SMRS: Series weekly racing news 2009-05-26

SHERRELL LEADS SMRS MIDGETS TO KNOXVILLE; LOYET, CONOVER GRAB "SHOW-ME" STATE VICTORIES Matt Sherrell leads a closely-bunched pack of four USAC/SMRS Midget drivers who are separated by only 22 points in the latest series standings as they head...

SHERRELL LEADS SMRS MIDGETS TO KNOXVILLE; LOYET, CONOVER GRAB "SHOW-ME" STATE VICTORIES

Matt Sherrell leads a closely-bunched pack of four USAC/SMRS Midget drivers who are separated by only 22 points in the latest series standings as they head for this weekend's "Knoxville Midget Nationals" USAC Mopar National Midget Series event at the Knoxville (Ia.) Raceway.

Sherrell finished 16th at Grain Valley, Mo. Friday, then finished second in Saturday night's race at Butler (Mo.) Motor Speedway.

Brad Loyet of Sunset Hills, Mo. scored his third consecutive USAC/SMRS Great Plains Midget Series feature victory Friday night at Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo. in the first of two back-to-back races in the "Show-Me" state. Loyet emerged from a duel with Andrew Deal to take the 20-lap win in his Loyet Landscape Maintenance/Jaz Tech Spike/Esslinger Ford over Deal, Greg Lueckert, Cody Brewer and Rick England.

Kellen Conover of Sumner, Ill. scored his first USAC feature victory in Saturday night's 20-lap race at Butler (Mo.) Motor Speedway. He led all 20 laps in his K & D Motorsports Spike/Chevy to beat Matt Sherrell, Evan Pardo, Andrew Deal and Rick England.

-credit: usac

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Series USAC
Drivers Cody Brewer , Brad Loyet , Andrew Deal , Kellen Conover , Evan Pardo , Matt Sherrell