USAC Plans Regional Midget Tour

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SPEEDWAY, Ind. — USAC’s 2011 Mopar D1 Midget Series schedule includes 26 races at 11 venues — 15 on pavement and 11 on dirt.

Competitors in this series, formerly known as the USAC Regional Midget series, will be racing on the approved National Midget tires in the Mopar D1 Midget series this year.

This move negates the need for a series-specific tire, part of USAC’s continuing efforts to better facilitate multiple racing series interchange for participants.

In concert, the newly formed STARS (Short Track Auto Racing Series), which is at least the third touring series in this country currently using the STARS acronym, has also approved this tire as its tire of choice for the 2011 racing season.

“We at STARS are extremely excited to have an agreement with both USAC and the Hoosier Tire Company for our inaugural season, and look forward to a long relationship with both organizations,” says Mike Guglielmucci of the sanctioning body. “This move addresses just what our competitors have been asking for.”

The racers have spoken and we have responded,” says USAC Developmental Racing Director James Spink in making the announcement. “We are looking forward to working with the STARS Midget group who will be competing at Grundy County Speedway in Morris, Ill. and to creating a cooperative atmosphere conducive to increasing the competitive nature of these series.”

The 2011 USAC Mopar D1 Midget Series includes eight races at the Bryant Heating and Cooling Indianapolis Speedrome, five at Montpelier (Ind.) Motor Speedway, four at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis., two at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway and single races at Indiana’s Salem (short track) and Plymouth Speedways, Michigan’s Kalamazoo Speedway and Berlin Raceway in Marne, plus Ohio’s Toledo Speedway, Columbus Motor Speedway and Kil-Kare Raceway in Xenia.

A driver’s best 12 finishes during the 26-race season will count toward the championship.

2011 USAC Mopar D1 Midget Series Schedule

April 16 Montpelier Motor Speedway Montpelier, Ind.

May 15 Salem Speedway Salem, Ind.

May 25 Bryant Heating & Cooling Indianapolis Speedrome Indianapolis, Ind.

May 29 Angell Park Speedway Sun Prairie, Wis.

June 1 Bryant Heating & Cooling Indianapolis Speedrome Indianapolis, Ind.

June 10 Kil-Kare Raceway Xenia, Ohio

June 15 Bryant Heating & Cooling Indianapolis Speedrome Indianapolis, Ind.

June 19 Angell Park Speedway Sun Prairie, Wis.

June 22 Bryant Heating & Cooling Indianapolis Speedrome Indianapolis, Ind.

June 25 Montpelier Motor Speedway Montpelier, Ind.

June 29 Bryant Heating & Cooling Indianapolis Speedrome Indianapolis, Ind.

July 6 Bryant Heating & Cooling Indianapolis Speedrome Indianapolis, Ind.

July 10 Angell Park Speedway Sun Prairie, Wis.

July 12 Bryant Heating & Cooling Indianapolis Speedrome Indianapolis, Ind.

July 17 Angell Park Speedway Sun Prairie, Wis.

July 20 Bryant Heating & Cooling Indianapolis Speedrome Indianapolis, Ind.

July 31 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Ind.

Aug. 4 Plymouth Speedway Plymouth, Ind.

Aug. 13 Montpelier Motor Speedway Montpelier, Ind.

Aug. 20 Kalamazoo Speedway Kalamazoo, Mich.

Sept. 3 Berlin Raceway Marne, Mich.

Sept. 10 Montpelier Motor Speedway Montpelier, Ind.

Sept. 17 Columbus Motor Speedway Columbus, Ohio

Oct. 1 Montpelier Motor Speedway Montpelier, Ind.

Oct. 14 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Ind.

Oct. 15 Toledo Speedway Toledo, Ohio