The lingering question surrounding the October 6-7-8 “Gold Crown Midget Nationals” at Tri-City Speedway in
That question became valid after Larson’s “clean sweep” of the recent “4-Crown Nationals” at Eldora Speedway in
In addition to raking in $28,000 for his “4-Crown” sweep, Larson also won the $15,000-to-win USAC Sprint race at
Jerry Coons Jr. and Darren Hagen will be looking to repeat their 2008 and 2010 “Gold Crown” victories in the three-night Midget racing extravaganza at the 3/8-mile dirt oval. Rain forced cancellation of the 2009 event.
Larson, the only driver this year to win in all three of USAC’s National racing series, Traxxas Silver Crown, AMSOIL Sprint and Mopar Midget, has propelled himself into title contention, now trailing Clauson by only 26.
Larson will be making his “Gold Crown Midget Nationals” debut but that shouldn’t deter him, based on previous 2011 results. His appearances at Oskaloosa,
The field for the “Gold Crown Midget Nationals” continues to grow and has already surpassed the “golden” figure of 50. Preliminary night features Thursday and Friday are 25 laps and Saturday’s main event is 50 laps.
TURN 2: Tickets! Get your tickets:Tickets for the 2011 Gold Crown Midget Nationals are all general admission and are priced as follows: Thursday and Friday ($20 each night), Saturday ($28). Kids 12 and under are free with a paid adult. Gates open at 5 p.m.
Tri-City Speedway is located in
MOPAR USAC NATIONAL MIDGET POINT STANDINGS
1-Bryan Clauson-945; 2-Darren Hagen-934; 3-Kyle Larson-929; 4-Tracy Hines-828; 5-Bobby East-753; 6-Caleb Armstrong-642; 7-Zach Daum-616; 8-Brad Kuhn-612; 9-Tanner Swanson-582; 10-Jerry Coons Jr.-564.