Wednesday, 16 September 2020


Brandon Piastka & Manny Dias battle for position with the USAC DMA series at Vermont's Bear Ridge Speedway. Brandon Piastka & Manny Dias battle for position with the USAC DMA series at Vermont's Bear Ridge Speedway. John DaDalt Photo




Saturday, September 19: Bear Ridge Speedway – Bradford, Vermont

The final USAC DMA SpeeD2 Midget event of the season arrives this Saturday night, September 19, at Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, Vt.

The format will feature double points for all competitors.  Time trials will determine the starting line-up for the first 10-lap segment with the fast qualifier on the pole for that race.  The second segment will be a 15-lap race with an inverted start based on the finish of the first segment.  The third segment will be a 20-lap race with an inverted start based on the finish of the second segment.

Points will be accumulated throughout all three segments with the lowest point total being the winner.  For example, a driver finishing 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the three races will receive six points.  If another driver finishes 1st, 1st and 2nd, that individual will receive four points and will finish ahead of the driver with six points in the final rundown.

Seth Carlson (Stafford, Conn.), winner of the last two and four overall this season at Bear Ridge, leads the standings by a 76-point margin over Justin Phillips (West Suffield, Conn.), Brandon Piastka (West Suffield, Conn.), Manny Dias (Danielson, Conn.) and reigning champ Will Hull (Plainfield, Mass.), three times a Bear Ridge victor in 2020.

Pits open at 3pm ET, front gates at 4pm and racing at 6pm.  General admission tickets are $12.00 for adults, $10 for Seniors age 62-plus and $2 for kids age 11 and under.  Pit passes are $15 for members and $20 for on-members.  Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes, C.A. Miller Limited Late Models, Dirt Stockers and Peanut’s Auto LLC Four Cylinders will also be on hand.

USAC DIRT MIDGET ASSOCIATION POINTS: 1-Seth Carlson-523, 2-Justin Phillips-447, 3-Brandon Piastka-438, 4-Manny Dias-436, 5-Will Hull-426, 6-Justin Sheridan-406, 7-Jeff Horn-347, 8-Melvin Pierson-338, 9-Floyd Billington-315, 10-Tim West-312.



Saturday, September 19: Dillon Motor Speedway – Dillon, South Carolina

For the 12th time, South Carolina’s Dillon Motor Speedway plays host to the USAC Eastern SpeeD2 Midgets this Saturday night, Sept. 19.

Sam Hatfield and Preston Lattomus each won features there last year with the series.  Two-time 2020 series winner Jessica Bean (Farmland, Ind.) leads the series by 17 points over Hunter Wise (Allentown, Pa.), who’s won the past two races on the schedule.  Chris Lamb (Colfax, N.C.), also a two-time winner, runs third in the standings and trails Bean by just 24 points.

Late Models, Super Trucks, The Challenger, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, Mini Cups, Low Country Legend Cars and the Banger Division are also on the card.  Gates open at 10am ET with practice at 11:15am, qualifying at 3pm and racing at 5pm.  General admission tickets for adults are $12 with kids age 11 and under free.  Pit passes and hill parking are $25 each.

USAC EASTERN SPEED2 MIDGET POINTS: 1-Jessica Bean-368, 2-Hunter Wise-351, 3-Chris Lamb-344, 4-Sam Mazzo-242, 5-Bradley Swift-234, 6-Mason Hoskins-232, 7-John Inman-122, 8-Daytona Spicola-62, 9-Scott Hunter-60, 10-Peyton Ferree-53.



Saturday, September 19: Petaluma Speedway – Petaluma, California

USAC West Coast Sprint Cars will invade California’s Petaluma Speedway this Saturday, September 19th, for a special non-points event.

Promoted by Rick Faeth, Super Stocks, Dwarf Cars, and Mini Stocks will join the action-packed showcase.  The pit gates will open at noon, but the grandstands are CLOSED.

Practice starts at 5pm PT, and racing at “The Fastest 3/8 Mile Dirt Oval in Northern California” will begin at 6pm.

For event information, visit the track’s website at www.petaluma-speedway.com or call 707.763.7223 (RACE).

FloRacing will have live flag-to-flag coverage of the event at https://bit.ly/3frPoW6.