PEDREGON TO COMPETE AT PLYMOUTH WEDNESDAY; ARMSTRONG TAKES ANDERSON KENYON FEATURE; PARISH, IRWIN, WIMMENAUER ALL ...
PEDREGON TO COMPETE AT PLYMOUTH WEDNESDAY; ARMSTRONG TAKES ANDERSON KENYON FEATURE; PARISH, IRWIN, WIMMENAUER ALL #1 AT MOUNT LAWN
Cruz Pedregon of Torrance, Calif. a 3-time U.S. Nationals Funny Car Champion and the first driver to reach 310 mph in a Funny Car, is schedule to compete in Wednesday night's USAC regional racing program at Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway.
Pedregon will compete in the regional midget portion of the "Wednesday Night Thunder" tripleheader which also features Kenyon and Indiana Ford Focus midget racing. Three 30-lap features are on tap at the 3/8-mile paved oval.
Travis Young, Robby Parish and Kyle Hamilton will try to protect their respective series point leads at Plymouth. Young finished second to Parish in last Thursday's Regional Midget 30-lapper at Mount Lawn Speedway in New Castle, Ind. Parish was third behind Tyler Irwin and Chett Gehrke in Thursday's Indiana Ford Focus feature at Mount Lawn and Hamilton was second to Dakoda Armstrong in Wednesday's Kenyon race at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway and to Jeff Wimmenauer in Thursday's Mount Lawn Kenyon main event.
Armstrong, of New Castle, led all 30 laps at Anderson in his Bungee North America/Anderson Yamaha to beat Hamilton, Cale Conley, Drew Charlson and Wimmenauer. WImmenauer led all but the first lap at New Castle Thursday in his Industrial Anodizing Yamaha to beat Hamilton, Blake Fitzpatrick, Jacob Thompson and Brett Burdette. Charlson led the opening lap.
Parish, of Knightstown, Ind., passed Ricky Ehrgott on lap four and led the rest of the way in his Robertson Drywall/Executive Homes Beast/Pink Chevy to win Thursday's New Castle Regional Midget feature. Young, Brent Beauchamp, Alex Pruett and Ehrgott trailed at the finish.
Irwin, of Polson, Mont., led all but the first two laps to win Thursday's Mount Lawn Ford Focus feature in his Irwin Racing Beast. Gehrke, Parish, Craig Haack and Alison MacLeod followed the winner. Haack led the first two laps before yielding to Irwin.