MILLSTADT, Ill. (Jan. 4, 2013)—The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series has scheduled an all-time high 39 events in Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin and Indiana for its ninth season in 2013, starting March 23 at Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Ill., and ending Oct. 3-5 with the USAC co-sanctioned Gold Crown Midget Nationals at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill.
POWRi and USAC will also co-sanction the Hut 100, which moves to Tri-City Speedway on May 31, the Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway Grand Prix on April 12-13 and a double-header at Belle-Clair on July 5-6. POWRi, USAC and the Badger Midget Auto Racing Association will tri-sanction events on June 23 and Aug. 18 at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis.
POWRi’s inaugural Illinois Midget Week, a championship within the season championship, will be run June 6 at Jacksonville Speedway, June 7 at Lincoln Speedway, June 8 at Macon Speedway and June 9 at Vermillion County Speedway in Danville. The four events will be co-sanctioned by Badger.
POWRi and Badger will co- or tri-sanction 17 events including seven at Angell Park.
“We’ve been able to strengthen Midget events in the Midwest by taking advantage of co-sanction opportunities with USAC and Badger,” POWRi co-founder Kenny Brown said. “We all see this as in the best interest of the sport, to bring the best drivers and teams together even though we run our own championships.
“We became the promoter at Angell Park this season and we’ve increased our events there to seven. We’re running six times at Belle-Clair and five times Macon, who of our traditional homes, and have five events at Tri-City. We’ve expanded our schedule without adding travel time or cost to our teams by keeping it in four center Midwestern states. We were forced to eliminate some events that we very much enjoyed, but with 39 events in a more compact geographic range, it was best for our series.”
POWRi’s National Midgets will race in three events at Jacksonville, two at Lincoln, Kokomo and Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo., and once at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., Vermillion County Speedway, Bloomington (Ind.) Speedway, Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., Wilmot (Wis.) Speedway, US 36 Speedway in Cameron, Mo., and Spoon River Speedway in Canton, Ill.
POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series 2013 Schedule
March 23—Belle-Clair Speedway (1/5-mile), Belleville, Ill.
April 12-13 (‘@’)—Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway (3/8-mile)
April 26 (*)—Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway (1/4-mile)
April 27 (*)—Macon (Ill.) Speedway (1/5-mile)
May 3 (+)–Valley Speedway (1/3-mile), Grain Valley, Mo.
May 4 (+) Lucas Oil Speedway (3/8-mile), Wheatland, Mo.
May 17—Belle-Clair Speedway (1/5-mile), Belleville, Ill.
May 18—Macon (Ill.) Speedway (1/5-mile)
May 25-26 (*)—Angell Park Speedway (1/3-mile), Sun Prairie, Wis.
May 31 (‘@’)—Tri-City Speedway (3/8-mile), Granite City, Ill.
June 6 (*)—Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway (1/4-mile)
June 7 (*)—Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway (1/4-mile)
June 8 (*)—Macon (Ill.) Speedway (1/5-mile)
June 9 (*)—Vermillion County Speedway (1/4-mile), Danville, Ill.
June 23 (*@)–Angell Park Speedway (1/3-mile), Sun Prairie, Wis.
June 28—Bloomington (Ind.) Speedway (1/4-mile)
June 29—Tri-State Speedway (1/4-mile), Haubstadt, Ind.
July 5-6 (*@)–Belle-Clair Speedway (1/5-mile), Belleville, Ill.
July 13 (*)—Wilmot (Wis.) Speedway (1/3-mile)
July 14 (*)—Angell Park Speedway (1/4-mile), Sun Prairie, Wis.
July 25—Tri-City Speedway, Granite City, Ill.
July 26 (+)—US 36 Raceway (1/4-mile), Cameron, Mo.
July 27 (+)—Valley Speedway (1/3-mile), Grain Valley, Mo.
Aug. 11—Belle-Clair Speedway (1/5-mile), Belleville, Ill.
Aug. 16 (*)—Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway (1/4-mile)
Aug. 17 (*)—Macon (Ill.) Speedway
Aug. 18 (*@)–Angell Park Speedway (1/3-mile), Sun Prairie, Wis.
Aug. 31-Sept. 1 (*)—Angell Park Speedway (1/3-mile), Sun Prairie, Wis.
Sept. 13—Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway (1/4-mile)
Sept. 14—Spoon River Speedway (3/8-mile), Canton, Ill.
Sept. 21—Macon (Ill.) Speedway (1/5-mile)
Sept. 28—Belle-Clair Speedway (1/5-mile), Belleville, Ill.
Oct. 3-5 (@)—Tri-City Speedway (3/8-mile) Granite City, Ill.
Co-sanctions: @–USAC National; *–Badger Midget Auto Racing Association; +–POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series.
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