Inaugural Anderson 400 Midget Classic

Preparations continue for the Inaugural Anderson 400 Midget Classic to be held at Anderson Speedway on Saturday, July 26. This 400 lap midget spectacle will bring in a new tradition at Anderson Speedway as midgets will be showcased in a $10,000 to win event.

This first-ever contest is being sanctioned by the United States Auto Club and designated as a special event and will be open to all midget and Ford Focus midgets. Drivers from many of the pavement midget clubs in the country including: BCRA, WOOMS, UMARA, WMRA, and NEMA are expected.

The 400 lap event could start up to as many as 34 cars and will feature a unique qualifying format held on the eve of the inaugural event. On Friday afternoon each car will be given a 4-lap qualifying attempt with the fastest 16 cars locked into the field. On Friday night qualifying races and a last chance race will set the remaining spots in the Anderson 400 Midget Classic to be held on Saturday Night.

This new event should give visiting fans in the area for the Allstate 400 At The Brickyard another event to complete their racing weekend. To add even more flair to the weekend a USAC Regional Midget program along with Ford Focus and Kenyon Midgets is scheduled for Wednesday, July 23. This USAC Regional program will give teams additional track time and will serve as a final tune-up for the Classic.

It has been more than 50 years since Anderson Speedway has played host to a 400 lap midget race. This reincarnation will pay a whopping $10,000 to the first driver to cross the finish line after 400 grueling laps and $1,020 just to start! This event has the makings for a truly entertaining and fun weekend of racing for all midget fans young and old.

On Saturday, July 26, the inaugural Anderson 400 Midget Classic green flag waves at 8 p.m.

Tickets are available at $22 for reserved seating. For more information, contact the Anderson Speedway Ticket Office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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(765) 642-0206.