• The United States Auto Club Midget Series is visiting the area this week.
  • The USAC Midget swing begins Tuesday night at Grandview Speedway in Berks County.
  • The series then moves to Kutztown, also in Berks County, on Wednesday.
  • After a Thursday stop in New Jersey, the series moves to Bloomsburg in Columbia County on Friday.

For midget racing fans in the region, this week is for you.

The United States Auto Club Midget Series comes to the region for several days of regional action.

USAC Midget Week begins Tuesday night at Grandview Speedway in Berks County, where the midgets have a long history. Tuesday’s event pays homage to Ken Brenn Sr. Brenn, over 90, is still going strong and has a long history in racing. The New Jersey native has fielded the best midget cars for many years, featuring some of the best drivers in the country. During his time as a car owner, he also fielded sprint cars and eventually modified. Brenn also tried the Indy cars for a few races.

After Tuesday’s show, the USAC Midgets move to Kutztown, also Berks County, Wednesday night before venturing to Bridgeport, New Jersey on Thursday.

On Friday, the series moves to the new track in Bloomsburg, Columbia County, where the model cars had a long, rich run on the old ashy track at the Fairgrounds. The new track was built inside the old ash track. The USAC Midget swing ends Saturday night at Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway in Lancaster County.

Freddie Rahmer, Brent Marks and Logan Wagner score 410 sprint wins in central Pennsylvania on Saturday

The USAC weekend actually ends on Sunday, but with a much different show at Selinsgrove Speedway in Snyder County. USAC Silver Crown cars headline the Selinsgrove show. The 75-lap race for Silver Crown cars highlights cars that have traced their history to the Indy cars of the 1940s and 1950s. USAC’s East Coast 360 wingless sprint cars are also on the slate .


Rest of the weekend program: Williams Grove Speedway in Cumberland County is in action Friday night with a show reminiscent of The Grove’s history from the 1960s and 1970s.

The super late models will join the 410 sprint cars at the Grove Friday event.

On Friday night, on the road to Trailway Speedway in Adams County, the Farm Track will honor one of its living legends. Brad McClelland still leads the track in wins for the micro sprints and 358 sprints. The track will honor McClelland this Friday. Brad McClelland is the second generation in a three-generation racing family. His father, Bill, was one of the area’s best late model drivers in the 1960s and 1970s, with Brad taking over from there. Now Brad can usually be seen in the pit area helping other teams. Meanwhile, Brad’s son Tim runs 358 sprints and is a Trailway winner this season. 358 sprints, 600cc micro sprints, street stocks and limited stocks go head to head at Trailway Friday.

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Saturday is York County Racing Club night at Lincoln Speedway in Adams County, where 410 sprints, 358 sprints and 600cc mini-modifieds compete against each other.

Port Royal Speedway in Juniata County hosts the 410 sprints, latest models and 305 sprints on Saturday.

The BAPS Motor Speedway in North York County is also in action on Saturday with a ‘start-’em-all’ show featuring super sportsmen, late limited models, legends, extreme stocks and limited stocks. There will be no qualifying races, just starting features of all the cars that will show up in each class. BAPS will also be offering $ 1 hot dogs on Saturday.

Anthony Macri of Dillsburg, seen here in a file photo, leads the Champion Racing Oil Central Pennsylvania Sprint race car series.

Champion Oil Series Hunting: This year’s race for the Oil Champion Racing Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Series is turning out to be a good race.

No 410 rider has dominated this year on local tracks, and 31 different riders have won 410 races in the series so far this year.

The battle at the top has become very close. Only six points separate the top three drivers and only 75 points separate the top five.

Anthony Macri of Dillsburg holds a five-point lead over Danny Dietrich, with Freddie Rahmer just six points behind in the third. Lance Dewease, fourth, is just 32 points off the lead, despite a limited schedule, with Brent Marks fifth, just 75 points behind.

Rahmer and Marks both scored wins last weekend.

Matt Campbell of Fawn Grove became the 31st different winner this season with his victory at Williams Grove on Friday. Campbell’s victory was his first in the No. 21 owned by Jerry Parrish which he picked up at the end of last season when Brian Montieth left that car’s seat.

Marks leads the series with eight. He also has a road victory this season. Dewease is second in local wins with seven, while Rahmer has six. Macri has four series wins plus one on the road and one with the 360 ​​sprints. Dietrich has two local wins and one on the road.

Bryan Householder writes about track racing for The York Dispatch. He can be contacted at sports@yorkdispatch.com.




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(Earnings in brackets)

1. Antoine Macri (4) 825

2. Danny Dietrich (2) 820

3. Freddie Rahmer (6) 819

4. Lance Dewease (7) 798

5. Brent Marks (7) 750

6. Logan Wagner (2) 521

7. Dylan Cisney (1) 468

8. Chase Dietz (2) 455

9. Alan Krimes (1) 442

10. Justin Peck (3) 390


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