USAC Adds Merced Event To National Midget Calendar

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Justin Grant (4) dives underneath Clinton Boyles during Saturday's USAC National Midget Series feature at Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex. (Mark Coffman photo)
A non-point event has been added to the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series calendar at Merced Speedway. (Mark Coffman photo)

MERCED, Calif. – A non-points special event for the NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget Series has been added to the schedule to close out the season at California’s Merced Speedway on Wednesday night, Nov. 25.

The $3,000-to-win event marks the debut of the series at the quarter-mile, semi-banked dirt oval located in the San Joaquin Valley.

Under the USAC banner, USAC Western States Midgets have competed at Merced twice, both in 2019, with Austin Liggett and Robert Dalby each winning features. Liggett also scored the victory in the AMSOIL USAC CRA Sprint Car Series debut later in 2019.

The festivities will begin at Merced on Tuesday, Nov. 24, with midget practice and micro sprint racing. On Wednesday, a full midget event at Merced will be joined by winged 360 sprint cars.

While the pit area will be open, the grandstands will be closed for both nights at Merced on Nov. 24-25.