USAC Midgets “Tuesday Night Thunder” at Red Dirt
Raceway on July 9!
Lonnie Wheatley, MEEKER, Okla. (April 3, 2019) – The NOS
Energy Drink USAC National Midget series made its return
to Oklahoma last summer after an absence of more than 40
The event more than exceeded expectations, setting up a
second edition of “Tuesday Night Thunder” atop the
¼-mile Red Dirt Raceway near Meeker, OK, on Tuesday
night, July 9.
The event that also includes non-wing Micros kicks off
the USAC’s Mid-America Midget Week that continues on at
Beloit, Kansas’ Solomon Valley Raceway for the “Chad
McDaniel Memorial” the following night, Fairbury,
Nebraska’s “Midwest Midget Championship” on Friday and
Saturday, July 12-13 and then Missouri’s Sweet Springs
Motorsports Complex on Sunday, July 14.
Last year’s return of the USAC National Midgets to the
Sooner State was a rousing affair with home-state hero
Christopher Bell outdueling Keith Kunz Racing teammate
and now defending series champion Logan Seavey for the
victory as 33 of the nation’s top Midget contenders
filled the pit area.
General admission for the July 9 USAC National Midget
“Tuesday Night Thunder” event is just $25 with high
school students and younger just $5.
There is also $5 off admission for anyone wearing a Red
Dirt Raceway tee-shirt or that has a “Red Dirt Raceway –
Meeker, OK” koozie. All access pit
passes will be available for $35.
Red Dirt Raceway features a tailgate area as well
available for the first 25 cars for just $100 per car
load (fit as many as you can) with one 54 quart cooler
and one grill permitted.
Camping without hookups is available onsite.
Gates for “Tuesday Night Thunder” open at 5:00 p.m. with
qualifying getting under way at 7:00 p.m. and then
racing to follow at 7:30 p.m.
Sponsors making “Tuesday Night Thunder” at Red Dirt
Raceway possible include Patriot Dodge of Chandler,
Hepfner Racing Products, Rod End Supply, Keizer Wheels,
EMi, Mud-X, Speedway Motors, and Outlaw Wings.
Meeker, Oklahoma’s Red Dirt
Raceway is located 4.5 miles north of US 62 on SR 18 (990871
South Highway 18, Meeker, Oklahoma 74855).
For more information, contact the track at
405-318-0198 or check online at