Boxing Day is known as one of the biggest shows of the season at the infamous Western Springs Speedway venue. Crowds pack into the stadium to watch the Midget superstars from the USA, Australia and New Zealand, and this year is probably going to be the very best ever!!
Team NZ was announced a couple of weeks ago and includes Micheal Pickens, Bard Mosen and Brock Maskovich. The three are joined by Team Australia in Matt Smith, Kaidon Brown and Scott Farmer. The Australians have shipped their cars here, as they are running their own equipment.
Team USA has probably the best group of drivers ever assembled with current NASCAR superstar – Kyle Larson. Kyle has won it all at Western Springs and he returns to reassert his dominance. Christopher Bell has been here before and is coming off a couple of amazing years in both the NASCAR Truck Series championship and more recently the Xfinity Series. Then we have Tyler Courtney known as ‘Sunshine’ coming back to finish some unfinished business, as he was a standout driver last year.
The teams will be introduced to the crowd on Boxing Day followed by the first Test Race. There is a Test Race at each of the first 5 rounds with each team drawing marbles to determine their teams starting grids.
The United Truck Parts International Midget Series boasts a prize pool in excess of $110,000.
For all event details and online tickets go to www.springsspeedway.com