TRACK TIME IN TUCSON
TUCSON, AZ – Long winters often force Canadian race teams to look south of the border for a place to race. Since 2015, Tucson Speedway has been a home away from home for Team NPP. Darrell Midgley, driver of the Northern Provincial Pipelines #81 Dodge, made his debut appearance in the Arizona desert at the 2015 Chilly Willy race (finished 22nd). Since his debut, the Sidney, British Columbia driver has been a regular at many of Tucson Speedways major events. “I would consider Tucson to be our home track right now (during the winter),” exclaims Midgley, “the track has been very good to us. I think we are one of them now.”
Midgley has led laps, been involved in crashes but has also recorded 10 top-10 finishes in his 26 starts. At his last Tucson Speedway appearance back in January, Midgley overcame an ill handling race car and finished 16th at the 2020 Chilly Willy race. “I was really happy how we ran the last half of the Chilly Willy.” Midgley is back on the 3/8 paved oval of Tucson Speedway this weekend. “Hopefully we can maintain the speed we had back in January. We have a car to compete for sure.”
Super Late Models headline the action on Saturday, March 14th. “It’s neat to be the only Canadian in the field. To be able to finish up front would be special.” Midgleys best ever finish at Tucson Speedway was fourth back in March of 2019.