Everything you need to know about the BC39 – FloRacing | Hot Mobile Press

One of the most anticipated Midget races of the year is taking place this week on The Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The fourth round of the BC39 for USAC Midgets will take place on Wednesday 3rd August and Thursday 4th August.

The race

This will be the fourth edition of the BC39, a race honoring the late USAC Champion Bryan Clauson. In Clauson’s honor, the race helps raise awareness for Driven2SaveLives, an Indiana Donor Network program.

The race lasts 39 laps and pays the winner $15,000 – the biggest payout in midget racing.

Brady Bacon won the inaugural race in 2018 and Zeb Wise achieved the win in 2019. The race was not held in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kyle Larson won last year’s version in exciting fashion after a spirited battle with Thomas Meseruall and Justin Grant.

2022 USAC Midgets BC39 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

The distance

The Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a quarter mile oval built in 2018 before the first BC39. The track occupies turn three of the historic oval that hosts the annual Indianapolis 500.

The format

A “draft party” will be held Tuesday night on Main St. in Speedway, Indianapolis. At the Draft Party, drivers and teams will select their starting positions for Wednesday’s heat races.

On-track action begins Wednesday night with 12 races of 10 laps each. Riders score points in heat races based on passing points, which take into account finishing position and number of positions won/lost. Overtaking on points determines the starting position in the qualifying races on Thursday evening.

Thursday’s qualifying races will each be 10 laps long, with the top six starting positions being reversed and the top points winner of Wednesday’s heat races starting sixth.

Total points from the heat races and qualifying races, along with transfers from the B-Main, C-Main and Front D-Main races, will be added together to determine the feature grid. The top 16 in points make up the first eight rows of the Main Event.

The next six positions are occupied by the six first place finishers in the B-Main. There will then be an option for provisionals for USAC and IMS.

VIDEO: Check out the highlights of last year’s exciting BC39.

What is Stoops Pursuit?

The Stoops Pursuit, which took place on Wednesday night, delivered one of the wildest finishes we’ve seen in 2019.

The Stoops Pursuit is a 25-lap race divided into five-lap segments. The field of participants consists of 24 starters – the winner of the walking race as well as the player with the most points in each heat are eligible, along with the organizer’s options. The grid will be reversed by fastest heat race time, with promoter options starting at the back. Every five laps, USAC flies a competition flag, and cars with a net loss on position are encouraged to leave the track with the last-placed car.

The last car standing when the final checkered flag flies is declared the winner.


VIDEO: Take a look back at the wild finish of the 2019 BC39 Stoops Pursuit.


NASCAR Cup Series Champion Kyle Larson enters this year’s race as the defending BC39 champion. First BC39 winner Brady Bacon is also registered for this week’s event.

– Larson isn’t the only driver with NASCAR ties planning to compete in BC39. NASCAR Cup Series drivers Chase Briscoe and Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. will both compete, as will NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Sheldon Creed.

– Ten-time World of Outlaws Champion Donny Schatz will make his USAC Midget debut during BC39.

– Justin Grant, fresh from his Indiana Sprint Week Championship, enters the event as a favorite after coming close to victory a year ago. Grant’s RMS teammate Thomas Meseruall is also expected to be a contender for the win.

– In his first year outside of the NASCAR Cup Series, Ryan Newman clinched an SRX win at Stafford Motor Speedway earlier this year. He will be heading to the BC39 for the second year in a row to drive for Clauson-Marshall Racing.

– A strong group of female riders will start this week’s BC39. Kaylee Bryson, Taylor Reimer, Maria Cofer, Mariah Ede and Jade Avedesian are among the women entered to race.

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entry list

0G JJ YELEY/Phoenix, AZ (Glenn Styres Racing)

01 BRYANT WIEDEMAN/Colby, KS (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)

06 RYLAN GRAY/Greenfield, IN (grey race)

08 CANNON McINTOSH/Bixby, OK (Dave MacDalby Motorsports)

08s RICKY STENHOUSE JR./Olive Branch, MS (Dave Mac Dalby Motorsports)

08x TREY GROPP/Lincoln, Nebraska (Dave MacDalby Motorsports)

1 RYAN THOMAS/Indianapolis, IN (Wingo Brothers Racing)

2J JUSTIN GRANT/Ione, Calif. (RMS Racing)

3G KYLE CUMMINS/Princeton, IN (Glenn Styres Racing)

5 CHASE BRISCOE/Mitchell, IN (Briscoe Racing Pursuit)

5Y JOSH HODGE/Brownsburg, IN (Bill Rose Racing)

5LK JORDAN KINSER/Bedford, IN (Chase Briscoe Racing)

6 BILL ROSE/Plainfield, IN (Bill Rose Racing)

6K KYLE KEATON/Wheelersburg, OH (Kyle Keaton)

6x ISAAC CHAPPLE/willow branch, IN (Doug & Wanda Hall)

7 SHANNON McQUEEN/Tehachapi, California (McQueen Racing)

7BC TYLER COURTNEY/Indianapolis, IN (Clauson Marshall Racing)

7D MICHELLE DECKER/Guthrie, OK (Michelle Decker)

7m JADON ROGERS/Worthington, IN (RAMCO Speed ​​​​Group)


7NZ TRAVIS BUCKLEY/Auckland, New Zealand (BSL Racing)

7R AJ HOPKINS/Brownsburg, IN (RAMCO Speed ​​Group)

7T ADAM TAYLOR/Channahon, IL (Adam Taylor Motorsports)


7u KYLE JONES/Kennedale, TX (Trifecta Motorsports)

8x JEFF SCHINDLER/Evansville, IN (Jeff Schindler)

9m ZACH DAUM/Pocahontas, IL (Bundy Built Motorsports)

11 CLINTON BOYLES/Greenwood, MO (Big Dog Racing)

11T ALEX WATSON/Columbus, OH (Team Taylor)

15 DONNY SCHATZ/Fargo, ND (Mark Cooper)

15F MICHAEL FACCINTO/Hanford, CA (Mounce-Stout Motorsports)

17 MICHAEL PICKENS/Auckland, New Zealand (Shophouse Racing)

17B AUSTIN BARNHILL/Wilmington, NC (Dave MacDalby Motorsports)

17v BEN VARNER/Harbor Springs, MI (Ben Varner)

17x KURT STELLHORN/Red Bud, IL (Kurt Stellhorn)

18N ALEX NALON/Pittsboro, IN (Mike Dickerson)

19 LOGAN SEAVEY/Sutter, California (Reinbold-Underwood Motorsports)

19AZ HAYDEN REINBOLD/Gilbert, AZ (Reinbold-Underwood Motorsports)

19K RILEY KREISEL/Warsaw, MO (Ron Cox)

19m ETHAN MITCHELL/Mooresville, NC (Bundy Built Motorsports)

21 ZACH VEACH/Stockdale, OH (Team Ripper)

21D JUSTIN DICKERSON/Pittsboro, IN (Mike Dickerson)

21H BRADY BACON/broken arrow, OK (TKH Motorsports)

13 miles MAPTER SARFF/Mason City, IL (Karter Sarff Racing)

22 JOHN HEYDENREICH/Bloomsburg, PA (John Heydenreich)

Q23 BARRIE VALENTINO/Brisbane, Queensland (Barrie Valentino)

25 BRADEN CHIARAMONTE/El Cajon, CA (Tom Malloy)

25 CJ LEARY/Greenfield, IN (Petry Motorsports)

25B STEVE BUCWALTER/Royersford, Pennsylvania (Brian Buckwalter)

25km TAYLOR REIMER/Bixby, OK (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)

25m COLBY COPELAND/Roseville, California (Tom Malloy)

26 CHANCE CRUM/Snohomish, Washington (Rudeen Racing)

29 TIMMY BUCWALTER/Douglasville, PA (Matt Seymour Racing)

Q32 PETER PAULSON/Woodland, CA (Barrie Valentino)

36 CHRIS BAUE/Indianapolis, IN (Baue Racing)

36c IAN CREAGER/Covington, OH (Death Creager)

37 JIMI QUIN/Brisbane, Queensland (AJ Felker Racing)

37x TBA (AJ Felker Racing)

39 BC Chr. EMERSON AXSOM/Franklin, IN (Clauson Marshall Racing)

39N RYAN NEWMAN/South Bend, IN (Clauson Marshall Racing)

40 CHASE McDERMAND/Springfield, IL (Mounce-Stout Motorsports)

40B BLAKE BRANNON/Morgan Hill, California (Western Speed ​​Racing)


46 RUSS GAMESTER/Peru, IN (Gamester Racing)

51 ZACH BODEN/Cambridge, Wisconsin (Boden Racing)

55 NICK DRAKE/Mooresville, NC (Troy Cline)

57 MARIA COFER/Macdoel, CA (Abacus Racing)

57K KEVIN STUDLEY/Plainfield, IN

61 JACOB DENNEY/Galloway, Ohio (Mounce-Stout Motorsports)

67 BUDDY KOFOID/Penngrove, CA (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)

68 JASON McDOUGAL/broken arrow, OK (Six8 Motorsports)

71 KAYLEE BRYSON/Muskogee, OK (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)

71E MARIAH EDE/Fresno, Calif. (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)

71K DOMINIC GORDEN/Clovis, Calif. (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)

71m CADE LEWIS/Bakersfield, California (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)

71w DILLON WELCH/Carmel, IN (Paul May Motorsports)

74 SHELDON CREED/Alpine, CA (Abacus Racing)

75AU BRYAN STANFILL/Bakersfield, California (Griffiths Motorsport)

81 GREYSON SPRINGER/Lafayette, IN (Grey Race)

84 JADE AVEDISIAN/Clovis, CA (CB Industries)

85 JERRY COONS JR./Tucson, AZ (Central Motorsports)

86 KYLE LARSON/Elk Grove, Calif. (CB Industries)

87 JACE PARK/Overland Park, Kansas (CB Industries)

88 SCOTT ORR/Columbia City, IN (Scott Orr)

89 MITCHEL MOLES/Raisin Town, CA (CB Industries)

89x CHRIS WINDOM/Canton, IL (CB Industries)

97 BRENHAM CROUCH/Lubbock, TX (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)

97J JIM JONES/Ventura, Calif. (Jim Jones Motorsports)

97,000 RYAN TIMMS/Oklahoma City, OK (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)

event schedule

Tuesday, August 2nd

12:00 p.m. – Team parking

6 p.m. – BC39 Draft Party at Main St.

Wednesdayday, 3.8

2 p.m. – Driver briefing (media room)

3:00pm – Public gates open

4pm – Hot Lap Sessions

7pm – Opening Ceremonies / Heat Races (12)

9:00pm – Stoops Pursuit Race

25 cars start inverted

Five race segments

If you are overtaken, leave the track

Thursday, August 4th

3:00pm – Public gates open

4pm – Hot Lap Sessions

5 p.m. – Qualifying race

7:30pm – Opening Ceremony

Follow – start race

-D Main 1

-D main 2

– C Main 1

– C Main 2

– B main

– BC39 Feature Race

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