Regional Action Kicks Off Inaugural Midget 400 Classic Week
“Open Wheel Extravaganzas” continues on Wednesday, July 23 at Anderson Speedway,
showcasing participants in three USAC racing series. The Regional, Kenyon and
Indiana Ford Focus Midgets each face a 30-lap feature on the 1/4-mile paved oval
where USAC’s history dates all the way back to 1961 when A.J. Foyt won the first
The past three years have witnessed increased “regional” activity at Anderson
and Wednesday’s races are a continuation of what has become a very competitive
series of events.
Chris Windom, NASCAR Nationwide competitor Bryan Clauson and James Robertson
have won “Regional” Midget features already this year although Travis Young of
Franklin, Ind. leads the standings. Young has finished second, fifth and eighth
in the three Anderson races this season.
Mike Terry Jr., Drew Charlson (twice) and Jeff Wimmenauer have 2008 Kenyon
Midget wins at Anderson and Charlson, of New Bremen, Ohio has a healthy lead in
the standings as a result.
In the Ford Focus Midgets, the 2008 Anderson winners have been series point
leader Kyle Hamilton, Steve Matthews and lady driver Alison MacLeod.
A MacLeod victory on Wednesday would make the Canadian USAC’s winningest female
driver ever. She currently has five career wins, tying her with Stephanie
Mockler and Audra Sasselli.
On Wednesday Night, spectator gates open at 5 p.m. with the racing program
beginning at 7. Admission is $10 for adults and $4 for kids ages 6-12. Children
five and under get in free.
On Friday, qualifying for the inaugural Midget 400 Classic begins at 12:30 p.m.
The field will be set that evening with qualifying races. The Quick Auto Front
Wheel Drives in Pro and Figure 8’s along with ThunderCars are part of the Friday
night racing program that starts at 7 p.m. Admission on Friday night is $5.
The Midget 400 Classic will take place on Saturday, July 26. Watch the nations
top Midget Car drivers compete in this first ever race with live pit stops.
Gates open at 4 p.m. with the race beginning at approximately 8 p.m. All tickets
are reserved at $22.
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