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usac United States Auto Club 2012 logoFrom Dick Jordan

Persistent rains in the St. Louis area have conspired to force cancellation of Thursday night’s opening round of the 2014 “Gold Crown Midget Nationals” at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill.

The 6th Annual event will resume Friday night with a complete program of racing on the 3/8-mie dirt oval. Saturday night’s finale will culminate with a 50-lap feature offering $10,000-to-win.

National Weather Service data indicates that the weather system is expected to leave the area later tonight and the forecast is optimistic for racing Friday and Saturday.

Rico Abreu continues to lead the Honda USAC National Midget Series as it enters its final two months of the 2014 season.