Sprint cars are high-powered race cars designed primarily for the purpose of running on short oval or circular dirt or paved tracks. Typically, they are powered by a naturally aspirated, methanol injected over-head valve V8 with an engine displacement of cubic inches 6. Sprint cars do not utilize a transmission, they have an in or out gear box and quick change rear differentials for occasional gearing changes. The safety record of sprint car racing in recent years has been greatly improved by the use of roll cages, and especially on dirt tracks, wings, to protect the drivers. There are several sanctioning bodies for non-winged sprint cars. This series has become the premier non-winged sprint car series on the west coast of the United States.
Midgets and Micro Sprints
Midget - USAC Racing
High Banks on Wednesday, July Logan Seavey, currently second in the standings, is the top-returning finisher from the Red Dirt round a year ago, finishing in the runner-up spot behind Christopher Bell. Courtney drove to finishes of 10th at Red Dirt, eighth at the McDaniel and 15th at Fairbury before securing a fifth-place capper at Sweet Springs. He is the only driver to win more than once in the series, with five victories so far. Third in the standings, Chris Windom stands just one point behind Seavey for second. Positions second through fourth in the standings are bottlenecked, with only two points separating the trio of Seavey, Windom and fourth-running Kevin Thomas Jr.
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Midget cars , also speedcars in Australia, is a class of racing cars. The cars are very small with a very high power-to-weight ratio and typically use four cylinder engines. They originated in the United States in the s and are raced on most continents. There is a worldwide tour and national midget tours in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.