Western Midget Racing Announces Triple Crown of Major Events for 2024

Western Midget Racing has announced a triple crown of three major two-day events that will carry extra purses and excitement across California. Each two-day event will pay at least $500 to win on Friday night and $1200 to win / $150 to start on Saturday night, with additional sponsorship being sought to increase the purses even more.

A points fund of $1000 to win, $750 for second, and $500 for third is also being offered.

The Triple Crown series for the production-based Midget Series kicks off July 12 and 13 for the 14th annual Howard Kaeding Classic at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. Friday’s action includes the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo while Saturday features the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series.

On August 9th and 10th the Triple Crown continues with both nights of the 64th Johnny Key Classic at Ocean Speedway. Both nights of competition include the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo.

The Triple Crown series concludes on October 25 and 26 for the So-Cal Shootout. Friday night October 25, the Western Midget Racing competitors will debut at Kevin Harvick’s Kern Raceway Dirt Track in Bakersfield. Joining the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series, the Friday bill is part of the famous October Classic weekend at the state of the art dirt and pavement speedway complex west of Bakersfield.

On Saturday both the Triple Crown and the overall 2024 Western Midget Racing season concludes at Ventura Raceway for championship night!

Western Midget Racing has served as a proving ground for drivers such as Brody Fuson, Caden Sarale, Blake Bower, and Drake Edwards. The current championship battle pits 2023 champion Bryant Bell against four-time 2024 race winner Logan Mitchell.

The 2024 Western Midget Racing Triple Crown is brought to you by Sunland Wood Products, Mead Performance, Extreme Mufflers, Pasillas Tire, West Evans Motorsports, Lance Pierovich, and Hoosier Tire West.

For rules and series information, visit www.WesternMidgetRacing.com

2024 WMR Schedule – Subject to Change
March 16 Ventura Raceway – WINNER: Anthony Bruno
March 29 Ocean Speedway – RAIN OUT
March 30 Marysville Raceway – RAIN OUT

April 20 Bakersfield Speedway – WINNER: Logan Mitchell

May 4 Ventura Raceway – WINNER: Bryant Bell
May 17 Ocean Speedway – WINNER: Logan Mitchell
May 18 Petaluma Speedway w/ BCRA Tom Manning Memorial – WINNER: Logan Mitchell

June 7 Ocean Speedway – WINNER: Bryant Bell
June 8 Petaluma Speedway – WINNER: Bryant Bell
June 22 Ventura Raceway – WINNER: Logan Mitchell

July 12 Ocean Speedway Howard Kaeding Classic**
July 13 Ocean Speedway Howard Kaeding Classic**
July 26 Ocean Speedway
July 27 Antioch Speedway

August 9 Ocean Speedway Johnny Key Classic**
August 10 Ocean Speedway Johnny Key Classic**

September 21 Bakersfield Speedway

October 25 Kevin Harvick’s Kern Raceway October Classic**
October 26 Ventura Raceway**

** indicates Triple Crown event