Honda Powered Stealth Midget Teen Driver Ready for USAC Western States Dirt Midget Race

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Jake Swanson of Anaheim, California has waited a long time for one race. The Orange County teen will drive his Honda Powered Stealth Midget Hanford Speedway for the first time in the USAC Western States Dirt Midget 2009 Series.

Honda Powered Stealth Midget with K&N products ready for USAC Western States Dirt Midget 2009 Series
Honda Powered Stealth Midget with K&N products ready for USAC Western States Dirt Midget 2009 Series
USAC Midget Racing can be a stepping stone for young racing talent. The diversity of the tracks require quick reflexes and scouts take a look at the upcoming drivers.

Mario Andretti, Johnny Rutherford, Parnelli Jones and Al Unser all made their way up the USAC Midget ranks. In 2009, the USAC Midget Car Series is in its 54th year of operation.

Swanson started racing Quarter Midgets in 2001 and won the Region 11 Quarter Midget Class Champion Rookie Year. In 2003 and 2004 Swanson won the Mopar Twin 25 Quarter Midget Race at Irwindale Speedway in California.

In 2006, Swanson finished 2nd overall in the World Formula Class in the Quarter Midget Monza Series. “I’ve had a lot of really cool things happen like winning the Twin 25 Quarter Midget two years in a row and setting the Quarter Midget World Record,” he said. “This could have never happened without the help and support from our sponsors. K&N is a great partner with Swanson Motorsports. I’ve never used anything but K&N air filters. They work great and keep the track debris out of our engines.”

Swanson said he is looking forward to getting on the track this weekend. “Thanks again to everyone who has helped me live the dream,” he said.

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