USAC Midgets, Lucas Oil LM & Knoxville WoO Sprints Called Off

Rain & Cold Nix Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Illinois Doubleheader
BATAVIA, OH – The forecast for rain on Thursday and Friday, followed by extremely cold temperatures on Saturday has forced track and Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series officials to cancel this weekend’s doubleheader at Tri-City Speedway and Macon Speedway.
With no suitable make-up dates, neither event will be rescheduled.
“We’ve been in constant communication with both venues all week continuously evaluating the situation. Unfortunately, the weather just isn’t in our favor this weekend,” said Series Director Rick Schwallie. “These decisions are never easy, however with the forecast for rain and temperatures falling to the low 40’s at race time on Saturday, we all agree this is in the best interest of our fans and race teams.”
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series shifts its focus to a Northeast tripleheader. The tour will make its inaugural appearance at Georgetown (Del.) Speedway on Friday, April 28 for the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial. From there, teams head west for the annual Conococheague 50 at Hagerstown (Md.) Speedway. The Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway will close out the weekend on Sunday, April 30 with the Battle in The Borough.
For the latest news, results, championship standings and more about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, please visit


Cold Temperatures, Extreme Wind Chills Cancel Knoxville Event

KNOXVILLE, IA– With an outlook of plummeting temperatures and wind chills below freezing this weekend, World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series officials together with Knoxville Raceway staff have canceled the Xtream powered by Mediacom Showdown.

Precision Weather Service and local weather experts determined conditions would turn severe following heavy rain on Thursday, negatively affecting the fan and competitor experiences, which led officials to cancel today to prevent unnecessary travel.

If you purchased a ticket in advance, visit for more information.

The World of Outlaws now turn its attention to next weekend’s Illinois, Indiana double header at Tri-City Speedway (Granite City, IL) on April 28 and Tri-State Speedway (Haubstadt, IN) on April 29. For tickets to Tri-City Speedway, CLICK HERE. For tickets to Tri-State Speedway, call (812) 768-6025.

The World of Outlaws will make their next visit to Knoxville on June 9-10. For tickets, CLICK HERE.

If you can’t make it to the track, catch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

USAC Midget Kokomo Grand Prix Suffers Cold & Rain
KOKOMO, IN-The 2023 Kokomo Grand Prix, scheduled for Friday and Saturday night, April 21-22, has been canceled.
The cancellation comes due to forecasted cold weather that calls for temperatures in the high 30s and low 40s along with a high chance of precipitation during both nights of the event at Indiana’s Kokomo Speedway.
The early call was made in consideration of competitors and fans traveling long distances.
The Kokomo Grand Prix will not be rescheduled in 2023.
USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship racing returns to Kokomo Speedway for the finale of the 19th annual edition of USAC Indiana Midget Week on Sunday night, June 11.
The USAC National Midget season will now open on May 19-20, for the series’ first visit to Belleville, Kansas in six seasons. Friday night’s feature will be 30 laps and Saturday night’s main event is slated for 40 circuits on the Belleville short track. USAC Silver Crown will also compete during the Belleville weekend, where they will practice on Friday, then go hammer down for 50 laps on Saturday night on the high banks.
Racing action for USAC’s national divisions resumes on Wednesday night, April 26, at Arkansas’ Texarkana 67 Speedway followed by Rocket Raceway Park in Petty, Texas on Thursday, April 27. The final two events of the four-race weekend bring the series to Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas on Friday, April 28, and Saturday, April 29. All four events on the trip will be co-sanctioned by USAC and the ASCS Elite Sprint Car series.