Terre Haute and Angell Park previews

Midgets gear ror Wednesday's 51st "Hut Hundred" $50,000 "Showdown at the Prairie" bonus attracts Stewart. J.J. Yeley of Phoenix, Ariz. will try to protect his six-point lead over Dave Darland in the USAC National Midget Car standings this week...

Midgets gear ror Wednesday's 51st "Hut Hundred"
$50,000 "Showdown at the Prairie" bonus attracts Stewart.

J.J. Yeley of Phoenix, Ariz. will try to protect his six-point lead over Dave Darland in the USAC National Midget Car standings this week in a pair of events rich with tradition and prizes.

The "Hut Hundred" returns to the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track for its 51st running Wednesday night, with 33 cars starting three-abreast for 100 laps around the 1/2-mile dirt track. Tracy Hines is the defending race winner and practice starts at 5:30 pm. Qualifying gets under way at 6:30 with the fastest nine qualifiers "locked in" to the top nine starting positions. The rest of the qualifiers will compete in a pair of "qualifying races" prior to the 100-lap finale. The first "qualifying race" is scheduled for 7:30 pm. This year's "Hut Hundred' is presented by Clabber Girl, Terre Haute First National Bank & the Terre Haute Convention and Visitors Bureau.

NASCAR veteran and USAC "Triple Crown Champion" Tony Stewart will be in the field for Sunday night's Coca-Cola "Showdown at the Prairie" at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisc. He will compete in both the Stoops Freightliner Sprint Car and USAC/BMARA Midget Car events, trying to snare the $50,000 cash bonus posted for any driver able to sweep both 25-lap feature events.

Practice at the 1/3-mile dirt oval starts at 2:30 pm. Qualifying starts at 3 and the first race is slated for 6 pm.

Also scheduled to compete in the Sun Prairie Midget Car race is NASCAR veteran and 3-time USAC National Midget Car Champion Jason Leffler.

USAC NATIONAL MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS
1. J.J. Yeley 501
2. Dave Darland 495
3. Aaron Fike 471
4. James Chesson 392
5. Tracy Hines 364
6. Ron gregory 357
7. Bobby East 357
8. Steve Paden 328
9. Dave Steele 299
10. A.J. Fike 257

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Series USAC
Drivers Tony Stewart , Jason Leffler , Dave Darland , J.J. Yeley , James Chesson , Tracy Hines , Dave Steele , Aaron Fike , Bobby East , A.J. Fike , Steve Paden