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Typically, these four cylinder engine cars have to horsepower and weigh 1, pounds. The high power and small size of the cars combine to make midget racing quite dangerous; for this reason, modern midget cars are fully equipped with roll cages and other safety features. They are intended to be driven for races of relatively short distances, usually 2.
Racing at Placerville will kick off on Tuesday, Nov. I must have too much time on my hands, because I called Scott Russell from Placerville and told him we should put on a race and what I thought the purse should be. He raised it from there and we were in business.
Hiram Hillegass began building race cars in while working at Mack in Allentown, Pennsylvania. By the time he died inat the age of 65, he was recognized as one of the foremost builders of single seat race cars in the United States. Following the war, both car builders and racers looked for an alternative to the recycled production car frames that had been the basis of many pre-war cars.
I'm not here to save you. I'm just here for the ride. So, let me entertain you and everything will be fine.
This was the late 30's and midget racing was at it's peak. Tracks were featuring midgets from coast to coast and the Mid-west was the hot bed of the sport. I started where most people started in those days, stooging for an established driver.
Brady Bacon stalked polesitter Kevin Thomas Jr. The race, which attracted a record entries and was named in memory of the late USAC star Bryan Clauson, finished early Friday morning after day-long rains forced USAC officials to cancel the E-D-C-B main events and just go with qualifying races and the lap main event. Bacon started seventh and came charging to the front with Chad Boat in tow and they both maneuvered past Thomas.