Copper World Midget Qualifying

USAC MCI WORLDCOM NATIONAL/"WESTERN STATES" MIDGET CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: February 5-7, 1998 -- Phoenix, Arizona - Phoenix International Raceway - 22nd U.S. Tobacco "Copper World Classic" QUALIFICATIONS: (Held Feb. 6) 1. Jason Leffler,...

USAC MCI WORLDCOM NATIONAL/"WESTERN STATES" MIDGET CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: February 5-7, 1998 -- Phoenix, Arizona - Phoenix International Raceway - 22nd U.S. Tobacco "Copper World Classic"

QUALIFICATIONS: (Held Feb. 6) 1. Jason Leffler, 9, Lewis-27.097; 2. Ricky Shelton, 90, No Limit-27.302; 3. Dave Steele, 91, Lewis-27.304; 4. Ryan Newman, 39, Lewis-27.374; 5. Tracy Hines, 30, Leary-27.564; 6. Jimmy Sills, 4, Calderwood-27.672; 7. Brian Gerster, 16, Nowicke-27.750; 8. Davey Hamilton, 15, Lawson-27.765; 9. A.J. Fike, 69, Fike-27.795; 10. Tony Ave, 75, Frontier-27.830; 11. Kasey Kahne, 7x, Shefchik-27.908; 12. John Starks, 55, Starks-27.911; 13. John Nervo, 21, Nervo/Coggin-28.010; 14. Jerry Coons, Jr., 7, CED-28.027; 15. Dave Darland, 9x, Lewis-28.165; 16. Andy Michner, 26, JS-28.222; 17. A.J. Davis, 128, Owen-28.394; 18. Rick Hendrix, 12, Hendrix/Porto-28.397; 19. Steve Barth, 6, Potter-28.431; 20. Dane Carter, 77, Carter-28.436; 21. Clay Klepper, 17, Hartman-28.439; 22. Roger Corrigan, 65, Corrigan-28.455; 23. John Heydenreich, 62, Klatt-28.466; 24. Michael Lewis, 85, Lewis-28.477; 25. Rick Treadway, 88, Treadway-28.493; 26. Shane Scully, 56, Scully-28.504; 27. Travis Welpott, 18, P & E-28.590; 28. Marc DeBeaumont, 11, Sewell/DeBeaumont-28.658; 29. Tony Hunt, 30x, Cook-28.789; 30. Bryan Stanfill, 25, Stanfill-28.805; 31. Jason Lynch, 35, Lynch-28.845; 32. Nick Geranio, 39x, Alliance Racing-28.867; 33. Nick Lundgreen, 49, Lundgreen-28.906; 34. Kenneth Nichols, 95, Covington-28.937; 35. Wally Pankratz, 8x, Pankratz-28.996; 36. Matt Streeter, 74, Streeter-29.052; 37. Carl Olsen, 147, Team ASA-29.170; 38. Scooter Ellis, 73, Ellis-29.200; 39. Ed Carpenter, 3, TG-29.201; 40. Danny Ebberts, 14x, Schlachter-29.266; 41. Chad Nichols, 67, Zarounian-29.805; 42. Brian Tyler, 45, Hughes-30.352; 43. Kevin Newton, 44, Newton-30.590; 44. Gary Mondschein, 5, Mondschein-34.532; 45. Michael Roselli, Jr., 93, Roselli-NT; 46. Billy Felts, Sr., 18x, Felts-NT; 47. Steve Paden, 0, Farrier-NT; 48. Jack Hewitt, 24, Parker-NT; 49. Ronnie Johncox, 8, Johncox-NT; 50. Johnny Murdock, 0x, Murdock-NT; 51. Memo Gidley, 139, Alliance Racing-NT; 52. #2, JS-NT.

CONSOLATION RACE: (10 laps - Held Feb. 6) 1. Scully, 2. Welpott, 3. DeBeaumont, 4. Pankratz, 5. Stanfill, 6. Geranio, 7. Treadway, 8. Lynch, 9. Ebberts, 10. Ellis, 11. Olsen, 12. Streeter, 13. Newton, 14. Nichols, 15. Johncox, 16. Lundgreen, 17. Carpenter, 18. Hewitt, 19. Hunt, 20. Mondschein. NT

FEATURE: (25 Laps - Held Feb. 7) 1. **Ronnie Johncox flipped during the consolation race. Kenneth Nichols was transported to St. John's hospital in critical condition with a closed head injury after crashing during the consolation race. Johncox was also transported to St. John's for treatment of head and neck pain but he was awake and alert and listed in stable condition.

NEXT MCI WORLDCOM NATIONAL MIDGET CAR RACE: April 18 - Winchester (Ind.) Speedway

NEXT MCI WORLDCOM WESTERN STATES MIDGET CAR RACE: March 13 - Madera (CA) Speedway

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Series USAC
Drivers Jason Leffler , Ryan Newman , Davey Hamilton , Tony Ave , Rick Treadway , Kasey Kahne , Michael Lewis , John Nervo , Dave Darland , Danny Ebberts , Tracy Hines , Dave Steele , Jack Hewitt , Brian Tyler , Ronnie Johncox , John Heydenreich , Dane Carter , A.J. Fike , John Starks , Steve Paden , Jerry Coons , Wally Pankratz , Michael Roselli , Nick Lundgreen , Jimmy Sills , Clay Klepper , Brian Gerster , Bryan Stanfill , Tony Hunt , Rick Hendrix , Matt Streeter , Johnny Murdock , Ed Carpenter , Ricky Shelton