Making his first appearance this season on the “Fastest 1/3 Mile in the West,” former Indy car driver Davey Hamilton will grace the Madera Speedway">Madera Speedway track in the “Gerhardt Classic” on Saturday, July 7, 2012 for Round 3 of the Super Saturday presented by Coors Light featuring the 410/360 Super Modifieds, USAC Sprint Cars, BCRA/USAC Midgets, NCMA Sprint Cars, Sports Mods, BCRA Vintage Sprints and Midgets.
Hamilton, who has ran 11 times in Indianapolis 500 — including a fourth-place finish in 1998 — the most recent being last season, will compete in the 100-lap BCRA/USAC midgets main with a three wide start on the Speedway’s newly paved asphalt.
He will face the likes of previous main winners Chad Nichols (May 5) and Scott Pierovich (June 9) in a fast-paced wild race that last time out featured 16 cars.
The USAC Sprint Cars also promise to give a quality race as Brian McClish, who won the last main on June 9, will try to make it two. It won’t be easy with drivers such as Tony Hunt, who won the first 50-lap main of the season at the Madera Speedway, and Cody Gerhardt lining up beside him to start the main.
Gerhardt, whose late grandfather Fred the event is named after, took second behind McClish in the last race on June 9.
The NCMA Sprint cars will run a 30-lap main as Ed Amador and David Goodwill have each captured mains this season with Denny Burrell knocking on the door with two top-three finishes.
Qualifying begins at 4 p.m. with the racing set to begin at 6 p.m.