ANDERSON, Ind. – After a 10-year hiatus, pavement midgets will make a return to the quarter-mile oval of Anderson Speedway.
Midgets will compete on two occasions at the track in 2021, on July 10 and Oct. 2.
“One of the questions I get asked a lot is if we are ever going to bring back pavement midgets,” said Jared Owen, Vice President of Operations for Anderson Speedway. “So, this addition I think will make a lot of fans happy. Kasey Coler at Lucas Oil Raceway has put a lot of effort into bringing midgets back to Central Indiana. We are excited to add two additional races for the 2021 racing season.”
The last midget race contested at Anderson Speedway was on June 3, 2011, sanctioned by the United States Speed Ass’n.
The USSA midgets competed in a 50-lap feature that saw New Castle, Ind., driver Dalton Armstrong go to victory lane. Armstrong was the 2016 Redbud 400 winner in a super late model at Anderson Speedway.
He qualified a Jerry Powell Racing entry into the Little 500 this year, but did not start the race.
Before 2011, Anderson Speedway was a regular host of midget racing. In 2010 alone, three different series came to Anderson Speedway and ran five different midget races.
USAC ran its last midget race at Anderson Speedway on April 11, 2010. Jerry Coons Jr. qualified on the pole for the 100-lap feature.
Bobby East went to victory lane that day over Darren Hagen and Dave Darland.