Brady Bacon is on a roll right now, and he aims to continue the run in this week’s “Mid-America Midget Week,” July 9-14 as the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship swings through Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri for five races in a six night span.
Bacon will compete in the first four events of the tour aboard the Central Motorsports No. 85 Tuesday, July 9 at Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Okla., Wednesday, July 10 at the Concordia High Banks in Concordia, Kans., plus Friday/Saturday, July 12-13 at Jefferson County Speedway in Fairbury, Neb. Bacon will then finish the week out piloting the Kelly Hinck No. 21H in the MAMW finale at Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex in Sweet Springs, Mo. on Sunday, July 14.
Last weekend, the Broken Arrow, Okla. driver swept the two-night Brand Professional Agriculture “Corn Belt Nationals” for USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars at Knoxville Raceway, collecting $25,000 in winnings over both nights.
In last year’s “Mid-America Midget Week,” Bacon earned three top-five finishes in four starts, including a 5th at Red Dirt, a 5th at Jefferson County and a 4th at Sweet Springs. Last September, Bacon was the winner of the richest Midget race of the season, the $15,000-to-win BC39 at The Dirt Track at IMS.
Bacon’s made four USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget starts this season with a best finish of 6th at Bloomington Speedway during “Indiana Midget Week” in June. He competed for Hinck in March’s “Shamrock Classic” at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, finishing 18th. Bacon owns seven career USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget feature victories.
Tuesday at Red Dirt, the Lucas Oil National Open Wheel 600 Series Non-Wing Micro Sprints are also on the card. Gates open at 5pm (Central), drivers meeting at 5:45pm, engine heat at 6:15pm and hot laps at 6:30pm. Adult general admission tickets are $25, high school students and younger are just $5 and pit passes are $35 apiece. The tailgate section is $100 per carload with one ice chest allowed. Tailgate area tickets are now available for reserved purchase at www.RedDirtRaceway.com.
Wednesday at Concordia, 600 Open Class Non-Wing Micro Sprints are also in action. The drivers meeting takes place at 6:15pm (Central), followed by engine heat at 6:45pm and hot laps at 7pm. Adult general admission tickets are $25 for ages 13 and older, 12 and under are free. Pit passes are $30 for all ages.
Friday and Saturday at Jefferson County, gates open at 5pm (Central), drivers meeting at 5:30pm, engine heat at 6pm and hot laps at 6:15pm. Adult general admission tickets are $20, kids 54 inches tall and under are just $5 and pit passes are $35.
Sunday at Sweet Springs, the drivers meeting begins at 5pm (Central), followed by engine heat and hot laps at 5:30pm. Adult general admission tickets are $10, kids general admission is $7, military are $7 and pit passes are $25 apiece.
Watch all five races from “Mid-America Midget Week” live and on-demand at http://www.FloRacing.com/. Listen live on the USAC app. Follow along with live updates on https://www.facebook.com/usacracing/ and https://twitter.com/USACNation, plus live timing and scoring on the Race Monitor app.