USAC: Watson Seeking Second Title; Montpelier Kicks Off Inaugural Midwest Thunder Midget Slate

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INDIANAPOLIS — official series release — USAC photo —

Montpelier (Ind.) Motor Speedway will host USAC’s inaugural Midwest Thunder Midget Series race on Saturday, and 2015 USAC Midwest HPD Midget Champion Alex Watson tops the list of drivers hoping to get a head start on securing the season title.

Watson, of Columbus, Ohio, posted consistent finishes on his way to the 2015 crown and outpointed Jacob Stickle and Jacob Taylor along the way.

A total of 14 races are on tap for the 2016 Midwest Thunder Midgets, with 10 at Montpelier and four at Waynesfield (Ohio) Raceway Park. The season concludes September 17 at Montpelier.

Montpelier will also host the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars April 23 and the USAC National Midgets May 31.

USAC’s initial Montpelier races occurred in 2013, with Gage Walker scoring two wins. John Heydenreich and Toby Alfrey have also recorded victories in USAC HPD Midget competition at the quarter-mile, semi-banked clay oval.

 

2016 USAC Midwest Thunder Midget Series Schedule

April 2 — Montpelier Motor Speedway — Montpelier, Ind.

April 16 — Montpelier Motor Speedway — Montpelier, Ind.

May 7 — Montpelier Motor Speedway — Montpelier, Ind.

May 14 — Waynesfield Raceway Park — Waynesfield, Ohio

May 21 — Montpelier Motor Speedway — Montpelier, Ind.

June 4 — Waynesfield Raceway Park — Waynesfield, Ohio

June 18 — Montpelier Motor Speedway — Montpelier, Ind.

June 25 — Montpelier Motor Speedway — Montpelier, Ind.

July 9 — Waynesfield Raceway Park — Waynesfield, Ohio

July 16 — Montpelier Motor Speedway — Montpelier, Ind.

Aug. 6 — Waynesfield Raceway Park — Waynesfield, Ohio

Aug. 20 — Montpelier Motor Speedway — Montpelier, Ind.

Sept. 3 — Montpelier Motor Speedway — Montpelier, Ind.

Sept. 17 — Montpelier Motor Speedway — Montpelier, Ind.

CREDIT: USAC Racing

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