Easton, Pa., May 10 --- The American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) CARQUEST Midget Series lost their Williams Grove Speedway race to rain on Friday night. ARDC also had a "Fan Appreciation Day" scheduled for Saturday, May 9, at Flemington ...
Easton, Pa., May 10 --- The American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) CARQUEST Midget Series lost their Williams Grove Speedway race to rain on Friday night. ARDC also had a "Fan Appreciation Day" scheduled for Saturday, May 9, at Flemington Speedway. That, too, was washed away with the steady rain that continues to cancel racing activities in the Northeast throughout the entire weekend.
This Saturday, May 16, the ARDC CARQUEST Midgets travel to the New Egypt Speedway in New Jersey. Many ARDC members and race fans feel that the Midgets, on this speedway's newly renovated dirt surface, are a perfect match. The New Egypt race will be the last race on dirt for the ARDC CARQUEST Midgets before they begin a six race series at asphalt tracks. On May 30 and, again, on June 20, ARDC will be at Flemington Speedway. The June 20 race at Flemington also marks the return of the ARDC/NEMA co-sanctioned Mini-Indy race. On Sunday, June 7, ARDC returns to Evergreen Raceway in St. John's, Pa. for the first time since 1992. The weekend of June 26 and June 27, ARDC heads south to Virginia. Southampton Speedway in Capron, Virginia and Langley Speedway in Hampton, Virginia are on the schedule for the 1998 southern tour. The mid-season asphalt series then concludes at Oswego Speedway in Oswego, New York on July 4.
The 1997 ARDC CARQUEST Midget Series Champion, Ed Stimely Jr., of McVeytown, Pa. and his car owner, Harold Yetter, of Sciota, Pa. lead the point standings going into the New Egypt race. Walt Stearly of Trappe, Pa. and Bryan Kobylarz from Birdsboro, Pa. are tied for second in the 1998 points race. Mark Freeland of Ickesburg, Pa. and Micro Sprint star, Ray Bull, from New Oxford, Pa. complete the top five in the drivers points battle. In the race for the ARDC CARQUEST Midget Series, car owner's championship Yetter and Stearly lead Claudette Starrett, Roger McKeehan and Spike Gillespie in the top five.