One of the goals of the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) for the 2015 season was for the wingless midgets to see more action on the quarter mile tracks and that goal is in sight as ARDC announces their opener at Linda’s Speedway on Friday, April 3, 2015. The midgets will be part of a triple header as they join the wingless 600 Micros and 270 Micros in Friday night action.
ARDC’s successful return to the Path Valley Speedway in 2014 sparked more interest in the quarter mile tracks. In addition to three dates each at Path Valley and Linda’s in 2015, there will also be five dates on Bridgeport’s quarter mile track for ARDC with other dates awaiting confirmation of the 2015 schedule.
Linda’s Speedway’s Michael Batz is looking forward to opening night when the midgets will run time trials to determine starting line-ups for their qualifying heats. “It will be the first race of the season and the first race for the midgets at Linda’s. Time trials will give us an opportunity to introduce each of the drivers to our fans and I expect that there will be some surprises out there,” Batz relates. The quarter mile track will make the competition more equal among the midgets that typically run on many different size tracks – up to and including large half miles. Batz expects that some new stars may emerge in the series of races on the quarter mile tracks.
Many of the ARDC competitors have come from quarter midgets and then micro sprints before making the move into the midgets. For many, it will be a return to their roots. It will also give the current micro sprint competitors a close up view of the midget competition.
Look for the complete 2015 ARDC schedule to be released in the near future.
Mark your calendars for the opener on Friday, April 3rd at the Linda’s Speedway in Jonestown, PA.