Lonnie Wheatley, MEEKER, Okla. (July 8, 2019) –
The nation’s top Midget racecar drivers invade
Oklahoma for the only time this summer as the
NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget series
takes to Meeker’s Red Dirt Raceway for “Tuesday
The series returned to Oklahoma for the first
time in more than 40 years last year and home
state hero Christopher Bell fought off Logan
Seavey for victory honors.
Seavey, the defending series champion fresh off
an Indiana Midget Week championship last month
and a POWRi Pepsi Nationals triumph on Sunday,
looks to improve by one position this time
His hands will be full though with the likes of
current series points leader Tyler Courtney,
Chris Windom, Kevin Thomas, Jr., and Broken
Arrow native Brady Bacon, who pocketed $25,000
with a sweep of this past weekend’s USAC Sprint
Car “Corn Belt Nationals” at Knoxville Raceway.
The full contingent of USAC contenders
along with a host of Sooner state shoes will vie
for victory honors as well.
“Tuesday Night Thunder”.
July 9. Gates open at 5:00
p.m., qualifying begins at 7:00 p.m. with racing
to follow at 7:30 p.m.
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
General admission 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
Red Dirt Raceway also features a tailgate area
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.
Drink USAC National Midgets
top ten in USAC National Midget points:
1. Tyler Courtney (Indianapolis, IN) 849
2. Logan Seavey (Sutter, CA) 733
3. Chris Windom (Canton, IL) 732
4. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (Cullman, AL) 731
5. Zeb Wise (Angola, IN) 664
6. Chad Boat (Phoenix, AZ) 637
7. Tanner Carrick (Lincoln, CA) 574
8. Tucker Klaasmeyer (Paola, KS) 567
9. Jerry Coons, Jr. (Tucson, AZ) 553
10. C.J. Leary (Greenfield, IN) 532
Through a dozen events this season, only current
points leader Tyler Courtney has racked up
multiple wins and he’s picked off five.
The other seven wins have been
distributed among seven different drivers
including 16-year-old Bixby shoe Cannon
Tyler Courtney (Indianapolis, IN) 5, Justin
Grant (Ione, CA) 1, Kyle Larson (Elk Grove, CA)
1, Cannon McIntosh (Bixby, OK) 1, Logan Seavey
(Sutter, CA) 1, Kevin Thomas, Jr. (Cullman, AL)
1, Tanner Thorson (Minden, NV) 1, Chris Windom
(Canton, IL) 1.
Tuesday Night Thunder Winners:
Before shifting to Red Dirt Raceway
with Christopher Bell racing to victory lane
year, previous Tuesday Night Thunder events took
place at Fairbury, Nebraska’s Jefferson County
Speedway with Chad Boat (2016) and Tanner
Thorson (2017) reaching victory lane before the
Fairbury event shifted to Friday and Saturday to
anchor the series Mid-America Midget Week.
Oklahoma Midget Scene:
A number of local contenders will take on
the USAC invaders. Carl
Junction, Missouri’s Andrew Felker is the
current POWRi West Midget League points leader
with Cannon McIntosh currently second despite
focusing on the National schedule.
Others among the top five in local
series points are Hank Davis, and Morton
brothers Chance and Kade.
Felker and Chance Morton picked up wins at
Garden City’s Airport Raceway over this past
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.