The American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) heads to the Big Diamond Speedway this Friday night for its third event of the 2015 season.
The first two races have produced two first time winners in ARDC competition. Will there be a third on Friday or will another driver add a win to his total?
Danny Stratton was the winner of the season opener at Linda’s Speedway with Ryan Greth earning his first win the next night at Path Valley. Trevor Kobylarz chased both drivers to the checkered flag and will be looking for his first win on the Big Diamond track. 2014 ARDC Champion, Steven Drevicki started out the season with two top five finishes and has to be considered a threat wherever the wingless midgets travel. Bruce Buckwalter Jr. had an outstanding season opener until mechanical failure took him out of the running while leading the main event. He will look to return to that form in Big Diamond midget action.
Several drivers will be making their first starts of the 2015 season.
Billy Pauch Jr. and Ryan Watt are expected to do double duty on Friday night, racing in both the Modified and Midget portions of the show. Pauch will wheel the DeGre Engineering #28 as a team car to Drevicki. Pauch has two ARDC Midget victories to his credit in past seasons. Watt is expected to be in the cockpit of the RT Racing #20 as a team mate to 2013 ARDC Champion, Trevor Kobylarz. Watt is still looking for his first ARDC victory but has several podium finishes to his credit. Watt was a recent winner at Big Diamond with his Modified, winning the Money in the Mountains event just two weeks ago.
2012 ARDC Champion, Tim Buckwalter spends most of his time wheeling a Small Block Modified these days but Buckwalter will take over the cockpit of the Mike Heffner owned, Leland.com #27 midget on Friday night at Big Diamond as he makes his first ARDC start of the season.
Mark and Brian Gilmore, the racing brothers from Hackettstown, NJ will be prepared to make their first start of the season. Mark picked up his best ever ARDC finish in the season opener at Big Diamond several years ago.
There will be plenty of side by side and three wide racing when the ARDC Midgets take to the Big Diamond Speedway on Friday night!