November Set For Largest USAC Slate Ever

When one thinks of November, many feel like closing up shop, winding down and entering hibernation mode until the rising of Spring.

In the world of USAC racing, however, the month of November actually ramps up the racing activity. In fact, this year, November greets us with 11 USAC National events between the AMSOIL National Sprint Car division’s five and the NOS Energy Drink National Midget series’ six.

Watch Oval Nationals Live | Full Entries | Schedule

Nov. 7-9 | 9am ET

The 11 total USAC National events marks the largest slate in the history of USAC during November dating to its inception in 1956.  Prior to this year, the previous record of USAC National events in a single November came in 2009 and 2014 when eight events were held.

13 total events are scheduled for across all of USAC’s circle track platforms with an Eastern Speed2 Midget event already being held last Saturday, Nov. 2. However, all the upcoming National events are packed with stars of the National series in conjunction with the Western and Southwest regional series.

First up is the 24th annual Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction on Nov. 7-8-9 at California’s Perris Auto Speedway featuring USAC AMSOIL National, CRA and Sands Chevrolet Southwest Sprint Cars.

The following week, the road takes all those three sprint car series plus the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets and Western States Midgets for an action-packed 52nd annual Western World Championships from Arizona Speedway in San Tan Valley on Nov. 15-16.

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Nov. 7-9 | 9am ET

The midgets’ busy schedule moves to California’s Placerville Speedway on Nov. 19-20 for the inaugural Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100, featuring a $130,000-plus purse over the two nights.  Then it’s off to Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway on Nov. 23 for the November Classic for National and Western States Midgets and the grand finale, the 79th running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix at California’s Ventura Raceway on Nov. 27 and Thanksgiving night, Nov. 28, which has midget as well as the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars on the card.

NUMBER OF USAC EVENTS HELD IN NOVEMBER:

1956: (3) 1 Stock, 1 Champ, 1 Midget (3 National)

1957: (3) 2 Midget, 1 Champ (3 National)

1958: (3) 2 Midget, 1 Champ (3 National)

1959: (8) 5 Midget, 3 Stock (8 National)

1960: (3) 1 Champ, 1 Midget, 1 Sprint (2 National)

1961: (6) 4 Midget, 1 Champ, 1 Sprint (6 National)

1962: (4) 2 Sprint, 1 Midget, 1 Champ (4 National)

1963: (5) 2 Sprint, 2 Midget, 1 Champ (5 National)

1964: (6) 2 Midget, 2 Stock, 1 Sprint, 1 Champ (6 National)

1965: (7) 3 Midget, 2 Sprint, 1 Champ, 1 Stock (7 National)

1966: (8) 4 Midget, 3 Sprint, 1 Champ (8 National)

1967: (8) 4 Midget, 2 Champ, 2 Sprint (8 National)

1968: (8) 4 Midget, 2 Champ, 2 Sprint (8 National)

1969: (3) 2 Midget, 1 Champ (3 National)

1970: (5) 4 Midget, 1 Champ (5 National)

1971: (2) 2 Midget (2 National)

1972: (5) 2 Sprint, 2 Midget, 1 Champ (5 National)

1973: (5) 4 Midget, 1 Champ (5 National)

1974: (4) 3 Midget, 1 Champ (4 National)

1975: (7) 3 Sprint, 2 F5000, 1 Champ, 1 Midget (7 National)

1976: (6) 4 Sprint, 1 Champ, 1 Midget (6 National)

1977: (4) 2 Sprint, 2 Midget (4 National)

1978: (3) 1 Sprint, 1 Stock, 1 Midget (3 National)

1979: (2) 1 Midget, 1 Stock (2 National)

1980: (3) 2 Midget, 1 Silver Crown (3 National)

1981: (0)

1982: (1) 1 Midget (1 National)

1983: (1) 1 Midget (1 National)

1984: (2) 2 Midget (2 National)

1985: (2) 1 Midget, 1 Supermodified (2 National)

1986: (5) 3 Midget, 2 Western States Midget (3 National)

1987: (10) 5 Midget, 2 TQ Midget, 1 Silver Crown, 1 Western States Midget, 1 Arizona Midget (6 National)

1988: (7) 7 Midget (7 National)

1989: (8) 6 Midget, 2 TQ Midget (6 National)

1990: (9) 5 Midget, 2 TQ Midget, 1 Sprint, 1 F2000 (6 National)

1991: (8) 4 Midget, 2 TQ Midget, 2 F2000 (4 National)

1992: (7) 4 Midget, 3 TQ Midget (4 National)

1993: (11) 4 Midget, 4 TQ Midget, 2 F2000 West, 1 Russell Pro (4 National)

1994: (4) 2 Midget, 2 TQ Midget (2 National)

1995: (6) 3 Midget, 2 TQ Midget, 1 Russell Pro (3 National)

1996: (5) 1 Midget, 1 Western States Midget, 1 Western Sprint, 1 TQ Midget, 1 Russell Pro (1 National)

1997: (9) 3 Midget, 3 TQ Midget, 2 Western Sprint, 1 Russell Pro (3 National)

1998: (3) 2 Midget, 1 TQ Midget (2 National)

1999: (6) 2 Midget, 2 TQ Midget, 1 Western States Midget, 1 Western Sprint (2 National)

2000: (4) 2 Midget, 2 TQ Midget (2 National)

2001: (6) 2 Midget, 2 Western Sprint, 1 Western States Midget, 1 TQ Midget (2 National)

2002: (9) 3 Midget, 3 Western Sprint, 2 Ford Focus Midget, 1 Western States Midget (3 National)

2003: (7) 2 National Midget, 2 Western Sprint, 2 Southwest Sprint, 1 California Ford Focus Midget (2 National)

2004: (10) 2 National Midget, 2 Western Sprint, 2 Southwest Sprint, 2 California Ford Focus Midget, 1 Sprint, 1 CRA Sprint (3 National)

2005: (10) 6 Sprint, 1 Midget, 1 CRA Sprint, 1 Western Sprint, 1 California Ford Focus Midget (7 National)

2006: (13) 6 Sprint, 1 CRA Sprint, 1 Midget, 1 Western States Midget, 2 National Ford Focus Midget, 1 Western Sprint, 1 Rally (7 National)

2007: (13) 5 Sprint, 3 California Ford Focus Midget, 2 Midget, 1 Silver Crown, 1 CRA Sprint, 1 Western Sprint (7 National)

2008: (12) 3 Sprint, 2 Midget, 2 CRA Sprint, 1 Silver Crown, 1 Western States Midget, 1 Western Sprint, 1 National Ford Focus Midget, 1 Junior Ford Focus Midget (6 National)

2009: (14) 5 Sprint, 2 Midget, 1 Silver Crown, 1 CRA Sprint, 1 Western Sprint, 1 Western States Midget, 1 National Ford Focus Midget, 1 California Ford Focus Midget, 1 Junior Ford Focus Midget (8 National)

2010: (11) 4 Sprint, 2 Midget, 1 CRA Sprint, 1 Western Sprint, 1 National Ford Focus Midget, 1 Western Ford Focus Midget, 1 Western Young Guns Midget (6 National)

2011: (10) 4 Sprint, 2 Western Ford Focus Midget, 1 Midget, 1 Western States Midget, 1 Western Sprint, 1 Western Young Guns Midget (5 National)

2012: (5) 2 Sprint, 2 Midget, 1 Las Vegas Ignite Midget (4 National)

2013: (11) 4 Midget, 3 Southwest/West Coast Sprint, 2 Sprint, 2 Western Ignite Midget (6 National)

2014: (19) 5 Southwest Sprint, 4 Sprint, 4 Midget, 4 Western HPD Midget, 2 Eastern HPD Midget (8 National)

2015: (12) 6 Sprint, 3 Southwest/West Coast Sprint, 1 National Midget, 1 Eastern HPD Midget, 1 Western HPD Midget, 7 National)

2016: (11) 5 Sprint, 2 Southwest Sprint, 2 West Coast Sprint, 1 National Midget, 1 Western States Midget (6 National)

2017: (13) 5 Sprint, 2 National Midget, 2 West Coast Sprint, 2 Southwest Sprint, 2 Western Speed2 US Midget (7 National)

2018: (12) 5 Sprint, 2 Southwest Sprint, 2 National Midget, 2 Western Speed2 US Midget, 1 West Coast Sprint (7 National)

2019: (13) 6 National/Western States Midget, 5 National/CRA/Southwest Sprint, 1 West Coast Sprint, 1 Eastern Speed2 Midget (11 National)

Tyler Courtney & Michael Pickens Enter Turkey Night Sprints

More sprint car entries have arrived for the “79th Running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix” at Ventura Raceway.

Tripp & Zarounian Named Turkey Night Grand Marshals

USAC West Coast Midget racing legends Sleepy Tripp and Gary Zarounian have been named co-grand marshals for the 79th running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix on Thanksgiving Night, November 28, at California’s Ventura Raceway.

Rookie Contenders Take On Turkey Night GP

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Each year, the Turkey Night Grand Prix presents a massively talented crop of drivers from top to bottom. Among them are the Rookies who arrive to stake their claim and make their initial mark on this great race featuring USAC’s NOS Energy Drink National and Western States Midget divisions.

Turkey Night Grand Prix Field Surges Past 70 Entries

The driver lineup for the Nov. 28th Turkey Night Grand Prix at California’s Ventura Raceway has surged above 70 entrants for the 79th running of the famed event featuring the USAC NOS Energy Drink National and Western States Midgets.

Kyle Larson Nets Big Payday At Hangtown 100

Placerville Speedway is the home to some of Kyle Larson’s most cherished racing moments.

Gio Cashes in on Night #1 of Hangtown 100

It was easy to see the strides Gio Scelzi had made in his recent outings aboard a USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget.

Hangtown 100 Point Standings After Night #1

Logan Seavey leads the overall Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 standings entering the second night of the event, Wednesday, November 20, at California’s Placerville Speedway.

Hangtown 100 Heat Race Lineups Set

Heat race lineups have been set for Wednesday’s Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 finale from California’s Placerville Speedway.

Bakersfield USAC Midget Race Preview

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USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets and California’s Bakersfield Speedway have a history that dates back six decades.  

Current Midget Point Leaders & All-Time Results

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The history between USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets and California’s Bakersfield Speedway have a history that dates back six decades. And the relationship will be rekindled this weekend. And as we approach the start of more Midget racing action, let's take a look at the point leaders and the all-time results.