USAC “Mid-America Midget Week” to Wrap up at Jefferson County Speedway!
Lonnie Wheatley, FAIRBURY, Neb. (July 15, 2021) – The USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget series “Mid-America Midget Week” will come to a rousing conclusion on Friday and Saturday with the Fourth Annual Riverside Chevrolet Midwest Midget Championship presented by Westin Packaged Meats and Schmidt’s Sanitation at Fairbury, Nebraska’s Jefferson County Speedway
Two full nights of competition will conclude with Saturday night’s 40-lap feature winner pocketing $10,000 as more than $40,000 in winnings will be distributed over the course of the two-day tilt thanks to the support of the community.
After a Sweet Springs rainout on Sunday, USAC Mid-America Midget Week officially kicked off with Daison Pursley blasting past Zach Daum and then Kevin Thomas, Jr., to capture his first career National win at Red Dirt Raceway’s “Tuesday Night Thunder” in Meeker, OK.
Wednesday’s Tenth Chad McDaniel Memorial at Beloit, Kansas’s was plagued by lingering showers and will be contested on Thursday night, shifting the scheduled Shrimp Boil at Jefferson County Speedway from Thursday to Saturday afternoon from noon to 3:00 p.m. at the north side of the track with everyone welcome to join in.
The Friday night card will utilize the standard USAC Midget format of qualifying, heat races and feature events with the Friday night outcome seeding the field for Saturday night with the Friday finish essentially used as the qualifying order for Saturday night heat races to be followed by the championship feature events.
The event co-sanctioned with the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association will be accompanied on both nights by the NOW 600/Jay-Husker Non-Wing and Restricted “A” Class Micro Sprints.
After Justin Grant topped the inaugural USAC Midwest Midget Championship in 2018, Tyler Courtney has topped the finale over each of the past two years with Jason McDougal and reigning USAC Midget champion Chris Windom snaring preliminary feature wins.
California’s Buddy Kofoid leads the charge to Nebraska ahead of defending series champion Chris Windom with Emerson Axsom, Justin Grant and Tuesday night winner Daison Pursley filling out the current top five in series points as a stellar field of competitors is expected for the weekend.
Past USAC National Midget Winners at Jefferson County Speedway:
8/2/16 – Chad Boat
8/1/17 – Tanner Thorson
7/14/18 – Justin Grant
7/12/19 – Jason McDougal
7/13/19 – Tyler Courtney
7/17/20 – Chris Windom
7/18/20 – Tyler Courtney
General admission tickets to the event are just $20 for adults on Friday night and $25 on Saturday with High School students and younger just $5 each night. Reserved seating is $25 per night (available in two-day packages only) and are available online at www.jeffersoncountyspeedway.com under the “Buy Tickets” tab.
Unlimited general admission tickets will be sold day of show beginning at 5:00 p.m. with reserved seating only presale as described above.
All-access pit passes will be unlimited and available at the pit gate on day of show only.
Gates open at 5:00 p.m. with Qualifying at 6:30 p.m. and racing at 7:00 p.m. with a free concert each night after the races at the beer garden.
Camping with electric and water hookups is available just a few hundred feet from the track by reserving online at www.jeffersoncountyspeedway.com under the “Buy Tickets” tab. Additional camping and area information is available at or .
For more information, follow the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MidwestMidgetChampionship or call 405-823-8095.