INDIANAPOLIS – The USAC Midwest Ignite Midget Series begins its season in April with a total of 20 dates split between dirt and pavement, with separate champions to be crowned for each surface.
Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway hosts the inaugural “Kokomo Grand Prix,” featuring the USAC National and Midwest Ignite Midgets April 12-13, kicking off the Midwest Ignite activity. Races at Gas City (Ind.) I-69 Speedway and Montpelier (Ind.) Motor Speedway host the remaining dirt events.
Seven different venues host pavement races, beginning with the June 14 and 15 Ohio races at Kil-Kare Speedway in Xenia and Columbus Motor Speedway respectively. Other tracks hosting pavement races are Springport (Mich.) Motor Speedway, Lake County Speedway in Painesville, Ohio, Illiana Motor Speedway in Schererville, Ind., Grundy County Speedway in Morris, Ill. and Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pa. plus the “special events” during the Eastern Midget Week in June.
“It’ll be a banner year for USAC’s Ignite series across the country,” said USAC’s James Spink. “These Midwest dates add to an already ambitious schedule of dates which will include growth across the board in 2013 and we are pleased to partner with the USAC National program on several fronts. We will also work very closely with the Eastern Ignite Series so as to not overlap pavement dates and encourage joint promotion.”
2013 USAC Midwest Ignite Midget Series Schedule
Date – Track – Location
April 12-13 – Kokomo Speedway – Kokomo, Ind.
April 26 – Gas City I-69 Speedway – Gas City, Ind.
April 27 – Montpelier Motor Speedway – Montpelier, Ind.
June 7 – Gas City I-69 Speedway – Gas City, Ind/
June 8 – Montpelier Motor Speedway – Montpelier, Ind.
June 14 – Kil-Kare Raceway – Xenia, Ohio
June 15 – Columbus Motor Speedway – Columbus, Ohio
June 19 – Concord Speedway – Concord, N.C.
June 21 – Ace Speedway – Altamahaw, N.C.
June 22 – Orange County Speedway – Rougemont, N.C.
June 28 – Gas City I-69 Speedway – Gas City, Ind.
July 6 – Springport Motor Speedway – Springport, Mich.
July 12 – Gas City I-69 Speedway – Gas City, Ind.
July 13 – Montpelier Motor Speedway – Montpelier, Ind.
July 20 – Lake County Speedway – Painesville, Ohio
Aug. 9 – Illiana Motor Speedway – Schererville, Ind.
Aug. 10 – Grundy County Speedway – Morris, Ill.
Aug. 16 – Gas City I-69 Speedway – Gas City, Ind.
Aug. 24 – Lake Erie Speedway – North East, Pa.
Sept. 14 – Midvale Speedway – Midvale, Ohio
Sept. 27 – Gas City I-69 Speedway – Gas City, Ind.
Oct. 12 – Columbus Motor Speedway – Columbus, Ohio