By Dick Jordan
The USAC Mopar .25 Midget “Generation Next” Tour moves to Round 6 this weekend at the Mac-O-Chee Quarter Midget home track in West Liberty, Ohio.
The race is the “Midwest District Qualifier” for those participants planning to race in the July 5-9 “Battle at the Brickyard” at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
A special moment planned into this weekend’s West Liberty event will be the guitar playing of the National Anthem by USAC .25 Midget driver Ryan Barr of Piqua, Ohio.
Sign-Ins and safety checks are planned Friday. Practice, heats and lower mains are on tap Saturday and the A Mains are Sunday, to be followed by victory lane ceremonies.
The Mac-O-Chee track, located at the east edge of West Liberty, has operated since 1957 and the West Liberty Lions Club operates a concession stand where breakfast will be available for participants of the fans Saturday and Sunday. Area attractions also include the Ohio Caverns, located just four miles from West Liberty. The track is situated on the Lions Club grounds, which serves as a public park for the residents of the area. Amenities include softball diamonds, soccer fields, basketball courts, a walking court and playground equipment.