For the first time since 2018, the Chad McDaniel Memorial Race is back on at Solomon Valley Raceway. Many drivers will converge on Beloit for the 10th running of the event, which is part of the USAC NOS Energy Midget Nationals.
One of the featured drivers for tonight’s event will be defending NASCAR Cup Series Champion Chase Elliott. Elliott came back to the dirt track last night in Meeker, OK. He spun out in the semi-feature, so did not make it to the 30-car feature final. Despite his result last night, there is plenty of buzz around Elliott coming to Beloit as Chad McDaniel Memorial Race co-promoter Nathan LaBarge explains.
Again, the last time the Chad McDaniel Memorial Race took place was in 2018 at Solomon Valley Raceway. In that race, Kevin Thomas, Jr. picked up his second win at the event. Another past two-time winner in 2013 and 2017 was Christopher Bell, who is currently racing on the NASCAR Cup circuit. NASCAR is the ultimate goal for many of the drivers that will be showcasing their talents tonight. LaBarge is excited to bring the memorial race back for his friend Chad McDaniel and offers thoughts on what you can expect to see tonight.
The Chad McDaniel Memorial Race starts with hot laps at 6:30 tonight with qualifying at 7:00 and racing to start at approximately 7:30. Gates will open at 5:00 at Solomon Valley Raceway. Admission is $20 for adults and $5 for students high school age and younger.