Levi Jones of Olney, Ill., one of America’s most accomplished race drivers and tied for the second-most all-time USAC National Driving championships, has been named National Midget Racing Director for the United States Auto Club, effectively immediately.
Jones brings a wealth of experience to the post, having competed in and won in every National series. His new post will involve a myriad of duties impacting all of USAC’s Midget programs and schedules, including the HPD Midget series and its overall direction. In addition to his duties overseeing all Midget racing, Levi will have added focuses on the overall fan experience and track safety at USAC National series events.
Jones was the winner of several USAC National Midget racing events, including the “Gold Crown Midget Nationals” at Granite City, Ill., plus three “Tony Hulman Classic” Sprint and two “4-Crown Nationals” Sprint races and the 2013 “Hoosier Hundred” Silver Crown race. He is eager to address the issues challenging the sport and has innovative ideas for the future. His USAC National Championships include the 2010 and 2011 Silver Crown series and the 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011 Sprint car titles. He also earned a trio of Indiana Sprint Week titles and a pair of Eastern Storm crowns.
“I’m anxious to get started and look forward to working with our participants and race organizers in the coming months as we develop our 2016 series plans,” says Jones.
“We are extremely fortunate to have Levi and the enthusiasm he brings to the table,” adds USAC President Kevin Miller. “His fresh approach to the current climate surrounding the sport of Midget racing is welcomed as we enter our 61st year of USAC competition.”
Levi and his wife Heidi and his children Cru, Winston and Ava have relocated to Plainfield, Ind. to begin this new chapter of his auto racing life.