SPEEDWAY, Ind. – Kyle Cummins, a veteran of 117 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car starts and three victories, will attempt to make his first USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget start this week during the 15th annual Indiana Midget Week mini-series.
Cummins, of Princeton, Ind., will take the wheel of Jack Yeley’s Ohsweken Speedway-sponsored car in at least five of the six events during Indiana Midget Week, which begins Tuesday at Montpelier Motor Speedway, then carries on to Gas City I-69 Speedway on June 5, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 6, Bloomington Speedway on June 7, Lawrenceburg Speedway on June 8 and Kokomo Speedway on June 9.
Cummins drove for Yeley in this year’s Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Okla., where he finished ninth in the A-Main on his qualifying night, then advanced as far as the B-Main on the final night. Cummins piloted a midget in USAC competition as recently as March of 2017 in the Shamrock Classic indoors at the Southern Illinois Center in DuQuoin, finishing 10th in the semi-feature and missing the transfer aboard a car fielded by Chase Briscoe Racing.
Cummins’ trio of USAC National Sprint Car wins came in 2016 and ’17, two of which came in another weeklong USAC racing event, Indiana Sprint Week. He won his first during Indiana Sprint Week in 2016 at Kokomo, then scored again that fall at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., and again during Indiana Sprint Week in 2017 at Tri-State, all for Rock Steady Racing, with whom he recently won twice with in Midwest Sprint Car Series competition at Tri-State in May.
Cummins has made three USAC Sprint Car starts this year, all in Ocala, Fla., where he finished eighth, 10th and 12th, respectively.