The Earnhardt family continues tradition on the race track; Tonight is her first race as full-time USAC National Midget driver
18-year-old, Karsyn Elledge is the daughter of Kelley Earnhardt Miller. That makes her the granddaughter of NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt.
Karsyn has been racing on dirt in and around the North Carolina area. In 2018, she branched out to competed in her first Chili Bowl race weekend along with a few other Dirt Midget events.
“She’s been racing dirt in the Mini-Outlaw karts around North Carolina,” Kelley Earnhardt Miller stated on her new show ‘Beyond Racing’ via Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.
“She’s moved off to college in Indianapolis. She ran some midget races last year.”
“Her love of racing is really in the dirt racing world. She worked hard over the winter to put together a proposal for sponsorship in the full USAC dirt midget series.”
Karsyn Elledge #1
USAC National Midget Series
She’s now got backing from Brandt and more backing from TMC Transportation for 18 events. Additional sponsorship is coming from Nationwide Insurance and iRacing.
Harrold Annett, the CEO of TMC Transportation owned the car that Sammy Swindell drove to 145 feature race wins. He was the owner of the Swindell machine between 1988-93.
She will drive for the Tucker-Boat Motorsports team in the #1 machine. Her first race as a USAC National Midget driver begins tonight at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida.
“She’s real excited. She’s going to run the full series schedule and couldn’t be happier.”
The USAC National Midget Series hosts 35 night of racing throughout the year.
“This is plan A for her. It’s not for momma. But, plan A for her is to be a race car driver. We talk about plan A and plan B all the time and the need for her college career to take her where maybe racing won’t,” Kelley Earnhardt Miller concluded.
Bubba Raceway Park
USAC National Midget Practice Results
February 7, 2019
Practice for the first race of the season was concluded last night at Bubba Raceway Park. Here are the combined times from the night of practice:
PRACTICE: 1. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 5, Petry-14.263; 2. C.J. Leary, 76m, FMR-14.305; 3. Chris Windom, 17BC, Clauson/Marshall-14.420; 4. Chase Jones, 57B, Ecker-14.427; 5. Tyler Courtney, 7BC, Clauson/Marshall-14.450; 6. Tanner Carrick, 71K, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-14.454; 7. Zeb Wise, 39BC, Clauson/Marshall-14.459; 8. Tanner Thorson, 3c, Tri-C-14.468; 9. Adam Pierson, 74m, Mancini/Manafort-14.544; 10. Jerry Coons, Jr., 25, Petry-14.587; 11. Tyler Thomas, 91T, Thomas-14.595; 12. Cole Bodine, 15, Petry-14.636; 13. Karter Sarff, 21KS, Reynolds-14.647; 14. Steve Buckwalter, 0, Buckwalter-14.654; 15. Sterling Cling, 35, Petry-14.669; 16. Tucker Klaasmeyer, 27, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-14.676; 17. Chad Boat, 84, Tucker/Boat-14.698; 18. Zane Hendricks, 27z, Hendricks-14.838; 19. Sam Johnson, 19J, Reynolds/Jetson-14.898; 20. Andrew Layser, 47BC, Clauson/Marshall-14.943; 21. Ethan Mitchell, 19m, Bundy Built-15.014; 22. Logan Seavey, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-15.014; 23. Holley Hollan, 67K, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-15.066; 24. Karsyn Elledge, 1, Tucker/Boat-15.120; 25. Jesse Colwell, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-15.218; 26. Noah Gass, 20G, Gass-15.524.
Here’s Karsyn Elledge’s dirt midget ride in the pit area at Bubba Raceway Park: