MILWAUKEE’S MOPAR .25 MIDGET “ROUND 8” THIS WEEKEND
USAC’s visit to the famed Milwaukee Mile this weekend includes Round Eight of the 2k11 “Generation Next Tour” for Mopar .25 Midgets.
A specially-constructed oval on the west edge of Wisconsin State Fair Park will host the weekend’s racing events, with numerous special guests expected to attend from the nearby Milwaukee Mile where the INDYCAR “Milwaukee 225” will be augmented with USAC’s TRAXXAS Silver Crown and Mopar National Midget Series.
Mopar .25 Midget participants will be fed pizza and refreshments, courtesy of Briggs & Stratton from noon-2 pm on Thursday. Race winners will receive a limited edition Briggs & Stratton “Flyer” model, a street-legal car built by Briggs dating back to the 1920’s. The car still ranks as the lowest-price production car in the country! In addition, each Mopar .25 driver will receive a limited edition t-shirt at the Briggs & Stratton display and a souvenir Milwaukee Mile collector’s card during registration.
Briggs & Stratton will also be displaying some of their company’s history, including racing engines, vehicles and products. Participants are urged to ask about the World Formula and M Series racing programs.
Practice is slated Thursday from 3-7 pm. Heats and Lower Mains will dominate Friday’s schedule, starting at 9 am. A-Mains will be Saturday, with victory lane ceremonies following. A special Mopar .25 Midget demonstration race will be presented on Sunday prior to the IZOD INDYCAR “Milwaukee 225” at the Milwaukee Mile.
In addition, Mopar .25 Midegt drivers will be part of the opening ceremonies on Sunday at the IZOD INDYCAR race.