SUN PRAIRIE, WI, March 10---The Midget Auto Racing season moves into a regular rhythm this week with the running of the USAC National/Western Midget Series event at Ventura Raceway, on Saturday March 15. Dan Boorse winner of the Chili Bowl ...
SUN PRAIRIE, WI, March 10---The Midget Auto Racing season moves into a regular rhythm this week with the running of the USAC National/Western Midget Series event at Ventura Raceway, on Saturday March 15.
Dan Boorse winner of the Chili Bowl Nationals in January is the current point leader over Jay Drake, Tony Stewart, Scott Hatton,and defending champion Aaron Fike.
Presently 227 events are scheduled to be run, with all major racing associations, having already released their schedules. The number of races is the largest amount of per-season announced events since the Driver of the Year started in 1999. Last season 221 events were run at eighty five different tracks. A complete listing of all events can be viewed at the National Midget Driver of the Year web site: www.nmdoty.com.
Arizona Sport Shirts, Design 500 Racewear, National Speed Sport News, High Performance Race Cards,Infinity TravelManagement, and midgetmadness.com return as associate sponsors. Negotiations continue to secure a title sponsor for the 2003 campaign.
<pre> CURRENT POINTS:
DRIVER PTS 1. Dan Boorse 200 2. Jay Drake 145 3. Tony Stewart 136 4. Scott Hatton 125 5. Aaron Fike 118 6. Jason Meyers 96 7. Don Droud Jr. 91 8. Cory Kruseman 80 9. Matt Westfall 77 10. Mike Hess 70 11. Damion Gardner 65 12. P.J. Jones 60 13. Nick Lundgreen 58 14. Greg Lueckert 53 15. Jimmy Sills 51
DESIGN 500 RACEWEAR ROOKIE OF THE YEAR 1. Jason Meyers 96 2. Damion Gardner 65 3. Bobby Jackson 30
ENGINE 1. Gaerte 22 2. Mopar 16 3. Bondio 5
CHASSIS 1. Stealth 21 2. Kunz 14 3. Barnes 5
MARCH RACE EVENTS March 15 USAC Nat'l/Western Ventura Raceway (Ventura, CA) March 21-22 USAC Nat'l/Western Phoenix Int'l Raceway (Phoenix, AZ) March 29 AMRA Manzanita Speedway (Phoenix, AZ) March 30 USAC Nat'l/Western/BCRA Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA)