Gibson Goes at Grundy County Morris, IL, 6-26-99 - Defending ARCA Auto Value Midget Series champion Gene Lee Gibson padded his point lead Saturday night at Grundy County Speedway in Morris, Illinois with a convincing victory in ...
Gibson Goes at Grundy County Morris, IL, 6-26-99 - Defending ARCA Auto Value Midget Series champion Gene Lee Gibson padded his point lead Saturday night at Grundy County Speedway in Morris, Illinois with a convincing victory in the ARCA/UMARA sanctioned 50 lap main event. The Richwood, Ohio second generation driver, who started fourth, overhauled Tim Spindler on the second lap and drove away from the field to earn his 3rd ARCA Midget victory of the season and 13th of his career. "It just keeps getting better and better," said Gibson. "The handle was perfect on the car so I could drive it anywhere I needed to. It was a tough field of Midgets here tonight so we knew we had to hustle right from the start. I’ll tell ya, My dad (Todd) built one heck of race car here, and he’s pretty good at setting it up too. He made my job a lot easier tonight." Aaron Fike charged hard from the 12th starting position to finish second ahead of Dave Thompson, Roger Corrigan and Clay Klepper to finish out the top five. Larry Gibson raced from 14th to finish sixth, the last car on the lead lap. Spindler finished one lap back in seventh over Larry Wesch, Jim Hines and defending Grundy County Midget champion Dave Gough to complete the top ten. Heat winners were Gene Lee Gibson, Gough and Don Carter, Jr. Next action for the ARCA Auto Value Midget Series will Thursday night, July 1st at Springport Speedway in Springport, Michigan.
SERIES POINT LEADERS: Gene Lee Gibson 1050, Jim Hettinger 730, Larry Gibson 570, Jason Fuller 485, Gary Harrell 455, Todd Sears 420, Dave Baumgartner 405, Brian Medley 375, Sarah Fisher 260, Rick Harrell 250.
1999 ARCA AUTO VALUE MIDGET SERIES EVENT #5 Grundy County Speedway, Morris IL Official Results, 6-26-99 FIN STR CAR POS POS NO DRIVER TEAM & CAR LAPS STATUS 1 4 0 Gene Lee Gibson Gibson Racing Autocraft 50 Running 2 12 69 Aaron Fike UMARA 50 Running 3 7 24 Dave Thompson Savage Racing-MAC Tools VW 50 Running 4 6 65 Roger Corrigan UMARA 50 Running 5 3 17x Clay Klepper UMARA 50 Running 6 14 5 Larry Gibson Gillialand Body Shop-Dotson's Garage Beast 50 Running 7 2 81 Tim Spindler UMARA 49 Running 8 19 98x Larry Wesch UMARA 49 Running 9 15 17 Jim Hines UMARA 49 Running 10 21 6 Dave Gough UMARA 49 Running 11 17 36 Jim Anderson UMARA 49 Running 12 9 98 Glenn Myers Jr Myers Racing VW 49 Running 13 11 15 Rich Corsen UMARA 49 Running 14 20 12 Dale Balinger UMARA 47 Running 15 16 87 Matt Estep UMARA 31 Engine 16 1 34 John Winstrup UMARA 30 Engine 17 18 32 Fred Tear Jr UMARA 28 Engine 18 8 4 Nick Fox UMARA 24 Handling 19 13 22 John Myers UMARA 20 Engine 20 10 48 Steve Thinnes UMARA 15 Driveshaft 21 5 26 Don Carter Jr UMARA 1 Engine HEAT WINNERS: Gene Lee Gibson, David Gough, Don Carter Jr B-MAIN WINNER: Aaron Fike LAP LEADERS: Spindler 1 (1); Gibson 2-50 (49)