KOKOMO’S BRICKYARD MOPAR .25 MIDGET “QUALIFIER” THIS WEEKEND
This weekend’s Midwest District Championship is the final “qualifier” for USAC Mopar .25 Midget participants planning on competing in the July 6-10 “Battle at the Brickyard” Nationals at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
All participants at the KQMC National/Midwest Thunder Race will be issued automatic invitations to compete at Indy. This will be the final chance to secure a spot at the prestigious IMS event.
This weekend’s action at the KQMC track, located east of Kokomo, follows similar “qualifiers” at Braselton, Ga.’s Metro Atlanta and San Bernardino, Calif.’s Orange Show Clubs.
An added bonus for the young racers this weekend will be the same flagman who was in the flag stand for last weekend’s Indianapolis 500. Serving as the chief starter for this weekend’s Kokomo qualifier will be reknowned Indianapolis 500 Chief Starter Tom Hansing of Indianapolis.
The Kokomo activities begin with sign-ins and pill draws on Friday. Saturday’s Rookie, Junior/Senior/Heavy Honda and Light/Heavy 160 classes have practice at 9:30 and victory lane ceremonies follow the racing action. On Sunday it will be Junior/Senior Stock, Junior/Senior Animal, Mod, Light/Heavy World Formula, B, Light/Heavy AA and Half classes with practice and racing again followed by victory lane ceremonies.
The Comfort Suites in Brownsburg, Ind. has been designated as the Official Race Headquarters for the “Mopar Battle at the Brickyard.” A discounted room rate is available for thoise participating at Indy by calling the hotel at (317) 852-2000.
All the Kokomo action will be streamed live on usacracing.com.