Reigning USAC Western Midget Series champion Michael Faccinto. (Joe Shivak photo)
INDIANAPOLIS – Heading to their 37th season, the Light Up The World Beverages USAC Western States Midget Series presented by CBD Living Water are poised for 16 races at seven race tracks.
Starting March 20 at Placerville Speedway, the series will close out the schedule with Ventura’s 79th Running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix on Nov. 28.
Located at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, Placerville Speedway has three races on the schedule. Promoted by Scott Russell and Kami Arnold, the 49er Gold Rush Classic with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will open the campaign on March 20. The series returns to the Placerville quarter-mile oval with the NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midgets for the Hangtown Hundred on Nov. 20-21.
Scott Schweitzer’s Bakersfield Speedway will host two dates on the calendar. On April 6, the USAC Western States Midgets will battle for bragging rights in their first of four co-sanctioned races with the Bay Cities Racing Ass’n. The series returns on Nov. 23 for the third annual November Classic with the NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midgets.
The USAC Western States Midgets will make their debut at Merced Speedway next season. Promoted by Chris Shannon and Paul Stone, the quarter-mile oval has BCRA co-sanctioned races on April 20 and July 27.
Promoted by Nick Duggan, the popular Santa Maria Raceway will host two nights on the schedule. The USAC Western States Midgets will visit Santa Maria on April 27 and the Aug. 10 for the Bud Stanfield Memorial. As a bonus, the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series will join the card for both appearances.
Located at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, Ventura Raceway has four events on the schedule. Promoted by Jim Naylor, the track will host the June 22, Sept. 14, Oct. 26 and Nov. 28 events. Co-sanctioned with the NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midgets, November’s 79th Running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix will also feature the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series.
Petaluma Speedway will host the BCRA co-sanctioned Jack London Hall of Fame Picnic Event on July 20.
Arizona Speedway in San Tan Valley, Ariz., will host its inaugural series event next season. Promoted by Jonah Trussel, the 52nd annual Western World Championships on Nov. 15-16 will also feature the NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midgets. The third-mile oval will also showcase the AMSOIL USAC-CRA, AMSOIL USAC National and Sands Chevrolet USAC SouthWest 410 Sprint Cars.
2019 Light Up The World USAC Western States Midget Series Schedule
March 20 – Placerville Speedway – Placerville, Calif.
April 6 – Bakersfield Speedway – Bakersfield, Calif.
April 20 – Merced Speedway – Merced, Calif.
April 27 – Santa Maria Raceway – Santa Maria, Calif.
June 22 – Ventura Raceway – Ventura, Calif.
July 20 – Petaluma Speedway – Petaluma, Calif.
July 27 – Merced Speedway – Merced, Calif.
Aug. 10 – Santa Maria Raceway – Santa Maria, Calif.
Sept. 14 – Ventura Raceway – Ventura, Calif.
Oct. 26 – Ventura Raceway – Ventura, Calif.
Nov. 15-16 – Arizona Speedway – San Tan Valley, Ariz.
Nov. 20-21 – Placerville Speedway – Placerville, Calif.
Nov. 23 – Bakersfield Speedway – Bakersfield, Calif.
Nov. 28 – Ventura Raceway – Ventura, Calif.