Western Midget Racing is heading to Mohave Valley Raceway for the next round of the series. (WMR photo)

Western Midget Racing Heads To Mohave Valley

WATSONVILLE, Calif. — Western Midget Racing (WWR) will visit the seventh venue in series history on Saturday night, traveling to the Mohave Valley Raceway in Arizona.

WMR will join IMCA modifieds, street stocks and dwarf cars in action on the one-third-mile dirt track.

Saturday’s action will serve as round two for the 19-race WMR championship which will ultimately span eight different venues across races from February through October. Arizona driver Dustin Cormany topped a 21-car field to claim victory in the season opener in Glendale, Ariz., on Feb. 4.

Drivers from three different states will be represented in the field. The Phoenix-area contingent is expected to include the trio of Chad Whitcher-owned cars driven by the High family. Three-time series winner Nathan High of Goodyear, Ariz., is joined by daughter Chloe High, 18. Tyler High will race in the No. 33AZ.

Last year’s WMR championship runner-up and Adobe Mountain track champion Cory Brown of Peoria will be in action driving the No. 29 Ripper Chassis. Phoenix’s Dale Eliason, Jr. plans to travel west with his No. 43 Boss Chassis. Eliason has three top-fives in five career starts including a best finish of second. Multiple other Arizona drivers are also planning to participate.

Kyle Hawse of Las Vegas leads the charge of Nevada competitors. Hawse finished third in last year’s standings and looks to rebound from a ninth-place finish at Adobe in February, driving the No. 20 Triple-X Chassis. Racin Silva of Henderson, Nev., is also expected in his family’s No. 5s Spike Chassis.

The Golden State of California will bring several challengers to Mohave Valley.

Last year’s series Rookie of the Year Logan Mitchell has his sights firmly on a first-career series win aboard the No. 96x Boss Chassis. 2014 Bay Cities Racing Association Hall of Fame inductee Cameron Beard will returns to action in the No. 42 entry.

Series newcomer Will Browne is slated to make his first WMR start driving for Neverlift Motorsports in the No. 8 Triple-X Chassis. The Glendora, Calif., driver competed recently in Lightning Sprints with a best finish of second in Chico.