Mel Kenyon Midget Series Returns
The Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis Speedrome® is proud to announce the return of the USSA Mel Kenyon Midget Series on two occasions in 2014. The Mel Kenyon Midget Series will be featured as a part of Opening Night on April 12th. Then, the June 7th race will be known as the Mel Kenyon Classic. This special event will honor the division namesake and man recognized worldwide as the “King of the Midgets”. The blockbuster Saturday April 12th evening showcase will also feature the Advance Auto Sales Late Models, Stocks, IndyAutoRecyclers.com Roadrunners, Hornets, Circle City Pyrotechnics Junior Faskarts, and Junior Hornets. The first green flag will wave at 7pm.
“Our racers are all excited to return to the Speedrome”, said USSA President Don Kenyon. “The Speedrome is a perfect track for our brand of racing and all of us look forward to April 12th”. The one-fifth-mile oval has long been a proving ground for drivers in open wheel cars and officials of USSA look forward to working with the new owners and management of the Speedrome as they begin a new chapter in the historic tracks story. “Midgets have been a rich part of the tracks tradition”, proclaimed Speedrome Managing Partner Larry Curry. “Having the Kenyon’s and the USSA on our 2014 schedule is very exciting”. The initial event ever held at the Speedrome was a Midget race held on September 9, 1941. The most recent open wheel main was a USSA Mel Kenyon Midget Series clash topped by Dameron Taylor on July 20, 2012.
Designed to be an affordable racing series, the Mel Kenyon Midget Series is for open wheel racers on a budget, drivers looking for open wheel racing experience and competitors who just want a fun and competitive series that keeps the travel reasonable. Bryan Clauson, Justin Allgaier, Dakota Armstrong, Bobby East, Chris Windom, Jacob Wilson and many more have raced Kenyon Midgets during their careers. For more information on being a part of the USSA Mel Kenyon Midget Series, contact Don Kenyon at (765) 482-4273 or Eric Bunn at (317) 413-9763.
**Courtesy of Indianapolis Speedrome
Here is a video from Jessica Bean winning a Mel Kenyon Midget Race: