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