USAC Cancels Kern & Merced Western Midget Races


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – USAC Western Director Chris Kearns has announced that upcoming USAC Western States Midget Series shows at The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park and Merced Speedway have been cancelled.

The United States Auto Club and track promoters are working on options to reschedule events once racing resumes.

Scheduled as the series debut at Kern County’s third-mile track, the May 29 event is the fifth series race lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The following night, the series was set to make their third appearance of the year at the Merced County Fairgrounds.

Austin Liggett and Robert Dalby topped last year’s Western States midget visits to Merced’s quarter-mile oval.