BEAR RDIGE, Vt. – Seth Carlson was victorious in the season opening race for the USAC Dirt Midget Ass’n Saturday at Bear Ridge Speedway.
Manny Dias started on the pole with the No. 7X driven by Dan Douville alongside him. When the green flag was displayed the field took off into turn one for the first feature of the season, with the pack running side by side and Dias holding the point.
By the end of lap one Dias would be second and Douville now had the lead. The only yellow flag of the race would come out on lap three for the spinning No. 12 of Adam Whitney.
When the race resumed and Douville would keep the lead over Dias and Justin Sheridan in third. The top three would stay the same for the next several laps, with Carlson making his move towards the front.
On lap 11 Carlson had worked his way into the lead with Dias now second and Douville falling back through the field. Carlson would hold the lead with a commanding margin over the rest of the field while positions two through four would see a battle between Dias, Joe Krawiec and Will Hull. With two laps left, Hull would get around Krawiec for second, which would move Dias back to fourth.
Carlson, in his Skip Matzcak-owned No. 2 midget, would score the victory. Following Carlson would be Hull and Krawiec.
Seth Carlson, Will Hull, Joe Krawiec, Manny Dias, Justin Sheridan, Dan Douville, Jeff Horn, Dean Christensen, Adam Whitney, Wayne Kohler, Tim West, T.J. Foster, Mike Chaffee, Steve Midford, Justin Phillips.