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Monday, 3 September 2018


#25 Jerry Coons, Jr. #25 Jerry Coons, Jr. Rich Forman Photo


Speedway, Indiana………Speed Shift TV will have exclusive live flag-to-flag coverage via pay-per-view of the September 5-6 Driven2SaveLives “BC39” presented by NOS Energy Drink USAC P1 Insurance National Midget race from the new dirt track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The broadcasts will begin at 5pm Eastern on both Wednesday and Thursday of the “BC39.”

This is a cannot-miss event with an entry list boasting an unprecedented 118 drivers from coast-to-coast and around the globe, a USAC National Midget record for a single race.

The lineup literally contains an entire field of past USAC National Midget feature winners, 24 in total, and eight past series champs including Dave Darland (2001 & 2002), Tracy Hines (2015), Christopher Bell (2013), Tanner Thorson (2016), Jerry Coons, Jr. (2006 & 2007), Russ Gamester (1989), Spencer Bayston (2017) and J.J. Yeley (2013), who’ve all won feature events.

In addition, USAC Midget feature winners entered for the “BC39” include Steve Buckwalter, Shane Cottle, Zach Daum, Tyler Courtney, Critter Malone, Billy Wease, Justin Grant, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Shane Golobic, John Heydenreich, Davey Ray, Zeb Wise, Kevin Thomas, Jr., current series point leader Logan Seavey, Brady Bacon and Chad Boat.

Plus, you have a number of successful drivers who’ve yet to break into a USAC National Midget victory lane such as C.J. Leary, Chris Windom, Matt Westfall, Shane Cockrum, Tyler Thomas, the most recent USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car last weekend at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway and USAC Eastern Midget point leader Alex Bright.

Yeley is the lone driver in the field to have competed in both the Indianapolis 500 and Brickyard 400 during his career.  However, he’s not the only one with stock car experience on the famed 2.5-mile paved oval surrounding the ¼-mile dirt track.  Eight-time Brickyard starter Landon Cassill plans to make his USAC debut at the “BC39.”

Five-time Indianapolis 500 starter Conor Daly of Noblesville, Indiana has recently announced his intentions to make his USAC National Midget debut in the “BC39” for Landon Simon Racing.

Chase Briscoe has a plethora of experience of the fendered variety as well dirt track, open wheel cars.  He combined those two talents to win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ stop at Eldora Speedway in July.

The Driven2SaveLives “BC39” presented by NOS Energy Drink kicks off the week of racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway leading up to the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard powered by Florida Georgia Line on Sunday, September 9.

The race will take place at the new quarter-mile dirt oval located inside turn three of the famed 2.5-mile oval and will include a unique format that concludes with a 39-lap feature Sept. 6 in the richest Midget racing event in recent history. The event will feature more than $70,000 in purse and incentives, including a $15,000 winner's purse - the largest in Midget racing.

For the first night of action on Wednesday, September 5, will feature hot laps, heat races and a pursuit race.  The public gates open at 3pm with cars set to get on track at 5pm.

On Thursday, September 6, on-track action will begin with hot laps, as all cars will practice with their respective qualifying races, before getting into the qualifying races and the alphabet mains, concluding with the A-Main event.  The public gates open at 3pm with cars set to get on track at 5pm.

Tickets are now on sale for the Driven2SaveLives “BC39” presented by NOS Energy Drink at the Dirt Track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on September 5-6 featuring the USAC P1 Insurance Midget National Championship.

Tickets and all the race info can be found on

Additionally, NBC Sports will broadcast a one-hour recap of the "BC39" on Friday, September 7, at 6pm Eastern.