Indiana Midget Week Set, Paragon Joins Calendar

Holley Hollan (67) battles Tucker Klaasmeyer during Wednesday's Indiana Midget Week event at Gas City I-69 Speedway. (Jim Denhamer Photo)
Holley Hollan (67) battles Tucker Klaasmeyer during an Indiana Midget Week event at Gas City I-69 Speedway. (Jim Denhamer Photo)

SPEEDWAY, Ind. – Indiana Midget Week enters its 15th year with a new look with the addition of Paragon Speedway as the opener to six-straight nights of USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget racing June 2-7.

On Tuesday, June 2, the tricky quarter mile of Paragon, located just a little less than an hour southwest of Indianapolis, will make its debut on the Indiana Midget Week schedule by hosting its first USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget race since 1985 and its first USAC-sanctioned race of any kind since 1998.

Paragon Speedway has hosted USAC Midgets only three times in its existence, a 1977 event won by Johnny Parsons, a 1978 victory by Mel Kenyon and the 1985 race, which served as the only career USAC National win for John Andretti.

Following the opener at Paragon, on Wednesday, June 3, the series travels northbound to the quarter-mile Gas City I-69 Speedway, whose origins with the Indiana Midget Week series date to the inaugural year in 2005.  Next, on Thursday, June 4, the five-sixteenths-mile Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville is back on the IMW docket for the 11th straight year.

The quarter-mile red clay of Bloomington Speedway provides the surface as IMW enters the weekend on Friday, June 5.  The three-eighths-mile Lawrenceburg Speedway, which hosted the very first Indiana Midget Week event in 2005, serves as the penultimate race of the mini-series on Saturday, June 6.  The 2020 Indiana Midget Week finale at Kokomo Speedway comes to the quarter-mile venue on Sunday, June 7, which first hosted USAC Midget racing in USAC’s inaugural season of 1956.

Indiana Midget Week debuted in 2005, and throughout the past decade and a half, has developed into one of the ultimate racing destination weeks of the year.

“Indiana Midget Week is annually one of the most thrilling weeks of the USAC season,” USAC National Series Director Levi Jones said.  “USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget racing right now is the most intense and unpredictable it’s ever been as proven by nine different winners in nine races during Indiana Midget Week over the past two seasons.  Witnessing that over six nights in 2020 will be something you won’t want to miss.”

Logan Seavey is the reigningIndiana Midget Week champion after capturing the 2019 title.  Bryan Clauson owns the most Indiana Midget Week feature victories with nine.

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