 5, New Jersey's Bridgeport Speedway debuts on August 6, with the last pair of nights going back to Pennsylvania for Path Valley Speedway Park (Spring Run) on August 7 and Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway (Newmanstown) on August 8.


 

Missouri's Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex has expanded to back-to-back nights on Labor Day weekend, September 4-5, as has Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, which has added a full midget show to Friday night's 4-Crown Nationals festivities, followed by another round on Saturday at the famed half-mile dirt oval.


 

October takes the series to two tracks which witnessed two barnburner shows in 2019, Wayne County Speedway in Wayne City, Ill. for the Jason Leffler Memorial on October 9, followed by the Harvest Cup on October 10 at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind.


 

November of 2019 was the busiest stretch out west in the history of USAC National Midget racing. In 2020, the schedule gets even busier beginning with two nights of the 53rd Western World Championships at Arizona Speedway on November 13-14. Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway moves to a new Tuesday night slot on November 17 while the Hangtown 100, which debuted with much fanfare last month at California's Placerville Speedway, has expanded from two to three nights for 2020 on November 19-20-21. The 80th edition of the prestigious Turkey Night Grand Prix returns to the seaside oval of California's Ventura Raceway on Thanksgiving night on November 26.

 


 

2020 USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK NATIONAL MIDGET SCHEDULE


 

Feb 7: Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, FL)


 

Feb 8: Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, FL)


 

Mar 7: (A) Southern Illinois Center (Du Quoin, IL)


 

Apr 10: Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, AR)


 

Apr 11: Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, AR)


 

Apr 24: Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, IN)


 

Apr 25: Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, IN)


 

May 15: Port City Raceway (Tulsa, OK)


 

May 16: Port City Raceway (Tulsa, OK)


 

Jun 2: Paragon Speedway (Paragon, IN)


 

Jun 3: Gas City I-69 Speedway (Gas City, IN)


 

Jun 4: Lincoln Park Speedway (Putnamville, IN)


 

Jun 5: Bloomington Speedway (Bloomington, IN)


 

Jun 6: Lawrenceburg Speedway (Lawrenceburg, IN)


 

Jun 7: Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, IN)


 

Jun 20: Dirt Oval 66 (Joliet, IL)


 

Jul 1-2: (A) The Dirt Track at IMS (Speedway, IN)


 

Jul 17: Jefferson County Speedway (Fairbury, NE)


 

Jul 18: Jefferson County Speedway (Fairbury, NE)


 

Jul 19: TBA


 

Jul 21: Red Dirt Raceway (Meeker, OK)


 

Aug 4: Grandview Speedway (Bechtelsville, PA)


 

Aug 5: Action Track USA (Kutztown, PA)


 

Aug 6: Bridgeport Speedway (Swedesboro, NJ)


 

Aug 7: Path Valley Speedway Park (Spring Run, PA)


 

Aug 8: Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway (Newmanstown, PA)


 

Sep 4: Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex (Sweet Springs, MO)


 

Sep 5: Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex (Sweet Springs, MO)


 

Sep 25: Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH)


 

Sep 26: Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH)


 

Oct 9: (A) Wayne County Speedway (Wayne City, IL)


 

Oct 10: Tri-State Speedway (Haubstadt, IN)


 

Nov 13: Arizona Speedway (San Tan Valley, AZ)


 

Nov 14: Arizona Speedway (San Tan Valley, AZ)


 

Nov 17: Bakersfield Speedway (Bakersfield, CA)


 

Nov 19: (A) Placerville Speedway (Placerville, CA)


 

Nov 20: (A) Placerville Speedway (Placerville, CA)


 

Nov 21: (A) Placerville Speedway (Placerville, CA)


 

Nov 25-26: Ventura Raceway (Ventura, CA)


 

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(A) = Appearance Points Only

 

 

C.J. Leary (Greenfield, Ind.)
(Josh James Artwork)



 

CHAMP LEARY TO RUN #1 FOR GILE ON 2020 USAC SPRINT TRAIL


 

By: Richie Murray - USAC Media


 

Indianapolis, Indiana (December 12, 2019).........Recently crowned champion C.J. Leary is on the move to Gene Gile Racing where he will pilot car No. 1 on the full USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car trail in 2020.


 

Leary makes the move to the Phoenix, Arizona-based GGR team following a single season at Reinbold/Underwood Motorsports in 2019, which resulted in a USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car title following two victories and series best 32 top-ten finishes in 34 starts.


 

However, the GGR team, led by Gene and his son, USAC Sands Chevrolet Southwest Sprint Car driver Dennis Gile, have had an eye on putting a program in place for Leary of Greenfield, Ind.


 

"I'm looking forward to the opportunity to drive for these guys," Leary said.  "Dennis has been trying to get me to run for him this whole past year.  He had been hinting to me that he's been wanting to do something.  Finally, everything came together."


 

Leary's exodus from Reinbold/Underwood came just days following their championship  celebration at Arizona Speedway in mid-November.  The team moved forward with other plans, leaving Leary with the opportunity to team up with Gile this next season.


 

"Andy (Reinbold) let me go at the end of the season," Leary explained.  "He just said he couldn't make a commitment to me.  He did everything he said he was going to.  We set out to win a championship and that's what we did.  There's no hard feelings there."


 

Along with Leary, his championship winning crew chief Davey Jones has made the migration to GGR as well.  With two months remaining until the season opener, the combo now has a team to put together basically from scratch and they're up to the task.

"We've got a long two months ahead of us before Florida," Leary reiterates.  "I'm really looking forward to getting started.  I don't really like the offseason with the down time and what not.  The biggest part is the waiting game.  We ordered four new motors from 1-Way Technology, ordered six new DRC cars from Joe Devin and six new rear ends from DMI.  This stuff just doesn't happen overnight.  Until we get all the parts to assemble the cars, we're just going to sit around and wait.  When we get everything, it'll only take a couple days to build the cars.  We've got a truck and trailer and a new mule on order.  It's an all new team and it's going to be top notch. We're going to come out of the gate swinging."


 

With the switch to No. 1 for 2020, Leary becomes the first reigning USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car champion to sport the number since Robert Ballou in 2016, something of which the 23-year-old driver has yet to do in his career.


 

"I've never run the No. 1 before," Leary admitted.  "I figured, after winning the biggest title I've ever won, it's probably the best time to do it.  Being No. 1, you unload with some clout, you could say, and maybe a little pressure.  Everybody knows you're the past champion.  My dad thinks it might be cursed, but I think it's going to be a really good year."


 

The 2020 season openers for the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship and the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship begin in February at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.  Midgets hit the track for practice on Feb. 6 with two full nights of racing to follow on Feb. 7-8.  The sprints take their turn the following week with practice on Feb. 12 and three-straight nights of full racing programs on Feb. 13-14-15 where, along with Leary, his GGR teammate Dennis Gile will be competing in car No. 13.

 

The growl of the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series thunder under the bridge on the back straightaway of Williams Grove Speedway during the 2019 season.
(Dave Dellinger Photo)




 

USAC SILVER CROWN SLATED FOR 12 RACES IN 2020;

ADDS SELINSGROVE DEBUT & GATEWAY RETURN


 

By: Richie Murray - USAC Media


 

Speedway, Indiana (December 12, 2019).........The 50th season of USAC Silver Crown racing features the versatile talent in the series tackling both dirt and pavement throughout its 12 race docket during the 2020 campaign, which includes a first-time venue in Pennsylvania's Selinsgrove Speedway dirt half-mile and a return visit to the ultra-fast paved 1.25-mile World Wide Technology Raceway in southern Illinois for the first time in four years.


 

The series gets underway on May 3 with a yet-to-be-announced event before moving onto the dirt for the 19th running of the Sumar Classic at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track on May 21, the second of two consecutive nights of USAC racing at the western Indiana half-mile dirt oval following the May 20 Tony Hulman Classic for the AMSOIL National Sprint Cars.


 

One night following the Sumar, the series hits the pavement of Brownsburg, Indiana's Lucas Oil Raceway for the Dave Steele Carb Night Classic on May 22. The event will mark just the seventh time the series has competed on back-to-back nights.


 

Williams Grove Speedway welcomes the series on June 12 to the famed half-mile whose history with the champ cars dates to the AAA era in 1946. The race falls on the Friday amidst the five-night Eastern Storm series for the AMSOIL National Sprint Cars through Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. It's back to the pavement exactly one week later on June 19 for the third running of the Dairyland 100 at Madison International Speedway in Oregon, Wisc.


 

World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Ill. returns to the series fold for the first time since 2016 when the track formerly known as Gateway Motorsports Park brings the series to the largest track on the schedule at 1.25 miles in length.


 

August 9 will mark the first occasion since 1983 that the Keystone state of Pennsylvania will serve as host to two Silver Crown events within the same season. That night arrives at the tail end of the previous five nights of USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget action August 4-8 during Eastern Midget Week. For Silver Crown, it will mark its debut at the half-mile dirt oval of Selinsgrove Speedway, which will also be USAC's first trip to the track since Mitch Smith's National Sprint Car victory there in 1971.


 

The Joe James/Pat O'Connor Memorial has been a staple of Salem (Ind.) Speedway's event calendar for nearly seven decades. The venerable paved .555-mile high banks bring the big cars to the hills on August 15. The following weekend, on August 22, features another classic of the Silver Crown schedule, the Bettenhausen 100 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds dirt mile in Springfield.


 

The second of the two remaining dirt miles resides in southern Illinois on the Magic Mile of the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds where the Silver Crown series treks to on its traditional Labor Day weekend date on September 6 for the Ted Horn 100. The month of September winds down with one of the most highly anticipated events of the year, the 39th 4-Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.


 

Ohio's Toledo Speedway will serve as the season finale for 2020, just as it was in both 2010 and 2011, on October 4 for the Rollie Beale Classic, honoring the 1973 USAC National Sprint Car champ, USAC official and National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee who hailed from the Glass City.


 

 

2020 USAC SILVER CROWN SCHEDULE


 

May 3: TBA (TBA)


 

May 21: (D) Terre Haute Action Track (Terre Haute, IN)


 

May 22: (P) Lucas Oil Raceway (Brownsburg, IN)


 

Jun 12: (D) Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, PA)


 

Jun 19: (P) Madison International Speedway (Oregon, WI)


 

Aug 2: (P#) World Wide Technology Raceway (Madison, IL)


 

Aug 9: (D) Selinsgrove Speedway (Selinsgrove, PA)


 

Aug 15: (P) Salem Speedway (Salem, IN)


 

Aug 22: (D#) Illinois State Fairgrounds (Springfield, IL)


 

Sep 6: (D) Du Quoin State Fairgrounds (Du Quoin, IL)


 

Sep 25-26: (D) Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH)


 

Oct 4: (P#) Toledo Speedway (Toledo, OH)


 

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(P) = Pavement Race


 

(D) = Dirt Race


 

# = Daytime Race

 

 

usAC.25 SERIES RELEASES 2020 NATIONAL SCHEDULE;

ADDS RICHMOND RACEWAY AND PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY


 

Speedway, Indiana (December 12, 2019).........The United States Auto Club (USAC) .25 Series has announced its popular quarter midgets national championship schedule for the 2020 season.


 

The series begins its national season once again at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 5-9 coinciding with NASCAR's famed The Clash at Daytona weekend. Kids ages 5 and up will travel from all over the country to showcase their talents on a temporarily constructed 1/20th mile-long racetrack located inside the World Center of Racing.


 

For the first time, the series will be competing on site at Richmond (Va.) Raceway and Portland (Ore.) International Raceway, both in conjunction with their respective NTT INDYCAR Series race weekends. The pavement national schedule wraps up with a return visit to Texas Motor Speedway on Oct. 22-25.


 

Two USAC.25-sanctioned clubs will play host to national pavement races in 2020. The dirt national championship will visit two east coast clubs and two in the Midwest. A fifth dirt national championship race will be announced in the forthcoming weeks.


 

With approximately 45 USAC.25 clubs located across the country, thousands of kids ages five and up, along with their families, participate in USAC-sanctioned quarter midget series events.

 


 

2020 USAC .25 NATIONAL MIDGET SCHEDULE


 

Feb 5-9: Daytona International Speedway (Daytona, FL) (P)


 

Apr 30-May 3: Road Runner QMA (Albuquerque, NM) (P)


 

Jun 11-14: Hagerstown QMA (Hagerstown, MD) (D)


 

Jun 25-28: Richmond Raceway (Richmond, VA) (P)


 

Jul 9-12: Northwest Ohio QMRA (Toledo, OH) (P)


 

Jul 30-Aug 2: Terre Haute QMA (Terre Haute, IN) (D)


 

Aug 13-16: Montgomery County QMRC (Phoenixville, PA) (D)


 

Sep 3-6: Portland International Raceway (Portland, OR) (P)


 

Sep 17-20: Christian County QMA (Taylorville, IL) (D)


 

Oct 22-25: Texas Motor Speedway (Fort Worth, TX) (P)


 

**TBA Dirt National Race - Location & Date TBA


 

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(P) = Pavement Race


 

(D) = Dirt Race

 

Dave Olson Photo



 
2020 USAC NATIONAL SPRINT SCHEDULE RELEASED

 
By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

 
Speedway, Indiana (December 11, 2019).........Forty-six events at 23 different venues across 14 states dot the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car calendar for the 2020 season with many of the familiar favorites joining a bevy of racetracks making their return to the schedule.

 
For the 11th consecutive season, the series begins the campaign with three-straight events in Florida, at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala on Feb. 13-14-15.  From there, the season kicks into gear in the Midwest springtime with an April 4 visit to Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway, followed by a southern Indiana doubleheader weekend at Bloomington Speedway on April 17 and Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt on April 18.

 
Seven races are slated for the Month of May with a double-dip weekend on May 1 and May 2 at Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kans.) and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 (Pevely, Mo.).  The banks of Eldora Speedway welcome the series on May 8-9 for #LetsRaceTwo along with the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws.  The Week of Indy commences with the 50th running of the Tony Hulman Classic at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track on May 20.  May rounds up with two consecutive nights at Minnesota's Jackson Motorplex, the series' first trip to the track since 2016.

 
The 14th edition of Eastern Storm takes the series eastbound to Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey for five sprint races in a six-night span, June 9 at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., June 10 at the newly-reconfigured Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J., June 11 at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pa., June 13 at Port Royal Speedway in Pennsylvania and the finale, June 14 at New York's Weedsport Speedway.  June comes to a close with a northern two-fer, first at Indiana's Plymouth Speedway on June 26 and a return to the state of Michigan and I-96 Speedway for the first time since 2013 on June 27.

 
Putnamville, Indiana's Lincoln Park Speedway celebrates Independence Day in style with the Bill Gardner Sprintacular on July 4, followed a week later by the series' lone visit to Nebraska and I-80 Speedway on July 9.  The second edition of the Corn Belt Nationals arrives on July 10-11 at Iowa's Knoxville Raceway.  From one fabled half-mile dirt track to another goes the series on July 15 at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

 
Late July brings about the 33rd installment of Indiana Sprint Week for seven races in nine days across the Hoosier state, opening with Gas City I-69 Speedway on July 24, before heading to Kokomo Speedway on July 25 and Lawrenceburg on July 26.  The series hits the road again for the second half of ISW at Terre Haute on July 29, Lincoln Park on July 30, Bloomington on July 31 and Tri-State on August 1, the first time the ISW series has ventured into the month of August since 1993.

 
The lone non-points, special event of the year, #GYATK Night, takes place at Kokomo on August 26, leading into the ninth running of Sprint Car Smackdown at the quarter mile dirt oval for three nights in a row on August 27-28-29.

 
Terre Haute's Jim Hurtubise Classic has the series back at the Action Track for the third time on Sep. 18 as will the Haubstadt Hustler at Tri-State on September 19.  Gas City's James Dean Classic brings the USAC Sprints East of Eden and North on I-69 on September 24, followed by the 39th edition of the 4-Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway.  The Fall Nationals at Lawrenceburg wind down the Midwest portion of the season on October 3.

 
For USAC, November signals the time to head west for a pair of prestigious events in California and Arizona.  First up is the 25th running of the Oval Nationals at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway for three nights on Nov. 5-6-7.  The following week is set for the series' finale along with the AMSOIL USAC/CRA and Sands Chevrolet Southwest Sprints on Nov. 13-14 at Arizona Speedway for the 53rd Western World Championship in San Tan Valley.

 
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2020 USAC AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE


 

Feb 13: Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, FL)


 

Feb 14: Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, FL)


 

Feb 15: Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, FL)


 

Apr 4: Lawrenceburg Speedway (Lawrenceburg, IN)


 

Apr 17: Bloomington Speedway (Bloomington, IN)


 

Apr 18: (M) Tri-State Speedway (Haubstadt, IN)


 

May 1: Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, KS)


 

May 2: Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 (Pevely, MO)


 

May 8: Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH)


 

May 9: Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH)


 

May 20: Terre Haute Action Track (Terre Haute, IN)


 

May 29: Jackson Motorplex (Jackson, MN)


 

May 30: Jackson Motorplex (Jackson, MN)


 

Jun 9: Grandview Speedway (Bechtelsville, PA)


 

Jun 10: Bridgeport Speedway (Swedesboro, NJ)


 

Jun 11: BAPS Motor Speedway (York Haven, PA)


 

Jun 13: Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, PA)


 

Jun 14: Weedsport Speedway (Weedsport, NY)


 

Jun 26: Plymouth Speedway (Plymouth, IN)


 

Jun 27: I-96 Speedway (Lake Odessa, MI)


 

Jul 4: Lincoln Park Speedway (Putnamville, IN)


 

Jul 9: I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, NE)


 

Jul 10: (A) (W) Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA)


 

Jul 11: (A) (W) Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA)


 

Jul 15: Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH)


 

Jul 24: Gas City I-69 Speedway (Gas City, IN)


 

Jul 25: Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, IN)


 

Jul 26: Lawrenceburg Speedway (Lawrenceburg, IN)


 

Jul 29: Terre Haute Action Track (Terre Haute, IN)


 

Jul 30: Lincoln Park Speedway (Putnamville, IN)


 

Jul 31: Bloomington Speedway (Bloomington, IN)


 

Aug 1: Tri-State Speedway (Haubstadt, IN)


 

Aug 26: Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, IN) (SE)


 

Aug 27: Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, IN)


 

Aug 28: Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, IN)


 

Aug 29: Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, IN)


 

Sep 18: Terre Haute Action Track (Terre Haute, IN)


 

Sep 19: (M) Tri-State Speedway (Haubstadt, IN)


 

Sep 24: Gas City I-69 Speedway (Gas City, IN)


 

Sep 26: Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH)


 

Oct 3: Lawrenceburg Speedway (Lawrenceburg, IN)


 

Nov 5: (C) (S) Perris Auto Speedway (Perris, CA)


 

Nov 6: (C) (S) Perris Auto Speedway (Perris, CA)


 

Nov 7: (C) (S) Perris Auto Speedway (Perris, CA)


 

Nov 13: (C) (S) Arizona Speedway (San Tan Valley, AZ)


 

Nov 14: (C) (S) Arizona Speedway (San Tan Valley, AZ)


 

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(M) = Co-sanctioned by the Midwest Sprint Car Series


 

(A) = Event awards appearance points only


 

(W) = Co-sanctioned by WAR


 

(C) = Co-sanctioned by USAC/CRA


 

(S) = Co-sanctioned by the USAC Southwest

 

 

Chris Windom (Canton, Ill.)
(Dave Olson Photo)



 
WINDOM ONWARD WITH HAYWARD
FOR 2020 USAC SPRINT SEASON

 
By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

 
Speedway, Indiana (December 9, 2019).........Two-time USAC National champion Chris Windom will suit up for Hayward Motorsports to drive car No. 19 on the full USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car trail in 2020.

 
Along with Windom, his longtime sidekick and crew chief Derek Claxton will be turning the wrenches on the machine that will carry sponsorship from NOS Energy Drink.  Additional corporate sponsors will be announced by the team during the Performance Racing Industry show this week in Indianapolis.

 
Windom, the 2016 USAC Silver Crown and 2017 National Sprint Car champion, began the 2019 AMSOIL National Sprint Car campaign in similar fashion with a new team, Parallax Group/Goacher Racing.  Their first race out of the box, they won at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.  Windom aims for a similar grand opening in his new digs with Hayward.

 
"It came together, I guess you could say, last minute." Windom explained.  "It was Sunday night (on Thanksgiving weekend) that he gave me a call and we chatted for a while.  I was at a point right now to where I was unsure with what I had for a sprint car deal next year.  I could've stayed with the same deal, but all the logistics weren't really put together yet.  Brody called me and basically offered me the full-time deal and to bring Derek along full-time as well.  That was something I couldn't really turn down.  I know they want to run a top-notch situation over there too.  I think it's going to be a good deal."

 
The Canton, Ill. native, who now resides in St. Louis, Mo., is the owner of 25 career USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature victories, tied for 21st all-time with Steve Butler and Jay Drake.  In 2019, with Parallax/Goacher, Windom notched four victories, 22 top-fives and 29 top-tens in 34 starts.

 
Ironically, in last year's season debut victory, Windom passed the Hayward Motorsports car driven by Kevin Thomas, Jr. on the final lap to score the win.  Windom gained additional victories at Granite City, Ill., Kokomo, Ind. and Gas City, Ind. to round out a year that saw him finish sixth in the final standings.

 
Hayward Motorsports, meanwhile, had Kevin Thomas, Jr. at the controls in 2019, and together, the combo captured a pair of victories during the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car season at Bloomington, Ind. and Lawrenceburg, Ind.  Last week, Thomas announced his return to the KT Motorsports No. 9K for the 2020 USAC season.

 
Since 2015, Hayward Motorsports has won 13 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature events as a team, nine with Bryan Clauson and two with Brady Bacon came under the Dooling/Hayward Motorsports banner while Thomas won a pair with Hayward a year ago.  Hayward expects the success to continue with Windom starting in February of 2020 in the Sunshine State.

 
We're very excited to bring Chris on board," Hayward exclaimed.  "Chris is a USAC champion and he ran really well this past year, is always a front runner and we're glad to have him at Hayward Motorsports in 2020."

 
The 2020 season openers for the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship and the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship begin in February at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.  Midgets hit the track for practice on Feb. 6 with two full nights of racing to follow on Feb. 7-8.  The sprints take their turn the following week with practice on Feb. 12 and three-straight nights of full racing programs on Feb. 13-14-15.

 

Tanner Carrick (Lincoln, Calif.)
(John Mahoney Photo)



 
CARRICK CATCHES RIDE WITH PETRY
 FOR 2020 USAC MIDGET SEASON

 
By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

 
Speedway, Indiana (December 9, 2019).........Tanner Carrick, who this past year became one of the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget division's five first-time winners, has found a new home with Petry Motorsports to chase a USAC Midget championship in 2020.

 
The 17-year-old Carrick, of Lincoln, Calif., will join the Petry Motorsports team after spending the past three seasons behind the wheel for Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian, for whom he captured 2017 USAC National Midget Rookie of the Year honors as well as his first career series victory in July of 2019 at Missouri's Sweet  Springs Motorsports Complex.

 
Major strides were made during Carrick's 2019 season where he garnered career highs in top-fives (6) and top-tens (18) while making all 31 feature events.  Carrick aims to take his game to another level in 2020 with a team that itself won twice this past year in the series with driver Kevin Thomas, Jr.

 
"I'm super excited," Carrick exclaimed.  "How it all sounds and from everything I've watched them do, it seems like it's going to be a better fit for me.  I feel like it'll be really good, starting out with something new and starting out fresh for a new season and getting the opportunity to work with (teammates) Kevin Thomas, Jr., Jerry Coons, Jr. and (car owner) Scott (Petry)."

 
Carrick's initial plans for 2020 were to head back to the west coast for a schedule made up primarily of sprint car races near his California home.  However, a deal was worked out between he and team owner Scott Petry for Carrick to join a surging team that also features Thomas and Coons, the former of which won in 2019 at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway and at Arizona Speedway in San Tan Valley, while Coons is a USAC Triple Crown champion.

 
"Tanner is a young gun with a lot of talent," Petry was quick to acknowledge.  "Obviously, he proved a lot with Keith.  He really came on at the end of this year.  It's a perfect opportunity for us to bring in the young kid with talent that we've always wanted with a couple veterans that we know can help mentor and coach the younger kids.  That's been our goal from day one, to bring in young talent and help build them up."

 
The 2020 season openers for the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship and the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship begin in February at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.  Midgets hit the track for practice on Feb. 6 with two full nights of racing to follow on Feb. 7-8.  The sprints take their turn the following week with practice on Feb. 12 and three-straight nights of full racing programs on Feb. 13-14-15.

 

 

Jason McDougal (#76m) was one of five first-time USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget winners in 2019, the most in a single season with the series since 2008.
(Dave Dellinger Photo)



 
2019 USAC NATIONAL MIDGET SEASON IN REVIEW

 
By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

 
Speedway, Indiana (December 5, 2019).........With the 64th USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget season in the books, we reflect on the most balanced season in recent times in terms of the variety of venues and the number of teams and drivers who stepped to the forefront to compete at an elite level throughout the duration of the most expansive schedule of events in more than two decades.

 
Firstly, Tyler Courtney and Clauson/Marshall Racing earned their first driver and owner championship, respectively, in the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget ranks just one year following their 2018 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car championship.  They're only the second driver/team combo to accomplish winning each of the titles in USAC's National Midget and National Sprint divisions in consecutive years following Josh Wise and Tony Stewart Racing's reign during 2005-06.

 
Courtney led nearly every statistical category with the series in 2019, including feature wins (8), laps led (175), top-fives (20), top-tens (26), fast qualifying times (8) and heat race wins (9).  Courtney was the first USAC National Midget champion driver since Cole Whitt in 2008 to win the title without starting every feature run during the season after missing the transfer in late November's Hangtown 100 opener.

 
The Indianapolis, Ind. native's eight series victories this year were the most by any one driver since Jeff Gordon won nine in 1990.  Courtney's 18 overall USAC National series wins in 2019 (8 Midget, 9 Sprint & 1 Silver Crown) are tied for the third most in a single season alongside A.J. Foyt's and Parneilli Jones' 1964 seasons and trail only J.J. Yeley's 23 National wins in 2003 and Foyt's 19 in 1961.

 
Courtney led the championship from start to finish following victories in the first two races of the season in Ocala, Fla., the first driver to lead the standings for the entire USAC National Midget season since Rico Abreu in 2014.  He's also just the ninth driver to win two in a row to start the season with the series since 1956.

 
His two victories in the Sunshine State during February made him just the eighth driver to win the season opener and the series championship in the same season, and the second in a row following Logan Seavey in 2018.

 
In only his sixth start of the season, Courtney picked up his fourth win of the 2019 campaign in May at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill., making him the fastest driver ever to reach the four-win mark with the series.

 
Courtney's 179-point final margin of victory in the standings was the largest since Darren Hagen's 201-point advantage to conclude the 2012 USAC National Midget season.  

 
Five first time USAC National Midget winners took the checkered flag this season with Cannon McIntosh (Southern Illinois Center), Chris Windom (Lawrenceburg Speedway), Jason McDougal (Jefferson County Speedway), Tanner Carrick (Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex) and Gio Scelzi (Placerville Speedway) capturing their initial series scores, the most in a single year since 2008.

 
The number of race winners with the series this year totaled 14, which is the most in a USAC National Midget season since 17 reached victory lane in 2008.

 
Cullman, Alabama's Kevin Thomas, Jr. won twice, first with a last lap, lap corner pass to win April's Kokomo Grand Prix at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway, then scored again in November during Western World at Arizona Speedway.

 
Logan Seavey's Indiana Midget Week opening night victory catapulted him into the 2019 IMW title and served as the first of his three wins on the season which was the most by a reigning series champion since Rico Abreu in 2015.   The Sutter, Calif. driver took additional wins during Mid-America Midget Week at Oklahoma's Red Dirt Raceway and Pennsylvania Midget Week at Lanco.

 
Ione, California's Justin Grant took RAMS Racing to its first USAC National Midget victory in June at Gas City I-69 Speedway during Indiana Midget Week.   The following night, Tanner Thorson capped off one of the most incredible comebacks in USAC history, with wounds and scars still readily evident on his body after sustaining a broken left arm and right foot, a cracked sternum, broken ribs and a punctured lung following a multi-car incident just three months earlier, the Minden, Nevada native delivered the victory at Lincoln Park Speedway during IMW, after starting 15th, the furthest back any winner started in the series in 2019.

 
In minimal appearances, Kyle Larson was second behind Courtney amongst all drivers with four wins.   The Elk Grove, Calif. driver won in June for Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian in the series' return to the Dirt Oval at Route 66 in Joliet, Ill. following a 15-year hiatus.

 
Larson then brought out his own car for the final four races during the western swing.   He pocketed a $32,000 payday in the richest USAC Midget event ever held, in November at Placerville. He followed up with two more victories at Bakersfield, Calif. and in the finale at Ventura, Calif. to become the fourth ever driver to win at least three Turkey Night Grands Prix.

 
That Thanksgiving night win marked just the third occasion in USAC National Midget history that a driver won the final three races to conclude the season (Billy Boat 1995 and Larson in 2012).   Larson also became the first driver in 24 years to win three-straight USAC National Midget races in the state of California (also Boat in 1995).

 
Zeb Wise earned his second and third career victories in the Keystone State in July and August at Action Track USA and Linda's Speedway after capturing his first a year prior at Lanco in the same state.   He finally broke through in the Hoosier state with a major triumph in the BC39 in September at The Dirt Track at IMS.

 
Chad Boat saw victory lane from both sides, first as a driver in August during Pennsylvania Midget Week at Path Valley Speedway Park, then again as a car owner/crew chief for Scelzi's win at Placerville.   Brady Bacon, who scaled back to a part-time role with FMR Racing after three full seasons for the team between 2016-18, returned to his winning ways with the team in the Western World finale at Arizona.

 
In the end, with eight victories between Courtney and his Clauson/Marshall Racing team at Ocala, Fla. twice, Kokomo, Ind., Granite City, Ill., Bloomington, Ind., Fairbury, Neb., Rossburg, Ohio's Eldora Speedway and Wayne City, Ill., CMR snapped Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian's seven year run of consecutive series owner championships.

 
Andrew Layser (Collegeville, Pa.) finished as the top Rookie in the standings (11th).   Carrick, Seavey and Thomas were the lone three drivers to start all 31 series events.   The most positions advanced by any one driver in a feature event throughout the series season was 19 by Kyle Larson (23rd to 4th) on the opening night of the Hangtown 100 at Placerville.

 
 
USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK NATIONAL MIDGET STAT LEADERS:

 
Driver Champion: Tyler Courtney

 
Owner Champion: Clauson/Marshall Racing #7BC

 
Rookie of the Year: Andrew Layser

 
Most Feature Wins: (8) Tyler Courtney

 
Laps Led: (175) Tyler Courtney

 
Top-Fives: (20) Tyler Courtney

 
Top-Tens: (26) Tyler Courtney

 
Fast Qualifying Times: (8) Tyler Courtney

 
Heat Race Wins: (9) Tyler Courtney

 
Feature Starts: (31) Tanner Carrick, Logan Seavey & Kevin Thomas, Jr.

 
Most Positions Gained in a Feature: (19) Kyle Larson (23rd to 4th on Nov. 19 at  Placerville Speedway)
 

 
2019 USAC MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE & WINNERS:

 
Feb 8: Ocala, FL - Bubba Raceway Park
WINNER: Tyler Courtney (Clauson/Marshall Racing #7BC)

 
Feb 9: Ocala, FL - Bubba Raceway Park
WINNER: Tyler Courtney (Clauson/Marshall Racing #7BC)

 
Mar 9: &&& Du Quoin, IL - Southern Illinois Center
WINNER: Cannon McIntosh (Dave Mac Motorsports #08)

 
Apr 5: Kokomo, IN - Kokomo Speedway
WINNER: Tyler Courtney (Clauson/Marshall Racing #7BC)

 
Apr 6: Kokomo, IN - Kokomo Speedway
WINNER: Kevin Thomas, Jr. (Petry Motorsports #5)

 
May 17: Granite City, IL - Tri-City Speedway
WINNER: Tyler Courtney (Clauson/Marshall Racing #7BC)

 
Jun 4: @@@ Montpelier, IN - Montpelier Motor Speedway
WINNER: Logan Seavey (Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian #67)

 
Jun 5: @@@ Gas City, IN - Gas City I-69 Speedway
WINNER: Justin Grant (RAMS Racing #4A)

 
Jun 6: @@@ Putnamville, IN - Lincoln Park Speedway
WINNER: Tanner Thorson (Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian #98)

 
Jun 7: @@@ Bloomington, IN - Bloomington Speedway
WINNER: Tyler Courtney (Clauson/Marshall Racing #7BC)

 
Jun 8: @@@ Lawrenceburg, IN - Lawrenceburg Speedway
WINNER: Chris Windom (Clauson/Marshall Racing #17BC)

 
Jun 29: Joliet, IL - Dirt Oval at Route 66
WINNER: Kyle Larson (Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian #97)

 
Jul 9: Meeker, OK - Red Dirt Raceway
WINNER: Logan Seavey (Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian #67)

 
Jul 12: Fairbury, NE - Jefferson County Speedway
WINNER: Jason McDougal (FMR Racing #76m)

 
Jul 13: Fairbury, NE - Jefferson County Speedway
WINNER: Tyler Courtney (Clauson/Marshall Racing #7BC)

 
Jul 14: Sweet Springs, MO - Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex
WINNER: Tanner Carrick (Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian #71K)

 
Jul 30: *** Bechtelsville, PA - Grandview Speedway
WINNER: Chris Windom (Clauson/Marshall Racing #17BC)

 
Jul 31: *** Kutztown, PA - Action Track USA
WINNER: Zeb Wise (Clauson/Marshall Racing #39BC)

 
Aug 1: *** Spring Run, PA - Path Valley Speedway Park
WINNER: Chad Boat (Tucker/Boat Motorsports #84)

 
Aug 2: *** Jonestown, PA - Linda's Speedway
WINNER: Zeb Wise (Clauson/Marshall Racing #39BC)

 
Aug 3: *** Newmanstown, PA - Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway
WINNER: Logan Seavey (Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian #67)

 
S ep 5: Speedway, IN - The Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
WINNER: Zeb Wise (Clauson/Marshall Racing #39BC)

 
Sep 28: Rossburg, OH - Eldora Speedway
WINNER: Tyler Courtney (Clauson/Marshall Racing #7BC)

 
Oct 17: Wayne City, IL - Wayne County Speedway
WINNER: Tyler Courtney (Clauson/Marshall Racing #7BC)

 
Oct 19: Haubstadt, IN - Tri-State Speedway
WINNER: Jason McDougal (FMR Racing #76m)

 
Nov 15: ### San Tan Valley, AZ - Arizona Speedway
WINNER: Kevin Thomas, Jr. (Petry Motorsports #5)

 
Nov 16: ### San Tan Valley, AZ - Arizona Speedway
WINNER: Brady Bacon (FMR Racing #76E)

 
Nov 19: ### Placerville, CA - Placerville Speedway
WINNER: Gio Scelzi (Tucker/Boat Motorsports #84)

 
Nov 20: ### Placerville, CA - Placerville Speedway
WINNER: Kyle Larson (Kyle Larson Open Wheel #1K)

 
Nov 23: ### Bakersfield, CA - Bakersfield Speedway
WINNER: Kyle Larson (Kyle Larson Open Wheel #1K)

 
Nov 28: ### Ventura, CA - Ventura Raceway
WINNER: Kyle Larson (Kyle Larson Open Wheel #1K)

 
------------------------ KEY DEFINITIONS -------------------------

 
Races noted with &&& represent an indoor race.

 
Races noted with @@@ represent Indiana Midget Week.

 
Races noted with *** represent a race with the USAC Eastern Midgets presented by  ARDC.

 
Races noted with ### represent a Co-Sanctioned race with the USAC Western States Midget Championship.

 
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2019 USAC MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVER POINT STANDINGS
1.    (2,040) Tyler Courtney (Indianapolis, IN)
2.    (1,861) Logan Seavey (Sutter, CA)
3.    (1,853) Chris Windom (Canton, IL)
4.    (1,784) Kevin Thomas, Jr. (Cullman, AL)
5.    (1,749) Zeb Wise (Angola, IN)
6.    (1,605) Tanner Carrick (Lincoln, CA)
7.    (1,581) Jerry Coons, Jr. (Tucson, AZ)
8.    (1,531) Jason McDougal (Broken Arrow, OK)
9.    (1,421) Tucker Klaasmeyer (Paola, KS)
10. (1,255) Chad Boat (Phoenix, AZ)
11. (1,188) ®Andrew Layser (Collegeville, PA)
12. (1,056) Tanner Thorson (Minden, NV)
13. (979) ®Jesse Colwell (Red Bluff, CA)
14. (896) ®Karsyn Elledge (Mooresville, NC)
15. (768) Justin Grant (Ione, CA)
16. (756) ®Holley Hollan (Broken Arrow, OK)
17. (702) Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, OK)
18. (665) ®Ethan Mitchell (Mooresville, NC)
19. (634) ®C.J. Leary (Greenfield, IN)
20. (631) Tyler Thomas (Collinsville, OK)
21. (448) Zach Daum (Pocahontas, IL)
22. (447) Michael Pickens (Auckland, NZ)
23. (422) Shane Golobic (Fremont, CA)
24. (388) ®Cole Bodine (Rossville, IN)
25. (348) Sam Johnson (St. Peters, MO)
26. (301) ®Zane Hendricks (Stillwater, OK)
27. (176) ®Sterling Cling (Tempe, AZ)
28. (170) ®Oliver Akard (Ft. Myers, FL)
29. (141) Steve Buckwalter (Royersford, PA)
30. (130) Tyler Nelson (Olathe, KS)
31. (124) Tony DiMattia (Malvern, PA)
32. (104) ®Steve Craig (Levittown, PA)
33. (93) ®Curtis Spicer (Marysville, KS)
34. (71) ®Karter Sarff (Mason City, IL)
35. (49) Adam Pierson (East Corinth, VT)
36. (10) ®Kenney Johnson (Bethany, CT)
® = USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Rookie

 
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2019 USAC MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP OWNER POINT STANDINGS
1.    (2,040) Clauson/Marshall Racing #7BC (Fishers, IN)
2.    (1,861) Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian #67 (Columbus, IN)
3.    (1,853) Clauson/Marshall Racing #17BC (Fishers, IN)
4.    (1,784) Petry Motorsports #5 (Greenfield, IN)
5.    (1,749) Clauson/Marshall Racing #39BC (Fishers, IN)
6.    (1,708) FMR Racing #76m (Palm City, FL)
7.    (1,613) Tucker/Boat Motorsports #84 (Mooresville, NC)
8.    (1,605) Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian #71K (Columbus, IN)
9.    (1,581) Petry Motorsports #25 (Greenfield, IN)
10. (1,421) Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian #27 (Columbus, IN)
11. (1,188) Clauson/Marshall Racing #47BC (Fishers, IN)
12. (979) Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian #71 (Columbus, IN)
13. (975) Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian #98 (Columbus, IN)
14. (896) Tucker/Boat Motorsports #1 (Mooresville, NC)
15. (815) Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian #97 (Columbus, IN)
16. (768) RAMS Racing #4A (Lees Summit, MO)
17. (756) Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian #67K (Columbus, IN)
18. (672) RMS LLC #7x (Western Springs, IL)
19. (631) Tyler Thomas Motorsports #91T (Collinsville, OK)
20. (622) Steve Reynolds #21KS (Springfield, IL)
21. (518) Bundy Built Motorsports #19m (Mooresville, NC)
22. (493) Petry Motorsports #15 (Greenfield, IN)
23. (448) Daum Motorsports #5D (Pocahontas, IL)
24. (432) Matt Wood Racing #17w (Elk Grove, CA)
25. (376) FMR Racing #76E (Palm City, FL)
26. (301) Zane Hendricks Racing #27z (Stillwater, OK)
27. (275) Petry Motorsports #35 (Greenfield, IN)
28. (275) RMS LLC #36 (Western Springs, IL)
29. (170) Dan & Shellie Akard #41 (Fort Myers, FL)
30. (130) Tyler Nelson Racing #88 (Indianapolis, IN)
31. (124) Tony DiMattia Motorsports #50 (Malvern, PA)
32. (111) Tri-C Motorsports #3c (West Sacramento, CA)
33. (104) Steve Craig #55 (Levittown, PA)
34. (102) Brian Buckwalter #0 (Douglassville, PA)
35. (93) Spicer Racecraft #4 (Marysville, KS)
36. (84) Bus Racing Team #17 (Prescott, AZ)
37. (70) Steve Reynolds/Jetson Motorsports #19J (Springfield, IL)
38. (49) Mancini/Manafort Racing #74m (Plainville, CT)
39. (10) Jeff Johnson #46 (Bethany, CT)
40. (10) Cornell Racing Stables #8 (Monee, IL)

 
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2019 USAC MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ROOKIE DRIVER POINT STANDINGS
1.    (1,188) Andrew Layser (Collegeville, PA)
2.    (979) Jesse Colwell (Red Bluff, CA)
3.    (896) Karsyn Elledge (Mooresville, NC)
4.    (756) Holley Hollan (Broken Arrow, OK)
5.    (665) Ethan Mitchell (Mooresville, NC)
6.    (634) C.J. Leary (Greenfield, IN)
7.    (388) Cole Bodine (Rossville, IN)
8.    (301) Zane Hendricks (Stillwater, OK)
9.    (176) Sterling Cling (Tempe, AZ)
10. (170) Oliver Akard (Ft. Myers, FL)
11. (104) Steve Craig (Levittown, PA)
12. (93) Curtis Spicer (Marysville, KS)
13. (71) Karter Sarff (Mason City, IL)
14. (10) Kenney Johnson (Bethany, CT)

 
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2019 USAC MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP STATISTICS

 
FEATURE WINS:

 
1. (8) Tyler Courtney (Feb 8 at Bubba Raceway Park, Feb 9 at Bubba Raceway Park, Apr 5 at Kokomo Speedway, May 17 at Tri-City Speedway, Jun 7 at Bloomington Speedway, Jul 13 at Jefferson County Speedway, Sep 28 at Eldora Speedway & Oct 17 at Wayne County Speedway)

 
2. (4) Kyle Larson (Jun 29 at Dirt Oval at Route 66, Nov 20 at Placerville Speedway, Nov 23 at Bakersfield Speedway & Nov 29 at Ventura Raceway)

 
3. (3) Logan Seavey (Jun 4 at Montpelier Motor Speedway, Jul 9 at Red Dirt Raceway & Aug 3 at Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway)

 
   (3) Zeb Wise (Jul 31 at Action Track USA, Aug 2 at Linda's Speedway & Sep 5 The  Dirt Track at IMS)

 
5. (2) Jason McDougal (Jul 12 at Jefferson County Speedway & Oct 19 at Tri-State Speedway)
    
    (2) Kevin Thomas, Jr. (Apr 6 at Kokomo Speedway & Nov 15 at Arizona Speedway)
  
  (2) Chris Windom (Jun 8 at Lawrenceburg Speedway & Jul 30 at Grandview Speedway)

 
8. (1) Brady Bacon (Nov 16 at Arizona Speedway)
    (1) Chad Boat (Aug 1 at Path Valley Speedway Park)
    (1) Tanner Carrick (Jul 14 at Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex)
    (1) Justin Grant (Jun 5 at Gas City I-69 Speedway)
    (1) Cannon McIntosh (Mar 9 at the Southern Illinois Center)
    (1) Gio Scelzi (Nov 19 at Placerville Speedway)
    (1) Tanner Thorson (Jun 6 at Lincoln Park Speedway)

 
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FEATURE LAPS LED:
1.    (175) Tyler Courtney
2.    (129) Logan Seavey
3.    (124) Kyle Larson
4.    (107) Cannon McIntosh
5.    (98) Kevin Thomas, Jr.
6.    (71) Justin Grant
7.    (55) Chris Windom
8.    (48) Zeb Wise
9.    (41) Brady Bacon
10. (40) Jason McDougal
11. (38) Chad Boat
12. (37) Tyler Thomas
13. (36) Tanner Thorson
14. (30) Gio Scelzi
15. (25) Tucker Klaasmeyer
16. (24) Tanner Carrick
17. (21) Thomas Meseraull
18. (15) Aaron Reutzel
19. (10) Michael Pickens
20. (4) Jerry Coons, Jr.
21. (2) Jesse Colwell & Andrew Layser

 
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TOP-FIVE FEATURE FINISHES:

 
1.    (20) Tyler Courtney

 
2.    (15) Logan Seavey

 
3.    (14) Chris Windom

 
4.    (13) Zeb Wise

 
5.    (12) Kevin Thomas, Jr.

 
6.    (10) Chad Boat & Jason McDougal

 
8.    (7) Kyle Larson & Tanner Thorson

 
10. (6) Tanner Carrick, Jerry Coons, Jr. & Justin Grant

 
13. (4) Cannon McIntosh

 
14. (3) Rico Abreu & C.J. Leary

 
16. (2) Jesse Colwell, Carson Macedo & Tyler Thomas

 
19. (1) Brady Bacon, Spencer Bayston, Jonathan Beason, Christopher Bell, Ryan Bernal, Kyle Cummins, Zach Daum, Shane Golobic, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Ethan Mitchell, Michael Pickens, Gio Scelzi & Dillon Welch

 
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TOP-TEN FEATURE FINISHES:

 
1.    (26) Tyler Courtney

 
2.    (25) Logan Seavey & Chris Windom

 
4.    (20) Kevin Thomas, Jr.

 
5.    (18) Tanner Carrick, Jerry Coons, Jr. & Zeb Wise

 
8.    (17) Jason McDougal

 
9.    (14) Chad Boat & Tanner Thorson

 
11. (13) Tucker Klaasmeyer

 
12. (9) Kyle Larson

 
13. (8) Justin Grant & Andrew Layser

 
15. (6) Shane Golobic

 
16. (5) Brady Bacon, Jesse Colwell, Zach Daum, C.J. Leary, Cannon McIntosh, Thomas Meseraull & Tyler Thomas

 
23. (4) Rico Abreu & Gio Scelzi

 
25. (3) Spencer Bayston, Michael Pickens & Dillon Welch

 
28. (2) Ryan Bernal, Carson Macedo & Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.

 
31. (1) Jonathan Beason, Christopher Bell, Steve Buckwalter, Timmy Buckwalter, Kyle Cummins, Robert Dalby, Sam Johnson, Buddy Kofoid, Ethan Mitchell, Daryn Pittman, Aaron Reutzel, Daniel Robinson & Matt Sherrell

 
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FATHEADZ EYEWEAR FAST QUALIFYING TIMES:

 
1. (8) Tyler Courtney

 
2. (4) Kyle Larson & Zeb Wise

 
4. (3) Logan Seavey

 
5. (2) Kevin Thomas, Jr. & Dillon Welch

 
7. (1) Shane Golobic, Justin Grant, Ethan Mitchell, Gio Scelzi & Chris Windom

 
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HEAT RACE WINS: (Presented by Simpson Race Products, Competition Suspension, Inc., AutoMeter & Indy Race Parts)

 
1.    (9) Tyler Courtney

 
2.    (8) Chad Boat & Tanner Carrick

 
4.    (7) Kevin Thomas, Jr. & Zeb Wise

 
6. (6) Jason McDougal

 
7. (5) Tucker Klaasmeyer, Thomas Meseraull, Logan Seavey & Tyler Thomas

 
11. (4) Brady Bacon, Jesse Colwell & Chris Windom

 
14. (3) Jerry Coons, Jr., Dave Darland, Andrew Layser & Cannon McIntosh

 
18. (2) Zach Daum, Karsyn Elledge, Justin Grant, Holley Hollan, Ethan Mitchell, Jake  Neuman, Daison Pursley & Tanner Thorson

 
26. (1) Rico Abreu, Spencer Bayston, Jonathan Beason, Cole Bodine, Colby Copeland, Robert Dalby, Colton Heath, Chase Johnson, Sam Johnson, Kyle Larson, Ace McCarthy, Daniel Robinson, Gio Scelzi, Jake Swanson & Dillon Welch

 
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C-MAIN WINS:

 
1. (1) Brady Bacon, Michael Faccinto, Sam Johnson, Buddy Kofoid & Michael Pickens

 
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D-MAIN WINS:

 
1. (1) Jonathan Beason & Brent Beauchamp

 
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QUALIFYING RACE WINS:

 
1. (2) Jesse Colwell, Tyler Courtney & Tyler Thomas

 
4. (1) Christopher Bell, Tanner Carrick, Colten Cottle, Dave Darland, Zach Daum, Kyle Larson, Michael Pickens, Daniel Robinson, Gio Scelzi, Dillon Welch & Zeb Wise

 
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DASH/PURSUIT WINS:

 
1. (1) Kyle Larson & Jason McDougal

 
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SEMI WINS:

 
1. (3) Tanner Thorson

 
2. (2) Christopher Bell & Logan Seavey

 
4. (1) Brady Bacon, Ryan Bernal, Jerry Coons, Jr., Dave Darland, Justin Grant, Sam Johnson, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Kyle Larson, Carson Macedo, Cannon McIntosh, Thomas Meseraull, Jake Neuman, Aaron Reutzel, Gio Scelzi, Brad Sweet, Chris Windom & Zeb Wise

 
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FEATURE STARTS:

 
1.    (31) Tanner Carrick, Logan Seavey & Kevin Thomas, Jr.

 
4.    (30) Jerry Coons, Jr., Tyler Courtney, Chris Windom & Zeb Wise

 
8.    (29) Tucker Klaasmeyer

 
9.    (28) Jason McDougal

 
10. (24) Andrew Layser

 
11. (23) Chad Boat

 
12. (22) Jesse Colwell

 
13. (18) Tanner Thorson

 
14. (17) Karsyn Elledge

 
15. (16) Holley Hollan & Thomas Meseraull

 
17. (14) Justin Grant

 
18. (13) Brady Bacon

 
19. (12) Tyler Thomas

 
20. (11) Kyle Larson, C.J. Leary & Cannon McIntosh

 
23. (10) Cole Bodine & Michael Pickens

 
25. (9) Dave Darland, Ethan Mitchell & Gio Scelzi

 
28. (8) Robert Dalby, Zach Daum & Shane Golobic

 
31. (7) Rico Abreu, Zane Hendricks, Sam Johnson & Dillon Welch

 
35. (5) Spencer Bayston & Steven Drevicki

 
37. (4) Bobby Butler, Kyle Cummins, Noah Gass, Buddy Kofoid, Shannon McQueen,  Jake Neuman Daison Pursley, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. & Jake Swanson

 
46. (3) Christopher Bell, Ryan Bernal, Colby Copeland, Steve Craig, Zach Curtis, Cory Elliott, Shawn Jackson, Carson Macedo, Aaron Reutzel, Daniel Robinson & Curtis Spicer

 
57. (2) Lance Bennett, Olivia Bennett, Bruce Buckwalter, Jr., Steve Buckwalter, Timmy Buckwalter, Sterling Cling, Brett Conkling, Conor Daly, Ryan Greth, Chase Johnson, Ace McCarthy, Adam Pierson, Karter Sarff, C.J. Sarna, Tyler Seavey, Brad Sweet, A.J. Valim, Kevin Woody, Jr. & Alex Yankowski

 
76. (1) Jonathan Beason, Clinton Boyles, Joe Boyles, Alex Bright, Chase Briscoe, Colten Cottle, Hank Davis, Andrew Deal, Tony DiMattia, Chad Frewaldt, Russ Gamester, Casey Hicks, Chase Jones, Tommy Kunsman, Austin Liggett, Critter Malone, Marvin Mitchell, Kameron Morral, Kyle O'Gara, Billy Pauch, Jr., Justin Peck, Daryn Pittman, Kendall Ruble, Matt Sherrell, Jamie Speers, Presley Truedson, Matt Veatch, Chad Winfrey, Ben Worth & J.J. Yeley

 
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KSE RACING PRODUCTS "HARD CHARGER" OF THE RACE

 
Feb 8: Bubba Raceway Park - Chris Windom (11th to 3rd)

 
Feb 9: Bubba Raceway Park - Tanner Thorson (24th to 7th)

 
Mar 9: Southern Illinois Center - Chad Boat (15th to 2nd)

 
Apr 5: Kokomo Speedway - Dave Darland (21st to 11th)

 
Apr 6: Kokomo Speedway - Andrew Layser (22nd to 16th)

 
May 17: Tri-City Speedway - Cannon McIntosh (18th to 7th)

 
Jun 4: Montpelier Motor Speedway - Jerry Coons, Jr. (20th to 11th)

 
Jun 5: Gas City I-69 Speedway - Tyler Courtney (15th to 6th)

 
Jun 6: Lincoln Park Speedway - Tanner Thorson (15th to 1st)

 
Jun 7: Bloomington Speedway - Chris Windom (22nd to 4th)

 
Jun 8: Lawrenceburg Speedway - Chad Boat (15th to 2nd)

 
Jun 29: Dirt Oval at Route 66 - Jason McDougal (19th to 9th)

 
Jul 9: Red Dirt Raceway - Jonathan Beason (17th to 5th)

 
Jul 12: Jefferson County Speedway - Tyler Courtney (12th to 2nd)

 
Jul 13: Jefferson County Speedway - Tyler Thomas (11th to 5th)

 
Jul 14: Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex - Daniel Robinson (23rd to 8th)

 
Jul 30: Grandview Speedway - Tanner Thorson (15th to 4th)

 
Jul 31: Action Track USA - Chris Windom (12th to 3rd)

 
Aug 1: Path Valley Speedway Park - Timmy Buckwalter (16th to 9th)

 
Aug 2: Linda's Speedway - Zeb Wise (8th to 1st)

 
Aug 3: Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway - Jason McDougal (12th to 3rd)

 
Sep 5: The Dirt Track at IMS - Tyler Courtney (20th to 2nd)

 
Sep 28: Eldora Speedway - Tucker Klaasmeyer (18th to 9th)

 
Oct 17: Wayne County Speedway - Logan Seavey (19th to 4th)

 
Oct 19: Tri-State Speedway - Justin Grant (16th to 5th)

 
Nov 15: Arizona Speedway - Kyle Cummins (21st to 14th)

 
Nov 16: Arizona Speedway - Rico Abreu (18th to 5th)

 
Nov 19: Placerville Speedway - Kyle Larson (23rd to 4th)

 
Nov 20: Placerville Speedway - Tyler Courtney (24th to 8th)

 
Nov 23: Bakersfield Speedway - Thomas Meseraull (20th to 8th)

 
Nov 29: Ventura Raceway - Shane Golobic (24th to 9th)

 
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WILWOOD BRAKES 13TH PLACE FINISHERS:

 
Feb 8: Bubba Raceway Park - Tyler Thomas

 
Feb 9: Bubba Raceway Park - Zane Hendricks

 
Mar 9: Southern Illinois Center - Tanner Carrick

 
Apr 5: Kokomo Speedway - Tyler Thomas

 
Apr 6: Kokomo Speedway - Jake Neuman

 
May 17: Tri-City Speedway - Tanner Carrick

 
Jun 4: Montpelier Motor Speedway - Michael Pickens

 
Jun 5: Gas City I-69 Speedway - Andrew Layser

 
Jun 6: Lincoln Park Speedway - Holley Hollan

 
Jun 7: Bloomington Speedway - Jerry Coons, Jr.

 
Jun 8: Lawrenceburg Speedway - Jesse Colwell

 
Jun 29: Dirt Oval at Route 66 - Zach Daum

 
Jul 9: Red Dirt Raceway - Shannon McQueen

 
Jul 12: Jefferson County Speedway - Tanner Thorson

 
Jul 13: Jefferson County Speedway - Shannon McQueen

 
Jul 14: Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex - Joe Boyles

 
Jul 30: Grandview Speedway - Jason McDougal

 
Jul 31: Action Track USA - Tucker Klaasmeyer

 
Aug 1: Path Valley Speedway Park - Kyle Larson

 
Aug 2: Linda's Speedway - Steven Drevicki

 
Aug 3: Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway - Zeb Wise

 
Sep 5: The Dirt Track at IMS - Michael Pickens

 
Sep 28: Eldora Speedway - Dave Darland

 
Oct. 17: Wayne County Speedway - Gio Scelzi

 
Oct. 19: Tri-State Speedway - Jerry Coons, Jr.

 
Nov 15: Arizona Speedway - Tucker Klaasmeyer

 
Nov 16: Arizona Speedway - Shannon McQueen

 
Nov 19: Placerville Speedway - Brady Bacon

 
Nov 20: Placerville Speedway - Chris Windom

 
Nov 23: Bakersfield Speedway - Buddy Kofoid

 
Nov 29: Ventura Raceway - Jerry Coons, Jr.

 
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SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS FIRST NON-TRANSFERS:

 
Feb 8: Bubba Raceway Park - Ethan Mitchell

 
Mar 9: Southern Illinois Center - Zane Hendricks & Jake Neuman

 
Apr 5: Kokomo Speedway - Jake Neuman

 
Apr 6: Kokomo Speedway - Ethan Mitchell

 
May 17: Tri-City Speedway - Andrew Layser

 
Jun 4: Montpelier Motor Speedway - Noah Gass

 
Jun 5: Gas City I-69 Speedway - Ethan Mitchell

 
Jun 6: Lincoln Park Speedway - Kyle Cummins

 
Jun 7: Bloomington Speedway - Cannon McIntosh

 
Jun 8: Lawrenceburg Speedway - Sterling Cling

 
Jun 29: Dirt Oval at Route 66 - Jake Neuman

 
Jul 9: Red Dirt Raceway - Andrew Layser

 
Sep 5: The Dirt Track at IMS - Sam Johnson

 
Oct. 17: Wayne County Speedway - Holley Hollan

 
Oct. 19: Tri-State Speedway - Sam Johnson

 
Nov 15: Arizona Speedway - Shannon McQueen

 
Nov 16: Arizona Speedway - Robert Dalby

 
Nov 19: Placerville Speedway - Tyler Courtney, Zeb Wise & Cory Elliott

 
Nov 20: Placerville Speedway - Zeb Wise

 
Nov 23: Bakersfield Speedway - Andrew Layser

 
Nov 29: Ventura Raceway - Andrew Layser

 
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USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK NATIONAL MIDGET DRIVER ROSTER:

 
A

 
Rico Abreu/St. Helena, CA (Keith Kunz Motorsports-Curb-Agajanian #97)

 
®Oliver Akard/Ft. Myers, FL (Dan & Shellie Akard #41)

 
Chris Andrews/Tulsa, OK (Miller Racing #95)
 
B

 
Brady Bacon/Broken Arrow, OK (Daryl Saucier #1ST, TKH Motorsports #21H, Keith Ford #73T, FMR Racing #76, FMR Racing #76E, FMR Racing #76m & Central Motorsports #85)

 
Tyler Baran/Joliet, IL (B-Boyz Motorsports #11)

 
Chris Baue/Indianapolis, IN (Chris Baue #9)

 
Spencer Bayston/Lebanon, IN (Hayward Motorsports #19)

 
Cody Beard/Huntingburg, IN (Cody Beard #7)

 
Jonathan Beason/Broken Arrow, OK (Hard Eight Racing #8J, Steve Reynolds  Motorsports #21FS & Six8 Motorsports #68)

 
Brent Beauchamp/Avon, IN (Kevin Arnold #43)

 
Brett Becker/Odessa, TX (Brett Becker Racing #2B)

 
Kyle Beilman/Mar Vista, CA (Beilman Motorsports #31B)

 
Christopher Bell/Norman, OK (Keith Kunz Motorsports-Curb-Agajanian #21 & Tucker- Boat Motorsports #84x)

 
Robert Bell/Colfax, IA (Robert Bell #71B)

 
Blaze Bennett/Parker, CO (Blaze Bennett #10B & Olivia Bennett #77B)

 
Lance Bennett/Aurora, CO (Olivia Bennett #10)

 
Olivia Bennett/Aurora, CO (Olivia Bennett #77)

 
Ryan Bernal/Hollister, CA (Matt Wood Racing #77w)

 
Travis Berryhill/American Canyon, CA (Manic Racing #31)

 
Chad Boat/Phoenix, AZ (Tucker-Boat Motorsports #84)

 
®Cole Bodine/Rossville, IN (Petry Motorsports #15 & Petry Motorsports #35)

 
Blake Bower/Brentwood, CA (Tony Boscacci & Chris Walker #10B)

 
Clinton Boyles/Greenwood, MO (Mounce Motorsports #9)

 
Joe Boyles/Greenwood, MO (Joe Boyles #98B)

 
Alex Bright/Collegeville, PA (Daryl Saucier #1ST & Seymour Performance #29A)

 
Chase Briscoe/Mitchell, IN (Chase Briscoe Racing #5B)

 
Kaidon Brown/Sydney, AU (Matt Wood Racing #97w)

 
Kaylee Bryson/Muskogee, OK (Dave Mac Motorsports #11B)

 
Jake Bubak/Arvada, CO (Patrick Bourke #27B)

 
Bruce Buckwalter, Jr./Mechanicsburg, PA (Bruce Buckwalter, Sr. #83)

 
Steve Buckwalter/Royersford, PA (Brian Buckwalter #0 & Brian Buckwalter #25B)

 
Timmy Buckwalter/Douglassville, PA (Seymour Performance #29B)

 
David Budres/Beloit, WI (Manic Racing #23m)

 
Bobby Butler/Bridgeport, NJ (Rusty Myers #5B)

 
C

 
Tanner Carrick/Lincoln, CA (Keith Kunz Motorsports-Curb-Agajanian #71K)

 
Robert Carson/Concord, CA (Howard & Karen Segur #99x)

 
Grady Chandler/Piedmont, OK (Mounce Motorsports #19s)

 
Thomas Chandler/Festus, MO (Rich Roney #1T)

 
Mark Chisholm/Cheyenne, WY (Mark Chisholm #56x)

 
®Sterling Cling/Tempe, AZ (Petry Motorsports #35)

 
Maria Cofer/Macdoel, CA (Steve Reynolds Motorsports #21m, Johnny Cofer #57 &  Marcie Campbell #71s)

 
®Jesse Colwell/Red Bluff, CA (Keith Kunz Motorsports-Curb-Agajanian #71)

 
Brett Conkling/Westwood, NJ (Brett Conkling #0NJ)

 
Jerry Coons, Jr./Tucson, AZ (Petry Motorsports #25)

 
Colby Copeland/Roseville, CA (Matt Wood Racing #27w)

 
Colten Cottle/Kansas, IL (Travis Young #56AP)

 
Tyler Courtney/Indianapolis, IN (Clauson-Marshall Racing #7BC)

 
®Steve Craig/Levittown, PA (Steve Craig #55)

 
Tim Crawley/Benton, AR (Tim Crawley #4J)

 
Braydon Cromwell/Lone Jack, MO (Mounce Motorsports #9)

 
Kyle Cummins/Princeton, IN (Jack Yeley & Glenn Styres #1G, Jack Yeley, Glenn Styres  #2G & RMS LLC #71x)

 
Zach Curtis/Spring City, PA (Jack Curtis #75)
 
D

 
Robert Dalby/Anaheim, CA (Ken Dalby #4D & Tucker-Boat Motorsports #85)

 
Conor Daly/Noblesville, IN (Petry Motorsports #15 & Petry Motorsports #35)

 
Dave Darland/Lincoln, IN (Petry Motorsports #15, RMS LLC #36 & Del Morris #71R)

 
Zach Daum/Pocahontas, IL (Daum Motorsports #5D)

 
Hank Davis/Sand Springs, OK (Dean Franklin #42)

 
Andrew Deal/Caney, KS (Mike & Karen Deal #15D)

 
Justin Dickerson/Pittsboro, IN (Mike Dickerson #21D)

 
Tony DiMattia/Malvern, PA (Tony DiMattia #50)

 
Nick Drake/Mooresville, NC (CR Motorsports #7R & Troy Cline #55)

 
Ken Drangmeister/Hobart, IN (Ken Drangmeister #76)

 
Rich Drangmeister/Hobart, IN (#3 Rich Drangmeister)

 
Steven Drevicki/Reading, PA (Randy Heckman #12)

 
Bryan Drollinger/San Pedro, CA (Drollinger Bros. Racing #71D)

 
E

 
Tyler Edwards/Salina, OK (Jake Swanson #17s)

 
®Karsyn Elledge/Mooresville, NC (Tucker-Boat Motorsports #1)

 
Cory Elliott/Bakersfield, CA (Mitch Elliott #11E)

 
F

 
Michael Faccinto/Hanford, CA (Mitch Elliott #11F & D el Morris #47m)

 
Andrew Felker/Carl Junction, MO (Chad Shields #44)

 
Frank Flud/Pryor, OK (Bobby Springer #25s)

 
Chad Frewaldt/Kansas City, KS (Chad Frewaldt #4F)

 
 
G

 
Russ Gamester/Peru, IN (Gamester Racing #46)

 
Damion Gardner/Concord, CA (Klatt Enterprises #4)

 
Ronnie Gardner/Riverside, CA (Six8 Motorsports #68)

 
Carson Garrett/Littleton, CO (Broc Garrett #15x)

 
Noah Gass/Mounds, OK (Randy Gass #20G)

 
Dustin Golobic/Fremont, CA (Matt Wood Racing #17w)

 
Shane Golobic/Fremont, CA (Matt Wood Racing #17w)

 
Justin Grant/Ione, CA (RAMS Racing #4A)

 
Ryan Greth/Newport, PA (Mullet Racing #4)

 
Tony Gualda/Hollister, CA (Kruseman Motorsports #18K)
 
H

 
Derek Hagar/Marion, AR (Hagar-Proctor Racing #9JR)

 
Ryan Hall/Midlothian, TX (Mark Bush #2)

 
Ron Hazelton/Chatsworth, CA (Ron Hazelton #15H)

 
Colton Heath/Marysville, WA (Carla & Gaylon Stewart #99)

 
®Zane Hendricks/Stillwater, OK (Zane Hendricks Racing #27z)

 
Johnathon Henry/Stockton, CA (LKK Racing #1K)

 
Anton Hernandez/Arlington, TX (Bear Wood #8JR)

 
John Heydenreich/Bloomsburg, PA (John Givens #22)

 
Casey Hicks/Platt City, MO (Casey Hicks #5H)

 
®Holley Hollan/Broken Arrow, OK (Keith Kunz Motorsports-Curb-Agajanian #67K)

 
Emilio Hoover/Broken Arrow, OK (James Hoover #9H)

 
Luke Howard (Overland Park, KS (Jay Mounce #00)

 
I

 
Dylan Ito/Ventura, CA (Keith Ford #73)
 
J

 
Dakota Jackson/Elizabethtown, IN (Kevin Arnold #43)

 
Shawn Jackson/Bear, DE (Shawn Jackson #7J)

 
Chris Jagger, Jr./Warsaw, IN (Chris Jagger, Jr. #32J)

 
Chase Johnson/Penngrove, CA (Tom Malloy #25x)

 
Colby Johnson/Penngrove, CA (Del Morris #71m)

 
Kenney Johnson/Bethany, CT (Jeff Johnson #46)

 
Sam Johnson/St. Peters, MO (Stev e Reynolds-Jetson Motorsports #19J & Joe Johnson #72)

 
Chase Jones/Greenwood, IN (SFH Racing Development #1BR, Bill Ecker #57B & SFH Racing Development #68)

 
Curtis Jones/Sand Springs, OK (Wayne Simmons #77s)

 
Kyle Jones/Kennedale, TX (Trifecta Motorsports #7u)

 
Robby Josett/Santa Clarita, CA (Keith Ford #73x)
 
K

 
Tucker Klaasmeyer/Paola, KS (Keith Kunz Motorsports-Curb-Agajanian #27)

 
Michael Klein/Elsmere, KY (Mike Wallace #10A)

 
Buddy Kofoid/Penngrove, CA (Keith Kunz Motorsports-Curb-Agajanian #97K & Keith  Kunz Motorsports-Curb-Agajanian #98)

 
Michael Koontz/Bloomington, IN (Michael Koontz #17x)

 
Tommy Kouns/Lebanon, IN (Chuck Taylor #11T)

 
Tommy Kunsman/Bethlehem, PA (Tommy Kunsman #21)

 
L
Kyle Larson/Elk Grove, CA (Kyle Larson Open Wheel #1K, Keith Kunz Motorsports-Curb-Agajanian #24 & Keith Kunz Motorsports-Curb-Agajanian #97)

 
®Andrew Layser/Collegeville, PA (Clauson-Marshall Racing #47BC)

 
Mike Leach, Jr./Orange, CA (Mike Leach, Sr. #33p)

 
®C.J. Leary/Greenfield, IN (Gene Gile Racing #13, Steve Reynolds Motorsports #21KS & FMR Racing #76m)

 
Aaron Leffel/Springfield, OH (Chuck Taylor #11L)

 
Matt Linder/Hoschton, GA (Mark Bush #2x)

 
Anthony Lopiccolo/Yorba Linda, CA (Anthony Lopiccolo #21)

 
Brayton Lynch/Springfield, IL (Rusty Kunz #1K)
 
M

 
Carson Macedo/Lemoore, CA (Tarlton Motorsports #21)

 
Critter Malone/Pittsboro, IN (Seven LLC #7)

 
Ace McCarthy/Tahlequah, OK (Jim Neuman #28)

 
Jason McDougal/Broken Arrow, OK (Steve Reynolds Motorsports #21KS & FMR  Racing #76m)

 
Cannon McIntosh/Bixby, OK (Dave Mac Motorsports #08)

 
Shannon McQueen/Bakersfield, CA (McQueen Racing #7 & Broc Garrett #15s)

 
Thomas Meseraull/San Jose, CA (#7x RMS LLC & Gene Gile Racing #13)

 
Ethan Mitchell/Mooresville, NC (Dave Mac Motorsports #08m & Bundy Built Motorsports #19m)

 
Marvin Mitchell/Madera, CA (Marvin Mitchell #78)

 
Mitchel Moles/Fresno, CA (Matt Wood Racing #27w)

 
Howard Moore/Memphis, TN (Chris Chappue #41)

 
Jake Morgan/Fair Oaks, CA (Mike Sala #19w & Gary Morgan #45)

 
Shane Morgan/Morton, IL (Shane Morgan #15m)

 
Kameron Morral/Hagerstown, MD (Mullet Racing #4)

 
Chance Morton/Coweta, OK (Blane Morton #7m)

 
Kade Morton/Coweta, OK (Blane Morton #8m)

 
Johnny Murdock/Dallas, TX (Zero Moto #0)
 

 
Ty ler Nelson/Olathe, KS (Tyler Nelson Racing #88)

 
Jake Neuman/New Berlin, IN (Jim Neuman #3N)

 
Terry Nichols/Delano, CA (Kelly Nichols #1NP)
 
O

 
Austin O'Dell/Rochester, IL (Patrick O'Dell #97A)

 
Kyle O'Gara/Beech Grove, IN (SFH Racing Development #67F)

 
Trey Osborne/Columbus, OH (Mel Kenyon #61)
 
P

 
Ryan Padgett/Anadarko, OK (Wayne Crow #98p)

 
Randi Pankratz/Atascadero, CA (Wally Pankratz #8)

 
Billy Pauch, Jr./Frenchtown, NJ (Heffner Racing Enterprises #72)

 
Justin Peck/Monrovia, IN (Bus Racing Team #17)

 
James Picardi/Mapleton, IL (James Picardi #127)

 
Michael Pickens/Auckland, NZ (RMS LLC #1NZ)

 
Adam Pierson/East Corinth, VT (Mancini-Manafort Racing #74m)

 
Daryn Pittman/Owasso, OK (Pittman Motorsports #21)

 
David Prickett/Fresno, CA (Neverlift Motorsports #15DJ)

 
Daison Pursley/Locust Grove, OK (Keith Kunz Motorsports-Curb-Agajanian #9 & Keith  Kunz Motorsports-Curb-Agajanian #98)
 

 
G unner Ramey/Sedalia, MO (Mounce Motorsports #19s)

 
Davey Ray/Davenport, IA (Cornell Racing Stables #8)

 
Aaron Reutzel/Clute, TX (Tucker-Boat Motorsports #87)

 
Kiely Ricardo/Hollister, CA (Ted Finkenbinder #3F)

 
Tyler Robbins/Collinsville, IL (Tyler Robbins #35T)

 
Daniel Robinson/Ewing, IL (Harris Racing #11 & McCreery Motorsports #57D)

 
Kendall Ruble/Vincennes, IN (Brian Martin #11m)

 
Gage Rucker/Truxton, MO (Kruseman Motorsports #11K & Amati Racing #45L)
 
S

 
®Karter Sarff/Mason City, IL (Steve Reynolds Motorsports #21KS)

 
C.J. Sarna/Palm Desert, CA (C.J. Sarna #20)

 
Audra Sasselli/Selma, CA (Kelly Nichols #1p)

 
Gio Scelzi/Fresno, CA (Tucker-Boat Motorsports #84 & Tucker/Boat Motorsports #85)

 
Aaron Schuck/Joliet, IL (Five-Three Motorsports #53)

 
Ray Seach/Beloit, WI (Manic Racing #54m)

 
Logan Seavey/Sutter, CA (Keith Kunz Motorsports-Curb-Agajanian #67)

 
Tyler Seavey/Sutter, CA (Randy Washburn #117)

 
Shaun Shapel/Wichita, KS (Phil Shapel #84s)

 
Steven Shebester/Mustang, OK (Ray Williams #22x)

 
Chris Sheil/Aurora, CO (Cappy Mason #91)

 
Matt Sherrell/Owasso, OK (Bubba Hunt #10)

 
Carson Sousa/Red Bluff, CA (Ken Dalby #01)

 
Jamie Speers/New Holland, PA (Jamie Speers #00)

 
Curtis Spicer/Marysville, KS (Spicer Racecraft #4)

 
Ricky Stenhouse, Jr./Olive Branch, MS (Clauson-Marshall Racing #7BC)

 
Matt Streeter/Napa, CA (Ted Finkenbinder #3F)

 
Kevin Studley/Plainfield, IN (Kevin Studley #57K)

 
Cody Swanson/Norco, CA (Marcie Campbell #71s)

 
Jake Swanson/Anaheim, CA (Broc Garrett #15s & Keith Ford #73K)

 
Brad Sweet/Grass Valley, CA (Willie Kahne #67z)

 
T

 
Adam Taylor/Dwight, IL (Taylor Motorsports #7T)

 
Garrett Thomas/Highland, IL (Mark Chisholm #56x)

 
Kevin Thomas, Jr./Cullman, AL (Petry Motorsports #5)

 
Tyler Thomas/Collinsville, OK (Tyler Thomas Motorsports #91T)

 
Tanner Thorson/Minden, NV (Tri-C Motorsports #3c, Hayward Motorsports #19 & Keith  Kunz Motorsports-Curb-Agajanian #98)

 
Presley Truedson/Kennedy, MN (Daum Motorsports #5T)
 
V

 
A.J. Valim/Monument, CO (A.J. Valim #4T)

 
Matt Veatch/Ewing, IL (McCreery Motorsports #57D)
 
W

 
Brent Watson/Daleville, IN (Brent Watson #17K)

 
Billy Wease/Noblesville, IN (Amanda Wease #12w)

 
Cody Weisensel/Sun Prairie, WI (Kevin Weisensel #20)

 
Dillon Welch/Carmel, IN (Tucker-Boat Motorsports #81)

 
Matt Westfall/Pleasant Hill, OH (Steve Bordner #54)

 
Garet Williamson/Columbia, MO (Mounce Motorsports #19s)

 
Clint Wilson/Paradise, CA (Mounce Motorsports #c27)

 
Jeff Wimmenauer/Indianapolis, IN (Jeff Wimmenauer #15J)

 
Chris Windom/Canton, IL (Clauson-Marshall Racing #17BC)

 
Chad Winfrey/Gladstone, MO (Chad Winfrey #321)

 
Joe Wirth/Waterloo, IL (Joe Wirth #77w)

 
Zeb Wise/Angola, IN (Clauson-Marshall Racing #39BC)

 
Kevin Woody, Jr./Victor, NY (Brian Buckwalter #0 & Brian Buckwalter #25B)

 
Ben Worth/Coalinga, CA (Dean Alexander #5G)

 
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Alex Yankowski/Covington Township, PA (Brian Buckwalter #0)

 
J.J. Yeley/Phoenix, AZ (Jeff Taylor #2J & RMS LLC 36)

 
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ALL-TIME USAC MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP FEATURE WINS

 
1. [111 wins] Mel Kenyon

 
2. [95 wins] Rich Vogler

 
3. [78 wins] Bob Wente

 
4. [63 wins] Bob Tattersall

 
5. [59 wins] Sleepy Tripp

 
6. [48 wins] Jimmy Davies

 
7. [38 wins] Bryan Clauson

 
8. [35 wins] Tracy Hines

 
9. [31 wins] Gene Hartley & Chuck Rodee

 
11. [30 wins] Dave Darland, Mike McGreevy & Johnny Parsons

 
14. [27 wins] Gary Bettenhausen & Tony Stewart

 
16. [25 wins] Darren Hagen, Parnelli Jones & Dave Strickland

 
19. [24 wins] Billy Engelhart

 
20. [23 wins] Christopher Bell, Tom Bigelow, Pancho Carter, Tommy Copp, Kevin Olson  & Billy Vukovich

 
26. [22 wins] Bobby East & Shorty Templeman

 
28. [21 wins] Steve Cannon, Jimmy Caruthers, Rex Easton & Ken Schrader

 
32. [20 wins] A.J. Foyt

 
33. [19 wins] Jerry Coons Jr., Stan Fox, Kyle Larson & Jason Leffler

 
37. [18 wins] Dave Steele

 
38. [17 wins] Jay Drake & J.J. Yeley

 
40. [16 wins] Rico Abreu, George Amick, Billy Cantrell, Lee Kunzman, Bobby Olivero & Henry Pens

 
46. [15 wins] Don Branson & Larry Rice

 
48. [14 wins] Chuck Arnold, Jack Turner & Leroy Warriner

 
51. [13 wins] Tyler Courtney, Steve Knepper, Don Meacham, Ryan Newman, Stevie Reeves & Tanner Thorson

 
57. [12 wins] Danny Caruthers, Gene Force, Russ Gamester, Jeff Gordon, Bobby Grim & Ron Shuman

 
63. [11 wins] Kasey Kahne, Jimmy Knight, Bob McLean, Johnny Moorhouse, Bobby Santos & Brad Sweet

 
69. [10 wins] Allen Heath, Doug Kalitta, Brad Kuhn, Steve Lotshaw, Jerry McClung & Chuck Weyant

 
75. [9 wins] Billy Boat, Chad Boat, Tony Elliott & Chuck Gurney

 
79. [8 wins] Brady Bacon, Merle Bettenhausen, Tony Bettenhausen, Hank Butcher, Kevin Doty, Dan Drinan, Ronnie Duman, Brian Gerster, Kenny Irwin Jr, Eddie Johnson, Michael Lewis, Andy Michner & Josh Wise

 
92. [7 wins] Tommy Astone, Jack Hewitt, Don Horvath, Page Jones, Kenneth Nichols, Larry Patton, Les Scott, Len Sutton & Johnnie Tolan

 
101. [6 wins] Donnie Beechler, George Benson, Dana Carter, Bob Cicconi, Robby Flock, Nick Fornoro, Jr., Arnie Knepper, Logan Seavey, Ricky Shelton, Mike Streicher, Dave Strickland, Jr., Kevin Thomas, Jr. & Roger West

 
114. [5 wins] Spencer Bayston, Mike Bliss, Lonnie Caruthers, Larry Dickson, Mike Fedorcak, Burt Foland, Mack McClellan, Danny McKnight, Cliff Spalding, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. & Jerry Weeks

 
125. [4 wins] Caleb Armstrong, Teddy Beach, Johnny Boyd, Frank Burany, Russ Congdon, Ray Elliott, Aaron Fike, Danny Frye, Billy Garrett, Justin Grant, Mike Gregg, Jim Hettinger, John Heydenreich, Bubby Jones, Levi Jones, Andy Linden, Bobby Marshman, Roger McCluskey, Billy Mehner, Ken Nichols, Jeff Nuckles, Jan Opperman, Michael Pickens, Gary Ponzini, Davey Ray, Eddie Sachs, Don Schilling, Sam Sessions, George Snider, Dale Swaim, Kevin Swindell, Rodger Ward & Zeb Wise

 
158. [3 wins] John Batts, Gays Biro, Shane Cottle, Allen Crowe, Zach Daum, Bruce Field, A.J. Fike, Drew Fornoro, Gene Gennetten, Rick Goudy, Bob Hare, Bob Hauck, Jeff Heywood, Bill Homeier, Sam Isenhower, Jim Keeker, Jim McClean, Warren Mockler, Dave Moses, Earl Motter, Jerry Nuckles, Danny Oakes, Johnnie Parsons, Porky Rachwitz, Johnny Riva, Johnny Roberts, Lowell Sachs, Billy Shuman, Tom Steiner, Bobby Unser & Billy Wease

 
189. [2 wins] Al Alpern, Sonny Ates, Johnny Baldwin, Jim Beckley, Dean Billings, Alan Brown, Jack Calabrase, Johnny Cofer, Mel Cornett, Cotton Farmer, Terry Farrar, Joe Garson, Chuck Gurney, Jr., Kyle Hamilton, Bob Hogle, Rick Hood, P.J. Jones, Critter Malone, Jimmy McCune, Jason McDougal, Aaron Pollock, Barry Reed, Lloyd Ruby, Joe Saldana, Tom Sellberg, Tony Simon, Danny Stratton, Kody Swanson, Steve Troxell, Don Vogler, Bruce Walkup, Terry Wente, Johnny White, Tommy White, Cole Whitt & Chris Windom

 
225. [1 win] John Andretti, Mario Andretti, Mike Appio, Dick Atkins, Paul Bates, Harry Beck, Bud Bogard, Tony Bonadies, Dan Boorse, Don Boorse, Dwight Brown, Steve Buckwalter, Barry Butterworth, Gary Byers, Larry Cannon, Tyce Carlson, Ed Carpenter, Tanner Carrick, Dane Carter, Billy Cassella, Bill Chennault, Bill Clemons, Roy Cook, Jr., Ryan Durst, Edgar Elder, Todd Forbes, Joe Gaerte, Bradley Galedrige, Steve Gennetten, Elmer George, Potsy Goacher, Shane Golobic, David Gough, Ron Gregory, Norm Hall, Bob Harkey, Vern Harriman, Scott Hatton, Al Herman, Jordan Hermansader, Mike Hess, Jim Hines, Ted Hines, Shane Hmiel, Dean Holden, Blake Hollingsworth, Chuck Hulse, Buddy Irwin, Eddie Jackson, Van Johnson, Brent Kaeding, Bud Kaeding, Jimmy Kirk, Kevin Koch, Randy Koch, Bill Kollman, Cory Kruseman, Michael Lang, Greg Leffler, Larry McCloskey, Jim McElreath, Mel McGaughy, Cannon McIntosh, John Meyers, J.R. Miller, Travis Miniea, Russ Moynagh, Richard Myhre, Dick Northam, Hank Nykaza, Brian Olson, Danny O'Neill, Jim Packard, Wally Pankratz, Forrest Parker, Gene Pastor, Gary Patterson, Danny Pens, Jiggs Peters, Dick Pole, Richard Powell, Buddy Rackley, Keith Rauch, Dave Ray, Jimmy Reece, Bob Richards, Bruce Robey, Johnny Rodriguez, Gene Roehl, Jack Runyon, Sam Sauer, Gio Scelzi, Dutch Schaefer, Ryan Scott, Frank Secrist, Jimmy Sills, Jigger Sirois, Lee Smith, Ron Smoker, Ned Spath, J.P. Standley, Graham Standring, Jerry Stone, Tanner Swanson, Buddy Taylor, Tyler Thomas, Randy Tolsma, Leo Tucker, Bob Veith, Joe Walter, Eric Wilkins, Mauri Wilson, Doug Wolfgang & Billy Wood

 
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ALL-TIME USAC NATIONAL MIDGET DRIVER CHAMPIONS
1956: Shorty Templeman, 1957: Shorty Templeman, 1958: Shorty Templeman, 1959: Gene Hartley, 1960: Jimmy Davies, 1961: Jimmy Davies, 1962: Jimmy Davies, 1963: Bob Wente, 1964: Mel Kenyon, 1965: Mike McGreevy, 1966: Mike McGreevy, 1967: Mel Kenyon, 1968: Mel Kenyon, 1969: Bob Tattersall, 1970: Jimmy Caruthers, 1971: Danny Caruthers, 1972: Pancho Carter, 1973: Larry Rice, 1974: Mel Kenyon, 1975: Sleepy Tripp, 1976: Sleepy Tripp, 1977: Mel Kenyon, 1978: Rich Vogler, 1979: Steve Lotshaw, 1980: Rich Vogler, 1981: Mel Kenyon, 1982: Kevin Olson, 1983: Rich Vogler, 1984: Tom Bigelow, 1985: Mel Kenyon, 1986: Rich Vogler, 1987: Kevin Olson, 1988: Rich Vogler, 1989: Russ Gamester, 1990: Jeff Gordon, 1991: Mike Streicher, 1992: Stevie Reeves, 1993: Stevie Reeves, 1994: Tony Stewart, 1995: Tony Stewart, 1996: Kenny Irwin Jr., 1997: Jason Leffler, 1998: Jason Leffler, 1999: Jason Leffler, 2000: Kasey Kahne, 2001: Dave Darland, 2002: Dave Darland, 2003: J.J. Yeley, 2004: Bobby East, 2005: Josh Wise, 2006: Jerry Coons, Jr., 2007: Jerry Coons, Jr., 2008: Cole Whitt, 2009: Brad Kuhn, 2010: Bryan Clauson, 2011: Bryan Clauson, 2012: Darren Hagen, 2013: Christopher Bell, 2014: Rico Abreu, 2015: Tracy Hines, 2016: Tanner Thorson, 2017: Spencer Bayston, 2018: Logan Seavey, 2019: Tyler Courtney

 
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ALL-TIME USAC NATIONAL MIDGET OWNER CHAMPIONS
1956: Ashley Wright, 1957: Lloyd Rahn, 1958: Lloyd Rahn, 1959: Ray Bolander, 1960: Jimmy Davies, 1961: Howard Linne, 1962: Jimmy Davies, 1963: Robert Shadday, 1964: Willard Coil, 1965: Mel & Don Kenyon, 1966: Don Kenyon, 1967: Mel & Don Kenyon, 1968: Mel & Don Kenyon, 1969: Jack Stroud, 1970: Doug Caruthers, 1971: Doug Caruthers, 1972: Shannon Buick Company, 1973: Doug Caruthers, 1974: Don Kenyon, 1975: Ron Tripp, 1976: Ron Tripp, 1977: Sherman Armstrong, 1978: Doug & Dana Caruthers, 1979: 3-K Racing Enterprises, 1980: Don Kenyon, 1981: 3-K Racing Enterprises, 1982: Nick Gojmeric, 1983: Streicher Racing, 1984: Wilke Racing, 1985: 3-K Racing Enterprises, 1986: Jonathan Byrd, 1987: Jonathan Byrd, 1988: Wilke Racers, 1989: George & Gary Gamester, 1990: Streicher Racing, 1991: Streicher Racing, 1992: Ralph Potter, 1993: Steve Lewis, 1994: Ralph Potter, 1995: Steve Lewis, 1996: Steve Lewis, 1997: Pete Willoughby, 1998: Steve Lewis, 1999: Steve Lewis, 2000: Steve Lewis, 2001: Steve Lewis, 2002: Steve Lewis, 2003: Steve Lewis, 2004: Steve Lewis, 2005: Wilke-Pak Racers, 2006: Keith Kunz Motorsports, 2007: Wilke-Pak Racers, 2008: Keith Kunz Motorsports, 2009: RW Motorsports, 2010: Corey Tucker Racing/Keith Kunz Motorsports/BCI, 2011: Corey Tucker Racing/BCI/Curb-Agajanian, 2012: Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian, 2013: Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian, 2014: Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian, 2015: Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian, 2016: Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian, 2017: Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian, 2018: Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian, 2019: Clauson/Marshall Racing

 
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ALL-TIME USAC NATIONAL MIDGET ROOKIES OF THE YEAR
1969: Billy Engelhart, 1970: Danny Brown, 1971: Danny Caruthers, 1972: Tommy Astone, 1973: Mike Gregg, 1974: Richard Powell, 1975: Larry Patton, 1976: James McElreath, 1977: Lonnie Caruthers, 1978: Tommy Thomas, 1979: Barry Butterworth, 1980: Trevor Boys, 1981: Sherman Armstrong, 1982: Chris Maxson, 1983: John Andretti, 1984: Russ Gamester, 1985: Bobby Allen, 1986: Steve Enlow, 1987: John Meyers, 1988: Jim Keeker, 1989: Jeff Gordon, 1990: Dan Ford, 1991: Doug Kalitta, 1992: Brian Gerster, 1993: Chuck Leary, 1994: David Bridges, 1995: Ryan Newman, 1996: Carl Olsen, 1997: Nick Lundgreen, 1998: Michael Lewis, 1999: A.J. Fike, 2000: Aaron Fike, 2001: Bobby East, 2002: Teddy Beach & Ron Gregory, 2003: Ryan Durst, 2004: Todd Beach, 2005: Darren Hagen, 2006: Bryan Clauson, 2007: Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., 2008: Chad Boat, 2009: Zach Daum, 2010: Daniel Bedford, 2011: Kyle Larson, 2012: Rico Abreu, 2013: Christopher Bell, 2014: Kevin Thomas, Jr., 2015: Spencer Bayston, 2016: Carson Macedo, 2017: Tanner Carrick, 2018: Logan Seavey. 2019: Andrew Layser
Kevin Thomas, Jr. of Cullman, Ala.
(Dave Olson Photo)



 
KEVIN THOMAS, JR. BACK IN THE #9K
FOR 2020 USAC SPRINT SEASON

 
By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

 
Speedway, Indiana (December 4, 2019).........Kevin Thomas, Jr. will return to the KT Motorsports No. 9K for the full 2020 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car campaign with sponsorship from McDonald's and Dr. Pepper.

 
Thomas, of Cullman, Ala., made his USAC National Sprint Car debut aboard the No. 9K in 2009, won his first career USAC Sprint race in the car in 2012, and reeled off five victories during a strong 2017 campaign with the team.

 
The 2018 series runner-up and 28-time USAC National Sprint Car feature winner, which ranks 11th all-time in series history, is excited to be back with the family-owned team to kick off the new decade of the 2020s.

 
"I kind of feel like when we run under our own banner, that's where we get our best results," Thomas said.  "We're going to go with what got us here and do things on our own.  It was a decent season last year, but I think we can build off of it."

 
Thomas' 2019 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car season consisted of a pair of wins, including a thrilling last lap victory during Indiana Sprint Week in July at Bloomington Speedway, plus a triumph in the Midwest season finale in October during the Fall Nationals at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway en route to a fourth place finish in the final standings.

 
Thomas is aiming to up that to a title run this year following three top-four finishes in the final series standings in each of the past three years: a 3rd in 2017, a 2nd in 2018 and a 4th in 2019.

 
"We want to run for a championship and for as many wins as we can," Thomas stated.  "Under our family name, with my dad as car owner and me as a driver, we have a lot of pride in what we do with this race team."

 
Also, Thomas announced he will return to the Petry Motorsports team for a full run at the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget championship in 2020 as well, with whom he captured two victories in 2019 at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway and Arizona Speedway.

 
The 2020 season openers for the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship and the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship begin in February at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.  Midgets hit the track for practice on Feb. 6 with two full nights of racing to follow on Feb. 7-8.  The sprints take their turn the following week with practice on Feb. 12 and three-straight nights of full racing programs on Feb. 13-14-15.

 

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2020 INDIANA MIDGET WEEK SLATE SET

 
Speedway, Indiana.........Indiana Midget Week enters its 15th year in 2020 with a new look with the addition of Paragon Speedway as the opener to the star studded six-straight nights of USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget racing June 2-7.

 
On Tuesday, June 2, the tricky quarter mile of Paragon, located just a little less than an hour southwest of Indianapolis, will make its debut on the Indiana Midget Week schedule by hosting its first USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget race since 1985 and its first USAC-sanctioned race of any kind since 1998.

 
Paragon Speedway has hosted USAC Midgets only three times in its existence, a 1977 event won by Johnny Parsons, a 1978 victory by Mel Kenyon and the 1985 race, which served as the only career USAC National win for John Andretti.

 
Following the opener at Paragon, on Wednesday, June 3, the series travels northbound to the quarter-mile Gas City I-69 Speedway, whose origins with the IMW series date to the inaugural year in 2005.  Next, on Thursday, June 4, the 5/16 Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville is back on the IMW docket for the 11th straight year.

 
The quarter-mile red clay of Bloomington Speedway provides the surface as IMW enters the weekend on Friday, June 5.  The three-eighths of a mile Lawrenceburg Speedway, which hosted the very first IMW event in 2005, serves as the penultimate race of the mini-series on Saturday, June 6.  The 2020 IMW finale at Kokomo Speedway comes to the quarter mile venue on Sunday, June 7, which first hosted USAC Midget racing in USAC's inaugural season of 1956.

 
Indiana Midget Week debuted in 2005, and throughout the past decade and a half, has developed into one of the ultimate racing destination weeks of the year.  It's a racer's delight with each night providing a salivating offering of both USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget and local sprint car racing where several drivers will pull double duty in each type of car throughout the week for six consecutive nights.

 
"Indiana Midget Week is annually one of the most thrilling weeks of the USAC season," USAC National Series Director Levi Jones said.  "USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget racing right now is the most intense and unpredictable it's ever been as proven by nine different winners in nine races during Indiana Midget Week over the past two seasons.  Witnessing that over six nights in 2020 will be something you won't want to miss."

 
Logan Seavey is the reigning IMW champion after capturing the 2019 title.  Bryan Clauson owns the most IMW career feature victories with nine.  Additional past champions of IMW include Shane Cottle (2005-06), Jerry Coons, Jr. (2007), Tracy Hines (2008-10), Clauson (2009-11-16), Brad Kuhn (2010), Darren Hagen (2012), Christopher Bell (2013), Rico Abreu (2014-15), Shane Golobic (2017) and Spencer Bayston (2018).
 
2020 INDIANA MIDGET WEEK SCHEDULE:
Tue., June 2: Paragon Speedway - Paragon, Indiana
Wed., June 3: Gas City I-69 Speedway - Gas City, Indiana
Thu., June 4: Lincoln Park Speedway - Putnamville, Indiana
Fri., June 5: Bloomington Speedway - Bloomington, Indiana
Sat., June 6: Lawrenceburg Speedway - Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Sun., June 7: Kokomo Speedway - Kokomo, Indiana
 
(Dave Dellinger Photo)



 
2020 INDIANA SPRINT WEEK DATES REVEALED

 
By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

 
Speedway, Indiana (December 2, 2019).........The 33rd annual Indiana Sprint Week schedule will feature seven races in a nine-night span between July 24 and August 1 at seven familiar Hoosier-state venues on the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car trail.

 
The 2020 ISW schedule includes seven distinct tracks with a rich history and unique characteristics each their own, ranging from quarter-miles to three-eighths to half-miles, with degrees of banking both flat and high throughout the mini-series, offering a unique challenge to both driver and machine throughout a rigorous week of racing.

 
"Indiana Sprint Week has been an annual cornerstone of USAC's summer schedule for the past quarter century and we look forward to continue building upon its great legacy as we enter the decade of the 2020s," USAC series coordinator Levi Jones said.

 
For the eighth time overall, and first time since 2016, Gas City I-69 Speedway will host the ISW opener on Friday, July 24.  The quarter mile has previously hosted the ISW opener in 2002 and each year between 2011-16.  From there, the series travels due west the following day, Saturday, July 25, to the quarter-mile Kokomo Speedway, whose ISW origins date to the inaugural year of 1988.  The first weekend concludes Sunday, July 26. in the southeastern part of the state at the high-banked, 3/8-mile of Lawrenceburg Speedway.

 
After a two-day hiatus, the series returns for a final four-day stretch beginning at the famed half-mile Terre Haute Action Track on Wednesday, July 29.  Then, it's off to the world's fastest 5/16-mile, Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville on Thursday, July 30.  Working southbound and down, the quarter-mile red clay of Bloomington Speedway hosts ISW for the 33rd consecutive year on Friday, July 31 and concludes with the ISW finale Saturday, August 1 at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, the first time ISW will have reached into the month of August since 1993.

 
Indiana Sprint Week debuted in 1988, but first became USAC-sanctioned in 1996.  Since then, the event has grown from a single weekend to seven races over a week-and-a-half span and has become one of the marquee events, and most sought after tickets, on the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car schedule that draws massive crowds and welcomes travelers from around the world, both driver and fan alike.

 
The USAC National Sprint Car division's winningest driver, Dave Darland, owns the most Indiana Sprint Week victories with 20.  Levi Jones and Kevin Thomas have the most ISW titles with four.  Newly crowned 2019 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car champion C.J. Leary captured the most recent Indiana Sprint Week title this past summer.
 
2020 INDIANA SPRINT WEEK SCHEDULE:
Fri., July 24: Gas City I-69 Speedway - Gas City, Indiana
Sat., July 25: Kokomo Speedway - Kokomo, Indiana
Sun., July 26: Lawrenceburg Speedway - Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Wed., July 29: Terre Haute Action Track - Terre Haute, Indiana
Thu., July 30: Lincoln Park Speedway - Putnamville, Indiana
Fri., July 31: Bloomington Speedway - Bloomington, Indiana
Sat., August 1: Tri-State Speedway - Haubstadt, Indiana
 

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United Rebel Sprint Series Announces Exciting 2020 Schedule with New Venues!

 

 

Oberlin, Kansas – January 6, 2020 - Officials with the Lucas Oil POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing have released their 2020 race schedule that consists of twenty-seven races at fourteen different race tracks in four different states.

 

The tours fifteenth consecutive season will kick off at Rod Becken’s Rolling Plains Motor Speedway in Hays, Kansas on Thursday – Saturday night, March 26-28 with the Thursday night set for practice night. The track will again host the series on Saturday and Sunday night, July 11-12.

 

First Saturday night in April the tour will make their first of five appearances at Dodge City Raceway Park on Saturday night, April 4. The end of April will venture the tour into uncharted waters as a pair of West Texas events are slated. First will be held on Friday night, April 24. At West Texas Raceway in Lubbock before making to trip north to Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo.

 

On Friday night May 29th  they will return to Wakeeney Speedway in Wakeeney , Kansas  before a stop at Thomas County Speedway in Colby , Kansas on Saturday night, May 30.

 

Once again part of the annual Dodge City Raceway Park 305 Nationals highlights the middle portion of June (18-20) and one of the premier events on the season schedule. The tours annual trip to  El Paso County Speedway in Calhan , Colorado takes place the following week on Saturday night, June 27.

 

Independence Day weekend kicks off with a top atop the famed Belleville High Banks Speedway on Friday night, July 3 before, yet, another inaugural event, this coming at Jefferson County Raceway in Fairbury , Nebraska for their first sprint car race ever held at their facility.

 

The afore mentioned RPM Speedway is set for June 11-12 before the final appearance in the state of Colorado takes place on Friday night, July 17. Rush County Speedway in LaCrosse, Kansas will host their annual two-night series event on Saturday and Sunday night, July 25-26.

 

The third annual Belleville 305 Sprint Nationals is yet another highlight on the season schedule and is set of Thursday through Saturday night, July 30-August 1.

 

Once again the tour will take off the weekend of September 4-6 for the annual RaceSaver Sprint Nationals at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Nebraska .

 

Yet another first-time appearance for the “Rebels” will take place on Friday night, September 11, as the long-awaited trip to Salina Speedway in Salina , Kansas . The tour will then head straight south to the New 81 Speedway in Park City . The final appearance of 2020 takes place at Dodge City Raceway Park on Saturday night, September 19 before the series close out their season on Saturday and Sunday night, September 26-27, at Wakeeney Speedway.

 

URSS president Rick Salem vows to do his best to keep 305-ci racing just that and is doing his best to work with track promoters and operators to keep racing as uniformed and constructive as possible. One change for 2020 will see URSS not have scheduling conflicts with Dodge City Raceway Park ’s weekly 305 events so drivers won’t have to chose which venue to compete.

 

The series well then cap off their fifteenth season with a two day show as they return to the Wakeeney Speedway in Wakeeney , Kansas on Saturday and Sunday September 26th and 27th.

 

To climb aboard as series partner and contingency partner for the 2020 race season, the fifteenth consecutive year for the series, contact Rick Salem (785) 475-7010. You can also learn all the ins and outs of the series by accessing their official website www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com and their official facebook page: United Rebel Sprint Series.

 

More detailed information on each race event will be announced soon.

 

(David Smith, Jr/OKTidbits PR

 

URSS 2020 TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

 

MARCH

THUR 26 RPM SPEEDWAY    HAYS, KS  (PRACTICE)

FRI 27   RPM SPEEDWAY    HAYS, KS

SAT 28    RPM SPEEDWAY    HAYS, KS

 

APRIL

 

SAT 4   DCRP  DODGE CITY, KS

FRI 24   WEST TEXAS RACEWAY  LUBBOCK , TX

SAT 25  ROUTE 66 MOTOR SPEEDWAY   AMARILLO ,TX

 

MAY  

 

SAT  2   DRIVING SEMINAR  WAKEENEY SPEEDWAY WAKEENEY , KS

FRI  29  WAKEENEY SPEEDWAY , WAKEENEY , KS

SAT 30  THOMAS COUNTY SPEEDWAY   COLBY, KS

 

JUNE

 

THURS  18  DCRP  DODGE CITY , KS

FRI  19  DCRP  DODGE CITY , KS

SAT  20   DCRP  DODGE CITY, KS

SAT 27  EL PASO COUNTY SPEEDWAY    CALHAN, CO

 

JULY

 

FRI 3    BELLEVILLE HIGH BANKS  BELLEVILLE , KS

SAT 4  JEFFERSON COUNTY RACEWAY  FAIRBURY, NE

SAT 11  RPM SPEEDWAY    HAYS, KS

SUN 12  RPM SPEEDWAY    HAYS, KS

 

FRI 17   PHILLIPS CO. RACEWAY,   HOLYOKE, CO

SAT 25  RUSH COUNTY SPEEDWAY   LACROSSE, KS

SUN 26  RUSH COUNTY SPEEDWAY   LACROSSE, KS

 

THURS 30  BELLEVILLE HIGH BANKS  BELLEVILLE , KS (PRACTICE)

FRI  31  BELLEVILLE HIGH BANKS  BELLEVILLE , KS

 

AUGUST

 

SAT 1  BELLEVILLE HIGH BANKS  BELLEVILLE , KS

FRI 14  OBERLIN SPEEDWAY   OBERLIN , KS

SAT 15  OBERLIN SPEEDWAY   OBERLIN, KS

 

SEPTEMBER

 

FRI 4  RACESAVER NATS

SAT 5  RACESAVER NATS

SUN 6  RACESAVER NATS

FRI 11    SALINA SPEEDWAY    SALINA , KS

SAT 12  81 SPEEDWAY    WICHITA , KS

SAT 19   DCRP  DODGE CITY, KS

SAT 26   WAKEENEY SPEEDWAY ,  WAKEENEY , KS

SUN 27  WAKEENEY SPEEDWAY ,  WAKEENEY , KS

 

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2020 USAC SILVER CROWN SCHEDULE


 

May 3: TBA (TBA)


 

May 21: (D) Terre Haute Action Track (Terre Haute, IN)


 

May 22: (P) Lucas Oil Raceway (Brownsburg, IN)


 

Jun 12: (D) Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, PA)


 

Jun 19: (P) Madison International Speedway (Oregon, WI)


 

Aug 2: (P#) World Wide Technology Raceway (Madison, IL)


 

Aug 9: (D) Selinsgrove Speedway (Selinsgrove, PA)


 

Aug 15: (P) Salem Speedway (Salem, IN)


 

Aug 22: (D#) Illinois State Fairgrounds (Springfield, IL)


 

Sep 6: (D) Du Quoin State Fairgrounds (Du Quoin, IL)


 

Sep 25-26: (D) Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH)


 

Oct 4: (P#) Toledo Speedway (Toledo, OH)


 

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(P) = Pavement Race


 

(D) = Dirt Race


 

# = Daytime Race

 

 

2020 USAC AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE


 

Feb 13: Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, FL)


 

Feb 14: Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, FL)


 

Feb 15: Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, FL)


 

Apr 4: Lawrenceburg Speedway (Lawrenceburg, IN)


 

Apr 17: Bloomington Speedway (Bloomington, IN)


 

Apr 18: (M) Tri-State Speedway (Haubstadt, IN)


 

May 1: Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, KS)


 

May 2: Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 (Pevely, MO)


 

May 8: Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH)


 

May 9: Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH)


 

May 20: Terre Haute Action Track (Terre Haute, IN)


 

May 29: Jackson Motorplex (Jackson, MN)


 

May 30: Jackson Motorplex (Jackson, MN)


 

Jun 9: Grandview Speedway (Bechtelsville, PA)


 

Jun 10: Bridgeport Speedway (Swedesboro, NJ)


 

Jun 11: BAPS Motor Speedway (York Haven, PA)


 

Jun 13: Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, PA)


 

Jun 14: Weedsport Speedway (Weedsport, NY)


 

Jun 26: Plymouth Speedway (Plymouth, IN)


 

Jun 27: I-96 Speedway (Lake Odessa, MI)


 

Jul 4: Lincoln Park Speedway (Putnamville, IN)


 

Jul 9: I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, NE)


 

Jul 10: (A) (W) Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA)


 

Jul 11: (A) (W) Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA)


 

Jul 15: Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH)


 

Jul 24: Gas City I-69 Speedway (Gas City, IN)


 

Jul 25: Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, IN)


 

Jul 26: Lawrenceburg Speedway (Lawrenceburg, IN)


 

Jul 29: Terre Haute Action Track (Terre Haute, IN)


 

Jul 30: Lincoln Park Speedway (Putnamville, IN)


 

Jul 31: Bloomington Speedway (Bloomington, IN)


 

Aug 1: Tri-State Speedway (Haubstadt, IN)


 

Aug 26: Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, IN) (SE)


 

Aug 27: Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, IN)


 

Aug 28: Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, IN)


 

Aug 29: Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, IN)


 

Sep 18: Terre Haute Action Track (Terre Haute, IN)


 

Sep 19: (M) Tri-State Speedway (Haubstadt, IN)


 

Sep 24: Gas City I-69 Speedway (Gas City, IN)


 

Sep 26: Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH)


 

Oct 3: Lawrenceburg Speedway (Lawrenceburg, IN)


 

Nov 5: (C) (S) Perris Auto Speedway (Perris, CA)


 

Nov 6: (C) (S) Perris Auto Speedway (Perris, CA)


 

Nov 7: (C) (S) Perris Auto Speedway (Perris, CA)


 

Nov 13: (C) (S) Arizona Speedway (San Tan Valley, AZ)


 

Nov 14: (C) (S) Arizona Speedway (San Tan Valley, AZ)


 

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(M) = Co-sanctioned by the Midwest Sprint Car Series


 

(A) = Event awards appearance points only


 

(W) = Co-sanctioned by WAR


 

(C) = Co-sanctioned by USAC/CRA


 

(S) = Co-sanctioned by the USAC Southwest

 

2020 USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK NATIONAL MIDGET SCHEDULE


 

Feb 7: Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, FL)


 

Feb 8: Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, FL)


 

Mar 7: (A) Southern Illinois Center (Du Quoin, IL)


 

Apr 10: Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, AR)


 

Apr 11: Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, AR)


 

Apr 24: Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, IN)


 

Apr 25: Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, IN)


 

May 15: Port City Raceway (Tulsa, OK)


 

May 16: Port City Raceway (Tulsa, OK)


 

Jun 2: Paragon Speedway (Paragon, IN)


 

Jun 3: Gas City I-69 Speedway (Gas City, IN)


 

Jun 4: Lincoln Park Speedway (Putnamville, IN)


 

Jun 5: Bloomington Speedway (Bloomington, IN)


 

Jun 6: Lawrenceburg Speedway (Lawrenceburg, IN)


 

Jun 7: Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, IN)


 

Jun 20: Dirt Oval 66 (Joliet, IL)


 

Jul 1-2: (A) The Dirt Track at IMS (Speedway, IN)


 

Jul 17: Jefferson County Speedway (Fairbury, NE)


 

Jul 18: Jefferson County Speedway (Fairbury, NE)


 

Jul 19: TBA


 

Jul 21: Red Dirt Raceway (Meeker, OK)


 

Aug 4: Grandview Speedway (Bechtelsville, PA)


 

Aug 5: Action Track USA (Kutztown, PA)


 

Aug 6: Bridgeport Speedway (Swedesboro, NJ)


 

Aug 7: Path Valley Speedway Park (Spring Run, PA)


 

Aug 8: Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway (Newmanstown, PA)


 

Sep 4: Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex (Sweet Springs, MO)


 

Sep 5: Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex (Sweet Springs, MO)


 

Sep 25: Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH)


 

Sep 26: Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH)


 

Oct 9: (A) Wayne County Speedway (Wayne City, IL)


 

Oct 10: Tri-State Speedway (Haubstadt, IN)


 

Nov 13: Arizona Speedway (San Tan Valley, AZ)


 

Nov 14: Arizona Speedway (San Tan Valley, AZ)


 

Nov 17: Bakersfield Speedway (Bakersfield, CA)


 

Nov 19: (A) Placerville Speedway (Placerville, CA)


 

Nov 20: (A) Placerville Speedway (Placerville, CA)


 

Nov 21: (A) Placerville Speedway (Placerville, CA)


 

Nov 25-26: Ventura Raceway (Ventura, CA)


 

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(A) = Appearance Points Only

 

 

 

2020 USAC .25 NATIONAL MIDGET SCHEDULE


 

Feb 5-9: Daytona International Speedway (Daytona, FL) (P)


 

Apr 30-May 3: Road Runner QMA (Albuquerque, NM) (P)


 

Jun 11-14: Hagerstown QMA (Hagerstown, MD) (D)


 

Jun 25-28: Richmond Raceway (Richmond, VA) (P)


 

Jul 9-12: Northwest Ohio QMRA (Toledo, OH) (P)


 

Jul 30-Aug 2: Terre Haute QMA (Terre Haute, IN) (D)


 

Aug 13-16: Montgomery County QMRC (Phoenixville, PA) (D)


 

Sep 3-6: Portland International Raceway (Portland, OR) (P)


 

Sep 17-20: Christian County QMA (Taylorville, IL) (D)


 

Oct 22-25: Texas Motor Speedway (Fort Worth, TX) (P)


 

**TBA Dirt National Race - Location & Date TBA


 

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(P) = Pavement Race


 

(D) = Dirt Race

 

 

 

 

 

URSS 2020 TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

 MARCH

THUR 26 RPM SPEEDWAY    HAYS, KS  (PRACTICE)

FRI 27   RPM SPEEDWAY    HAYS, KS

SAT 28    RPM SPEEDWAY    HAYS, KS

APRIL

 SAT 4   DCRP  DODGE CITY, KS

FRI 24   WEST TEXAS RACEWAY  LUBBOCK , TX

SAT 25  ROUTE 66 MOTOR SPEEDWAY   AMARILLO ,TX

 MAY  

 SAT  2   DRIVING SEMINAR  WAKEENEY SPEEDWAY WAKEENEY , KS

FRI  29  WAKEENEY SPEEDWAY , WAKEENEY , KS

SAT 30  THOMAS COUNTY SPEEDWAY   COLBY, KS

 JUNE

 THURS  18  DCRP  DODGE CITY , KS

FRI  19  DCRP  DODGE CITY , KS

SAT  20   DCRP  DODGE CITY, KS

SAT 27  EL PASO COUNTY SPEEDWAY    CALHAN, CO

 JULY

 FRI 3    BELLEVILLE HIGH BANKS  BELLEVILLE , KS

SAT 4  JEFFERSON COUNTY RACEWAY  FAIRBURY, NE

SAT 11  RPM SPEEDWAY    HAYS, KS

SUN 12  RPM SPEEDWAY    HAYS, KS

 FRI 17   PHILLIPS CO. RACEWAY,   HOLYOKE, CO

SAT 25  RUSH COUNTY SPEEDWAY   LACROSSE, KS

SUN 26  RUSH COUNTY SPEEDWAY   LACROSSE, KS

 THURS 30  BELLEVILLE HIGH BANKS  BELLEVILLE , KS (PRACTICE)

FRI  31  BELLEVILLE HIGH BANKS  BELLEVILLE , KS

 AUGUST

 SAT 1  BELLEVILLE HIGH BANKS  BELLEVILLE , KS

FRI 14  OBERLIN SPEEDWAY   OBERLIN , KS

SAT 15  OBERLIN SPEEDWAY   OBERLIN, KS

 SEPTEMBER

 FRI 4  RACESAVER NATS

SAT 5  RACESAVER NATS

SUN 6  RACESAVER NATS

FRI 11    SALINA SPEEDWAY    SALINA , KS

SAT 12  81 SPEEDWAY    WICHITA , KS

SAT 19   DCRP  DODGE CITY, KS

SAT 26   WAKEENEY SPEEDWAY ,  WAKEENEY , KS

SUN 27  WAKEENEY SPEEDWAY ,  WAKEENEY , KS

 
 

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