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)

USAC Stat Book: AMSOIL National Sprint Cars

Brady Bacon rose to the top of the charts in the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship in terms of wins with back-to-back scores earlier in the month at Knoxville, Iowa, his third and fourth of the year.  No other driver has more than two: Chris Windom (Canton, Ill.) and Tyler Courtney (Indianapolis, Ind.).  C.J. Leary (Greenfield, Ind.) remains the point leader on the back of tremendous consistency coming into a stretch of nine races in 11 nights, beginning Wednesday, July 17, at Eldora, then eight nights of NOS Energy Drink Indiana Midget Week July 18-27.

Indiana Sprint Week Start Times Shifted

The opening weekend of the 32nd annual NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week tour will have a cooler start with this Thursday through Sunday’s event times pushed back to later in the evening.

USAC Sprints Tackle Eldora Wednesday for $10 Grand

The kickoff to one of the busiest stretches in the history of USAC’s AMSOIL National Sprint Car division begins this Wednesday, July 17, on the high banks of “The Big E,” Eldora Speedway for #LetsRaceTwo #TakeTwo in which the winner will take home $10,000!

Atko Takes Dramatic First ARX Victory at Gateway

Australian driver Chris Atkinson won the second round of Americas Rallycross (ARX) 2019 for Subaru Motorsports USA by making a last corner overtake for the race lead at the World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois.

It's Sweet, Sweet Springs Victory for Carrick

Most times, it seems the only thing predictable in USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget racing is unpredictability.  And sometimes when you think you know what’s about to transpire, that’s when everything turns on its head.  At times, literally.

Carlson Bears Down for DMA Win at Bear Ridge

Seth Carlson of Brimfield MA, scored the win Saturday night at Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, VT. This is Carlson’s second win of the season piloting the #2 Seals-it sponsored, Skip Matczak owned dirt midget.

Baugh Back to Winning Ways at Spoon River

Andy Baugh returned to his winning ways in Saturday night’s USAC Engler IMRA Speed2 Midget event at Spoon River Speedway.

The Demon Strikes at Perris

After temperatures reached triple digits, fast qualifier “The Demon” Damion Gardner (Concord, CA) raced to victory at Perris Auto Speedway.

Watson's Last Lap Pass Nets Montpelier Victory

Past USAC champion Alex Watson used a last lap pass to get by two-time and defending series champ Aaron Leffel and win Saturday’s USAC Midwest Thunder Speed2 Midget feature at Indiana’s Montpelier Motor Speedway.

Smith Scores Second WSO Win at 81

Danny Smith raced to victory for the second time in his last three USAC Wingless Sprints Oklahoma starts, winning Saturday night’s series visit to 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas.