SPEEDWAY, Ind. — The 2014 USAC HPD Midwest Midget calendar reflects 19 events, with additional races to be announced.
“We are looking at some exciting additional events which should create heightened competition and increased exposure this year,” says HPD midget coordinator Eric Rankine. “As those are finalized they will be released to enhance the schedule announced today. We had a tremendous battle for championships last year and we expect another banner year for participants this season.”
The Midwest midgets first events on dirt are April 11-12 as part of the Kokomo Grand Prix in conjunction with the Honda USAC National Midgets at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway.
Three weeks later the Midwest pavement schedule kicks in with back-to-back Ohio races May 2-3 at Kil-Kare Raceway in Xenia and Columbus Motor Speedway.
The eight-race dirt slate includes five races at Gas City (Ind.) I-69 Speedway, including the June 11 Indiana Midget Week date, plus a July 26 race at Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway as part of the Little Hoosier 100 activities.
Pavement racing includes Michigan races at Kalamazoo Motor Speedway and Berlin Raceway in Marne, Toledo (Ohio) Speedway and a return to the Indianapolis Speedrome at the end of August.
June 20 and 21 Eastern HPD Midget races in North Carolina at Ace Speedway in Altamahaw, and Hickory Motor Speedway are listed as “special” non-points events for the Midwest participants.
Defending USAC HPD Midwest midget champions are Cooper Clouse (paved) and Gage Walker (dirt).
The 2014 USAC Midwest HPD Dirt Midget Schedule
April 11 – Kokomo Speedway – Kokomo, Ind.
April 12 – Kokomo Speedway – Kokomo, Ind.
April 25 – I-69 Speedway – Gas City, Ind.
May 16 – I-69 Speedway – Gas City, Ind.
June 11 – I-69 Speedway – Gas City, Ind.
July 11 – – I-69 Speedway – Gas City, Ind.
July 26 – Plymouth Speedway – Plymouth, Ind.
Sept. 26 – I-69 Speedway – Gas City, Ind.
The 2014 USAC Midwest HPD Pavement Midget Schedule
May 2 – Kil-Kare Raceway – Xenia, Ohio
May 3 – Columbus Motor Speedway – Columbus, Ohio
May 31 – Kalamazoo Motor Speedway – Kalamazoo, Mich.
June 13 – Kil-Kare Raceway – Xenia, Ohio
June 20 – Ace Speedway – Altamahaw, N.C. (SE)
June 21 – Hickory Motor Speedway – Hickory, N.C. (SE)
June 28 – Berlin Raceway – Marne, Mich.
July 2 – Toledo Speedway – Toledo, Ohio
Aug. 16 – Kalamazoo Motor Speedway – Kalamazoo, Mich.
Aug. 30 – Indianapolis Speedrome – Indianapolis, Ind.
Sept. 13 – Columbus Motor Speedway – Columbus, Ohio