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It has been pointed out that USAC Midgets competed on the 1/4-mile dirt track at Granite City, Ill. in 1990. On researching, we found that Jeff Gordon did win a USAC Midget race on the Granite City 1/4 in 1990, but the 1/2-mile hasn't hosted the...

It has been pointed out that USAC Midgets competed on the 1/4-mile dirt track at Granite City, Ill. in 1990.

On researching, we found that Jeff Gordon did win a USAC Midget race on the Granite City 1/4 in 1990, but the 1/2-mile hasn't hosted the USAC Midgets since 1985.

The WorldCom USAC National Midget Cars visit the Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill. this weekend for the "Bob Wente Classic" presented by the Indy Racing League. The Stoops Freightliner Sprint Cars are also part of the activities, with prelims on Friday night and semis and 30-lap features on Saturday night.

Dave Darland of Lincoln, Ind. is the current point leader in both racing series.

-USAC

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Series USAC
Drivers Jeff Gordon , Dave Darland