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2017 USAC Midget Champion Bayston Leads Early Entry List for BC39 at IMS

The first edition of the official entry list for the second annual Driven2SaveLives BC39 Powered by NOS Energy Drink has been released, with 26 cars already entered for the mega event Sept. 4-5 at The Dirt Track at IMS.

Among those entered for the two-night USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget event include 2017 USAC National Midget champion Spencer Bayston from Lebanon, Indiana, driving for owner Brodie Hayward. Bayston and Tyler Thomas are among the two past series feature winners signed up for the event to date.

Thomas also has shown his prowess in USAC’s AMSOIL National Sprint Car division, capturing a victory at Kokomo (Indiana) Speedway in September 2018. He’s joined by a pair of drivers who’ve won in a USAC Sprint Car but are still seeking their first National Midget wins under USAC sanction, Brent Beauchamp (Avon, Indiana) and Matt Westfall (Pleasant Hill, Ohio).

More entries are expected to be filed leading into the second annual Driven2SaveLives BC39 Powered by NOS Energy Drink. Tickets are on sale at www.ims.com. Buy now, as prices increase Aug. 1.

Past USAC Western States Midget champion Shannon McQueen (Bakersfield, California) is entered along with West Coast driver Cody Swanson, a two-time USAC Western States Midget winner in his career, while Aaron Leffel (Springfield, Ohio) is a two-time champ on the USAC Speed2 Midwest Thunder Midget trail. Justin Peck (Monrovia, Indiana) has won in midgets and also has triumphed in the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car series.

Brady Bacon, from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, won the inaugural BC39 in 2018, collecting $15,000 for the victory.

On-track action begins Wednesday, Sept. 4 at the quarter-mile Dirt Track at IMS. Public gates open at 3 p.m., with cars on track for practice at 4 p.m., followed by opening ceremonies at 7 p.m. Heat races and the Stoops Pursuit race will conclude the night’s racing action.

Public gates will open at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5 for the second and final night of action. Cars will be on track for practice at 4 p.m., with qualifying races at 5 p.m. Opening ceremonies are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. and followed by the main feature events, starting with multiple D-Mains and C-Mains, the semi-feature and the 39-lap main event.

BC39 ENTRY LIST (26 cars as of 7/29/2019)

1ST TBA (Daryl Saucier)

2 RYAN HALL/Midlothian, TX (Mark Bush)

2x MATT LINDER/Hoschton, GA (Mark Bush)

3N JAKE NEUMAN/New Berlin, IL (Jim Neuman)

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

8 RANDI PANKRATZ/Atascadero, CA (Wally Pankratz)

11L AARON LEFFEL/Springfield, OH (Chuck Taylor)

11T TBA (Chuck Taylor)

14H TBA (Mike Dickerson)

15s SHANNON McQUEEN/Bakersfield, CA (Broc Garrett)

15x CARSON GARRETT/Littleton, CO (Broc Garrett)

17 JUSTIN PECK/Monrovia, IN (Bus Racing Team)

19 SPENCER BAYSTON/Lebanon, IN (Brodie Hayward)

20 CODY WEISENSEL/Sun Prairie, WI (Kevin Weisensel)

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

28 ACE McCARTHY/Tahlequah, OK (Jim Neuman)

41 OLIVER AKARD/Ft. Myers, FL (Dan Akard)

43 BRENT BEAUCHAMP/Avon, IN (Kevin Arnold)

50 TONY DiMATTIA/Malvern, PA (Tony DiMattia Motorsports)

54 MATT WESTFALL/Pleasant Hill, OH (Steve Bordner)

56A COLTEN COTTLE/Kansas, IL (Travis Young)

57A TBA (Bill Ecker)

57D DANIEL ROBINSON/Ewing, IL (McCreery Motorsports)

71s CODY SWANSON/Norco, CA (Marcie Campbell)

88 TYLER NELSON/Olathe, KS (Tyler Nelson)

91T TYLER THOMAS/Collinsville, OK (Brian Thomas)

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