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USAC Midgets - Preliminary 2012 MOPAR National Midget Schedule Released


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Indianapolis, Dec. 9, 2011: Twenty-four preliminary dates have been released for USAC’s 2012 Mopar National Midget Series, with “traditional events” spanning the calendar.

Ace Speedway in Altamahaw, N.C., which hosted USAC Ford Focus events in 2011, joins the Mopar National Midget calendar in 2012, offering series openers in late-March, while the series concludes with the 72nd running of the “Turkey Night Grand Prix” at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale, Calif. in November.

In between, highlights include the “Hut Hundred” at Haubstadt, Ind., the “Night Before the 500” in Indianapolis, Ind., Indiana Midget Week, the “4-Crown Nationals” at Rossburg, Ohio and the “Gold Crown Nationals” at Pontoon Beach, Ill.

New to the calendar is the two-night “Plymouth Palooza” at Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway in July with the first night’s events on the track’s 1/3-mile paved oval and the following night’s races on a newly-constructed dirt oval inside the paved oval.

2012 USAC MOPAR NATIONAL MIDGET SCHEDULE

Date Location/Track

March 30 Altamahaw, NC/Ace Speedway

March 31 Altamahaw, NC/Ace Speedway

May 4 Dodge City, KS/Dodge City Raceway Park

May 5 Dodge City, KS/Dodge City Raceway Park

May 26 Indianapolis, IN/Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis

June 2 Haubstadt, IN/Tri-State Speedway

June 13 @Gas City, IN/Gas City I-69 Speedway

June 14 @Putnamville, IN/Lincoln Park Speedway

June 15 @Bloomington, IN/Bloomington Speedway

June 16 @Lawrenceburg, IN/Lawrenceburg Speedway

June 17 @Kokomo, IN/Kokomo Speedway

June 22 Newton, IA/Iowa Speedway

June 29 Toledo, OH/Toledo Speedway

June 30 Morris, IL/Grundy County Speedway

July 6 Plymouth, IN/Plymouth Speedway

July 7 Plymouth, IN/Plymouth Speedway

July 8 Sun Prairie, WI/Angell Park Speedway

July 27 Indianapolis, IN/Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis

August 19 Sun Prairie, WI/Angell Park Speedway

September 22 Rossburg, OH/Eldora Speedway

October 4 Pontoon Beach, IL/Tri-City Speedway

October 5 Pontoon Beach, IL/Tri-City Speedway

October 6 Pontoon Beach, IL/Tri-City Speedway

November 22 Irwindale, CA/Toyota Speedway at Irwindale