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Gerhardt wins season finale – Cofer claims the championship

From the desk of Kevin Triplett Ten of Bay Cities Racing Association’s (BCRA) best pavement midgets were on hand Saturday September 30 at the Madera Speedway for the 2017 season finale. Chad Nichols in the #17N Shanoian Special sped around the 1/3-mile paved oval in 14.193 seconds to claim the top qualifying honors, trailed by

Nichols dominates 2017 Harvest Classic

By Kevin Triplett On Saturday night September 16, the mighty midgets of the Bay Cities Racing Association (BCRA) were in action at the ultra-fast Madera Speedway paved oval as part of the 45th annual Harvest Classic. The first car out for time trials, the #17 Shanoian Special Esslinger-powered Beast chassis piloted by Chad Nichols, spun

Alex Schutte dominates Gold Cup Midgets

By Kevin Triplett Twenty midget racers were on hand at the famed Sliver Dollar Speedway in Chico California on Thursday night September 7 for a joint Bay Cities Racing Association (BCRA)/United States Auto Club (USAC) Western States midget race. The mighty midgets were part of the second night of racing for the four-night 64th annual

Faccinto brings his broom to the Stockton dirt track

By Kevin Triplett On Saturday August 26 a field of eleven Bay Cities Racing Association (BCRA) midgets took part in the Stockton Dirt Track’s Salute to Leroy Van Conett in a program together that also included the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour (SCCT) winged 360 cubic inch sprint cars. One BCRA competitor Cory

2nd Annual Tom Manning Memorial Race – August 5, 2017 Results

From the desk of Kevin Triplett A field of ten speedy Bay Cities Racing Association (BCRA) midgets was part of Stockton 99 Speedway’s “Night of Champions” on Saturday night August 5. Eight of the ten cars posted times in the 13-second bracket in time trials, paced by third generation racer Chad Nichols in the Shanoanian

Michael Faccinto captures clean sweep at Fernley 95a Speedway, Saturday July 29, 2017

From the desk of Kevin Triplett, BCRA Midget Media Director Bay Cities Racing Association (BCRA) racer Michael Faccinto unveiled a new Simpson driver’s uniform before the evening’s races at Fernley 95A Speedway Saturday, which he hoped would change his luck. In recent weeks Michael’s racing luck has been a roller coaster ride, as Michael flipped

A hotly contested midget race on a hot night at Marysville Speedway

From the desk of Kevin Triplett The mighty midgets of the Bay Cities Racing Association (BCRA) made their only appearance of the 2017 season at Marysville Raceway on a steaming hot Saturday night July 22. The track was in excellent condition for single-car qualifying and Bakersfield’s Cory Elliott eclipsed the old track record of 14.312

Faccinto returns and wins a thriller at Petaluma

By Kevin Triplett Twenty-three midget cars drivers and crews were on hand Saturday night July 15 at the 3/8-mile Petaluma Speedway for the Jack London Hall of Fame race co-sanctioned by Bay Cities Racing Association (BCRA) and the United States Auto Club (USAC). In the afternoon before the racing program began, BCRA hosted the annual

ALEX SCHUTTE CAPTURES PLACERVILLE GOLD

By Kevin Triplett Fourteen “mighty midgets” from the Bay Cities Racing Association (BCRA) invaded “Knoxville on the Hill” Placerville Speedway on Saturday July 1 2017 for a dramatic evening of racing in tandem with the track’s 360 cubic inch winged sprint cars. There were two interesting entries; new BCRA member Ronnie Gardner, the reigning four-time

2017 Jack London Bash Picnic and Hall of Fame Induction Announcement

Hall of Fame Inductees

Congratulations to the following new inductees and their families Jim Abreu – Friend of BCRA as well as Longtime Midget Lite Division Photographer Doug Bock – Midget Owner Dick Geide – Midget Driver Marietta Nichols – Friend of BCRA as well as Longtime supporter of BCRA Inductions will be held on Saturday July 15th, 2017

Cory Elliott claims second win of the season at Petaluma June 10, 2017

By Kevin Triplett BCRA Midget Media Director “The Young Gun” Cory Elliott emerged victorious for the second time in the 2017 season as the Bay Cities Racing Association (BCRA) mighty midgets visited Petaluma Speedway as part of a back-to-back racing weekend on June 10. Fourteen cars took times during the group qualifying sessions with Elliott

Prickett claims Ocean victory June 9, 2017

By Kevin Triplett BCRA Midget Media Director Fresno racer David Prickett claimed victory as the Bay Cities Racing Association (BCRA) mighty midgets made their only 2017 season appearance at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville California on Friday night June 9, the first night of a back-to-back weekend of midget racing. Thirteen cars took to the ¼-mile

Chad Nichols claims Ukiah Victory

By Kevin Triplett BCRA Midget Media Director The midget racers of the Bay Cities Racing Association (BCRA) continued their 78th year of providing racing excitement throughout the state of California with a stop at Ukiah Speedway located on the grounds of the Redwood Empire Fairgrounds along together with a contingent of BCRA vintage midgets. In

Crone wins second Madera feature in a row

By Kevin Triplett BCRA Midget Division Media Director The mighty midgets of the Bay Cities Racing Association were the stars of the show at the 2017 edition of the Vukovich Classic at a chilly Madera Speedway on Saturday May 6, as the “young guns” Courtney Crone, Davey Hamilton Junior and Maria Cofer battled against veterans

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