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Northward Bound Tony Stewart Racing's Jones, Stenhouse, Jr., Head to Wisconsin for USAC Midget Series Action INDIANAPOLIS (May 30, 2007) -- Tony Stewart Racing's (TSR) Levi Jones and Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., travel north and west for...

Northward Bound
Tony Stewart Racing's Jones, Stenhouse, Jr., Head to Wisconsin for USAC Midget Series Action

INDIANAPOLIS (May 30, 2007) -- Tony Stewart Racing's (TSR) Levi Jones and Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., travel north and west for USAC National Midget Car Series action Friday as they tackle the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam, Wis. The Sixth Annual Thiel Memorial Classic marks the initial appearance at the facility for the USAC Midgets, as well as the first co-sanctioned event with the Badger Midget Racing Association (BMARA) since 1992.

Heading into Friday's event, Jones is ranked seventh in the USAC Midget Series championship with 127 points. He trails series leader Darren Hagen by 55 markers. Stenhouse, who has one USAC Midget Series victory to his credit this year, is ranked 12th with 104 points. Last year's event was won by Jerry Coons, Jr.

Friday's Sixth Annual Thiel Memorial Classic will see grandstand gates open at 4 p.m. CDT. Qualifying is set to begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by racing at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling 920-319-0177. The official Web site of the Dodge County Fairgrounds is www.dodgecountyfairgrounds.com.

TSR launched the team's official Web site this week. Race fans can visit www.tonystewartracing.com for the latest news and information about TSR's World of Outlaws Sprint Series and USAC Racing Series teams.

Quote from Levi Jones, driver of the No. 20 TSR/Chevrolet/Spike

Heading into this weekend's USAC Midget Series event, you're still seeking your first series win. Would you like to put your name in the books as the first USAC event winner at the Dodge County Fairgrounds?

"Getting my first pavement win at Anderson Speedway was definitely a highlight for me, but the first time I win in a midget is also going to be a big deal. I have gotten more comfortable in the midget since last season, but I'm still looking to get into winner's circle with one. Heading to a track that we've never competed on, I think it would be pretty cool to get our first win in a situation like this. I know we're capable of winning. Ricky's win a few weeks ago proved that our program is strong. We're heading to Wisconsin this week with the goal of putting Chevrolet and Bass Pro Shops out in front."

Quote from Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., driver of the No. 21 TSR/Chevrolet/Spike

Coming off a week that included two pavement races, are you looking forward to returning to the dirt this weekend?

"I am really looking forward to getting back on the dirt, especially in the midget. I was really comfortable at Tri-State Speedway a few weeks ago and I think that running on a 1/3-mile bullring at Dodge County is going to be a lot of fun. I'm still going through an adjustment period on the pavement, so when we go back to the dirt I look forward to it. I think TSR is going to have a great shot at putting Chevrolet and Bass Pro Shops in the winner's circle again this weekend."

For complete results from this weekend's USAC National Midget Car Series event, log on to www.usacracing.com. For information regarding Stewart or Chevrolet, log on to www.tonystewart.com or www.chevrolet.com.

-credit: -TSR-

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Series USAC
Drivers Tony Stewart , Levi Jones , Jerry Coons , Darren Hagen