USAC and Cody Brewer are going to say they gave the track options to make changes and get the Nationals back to what it was. Their solution was to cut down the track to facilitate the midgets. If you ask me cutting down the Belleville High Banks is not an option. The track had this event because of how big and fast it is.
Records once again were broken with the one-, four- and eight-lap records falling by the way side. Stan Fox of Janesville, Wis. Colorado's Dave Strickland Jr. Strickland's dad, Dave Sr. Jon Backlund showed his skill by winning the trophy dashes on both Thursday and Saturday nights' shows. Mike Gregg's luck continued to be bad as he blew an engine on Friday night.
Members also visited with Republic County Commissioners on Monday. Raney said the Fairbury grandstand only seats a few hundred people, compared to several thousand at the Belleville High Banks. Many of the best drivers are in a race for points, and will likely go where USAC sanctions a race, he said. The race board met with a promoter out of Oklahoma in late September about changing to a quarter mile track.
Scheduled for Sept. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Douglas Boles said in a press release.