Lonnie Wheatley, BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (April 13, 2023) – It’s beginning to look a lot like racing season.
As we reach the mid-portion of April, a full slate of Sprint Car and Midget action is on tap for the upcoming weekend as nearly every major sanctioning body is in action.
Among those to watch, the always entertaining doubleheader of Sprint Cars and Midgets takes to Pevely, Missouri’s Federated Auto Parts I-55 Raceway on Friday and Saturday with the World of Outlaws and Xtreme Outlaw Midgets pairing up for the weekend.
Carson Macedo, who took over the WoO points lead after last week’s events at U.S. 36 Raceway and 81 Speedway, topped two of three Pevely events last year with Brad Sweet earning Ironman honors in August.
Sixteen-year-old Jade Avedisian enters the weekend as the first woman racer to sit atop national series points. While Avedisian leads the way into the weekend, it was Chase McDermand, Chance Crum and Michael Pickens picking off Pevely Midget wins in 2022.
After being postponed by rain last weekend, the All Stars give the points opener another go at Attica Raceway Park on Friday and Saturday. Last year’s postponed opener at Attica was swept by eventual series champ Tyler Courtney.
The USAC National Sprint Car series tries again to get the Midwest season under way after last Saturday’s Lawrenceburg outing was canceled following the tragic qualifying accident that took the life of reigning track champion Justin Owen. A bright note to take out of an otherwise dark situation is the 80 lives that will be aided by organ donations, as Owen was an organ donor.
USAC opens at Bloomington on Friday night before taking on the MSCS at Haubstadt’s Tri-State Speedway on Saturday. Kyle Cummins topped last year’s USAC Sprintweek event at Bloomington after the Spring card fell victim to rain. Cummins was limited to one MSCS score at Haubstadt last year after previous Tri-State domination. Robert Ballou and Jadon Rogers took USAC wins at Haubstadt in 2022 with other MSCS winners including Critter Malone, Jason McDougal, Kevin Thomas, Jr., and Chase Stockon.
Out west, the NARC King of the West 410’s and KOT 360’s take to Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway on Friday and Saturday for the Dennis Roth Classic while the USAC/CRA Non-Wingers invade the PAS (Perris Auto Speedway) on Saturday.
BAPS rounds out a full weekend of Posse action that also includes the Grove, Lincoln and Port Royal, while the USAC Silver Crown ranks round out the weekend with Sunday’s Sumar Classic at the Terre Haute Action Track. Justin Grant posted his second Sumar win last year.
As always, check with the track via social media or the old-fashioned phone before making the trek to make sure that all things are still a go.
|4/14||Attica Raceway Park||All Stars|
|4/14||Federated Auto Parts I-55 Raceway||WoO|
|4/14||Williams Grove Speedway||Local|
|4/15||Attica Raceway Park||All Stars|
|4/15||Beaver Dam Raceway||IRA|
|4/15||Federated Auto Parts I-55 Raceway||WoO|
|4/15||Port Royal Speedway||Local|
|4/15||Wayne County Speedway||FAST|
|4/16||BAPS Motor Speedway||Local|
|4/14||Williams Grove Speedway||USAC EC|
|4/15||Lincoln Park Speedway||Local|
|4/15||Perris Auto Speedway||USAC/CRA|
|4/15||Waynesfield Raceway Park||GLTS|
|4/14||Aztec Speedway||POWRi Des|
|4/14||Baton Rouge Raceway||HASS|
|4/15||Aztec Speedway||POWRi Des|
|4/15||Central Arizona Raceway||ASCS SW|
|4/15||Cottage Grove Speedway||Local|
|4/15||Lake Ozark Speedway||ASCS Warrior|
|4/15||Lincoln Speedway||Local 358|
|4/15||Riverside International Speedway||Local|
|4/15||Waynesfield Raceway Park||GLSS/NRA|
|4/14||Federated Auto Parts I-55 Raceway||Xtreme/POWRi|
|4/15||Federated Auto Parts I-55 Raceway||Xtreme/POWRi|
|4/15||Merced Speedway||USAC WS|
|4/16||Terre Haute Action Track||USAC Silver Crown|