Severe thunderstorms and heavy rain in the St. Louis area expectedtonight and continuing into Friday have forced cancellation of Friday night’s scheduled “Hut Hundred” Honda USAC National Midget race at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill. It marks the second consecutive rainout for the traditional event which dates back to 1954.

Saturday night’s “Belleville Bash” at Belle Clair Speedway in Belleville, Ill., co-sanctioned by POWRi, remains on tap at the spectacular high-banked quarter-mile dirt oval.

The Honda USAC National Midgets return to Tri-City Speedway in Granite City for the October-2-3-4 “Gold Crown Midget Nationals.”

Rico Abreu of Rutherford, Calif. (USAC) and Christopher Bell of Norman, Okla. (2014 POWRi point leader and 2013 Honda USAC National Champion), enter the Belleville races as the respective series point leaders.