By Bryan Gapinski
Belleville, Kan., July 6—One of midget auto racing’s biggest events is only four-weeks away. The 34th annual RevHoney Belleville Midget Nationals are slated for Aug. 5-6 at the Belleville High Banks. Entry blanks have been mailed and are also available for download at the tracks website: www. highbanks.org.
For the second straight year the event will be officiated by the National Championship Racing Association (NCRA) and The Belleville High Banks Race Committee. Last year drivers from eleven states comprised the 36 entries for the event.
Friday Night Aug. 5 will be highlighted by qualifying, heat races, pole dash, semi feature and the preliminary night feature event. The evening’s top point earners will be locked into the starting lineup for Saturday’s Championship feature.
All other participants will return Saturday Aug. 6 for heat races and the semi feature, hoping to earn one of the twenty-four starting positions in the sport’s most grueling feature of the season.
As in previous year’s Saturday’s winner will collect $12,500, with $1,000 to start the 40-lap championship feature. A minimum of $900 is guaranteed to participants if they run both Friday and Saturday’s “B” Feature. Nearly $90,000 in purse money has been posted for this event.
Last year Bryan Clauson won the event for the second straight year holding off the challenges of ’08 Nationals Champion Brad Sweet to take the top prize. Clauson could become the events first three-time winner with a victory on Aug. 6. Sweet captured Friday Night’s feature and runner-up finish was his second straight in the event.
General Admission tickets for all events are sold first-come first-served on race day at the ticket gate. Reserved Seating tickets is available for the RevHoney Belleville Midget Nationals. General admission available only if the event is not sold out, and available only on the day of the race at the track ticket office (bottom 3 rows only).
For tickets, contact: Jensik Insurance, 1309 18th St., Belleville, KS 66935, Phone: 785-527-2713, Fax: 785-527-2125. Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (CST), Located at the north side of the Square in downtown Belleville.