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What will replace the Belleville Nationals for a BIG midget race?

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  • What will replace the Belleville Nationals for a BIG midget race?

    I was talking with the wife a few weeks ago about going to Belleville for the nationals this year since we haven't attended in about 20 years. SHOCKED to find out they are not scheduled.
    So, is there any plans to have a 2-3 day show anywhere to replace the nationals?
    ...Always follow the money

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    The Bellville Midget Nationals was replaced last year with the 305 Nationals.

    http://www.racechaseronline.com/spri...lle-nationals/

    I have no idea how they went, or if the 305's are back in2019.
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    • #3
      Knoxville would be a good choice as another big track, albeit without the banks. I'm really glad I got to experience the Belleville Nationals just about every year from '83 through about '98, and a few more after that.
      "He went into a tire barrier, which is certainly the nicest of all the barriers." -Bobby Unser, Denver '90

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      • #4
        Indiana Midget Week and the race at IMS are about the biggest left. If you want non wing in the plains states, Knoxville added a two day USAC race in July.

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        • #5
          Does anybody think that we are headed towards midgets and silver crown going away and front engine open wheel consisting solely of various displacements of sprint cars (with supermods on pavement tracks)?
          Some fans claim one series or another runs "real race cars." What's everybody else running, fake race cars? :confused:

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          • #6
            Originally posted by thehairpin View Post
            Does anybody think that we are headed towards midgets and silver crown going away and front engine open wheel consisting solely of various displacements of sprint cars (with supermods on pavement tracks)?
            I don't think so. Silver Crown has seen an uptick in resent years and Powri along with USAC still seem to be producing really good Midget racing. It's a bit uncertain here in the east with ARDC, but we had 21 cars at an unsanctioned race this past weekend for Midgets at Lincoln Speedway so maybe there is still hope back here in the east for midget racing.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by DavidM View Post

              I don't think so. Silver Crown has seen an uptick in resent years and Powri along with USAC still seem to be producing really good Midget racing. It's a bit uncertain here in the east with ARDC, but we had 21 cars at an unsanctioned race this past weekend for Midgets at Lincoln Speedway so maybe there is still hope back here in the east for midget racing.
              Midgets are thriving around here in the Midwest as long as it's the shorter tracks. The only threat to silver crown is seeing the mile dirt tracks keep disappearing. Those have the strongest support in terms of car counts but next year they will be down to the last two in existence and both left are the property of Illinois.

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              • #8
                This year's Western World at Arizona Speedway is a combined 410 sprint car and Midget show. The Midget show is a combined USAC National and Western States (Which usually gets car counts in the high teens). it'll be interesting to see how many cars will show for that race.
                "We let bygones be under the bridge..." AJ Foyt

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