Photo By: Lucas Halbert
Dave Mac-Dalby Motorsports is entering its busiest stretch of the year with ten races in eleven days laying ahead. The looming races are bringing in new and proven drivers within the motorsports industry.
Fifteen-year-old, Brody Wake (Lake Havasu City, Arizona) is set to make his National Midget debut with the team on Friday, June 2nd at Wayne County Speedway. Wake will partake in 32 races and is excited to racing a National Midget. “I am looking forward getting a new experience and learning how to drive different ways with a different car, what to do in different situations against big name drivers.”
Brody hails from the bull rings of California, primarily racing Outlaw Karts and Micro Sprints. Last week he tested at Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Oklahoma, dipping his toes in the Midget. With Wake’s first race being at Wayne County, Brody things what he learned from Micro Sprints and his test at Port City will translate over.
“Any type of track moving forward will help me learn, but a tight track like Wayne County will be best for learning. It will make my reactions quicker and help me learn how to make less mistakes. Wayne County certainly suits my style from my past experiences.
On the flip side, 2023 Daytona 500 Champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is making his first DMD appearance of the year. He made his Dave Mac-Dalby debut last August at the BC39 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Stenhouse drove the NOS Energy Drink #08 from the C-Main to the A-Main and scored a Top 10.
This weekend Ricky will tackle Tri-City Speedway (Granite City, IL) on Thursday, June 1st, and Wayne County Speedway (Wayne City, IL), on Saturday, June 3rd. Stenhouse has one previous start in a Midget at Wayne County, placing 20th despite gaining eight positions at the 2016 Jason Leffler Memorial.
Joining Wake and Stenhouse, at the Southern Illinois race tracks is Austin Barnhill. The Wilmington, North Carolina native has performed best on bullrings similar to Wayne County, scoring a Top 10 at fellow Illinois racetrack, the Southern Illinois Center, and at Millbridge Speedway last week.
The fourth and final driver in the Dave Mac-Dalby Motorsports lineup is Cannon McIntosh. C-Mac is hot, hot, hot entering the Southern Illinois swing with the Xtreme Outlaw Midgets, and USAC’s Indiana Midget Week. Cannon has five National Midget wins in 2023. He also boasts second place finishes at Tri-City (2022), and at Wayne County (2021).
After a trio of races in Illinois with the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series, the Dave Mac-Dalby Motorsports team will dive straight into USAC Indiana Midget at Tri-State Speedway (Haubstadt, IN). Indiana Midget Week consists of seven races in eight days across all of Indiana.
2023 Indiana Midget Week Schedule:
June 4th - Tri-State Speedway (Haubstadt, Indiana)
June 5th - Circle City Raceway (Indianapolis, Indiana)
June 7th - Gas City I-69 Speedway (Gas City, Indiana)
June 8th - Lincoln Park Speedway (Putnamville, Indiana)
June 9th - Bloomington Speedway (Bloomington, Indiana)
June 10th - Lawrenceburg Speedway (Lawrenceburg, Indiana)
June 11th - Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, Indiana)
- Lucas Halbert