Anderson Speedway 2000-06-30

Michael Lewis of Noblesville, Ind. and Kasey Kahne of Enumclaw, Wash. raced to a photo-finish in Friday night's nationally-televised (ESPN) MCI WorldCom USAC National Midget Car race at the Anderson Speedway. Lewis was declared the winner...

Michael Lewis of Noblesville, Ind. and Kasey Kahne of Enumclaw, Wash. raced to a photo-finish in Friday night's nationally-televised (ESPN) MCI WorldCom USAC National Midget Car race at the Anderson Speedway. Lewis was declared the winner by inches after leading all 40 laps. The finish was the closest in the 45-year history of USAC competition with the two cars virtually side-by-side at the checkered flag! Lewis and his Lewis Brothers Tool Rental/A & C Trucking/Concrete Connection Pink Chevy/Beast were trailed by Kahne, David Gough, Tracy Hines and Aaron Fike. Lewis’ victory was his first in USAC National competition, although he won a Speedrome Regional Midget Series feature at Anderson in 1996. The MCI WorldCom National Midget Car Series now prepares for a Sunday night, July 9 date at the Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway which will also serve as the opening event in USAC’s brand-new Dirt-Track Regional Midget Car Series. Points will be awarded toward both series championships, with a 40-lap feature event planned at the ¼-mile dirt track. Kahne’s Anderson finish left him with a 37-point lead over Jay Drake in the new National standings. Drake finished sixth at Anderson after posting the fastest qualifying time.

<pre> USAC MCI WORLDCOM NATIONAL MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS

1. Kasey Kahne 371 2. Jay Drake 334 3. Dave Darland 301 4. Michael Lewis 291 5. A.J. Fike 241 6. John Heydenreich 218 7. Jimmy McCune 205 8. Tracy Hines 192 9. Ryan Newman 192 10. Aaron Fike 186

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Series USAC
Drivers Ryan Newman , Kasey Kahne , Michael Lewis , Dave Darland , Tracy Hines , Aaron Fike , Jay Drake , John Heydenreich , Jimmy McCune , A.J. Fike , David Gough