Darlington Raceway To Host Cook Out .25 Midget Series On Sept. 1-4by Press Release August 29, 2022 0 comments
DARLINGTON, S.C. – Darlington Raceway and the United States Auto Club (USAC) .25 Series announce the Cook Out .25 Midget Series will compete at the Darlington Raceway facility during the Shriners Children’s presents Darlington Labor Day Race Week on Sept. 1-4. This will be the first time since 2019 that the Cook Out .25 Midget Series will compete over Darlington’s traditional Labor Day race weekend.
“We are proud to welcome back the action-packed Cook Out .25 Midget Series to Darlington Raceway,” said Kerry Tharp, Darlington Raceway President. “As a family-friendly series, the Cook Out .25 Midget Series has been the start for many future NASCAR Cup Series stars’ careers. We look forward to hosting the competitive action of the next generation of racing superstars at Darlington Raceway.”
While Cook Out .25 Midget Series was formed in 2009, quarter midget racing has been around since before World War II. It is a family-oriented motorsport that involves children ages 5-16 racing in specially-prepared cars. A quarter midget is a scaled down version of an actual midget racer, approximately 1/4th scale. The cars, rules and safety procedures are designed specifically for kids. The racing environment is all about the children and family as kids learn valuable lessons and sportsmanship while making lifelong friends from all over the country.
Many former and current NASCAR drivers began their racing careers in the Cook Out .25 Midget Series including NASCAR Hall of Famers Jeff Gordon and Bobby Labonte, and current NASCAR Cup Series stars Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney, Alex Bowman, and Harrison Burton.
The Cook Out .25 Midget Series will compete to the east of Darlington Raceway outside Turns 1-2 across the street from Race Track Road. The Cook Out .25 Midget Series schedule includes practice on Thursday, Sept. 1 from 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and racing competition on Friday, Sept. 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Admission is free for fans to watch some of the future stars of the sport compete. Fans can enter via Race Track Road or Odom Street.
For more information about the Cook Out .25 Midget Series, visit www.usac25.com.
2022 NASCAR Season
The Shriners Children’s presents Darlington Labor Day Race Weekend on Sept. 3-4, featuring the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW Help A Hero 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 3:00 p.m. and start of the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs in the 73rd running of the crown jewel Cook Out Southern 500® over Labor Day weekend on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 6:00 p.m.
NASCAR tickets are available for purchase via phone at 866-459-7223 or online at darlingtonraceway.com.
About Darlington Raceway
Darlington Raceway, nicknamed The Lady in Black and the track Too Tough To Tame, is home to the award-winning Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR and annually hosts two NASCAR Cup Series race weekends, along with the NASCAR Xfinity Series and/or NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Opening in 1950, Darlington Raceway is “A NASCAR Tradition” and NASCAR’s original superspeedway with its famed 1.366-mile egg-shaped oval, challenging the sports best in one of the most iconic NASCAR races, the Southern 500®. For more information about Darlington Raceway, visit darlingtonraceway.com.
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States and owner of 16 of the nation’s major motorsports entertainment facilities. NASCAR consists of three national series (NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™), four regional series (ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East & West and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour), one local grassroots series (NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series) and three international series (NASCAR Pinty’s Series, NASCAR Peak Mexico Series, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series). The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. NASCAR also owns Motor Racing Network, Racing Electronics, and ONE DAYTONA. Based in Daytona Beach, Florida, with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit www.NASCAR.com and www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’).
Source: Darlington Raceway