INDIANAPOLIS – The USSA Mel Kenyon Midget Series will return to Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis Speedrome on two occasions this year.
The Mel Kenyon Midget Series will be featured as a part of opening night on April 12 and again on June 7. The June 7 race will be known as the Mel Kenyon Classic. This special event will honor the division namesake and man recognized worldwide as the “King of the Midgets.” The April 12 evening showcase will also feature the Advance Auto Sales Late Models, Stocks, IndyAutoRecyclers.com Roadrunners, Hornets, Circle City Pyrotechnics Junior Faskarts, and Junior Hornets.
“Our racers are all excited to return to the Speedrome,” said USSA President Don Kenyon. “The Speedrome is a perfect track for our brand of racing and all of us look forward to April 12.” T
The one-fifth-mile oval has long been a proving ground for drivers in open wheel cars and officials of USSA look forward to working with the new owners and management of the Speedrome as they begin a new chapter in the historic tracks story.
“Midgets have been a rich part of the tracks tradition,” said Speedrome Managing Partner Larry Curry. “Having the Kenyon’s and the USSA on our 2014 schedule is very exciting.”
The first event ever held at the Speedrome was a midget race held on Sept. 9, 1941. The most recent open-wheel main was a USSA Mel Kenyon Midget Series clash topped by Dameron Taylor on July 20, 2012.