ARDC CARQUEST Midgets Announce Four More Pa. Shows FLAGTOWN, N.J., Feb. 25 - Four more Pennsylvania shows for the 1999 American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) CARQUEST Midget Series were announced today by Mike Roselli, the ...
ARDC CARQUEST Midgets Announce Four More Pa. Shows
FLAGTOWN, N.J., Feb. 25 - Four more Pennsylvania shows for the 1999 American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) CARQUEST Midget Series were announced today by Mike Roselli, the organization's booking agent. They include an appearance at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on Friday, May 14; a program at Silver Spring Speedway in the same town on Saturday, May 1; and two programs at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on Saturday, April 24 and Saturday, Aug. 7.
These four dates join the other Pennsylvania appearances of the ARDC CARQUEST Midget Series that were previously announced, including the season opener at Lincoln Speedway in New Oxford, Pa., on Saturday, April 17. Other dates at Lincoln are Aug. 21 (a wingless show), and Sept. 11.
Other Keystone-state dates for the ARDC CARQUEST Midget Series are Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., on Tuesday, July 20 and Challenger Raceway in Kent, Pa., on Sept. 18.
The complete 1999 schedule is still pending, and will be released as soon as possible.
"Pennsylvania is a key market for the ARDC CARQUEST Midget Series, and it's really our home turf," said Roselli. "All of these shows are on clay tracks, which provide a unique brand of open-wheel excitement for midget race fans."
ARDC is in the midst of a two-year 60th anniversary celebration, as it was formed in 1939 and staged its first race in 1940.
"Last year our Williams Grove show was rained out, so we're really looking forward to returning there in 1999," Roselli added. "We've held our opener at Silver Spring for the last few years, but now we're pushing that back a little further in the calendar this year."
Walt Stearly of Trappe, Pa., is the defending race winner at Silver Spring.
The Port Royal schedule remains the same as it was in 1998 with two appearances by the club. Ed Stimely Jr. of McVeytown, Pa., and Phil DiMario of Piermont, N.Y., won those races last year.