Gas City & Kokomo To Host USAC Double Double

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Tyler Courtney (7bc) passes Chris Windom at Kokomo Speedway. (Jim Denhamer photo)
Kokomo Speedway and Gas City I-69 Speedway will team up to host the Indiana Donor Network Driven2SaveLives Double Double. (Jim Denhamer photo)

SPEEDWAY, Ind. – For the first time in history, back-to-back nights of AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series and NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget Series doubleheaders will take place at Gas City I-69 Speedway and Kokomo Speedway.

The two-day event on on Sept. 25-26 will be known as the Indiana Donor Network Driven2SaveLives Double Double.

Each night of racing at the Double Double will feature a pair of $5,000-to-win events for both the sprint cars and midgets.

The upcoming Double Double marks the first time the two series have teamed up for doubleheaders on consecutive days on multiple dirt tracks in the state of Indiana.

The last doubleheader of any sort for USAC’s National Sprint Car and Midget series on a dirt track came 17 years ago in 2003 at Lawrenceburg. Furthermore, a USAC National Sprint Car and National Midget doubleheader has never before taken place at either Gas City or Kokomo.

Gas City has hosted 34 USAC National Sprint Car events and 14 with the midgets on its quarter-mile track. Logan Seavey won the most recent sprint race in July, while Kyle Larson scored the midget feature win in June.

Meanwhile, Kokomo’s history with USAC dates to the club’s origins in 1956, with 73 previous USAC National Midget events held as well as 66 with the sprints.

Tanner Thorson triumphed in midget competition there in June while Kyle Cummins (twice), C.J. Leary and Tyler Courtney have won USAC Sprint races at the quarter mile in 2020.

The last USAC National sprint/midget, points-paying double of any kind in Indiana occurred in 2009 at Salem. The most recent USAC national points-paying sprint/midget doubleheader on two-straight calendar days came in 1990 at Winchester on Saturday and Salem on Sunday.