Pennsylvania midget week expands to four races

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“Pennsylvania Midget Week” has expanded to four nights in 2016 with the addition of a Sunday, August 14, race at Susquehanna Speedway in Newberrytown.

The four race swing already includes Monday and Wednesday night races at Path Valley Speedway Park in Spring Run and Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown respectively and Tuesday night’s venue remains to be finalized.

Rico Abreu swept both Pennsylvania races last season, winning races at Path Valley and Lincoln. This year’s swing is part of an expanded 24-race schedule which spans seven states, beginning in Illinois in March and ending in California in November.

“The enthusiastic Pennsylvania fans have enabled us to create a true “Midget Week” in the Keystone State,” says USAC National Cordinator Jason McCord. “We are excited about the addition of Susquehanna and look forward to announcing the fourth race in the near future.”

USAC Midget Series Director Levi Jones adds: “the intense competition generated in 2015 which produced a history-making finish for the National Championship has carried over into the new year. We expect one of the fiercest battles for the championship in recent years and the Pennsylvania swing will certainly be pivotal in determining this year’s champ.”

2016 USAC National Midget Championship Calendar

March 19 – DuQuoin, IL (I)/Southern Illinois Center
April 8 – Kokomo, IN/Kokomo Speedway
April 9 – Kokomo, IN/Kokomo Speedway
May 31 – Montpelier, IN/Montpelier Motor Speedway
June 1 – Gas City, IN/Gas City I-69 Speedway
June 2 – Putnamville, IL/Lincoln Park Speedway
June 3 – Bloomington, IN/Bloomington Speedway
June 4 – Lawrenceburg, IN/Lawrenceburg Speedway
June 5 – Kokomo, IN/Kokomo Speedway
June 17 – West Memphis, AR/Riverside International Speedway
June 18 – West Memphis, AR/Riverside International Speedway
August 3 – Beloit, KS/Solomon Valley Raceway
August 5 – Belleville, KS/Belleville High Banks
August 6 – Belleville, KS/Belleville High Banks
August 14 – Newberrytown, PA/Susquehanna Speedway
August 15 – Spring Run, PA/Path Valley Speedway Park
August 16 – TBA/TBA
August 17 – Abbottstown, PA/Lincoln Speedway
September 24 – Rossburg, OH/Eldora Speedway
October 6 – Granite City, IL/Tri-City Speedway
October 7 – Granite City, IL/Tri-City Speedway
October 8 – Granite City, IL/Tri-City Speedway
October 21 – Wayne City, IL/Wayne County Speedway
November 24 – Ventura, CA/Ventura Raceway