Glen Niebel Classic Mel Kenyon 100 to Mark USSA’s 101st Green Flag

ussaFrom Eric Bunn


Lebanon, IN — (March 21, 2013) — When the United States Speed Association drops the green flag on the Mel Kenyon Midget Series portion of the Glen Niebel Classic on Sunday April 14 at Anderson Speedway it will mark the 101st time USSA has started a race.  Since it’s inception in 2009 the Lebanon, IN based sanctioning body has held an even century of open wheel races.


“Everybody likes to mark milestones and waving the green flag 100 times fits the bill,” commented USSA President Don Kenyon.  Kenyon continued, “When we go green at Anderson that means we have already fulfilled our promises to hold a race and pay a purse 100 times out of 100 times – and we’re still counting!”


Founded in 2009, the United States Speed Association, LLC and its series, The Mel Kenyon Midget Series and the Sprint Challenge Series Built by the UAW are intended to promote interest in race competition and to encourage individuals to become active competitors and enable them to compete in professional racing events; safely and with relatively modest investments and maintenance costs.


The Glen Niebel Classic will also mark the first event of the USSA’s 5th season.  The past four years have seen the sanctioning body conduct races for Kenyon Cars, Ford Focus Midgets, full Midgets, Thunder Roadsters and pavement Sprint Cars.  As the business of motorsports has evolved, so has USSA.  The Kenyon Midget Series became the Mel Kenyon Midget Series with an emphasis on affordable and entertaining racing.


The newest venture for USSA is the Sprint Car Challenge Series Built by the UAW.  The Series features non-winged pavement sprint cars competing on short tracks and is sponsored by the men and women of the UAW.  Along with the United Auto Workers, USSA is also working to be an active member of the larger community by supporting the March of Dimes and the American Cancer Society Making Strides campaign.


USSA will run its 101st and 102nd races at Anderson Speedway on Sunday April 14 when the Mel Kenyon Midget Series and the Sprint Car Challenge Series Built by the UAW will compete on the high banked 1/4 mile track.