16 EASTERN FOCUS DATES ANNOUNCED
The 2012 USAC Eastern Focus Midget schedule announced today lists 16 events at five different speedways, all on pavement.
Ace Speedway in Altamahaw, N.C. hosts the openers March 30 and 31 in conjunction with USAC Mopar National Midget events and the closer on September 3. A special three-race “Eastern Midget Week” which includes Concord (N.C.) Motorsports Park, Ace Speedway and Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway in early August highlights the 2012 calendar.
Concord will host a total of nine races between mid-May and early-August, while Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway and Grundy County Speedway in Morris, Ill. join Ace Speedway is hosting races awarding points toward both the Eastern and Midget championships.
Nick Drake of Mooresville, N.C. is the defending USAC Eastern Ford Focus Midget Champion and claimed his second USAC National Ford Focus title in 2011.
“Our Eastern series is shaping up for some really exciting events in 2012, starting with the big two-night event in March at Ace Speedway,” states USAC’s James Spink. “The return of the mid-week schedule at Concord has received positive feedback and we’re looking forward to that as well.”
2012 Eastern Focus Midget Series Schedule
March 30 @Altamahaw, NC/Ace Speedway
March 31 @Altamahaw, NC/Ace Speedway
May 17 Concord, NC/Concord Motorsports Park
May 30 Concord, NC/Concord Motorsports Park
June 6 Concord, NC/Concord Motorsports Park
June 13 Concord, NC/Concord Motorsports Park
June 20 Concord, NC/Concord Motorsports Park
June 27 Concord, NC/Concord Motorsports Park
July 11 Concord, NC/Concord Motorsports Park
July 18 Concord, NC/Concord Motorsports Park
August 1 #Concord, NC/Concord Motorsports Park
August 3 #Altamahaw, NC/Ace Speedway
August 4 #Hickory, NC/Hickory Motor Speedway
August 10 @Plymouth, IN/Plymouth Speedway
August 11 @Morris, IL/Grundy County Speedway
September 3 Altamahaw, NC/Ace Speedway
@=Also award Midwest points
#=Eastern Midget Week