25-Race Schedule Released For Badger Midgets

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SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. – Officials from the Badger Midget Auto Racing Ass’n released a 25-race schedule for the upcoming season on Thursday.

This year marks the 83rd year of sanctioning midget auto racing for the country’s oldest midget auto racing organization. Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie returns as the series’ title sponsor.

Badger’s season begins on April 20 at Beaver Dam (Wis.) Raceway with the running of the Wipperfurth Triple Crown. Badger returns to Beaver Dam for additional events on July 27 and Sept. 14.

Following the Beaver Dam opener, Badger returns to the Hawkeye State of Iowa for the first time in three years, with the series debut at Maquoketa (Iowa) Speedway on April 27.

Maquoketa is a three-eighths-mile, semi-banked dirt oval located at the Jackson County Fairgrounds.

Angell Park Speedway continues as the cornerstone of the series, with 10 races slated at the famed third-mile facility. The first event will be on May 19.

Other traditional Angell Park events include the Norm Nelson Classic on June 9; the 38th annual Pepsi Midget Nationals on July 7 and the 40th annual Miller Lite Cornfest Racing Classic on Aug. 18.

The Kevin Doty Classic will be the track’s season finale, during Labor Day weekend on Sept. 1. Additional Angell Park events include June 2, June 23, July 21, July 28, and Aug. 11.

Sycamore (Ill.) Speedway hosts the series for seven Saturday night events at the third-mile dirt oval on May 18, June 1, June 22, July 20, Aug. 3, Aug. 17, and Aug. 31.

 

For the first time since Stan Fox’s victory on July 11, 1980, the series returns to Luxemburg (Wis.) Speedway on June 7. The third-mile clay oval is located just east of Green Bay, Wis.

The following evening, June 8, sees Badger at the Plymouth (Wis.) Dirt Track for the first time in a dozen years.

The 10th annual Salute to Harry Turner highlights the July 6 event at Wilmot (Wis.) Raceway, while the Badger season finale will be Sept. 21 at 141 Speedway in Maribel, Wis. The popular quarter-mile dirt track last hosted a Badger event in the early 1960s, when it was a paved track.

2019 Badger Midget Auto Racing Ass’n Schedule

Date – Venue – Location

April 20 – Beaver Dam Raceway – Beaver Dam, Wis.
April 27 – Maquoketa Speedway – Maquoketa, Iowa
May 18 – Sycamore Speedway – Sycamore, Ill.
May 19 – Angell Park Speedway – Sun Prairie, Wis.
June 1 – Sycamore Speedway – Sycamore, Ill.
June 2 – Angell Park Speedway – Sun Prairie, Wis.
June 7 – Luxemburg Speedway – Luxemburg, Wis.
June 8 – Plymouth Dirt Track – Plymouth, Wis.
June 9 – Angell Park Speedway – Sun Prairie, Wis.
June 22 – Sycamore Speedway – Sycamore, Ill.
June 23 – Angell Park Speedway – Sun Prairie, Wis.
July 6 – Wilmot Raceway – Wilmot, Wis.
July 7 – Angell Park Speedway – Sun Prairie, Wis.
July 20 – Sycamore Speedway – Sycamore, Ill.
July 21 – Angell Park Speedway – Sun Prairie, Wis.
July 27 – Beaver Dam Raceway – Beaver Dam, Wis.
July 28 – Angell Park Speedway – Sun Prairie, Wis.
Aug. 3 – Sycamore Speedway – Sycamore, Ill.
Aug. 4 – TBA – TBA
Aug. 11 – Angell Park Speedway – Sun Prairie, Wis.
Aug. 17 – Sycamore Speedway – Sycamore, Ill.
Aug. 18 – Angell Park Speedway – Sun Prairie, Wis.
Aug. 31 – Sycamore Speedway – Sycamore, Ill.
Sept. 1 – Angell Park Speedway – Sun Prairie, Wis.
Sept. 14 – Beaver Dam Raceway – Beaver Dam, Wis.
Sept. 21 – 141 Speedway – Maribel, Wis.