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Midget Racer Vern Komppa, 94

Vern Komppa during his rookie midget racing season in 1989.

Vern Komppa, who started his midget auto racing driving career at the age of 67 in 1989 racing mostly with the Badger Midget Series, died on Tuesday. He was 94 years old.

Tanner Thorson Claims NMDOTY Title

Tanner Thorson will make his ARCA Racing Series debut later this year for Venturini Motorsports. (Jeff Arns Photo)

Tanner Thorson’s victory in Thursday’s 75th annual Turkey Night Grand Prix at Perris Auto Speedway helped him secure the 2015 National Midget Driver of the Year Championship.

Abreu & Thorson To Settle NMDOTY Fight

Rico Abreu holds a slim eight point lead in the National Midget Driver of the Year standings heading into the Turkey Night Grand Prix on Thursday. (USAC photo)

Rico Abreu holds an eight-point lead over teammate Tanner Thorson in the National Midget Driver of the Year Championship heading into Thursday’s 75th annual Turkey night Grand Prix at Perris Auto Speedway.

Neuman Captures Badger Midget Finale

Jake Neuman won Sunday's Badger Midget Series season finale at Angell Park Speedway. (Jeff Arns Photo)

Jake Neuman captured the 20-lap Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie/Mid-State Equipment Badger Midget Series feature Sunday night at Angell Park Speedway.

Budres Breaks Through At Angell Park

David Budres raced to victory in Sunday's Badger Midget Series feature at Angell Park Speedway. (Roger Hamilton Photo)

David Budres captured the Miller Lite Cornfest Racing Classic 20-lap Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie/Mid-State Equipment Badger Midget Series feature Sunday night at Angell Park Speedway.

Gerrits Controls Badger Micro Action

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Will Gerrits won the 15-lap Badger 600 Micro Series feature Sunday night at Angell Park Speedway.

Norm Nelson Classic Goes To Waelti

Brandon Waelti won the Norm Nelson Classic Badger Midget Series event on Sunday night at Angell Park Speedway. (Bob Cruse Photo)

Brandon Waelti scored a popular hometown victory winning the second annual Norm Nelson Classic 20-lap Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie/Mid-State Equipment Badger Midget Series feature Sunday night at Angell Park Speedway.

It’s Balog Again At Angell Park

Bill Balog (57) passes Don Bigelow en route to winning Sunday's Badger Midget Series feature at Angell Park Speedway. (Bob Cruse Photo)

Bill Balog won the 20-lap Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie/Mid-State Equipment Badger Midget Series feature Sunday night at Angell Park Speedway.

Balog Sweeps Through Angell Park

The Badger Midget Series schedule will feature 16 events in 2016, most of which at Angell Park Speedway. (Roger Hamilton Photo)

Bill Balog turned in one of the most amazing performances in track history Sunday night at Angell Park Speedway, winning the Badger Midget Series and Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series features.

Car Crash Claims Midget Vet Fiscus

Randy Fiscus in 1999 during Badger Midget Series competition.

Randy Fiscus, a long-time competitor with the Badger Midget Series, died Friday night as a result of an automobile accident in Madison. He was 51 years old.

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