RACE DATES: Tentative Schedule for 2019

April 27- Race #1

May 4th – Race #2

May 18th – Race #3

June 8th – Race #4

July 13th – Race #5

August 3rd – Race #6

August 10th – Race #7

September 14th – Race #8

October 5th – Race #9

 Must use USAC Spec. Tires


Pill Draw

Cost – $20.00 per Car/Driver

Sign-ins 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. (Sign-ins after 4:15 p.m. will start at the tail of their heat)

Open Practice 10:00 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m

Rookie Training  2:30 p.m – 3:00 p.m

Track Closed at 4:15pm

Drivers Meeting – 4:30 p.m.

Heats Start at 5:00pm

*ALL RACE TEAMS are required to have (1) ADULT representative at the handlers meeting. Any race team that is not represented at that time, their driver will start at the rear of the field for their heat race.

**The driver and his/her car must be present and race-ready, at the discretion of the tech director and/or safety director, at the time the driver signs-in.

***Sign-ins allowed up to the start of the feature race for that specific class

Heat Races – 5:00 p.m.

  • All Drivers will run at least 2 races.
  • No warm ups. Roll and Go.
  • 3 strikes will be scored as DNF and given finishing points, except in Rookie Classes. Rookie classes will continue racing even after 3+ strikes.
  • DQ based on flagrant call, tech or safety will be scored as DQ and receive only sign-in points.
  • All USAC rules apply, unless otherwise stated.
  • Midwest Thunder Code of Conduct in effect.
  • 5 lap work rule. After a race line up is determined and cars are in racing order,if there are cars in the work area, 5 laps will be given for cars once stopped in the work area to complete repairs and re-enter the race.
  • Feature races – Feature races will be straight up from the heat race finish.
  • In the event that we have more than a full field in one class, we will run 2 heats and a lower main to fill the feature. All cars will run at least 2 races, but we will only run one feature (Rookies no more than 8 cars, Jr. classes 10, Sr. & up 12 cars).


Red Rookie, Blue Rookie, W/F 300, Jr. Honda, Sr. Honda, Hvy. Honda, Jr. Animal,

Sr. Animal, Unrestricted Animal,Lt. 160, Hvy. 160, Mod W/F.

 LAPS: Heat Races:

Rookies – 15 Laps, Jr.’s – 20 Laps, Sr.’s & Up – 20 Laps


Rookies – 20 Laps, Jr.’s – 30 Laps, Sr.’s & Up – 40 Laps


  • No racing day will be cancelled prior to its scheduled start time.
  • Points will be awarded for completed features. Sign in and 1st place points will be awarded for all other races not completed.
  • Driver & car must be on-site and signed-in at the time the race is cancelled to receive points for any class(es) not completed.


Points awarded per the attached chart.  


Designate Track Fuel Station:

  • Speedway gas station on Old 27, north of I-69.
  • All classes will cross the scales after their heat race.
  • At the Tech Directors discretion, any car not making weight may be required to cross the scale prior to being allowed on the track for the feature race.
    • All cars will cross the scales after each Feature and the top 3 will go to impound.
    • All Rookies will have their Restrictor Plate pulled at Tech Directors discretion.
    • Class(es) will be drawn after the last feature to be teched.
    • Tech director may tech any car at any time at his/her discretion. 


  • Rookie participant, Heat & Feature winners will receive Stickers. 

END OF SEASON AWARDS – Must run 6 of 9 races to qualify:

  • Rookie – Participation Award
  • Top 3 in all other classes to be awarded (best 8 out of 9 finishes count).
  • Awards will be presented at the Year End Banquet.