Three Northeast USAC Mopar .25 Midget clubs will participate in a special three-race series for the 2012 “Northeast Championship," announced today.
The series encompasses races June 22-24 at Thompson, Conn. (Little T), June 29-July 1 at Syracuse, NY (New York State Fairgrounds) and August 10-12 at Fulton, NY (Oswego County Quarter Midget Club). The opener at Thompson will be part of the 2012 “Yankee Doodle New England Championship.”
In order to be eligible for year-end championship awards, a driver must compete in all three events and finish in the top-three in the point standings.
“We are excited for our Northeast .25 Midget families that this series materialized,” says USAC’s James Spink. “All three clubs have worked hard to make this a fun series for all involved. We look forward to the fierce competition at all three unique venues.”
“The Syracuse Quarter Midget Club is looking forward to being part of the Northeast Series,” says Keil White, club president. “We appreciate USAC arranging this opportunity for our kids to race with drivers from all across the northeast. We are also looking forward to having USAC families from outside of our area come to our track at the New York State Fairgrounds for the first time. The track is about twice the size of most .25 tracks, and the drivers really enjoy racing on the longer straightaways and wider corners.”
"The Custom Midget Club at The Little T Speedway, located on the grounds of Thompson International Speedway, America's first paved track, is looking forward to hosting its first Gen Next Race and honored that this race will be part of the inaugural Northeast Championship Series, says Eileen Gross, secretary of the Custom Midget Club. “We encourage .25 midget racers from around the country to join us for a great weekend of racing on the high banks of Little T Speedway."
USAC is entering its 57th season of sanctioning motorsports and its fourth season of presenting top-quality competition for championships in its Mopar .25 Midget series. More information regarding the Northeast Championship and other Mopar .25 Midget activities can be found at www.usacracing.com.
Schedule of Events for Syracuse
Dragon Fuel must be purchased from USAC Trailer on Friday.
Very Limited availability on Saturday.
9am - Trailer Parking will Start (Camping is $25, hook ups included)
9AM - 3PM - Open practice for all!
2:00pm - Sign Ins Open
5:00pm - 8pm - Controlled Practice All Divisions
7pm - Sign-Ins closed -
Late entrants wishing to sign-in after the designated closing time will be accepted, however, entrant will start at the tail of that particular class heat race and will not receive passing points for the heat race. If you can not make it to sign-ins on Friday you may have someone else draw your starting pill and pay the applicable entry fees.
SATURDAY, June 30 (Practice, Heats, Lower Mains and A-Mains)
8:45 a.m. Mandatory Driver’s/Handler’s Meeting (Please bring RaceCeivers with you)
9:00 a.m. 1 Round of Practice, Heats, Lower Mains and A-Mains
Victory Lane Ceremonies following features
AWARDS: 1st, 2nd, 3rd in each A-Main feature for Competitive Classes
Participation Awards for Rookie classes
Please note this will be a
Sunday being a rain date!