20 Dates, 20 Races Mark 2019 USAC MTM Slate

USAC’s Speed2 Midwest Thunder Midgets take on a 20-race schedule for 2019 at three different quarter-mile dirt tracks located in the state of Indiana.

The season begins on April 20 at Montpelier Motor Speedway, marking the first of ten races on the docket there with additional stops on May 11 & 18, June 22 & 29, July 13 & 20, August 10 and September 14 & 21.

Seven dates are slated for the series at Gas City I-69 Speedway, starting on May 17.  MTM returns for races on June 14, July 18, August 2 & 16, September 13 and October 5.

The red clay of Bloomington Speedway hosts the series three times, on May 24, July 5 and August 9.

Springfield, Ohio’s Aaron Leffel collected his second consecutive Midwest Thunder Midget title in 2018 on the strength of three victories.  Stratton Briggs and Chett Gehrke also won thrice, while Chase McDermand, Gedd Ross and Alex Watson found victory lane once apiece.


2019 USAC SPEED2 MIDWEST THUNDER MIDGET SCHEDULE

Apr 20: Montpelier Motor Speedway (Montpelier, IN)

May 11: Montpelier Motor Speedway (Montpelier, IN)

May 17: Gas City I-69 Speedway (Gas City, IN)

May 18: Montpelier Motor Speedway (Montpelier, IN)

May 24: Bloomington Speedway(Bloomington, IN)

Jun 14: Gas City I-69 Speedway(Gas City, IN)

Jun 22: Montpelier Motor Speedway (Montpelier, IN)

Jun 29: Montpelier Motor Speedway (Montpelier, IN)

Jul 5: Bloomington Speedway(Bloomington, IN)

Jul 13: Montpelier Motor Speedway (Montpelier, IN)

Jul 18: Gas City I-69 Speedway(Gas City, IN)

Jul 20: Montpelier Motor Speedway (Montpelier, IN)

Aug 2: Gas City I-69 Speedway(Gas City, IN)

Aug 9: Bloomington Speedway(Bloomington, IN)

Aug 10: Montpelier Motor Speedway (Montpelier, IN)

Aug 16: Gas City I-69 Speedway(Gas City, IN)

Sep 13: Gas City I-69 Speedway(Gas City, IN)

Sep 14: Montpelier Motor Speedway (Montpelier, IN)

Sep 21: Montpelier Motor Speedway (Montpelier, IN)

Oct 5: Gas City I-69 Speedway (Gas City, IN)

Grant Survives & Thrives in WDGX Night 2

Justin Grant has won a few and lost a few in the same manner throughout his racing career.  He’s now won and lost in the same manner at Bubba Raceway Park following his USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car victory Friday on night two of “Winter Dirt Games X.”

Smith Dominates East Bay 360 Sprints

Mark Smith was on the threshold of victory in the opening race, denied by a last lap pass for a win. Whether that turn of events was motivation or the idea that Smith has a fast race car, whatever the circumstance, Smith was not to be denied as he marched through the field to claim the Friday win.

Last Lap Hero Windom Scores USAC Sprint Opener

Chris Windom led just one lap in Thursday’s USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car season opener at Bubba Raceway Park, but it was the one that paid the most as the Canton, Ill. driver prevailed on a wild final lap scramble that saw three different race leaders edge ahead at one point in an instant Valentine’s Day classic.

Eliason Blasts to East Bay Sprint Victory

The final week of the 43rd annual Winternationals got off to a raucous start with a nailbiting finish in the 25-lap 360 Sprint main event. Early race leader Mark Smith appeared to be destined for the opening night win until Cory Eliason changed the conversation.

Grant Goes to the TOPP in Ocala Sprint Practice

Justin Grant recorded the fastest lap in Wednesday night’s USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car practice session at Bubba Raceway Park in preparation for this weekend’s “Winter Dirt Games X” events.

USAC Sprint Title Defense Begins for Courtney

It’s already been a dream start to the season for Tyler Courtney as he’s continued his roll of success through the offseason following a 2018 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car crown.

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WDGX Opener a Boon to USAC Sprint Title Hopefuls

To roll off the trailer and find immediate success is the ideal goal for all USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car drivers and teams competing in this week’s “Winter Dirt Games X” season openers February 14-15-16 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.

New Car & Driver Combos Greet USAC Sprint Season

Musical chairs was a part of the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car offseason as a multitude of drivers, including six of the top-11 in last year’s standings, have found new homes for the 2019 tour, beginning with this week’s “Winter Dirt Games X” season openers on Feb. 14-15-16 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.

Sunshine Double Dips in Ocala

Sunshine Double Dips in Ocala with 2nd Straight USAC Midget Victory