We are no longer scheduled to race Friday June 25th at Big Diamond Speedway, sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Our next scheduled race is July 17th at Lincoln Speedway.
American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) Midgets……..Shawn Jackson of Bear, DE led all 20 laps to win last Friday night’s 20-lap ARDC Midget race at Big Diamond Speedway. Jackson won using a production-based Honda powerplant. Jake Winters, driving Jimmy Glenn’s second entry, was also powered by a Honda engine and finished 4th overall. This may be a good sign that the switch in engine rules will be the resurgence ARDC needs. Heat Winners were Shawn Jackson and Jimmy Glenn. From the drop of the green in the feature it was Shawn Jackson leading the way. He would have to hold off charges from Michael Markey in his Fontana powered midget, but would come out victorious.
Next up, the ARDC Midgets will compete alongside the winged 600cc micros at the newly built Bloomsburg Fairgrounds Raceway in Bloomsburg, PA on Thursday May 27th. Prior to the race there will be a meet and greet at Marley’s Brewery and Grille from 1-3PM.
Feature Finish: 1) Shawn Jackson 2) Michael Markey 3) Jimmy Glenn 4) Jake Winters 5) Steve Craig 6) Joe Thomas 7) Shannon Mausteller 8) Randy Mausteller 9) Kenney Johnson 10) JR Booth DNF 11) Eric Heydenreich DNF 12) Zach Curtis DNS
The American Race Drivers Club is looking forward to an exciting 2021 season of Wingless Midget racing with an 8 to 9 race schedule. Visits to Big Diamond and Lincoln are already scheduled, other tracks to be announced soon and will most likely include the recently announced Bloomsburg Fair Speedway.
“We are still firming up the dates with the tracks.” Said Shannon Mausteller, ARDC President. “ We are excited to hopefully return to the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds and to make up for missed races in 2020.”
ARDC will also implement a set of engine rules using production passenger car engines to align with the Badger Midget Racing Association and other Midget racing organizations. The engine change will be effective immediately, but will allow current purpose-built engines (Gaerte, Fontana, etc.) to compete for a 3 year transition period.
“The cost of these OEM based engines will make midget racing more affordable and enable others to experience just how much fun midget racing really is.” said Mausteller.
The rules allow all production car engines, with a maximum displacement of 2.4 liters. Engines must be four cylinder, inline and have no more than four valves per cylinder. All engines will have OEM blocks, cylinder heads and crankshafts. Engines currently in use by other organizations are Chevrolet, Ford, Honda and Mazda.
Currently these engines are being built by many engine builders as well as competitors building their own. Below is a short list of builders with engines in use by Badger Midget Racing Association:
REV Motorsports (https://revmotorsportsllc.com/index.html https://www.facebook.com/revmotorsportsllc
MWR Technology ( http://www.mwrtechnology.com/ https://www.facebook.com/mwrtech-),
Mark Ray (https://www.facebook.com/rayracingent) and
Level 5 Motorsports,Rick Kippley 608-345-8209.
The ARDC rule book already has these rules in place. A full schedule will be released as soon as possible.
Confirmed. ARDC will be racing at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday July 18th.
ARDC will not be racing at Grandview Speedway on June 20th even though they may be racing. I will work with them and hopefully we can reschedule.
In 1939 a racing visionary by the name of Bill Schindler saw the need for more organization in the sport of midget auto racing. Schindler, along with others formed the American Racing Drives Club or as they became more commonly known as ARDC.
On Friday, May 1st the Mighty Midgets of ARDC returns to the 3/8th mile Big Diamond Speedway. The high banked, multi groove surface of the Coal Region track has produced high speed side by side action for several years.
Lincoln Speedway is on the schedule for the following weekend, May 9th and will host a second race on July 18th.On May 9th the 410 Sprint Cars and the 358 Sprint Cars will also be on the card for the York County Racing Club night. July 18th the Midgets be will be joined by the 410 Sprint Cars and Super Sportsmen.
ARDC will return to Grandview Speedway, sandwiched between the Lincoln dates, along with the Modifieds and the Sportsmen on June 20th. The high banked 1/3 mile was the last Speedway in Pennsylvania to host the Midgets on a regular basis.
“We are beyond excited to get the wingless Midgets back on the local speedways to show fans our exciting brand of racing.” Organizer Shannon Mausteller said. “We currently have the four dates lined up for 2020, with hopefully more to come for 2021.”
“With a focus on sprint car and modified tracks expect to see one of the big car drivers strap into a Midget as Steve Buckwalter, did for the win, last May at Lincoln.”
“The driver roster is not set other than to say you can expect to see many of your favorite drivers testing their meddle.” Mausteller continued.
View the complete schedule as well as all breaking news at ardcmidget.com and visit us on Facebook at American Racing Drivers Club – ARDC and Twitter at ARDC Midgets.
If you are interested in being a marketing partner contact Shannon Mausteller at 570-441-4692.
ARDC 2020 Schedule:
Friday May 1st; Big Diamond Speedway
Saturday May 9th; Lincoln Speedway
Saturday June 20th; Grandview Speedway
Saturday July 18th; Lincoln Speedway
Next racing for the USAC Eastern Regional Midgets presented by ARDC is the Keystone Invasion Midget week with the National USAC Midgets. The stars of USAC and ARDC will battle side by side and three wide for four nights in Pennsylvania.
First up is Sunday August 13th at Susquehanna Speedway where Adam Pierson just grabbed his second win of the ARDC season this past Saturday night
Then the tour heads to Path Valley Speedway on Monday the 14th of August. This will be the 2nd national midget event at Path Valley. 2015 was the first event and was won by Rico Abreu. The 2016 event was rained out
The third race is Tuesday August 15th at Lanco’s Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway where last year Tanner Thorson won after going to the rear of the field for a spin early in what is considered by many one of if not the best race in all of Central Pennsylvania of 2016.
After being off Wednesday (wednesday will be used as a makeup for Susquehanna or Path Valley) midget week’s finale will be at Linda’s Speedway Thursday August 17th for the first time ever for the USAC National Midgets
ARDC has rained out at every scheduled event in 2017 at Linda’s Speedway.
This is one of the most anticipated weeks of racing in Central PA this year and if last year and ARDC this year is any indication every race will be a barn burner. Look forward to seeing everyone help support midget racing in Central PA!
Adam Pierson is interviewed after his Susquehanna win.
York Haven, PA……..Adam Pierson of Bradford, Vt. picked up his second straight USAC Regional Midget race pesented by ARDC Saturday night at Susquehanna Speedway, leading the final 10 laps to win the 20-lapper over Ryan Greth, Tommy Kunsman Jr., Brett Arndt and P.J. Gargiulo. Arndt led the first 10 laps. Alex Bright was treated and released from a nearby hospital after being struck by a broken drive line.
USAC EASTERN REGIONAL MIDGETS PRESENTED BY ARDC RACE RESULTS: July 29, 2017 – York Haven, Pennsylvania – Susquehanna Speedway – 16th Annual “York County Nationals”
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Tommy Kunsman Jr. (#21 Kunsman), 2. Adam Pierson (#76E Mancini), 3. Ryan Wilson (#23M Miller), 4. Josh Heckman (#12 Heckman), 5. Shawn Jackson (#7J Jackson), 6. Jason Rice (#57 Rice), 7. Steve Craig (#55 Craig), 8. Rohan Beasley (#14B Beasley), 9. Alex Bright (#77 Bright), NT
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps): 1. Brett Arndt (#46 Arndt), 2. Ryan Greth (#4 Lesher), 3. Trevor Kobylarz (#14 RT), 4. P.J. Gargiulo (#5 JHG), 5. Andrew Layser (#35 Lesher), 6. Kenny Miller (#23M Miller), 7. Shannon Mausteller (#21 Mausteller), 8. Tyler Rivard (#37 Rivard). NT
FEATURE: (20 laps) 1. Adam Pierson, 2. Ryan Greth, 3. Tommy Kunsman, Jr., 4. Brett Arndt, 5. P.J. Gargiulo, 6. Ryan Wilson, 7. Kenny Miller, 8. Josh Heckman, 9. Shawn Jackson, 10. Jason Rice, 11. Andrew Layser, 12. Steve Craig, 13. Shannon Mausteller, 14. Rohan Beasley, 15. Trevor Kobylarz. NT
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 10 Arndt, Laps 11-20 Pierson.
NEW USAC EASTERN REGIONAL MIDGET POINTS Presented by ARDC: 1-Greth-1,067, 2-Bright-972, 3-Jackson-885, 4-Miller-864, 5-Pierson-813, 6-Kobylarz-674, 7-Heckman-647, 8-Jay Hartman-631, 9-Layser-613, 10-Kunsman-578.
NEXT USAC EASTERN REGIONAL MIDGET RACE Presented by ARDC: August 13 – York Haven, PA – Susquehanna Speedway – “Sunoco/Insinger Fuels Showdown”
USAC/ARDC Midget point leader #77 Alex Bright. David Nearpass Photo
Alex Bright is back on top the USAC Eastern Regional Midget Series presented by ARDC as the series returns to Susquehanna Speedway in York Haven, Pa. this Saturday night, July 29. He’ll try to notch his first 2017 Susquehanna victory after finishing fourth and second in two previous outings.
Ryan Greth and Trevor Kobylarz own the two 2017 Susquehanna wins so far. Greth is second in the points, just eight back of Bright, while Kobylarz in seventh in the standings.
USAC Speed2 DMA Midget Champion Adam Pierson of Bradford, Vt. led all 20 laps to win last Friday night’s USAC Regional Midget feature presented by ARDC at Big Diamond Speedway in Pottsville, Pa.
The win was Pierson’s first in USAC/ARDC action as he beat new point leader Bright, Kobylarz, Shawn Jackson and Greth.
2017 USAC Eastern Midget Series (Presented by ARDC) Standings: 1-Alex Bright-943, 2-Ryan Greth-935, 3-Shawn Jackson-792, 4-Kenny Miller-762, 5-Adam Pierson-676, 6-Jay Hartman-631, 7-Trevor Kobylarz-609, 8-Josh Heckman-548, 9-Andrew Layser-530, 10-Brenden Bright-462.
Winner Adam Pierson SDS Photography
Pottsville, PA……..USAC Speed2 DMA Midget Champion Adam Pierson of Bradford, Vt. led all 20 laps to win Friday night’s USAC Regional Midget feature presented by ARDC at Big Diamond Speedway. The win was Pierson’s first in USAC/ARDC action as he beat new point leader Alex Bright, Trevor Kobylarz, Shawn Jackson and Ryan Greth.
USAC EASTERN REGIONAL MIDGETS PRESENTED BY ARDC RACE RESULTS: July 21, 2017 – Pottsville, Pennsylvania – Big Diamond Speedway
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Adam Pierson (#76E Mancini), 2. Alex Bright (#77 Bright), 3. Trevor Kobylarz (#14 RT), 4. Kenny Miller (#23M Miller), 5. Brett Arndt (#46 Arndt), 6. Randy Mausteller (#21 Mausteller), 7. Jason Rice (#57 Rice), 8. Josh Heckman (#12 Heckman). NT
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps): 1. Kenney Johnson (#46k Johnson), 2. Tim Buckwalter, (#29 Seymour), 3. Ryan Greth (#4R Lesher), 4. Shawn Jackson (#7J Jackson), 5. P.J. Gargiulo (#5 JHG), 6. Andrew Layser (#35 Lesher), 7. Jay Hartman (#24 Myers). NT
FEATURE: (20 laps) 1. Adam Pierson, 2. Alex Bright, 3. Trevor Kobylarz, 4. Shawn Jackson, 5. Ryan Greth, 6. Kenny Miller, 7. P.J. Gargiulo, 8. Andrew Layser, 9. Jason Rice, 10. Randy Mausteller, 11. Jay Hartman, 12. Kenney Johnson, 13. Brett Arndt, 14. Josh Heckman, 15. Tim Buckwalter. NT
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 – 20 Pierson.
NEW USAC EASTERN REGIONAL MIDGET POINTS Presented by ARDC: 1- A.Bright-943, 2-Greth-935, 3-Jackson-792, 4-Miller-762, 5-Pierson-676, 6-Hartman-631, 7-Kobylarz-609, 8-Heckman-548, 9-Layser-530, 10-Brenden Bright-462.
NEXT USAC EASTERN REGIONAL MIDGET RACE Presented by ARDC: July 29 – York Haven, PA – Susquehanna Speedway – 16th Annual “York County Nationals”