"NEW" CMS TRACK EXPECTED TO SHATTER RECORDS WHEN .25 MIDGETS COMPETE APRIL 4-5 Track records are expected to be shattered when the USAC .25 Midgets debut at Columbus (Ohio) Motor Speedway April 4-5 as part of the "Jegs Crown Midget Super ...
"NEW" CMS TRACK EXPECTED TO SHATTER RECORDS WHEN .25 MIDGETS COMPETE APRIL 4-5
Track records are expected to be shattered when the USAC .25 Midgets debut at Columbus (Ohio) Motor Speedway April 4-5 as part of the "Jegs Crown Midget Super Nationals" racing weekend.
Buckeye QM club members have been anxiously anticipating the unveiling of the resurfaced 1/20-mile oval as well as a new KISS safer barrier system and yesterday they got their first chance to test the new oval. The results were astounding, with unofficial track records being established throughout the session!
Following a long, cold winter the track opened for practice and numerous teams were on hand. Not many laps into the session, the hammer dropped and competitors realized they had a fast, smooth track with plenty of grip. Seven-year-old Junior Honda driver Seth Crandall told his dad "It's so much smoother and faster I can hardly hold my head up."
Light 160 driver Chase Dean was pleased about the amount of forward bite off the corners and nine-year-old Senior Honda driver Caleb Cagle commented: "the walls are so much brighter they don't sneak up on you like the old ones used to."
The April 4-5 weekend now looms as one for the record books, with defending track champions Cagle of Galena, Ohio (Junior Honda), Ethan Mullet of Hilliard, Ohio (Senior Honda), Lauren Longbrake of Columbus, Ohio (Heavy Honda), Erika Newcombe of Pickerington, Ohio (Light 160), Nigel Mathias of Columbus (Heavy 160) and Cole Howes of Baltimore, Ohio (World Formula) all expected to uphold the Buckeye tradition of excellence.
Ticket information regarding the April 4-5 weekend, which also features USAC Mopar National Midget and Ford Focus competition Saturday night, can be obtained by calling Heidi Drake at the USAC office at 317-247-5151 or online at usaracing.com.