Four former winners headline Belleville Entries

2011 Belleville High Banks
From Bryan Gapinski
Belleville, KS — (July 29, 2013) — Four former winners and five series points leaders highlight the entry list for the 36th Annual Belleville Midget Nationals on Aug. 1-3 at the Belleville High Banks. The event features a new format change, and the return of the United States Auto Club (USAC) as the sanctioning organization, along with The Belleville High Banks Race Committee.
Defending and three-time Champion Jerry Coons leads the list of past winners which include: Bryan Caluson (2009, ’10), Dave Darland (1999, ’02), and Bobby East (2004). Darland is a late entry and will pilot the RW/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports Beast/Fontana No. 17.
Five current midget point leaders led by Christopher Bell the USAC Honda National Dirt Series leader are also among the favorites for Saturday Night’s 40-lap feature. Others include: Tracy Hines (USAC National Pavement), Ronnie Gardner (USAC Western Midget), Andrew Felker (POWRi & National Midget Driver of the Year), and Brad Kuhn (Badger).
           Thursday Aug. 1 will see the USAC Honda National Midget Dirt Series run qualifications, preliminary races and a 25-lap midget feature race. The TRAXXAS USAC 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 for Silver Crown series, highlighted by a  50-lap feature. Kody Swanson leads the series points after Saturday’ event at Clermont, Ind. by eleven points over East, with Coons in third place. The tracks popular cruiser division will also be competing.
        Saturday Aug. 3 will feature dashes, and last chance races setting the field for the 40-lap midget feature. 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) : .