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Dates Set For East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals
May 16, 2018
The second annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals have been scheduled for December 14–15. The event will be returning to the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, New Jersey, where the race was held for the first time this past December.
Dates Set For East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals

The second annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals have been scheduled for December 14–15.

The event will be returning to the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, New Jersey, where the race was held for the first time this past December.

“The Dirt Nationals was a race that was talked about all winter,” Indoor Auto Racing Series Promoter Len Sammons said. “Everyone was thrilled by the track surface, which offered three grooves of racing. The top drivers in the wingless 600cc micro sprints thrilled the fans running low, pounding the outside cushion or sneaking in between. The fast-paced presentation of the event left the fans wanting more. This year’s race should be even better.”

In the inaugural running, Whitey Kidd III made a late-race pass of Alex Bright to win the event over Bright, Brian Carber, Tim Buckwalter and Austin Quick.

Aside from Kidd’s drive to victory, the big story of the first Nationals was the meticulously prepared track, which is said to have produced no dust during the races.

Sammons envisions a schedule of 600cc micro racing that will mimic last year’s racing program, in which over 90 drivers competed in the one division program.

That schedule called for heat races with passing points and four A-qualifier races on Friday night. On Saturday, alphabet mains including F, E, D, C and B-Mains will precede the 40-lap A-Main.

Entry blanks and rules information will be posted shortly on the Indoor Auto Racing website.