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USAC Midgets back in Oklahoma on Tuesday, July 10, at Red Dirt Raceway


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USAC Midgets back in Oklahoma on Tuesday, July 10, at Red Dirt Raceway

by Lonnie Wheatley

MEEKER, Okla. (July 5, 2018) – The return of the USAC National Midget series to the Sooner State is just a few short days away.

After an absence of 43 years, the USAC Midget ranks take to Meeker, Oklahoma’s Red Dirt Raceway for some “Tuesday Night Thunder” next week on Tuesday, July 10.  Non-wing micros will join in on the Tuesday night card that goes green at 7:30 p.m.

The first USAC Midget event to take place in the Sooner State since 1975 kicks off a busy week of USAC Midget competition that continues on Wednesday, July 11, with the “Chad McDaniel Memorial” at the Solomon Valley Raceway in Beloit, KS, before shifting to Fairbury, Nebraska’s Jefferson County Speedway for the Midwest Midget Championship on Friday and Saturday, July 13-14, and then wrapping up at Missouri’s Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex on Sunday, July 15.

Sutter, California’s Logan Seavey, also a series Rookie, leads the way into the week in the hotly-contested series title chase.  A member of the potent Keith Kunz Motorsports fleet, Seavey is just four points ahead of Arizona native Chad Boat with defending series champion Spencer Bayston (another Kunz entry) just nine points off the lead pace in third.

The Clauson-Marshall Racing duo of Zeb Wise and Tyler Courtney round out the top five in current points with others among the top ten including Broken Arrow native Brady Bacon, Kevin Thomas, Jr., Justin Grant, Ryan Robinson and Jerry Coons, Jr.

Other top contenders expected for “Tuesday Night Thunder” at Red Dirt Raceway include Collinsville’s Tyler Thomas, Dave Darland, Tucker Klaasmeyer and Holly Shelton along with a host of home-state shoes such as Matt Moore, Grady Chandler, Ace McCarthy, Cannon McIntosh and more.

General admission for the July 10 USAC National Midget “Tuesday Night Thunder” event is just $25 with children under 54” tall just $5.  Anyone wearing a “Red Dirt Raceway” shirt or that has a “Red Dirt Raceway” can koozie receives $5 off admission. 

Red Dirt Raceway features a tailgate area as well for just $100 per car load (fit as many as you can) with one 52 quart cooler permitted.  The tailgate area is first-come, first-served and can be reserved by calling 405-823-8095.

Gates for “Tuesday Night Thunder” open at 5:00 p.m. with qualifying getting under way at 7:00 p.m.

Meeker, Oklahoma’s Red Dirt Raceway is located 4.5 miles north of US 62 on SR 18 (990871 South Highway 18, Meeker, Oklahoma 74855).  For more information, contact the track at 405-823-8095 or check online at https://www.reddirtraceway.com/.

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