By Steve Williams

The Wingless ARDC Midgets will make their annual Southern Tour this Friday and Saturday as they head to North Carolina.

On Friday evening at Dixieland Speedway in Elizabeth City NC the Midgets will be part of a six division show that includes, All Stars, Sportsman, Super 4’s, Super Streets, Stock 4’s.

On Saturday evening ARDC will be part of a five division show at County Line Raceway in Elm City, NC that includes, Pure Stock 4-Cylinders, Super Stock 4-Cylinders, Pure Stock V-8s, Late Models.

The southern swing is a highlight of many of the teams as they have developed quite a fan following and gained personal friendships since the inaugural series was started back in 2005.

The driver most looking forward to heading south is Phillipsburg, NJ’s Nick Wean. Wean, who won his first race of the season, last Saturday at Mercer Raceway Park, owns a win at both Dixieland and State Line. Wean currently sits second in points to Drew Heistand who also has one win.

Ryan Smith who got a slow start to the season has heated up as the temperatures have risen, this summer. Smith who claimed his first of three wins this season on Memorial Day currently sits third in points.

Bruce Buckwalter Jr. will have his Captain America 83 on hand to try to pickup his second Carolina checkered flag. Buckwalter was victorious at Dixieland in 2008.

Hot laps at Dixieland get underway at 7:00pm with racing at 8:00pm. Racing at County Line gets underway at 9:00pm.


Sunday, April 10

Susquehanna Speedway Park

Steve Buckwalter

Friday, April 29

Williams Grove Speedway

Steve Buckwalter

Saturday, May 07

Port Royal Speedway

Bruce Buckwalter Jr

Saturday, May 21

Bridgeport Speedway (1/4 Mile)

Alex Bright

Friday, May 27

Penn Can Speedway

Steve Drevicki

Monday, May 30

Big Diamond Speedway

Ryan Smith

Tuesday, May 31

Grandview Speedway (w/USAC Sprints)

Steve Buckwalter

Saturday, June 04

Port Royal Speedway (w/USAC Sprints)


Saturday, June 11

Bridgeport Speedway (1/4 Mile)

Ryan Smith

Sunday, June 12

Susquehanna Speedway Park

Drew Heistand

Saturday, July 09

Pittsburgh PA Motor Speedway (PPMS)

Ryan Smith

Friday, July 22

Big Diamond Speedway

Steve Drevicki

Friday, July 29

Clinton County


Saturday, July 30

Mercer Raceway Park

Nick Wean

Friday, August 05

Southern Swing – Dixieland Speedway

Saturday, August 06

Southern Swing – County Line Raceway

Saturday, August 13

Winchester Speedway

Tuesday, August 16

New Egypt Speedway

Saturday, August 20

Port Royal Speedway

Saturday, September 03

Bridgeport Speedway (1/4 Mile)

Friday, September 16

Williams Grove Speedway

Saturday, October 15

Grandview Speedway (ToTH)