SIDNEY, BC – The race season is not over yet for the newly crowned champion of the Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series. Darrell Midgley, who won his first season championship on the dirt in Edmonton, Alberta on the weekend, is preparing for three races on the pavement over the next month and a half. “I’ve raced at these tracks in the past but not in a row like we are doing this year.”


The veteran pavement racer will be driving the Northern Provincial Pipelines/Lucas Oil #81 Dodge at Penticton Speedway in British Columbia this weekend, Shasta Raceway Park near Anderson, California in October and Las Vegas Motor Speedway in November. “We have two different pavement cars ready to go,” indicates the Sidney, BC driver, “we will be using one car for Penticton and Las Vegas. The other car will be for the track in California.” Midgley is optimistic about his chances at all three tracks. “We’ve only run the tracks in Penticton and Las Vegas a couple times over the years. You just never know how a race will go.” Midgley is particularly looking forward to the race in Anderson, California. This will be the 21st consecutive year that the BC driver will head to the Golden State to run the Fall Classic Late Model Invitational at Shasta Raceway Park. “We won it in 2001!” Midgley, the only Canadian in the field last year, finished fifth at the California race.

PENTICTON SPEEDWAY – Saturday, September 26th
SHASTA RACEWAY PARK – Saturday/Sunday, October 3rd/4th
LAS VEGAS MOTORSPEEDWAY – Saturday, November 7th