USAC Midgets Take to Kokomo Speedway for 74th and 75th Time in Weekend Doubleheader

INDIANAPOLIS – For the past six decades, the USAC Midgets have been coming to the Kokomo Speedway. The 1/4-mile dirt track just north of Indianapolis is the only venue from USAC’s initial National Midget season of 1956 that remains on the series’ calendar to this day. On Friday, the 74th ever Midget race at Kokomo will occur, with Saturday being the 75th event. It’s a doubleheader weekend at the Kokomo Speedway as this weekend is the first two races where the national midgets have been outdoors.

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6 NASCAR Drivers On Record Setting 2017 Chili Bowl Entry-List

The Chili Bowl Nationals are a mere few weeks away, as the event has released the 2017 entry-list. Among it, is a record setting 358 entries up from 349 a year ago. But, among those 358 USAC Midgets entered, there’s six NASCAR drivers vying for this year’s Golden Driller in the Tulsa Expo Center. NASCAR regulars J.J. Yeley, Justin Allgaier, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Kyle Larson, Christopher Bell, and two-time winner Rico Abreu will take part in the 31st running of the event from Jan. Abreu, is the two-time defending champion…

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Mother Nature Wins Pennsylvania Midget Week

Unfortunately, mother nature was crowned as the champion of the “Pennsylvania Midget Week” on Wednesday night, as three of the four races at dirt tracks around the Keystone State this week were washed out due to rain. On Wednesday night, rain began to fall at Lincoln Speedway just six laps into the 30 Lap feature, as track officials could never get the track dried enough to return to action. The race joins rainouts at Susquehanna Speedway and Path Valley Speedway Park on Sunday and Monday night, respectively. So, four races, three…

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Tanner Thorson Makes Last Lap Pass to Win Midget Thriller in Pennsylvania

Call it a “spin and win” for Tanner Thorson, as the Nevada native spun while leading Tuesday night’s USAC Midget race at Lanco’s Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway in Newmanstown, Pennsylvania and ended up still winning the 30 Lap feature despite going to the back after the mistake. Thorson, started second and took the lead from pole sitter Alex Bright on the opening lap. But, on Lap 4, Thorson spun entering Turn 1 bringing out the first caution of the night. He would restart 19th with just over 20 laps-to-go. That…

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4 Race Pennsylvania Swing to Shape USAC Midget Championship

INDIANAPOLIS – Spencer Bayston currently leads the USAC Midgets points standings by just 35 markers over second place Brady Bacon. He’s only 39 points ahead of Chad Boat in third, who just won three of the last four Midget races a week ago. Tanner Thorson is 74 points out in fifth. With the standings tightened up and there only being 10 races to go in the 2016 season, four of which races are going to shape the championship contenders from the pretenders next week. Beginning on Sunday, Aug 14, the Midget drivers begin…

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Bryan Clauson Donates Organs

INDIANAPOLIS – Bryan Clauson’s family revealed on Wednesday that the 27-year old was an organ donor. Five of Clauson’s organs would go to other people as his family couldn’t be more proud of that. They issued a statement that read below: “We would all like to thank you for all of your prayers and concerns over the last few days. It provided strength and comfort during a very difficult time for us. “Nothing prepares you for these moments. We have all watched from afar as other families have had to…

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Chad Boat Leader in “Byrd Challenge”

INDIANAPOLIS – With a win in the Belleville Nationals on Saturday night, Chad Boat is on a track to a potential Indy Lights opportunity for the 2017 Freedom 100. Boat, won the 40 Lap feature as it was Race 2 on the 2016 “Byrd Challenge.” It’s was the second of seven USAC National and Western Midget races to determine if any Midget driver can earn one of the incentives posted by Indianapolis area brothers David and Jonathan Byrd, who have constructed a unique format for their challenge. “We recognize the talent it takes to…

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