KUTZTOWN, Pa. – Championship Energy Action Track USA on the Kutztown Fairgrounds will play host to the USAC P1 Insurance National Midget Series for the first time next year.
The series will visit Action Track USA on July 31. While a few of USAC’s hot shoes such as Brady Bacon and Kevin Thomas Jr. have competed at Kutztown in SpeedSTRs and 600 Sprints, this will be the inaugural appearance by the midget division at Championship Energy Action Track USA. The Hyper Racing 600 Sprints will join the USAC National Midgets on July 31.
In addition, the season opener for Championship Energy Action Track USA will take place on Mother’s Day, May 12. Action Track USA will host events on Sundays until its younger fans are out of school in June. On June 12 the track will go back to its traditional Wednesday schedule and will remain there through the end of the season in August.
After the Mother’s Day opener, the campaign will continue with the seventh annual Dick Tobias Classic taking a new date of May 19. Once again, the 75-lapper for the USAC All Pro SpeedSTRs will pay a hefty $5,000-to-win.
June 12 will be the first Wednesday night event, and it will be designated as USAC Night and play host to the Flyin’ Farmer 40 for the SpeedSTRs.
The following Wednesday, June 19, will be highlighted by another first at Championship Energy Action Track USA. The 600 Sprints will compete with wings on that night. It will be a non-point event and the winner could pocket $700 (with Gambler’s Fee). A winged race for the 600’s was inked for the Tuesday of last year’s Kutztown Fair, but that race was rained out. With interest in a winged event running high, co-promoters Rich Tobias and Doug Rose have penciled it in for June 19 of the new season.
The Ronnie Tobias Memorial returns in 2019 and it will be held on July 10, the first race after the mid-summer break.
As in previous years, the weekly divisions will include the USAC All Pro SpeedSTRs, the Hyper Racing 600 Sprints, and the All Star Slingshots. There are also six dates booked for the Junior Slingshots.