FF: UMARA: Grundy County preview

USAC/UMARA MIDGET EVENTS KICK OFF JUNE 2 AT GRUNDY COUNTY USAC and UMARA (United Midget Auto Racing Association) begin a new venture as partners in motorsports June 2 when Grundy County Speedway in Morris, Ill. hosts the first...

USAC/UMARA MIDGET EVENTS KICK OFF JUNE 2 AT GRUNDY COUNTY

USAC and UMARA (United Midget Auto Racing Association) begin a new venture as partners in motorsports June 2 when Grundy County Speedway in Morris, Ill. hosts the first of more than a dozen Ford Focus Midget races offering points toward the 2007 USAC/UMARA Ford Focus Midget crown.

All but one of the scheduled races occurs on a Saturday night, the lone exception being the July 4 Independence Day race.

An open practice is slated this Saturday, May 19, with pit gates opening at noon and practice until 5 pm, followed by a season kick-off party.

Three of the programs, June 16, July 14 and August 18, will also afford points toward USAC's 2007 Midwest Ford Focus championship. The other events are slated June 2, 9 and 2, July 4, 7 and 28, Aug. 4, 11 and 25 and Sept. 1.

Grundy County Speedway hosted three USAC Regional Midget races in 2006 and this year's June 16, July 14 and Aug. 18 events will feature the Ford Focus, Regional and Kenyon Midget Series.

"We are excited about this relationship and the competition it should provide for race fans at Grundy County," said Eric Bunn, USAC's National Ford Focus Coordinator. "The Ford Focus program is growing in leaps and bounds across the country and we are pleased to add these events to our calendar."

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