Overnight rain mixed with a heavy downpour around 10am Pacific time on Thursday has forced postponement of the 79th running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix to Friday, November 29, at California's Ventura Raceway.
The famed event will feature season finales for the USAC NOS Energy Drink National/Western States Midgets plus the USAC West Coast/VRA Sprint Cars.
On Friday, the same schedule is in effect. Pits open at 11am Pacific with the drivers meeting taking place at 2:45pm, grandstands opening at 3pm, hot laps at 3:15pm, immediately followed by qualifying and racing events.
All tickets that are not reserved are $35. Reserved seats are $45 for ages 13 and older and $20 for ages 12 and under. Pit passes are $50 each.
Kyle Larson (Elk Grove, Calif.) is the lone former Turkey Night Grand Prix midget winner (2012 & 2016) entered for the prestigious event. Red Bluff, California’s Jesse Colwell was the fastest of the 59 cars that took part in Wednesday night’s midget practice session.
Tyler Courtney (Indianapolis, Ind.) was victorious in Wednesday night’s sprint dash. Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo is the reigning winner of last year’s sprint feature.