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"Boden Wins Second Feature of 2015

"Boden Wins Second Feature of 2015...

6/22/2015
Zach Boden took the lead on a Lap 7, to win his second Badger 600 Micro Series presented by My Race Pass feature of the season. Tyler Brabant who paced the opening six laps finished second, followed by Minnesota’s Val Urman, Chad Bogar and Denver Larson. The next event at the track will be Sunday July 5, “The 34th annual Pepsi Midget Nationals” sanctioned by USAC National, POWRi National, and Badger Midget Series. The Badger 600 Micros, and Wisconsin Dirt Racing...more
New and Notes

New and Notes

12/12/2021
Just getting back from Indy from the PRI Show and it was good to see some friends from the motorsports industry who I only see a few times a year and catch up. Well many things are in the works for 2022 to make it another successful season. Thank you all for the great comments and glad you enjoyed the banquet. Anyone who would like to see some photos of the banquet can go visit Alan Wards page at bigalsphotos.smugmug.com Alan does great work with his camera at SCoNE...more
England Ready for Double Champions

England Ready for Double Champions...

3/8/2023
Lincoln, IL (March 9, 2023) – When the race season commences on April 7 and ushers in a new era for midget racing in central Illinois, 21-year-old Springfield, IL native Daltyn England will be there. England has a plan for his 2023 race season and it involves two championships and over 30 events across Wisconsin and Illinois. England recently announced intentions to participate with both the 87-year-old Badger Midget Auto Racing Association in 2023 as well as the...more
Battefeld Ready for New MARA Serie

Battefeld Ready for New MARA Serie...

3/12/2023
Lincoln, IL (March 16, 2023) - Thirty-year-old Havana, Illinois native Kevin Battefeld is ready for the inaugural Midget Auto Racing Association season set to commence on April 7 at the Lincoln (Illinois) Speedway. His team's preparations, while not exclusively different, are not considered the norm in motorsports today. While teams still assemble their own cars, most teams do not build their own engines in the current era of motorsport. They hire professional engine...more
Ross & Johnson Seek 2023 MARA Cham

Ross & Johnson Seek 2023 MARA Cham...

3/21/2023
Lincoln, IL (March 23, 2023) - The 2023 Midget Auto Racing Association season will bring with it many firsts for the relaunched series. First under BMARA sanction, first at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, IL, and first MARA season for driver Gedd Ross. By the end of the 2023 season, however, Ross will have seen his fair share of firsts. “My girlfriend Morgan and I just had a baby boy, Miles, a couple of weeks ago,” a proud Ross recounts, “we aren’t getting much sleep but...more
MARA Opener & Relaunch Set for Fri

MARA Opener & Relaunch Set for Fri...

4/6/2023
Lincoln, IL (April 6, 2023) - The Midget Auto Racing Association will open its season this Friday, April 7 at the ¼ mile Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, IL. The series which is being dubbed a relaunch of the former Midwest Auto Racing Association will see its first race since the fall of 2006. “MARA has almost thirty years of midget racing history,” stated series President Quinn McCabe, “and with the blessings of many of the previous principles of MARA, we plan to...more
Bruns Captures MARA Opener at Linc

Bruns Captures MARA Opener at Linc...

4/8/2023
Lincoln, IL (April 7, 2023) - Patrick Bruns would collect the checkered flag and win the first Midget Auto Racing Association feature event at Lincoln Speedway in Illinois. The Midget Auto Racing Association kicked off their season at the iconic ¼ mile Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, IL on April 7th, 2023. Fourteen cars signed into the first race of the brand-new series. Twelve drivers from Illinois and two from Wisconsin would all be vying for the coveted first win of...more
MARA Midget Series Back to Lincoln

MARA Midget Series Back to Lincoln...

4/26/2023
Lincoln, IL (April 26, 2023) - The Midget Auto Racing Association returns to action at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, IL on Friday, April 28. The second round of the 2023 MARA season is slated to see several new drivers make their series debut. Patrick Bruns took the opening event of the 2023 MARA season at Lincoln Speedway back on April 7 giving him the series point lead with 114 points. Behind him sits Mark McMahill, veteran midget racer Tim Siner, Daltyn England, and...more
Davis Scores First MARA Win at Lin

Davis Scores First MARA Win at Lin...

4/29/2023
Lincoln, IL (April 28th, 2023) - Mitchell Davis, driving the Mike Raymond owned Phantom chassis, would best the rest to beat a star-studded field of drivers and win his first Midget Auto Racing Association feature of the season. The racing gods looked down on Lincoln Speedway as a warm front moved in and brought some good weather for some great racing. With temperatures in the 70o F range, the track was set for a great night of racing. Six classes of cars set up an...more
Badger Midgets Open 88th Season Fr

Badger Midgets Open 88th Season Fr...

5/4/2023
Sun Prairie, WI (May 4, 2023) - The Advanced Fastening Supply Badger Midget Auto Racing Association will race at Kankakee County Speedway in Kankakee, IL, Friday, May 5, for the first time in exactly 33 years. The race will open the 88th season of midget racing for the Badger Midget Series with a stout field of cars expected to compete. Friday’s event will feature both the Badger Midgets and the relaunched MARA midget series which is also sanctioned by the BMARA. This...more
Taylor Triumphs in Badger Season O

Taylor Triumphs in Badger Season O...

5/5/2023
Kankakee, IL (May 5th, 2023) - The Advanced Fastening Supply Badger Midget Auto Racing Association opened its 88th season Friday, May 5 at Kankakee County Speedway. Indiana-based driver Adam Taylor took the victory, continuing his winning ways and adding a sixth Badger victory to his resume. The AFS Badger Midget Series returned to Kankakee County Speedway for the first time in 33 years to start their 25-race season. The event was co-sanctioned with the newly...more
Taylor Triumphs in Badger Season O

Taylor Triumphs in Badger Season O...

5/6/2023
Kankakee, IL (May 5th, 2023) - The Advanced Fastening Supply Badger Midget Auto Racing Association opened its 88th season Friday, May 5 at Kankakee County Speedway. Indiana-based driver Adam Taylor took the victory, continuing his winning ways and adding a sixth Badger victory to his resume. The AFS Badger Midget Series returned to Kankakee County Speedway for the first time in 33 years to start their 25-race season. The event was co-sanctioned with the newly...more
Back Home Again to Lincoln Speedwa

Back Home Again to Lincoln Speedwa...

5/15/2023
Lincoln, IL (May 16, 2023) - The Midget Auto Racing Association returns home to Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, IL for the fourth race of the 2023 season on Friday, May 19th. The MARA midgets are coming off the first race away from Lincoln Speedway for the series. The Friday, May 5th event, held at Kankakee County Speedway, was co-sanctioned with the Badger Midget Auto Racing Association. The two series saw 37 midgets sign in and the night had a significant impact on the...more
Story Tale Win For Waelti In Dahlk

Story Tale Win For Waelti In Dahlk...

5/22/2023
Sun Prairie, WI (May 21st, 2023) - Brandon Waelti, in a story tale finish, would take home the win in the first feature for The Advanced Fastening Supply Badger Midget Racing Association at the famous Angell Park Speedway in the first ever Dahlke Memorial. The event, named the Dahlke Memorial, after the late BJ and Addison Dahlke, who tragically passed away after an automobile accident during the off season, was the first of what will be an annual tradition. The event...more
Ray Returns to Badger Midget Serie

Ray Returns to Badger Midget Serie...

6/2/2023
Sun Prairie, WI (June 2, 2023) - The 2003 Advanced Fastening Supply Badger Midget Series champion, Davey Ray, will make his series return on Sunday, June 4 at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, WI. Ray will drive the number 6B/Phantom Chassis/Honda entry owned by Mike Raymond of Rock Island, IL. Ray currently holds 20 feature victories in the AFS Badger Midget competition at Angell Park Speedway and was the 2003 Fireman’s Nationals champion. Ray’s most recent start...more
MARA Midgets Set for Doubleheader

MARA Midgets Set for Doubleheader...

6/9/2023
Lincoln, IL (June 8, 2023) - The Midget Auto Racing Association will see its first doubleheader race weekend of the 2023 season on Friday, June 9, and Saturday, June 10. The series will be at its home track, Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, IL, on Friday and at Sycamore Speedway in Maple Park, IL on Saturday. The last event for the MARA Midgets was scheduled for May 19 but was canceled due to rain. Adam Taylor and Daltyn England enter the event with 187 points each....more
Badger Midget Series Releases 2024

Badger Midget Series Releases 2024...

12/31/2023
The Badger Midget Auto Racing Association has announced its 2024 schedule, marking its 89th season of operation. This year, Advanced Fastening Supply will again be the title sponsor for the series. The AFS Badger Midget Series is set to visit seven different tracks, with seven doubleheader weekends, making for another interesting campaign. Here is a snapshot of what’s to come. April 20th marks the season opener as Badger visits Beaver Dam Raceway for the first time...more
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