INDIANAPOLIS – A 17-race schedule for USAC’s Midwest Regional Midget Series has been set, made up of eight different dirt tracks throughout Indiana and Illinois.
The series kicks off on April 24 at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Ind., the first of two trips for the series to the five-sixteenths-mile dirt oval.
The tour’s Lincoln Park return comes July 3 as part of the Bill Gardner Sprintacular, a doubleheader with the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series.
Three visits are marked for the series at Gas City (Ind.) I-69 Speedway on May 7, July 9 and the season finale on Oct. 22, with a trio of events also being staged at the newly refurbished Circle City Raceway near Indianapolis on June 30, July 22 and Aug. 19.
Four more tracks will host two events apiece, including Bloomington (Ind.) Speedway on June 25 and Sept. 17. The lone ventures to the Land of Lincoln bring the series to Wayne County Speedway in Wayne City, Ill., on June 26 and July 10.
Circus City Speedway in Peru, Ind., will host a pair of races on Aug. 14 and Oct. 2, while the series will race twice at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway, first during the final night of Sprint Car Smackdown on Aug. 28 and again in the series’ penultimate round on Oct. 15 at the Kokomo Klash.
Paragon (Ind.) Speedway is the home for one event on July 1.
Each event will utilize an open format, allowing both current national and D-2 engines. All features on the schedule will pay $1,200 to win and $125 to start, along with tow money for non-qualifiers.
All events on the schedule will pay points toward the USAC Midwest Regional Midget standings and a champion will be crowned at the conclusion of the season.
Furthermore, USAC Speed2 licensed competitors will be eligible for bonuses and will earn points toward the USAC Midwest Thunder Speed2 Midwest Thunder Midget championship.
The reigning USAC Midwest Regional Midget titlist is Chett Gehrke of Broken Arrow, Okla.
Features last season were won by Emerson Axsom (twice); Daison Pursley; Adam Taylor; Chase McDermand; and Thomas Meseraull.
2021 USAC Midwest Thunder Regional Midget Series Schedule
April 24 – Lincoln Park Speedway – Putnamville, Ind.
May 7 – Gas City I-69 Speedway – Gas City, Ind.
June 25 – Bloomington Speedway – Bloomington, Ind.
June 26 – Wayne County Speedway – Wayne City, Ill.
June 30 – Circle City Raceway – Indianapolis, Ind.
July 1 – Paragon Speedway – Paragon, Ind.
July 3 – Lincoln Park Speedway – Putnamville, Ind.
July 9 – Gas City I-69 Speedway – Gas City, Ind.
July 10 – Wayne County Speedway – Wayne City, Ill.
July 22 – Circle City Raceway – Indianapolis, Ind.
Aug. 14 – Circus City Speedway – Peru, Ind.
Aug. 19 – Circle City Raceway – Indianapolis, Ind.
Aug. 28 – Kokomo Speedway – Kokomo, Ind.
Sept. 17 – Bloomington Speedway – Bloomington, Ind.
Oct. 2 – Circus City Speedway – Peru, Ind.
Oct. 15 – Kokomo Speedway – Kokomo, Ind.
Oct. 22 – Gas City I-69 Speedway – Gas City, Ind.