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SPEEDROME CHAMPIONSHIPS SET FOR THIS WEDNESDAY; YOUNG, EHRGOTT, HAMILTON, PENNINGTON WIN JULY 28 INDIANAPOLIS -- A pair of drivers will be crowned champions for the first time in their USAC careers as the USAC/Speedrome "Thursday Night ...

SPEEDROME CHAMPIONSHIPS SET FOR THIS WEDNESDAY; YOUNG, EHRGOTT, HAMILTON, PENNINGTON WIN JULY 28

INDIANAPOLIS -- A pair of drivers will be crowned champions for the first time in their USAC careers as the USAC/Speedrome "Thursday Night Thunder" completes its season Wednesday at the Blossom Chevrolet Indianapolis Speedrome while a third driver still holds hope for a second title.

Hoosiers Brad Kuhn of Avon and rookie Nick Bohanon of Jeffersonville have battled throughout the Regional Midget Car Series season and are separated by 27 points going into Wednesday's finale. Kuhn is a three-time winner on the season, while Bohanon, the track record holder in the National Midget Car Series, has yet to claim victory. The two were Top 5 finishers in last week's race, won by Travis Young. The Franklin, Ind. native, in the No. 11 Matlock Ford/BG Products Vogler-White/Ford Fontana, led the final 37 laps of the 50-lap event. Rex Norris III finished second, ahead of Kuhn, Bohanon and Andrew Burnett.

Jamie Williams of Columbus, Ind. owns a 46-point advantage over Josh Clemons of Greenfield, Ind. heading into the final Speedrome Ford Focus Midget Car Series 50-lapper. Williams, a two-time winner this year, finished third last Thursday behind winner Ricky Ehrgott and Alison MacLeod. Norris claimed fourth, followed by Jim Mills. Ehrgott took the lead from Mills on Lap 7 and led the rest of the way in the No. 9 Rev 1 Power Services/Ehrgott's Signs & Stamps Beast/Ford Focus.

Jonathan Hendrick holds an 18-point lead over Brent Beauchamp and a 24-point edge over defending Kenyon Midget Car Series champion Dakoda Armstrong as the Kenyon schedule comes to a close. Hendrick extended a slim lead to 18 after back-to-back Top 5 performances in Thursday's Kenyon doubleheader, which offered a 20-lap program from the previous week and the weekly 50-lap feature. Kyle Hamilton of Speedway, Ind. led every lap of the 20-lap race, besting Jordan Pennington, Miranda Throckmorton, Hendrick and Armstrong. Pennington came back to score a wire-to-wire win in the 50-lapper, beating Hendrick, Beauchamp, Thomas Hennigan and Armstrong.

<pre> SPEEDROME REGIONAL MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS 1. Brad Kuhn 531 2. Nick Bohanon 504 3. Travis Young 442 4. Joe Liguori 436 5. Mel Kenyon 431 6. Rex Norris III 411 7. Andrew Burnett 346 8. Bobby Smith 302 9. Deano Lennon 286 10. Adam Nuetzel 276

SPEEDROME FORD FOCUS MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS 1. Jamie Williams 591 2. Josh Clemons 545 3. Rex Norris II 453 4. Ricky Ehrgott 419 5. Kevin Studley 331 6. Andy Baber II 254 7. John Mount 210 8. James Robertson 204 9. Jodi Meyers 204 10. Alison MacLeod 194

SPEEDROME KENYON MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS 1. Jonathan Hendrick 573 2. Brent Beauchamp 555 3. Dakoda Armstrong 549 4. Jordan Pennington 498 5. Thomas Hennigan 480 6. Miranda Throckmorton 463 7. Zach Leeke 410 8. Bryan Clauson 390 9. Blake Fitzpatrick 360 10. Kyle Hamilton 177

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Series USAC
Drivers Brad Kuhn , Bryan Clauson , Adam Nuetzel , Kevin Studley , Nick Bohanon , Ricky Ehrgott , Alison MacLeod , Dakoda Armstrong , Jonathan Hendrick , Brent Beauchamp , Zach Lee
Teams Williams