PIERCE, CLEMONS, ARMSTRONG TAKE 50-LAP SPEEDROME RACES; NUETZEL TAKES REGIONAL POINTS LEAD Aaron Pierce of Muncie, Ind. and Dakoda Armstrong of New Castle, Ind. became first-time winners this season during the "Thursday Night Thunder" series ...
PIERCE, CLEMONS, ARMSTRONG TAKE 50-LAP SPEEDROME RACES; NUETZEL TAKES REGIONAL POINTS LEAD
Aaron Pierce of Muncie, Ind. and Dakoda Armstrong of New Castle, Ind. became first-time winners this season during the "Thursday Night Thunder" series at the Blossom Chevrolet Indianapolis Speedrome, while Josh Clemons of Greenfield, Ind. continued his dominance at the 1/5-mile track.
Pierce, driving the No. 95 Jerry Covington-owned Sam Pierce Chevrolet/Tom Cherry Muffler Beast/Pink Chevy, led the final 31 laps of the USAC Speedrome Regional Midget Car Series feature after passing early leader Cameron Dodson. Dodson, who led the opening 19 laps, finished second ahead of Rex Norris III, Bobby Smith and Adam Nuetzel. Nuetzel claimed the series point lead after co-leaders Brad Kuhn and Nick Bohanon were involved in a late-race incident. The three are now separated by seven points.
Clemons, in the No. 71 Clemons Hauling Kenyon/Ford Focus, took the lead on a restart following a caution period involving early leader John Mount. It was Clemons' third victory of the year, and he led points leader Jamie Williams, Norris, Kyle Robbins and Jodi Meyers across the stripe. Clemons pulled to within 29 points of Williams heading into the next event.
Armstrong, in the No. 1 Armstrong Farms/Bunge Kenyon/Yamaha, took the lead from Lindsay Throckmorton on Lap 22 after Throckmorton spun. He held off teammate Bryan Clauson, Thomas Hennigan, Brent Beauchamp and Jordan Pennington. Jonathan Hendrick, who finished sixth, still holds a 12-point lead over Armstrong, who is searching for a repeat championship.
The next edition of "Thursday Night Thunder," presented by Traderindiana.com and Wheels & Deals, comes next Thursday, June 23, at the Blossom Chevrolet Indianapolis Speedrome.
<pre> SPEEDROME REGIONAL MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS 1. Adam Nuetzel 247 2. Brad Kuhn 243 3. Nick Bohanon 240 4. Bobby Smith 221 5. Rex Norris III 213 6. Joe Liguori 211 7. Mel Kenyon 209 8. Travis Young 202 9. Chris Manifold 167 10. Deano Lennon 159
SPEEDROME FORD FOCUS MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS 1. Jamie Williams 333 2. Josh Clemons 304 3. Rex Norris III 288 4. Andy Baber II 254 5. Ricky Ehrgott 250 6. Kyle Robbins 178 7. John Mount 159 8. Stephanie Mockler 150 9. Kevin Studley 124 10. Jodi Meyers 102
SPEEDROME KENYON MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS 1. Jonathan Hendrick 315 2. Dakoda Armstrong 303 3. Brent Beauchamp 300 4. Bryan Clauson 294 5. Thomas Hennigan 249 6. Jordan Pennington 240 7. Blake Fitzpatrick 234 8. Lindsay Throckmorton 232 9. Zach Leeke 179 10. Jacob Wilson 150