Tanner Thorson (19) duels with Buddy Kofoid (67) and Justin Grant during during Wednesday's Indiana Midget Week event at Gas City I-69 Speedway. (Randy Crist photo)
The USAC NOS Energy National Midget Series will compete in a non-point event at Merced Speedway in November. (Randy Crist photo)

USAC Confirms Midget Event For Merced In November

MERCED, Calif. – A non-points special event for the NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget Series has been added to the schedule to close out the season at California’s Merced Speedway on Wednesday night, Nov. 25.

The $3,000-to-win event marks the debut of the series at the quarter-mile, semi-banked dirt oval located in the San Joaquin Valley.

Under the USAC banner, the USAC Western States Midgets have competed at Merced twice, both in 2019, with Austin Liggett and Robert Dalby each winning features. Liggett also scored the victory in the AMSOIL USAC CRA Sprint Car Series debut later in 2019.

The festivities will begin at Merced on Tuesday, Nov. 24, with midget practice and micro sprint racing. On Wednesday, a full midget event at Merced will be joined by winged 360 sprint cars.

While the pit area will be open, the grandstands will be closed for both nights at Merced on Nov. 24-25.

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