Knoxville summary, series idle until July 24

TOYOTA CHALLENGE RESUMES JULY 24 AT ORP; SWEET "SWEEPS" KNOXVILLE MIDGET NATIONALS Round two of this year's "Toyota Challenge" is set for July 24 ay O'Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis, Ind. and Tracy Hines of New Castle, Ind.

TOYOTA CHALLENGE RESUMES JULY 24 AT ORP; SWEET "SWEEPS" KNOXVILLE MIDGET NATIONALS

Round two of this year's "Toyota Challenge" is set for July 24 ay O'Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis, Ind. and Tracy Hines of New Castle, Ind. will lead the series into that event following his back-to-back "top-10" finishes at Knoxville, Iowa over the weekend.

Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, Calif. completed a clean sweep of this year's 7th Annual Pepsi/Mountain Dew "Knoxville Midget Nationals" Saturday night, leading all but two laps of the 25-lap finale at the 1/2-mile dirt Knoxville Raceway in Iowa. Piloting the Kasey Kahne Racing Mopar/Team ASE Spike/Speedway Mopar, Sweet led the first 17 laps from the pole, then trailed Jerry Coons Jr. for two laps after a restart. On lap 20 he regained the lead and led to the checkered flag. Coons took second ahead of Brad Bacon, Michael Pickens and Darren Hagen. Sweet also won Friday night's 20-lap "King Doodlebug Classic."

Sweet led the final four laps of Friday's "King Doodlebug Classic" to record his initial USAC Mopar National Midget feature victory. Sweet started on the pole and trailed Cole Whitt for 16 laps before taking the lead on a restart. Whitt finished second and was followed by Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Coons, Bobby East and Pickens, the top-six all clinching berths in Saturday night's 30-lap 7th Annual Pepsi/Mt. Dew "Knoxville Midget Nationals" main event presented by Telecom. Darren Hagen and Brady Bacon escaped injury in feature flips on Friday.

-credit: usac

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Series USAC
Drivers Kasey Kahne , Tracy Hines , Bobby East , Michael Pickens , Darren Hagen , Cole Whitt , Brad Sweet , Jerry Coons Jr.