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DENVER, NC (6/6/2006) Bradley Riethmeyer, champion of The All-American Driver Challenge (AADC), will run in his fifth race of the 2006 USAC Carolina Ford Focus Midget Series season in the AADC midget this Saturday at Hickory Motor Speedway.
Riethmeyer is currently second in the points standings behind two-time defending series champion, Chase Scott. Hell be going for his second win of the season in a 35-lap race on the semi-banked asphalt oval at Hickory Motor Speedway. Qualifying starts at 5 p.m. and racing begins at 7 p.m. For more information regarding the event schedule as well as ticket information, please visit www.hickorymotorspeedway.com .
Reithmeyer, a native of Hutto, Texas and a senior at Texas As up-and-coming drivers gain enough experience and expertise to one day get a chance to drive at the professional level. The series currently has 12 races scheduled at six asphalt tracks in Virginia, Kentucky and the Carolinas.
In 2002, the USAC Ford Focus Midget Series started in Bakersfield, California with only six cars. Today, its one of the fastest growing classes in racing with nearly 200 cars in contention and over 220 races conducted. In 2005, there were over 85 races on the schedule nationwide and in 2006 there are more than 220 races scheduled nationwide.
Many current USAC drivers consider the series as the front porch to the Daytona 500. USAC has been the training ground that has launched the careers of such drivers as Jeff Gordon, Kasey Kahne, Ryan Newman and Tony Stewart. For more information on the Carolina Midget Series and a complete schedule, visit www.carolinamidgetseries.com .