Dirt Midget Association Finalizes Details, Plans Full 2012 Schedule at Bear Ridge Speedway
BY MARK McKEON
ELLINGTON, CT – The USAC Dirt Midget Association (DMA) held its final pre-season meeting at Seals-It headquarters on Sunday and reviewed plans for an every-other-week schedule at Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, VT. More than 60 current and potential members were on hand.
New drivers and car owners were introduced, technical issues were discussed and a question and answer period was held, prior to a complimentary lunch. “We came a long way in our first season,” New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame Member and DMA leader Ray Miller said, “and with additional cars, our second season should be even better.”
The additional members from Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut provide every indication that weekly fields should run between 20 and 25 cars.
“We need to take the momentum that we ended with last season, and carry it forward to the start of next season,” Bear Ridge owner/operator Butch Elms observed. “I know that your organization has grown and I can promise that the track will be ready for you.”
The USAC DMA season will begin on Saturday May 5 with the Jiffy Mart of Bradford Car Show, followed by KDD NAPA of Bradford Opening Night with double points at the speedway.
“Butch Elms and April May Preston have given DMA a home at Bear Ridge Speedway, and I just can’t wait to get back home on May 5th,” said DMA leader and Hall of Famer Skip Matczak.
Check out the Bear Ridge Speedway website at bearridgespeedway.com and the USAC DMA website at dmaracing.org for the latest info and updates.