The Weekend Ahead – April 14-16

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.

Winged 410
4/14Attica Raceway ParkAll Stars
4/14Federated Auto Parts I-55 RacewayWoO
4/14Thunderbowl RacewayNARC
4/14Williams Grove SpeedwayLocal
4/15Attica Raceway ParkAll Stars
4/15Beaver Dam RacewayIRA
4/15Federated Auto Parts I-55 RacewayWoO
4/15Knoxville RacewayLocal
4/15Lincoln SpeedwayLocal
4/15Port Royal SpeedwayLocal
4/15Thunderbowl RacewayNARC
4/15Wayne County SpeedwayFAST
4/16BAPS Motor SpeedwayLocal
4/14Bloomington SpeedwayUSAC
4/14Williams Grove SpeedwayUSAC EC
4/15Lawrenceburg SpeedwayLocal
4/15Lincoln Park SpeedwayLocal
4/15Perris Auto SpeedwayUSAC/CRA
4/15Tri-State SpeedwayUSAC/MSCS
4/15Waynesfield Raceway ParkGLTS
Winged 360
4/14Aztec SpeedwayPOWRi Des
4/14Baton Rouge RacewayHASS
4/14Thunderbowl RacewayKOT
4/15Aztec SpeedwayPOWRi Des
4/15Central Arizona RacewayASCS SW
4/15Cottage Grove SpeedwayLocal
4/15Knoxville RacewayLocal
4/15Lake Ozark SpeedwayASCS Warrior
4/15Lincoln SpeedwayLocal 358
4/15Marysville RacewayLocal
4/15Outlaw SpeedwayESS
4/15Placerville SpeedwayLocal
4/15Riverside International SpeedwayLocal
4/15Thunderbowl RacewayKOT
4/15Waynesfield Raceway ParkGLSS/NRA
4/14Federated Auto Parts I-55 RacewayXtreme/POWRi
4/15Federated Auto Parts I-55 RacewayXtreme/POWRi
4/15Merced SpeedwayUSAC WS
Silver Crown
4/16Terre Haute Action TrackUSAC Silver Crown

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