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1/13/21, 2:10 PM   #1
Usac: $200,000 husetís speedway usac nationals set for sept.
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1/13/21 2:06 PM $200,000 HUSETíS SPEEDWAY USAC NATIONALS SET FOR SEPT. 10-11-12, 2021

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$200,000 HUSETíS SPEEDWAY USAC NATIONALS SET FOR SEPT. 10-11-12, 2021

By: Richie Murray Ė USAC Media

Brandon, South Dakota (January 13, 2021)ÖÖÖThe inaugural Husetís Speedway USAC Nationals, featuring three consecutive nights of USAC AMSOIL National 410 Sprint Car and USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget doubleheaders paying a purse totaling $200,000, will be held September 10-11-12 at Brandon, South Dakotaís Husetís Speedway.

The major event instantly becomes the highest paying event of the 2021 USAC National season, an event which culminates with $20,000-to-win feature races on the final night for both the 410 Sprint Cars and Midgets.* Tickets for the event will be available for purchase on February 1 at www.husetsspeedway.com.

The event will utilize a modified Trophy Cup format similar to the one seen at the 2019 Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100, which used inversions for preliminary events with the fastest qualifying cars in the back having to work their way through the pack.* Each time cars are on track, drivers will be earning points via passing and finishing order, and event promoter Matt Wood believes Husetís 3/8-mile layout is the perfect fit for a show of this caliber.

ďHusetís is tailor-made for non-wing 410 sprint cars and midgets,Ē Wood said.* ďItís going to be crazy, crazy good racing.* We want to try to make this the premier event on USACís schedule every year.* To do that, we have to have a wonderful facility, we need seating for a bunch of people and a bunch of racers, then throw a bunch of money at them, and I think that makes for a pretty good mix for what I think is going to be one of the best races of the year, quite honestly.Ē

Only twice in USACís history have series events been held at Husetís.* Kenny Irwin Jr. won the midget debut there in 1996 while Chad Boespflug swept both nights of a 410 sprint car meet at the track in 2016.* USAC Executive Vice President Levi Jones is thrilled for the return of USAC racing to Husetís and of the venue itself, which had seen an uncertain future in recent years.

ďIt is truly exciting to witness the reemergence of Husetís Speedway and to add a new event of this magnitude to the USAC schedule alongside our already established events,Ē Jones said.* ďThe Husetís Speedway USAC Nationals adds to what is a sensational schedule of events for us in 2021, and we are enthusiastic to have USACís brand of Sprint Car and Midget racing showcased for the great racefans of South Dakota.Ē

Wood, who also promoted and staged the Hangtown 100 midget event at Placerville (Calif.) Speedway in 2019, an event which was canceled in 2020 due to the restrictions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, found much success with his first large scale promotion and is eager to create another ďmajorĒ in the dirt track racing world at Husetís.

ďI really enjoyed the promoterís side of it, and I said, letís find another venue and do something else,Ē Wood stated.* ďWe used to race at Husetís, and itís always been one of my favorite racetracks in the United States.* Then, when I heard rumors that Tod (Quiring) was going to buy it Ė we actually reached out to him before he had it bought.* Once he got it bought, he and I got together, and I told him what Iíd like to do, and he thought it was a pretty neat idea.* They were very excited about it.Ē

Itís not often that USAC AMSOIL National 410 Sprint Cars and USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets race together on the same event card at the same track, with just four other races sharing that distinction in 2021.* However, three straight nights of doubleheader main events at one venue is unprecedented in USACís 65-year history.

Couple that with a famed racetrack that had been closed for more than three years before reopening last summer, Wood feels that the anticipation will be tantamount amongst drivers and fans for the event.

ďI think thereís a big, pent-up demand for it,Ē Wood stated. *ďWeíll have a vendor midway and weíll have meet and greets with the drivers.* Weíre going to do everything we can do to make it as fan friendly and as driver/racer friendly as we can.* I look at what a promoter can do just to make life easier.* Thatís really what weíve done at the Hangtown 100 and what weíre going to do at Husetís.* Youíve got three nights of racing; you donít have to move your rigs and your travel expenses are minimal.* The more nights you can run at one place, the more efficient it becomes.* I think thereís going to be a tremendous amount of interest.* Non-wing 410 sprint car and midget racing at Husetís with a $200,000 purse will be amazing.Ē

Additionally, Wood also hinted that heís not yet finished with the creation of another monumental event on its way soon at a track yet to be determined.

ďThe genesis of this deal is eventually I want to do three events a year,Ē Wood said.* ďWeíve got the Hangtown 100 and the Husetís Speedway USAC Nationals, which will both be yearly deals, and weíre going to add a third one next year to complete the three.* Iím pretty excited about having three big events for people to come and enjoy.Ē

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Has the racing families amended their work vacation schedules today so they can go to this great racing event?
 
1/13/21, 5:37 PM   #3
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You betcha,the two of us have,plan is to stop @ Duquoin on the way.🏁🏁

Maybe even coax Doug Clark out of retirement to be the Flagman for this weekend.

There should be plenty of opportunities for Kodak 📸 moments @ this event.
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1/13/21, 7:57 PM   #4
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I am going to this for sure going to mbook rooms tonight.
 
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Sounds great, too bad its so far away...
 
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So it is special format so does that just mean show up points only for the teams?
 
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Excited about this race. Also excited about the potential for a "third" crown event to be sponsored in the future. Just hope that I can get a kitchen pass to go to South Dakota in September.
 
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So it is special format so does that just mean show up points only for the teams?
USAC site shows it as a full points event for Sprints and Midgets. Should get a lot of cars.
 
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Has the racing families amended their work vacation schedules today so they can go to this great racing event?
We have three of the family members going out to Arizona for the wild wing shootout next weekend. And hopefully that we can put some plans together to make some great Kodak moments and life time memories in south Dakota. Sounds like a great racing road trip and looking forward to being in the house for this racing events. God bless America. Thanks.
 
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Iím going went the WOO show last year awesome track canít wait for this race
 
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