Belleville Midget Nationals less than two weeks away

By Bryan Gapinskibelleville

Belleville, Kan., July 18—The 36th annual Belleville Midget Nationals on Aug. 1-3 at the Belleville High Banks are now less than two weeks away! Exicitment continues to build with the new format change, which features the return of the United States Auto Club (USAC) as the sanctioning organization, along with The Belleville High Banks Race Committee.
         The USAC Honda National Midget Dirt Series will again be the focal points of one of midget racing’s crown jewel events. Joining the three-day series this season will be the TRAXXAS USAC Silver Crown Series.  The growing list of midget entries is led by three-time and defending champion Jerry Coons Jr. driving the Joe Dooling No. 63 entry.
     Action kicks off on Thursday Aug. 1 for the midgets with the always exciting qualifications around the 1/2-mile high banked clay oval,  preliminary races and a 25-lap midget feature race. The Silver Crown Series will hold a practice session during the evening, in preparation for Friday Nights events.
             “The Hustle on the High Banks” on Friday Night  Aug. 2, will mark the series first ever appearance at the track, with a 50-lap feature. The tracks popular cruiser division will also be competing during the evenings events.
        Saturday Aug. 3 will feature last chance races for participants to make the 40-lap feature, midget racing’s most grueling event of the season. A check of $10,000 awaits the winner. The United Rebel Sprint Car Series again returns for the 2nd annual 305 Sprint Nationals.
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 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).
        Tickets can be ordered by going to the tracks website, or logging onto The TicketForce website (direct link to Belleville events) : .