Rumble in Ft. Wayne entry list news 2005-12-28

RUMBLE PRE-ENTRY MIDGET LIST CONTINUES TO GROW INDIANAPOLIS -- The entry list for the annual "Rumble in Ft. Wayne" continues to grow as the United States Auto Club completes its first 50 years as a racing sanctioning body. More than 40 cars...

RUMBLE PRE-ENTRY MIDGET LIST CONTINUES TO GROW

INDIANAPOLIS -- The entry list for the annual "Rumble in Ft. Wayne" continues to grow as the United States Auto Club completes its first 50 years as a racing sanctioning body.

More than 40 cars are entered for the two-day affair at the Memorial Coliseum Expo Center, highlighted by the entries of cars to be piloted by several USAC champions. Among those driving are last year's winners: Tony Stewart and Dave Darland. Stewart, now a two-time NASCAR Nextel Cup Series champion, won the opening night of competition in 2004 under the alias "Mikey Fedorcak," while Darland claimed the next night's 60-lapper.

Joining Stewart and Darland are multiple-time USAC titlists Tony Elliott and Mel Kenyon. Elliott, a two-time National Sprint champion, competed in one of the two races and is a hometown favorite, having grown up a short distance away in Warsaw, Ind. Kenyon, a seven-time National Midget champ, continues to threaten for victories at age 72, having nearly won a Regional Midget race at the Indianapolis Speedrome in August.

Other pre-event favorites include Billy Wease, who will drive a stock car for Penske Racing South in 2006; John Heydenreich, who finished fourth in the USAC Silver Crown Series in 2005; and David Gough, the 2004 UMARA champion.

A pair of 60-lap Midget features highlights Thursday and Friday's festivities, which also includes Quarter Midgets, Go-Karts and 600 Legends. Pit gates open at 7:30 a.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday, while practice begins at 9:45 a.m. on both days.

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Series USAC
Drivers Dave Darland , Tony Elliott , John Heydenreich , David Gough , Billy Wease
Teams Team Penske