2017 Champ Golobic Takes on Indiana Midget Week

By RICHIE MURRAY

SPEEDWAY, IN – Shane Golobic, who raced to an “Indiana Midget Week” title in 2017, will compete in all six races on the upcoming IMW mini-series June 4-9.

Golobic will pilot the Matt Wood Racing No. 17w sponsored by the “Hangtown 100,” the high-dollar paying, two-night USAC NOS Energy National and Western States Midget event on November 19-20 at California’s Placerville Speedway.

Golobic, of Fremont, Calif., won the Indiana Midget Week title two years ago on the strength of consistency, finishing 6th at Montpelier, 8that Gas City, 6th at Lincoln Park, 3rd at Bloomington, 4th at Lawrenceburg and 2nd in the finale at Kokomo to win the championship by a mere six points. He joins 2007 IMW titlist Jerry Coons, Jr. (Tucson, Ariz.) as the two past champs expected to compete for an “Indiana Midget Week” crown in 2019.

The lone USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget victory for Golobic came in the 2016 season opener, indoors at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill. where he captured the inaugural “Shamrock Classic.” That same year, he competed in his first “Indiana Midget Week,” finishing 10th in the IMW standings.




Golobic, who earned a degree in mechanical engineering from San Jose State University, has a racing resume that includes victories with the USAC Western States Midget (on both pavement and dirt) and the World of Outlaws as well as a runner-up finish in the final 2017 USAC National Midget standings and a sweep of the midget portion of the “Louie Vermeil Classic” in 2018 at California’s Calistoga Speedway.

Tuesday at Montpelier, pits open at 2pm (Eastern), front gates open at 3pm and cars hit the track for hot laps at 6pm with qualifying and racing immediately following. Sprint Cars and UMP Modifieds are also on the event card. Adult general admission tickets are $25, kids 12 and under are free with a paid adult. Pit passes are $30 apiece.

Wednesday at Gas City, pits open at 3pm (Eastern), front gates open at 5pm and hot laps begin at 6:30pm with qualifying and racing immediately following. Sprint Cars and 600cc Non-Wing Micro Sprints will also be racing. Adult general admission tickets are $25, kids 12 and under are free. Pit passes are $30 apiece.

Thursday at Lincoln Park, pits open at 3pm (Eastern) and hot laps begin at 6pm with qualifying and racing immediately following. Sprint Cars and MMSA Mini-Sprint will also be racing. Adult general admission tickets are $25, kids 10 and under are free. Pit passes are $30 apiece.

Friday at Bloomington, pits open at 3pm (Eastern), front gates at 5pm and hot laps begin at 6:30pm with qualifying and racing immediately following. Sprint Cars and MMSA Mini-Sprints will be on hand as well. Adult general admission tickets are $25, students with valid ID are $10, kids 12 and under are free. Pit passes are $30 apiece.

Saturday at Lawrenceburg, pits open at 3pm (Eastern), front gates open at 5pm and hot laps begin at 6pm with qualifying and racing immediately following. Sprint Cars and UMP Modifieds will join the Midgets. Adult general admission tickets are $25, kids 7-12 are $7. Children 6 and under are free. Pit passes are $30 apiece.

Sunday at Kokomo, pits open at 3pm (Eastern), front gates open at 3pm and hot laps begin at 6pm with qualifying and racing immediately following. It’ll be a true doubleheader with Sprint Cars and Midgets on the docket. Adult general admission tickets are $25, kids 12 and under are free. Pit passes are $30 apiece.