By Richie Murray
Tulsa, Oklahoma (April 8, 2021)………Ethan Mitchell turned the quickest lap in Thursday night’s USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget practice session in preparation for two full nights of racing this Friday and Saturday, April 9-10, at Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla.
Mitchell, in his Bundy Built Motorsports/QRC – Mark 4 – Walker Filtration – Arai/Spike/Bundy Built Honda, clocked in with a top lap of 9.173 sec. around the 1/8-mile dirt oval. The Mooresville, N.C. native set the top in practice session number one.
A total of 15 drivers were under the one-lap USAC National Midget track record at Port City, set in 2020 by Cannon McIntosh at 9.398.
Mitchell was followed by Chris Windom (Canton, Ill.) at 9.211 and Kevin Thomas Jr. (Cullman, Ala.) third at 9.215. Jacob Denney (Springfield, Ohio), making his USAC National Midget debut this weekend, timed in fourth at 9.225 while last year’s T-Town Midget Showdown winner Justin Grant (Ione, Calif.) rounded out the top-five at 9.238.
Twenty-four drivers recorded a time in Thursday night’s practice. More than 40 drivers have pre-entered for the weekend’s races paying $3,000 to win on Friday and $7,001 to win on Saturday.
On both Friday and Saturday, the pits open at 2pm CDT, with the grandstands opening at 5pm and hot laps at 6:30 with qualifying and racing immediately following.
For Friday, adult advance general admission tickets are $25. On race day, the tickets are $30 with children ages 6-12 $10 and kids ages 5 and under free.
On Saturday’s racing events, adult advance general admission tickets are $30. On race day, the tickets are $35 with children ages 6-12 $10 and kids ages 5 and under free.
T-Town Midget Showdown tickets can be purchased in advance at https://usacracing.ticketspice.com/2021-t-town-midget-showdown. Pit passes can be purchased now at: www.TracPass.com.
Both nights of racing action can be viewed live on FloRacing at https://bit.ly/3dgONXz.
USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP PRACTICE RESULTS: April 8, 2021 – Port City Raceway – Tulsa, Oklahoma – Werco Manufacturing T-Town Midget Showdown presented by the Rayce Rudeen Foundation – 1/8-Mile Dirt Track
PRACTICE RESULTS: 1. Ethan Mitchell, 19m, Bundy Built-9.173; 2. Chris Windom, 89, CB-9.211; 3. Kevin Thomas Jr., 5, Petry-9.215; 4. Jacob Denney, 35, Petry-9.225; 5. Justin Grant, 2J, RMS-9.238; 6. Cannon McIntosh, 08, Dave Mac-9.244; 7. Emerson Axsom, 15, Petry-9.252; 8. Logan Seavey, 25, Malloy-9.261; 9. Thomas Meseraull, 7x, RMS-9.268; 10. Tanner Thorson, 19T, Reinbold/Underwood-9.321; 11. Jonathan Beason, 8J, Hard Eight-9.339; 12. Jason McDougal, 4, Dalby-9.346; 13. Tanner Berryhill, 17, Berryhill-9.364; 14. Jake Neuman, 3N, Neuman-9.386; 15. Tyler Thomas, 91T, Thomas-9.392; 16. Jesse Colwell, 14H, MSW-9.422; 17. Brian Carber, 19, Hayward-9.422; 18. Alex Sewell, 8, Sewell-9.430; 19. Chase Randall, 19A, Reinbold/Underwood-9.431; 20. Taylor Reimer, 25K, Dave Mac-9.472; 21. Hayden Reinbold, 19AZ, Reinbold/Underwood-9.505; 22. Ace McCarthy, 00, MSW-9.570; 23. Andrew Deal, 15D, Deal-9.631; 24. Kevin Brewer, 47K, Walrus/Brewer-10.082.
NEXT USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACES: April 9-10, 2021 – Port City Raceway – Tulsa, Oklahoma – T-Town Midget Showdown – 1/8-Mile Dirt Track
T-TOWN MIDGET SHOWDOWN ENTRY LIST
00 ACE McCARTHY/Tahlequah, OK
01 BRYANT WIEDEMAN/Colby, KS
05 KYLE WILSON/Jenks, OK
08 CANNON McINTOSH/Bixby, OK
2J JUSTIN GRANT/Ione, CA
3N JAKE NEUMAN/New Berlin, IL
3ps ZAC MILLIKIN/Pryor, OK
4 JASON McDOUGAL/Broken Arrow, OK
5 KEVIN THOMAS JR./Cullman, AL
5H CASEY HICKS/Westwood, KS
7MF CHANCE MORTON/Coweta, OK
7u KYLE JONES/Kennedale, TX
7x THOMAS MESERAULL/San Jose, CA
8 ALEX SEWELL/Broken Arrow, OK
8J JONATHAN BEASON/Broken Arrow, OK
8m KADE MORTON/Coweta, OK
9JR DEREK HAGAR/Marion, AR
10x CURTIS JONES/Sand Springs, OK
14H JESSE COLWELL/Red Bluff, CA
15 EMERSON AXSOM/Franklin, IN
15D ANDREW DEAL/Caney, KS
17 TANNER BERRYHILL/Bixby, OK
19 BRIAN CARBER/Pipersville, PA
19A CHASE RANDALL/Waco, TX
19AZ HAYDEN REINBOLD/Gilbert, AZ
19m ETHAN MITCHELL/Mooresville, NC
19T TANNER THORSON/Minden, NV
21K EMILIO HOOVER/Broken Arrow, OK
21KS TREY GROPP/Lincoln, NE
24T GLENN BRATTI/Springdale, AR
25 LOGAN SEAVEY/Sutter, CA
25K TAYLOR REIMER/Bixby, OK
32 TREY MARCHAM/Newcastle, OK
35 JACOB DENNEY/Galloway, OH
41 OLIVER AKARD/Fort Myers, FL
47K KEVIN BREWER/Owasso, OK
49 JOE B. MILLER/Millersville, MO
67 BUDDY KOFOID/Penngrove, CA
70 CADE COWLES/Bixby, OK
71K DAISON PURSLEY/Locust Grove, OK
72 SAM JOHNSON/St. Peters, MO
89 CHRIS WINDOM/Canton, IL
91T TYLER THOMAS/Collinsville, OK
97 BRENHAM CROUCH/Lubbock, TX