Brad Hayes Racing Buys USSA

Oct 25, 2021

Brad Hayes Racing has agreed to purchase the United States Speed Association (USSA) and the Mel Kenyon Midget Series, USSA officials announced. The current USSA partners, Don Kenyon, Eric Bunn and Norm Shields, will complete the 2021 racing schedule and hold the 2021 season Banquet, the series said. Brad Hayes and his group will officially take over control of the sanctioning body and series on Nov. 8.

The United States Speed Association was incorporated in Dec. 2009. USSA has sanctioned 250 races to date with competitors taking home $1,485,760.00. Fifty-six different drivers have visited victory lane in Kenyon Midget, Ford Focus Midget, Unlimited Midget and pavement sprint car racing.

“It is with mixed feelings that I am selling the USSA midget series. Even though the operation of USSA has changed hands, Mel and I will still be available in whatever capacity we are needed,” commented Don Kenyon. Kenyon has been the president of USSA for its entire 12-year history.

“What an incredible honor it is that Mel and Don Kenyon have entrusted the future of USSA and Mel Kenyon Midget Series to BHR. It is with immense respect and esteem for BHR to continue the series with dedication to Mel and Don’s racing legacies,” said Hayes.

“We are looking forward to working with all current and new teams in the series. We will maintain the history of what Mel and Don have done for the sport, while growing the series with a fresh energy for the 2022 season,” Hayes continued.