TULSA, Okla. – Ethan Mitchell turned the quickest lap in Thursday night’s USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget practice session in preparation for two full nights of racing this Friday and Saturday at Port City Raceway.
Mitchell, in his Bundy Built Motorsports/QRC – Mark 4 – Walker Filtration – Arai/Spike/Bundy Built Honda, clocked in with a top lap of 9.173 seconds around the eighth-mile dirt oval. The Mooresville, N.C., native set the top in practice session number one.
Fifteen drivers were under the one-lap USAC National Midget track record at Port City, set in 2020 by Cannon McIntosh at 9.398 seconds
Mitchell was followed by Chris Windom at 9.211 seconds and Kevin Thomas Jr. third at 9.215 seconds. Jacob Denney, making his USAC National Midget debut this weekend, timed in fourth at 9.225 seconds while last year’s T-Town Midget Showdown winner Justin Grant rounded out the top-five at 9.238 seconds.
Twenty-four drivers recorded a time in Thursday night’s practice. More than 40 drivers have pre-entered for the weekend’s races paying $3,000 to win on Friday and $7,001 to win on Saturday.