INDIANAPOLIS – The inaugural season for the newly-formed USAC Midwest Wingless Racing Association will ignite with 13 sprint car events across Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.
USAC Midwest Racing Ass’n founder Raul Romero has created the series based on quality, not quantity, with drivers and car owners in mind and a concise schedule of events close to its Midwest base.
“We’re focused on keeping the link between the track owners and regional series together to where it’s affordable,” Romero said. “We’re going to build up an amazing series to make it a great feeder for the USAC national series. The whole purpose of this is to support the National series and highlight some of our local drivers, but to also give them an opportunity to run where they can afford it and run for a championship with a shorter schedule.”
The series will have an open motor rule in what Romero describes as basically, a “run what you brung” deal that will follow the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series rulebook with the exception of no weight rule.
According to Romero, the philosophy of the series is to have one or two of the drivers take it up every year and move on to becoming a regular with USAC’s National touring series, and to have a great partnership with USAC while working hand-in-hand with USAC’s Wingless Sprints Oklahoma series.
“It is an honor and a privilege to partner with an organization focused on growth and the sport of open wheel racing,” Romero exclaimed. “USAC is a proud name and I hold it very, very strong. We’re very honored for this series to carry that name.”
The series’ opening race is a co-sanctioned event with the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series on May 1 at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.
That event is one of four USAC MWRA dates scheduled at the four-tenths-mile dirt oval in 2020, with additional dates on June 26, July 31 and Aug. 28.
Central Missouri Speedway in Warrensburg, Mo., marks the second USAC MWRA event on the calendar on May 9, but they’ll return for a midsummer date on July 25.
The Show-Me State of Missouri welcomes the series five more times, all at I-35 Speedway in Winston, Mo., on May 16, June 13, July 18, Aug. 15 and Sept. 5.
Two co-sanctioned Border Battles – pitting the USAC Midwest Wingless Racing Ass’n against the USAC Wingless Sprints Oklahoma – will take place in 2020.
The initial meeting will be at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on June 20 and the second at Enid Speedway in Enid, Okla., will occur on Aug. 22.
2020 USAC Midwest Wingless Racing Ass’n Schedule
May 1 – Lakeside Speedway – Kansas City, Kan.
May 9 – Central Missouri Speedway – Warrensburg, Mo.
May 16 – I-35 Speedway – Winston, Mo.
June 13 – I-35 Speedway – Winston, Mo.
June 20 – 81 Speedway – Park City, Kan.
June 26 – Lakeside Speedway – Kansas City, Kan.
July 18 – I-35 Speedway – Winston, Mo.
July 25 – Central Missouri Speedway – Warrensburg, Mo.
July 31 – Lakeside Speedway – Kansas City, Kan.
Aug. 15 – I-35 Speedway – Winston, Mo.
Aug. 22 – Enid Speedway – Enid, Okla.
Aug. 28 – Lakeside Speedway – Kansas City, Kan.
Sept. 5 – I-35 Speedway – Winston, Mo.