This race is a resurrection of the of the midget racing they use to have in the Convention Hall back in the 60's. Now they run TQ Midgets and 600cc Micro Sprints in the featured races and in support races they run the Slingshots and Champ Karts.
After having the best cheese steak sandwiches in the world from the famous White House Sub Shop we walked down to the Convention Hall. This year it was frigid as usual. That, plus the economy made for a much smaller than usual crowd turn out. But there were 100 cars entered for the event which lead to a lot of action on the track.
This year they also reconfigured the track by widening the back straight three feet and making turns 3 and 4 more open and sweeping. This lead to two racing lines and eliminated a lot of the bottle necking that occurred in years past. That white line on the track in the shot below is where the inner guard rail use to be. So you can see they had a lot more racing room this year. They had two racing lines coming off turn four which lead some great last lap last corner pass attempts.
However, even with the added room, there were a ton of yellow flags. It is amazing how quick the midgets are around this track. Though I do not know the exact length of the track, maybe an 1/10 mile, the fastest times were in the 8.8 second range. Mix that in with 24+ cars on track for the main events and you are in for a night of actions. There were cars literally climbing the walls.
Unfortunately, I was not able to attend the Saturday night features. But Friday's show was great. Checkout some more of my photos here www.KingMotorsportPhotography.com. Next year I may try to get a photo pass and get down on the floor.