OSWEGO, NY – Super DIRT Week has always featured the biggest stars in racing, and this year it’ll also showcase the future stars of the sport during the Quarter Midget & Microd Mania on Tuesday, Oct. 3.
The inaugural event, free to all spectators, will showcase various divisions of Microds and Quarter Midgets racing in the infield of Oswego Speedway for a unique and fun family night, which will also be broadcast live on DIRTVision – free for all to watch.
“We’re excited to invite the local Quarter Midget and Microd clubs to Super DIRT Week for an all-new night of racing that’s free for spectators to enjoy,” said Jeff Hachmann, Super DIRT Week Executive Director of Events. “Several drivers you see racing later in the week started their careers in Quarter Midgets and Microds. Now, before they become those super stars and Billy Whittaker Cars 200 winners, you’ll get to see where they started at Oswego Speedway.”
Working with the Syracuse Quarter Midget Club and Oswego Quarter Midget Club – part of the NASCAR Youth Series – and the Syracuse Microd Club, the night will feature multiple divisions with drivers ranging from 5 to 18 years old. It’ll be the first time in nearly 20 years that the Microd club has raced at Oswego Speedway and will be the Super DIRT Week debut for each club.
“Being a part of Super DIRT Week is an honor and exciting opportunity for our Quarter Midget and Microd drivers, putting them on the biggest stage of their young careers,” said Tom Wilcox, president of the Syracuse Quarter Midget an Microd Clubs. “We can’t thank World Racing Group enough for having us be a part of this big event and having the races on DIRTVision, which will be the first time in the history of both clubs that their races are streamed live.”
Several drivers from both clubs have gone on to have successful careers in motorsports. Drivers like Andrew Ferguson, Corey Barker and Dylan Zacharias went from the Microd Club to Modified racing. Zacharias is also a crew member on Super DIRTcar Series driver Peter Britten’s team.
Another Syracuse Microd graduate, Joe Gwilt, became a Daytona 500 winning race engineer with Ricky Stenhouse Jr. this year.
Gate 6 will open at 4 p.m. (ET) for Micord and Quarter Midget competitors. The front stretch gates will open at 5 p.m. with free admission to all spectators. Fans can park in the front stretch parking lot. On track action begins at 6 p.m.
Gate 2 will be open from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. for anyone wishing to purchase Super DIRT Week tickets for the rest of the week.
The event will help further kick off the 51st edition of Super DIRT Week, Oct. 2-8, featuring the Super DIRTcar Series, DIRTcar 358 Modifieds, DIRTcar Sportsman and DIRTcar Pro Stocks. It all builds to Sunday’s $51,000-to-win Billy Whittaker Cars 200.
For the full Super DIRT Week 51 schedule and to get your tickets ahead of time, CLICK HERE.
PHOTO: Courtesy of Mike Johnson, Fulton & Brewerton Track Photographer