By Lance Jennings
MAY 18, 2020… USAC Western Director Chris Kearns has announced that upcoming USAC Western States Midget shows at The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park (May 29) and Merced Speedway (May 30) have been cancelled. The United States Auto Club (USAC) and track promoters are working on options to reschedule events once racing resumes.
Scheduled as the series debut at Kern County’s 1/3-mile track, the May 29th event is the fifth series race that was lost due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus 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 visits to Merced’s 1/4-mile oval.
Everyone is encouraged to stay inside and follow the guidelines set by city, county, state, and federal government officials.
For more updates, visit usacracing.com as well as the various social media for the United States Auto Club (USAC). In addition, you can visit the USAC Western States Midget social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
USAC WESTERN STATES MIDGET CHAMPIONS: *1982-Jeff Heywood, 1983-Sleepy Tripp, 1984-Tommy White, 1985-Sleepy Tripp, 1986-Robby Flock, 1987-Sleepy Tripp, 1988-Sleepy Tripp, 1989-Robby Flock, 1990-Sleepy Tripp, 1991-Sleepy Tripp, 1992-Sleepy Tripp, 1993-Robby Flock, 1994-Johnny Cofer, 1995-Billy Boat, 1996-Jay Drake, 1997-Ricky Shelton, 1998-Rick Hendrix, 1999-Marc DeBeaumont, 2000-Wally Pankratz, 2001-Danny Ebberts, 2002-Robby Flock, 2003-Steve Paden, 2004-Johnny Rodriguez, 2005-Jerome Rodela, 2006-Jerome Rodela, 2007-Johnny Rodriguez, 2008-Nic Faas, 2009-Garrett Hansen, 2010-Alex Schutte, 2011-Cory Kruseman, 2012-Shannon McQueen, 2013-Ronnie Gardner, 2014- Ronnie Gardner, 2015-Ronnie Gardner, 2016-Ronnie Gardner, 2017-Ronnie Gardner, 2018-Michael Faccinto, 2019-Robert Dalby.