USAC Midgets Roll Through Robersonville Along With Twin LMSC Features

For the first time in 2016, The Weekly Racer will be pulling double duty to bring you all the racing action from USAC Eastern Midget Championship at East Carolina Motor Speedway – while also bringing you coverage from Virginia Motor Speedway. 

With four of the nine races on the USAC schedule already rained out this season, officials will be doing everything in their power to get the races in tonight. Sam Hatfield,  of Mooresville, is coming into his weekends feature as your defending winner. Passing Jake Nelke on lap 28 of the 35-lap feature at Shenadoah Speedway to take pull a little closer to points leader Andrew Layser.  

“We should be fine tonight,” track promoter John Vick told us earlier this morning. “This should be one of the biggest nights in East Carolina Motor Speedway history.” Nine races over eight divisions are on the docket for tonight’s Battle Down East as things start to really take shape and heat up both in NWAAS Div. I National, state, and local track points. 

With twin 35’s back on the schedule this weekend, Queen, Matthews, White and Burbage will all get after it to stake their claim at the top of the ECMS leader board. With a win and a third place finish in his last outing, Chesapeake, Virginia driver Brenden Queen took over as the points leader. Because of his efforts through out the season, Queen currently sits third in North Carolina Div. I state points & sixth in NWAAS Div. I points. Tyler Matthews, who has had a strong and consistent season so far, just has not been able to put it in victory lane at East Carlonia in 2016. However, Matthews finds himself third in points at East Carolina just 14 points behind Queen and because of his efforts at both ECMS & SNMP, Matthews sits second in North Carolina points (40 behind Bradley McCaskill), and fourteenth in the nation. Thomas Burbage also looks to bounce back from a bad points night a few weeks ago when he was involved in a early wreck of the second twin Late Model Feature. 

Registration opens at 2 p.m. with rotating practice at 3 p.m. The green flag is set to drop at 7 p.m. Visit the tracks website for ticket prices. The Weekly Racer will have you covered  LIVE on our Twitter feed (@theweeklyracer) for LMSC qualifying as well as feature races tonight to include both Late Model races and the 35-lap USAC race.  

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