Confirmed. ARDC will be racing at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday July 18th.
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ARDC June 20th Grandview Speedway
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
Keystone Invasion is Next!
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!
2-IN-A-ROW FOR PIERSON WITH SUSQUEHANNA VICTORY
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”
BRIGHT BACK ON TOP AS USAC/ARDC MIDGETS HEAD FOR SUSQUEHANNA SATURDAY
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.
DMA CHAMP PIERSON GRABS 1ST USAC/ARDC WIN AT BIG DIAMOND
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”
Star Spangled Havoc USAC/ARDC Victory To Alex Bright At Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway
By BARRY ANGSTADT
Newmanstown, PA – Perhaps Alex Bright just enjoys races that fall on the first of the month, or maybe he shines when the track is heavy and super-tacky. Or, quite possibly, he is just that darn good when the USAC Eastern Regional Midgets presented by ARDC compete at Lanco’s Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway.
Bright, from Collegeville, Pa., stormed to victory in Saturday night’s Star Spangled Havoc event at the Clyde. It was his second consecutive triumph in the event that is held annually on the Independence Day holiday weekend, and his fourth straight stand-alone USAC/ARDC win at the Newmanstown oval. With the victory, Bright also becomes this season’s first two-time winner on the USAC/ARDC traveling circuit, adding to his April 1st triumph at Clyde Martin. And, to say that he scored a convincing win on Saturday is a serious understatement, as last year’s point champion lapped up to the fourth place finisher in the 30-lap A-Main.
“I knew I had to get to the front before Ryan did,” explained the winner, referring to runner-up Ryan Greth. “He’s really good, as everybody saw, and I had to work hard early to beat him to the lead.”
On the initial green, Bright darted from fifth to third as the inside lane opened up on the homestretch. At the same time, Adam Pierson moved from fourth to second as pole sitter Kenny Miller III dashed into the top spot. With one lap in the books, Bright ducked under Pierson in turns one and two. They rubbed wheels and Pierson spun as they exited the corner, bringing out the yellow flag.
On the restart, Bright threw a huge slide job on Miller, taking the lead as they blasted off turn two. Greth, who started sixth, was soon in position to challenge Miller for the runner-up spot, and seventh-starting Kyle Spence made it a three-car tussle before the next caution period with seven tours complete.
The ensuing restart provided Greth with the opportunity to try and steal the lead from Bright. Greth threw a slider in one and two, only to have Bright cross him over and nearly pull alongside on the backstretch. Greth held him off momentarily, but Bright countered Greth’s slider with one of his own in three and four to reclaim the lead. Greth tried to swing back under Bright on the front chute, but Alex shut the door on him as they entered turn one. Now securely back in front, Bright motored away from Greth and put on a fan pleasing, breath-taking show as he pounded the cushion (and sometimes hopped over it) in rim-riding style at both ends of the speedway.
The race went green from lap eight through the 27th circuit when Eric Heydenreich flipped in the fourth turn, causing a red flag situation. The tumble was not too serious and, once his car was put back on all four wheels, Heydenreich was pushed off and rejoined the field. Since he was one of only four cars on the lead lap at the time of his mishap, Heydenreich restarted and eventually finished in fourth place.
At the checkered, it was Alex Bright winning by more than three-seconds over Greth. “He’s just awesome here, ” said Greth afterward as he pointed towards the winner. “We had that one shot at him, but we’ll take second tonight and count it as a good points night. I am taking these races one at a time, but it’s hard not to think about the points thing when you are in our position.” Greth recently took the USAC/ARDC point lead, leap-frogging over Bright after a pair of top-ten finishes at Williams Grove on June 15 and 16.
Kenny Miller III, a rookie on the tour this season, recorded his best-ever finish by placing third. “I’m definitely feeling more comfortable in these things (Midgets) and much more comfortable running with these guys. I know this track well so I thought we could have a real good race tonight, and it worked out pretty well.”
Heydenreich rebounded after his flip to finish fourth, the last car on the lead lap. A wild three-car battle for fifth ended with Shawn Jackson narrowly beating Jimmy Glenn and Jay Hartman to the stripe.
USAC/ARDC heat race wins went to Greth and Bright.
This was the final tune-up for the mighty Midgets (at Lanco’s Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway) before the Tuesday, August 15 event featuring the cars and stars of the USAC National Midget Championship. The second annual Battleground: Lanco event will pit Bright, Greth, and the rest of the local Midget competitors against the best of the midwest, including last year’s Battleground victor Tanner Thorson, who will once again pilot one of the potent Keith Kunz Midgets during PA Midget Week.
Advance General Admission tickets for Battleground: Lanco are now on sale. They will be available at the track each Saturday, and mail order information is posted on the website: www.clydemartinspeedway.com.
Advance tickets will enable the holder to enter the facility one hour prior to walk-up ticket buyers so that blankets can be put down to save seats. Advance ticket holders will also be permitted to go into the pits for approximately two hours before the action begins.
The Hyper Racing Wingless 600 Sprints will join the USAC National Midgets on August 15.
USAC Eastern Regional Midgets presented by ARDC: Star Spangeld Havoc A-Main, 30 Laps: 1.Alex Bright, 2.Ryan Greth, 3.Kenny Miller III, 4.Eric Heydenreich, 5.Shawn Jackson, 6.Jimmy Glenn, 7.Jay Hartman, 8.Reed Saloney, 9.Mark Lowrey, 10.John Heydenreich, 11.Kyle Spence, 12.Rohan Beasley, 13.Adam Pierson, 14.Josh Heckman, 15.Brandon Yarlett, 16.AJ Bast.
BACON WINS “GROVE” USAC TRIPLE CROWN SHOWDOWN CLOSER
Mechanicsburg, PA……..Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla. led all but the first lap to win riday night’s 20-lap USAC Eastern Regional Midget feature presented by ARDC at Williams Grove Speedway. He passed Tanner Carrick on lap two and led the rest of the way in his Brown & Miller Racing Solutions/Black Watch Farms Beast/Toyota. Carrick took second ahead of Tanner Thorson, Spencer Bayston and Ryan Robinson.
USAC EASTERN REGIONAL MIDGETS PRESENTED BY ARDC RACE RESULTS: June 16, 2017 – Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania – Williams Grove Speedway – “USAC Triple Crown Showdown”
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Ryan Robinson (#71 Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 2. Ryan Greth (#4 Lesher), 3. Spencer Bayston (#97 Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 4. Alex Bright (#77 Bright), 5. Steve Buckwalter, (#25B Buckwalter), 6. Josh Heckman (#12 Heckman), 7. Shawn Jackson (#7J Jackson), 8. P.J. Gargiulo (#5 JHG), 9. Jason Rice (#57 Rice), 10. Jay Hartman (#24 Myers), 11. Rohan Beasley (#14B Beasley). 2:47.41
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps): 1. Brady Bacon (#76m FMR), 2. Tanner Carrick (#71k Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 3. Thomas Meseraull (#27 Heffner), 4. Tanner Thorson (#67 Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 5. Adam Pierson (#76E Mancini), 6. Holly Shelton (#67k Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 7. Kenny Miller (#23M Miller), 8. Andrew Layser (#35 Lesher), 9. John Heydenreich (#21 Mausteller), 10. Steve Craig (#55 Craig). 2:49.50
FEATURE: (20 laps) 1. Brady Bacon, 2. Tanner Carrick, 3. Tanner Thorson, 4. Spencer Bayston, 5. Ryan Robinson, 6. Holly Shelton, 7. Ryan Greth, 8. P.J. Gargiulo, 9. Shawn Jackson, 10. Kenny Miller, 11. Andrew Layser, 12. Jason Rice, 13. Steve Craig, 14. Alex Bright, 15. Jay Hartman, 16. Josh Heckman, 17. John Heydenreich, 18. Adam Pierson, 19. Rohan Beasley, 20. Steve Buckwalter, 21. Thomas Meseraull. NT
**Meseraull flipped at the start of the finish.
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Carrick, Laps 2-20 Bacon.
KRS GRAPHICS BRYAN CLAUSON BAD FAST AWARD PASSING POINT LEADER: Tanner Carrick
NEW USAC EASTERN REGIONAL MIDGET POINTS Presented by ARDC: 1-Greth-685, 2-A.Bright-671, 3-Jackson-559, 4-Miller-529, 5-Trevor Kobylarz-484, 6-B.Bright-462, 7-Pierson-461, 8-Tommu Kunsman Jr.-448, 9-Hartman-445, 10-Layser-433.
BAYSTON TAKES WILLIAMS GROVE’S “TRIPLE CROWN SHOWDOWN” MIDGET OPENER
Williams Grove, PA……..Spencer Bayston of Lebanon, Ind. led the final 16 laps to win Thursday night’s 20-lap USAC Regional Midget race presented by ARDC at Williams Grove Speedway. The race was part of the track’s USAC “Triple Crown Showdown.” Ryan Greth led the first four laps before yielding to Bayston’s Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Curb Records/TRD Bullet by Spike/Speedway Toyota. Brady Bacon finished second ahead of Ryan Robinson, Tanner Thorson and Tanner Carrick.
USAC EASTERN REGIONAL MIDGETS PRESENTED BY ARDC RACE RESULTS: June 15, 2017 – Williams Grove, Pennsylvania – Williams Grove Speedway – “USAC Triple Crown Showdown”
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Ryan Greth (#4 Lesher), 2. Steve Buckwalter, (#25 Buckwalter), 3. Trevor Kobylarz (#14 RT), 4. Holly Shelton (#67k Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 5. Spencer Bayston (#97 Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 6. Thomas Meseraull (#27 Heffner), 7. Adam Pierson (#76E Mancini), 8. Alex Bright (#77 Bright), 9. Tanner Thorson (#67 Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 10. Shawn Jackson (#7 Jackson). 3:01.79
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps): 1. Tommy Kunsman Jr. (#21 Kunsman), 2. Brady Bacon (#76m FMR), 3. Ryan Robinson (#71 Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 4. Tanner Carrick (#71k Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 5. P.J. Gargiulo (#5 JHG), 6. Josh Heckman (#12 Heckman), 7. Kenny Miller (#23M Miller), 8. Steve Craig (#55 Craig), 9. Jason Rice (#57 Rice), 10. Andrew Layser (#35 Lesher), 11. Rob Marhefka (#99 Marhefka). NT
ALSO AT THE TRACK: Rohan Beasley (#14B Beasley),
FEATURE: (20 laps) 1. Spencer Bayston, 2. Brady Bacon, 3. Ryan Robinson, 4. Tanner Thorson, 5. Tanner Carrick, 6. Ryan Greth, 7. Holly Shelton, 8. Thomas Meseraull, 9. Tommy Kunsman Jr., 10. Alex Bright, 11. Adam Pierson, 12. Steve Buckwalter, 13. Shawn Jackson, 14. Kenny Miller, 15. John Heckman, 16. Steve Craig, 17. Trevor Kobylarz, 18. Jason Rice, 19. Rob Marhefka, 20. P.J. Gargiulo, 21. Andrew Layser. NT
**Rice flipped during the second heat.
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: 1-4 Greth, Laps 5-20 Bayston.
KRS GRAPHICS BRYAN CLAUSON BAD FAST PASSING POINT LEADER: Tommy Kunsman Jr.
NEW USAC EASTERN REGIONAL MIDGET POINTS Presented by ARDC: 1-A.Bright-602, 2-Greth-578, 3-Kobylarz-484, 4-Jackson-468, 5-Brenden Bright-462, 6-Kunsman-448, 7-Miller-443, 8-Pierson-404, 9-Jay Hartman-387, 10-Brett Arndt-360.