2ND “BATTLE AT THE BRICKYARD” STARTS JULY 7
The 2nd Annual “Battle at the Brickyard” is slated July 7-10, with parking and initial sign-in scheduled on Tuesday, July 6 for the more than 250 USAC Mopar .25 Midget drivers and entrants coming from all over America to race in the shadow of the famed Pagoda in the infield of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Following a Tuesday night shop tour courtesy of Sarah Fisher Racing, participants will convene at the specially-constructed course in the IMS infield to practice and compete in preliminary heat races on Wednesday, July 7. Competition will then continue through Saturday’s A-Mains, with victory lane ceremonies culminating the action, showcasing the top three finishers in each class and all “rookies.”
The world will be watching via the live streaming video on USAC’s website: www.usacracing.com. The event also attracted some nationally-renowned drivers last year, including stars of the IZOD Indy-Car Series and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series to view the action featuring tomorrow’s stars first-hand.
Participants receiving invitations to this year’s “Battle at the Brickyard” included 2010 USAC “Generation Next” point leaders: Neal Allison of Greensboro, NC (Junior Rookie Class), Sophia Fedele of Westfield, IN (Senior Rookie), Christian Pitman of Christiana, TN (Junior Honda and Junior Stock), Mark Miller of Mooresville, NC (Senior Honda), Michael Fanelli of Rio Rancho, NM (Heavy Honda), Skyler Dale of La Cresta, CA (Senior Stock), Nathan McCauley of Millersport, OH (Mod), Garrett Jones of West Palm Beach, FL (Light World Formula and Light 160), Katlyn Stanley of Concord, NC (Heavy World Formula and Heavy 160), Bryan Dawson of Phoenix, AZ and Joshua Jackson of Albuquerque, NM (B Class), Ross Rankine of Willard, OH (Senior Animal and Light AA), Gage Walker of Fairland, IN (Light AA), Erika Newcombe of Pickerington, OH (Heavy AA) and Zeb Wise of Angola, IN (Junior Animal).