Beaver Dam preview, Sun Prairie recap

7th "SUE THIEL MEMORIAL" FRIDAY AT DODGE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS; KUHN, JONES TAKE "HALL OF FAME CLASSIC" FEATURES Tracy Hines of New Castle, Ind. leads the USAC Mopar National Midget Series to Friday's 7th Annual Mid-State...

7th "SUE THIEL MEMORIAL" FRIDAY AT DODGE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS; KUHN, JONES TAKE "HALL OF FAME CLASSIC" FEATURES

Tracy Hines of New Castle, Ind. leads the USAC Mopar National Midget Series to Friday's 7th Annual Mid-State Equipment "Sue Thiel Memorial" race at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam, Wis. Hines has a 75-point lead over Cole Whitt in the new standings.

Friday's race, co-sanctioned by BMARA, could be pivotal in the battle for the 2008 USAC title. Jerry Coons Jr. used the race as a springboard to USAC championships the last two years, winning the race back-to-back in 2006 and 2007. Hines finished second to teammate Levi Jones in Sunday night's race at Sun Prairie, Wis.

Levi Jones of Avon, Ind. led a 1-2 "sweep" for the Tony Stewart Racing Team in Sunday night's 30-lap "Hall of Fame Classic" USAC Mopar National Midget feature at Angell Park Speedway. Jones trailed Dave Darland for 20 laps, then put his Chevy/Bass Pro Shops Spike/Chevy in the lead on lap 21 and led the final 10 laps for the win. Hines took second ahead of Darland, Whitt and Darren Hagen. The race, presented by the Sun Prairie Tourism Commission and Miller Genuine Draft, was co-sanctioned by BMARA.

Brad Kuhn of Avon, Ind. passed Jones four laps from the finish of Saturday night's 30-lap "Hall of Fame Classic" race at Angell Park and led the final four laps in his Fontana Automotive/Pepsi Spike/Fontana. The race, co-sanctioned by BMARA and presented by McGovern's, kicked off the two-night program at the Wisconsin oval. Bobby East escaped injury in a flip late in the feature. Jones led 19 of the 30 laps, while Coons led seven laps and Kuhn paced the final four.

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Series USAC
Drivers Brad Kuhn , Dave Darland , Tracy Hines , Bobby East , Levi Jones , Darren Hagen , Cole Whitt , Jerry Coons Jr.