USAC Midwest Midget Championship at Jefferson County Speedway in Two Weeks!

Lonnie Wheatley, FAIRBURY, Neb. (June 27, 2019) – A highlight of the Midget racing summer is rapidly approaching with the Riverside Chevrolet Midwest Midget Championship presented by Westin Packaged Meats and Schmidt’s Sanitation featuring the NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget series atop the 1/5-mile Jefferson County Speedway on July 12-13.

The fourth consecutive year of USAC Midget competition at Jefferson County Speedway will also include the Great Plains Flat Track Motorcycle Series on Friday and the JayHusker Non-Wing Micro Sprints on Saturday to round out the Jefferson County Fair weekend.

A festive atmosphere will be in place as always including a free concert at the beer garden after each night of racing action.

The Midwest Midget Championship at Jefferson County Speedway is the center point of USAC’s Midwest Midget Week that kicks off at Meeker, Oklahoma’s Red Dirt Raceway with “Tuesday Night Thunder” on July 9 before moving on to Kansas’ Concordia High Banks the next night for the “Chad McDaniel Memorial” and then wrapping up at Missouri’s Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex on Sunday night, July 14.

Ione, CA, native Justin Grant is the reigning champion of the USAC Midwest Midget Championship after wiring the field in last year’s 40-lapper at Jefferson County Speedway.  Nevada’s Tanner Thorson battled past Oklahoma’s Tyler Thomas to win the 2017 event at Jefferson County Speedway with Arizona’s Chad Boat outlasting Thomas to win the inaugural event atop the 1/5-mile clay oval in 2016.

General admission tickets to the event are just $20 for adults each night with high school students and younger just $5.  All access pit passes are available for $35.  There are also 150 reserved seats available in two-day packages for $50.

There are 30 reserved camping spots at the K&M Campground only a few hundred feet away from the racetrack, available in three-night packages for $100.

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Gates will open each night at 4:00 p.m. with qualifying at 6:30 p.m. and then racing at 7:00 p.m.

Along with title sponsor Riverside Chevrolet and presenting sponsors Westin Packaged Meats and Schmidt’s Sanitation, other sponsors that are making the “Midwest Midget Championship” possible include Napa Auto Parts, Pollman Appliance, Chappell Roofing, Ole’ Red 99.5, Side Trek Bar and Grill, Z-4 Trucking, Criner’s Corner, Vaughn Contracting, Starr Plumbing, Fairbury Chamber of Commerce, Jefferson County Visitors Committee, Budweiser, Hepfner Racing Products, Rod End Supply, Keizer Wheels, EMI, Mud-X, Speedway Motors, Outlaw Wings.

The 1/5-mile Jefferson County Speedway is located at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Fairbury, NE, at 56885 Pwf Rd, Fairbury, Nebraska 68352.

More information regarding the event is available at or by calling Cody Brewer at 405-823-8095.