Big Season Planned for American Racing Drivers Club
The American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) has a full season of events planned for the 2015 season, featuring the return of the wingless midgets to both North Carolina and Western Pennsylvania speedways as well as an increased presence on the area quarter mile tracks.
The 2015 season kicks off with the Friday night opener at the Linda’s Speedway on April 3rd. It has been several years since the wingless midgets competed at Linda’s but 2015 will mark the return with three dates at the Jonestown, PA track. ARDC will return to Linda’s for a Friday night show on July 3rd that will honor five time ARDC Champion, Ray Bull with the Living Legends Event, the No Bull 25. As the season winds down, ARDC will return to Linda’s for a Friday night event on October 2nd.
After a successful return to the Path Valley Speedway in September of last year, ARDC will compete on the Spring Run, PA quarter mile on three separate occasions this year beginning on Saturday, April 18th. ARDC will return to Path Valley on July 25th and again on September 19th.
The Bridgeport Speedway quarter mile will host ARDC on five separate occasions as the wingless midgets are featured in Bridgeport’s Friday night program starting on May 8th. ARDC returns to Bridgeport on June 5th, July 24th, August 28th and again on September 25th.
The month of May starts out at the Big Diamond Speedway on May 1st where the midgets will return for a second show in 2015 on Friday, July 17th. In addition to the May 8th show at Bridgeport, ARDC will compete in a Sunday night Thunder on the Hill show at the Grandview Speedway on May 24th. The first travel weekend of the season follows one weekend later as the ARDC teams will head south for Dixieland and County Line Speedways in North Carolina on May 29th and 30th.
USAC comes to the East for the Eastern Storm tour in early June. ARDC will appear with the wingless USAC sprints at both Grandview on Tuesday, June 2nd and again at the Port Royal Speedway on Saturday June 6th.
Mid-June marks the return of ARDC to Western Pennsylvania as the midgets head to the Bedford Speedway on Friday, June 19th and then it’s on to the Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Saturday night, June 20th. The month of June concludes with ARDC’s first of two appearances at the Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 26th.
After opening the July 4th weekend at Linda’s on Friday the 3rd, ARDC is looking to spend the holiday with a race at Laneco on July 4th but this date has not yet been confirmed. It’s back to Mercer Speedway on Saturday, July 11th and then Big Diamond on Friday the 17th. July concludes with a Friday night show at Bridgeport on the 24th and then Path Valley on Saturday the 25th.
After a hectic June and July, ARDC will race at return to the Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 15th and then at Bridgeport on Friday, August 28th.
September shapes up with a possible Labor Day race at Port Royal (to be announced). ARDC returns to Williams Grove on Friday, September 18th and then it’s on to Path Valley the next day. September concludes with a Friday night show at Bridgeport’s quarter mile on Friday, September 25th.
The 2015 season concludes with shows at Linda’s on Friday, October 2nd and Thunder on the Hill at the Grandview Speedway on Saturday, October 17th when the 2015 ARDC Championship will be determined.
2015 promises to be an exciting season of racing for the American Racing Drivers Club as the wingless midgets are featured on a wide variety of speedways. Just the kind of versatility that has made midget racing so popular!
2015 ARDC SCHEDULE
3 – Linda’s Speedway (ARDC Season Opener)
18 – Path Valley Speedway
1 – Big Diamond Raceway
8 – Bridgeport 1/4 mile
24 – Thunder on the Hill at the Grandview Speedway
29 – Dixieland Speedway
30 – County Line Speedway
2 – Eastern Storm – Thunder on the Hill – Grandview
5 – Bridgeport 1/4 mile
6 – Eastern Storm – Port Royal
19 – Bedford Speedway
20 – Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway
26 – Williams Grove Speedway
3 – Linda’s Speedway
**4 – LANCO (tentative)
11 – Mercer Raceway
17 – Big Diamond Raceay
24 – Bridgeport 1/4 Mile
25 – Path Valley
15 – Lincoln Speedway
28 – Bridgeport 1/4 Mile
**7 – Port Royal (tentative)
18 – Williams Grove Speedway
19 – Path Valley Speedway
25 – Bridgeport 1/4 Mile
2 – Linda’s Speedway
17 – Thunder on the Hill – Grandview Speedway