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Belleville, IL – Sunday, July 9th will kick off the 36th Annual Pepsi Nationals at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin highlighting the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, joined by the Badger Midget Series.  One of midget racing’s crown jewels, the historic 1/3rd mile will draw some of the sport’s biggest names for competition.  The 36th Annual Pepsi Nationals will pay $3000 to win, $500 to start for the 30 lap main event, with $200 to non-qualifiers.  At the conclusion of the event, everyone in attendance will be treated to the famous Angell Park fireworks show. 

The 36th Annual Pepsi Nationals will also be broadcasted on MAVTV, tape delayed and aired at a later date.  MAVTV is available nationwide.  Check your local listings for MAVTV channel numbers.

2016’s 35th Annual Pepsi Nationals came down to the final laps as Caron Macedo held off teammate Tanner Thorson to become only the fourth driver to win a Pepsi Nationals event in their first attempt at the speedway.  Thorson charged from the 12th position to capture second, while defending POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League champion Zach Daum rounded out the podium.  

Previous Pepsi Nationals Champions: 2016: Carson Macedo, 2015: Rico Abreu, 2014: Christopher Bell, 2013: Zach Daum, 2012: Caleb Armstrong, 2011: Rained Out, 2010: Tracy Hines, 2009: Josh Wise, 2008: Brady Bacon, 2007: Jerry Coons Jr., 2006: Rained Out, 2005: Scott Hatton, 2004: Scott Hatton, 2003: Davey Ray, 2002: Tracy Hines, 2001: Tracy Hines, 2000: Jay Drake, 1999: Dan Boorse, 1998: Kevin Olson, 1997: Kevin Olson, 1996: Kevin Koch, 1995: Kevin Doty, 1994: Kevin Doty, 1993: Page Jones, 1992: Marty Davis, 1991: Stevie Reeves, 1990: Kevin Doty, 1989: Kevin Doty, 1988: Kevin Doty, 1987: Kevin Olson, 1986: Kevin Olson, 1985: Rich Volger, 1984: Dan Boorse, 1983: Kevin Olson, 1982: Bill Engelhart.

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Sunday, July 9th Pepsi Nationals

The Sunday, July 9th event will feature the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets, Badger Midgets, Wisconsin Wingless Sprints and the Wisconsin Dirt Legends.   Fireworks show after event.

Spectator gates will open at 4:00pm, hot laps at 5:30pm with racing following hot laps.  General Admission is $20.00, Students 12 to 18 $15.00 and Kids (under 12) FREE with adult.  For more Information, go to www.angelparkspeedway.net

Times

Pit Gates Open at 1:00pm

Spectator gates open – 4:00pm

General Admission – $20.00, Students 12 to 18 $15.00 and Kids (under 12) FREE with adult

Hot Laps – 5:30pm, racing following hot laps

Classes

POWRi National Midgets

Badger Midgets

Wisconsin Wingless Sprints

Wisconsin Dirt Legend

 

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