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From Dick Jordan

Twenty races are listed on the preliminary 2012 USAC Mopar Western Midget Schedule, including three events currently under negotiation, with venues to be announced soon.

Tracks involved in the series incude Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., Madera Speedway, Bakersfield Speedway, Santa Maria Speedway, Kings Speedway in Hanford, Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calistoga Speedway, Toyota Speedway at Irwindale and the newly-added Chowchilla Motor Speedway.

The series is scheduled to run from mid-March through Thanksgiving Night, with the finale again offering USAC Mopar National Midget points.

Cory Kruseman of Ventura, Calif. captured last year’s title after a season-long duel with David Prickett, his first in the series after claiming the 2006 USAC/CRA Sprint Car crown.

The 2012 Mopar USAC Western Midget Schedule:

March 23 Chico, CA/Silver Dollar Speedway
March 24 Chico, CA/Silver Dollar Speedway
March 31 Madera, CA/Madera Speedway
April 7 Bakersfield, CA/Bakersfield Speedway
May 5 Madera, CA/Madera Speedway
May 12 Santa Maria, CA/Santa Maria Speedway
May 19 Hanford, CA/Kings Speedway
June 9 Madera, CA/Madera Speedway
July 6 Watsonville, CA/Ocean Speedway
July 14 Madera, CA/Madera Speedway
August 4 Santa Maria, CA/Santa Maria Speedway
August 18 TBA/TBA
September 1 Calistoga, CA/Calistoga Speedway
September 2 Calistoga, CA/Calistoga Speedway
September 6 Chico, CA/Silver Dollar Speedway
September 7 Chico, CA/Silver Dollar Speedway
September 15 Madera, CA/Madera Speedway
September 22 Bakersfield, CA/Bakersfield Speedway
October 27 Chowchilla, CA/Chowchilla Motor Speedway
November 22 @Irwindale, CA/Toyota Speedway at Irwindale

@=Also awards National Midget points.