BMARA: Knoxville Midget Championship update 2002-03-11

Badger an Mara Midgeteers Get Serious About Knoxville'S Pepsi/Mt. Dew Show KNOXVILLE, IOWA (MAR. 11, 2002) - Midget car teams with the Badger Midget Auto Racing Association (BMARA) and the Midwest Auto Racing Association (MARA) have started...

Badger an Mara Midgeteers Get Serious About Knoxville'S Pepsi/Mt. Dew Show

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (MAR. 11, 2002) - Midget car teams with the Badger Midget Auto Racing Association (BMARA) and the Midwest Auto Racing Association (MARA) have started getting serious about the June 1st $4,000-to-win Pepsi/Mt. Dew Knoxville Midget Championship, as entries from those two sanctioning groups are arriving in the track office on a daily basis.

Among the latest entrants are Badger regulars Brandon Waelti of Sun Prairie (Wisc.), Rick Mueller of Barneveld (Wisc.), Brian Terry of Monona (Wisc.), and Brian Claas of Oregon (Wisc.). In addition, MARA standouts Tim Siner of Waterloo (Ill.) and Craig Carey of Springfield (Ill.) have signaled their intentions to compete in Knoxville's first midget car event in nearly 23 years.

Waelti has entered his Dave's Masonry/Conrad Real Estate Stealth, while Claas will be aboard the William "Butch" Dahlke-owned Gaerte- powered Stealth. The Iowa County Chrysler/Mt. Horeb NAPA-backed Stealth will be wheeled by Mueller, and Terry is the pilot for the Valley Rollers/Waterloo Auto Parts Ellis midget. Siner's Stealth/Gaerte midget is sponsored by Dave Sinclair Ford and Hoosier Tire Midwest. Carey's Fontana-powered car has backing from Kinsel Engineering and Canham Graphics.

In addition to BMARA and MARA, the North American Midget Auto Racing Series (NAMARS) is also an official affiliate of the one-day show. Any midget teams which meet the established rules of the event will also be welcome to compete at the legendary Marion County Fairgrounds oval. Practice sessions will be held on Thursday, May 30, and Friday, May 31, for the midget car competitors.

Those seeking further information on the event are urged to consult the track's web-site, www.knoxvilleraceway.com. <pre> "PEPSI/MT. DEW KNOXVILLE MIDGET CHAMPIONSHIP" ENTRY LIST (03/12/02)

No. Driver Hometown, State Chassis/Engine Affiliation

 3   Brandon Waelti Sun Prairie, WI  Stealth/Esslinger      BMARA
15   Tim Siner      Waterloo, IL     Stealth/Gaerte         MARA
22   Rick Mueller   Barneveld, WI    Stealth/Hogue-Gaerte   BMARA
30   Craig Carey    Springfield, IL  Phantom/Fontana        MARA
47   Andy Mason     Lakewood, CO     Ellis/Madcap-Fontana   RMMRA
69   Brian Terry    Monona, WI       Ellis/Brayton          BMARA
99   Brian Claas    Oregon, WI       Stealth/Gaerte         BMARA

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Series Midget
Drivers Tim Siner , Brandon Waelti