[Special to Raul Romero]
The inaugural season for the newly-formed USAC Midwest Wingless Racing Association will commence in 2020 with 13 sprint car events across three states: Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma.
USAC Midwest Racing Association’s Raul Romero has founded the series based on quality, not quantity, with drivers and car owners in mind with a concise schedule of events close to its Midwest base.
“We’re focused on keeping the link between the track owners and regional series together to where it’s affordable,” Romero said. “We’re going to build up an amazing series to make it a great feeder for the USAC National series. The whole purpose of this is to support the National series and highlight some of our local drivers, but to also give them an opportunity to run where they can afford it and run for a championship with a shorter schedule.”
The series will have an open motor rule in what Romero describes as basically, a “run what you brung” deal that will follow the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car rulebook with the exception of no weight rule.
According to Romero, the philosophy of the series is to have one or two of the drivers take it up every year and move on to becoming a regular with USAC’s National touring series, and to have a great partnership with USAC while working hand-in-hand with USAC’s Wingless Sprints Oklahoma series.
“It is an honor and a privilege to partner with an organization focused on growth and the sport of open-wheel racing,” Romero exclaimed. “USAC is a proud name and I hold it very, very strong. We’re very honored for this series to carry that name.”
The series’ opening race is a co-sanctioned event with the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship on May 1 at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kans., one of four USAC MWRA events scheduled at the 4/10-mile dirt oval in 2020 with additional dates on June 26, July 31 and August 28.
Central Missouri Speedway in Warrensburg, Mo. marks the second USAC MWRA event on the calendar on May 9 where they’ll return for a midsummer date on July 25. The Show-Me State of Missouri welcomes the series five more times, all at I-35 Speedway in Winston, Mo. on May 16, June 13, July 18, August 15 and September 5.
Two co-sanctioned Border Battles with the USAC Midwest Wingless Racing Association vs. USAC Wingless Sprints Oklahoma will take place in 2020 with the initial meeting coming to 81 Speedway in Park City, Kans. on June 20 and the second at Enid Speedway in Enid, Oklahoma on August 22.
2020 USAC MIDWEST WINGLESS RACING ASSOCIATION SCHEDULE
- May 1: (N) Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kans.)
- May 9: Central Missouri Speedway (Warrensburg, Mo.)
- May 16: I-35 Speedway (Winston, Mo.)
- Jun 13: I-35 Speedway (Winston, Mo.)
- Jun 20: (O) 81 Speedway (Park City, Kans.)
- Jun 26: Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kans.)
- Jul 18: I-35 Speedway (Winston, Mo.)
- Jul 25: Central Missouri Speedway (Warrensburg, Mo.)
- Jul 31: Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kans.)
- Aug 15: I-35 Speedway (Winston, Mo.)
- Aug 22: (O) Enid Speedway (Enid, Okla.)
- Aug 28: Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kans.)
- Sep 5: I-35 Speedway (Winston, Mo.)
(N) represents a race with the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship
(O) represents a race with USAC Wingless Sprints Oklahoma