FF: IN/RegM/KM: Weekly racing news 2006-07-17

CLAUSON, MACLEOD, ARMSTRONG TAME NEW CASTLE INDIANAPOLIS -- Bryan Clauson, Alison MacLeod and Dakoda Armstrong each scored wins last Wednesday in USAC "Wednesday Night Thunder" action at Mt. Lawn Speedway in New Castle, Ind., and two of those...

CLAUSON, MACLEOD, ARMSTRONG TAME NEW CASTLE

INDIANAPOLIS -- Bryan Clauson, Alison MacLeod and Dakoda Armstrong each scored wins last Wednesday in USAC "Wednesday Night Thunder" action at Mt. Lawn Speedway in New Castle, Ind., and two of those will aim for consecutive victories this week at the 3/10-mile track.

Clauson was unstoppable in the No. 7 Armstrong Farms/Bunge machine in USAC Regional Midget Car Series action. He led 26 of the 30 laps at Mt. Lawn, beating Bobby Smith, Travis Young, Alex Pruett and Mel Kenyon to the stripe.

With his third-place finish, Young pulled to within 49 points of point leader Scott Thoman, who suffered problems in his heat races and finished 10th in the feature after jumping into another car. Young also made his feature appearance in another machine. The series will see a different winner this week as Clauson returns to USAC National Sprint Car Series competition.

After weeks of frustration at the track, MacLeod claimed her first USAC Ford Focus victory of the season, leading 21 of the 25 laps after taking the point from Shannon McIntosh, who shared with MacLeod the front row. From there, MacLeod piloted the No. 4 Beast/Ford Focus to the win ahead of James Robertson, Tate Martz, Tyler Irwin and Andy Nock. Robertson assumed the point lead from Zach Schiff, who finished 13th. Martz jumped into second in the standings.

Former USAC Kenyon Midget Car Series champion Armstrong gave his father Craig his second victory of the evening, this in the Yamaha-powered cars. Armstrong took the lead from point leader Chris Windom on Lap 6 and was never headed in beating Windom, Jordan Pennington, Sammy Imel and cousin Caleb Armstrong. Craig Armstrong also owns the car Clauson took to Victory Lane in the Regional Midgets.

Windom leads the points now by 31 over Imel.

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Series USAC
Drivers Scott Thoman , Bryan Clauson , Alex Pruett , Zach Schiff , Alison MacLeod , Dakoda Armstrong , Caleb Armstrong , Chris Windom , Shannon McIntosh