MODIFIED ACE DEREK LOSH SET TO MAKE MIDGET DEBUT AT RUMBLE
With 96 Modified Wins in Five Years, Losh Looking Forward to New Challenge
FORT WAYNE, IN (December 15, 2022) – Known as a threat to win whenever he pulls into a pit area with his UMP
Modified, Derek Losh will be entering unchartered territory December 30 and 31 when he straps into a Midget racer for
the 24th Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales.
With 96 Modified feature wins over the past five years, including 23 this past season, Losh has teamed up with veteran
car owner Randy Burrow for his Midget debut. “Yes, this will be my first time piloting a full-size Midget,” quipped the
Rensselaer, IN chauffeur, “and I am looking forward to the opportunity and challenge. I feel confident in the equipment
and expertise that Randy Burrow and his team brings to the table.”
Stepping out of his comfort zone of dirt track racing, this will mark Losh’s first foray into concrete racing. “I anticipate a
high level of ‘chaos’ while being faced with a steep learning curve. This is a completely different style of track and racing
that I am accustomed to. Learning the constantly changing track conditions, along with mastering the driving style
needed will be the key to finding success.”
A formidable list of foes awaits Losh on the purpose built 1/6-mile concrete oval inside of Fort Wayne’s Allen County
War Memorial Coliseum. Burrow Racing teammate Billy Wease is only one. Wease has driven his way into victory lane
five times at the bullring. Other returning Rumble winners Losh will face include former Indy Racing League (IRL) and
NASCAR Cup champion Tony Stewart (12), Russ Gamester (5), Justin Peck (3), Mike Fedorcak (1) and Nick Hamilton (1).
Joining the Midgets over the busy weekend will be the LiUNA Non-Winged 600 Midgets, North Baltimore Custom Cuts
Winged 600 Midgets, 8 classes of go-karts and 6 classes of Baker Racing Engines quarter midgets, with full racing
programs for each of the divisions each night.
Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales tickets are available through any Ticketmaster outlet or
at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum box office, and on race-day.
Complete event information may be found at www.rumbleinfortwayne.com