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Kofoid's ups and downs lead him to the mountaintop

Kofoid's ups and downs lead him to the mountaintop...

12/3/2021
By Richie Murray, USAC Media (Speedway, IN) -- When posed the question prior to the start of his 2021 season of whether anything less than a USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship would be a disappointment, Buddy Kofoid showed no hesitation in unequivocally acknowledging that fact. PHOTO CREDIT: Dave Olson After capturing Rookie of the Year honors in 2020, the Penngrove, Calif. driver elevated his game even more the following year, scoring the series title in his second full season...more
THORSON THUNDERS TO FIRST USAC MIDGET WIN OF 2017

THORSON THUNDERS TO FIRST USAC MIDGET WIN OF 2017...

8/2/2017
Patience is a virtue, so they say and, indeed, good things come to those who wait. Tanner Thorson was the epitome of each proverbial phrase at Jefferson County Speedway’s 2nd Annual Riverside Chevrolet “Tuesday Night Thunder” presented by Westin Packaged Meats and Schmidt’s Sanitation. The reigning series champ out of Minden, Nevada, relentlessly hassled Tyler Thomas for the race lead throughout the first half of the 40-lap main event. On the 25th lap, Thorson made the winning move with a...more
2019 USAC Midget schedule largest in two decades

2019 USAC Midget schedule largest in two decades

12/7/2018
By Richie Murray, USAC Media (Indianapolis, IN) -- A talent-laden USAC National Midget field is set to tackle the largest series schedule since 1997 with 33 events at 27 different tracks in 11 states making up the 2019 series slate, highlighted by a host of first-time venues. PHOTO--Zeb Wise, the youngest feature winner in the history of the USAC Midget National Championship--CREDIT: Rich Forman The season kicks off February 8-9 for "Winter Dirt Games" with the series' debut at Bubba Raceway...more
Ns Energy Drink named USAC National Midgets title

Ns Energy Drink named USAC National Midgets title...

12/6/2018
By USAC Media (indianapolis, IN) -- NOS Energy Drink has partnered with the United States Auto Club to become the title sponsor of the USAC Midget National Championship, beginning with the 2019 racing season. NOS Energy Drink and USAC have agreed multi-year deal that will position the high-performance energy drink as The Official Energy Drink of one of the most highly-competitive and intense racing series in the world with USAC Midget racing. "We are thrilled to welcome the NOS Energy Drink...more
Kofoid emerges victorious in wild USAC Midgets fin

Kofoid emerges victorious in wild USAC Midgets fin...

7/17/2022
By Richie Murray, USAC Media (Fairbury, NE) -- Amid a season in which a lot has gone right for Buddy Kofoid, a little bit of extra good fortune is something the Penngrove, Calif. native will gladly embrace when the situation calls for it. After a rare stumble over the turn two cushion at the midway point, a red flag for an incident on the other side of the 1/5-mile dirt oval gave Kofoid his fourth spot back. And on the first try at a final lap, a spinning car just before the checkered flag was...more
Mitchel Moles gets first USAC Midgets win at Jeffe

Mitchel Moles gets first USAC Midgets win at Jeffe...

7/16/2022
By Richie Murray, USAC Media (Fairbury, NE) -- Mitchel Moles has made the month of July the month of breakthroughs for himself in USAC competition. Just five nights after registering his first USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship feature victory, the Raisin City, Calif. native tallied his initial USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship triumph at Fairbury, Nebraska’s Jefferson County Speedway during Friday’s opening night of the Riverside Chevrolet Midwest Midget...more
Sweet Springs Postponed, Will Kick Off Extended Mi

Sweet Springs Postponed, Will Kick Off Extended Mi...

5/13/2021
By Richie Murray, USAC Media (Sweet Springs, MO) -- A forecast of showers during the morning hours on Friday, followed by more rain in the afternoon and night on Saturday, has forced postponement of this weekend’s John Hinck Championship USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget events at Missouri's Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex. The event has been rescheduled for Sunday night, July 11, and will feature an elevated purse! Sweet Springs will now lead off an action-packed Mid-America Midget Week...more
Courtney soars in USAC Midget at Tri-City Speedway

Courtney soars in USAC Midget at Tri-City Speedway

5/18/2019
By Richie Muarray, USAC Media (Granite City, IL) -- Tyler Courtney's early-season USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship prowess has been paramount, and with his fourth win in the first six races of the season, he became the first driver to ever accomplish the feat following his victory in Friday night's Brandt "River Town Showdown" opener at Tri-City Speedway. PHOTO CREDIT: David Nearpass Additionally, Courtney backed up his USAC Sprint Car win from a year ago by winning his first...more
Chase Elliott in USAC Midget at Bubba this weekend

Chase Elliott in USAC Midget at Bubba this weekend

2/2/2021
By Richie Murray, USAC Media (Speedway, IN) -- For Chase Elliott, the interest to jump into a midget was practically immediate as soon as he began applying his attention toward it, coinciding with his rise up the NASCAR ranks where he ultimately became a first-time Cup champion in 2020. Elliott, of Dawsonville, Ga., was recently named the driver of the CB Industries No. 84 for the season opening USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget events this weekend on Feb. 5-6 at Bubba Raceway Park in...more
McIntosh Joins Dave Mac for 2021 USAC Season

McIntosh Joins Dave Mac for 2021 USAC Season

1/22/2021
By Richie Murray (speedway, IN) -- Cannon McIntosh, the fifth-place finishing driver in USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget points for 2020, will return to the family-owned Dave Mac Motorsports team for the 2021 season as announced via social media video on the team's Twitter page Thursday afternoon. PHOTO CREDIT: DB3 Images McIntosh earned two victories in his one and only year with Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports during 2020 at Missouri's Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex and...more
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