I just returned from covering USAC midget week in Indiana.
My first stop was Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, the USAC National Sprints were the headline class, and 600 winged micros were the other.This is the nicest dirt track I have ever attended, its an absolutley beautiful facility with a home made surface consisting of manure, compost and black clay, racing was exceptional.
Tuesday on to Paragon for the start of USAC Midget Week, track is about a 3/8 red clay paper clip, surface was quite racy, red clay with tons of passing but also many flips, bathrooms were pretty bad but Im not gonna gripe the racing was excellent and Kyle Larson put on a show.
Night two Gas City I69 Speedway, again midgets and 410 wingless sprints (they are the support class for all midget week shows) This is a black clay surfaced track and great for wingless cars, couple of wild flips in qualifying by T-Mez and Max McClaughlin, againg Kyle Larson was the show.
Thursday and Friday Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, a small track with red clay thats perfect for midgets, multiple grooves for passing and again on Thursday Kyle Larson wins. Friday back there again, this time Larson falls short by one spot as Chris Windom is the winner.
Saturday Larwenceburg Speedway, the track that Bridgeport was modeled off of, an absolutly beautiful facitlty with the highest banks Ive ever seen at a dirt track, red clay base and this track produced the greates race with Larson pulling out perhaps the best slide job I have ever seen for the win.
Sunday on to Kokomo for the final night, a 1/4 mile black clay surface that is extremly racy, this show produced the closest finish with Tanner Thorson beating Kyle Larson by about a foot, what another beautiful track.
Monday it was back to Jersey...
In closing USAC Midget week provided the best racing I have ever seen in my 56 years on this earth....Also Kyle Larson may be the greatest dirt track driver I have ever seen and that includes Kinser and Bloomquist, this kid is that good...Long post I know but get out to Indiana as nothing else compares.