Wheatley, FAIRBURY, Neb. (July 26, 2017) – It’s less
than one week away and the anticipation continues to
build for some USAC Midget “Tuesday Night Thunder” at
Fairbury, Nebraska’s Jefferson County Speedway.
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series championship contender
Christopher Bell is ready to go play in the dirt during
next week’s “Riverside Chevrolet Tuesday Night Thunder
at Jefferson County Speedway presented by Westin
Packaged Meats and Schmidt’s Sanitation” on Tuesday
night, August 1.
Norman, OK, native has made good use of a limited number
of dirt track starts in 2017 by racking up a half-dozen
Midget wins, including the prestigious Chili Bowl Midget
Nationals, along with another three Sprint Car wins.
join the powerful Keith Kunz stable for “Tuesday Night
Thunder”. The multi-car assault on
the 1/5-mile Jefferson County Speedway clay oval also
includes reigning series champion Tanner Thorson and
current USAC Midget points leader Spencer Bayston.
bolsters a loaded field that already includes defending
“Tuesday Night Thunder” champion Chad Boat, reigning
USAC Sprint Car champion Brady Bacon, and the
Clauson-Marshall Racing trio of Tyler Courtney, Shane
Golobic and Justin Grant among others.
out the Tuesday night card in Fairbury, NE, will be the
JayHusker Non-Wing Micro Sprint Cars.
Nebraska’s Frank Galusha topped last year’s JayHusker
portion of “Tuesday Night Thunder”.
edition of “Tuesday Night Thunder” at Jefferson County
Speedway includes an added 500 seats to accommodate the
large crowd that will also be treated to an autograph
session at 5:20 p.m. with all the drivers along with
cold beer, fireworks and a flyover to further enhance
the intense racing action atop the cozy confines of the
Jefferson County Speedway clay.
It will be
yet another fast-paced event that fans are sure to enjoy
in the fairgrounds atmosphere with the covered
grandstands, with contingency awards for every entrant
including the Side Trek Bar and Grill $500 Hard Charger
Award for the Midgets and Eagle Motorsports Inc. $100
Hard Charger Award for the JayHusker Non-Wing Micros.
tasty food options will be available as well with the
Totally Smoked BBQ and Side Trek Bar & Grill vendors on
admission tickets to the event are just $20 for adults
with children ten and under just $5, with the first 100
through the gates receiving a free Budweiser koozie.
will begin at 7:00 p.m. with racing action to follow at
title sponsor Riverside Chevrolet and presenting
sponsors Westin Packaged Meats and Schmidt’s Sanitation,
other local sponsors that are making “Tuesday Night
Thunder” possible include Chappell Roofing, Fairbury
Chamber of Commerce, Starr Plumbing, X-CEL NDT, Side
Trek Bar and Grill, Ol' Red 99.5, Pollman Appliance,
Z-Four Trucking, Vaughn Contracting, Criner's Corner and
Jefferson County Visitors Committee.
of National and Racing Industry sponsors are making the
event possible as well, including Speedway Motors, Rod
End Supply, Budweiser, Eagle Motorsports Inc., Keizer
Aluminum Wheels, Hepfner Racing Products, Spike Chassis
and Shell Shock Helmet Painting.
information regarding the event is available at
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