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Six Newest Inductees Welcomed Into National Midget Auto Racing Hall Of Fame
 

Speedway, Indiana (September 20, 2022) -- Robby Flock, Gene Gennetten, Tracy Hines, Earl Kouba, Johnny Mann and Wally Pankratz were announced today as the latest inductees into the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame.
 
Flock was a four-time USAC Western States Champion, earning his wins in three different decades. He has 51 career USAC Western States Midget victories to his credit and added premier triumphs at the 4-Crown Nationals, Copper World Classic and Belleville Midget Nationals.
 
Gennetten has won championships in the Midwest Auto Racing Association (MARA), St. Louis Auto Racing Association (SLARA) and Southwest Independent Midget Series (SWIMS) in a career that spanned four decades and encompassed over 200 feature wins.
 
Hines was an extremely versatile driver, becoming one of seven USAC Triple Crown Champions after capturing the 2015 USAC National Midget title. He has won the Chili Bowl Nationals, 4-Crown Nationals, Hut 100, Pepsi Nationals, Night Before the 500 and the Indiana Midget Week title.
 
Kouba was the 1939 Denver Midget Racing Association Champion. After the war, he spent most of his time running the Midwest and West Coast circuits as a money racer rather than a points chaser. He started driving in 1930s and retired in 1980 to help his sons run their sprint cars.
 
Mann captured several driver championships: with the non-Offy divisions for both NASCAR and the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) and two with the Northeastern Midget Association (NEMA) in 1972 and 1974.
 
Pankratz, one of today’s great ambassadors for our sport, has had a career that spans over five decades. He was the 2000 USAC Western States Midget Driver and Entrant Champion and now joins his father Bob Pankratz in the Hall of Fame.
 
The 38th Annual Luncheon-Induction Ceremony for the six inductees will be held on Friday, January 13, 2023. The event will be held at Fair Meadows Exhibit Hall on the Tulsa (Okla.) Fairgrounds adjacent to the Expo Center which will be hosting the Chili Bowl Nationals.
 
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Daison Pursley Victorious at Lake Ozark Speedway with POWRi National & West Midgets
 
Belleville, IL. (9/4/22) Daison Pursley would put an emphatic statement on his comeback story at Lake Ozark Speedway’s Fall Sprint & Midget Nationals on Night Two to capture his seventh career victory with the Lucas Oil POWRi National and West Midget Leagues to wrap up a weekend holiday celebration of speed at The Lake.
 
Early Lake Ozark Speedway competition with the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League would see Gavan Boschele start the fastest with a 13.957-second hot-lap with Gavan Boschele and Shannon McQueen each earning heat racing wins as Chase McDermand would snag the night’s high-point award.
 
Setting the field of competitors would find pole-starter Chase McDermand battling front-row counterpart Gavan Boschele into the first pair of corners on the opening lap with Chase McDermand gaining the early racing advantage on the opening laps.
 
Holding the front of the field for the first few laps, McDermand would appear to be the fastest performer until a turn three mishap would take McDermand and the second-running Gavan Boschele from the competition.
 
Inheriting the lead, Brenham Crouch would hold the top spot until cutting a tire forcing him into the work area as runner-up Daison Pursley would inherit the lead after the restart.
 
Putting an exclamation point on the comeback story, Daison Pursley would not be denied in the twenty-five lap event with the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League to earn the feature victory.
 
“Nine months ago, I didn’t think I would ever race again, for this to be possible I can’t thank this team enough. Not only for keeping a ride open for me but all their help and support. This truly felt like a lifetime coming back but it means so much to me” stated an emotional and celebratory Daison Pursley in the Eldon Missouri Winner’s Ceremony.
 
Staying close in the entire feature, Taylor Reimer would secure a solid showing of runner-up with Brenham Crouch racing back into completing the feature's final podium placement. Brent Crews would show speed all event to finish fourth as Shannon McQueen rounded out the Lucas Oil POWRi National and West Midget League top-five finishers at Lake Ozark Speedway on Night Two of the Fall Sprint and Midget Nationals.
 
A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. Daison Pursley; 2. Taylor Reimer; 3. Brenham Crouch; 4. Brent Crews; 5. Shannon McQueen; 6. Michelle Decker; 7. Mariah Ede; 8. Emilio Hoover; 9. Devin Camfield; 10. Maria Cofer; 11. Branigan Roark; 12. Talin Turner; 13. Corey Joyner; 14. Chase McDermand; 15. Gavan Boschele; 16. Chance Crum.
 
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Chase McDermand Surges Late for First Xtreme Outlaw Win
 
DAVENPORT, IA - August 26, 2022 - The wildly impressive streak of parity was extended on Friday night as the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series welcomed a sixth winner to victory lane in the sixth race in Series history.
 
Becoming the fifth and final leader of an action-packed debut at Iowa's Davenport Speedway, Chase McDermand, of Springfield, IL, methodically picked his way forward amid one of the most heated battles for the lead in all of Midget racing.
 
Fans witnessed a whopping seven official lead changes in the opening 11 green flag laps as Jade Avedisian, Jesse Love, Bryant Wiedeman, and Jacob Denney exchanged control of the top spot. It was a back and forth, neck and neck, see-saw battle with more comers and goers than you could imagine in such a short span of time.
 
With eyes glued to the front, the 22-year-old McDermand was able to quietly guide his Mounce/Stout Motorsports #40 to third-from-seventh in only a handful of laps as he entered the picture with nearly seven other winning contenders on the racey 1/4-mile.
 
Once the intensity calmed down around halfway, McDermand settled into second behind his teammate, Jacob Denney, and it appeared as if a Mounce/Stout 1-2 finish was in order. However, when Denney's #61 lost brakes in the closing stages, he also lost his marks and could do little to react as McDermand feathered the throttle and drove by the 16-year-old gasser to lead Lap 27 of 30.
 
A green-white-checkered finish was then survived as McDermand crossed the checkered flag to join Gavan Boschele, Taylor Reimer, Jade Avedisian, Chance Crum, and Michael Pickens as the sixth different winner in the brief history of the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota. It's also his third triumph of the year with the POWRi National Midget League.
 
"I watched that B-Main and I knew that I was committed to the bottom with how we set this thing up," McDermand said. "From the drop of the green flag we were passing cars and when I got to second, I was feeling pretty good. I knew we would have a shot, but I really wish I could've raced Jacob for that straight up had his brakes not gone out."
 
After leading laps 11-26, 16-year-old Jacob Denney, of Galloway, OH, slipped back to finish third as he lost brakes while leading in the late running. It not only ruined the potential for a Mounce/Stout 1-2, but also Denney's long-overdue trip to Xtreme Outlaw Victory Lane following a third at Jacksonville and second at I-55.
 
It did, however, signal the already-known arrival of Mounce/Stout Motorsports onto the national scene. In a world where powerhouse organizations like Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports and CB Industries handle headlines, this family-owned team has gone toe-to-toe with the best in Midget racing, and they've succeeded.
 
"This is big," noted owner Jay Mounce. "We've been chasing these guys for years. We've come a long way from where we started with our equipment, and the Stanton SR-11 engines are a large part of that, and so is our drivers' incredible feedback. You're racing Keith [Kunz], Chad [Boat], Cannon [McIntosh], and so many knowledgable badasses, it's so tough. Being able to race with these guys week-in and week-out is a rewarding feeling."
 
Sandwiched in between the Mounce/Stout podium with a career-best runner-up effort was Dominic Gorden. The 16-year-old native of Clovis, CA moved forward from sixth to second in his Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports #71K. He led the charge for a KKM team that occupied five of the top-seven spots on Friday night.
 
Daison Pursley, who returned from a nine-month traumatic injury recovery, enjoyed a stellar showing as he battled up front and ultimately finished fourth in the Keith Kunz Motorsports, Toyota Racing, Bullet Chassis #71. Rounding out the top five was his KKM teammate Gavin Miller with another career-best effort in fifth place.
 
Closing out the top-10 at Davenport were Taylor Reimer, Bryant Wiedeman, Chance Crum, Zach Daum, and Kyle Jones with a 21st-to-10th outing.
 
Feature (30 Laps): 1. Chase McDermand; 2. Dominic Gorden; 3. Jacob Denney; 4. Daison Pursley; 5. Gavin Miller; 6. Taylor Reimer; 7. Bryant Wiedeman; 8. Chance Crum; 9. Zach Daum; 10. Kyle Jones; 11. Jace Park; 12. Jade Avedisian; 13. Karter Sarff; 14. Ethan Mitchell; 15. Maria Cofer; 16. Brenham Crouch; 17. Mitchell Davis; 18. Mariah Ede; 19. Daniel Adler; 20. Hayden Reinbold; 21. Emilio Hoover; 22. Jesse Love.
 
Lap Leaders(s): Avedisian 1; Love 2; Wiedeman 3-6; Love 7; Wiedeman, 8; Love, 9-10; Denney, 11-26; McDermand, 27-30.
 
NEW Championship Standings (After 6/10 Races) – 1. Zach Daum (848); 2. Bryant Wiedeman (-60); 3. Brenham Crouch (-75); 4. Taylor Reimer (-142); 5. Kyle Jones (-142); 6. Chance Crum (-158); 7. Dominic Gorden (-247); 8. Jade Avedisian (-264); 9. Sam Johnson (-325); 10. Ethan Mitchell (-370).
 
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Cannon McIntosh Claims Victory at Macon Speedway with POWRi National Midgets
 
Belleville, IL. (8/20/22) Cannon McIntosh would not hesitate on capturing his ninth victory of 2022, bagging his third straight win at Macon Speedway with the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League and wrapping up the weekend of Illinois excitement in the annual Camfield Memorial to notch his fifteenth career league feature win.
 
Early Macon Speedway competition with the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League would see Maria Cofer start the fastest with a 10.305-second lap as Cannon McIntosh, Bryant Wiedeman, and Chase McDermand each would earn heat racing victories.
 
Setting the field of twenty-one competitors would find high point qualifier and pole-sitter Cannon McIntosh lineup with Ryan Timms on the front row as McIntosh would use a mid-to-high-side momentum on the opening lap to take the early racing lead.
 
Holding steady out front all event, Cannon McIntosh would not be denied in the event by leading all revolutions around the speedy surface of Macon Speedway with Ryan Timms, Brenham Crouch, Taylor Reimer, and Chase McDermand all staying within the top five.
 
“The car was on a rail tonight, the team prepared a fast ride for sure. I can’t thank everybody enough, I am really fortunate to be able to pick up wins for such a great group,” stated Cannon McIntosh.
 
Ryan Timms would maintain a solid showing to finish runner-up as Brenham Crouch would notch a second straight night of completing the features podium placements. Taylor Reimer would finish the night fourth as Bryant Wiedeman rounded out the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League top-five finishers at Macon Speedway in the Camfield Memorial.
 
Feature (30 Laps): 1. Cannon McIntosh; 2. Ryan Timms; 3. Brenham Crouch; 4. Taylor Reimer; 5. Bryant Wiedeman; 6. Gavan Boschele; 7. Karter Sarff; 8. Daniel Adler; 9. Mitchell Davis; 10. Maria Cofer; 11. Garet Williamson; 12. Ryan Frantz; 13. Talin Turner; 14. Austin Barnhill; 15. Michael Kofoid; 16. Zach Daum; 17. Emilio Hoover; 18. Chase McDermand; 19. Hayden Reinbold; 20. David Camfield Jr.; 21. Devin Camfield.
 
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Michael Pickens Pulls Off Last-Lap Pass for Xtreme Outlaw Midget Win
 

PEVELY, MO - August 7, 2022 - Michael Pickens had just enough momentum coming off Turn 4 to the checkers for a last-second surge past Jacob Denney, earning his first victory at Federated Auto Parts Raceway in Saturday night’s Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented Toyota main event.
 
Denney grabbed the lead on a restart with 12 to go and was holding off the field by circling the very bottom of the track. Pickens gave chase on a restart with three to go, putting his car on top and blasting around the outside on the last lap. In the final corner, it looked as if Denney would have just enough to hang onto the win, but Pickens’ Toyota-powered Dave Mac Dalby Motorsports car carried enough momentum to edge Denney at the finish by just over a tenth of a second.
 
Pickens, an accomplished racer from Auckland, New Zealand, became the fifth different winner through the Series’ first five races in its inaugural season.
 
“I’m not sure if he missed his marks or what, but we made a ton of ground coming off Turn 2 and Turn 4,” said Pickens, 39, who pocketed $5,000 for the victory and is now headed back to his native New Zealand. “It was super tricky trying to hit my marks down there, it was like a long, big run. I had to lay my right rear over it in the black.
 
“I’ve got a to say a massive, massive thank you to Dave Mac Dalby Motorsports. They put me in this car just for this weekend. I’ve heard so many cool stories about this place. It’s a privilege to race in America, but especially to race at Pevely and get a win. Sitting on that plane for 15 hours out of Houston is going to be a lot shorter ride than it would have been without a win.”
 
Pickens started from the outside of the front row and grabbed the lead on the initial start of the 30-lapper, but polesitter Chase McDermand recovered and led until the caution on Lap 18. McDermand bounced through the middle of Turns 1 and 2 on the restart and Denney pounced on the opportunity.
 
Denney led through four more restarts, including one following a red flag when Emillio Hoover flipped with seven to go.
 
“It definitely sucks, but congratulations to Michael and the whole Dave Mac Dalby crew,” said Denney, of Galloway, OH. “Michael ran a better last three laps than I did. I just didn’t do the best laps I could do when it counted.”
 
Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series championship points leader Zach Daum charged from 11th to finish third, maintaining a streak of five top-10 finishes, the only driver to accomplish the feat.
 
Feature (30 laps):
1. Michael Pickens; 2. Jacob Denney; 3. Zach Daum; 4. Karter Sarff; 5. Bryant Wiedeman; 6. Chase McDermand; 7. Chance Crum; 8. Brenham Crouch; 9. Taylor Reimer; 10. Jesse Love; 11. Cade Lewis; 12. Kyle Jones; 13. Joe B. Miller; 14. Jade Avedisian; 15. Rylan Gray; 16. Ben Rhodes; 17. Dominic Gorden; 18. Branigan Roark; 19. Hayden Reinbold; 20. Emilio Hoover; 21. Shannon McQueen; 22. Mitchell Davis.
 
NEW Championship Standings (After 5/10 races) –
1. Zach Daum (1062); 2. Brenham Crouch (-60); 3. Bryant Wiedeman (-78); 4. Kyle Jones (-136); 5. Taylor Reimer (-155); 6. Chance Crum (-167); 7. Sam Johnson (-250); 8. Jade Avedisian (-261); 9. Dominic Gorden (-283); 10. Ethan Mitchell (-344).
 
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Chance Crum Earns Elusive National Midget Victory at I-55
 
Four Different Winners in Four Xtreme Outlaw Midget Races
 
PEVELY, MO - August 5, 2022 - The wait is over. In his 43rd start across National Midget competition, Chance Crum finally earned his long-awaited trip to Victory Lane on Friday night at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55.
 
Earning his much-anticipated win with the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota, held in conjunction with POWRi, Crum was forced to deal with a ferocious Karter Sarff all throughout the 30-lap opening leg of Ironman weekend.
 
The Snohomish, WA native rolled from the pole position thanks to a six-car inversion drawn by high point man Michael Pickens, and he quickly took advantage of the good fortune. After leading the opening four laps aboard the Rudeen Racing #26, Crum soon lost control of the top spot when Sarff, of Mason City, IL, roared by to pace the fifth circuit.
 
Sarff, a young but experienced 19-year-old, opened up his lead to as large as 0.969-seconds on Lap 12 before a caution changed everything with Crum able to regroup and refocus. Once back green, the duo offered a thrilling bout for the lead as they swapped the top spot on several occasions while racing each other and racing the tricky and treacherous 1/3-mile surface.
 

Crum officially re-took the lead with the cross flags waving on Lap 15, and although he never relinquished it over the second half, he also never built a comfortable lead. The gap was no bigger than five-tenths of a second throughout the latter half and Sarff constantly kept the heat applied with both drivers chasing their first-career Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series win.
 
The slightest of bobbles on the final lap made it even closer at the checkered flag as Crum slipped high and Sarff nailed the bottom to create a drag race to the line - a race won by Crum at only 0.303-seconds over Sarff.
 
"This is really special," an elated Crum said in Victory Lane. "We've been so close this first National Midget win so many times, but we just haven't even been able to get the job done. It's kind of funny, because these track conditions are not my forte at all, either. It's a testament to my dad [Kevin Crum], my brother [Hunter Crum], and Trevor [Reed] and how hard they've been working to make this car better."
 
It's a largely fulfilling moment for the Crum family, who moved from Washington to Indiana last year in pursuit of a bigger slate in the motorsports world. It's also a payoff for Rudeen Racing, a nationally successful Sprint Car team that has entrusted Chance and his family with building the Midget division.
 
"Kevin and Monica Rudeen took a chance on me, and I can't thank them enough," Crum added. "We've been having a blast. It's been a ton of hard work, but I think we're starting to see it pay off. This new Series has been a joy to run and I'm thrilled to be out here competing against a field like this."
 
Accepting a bittersweet runner-up result was Karter Sarff in his family-owned #21K entry. It was bitter to lead 10 laps and lose the win but at the same time quite sweet to turn the corner and produce a career-best effort at the Pevely, MO 1/3-mile. The up-and-coming star is chomping at the bit to get back on track tomorrow in hopes of some redemption with $5,000 on the line.
 

"I'm definitely disappointed, but this is the best run I've ever had at Pevely, so I guess you could say were' improving," an optimistic Sarff said. "I think we had the car to win it tonight, but we'll have another chance to get it done tomorrow. Hopefully the track is somewhat similar and I can do a little better job on my part to get that win we deserve."
 
Rounding out the podium in third place was Auckland, NZ native Michael Pickens, who enjoyed a series of firsts on Friday night. It was his first-ever Xtreme Outlaw Midget race, his first-ever appearance at Missouri's I-55 Raceway, and his first-ever night driving for Dave Mac Dalby Motorsports.
 
"We got better and better as the long runs went on and the laps wound down," Pickens noted, who will return to his native country on Monday. "I owe a huge thanks to Dave Mac Dalby for the opportunity to get into equipment this nice. I really want to close out this trip with a win, so hopefully we can get it done tomorrow night."
 
Closing out the top-10 at I-55 was Brenham Crouch, Zach Daum, Kyle Jones, Jerry Coons Jr., Jacob Denney, Bryant Wiedeman, and Taylor Reimer.
 
Xtreme Outlaw Midget Feature (30 Laps):
1. Chance Crum; 2. Karter Sarff; 3. Michael Pickens; 4. Brenham Crouch; 5. Zach Daum; 6. Kyle Jones; 7. Jerry Coons Jr.; 8. Jacob Denney; 9. Bryant Wiedeman; 10. Taylor Reimer; 11. Sam Johnson; 12. Joe B. Miller; 13. Dominic Gorden; 14. Emilio Hoover; 15. Jade Avedisian; 16. Jesse Love; 17. Joe Wirth; 18. Ethan Mitchell; 19. Chase McDermand; 20. Mitchell Davis; 21. Kevin Thomas Jr.
 
Lap Leaders(s): Crum 1-4; Sarff 5-14; Crum 15-30.
 
NEW Championship Standings (After 4/10 Races) – 1. Zach Daum (848); 2. Brenham Crouch (-45); 3. Bryant Wiedeman (-64); 4. Kyle Jones (-106); 5. Taylor Reimer (-130); 6. Ethan Mitchell (-130); 7. Sam Johnson (-156); 8. Chance Crum (-157); 9. Jade Avedisian (-214); 10. Dominic Gorden (-221).
 
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Cannon McIntosh Cruises to POWRi National Midget League Jacksonville Speedway Win
 

Belleville, IL. (7/29/22) Cannon McIntosh would once again run to the front of the field to claim the checkers at Jacksonville Speedway Friday night earning his eleventh career feature victory with the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League.
 
Early Jacksonville Speedway competition with the POWRi National Midgets would see Jade Avedisian start the night off quickest by clocking a 12.214-second lap and notch the quickest hot-lap time as Mitchell Davis, Gavan Boschele, and Cannon McIntosh each would earn heat racing victories. 
 
Launching the field of twenty competitors on the initial green flag would find high point qualifier Mitchell Davis line up with Gavan Boschele on the outside of the front row as Davis would take the opening lap racing lead. 
 
Challenged early and often, Mitchell Davis would battle feverishly and appear to be in winning form with Cannon McIntosh quickly closing from starting third as Gavan Boschele, Michael Pickens, and Brenham Crouch stayed within striking distance.
 
Taking control with nine laps remaining, Cannon McIntosh would not be denied in his sixth feature win of the season with Brenham Crouch gaining in the waning laps. McIntosh would hold steady up front to earn the hard-fought feature win.
 
“We really had to work for this one, the team gave me a good car but something wasn’t right to start the night. We thrashed after hot laps to get everything into shape and my team gave me the best car possible, I had to work for it but this was a lot of fun” said Cannon McIntosh in the Jacksonville Speedway Victory Lane.
 
Fending off all competitors late, Cannon McIntosh would emerge victorious with Brenham Crouch settling into finishing runner-up as Michael Pickens completed the features podium finishers. One-time leader Mitchell Davis would finish the night fourth as Zach Daum rounded out the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League top-five finishers at Jacksonville Speedway on Friday Night.
 
Feature 1 (30 Laps):
1. Cannon McIntosh; 2. Brenham Crouch; 3. Michael Pickens; 4. Mitchell Davis; 5. Zach Daum; 6. Taylor Reimer; 7. Karter Sarff; 8. Gavan Boschele; 9. Jade Avedisian; 10. Bryant Wiedeman; 11. Emilio Hoover; 12. Chase McDermand; 13. Dominic Gorden; 14. Jace Park; 15. Hayden Reinbold; 16. Devin Camfield; 17. Kyle Beilman; 18. Dalton Camfield; 19. Adam Taylor; 20. Austin Barnhill.
 
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Donny Schatz Enters 2022 Driven2SaveLives BC39 Event
 

10-Time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Champion Will Compete in Spike Chassis Entry with Mark Cooper and Sage Fruit
 
INDIANAPOLIS (July 21, 2022) – 10-Time World of Outlaws (WoO) NOS Energy Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz announced today that he will compete in the 2022 Driven2SaveLives BC39 Presented by WeatherTech event driving for Mark Cooper, the owner of Spike Chassis. Partnering with Sage Fruit, Curb Records, Carquest, Absolute Automation and DKW Transport Schatz will be making his first career event appearance in the Aug. 3-4 USAC NOS Energy Midget National Championship event at The Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS).
 
“I’m really looking forward to taking part in the BC39 event for the first time in the seat of Mark Cooper’s car. We’ve had a great time competing in the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals the past few years and I appreciate the opportunity that he and Derrick Schwabauer are giving me to take part in another prestigious event like the BC39. The Spike Chassis stable is always strong and I’m proud to be part of their effort for this event.”
 
The BC39 event is also an event that Schatz recognizes is very near and dear to many in the sport of open-wheel racing as it pays tribute to the legacy of his former Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) teammate, the late Bryan Clauson.
 
“I had the opportunity to get to know Bryan throughout the years that we raced as part of the TSR organization together. While we ran different racing schedules in different series for most of that time, I was able to spend time with Bryan and that allowed me to learn that we shared a similar mentality to racing. He and some others within TSR convinced me to give the Chili Bowl a shot and we worked out a deal that I would be part of his super team effort for the 2017 event. I was very proud to be part of the effort that Tim Clauson headed up after Bryan’s accident and I credit him (Bryan) with helping me to truly come to enjoy Midget racing. Driving one of these cars is like driving a rocket ship, it’s a lot of fun.”
 
The Spike Chassis entry of Schatz will see familiar partners come along for the BC39 event as Sage Fruit, Carquest, Curb, Absolute Automation and DKW Transport will hit the dirt at IMS aboard the No. 15 machine.
 
“Having our friends at Sage Fruit, Carquest, Curb, Absolute Automation and DKW Transport come along for our first attempt at the BC39 is something we’re very appreciative of – we couldn’t ask for better partners. Chuck Sinks (Sage Fruit), Mike Curb & Cary Agajanian (Curb-Agajanian Racing), Junior Word (Carquest), Jason Barati (Absolute Automation) and Shawn Loken (DKW Transport) have been huge supporters of our program at the Chili Bowl Nationals and it’s a privilege to have them as partners for a special event like the BC39.”
 
The BC39 event begins on Tuesday, Aug. 2 with team parking at 12 p.m. (EDT) followed by the heat race position draft. All cars entered will be placed into a random draft to determine their heat race. Teams will be able to pick their heat race spot either in person with a representative or remotely through USAC officials. Any unrepresented team will be given the first available spot.
 
On-track action begins Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 2 p.m. (ET) with the driver’s meeting in the IMS Media Room. The gates open to the public at 3 pm with practice beginning at 4 p.m. Opening ceremonies will begin at 7 p.m. followed by heat races and concluding with the Stoops Pursuit feature event.
 
On Thursday, Aug. 4 gates will open to the public at 3 p.m. followed by practice at 4 p.m. Qualifying races will start at 5 p.m. followed by opening ceremonies slated for 7:30 p.m. with racing to follow. The 39-lap Feature will conclude the event and crown the overall BC39 champion.

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