Teams can be made in advance and should have six bowlers. In 2010, Darland drove for the Goodnight family for much of the USAC Sprint schedule, picking up a win in the Indiana Sprint Week opener at Lawrenceburg Speedway. LIGHT UP THE WORLD BEVERAGES USAC WESTERN STATES MIDGET POINT STANDINGS: 1. Loudpedal Productions has USAC West Coast Sprint Car DVDs and videos on demand available for purchase at 805.407.7229. The Light Up The World Beverages USAC Western States Midget Series thanks Hoosier Tire, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Competition Suspension Incorporated, Esslinger Engineering, Extreme Mufflers, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Rod End Supply, Saldana Racing Products, Ultra Shield Race Products, and Woodland Auto Display for their support. That last visit in 2000, 17 years to the day of this year's event, was won by Jay Drake that night driving for car owner Keith Kunz.
Starting at pm on Saturday, the Awards Banquet will honor the top-10 and Rookie of the Year drivers with the CRA Sprint Car, West Coast Sprint Car, South West Sprint Car, and Western States Midget series. In three starts with Goodnight in 2017, Darland was Pro Source Fast Qualifier in all three and had finishes of fourth at Montpelier (Ind.) Motor Speedway and fifth at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track. The event is available on pay-per-view and will be live streamed at If you or your company would like to become part of the series, email PR Director Lance Jennings at [email protected] All these years later, Kunz's team remains at the top of its game as the Columbus, Indiana-based team arrives at the final two-race West Coast set occupying the top spot in the National standings with driver Spencer Bayston.
Promoted by Don Kazarian, “America’s Premier Dirt Track” continues to showcase events like the “So Cal Showdown” with the World of Outlaws on March 3rd and the “Sokola Shootout” on April 21st. We're looking forward to a successful 2018 season and are ready to get back to racing." Thomas and Petry Motorsports will kick off their season with the USAC National Midgets in March at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Illinois. For some of these guys who've seemingly been out of the loop in midget racing, it may seem like a tall order to jump right in and be a contender, but, think again. With one of the busiest racing schedules of any driver in the United States, Brady Bacon annually competes in excess of 100 events a year on tracks from coast-to-coast. However, he has yet to capture his first career USAC National feature victory. .06 COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI)/BROWN & MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS SECOND HEAT: (10 laps, top-2 transfer) 1.
The “Salute to Indy” on May 26th, the August 18th “California Racers Hall of Fame Night," and the "Glenn Howard Classic" on September 22nd are “must see events.” Starting November 8th, the AMSOIL USAC/CRA and USAC National Sprints will clash for three nights at the prestigious “23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction.” Last season, “The Demon” Damion Gardner and R. Johnson tied with three “home track” wins and other victories were claimed by Richard Vander Weerd, Justin Grant, Chase Stockon, Brody Roa, and Kevin Thomas Jr. The 2014 USAC National Midget Rookie of the Year has previously driven midgets for Keith Kunz Motorsports, Austin Brown Racing, and others. Over the past three decades, drivers who have achieved success in a wide array of series have consistently risen to the occasion on Thanksgiving night. In Saturday night's "November Classic," it might've appeared the Broken Arrow, Oklahoma native had been an experienced master of Bakersfield Speedway. Saturday night was the first time Bacon had even laid eyes on the track. Gardner leads the Western States contingent with a 128-point lead and has his sights set on clinching his fifth consecutive series title this Saturday, but he hasn't locked it up yet with Frankie Guerrini (San Rafael, California) and David Prickett (Fresno, California) the only the remaining drivers with a sliver of hope to dethrone Gardner.
Canyon Speedway Park returns to the AMSOIL USAC/CRA calendar with the 2-day “Spring Showcase” starting on March 9th. Canyon Speedway Park is located at 9777 West Carefree Highway and for more details, visit call 602.258. The Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare will host USAC/CRA Sprint Cars on April 14th along the USAC Western States Midgets. Thomas Meseraull has been tabbed as the driver of the Amati Racing No. Yet, the Long Beach, California driver's only USAC Midget feature start of 2005 resulted in a "Turkey Night" victory. "At the start, I was on the inside and I saw the outside got a pretty good run," Bacon observed. Of note, when the schedule has concluded with California events in the next-to-last and final race of the year, only three times has one driver won both: George Amick in 1957 (Clovis & Gardena), Parnelli Jones in 1964 (San Jose & Ascot) and Billy Boat in 1995 (Bakersfield & Perris). THOMAS TAKES OVAL NATIONALS; WINDOM IS USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CHAMP By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Perris, California......... unloaded his racecar from his hauler last Wednesday night as the man to beat when practice began for the Budweiser "Oval Nationals" presented by All Coast Construction.
Promoted by Doug Gabbard, the Peoria, Arizona oval last featured the non-winged 410s on October 1, 2016 and R. Promoted by Steve Faria, last April’s event at the lightning fast 1/3-mile oval was rained out. 66 for this Saturday's "Junior Knepper 55" USAC Midget Special Event at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin. Same thing with Tony Stewart in 2000, who had already conquered USAC as a four-time National champ, but came back to collect one of the most-prized victories of his career at Irwindale Speedway after already establishing himself as an Indy Car champ and a NASCAR Winston Cup Rookie of the Year. "The bottom was kind of glazed over from the moisture in the air or something. (CSI)/BROWN & MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS SECOND HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer) 1. Saturday at Bakersfield, pits open at 2pm, gates open at 4pm with racing scheduled to begin at 6pm. If you'd like to re-watch the flag-to-flag coverage for all of Saturday night's action at Bakersfield, catch it again a day later, on-demand, at When the time came to roll his car back into the hauler following Saturday night's 40-lap main event, the Cullman, Alabama was a richer man - by ,000 - and had the hardware to show for it after scoring the victory in the 22nd annual event at Perris Auto Speedway.
Promoted by Dennis Gage, the fourth round of “California Sprint Week” is held during the "Gold Cup Race of Champions." Last September, “The Demon” Damion Gardner” scored his fourth win of the season on his way to his sixth championship. Cars are scheduled to hit the track at 4pm (Central). A format utilizing passing points will be used to seed the feature lineups. Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports brings three of their own, including Christopher Bell and Matt Crafton, owners of three of the last five NASCAR Truck Series titles, plus USAC National Midget Rookie of the Year Tanner Carrick. But, Kaeding will forever be known as a "Turkey Night" winner as well with his lone USAC National Midget victory coming at Ascot in 1985. As Bacon and Bayston tussled for the runner-up position, both simultaneously chipped away at Faccinto's lead. It took just a couple laps for Thomas to be in position for another crack at Stockon, which he made stick on the 18th lap with a turn three slider to assume the race lead.
Silver Dollar Speedway is located at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds at 2357 Fair Street in Chico, California and for more information, visit call 530.350.7275. A star-studded cast is also represented by two-time Indiana Midget Week champion Shane Cottle, NASCAR Truck Series Rookie of the Year Chase Briscoe, "Turkey Night Grand Prix" winner Billy Wease, "Belleville Midget Nationals" winner Chad Boat and many, many others. Like an all-star race or sorts, "Turkey Night" brings out the best of the best: the regulars vs. Both nights of the 77th running of the "Turkey Night Grand Prix" from Ventura Raceway will be LIVE on "Turkey Night" from the seaside oval begins Wednesday, Nov. Quickly, it became a three-car race for the lead with the top-three appearing in Blue Angels formation exiting turn two. Just two laps later, Grant followed suit into second past Stockon for the runner-up spot at the halfway mark.
Max Adams earned his first series win last July and Brody Roa topped the August main event. "We hope that we can carry over the success we had on the USAC sprint car tour in 2015-2016 into the opener of the indoor midget racing season." While Meseraull's prowess in recent years has been in the seat of a sprint car with seven career USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car wins, Meseraull has a collection of midget racing successes in the past, including a second-place finish at Du Quoin's indoor midget race in 2011. With eight victories in a 15-year span between 19, Shuman may have seemed like a "regular." Yet, Shuman was a true outlaw and was able to adapt to any racecar he set foot into whether it was a Silver Crown car, midget, sprint car, wing or non-wing. As Pickens sat sideways in the middle of the track, he was slammed into by Shannon Mc Queen, who had nowhere to go. With Margo and Kenny Baldwin, we almost did this back in 2011. I can't be any happier doing it for them." Coming into this weekend, Thomas himself was a major player in the points race and was lurking in third, ready to pounce if either Windom or Grant faltered in any form or fashion during the three nights of racing at Perris. I don't even know what to do." Thursday night winner Chase Stockon began the race from the outside of the front row and took the high side around Grant en route to the lead on the opening lap of the 40-lap A-Main where he would remain for the first 17 circuits.
The popular “5th Annual California Sprint Week” remains a highlight on the calendar with six races in eight nights at five speedways. "He is intense, serious about winning, and a pleasure to be around. However, he's no outsider when it comes to midget racing as evidenced by his 11 career USAC National wins between 20. Final USAC SPEED2 WESTERN US MIDGET PAVEMENT POINTS: 1-Love-943, 2-A. Breidinger-751, 5-Iest-681, 6-Brannon-637, 7-Paterson-636, 8-Johnny Nichols-564, 9-Jessop-412, 10-Slay-288. Riverside, California's Ronnie Gardner has won six times at Bakersfield and the last three dating to last November's event.
Located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds, Perris Auto Speedway will host ten races on the schedule. We didn't have the best finish at Turkey Night, but we definitely figured out a few things. Chase Briscoe was a regular on Indiana's tough local sprint car scene in recent years, but over the past two years has made a spectacular rise through the stock car/NASCAR ranks with a 2016 ARCA title and a 2017 NASCAR Truck Series Rookie of the Year award to his name. BACON A BLUR EN ROUTE TO BAKERSFIELD MIDGET TRIUMPH By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Bakersfield, California......... Gardner has swept both events at Bakersfield this season including March's season opener and the most recent visit in late September, leading 55 of the 60 total laps run in the process.
Heading to their fifteenth campaign, the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series will feature twenty-six events at eleven racetracks in 2018. Teammate and veteran driver, Jerry Coons Jr., is slated to run a full season as well aboard the No.25, as he and Thomas will both be vying for a midget title. This week, the Norman, Oklahoma native's focus is set on becoming a two-time "Turkey Night" winner, duplicating his 2014 triumph. NT ----------------------------- FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-18 T. Breidinger, Final USAC SPEED2 WESTERN US MIDGET OVERALL POINTS: 1-Love-1,537, 2-Lemke-1,418, 3-A. Drake (1997, 1998 & 2000) and Billy Vukovich (1966 & twice in 1967) own the most National victories there with three apiece.
Starting with the March 3rd "So Cal Showdown" and closing with the November 10th "Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction” at Perris, the traditional 410s are poised for another competitive season. "We're excited to have Kevin on board," commented Scott Petry, owner. Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, California was the runner-up behind Donny Schatz in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car standings this season with five victories. Breidinger-1,404, 4-Paterson-1,226, 5-Brannon-932, 6-Iest-707, 7-T, Breidinger-651, 8-Johnny Nichols-564, 9-Jessop-517, 10-Slay-331. .14 (New Track Record) CHALK STIX/KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS/SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS THIRD HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer) 1. While USAC National Midget appearances have been scarce, it has been a traditional stop on the USAC Light Up the World Western States Midget calendar, 106 times in fact, in all but one season since 1987.