2022 USAC Midgets BC39 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Everything You Need To Know About The BC39

Everything You Need To Know About The BC39

Entry list, event schedule, race format and more for the 2022 BC39 at The Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Aug 1, 2022 by Brandon Paul
Everything You Need To Know About The BC39

One of the most anticipated Midget races of the year will take place this week at The Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The fourth running of the BC39 for USAC Midgets will be held Wednesday, August 3 and Thursday, August 4. 

The Race

This will be the fourth edition of the BC39, a race honoring the legacy of the late USAC champion Bryan Clauson. In Clauson's honor, the race helps bring awareness to Driven2SaveLives, an Indiana Donor Network program.

The race will be 39 laps and pay $15,000 to the winner -- the largest payout in Midget racing. 

Brady Bacon won the inaugural race in 2018 and Zeb Wise scored the win in 2019. The race was not held in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Kyle Larson won last year's version in thrilling fashion after a spirited battle with Thomas Meseruall and Justin Grant. 

The Track

The Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a quarter-mile oval that was built in 2018 prior to the inaugural BC39. The track is located inside turn three of the historical oval that hosts the annual Indianapolis 500.

The Format

A "Draft Party" will be held on Main St. in Speedway, Indianapolis on Tuesday night. At the Draft Party, drivers and teams will select their starting positions for Wednesday's heat races. 

The on-track action will get underway Wednesday night with 12 heat races, each of which will be 10 laps. Drivers will gain points in heat races based on passing points, which takes into consideration finishing position and the number of positions gained/lost. Passing points will determine starting position in the qualifying races on Thursday night.

Thursday's qualifying races will be 10 laps each with top-six starting positions inverted and the top point earner from Wednesday's heat races starting sixth.

Total points from the heat races and qualifying races will be added to set the feature starting lineup, along with transfers from the B-Main, C-Main and front of the D-Main races. The top 16 in points will make up the first eight rows of the main event. 

The next six positions will be filled by the top six finishers in the B-Main. There will then be an option for provisionals for USAC and IMS. 


VIDEO: Watch highlights from last year's thrilling BC39. 

What Is The Stoops Pursuit?

The Stoops Pursuit, held on Wednesday night, provided one of the most wild finishes we've ever seen back in 2019. 

The Stoops Pursuit is a 25-lap race split into five-lap segments. The field will include 24 starters – heat race winners plus the highest point earner in each heat are eligible, along with promoter’s options. The starting lineup is inverted by fastest heat race time, with promoter’s options starting at the rear. Every five laps, USAC will throw a competition flag, and cars with a net loss in position will be called to exit the track along with the last place car.

The last car standing when the final checkered flag waves will be named the winner. 


VIDEO: Take a look back at the wild finish from the 2019 BC39 Stoops Pursuit. 


NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Larson enters this year's race as the defending winner of the BC39. Inaugural BC39 winner Brady Bacon is also entered for this week's event. 

- Larson isn't the only driver with NASCAR ties planning to compete in the BC39. NASCAR Cup Series drivers Chase Briscoe and Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. will both be competing, as will NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Sheldon Creed. 

- 10-time World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz will make his USAC Midget debut during the BC39. 

- Fresh off his Indiana Sprint Week championship, Justin Grant enters the event as a favorite after coming up just short of victory one year ago. Grant's RMS teammate Thomas Meseruall is also expected to be a contender for the win. 

- In his first year away from the NASCAR Cup Series, Ryan Newman picked up an SRX victory earlier this year at Stafford Motor Speedway. He'll make his way to the BC39 for the second year in a row to drive for Clauson-Marshall Racing. 

- A strong group of female drivers will be in competition this week at the BC39. Kaylee Bryson, Taylor Reimer, Maria Cofer, Mariah Ede and Jade Avedesian are among the females who are entered for the race. 

How to Watch

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Entry List

0G J.J. YELEY/Phoenix, AZ (Glenn Styres Racing)

01 BRYANT WIEDEMAN/Colby, KS (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)

06 RYLAN GRAY/Greenfield, IN (Gray Racing)

08 CANNON McINTOSH/Bixby, OK (Dave Mac Dalby Motorsports)

08s RICKY STENHOUSE JR./Olive Branch, MS (Dave Mac Dalby Motorsports)

08x TREY GROPP/Lincoln, NE (Dave Mac Dalby Motorsports)

1 RYAN THOMAS/Indianapolis, IN (Wingo Brothers Racing)


3G KYLE CUMMINS/Princeton, IN (Glenn Styres Racing)

5 CHASE BRISCOE/Mitchell, IN (Chase Briscoe Racing)

5J JOSH HODGE/Brownsburg, IN (Bill Rose Racing)

5LK JORDAN KINSER/Bedford, IN (Chase Briscoe Racing)

6 BILL ROSE/Plainfield, IN (Bill Rose Racing)

6K KYLE KEATON/Wheelersburg, OH (Kyle Keaton)

6x ISAAC CHAPPLE/Willow Branch, IN (Doug & Wanda Hall)

7 SHANNON McQUEEN/Tehachapi, CA (McQueen Racing)

7BC TYLER COURTNEY/Indianapolis, IN (Clauson Marshall Racing)

7D MICHELLE DECKER/Guthrie, OK (Michelle Decker)

7m JADON ROGERS/Worthington, IN (RAMCO Speed Group)

7MR CASEY BURKHAM/Combine, TX (RAMCO Speed Group)

7NZ TRAVIS BUCKLEY/Auckland, NZ (BSL Racing)

7R A.J. HOPKINS/Brownsburg, IN (RAMCO Speed Group)

7T ADAM TAYLOR/Channahon, IL (Adam Taylor Motorsports)


7u KYLE JONES/Kennedale, TX (Trifecta Motorsports)

8x JEFF SCHINDLER/Evansville, IN (Jeff Schindler)

9m ZACH DAUM/Pocahontas, IL (Bundy Built Motorsports)

11 CLINTON BOYLES/Greenwood, MO (Big Dog Racing)

11T ALEX WATSON/Columbus, OH (Team Taylor)

15 DONNY SCHATZ/Fargo, ND (Mark Cooper)

15F MICHAEL FACCINTO/Hanford, CA (Mounce-Stout Motorsports)

17 MICHAEL PICKENS/Auckland, NZ (Shophouse Racing)

17B AUSTIN BARNHILL/Wilmington, NC (Dave Mac Dalby Motorsports)

17v BEN VARNER/Harbor Springs, MI (Ben Varner)

17x KURT STELLHORN/Red Bud, IL (Kurt Stellhorn)

18N ALEX NALON/Pittsboro, IN (Mike Dickerson)

19 LOGAN SEAVEY/Sutter, CA (Reinbold-Underwood Motorsports)

19AZ HAYDEN REINBOLD/Gilbert, AZ (Reinbold-Underwood Motorsports)

19K RILEY KREISEL/Warsaw, MO (Ron Cox)

19m ETHAN MITCHELL/Mooresville, NC (Bundy Built Motorsports)

21 ZACH VEACH/Stockdale, OH (Team Ripper)

21D JUSTIN DICKERSON/Pittsboro, IN (Mike Dickerson)

21H BRADY BACON/Broken Arrow, OK (TKH Motorsports)

21K KARTER SARFF/Mason City, IL (Karter Sarff Racing)

22 JOHN HEYDENREICH/Bloomsburg, PA (John Heydenreich)

Q23 BARRIE VALENTINO/Brisbane, QLD (Barrie Valentino)

25 BRADEN CHIARAMONTE/El Cajon, CA (Tom Malloy)

25 C.J. LEARY/Greenfield, IN (Petry Motorsports)

25B STEVE BUCKWALTER/Royersford, PA (Brian Buckwalter)

25K TAYLOR REIMER/Bixby, OK (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)

25m COLBY COPELAND/Roseville, CA (Tom Malloy)

26 CHANCE CRUM/Snohomish, WA (Rudeen Racing)

29 TIMMY BUCKWALTER/Douglassville, PA (Matt Seymour Racing)

Q32 PETER PAULSON/Woodland, CA (Barrie Valentino)

36 CHRIS BAUE/Indianapolis, IN (Baue Racing)

36c IAN CREAGER/Covington, OH (Tod Creager)

37 JIMI QUIN/Brisbane, QLD (A.J. Felker Racing)

37x TBA (A.J. Felker Racing)

39BC EMERSON AXSOM/Franklin, IN (Clauson Marshall Racing)

39N RYAN NEWMAN/South Bend, IN (Clauson Marshall Racing)

40 CHASE McDERMAND/Springfield, IL (Mounce-Stout Motorsports)

40B BLAKE BRANNON/Morgan Hill, CA (Western Speed Racing)

41 OLIVER AKARD/Fort Myers, FL (OMR Motorsports)

46 RUSS GAMESTER/Peru, IN (Gamester Racing)

51 ZACH BODEN/Cambridge, WI (Boden Racing)

55 NICK DRAKE/Mooresville, NC (Troy Cline)

57 MARIA COFER/Macdoel, CA (Abacus Racing)

57K KEVIN STUDLEY/Plainfield, IN (Kevin Studley)

61 JACOB DENNEY/Galloway, OH (Mounce-Stout Motorsports)

67 BUDDY KOFOID/Penngrove, CA (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)

68 JASON McDOUGAL/Broken Arrow, OK (Six8 Motorsports)

71 KAYLEE BRYSON/Muskogee, OK (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)

71E MARIAH EDE/Fresno, CA (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)

71K DOMINIC GORDEN/Clovis, CA (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)

71m CADE LEWIS/Bakersfield, CA (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)

71w DILLON WELCH/Carmel, IN (Paul May Motorsports)

74 SHELDON CREED/Alpine, CA (Abacus Racing)

75AU BRYAN STANFILL/Bakersfield, CA (Griffiths Motorsport)

81 GREYSON SPRINGER/Lafayette, IN (Gray Racing)

84 JADE AVEDISIAN/Clovis, CA (CB Industries)

85 JERRY COONS JR./Tucson, AZ (Central Motorsports)

86 KYLE LARSON/Elk Grove, CA (CB Industries)

87 JACE PARK/Overland Park, KS (CB Industries)

88 SCOTT ORR/Columbia City, IN (Scott Orr)

89 MITCHEL MOLES/Raisin City, CA (CB Industries)

89x CHRIS WINDOM/Canton, IL (CB Industries)

97 BRENHAM CROUCH/Lubbock, TX (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)

97J JIM JONES/Ventura, CA (Jim Jones Motorsports)

97K RYAN TIMMS/Oklahoma City, OK (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)

Event Schedule

Tuesday, August 2 

12 p.m. - Team Parking

6 p.m. - BC39 Draft Party on Main St.

Wednesday, August 3

2 p.m. - Driver's Meeting (Media Room)

3 p.m. - Public Gates Open

4 p.m. - Hot Lap Sessions

7 p.m. - Opening Ceremonies / Heat Races (12)

9 p.m. - Stoops Pursuit Race

25 Cars Start Inverted 

Five Race Segments

If You Get Passed, You Exit Track

Thursday, August 4

3 p.m. - Public Gates Open

4 p.m. - Hot Lap Sessions

5 p.m. - Qualifying Races

7:30 p.m. - Opening Ceremonies 

To Follow - Racing Begins

- D Main 1

- D Main 2

- C Main 1

- C Main 2

- B Main

- BC39 Feature Race