Tri-City: Post-race notes

WISE CONTINUES TO LEAD POINTS AFTER TRI-CITY WIN "HALL OF FAME CLASSIC" IS HATTON'S 1ST USAC TRIUMPH Josh Wise of Riverside, Calif., maintained a 68-point lead over runner-up Jerry Coons Jr. in the USAC National Midget Car ...

WISE CONTINUES TO LEAD POINTS AFTER TRI-CITY WIN
"HALL OF FAME CLASSIC" IS HATTON'S 1ST USAC TRIUMPH

Josh Wise of Riverside, Calif., maintained a 68-point lead over runner-up Jerry Coons Jr. in the USAC National Midget Car Series following a victory and a seventh-place finish is series action last week. The series resumes Sept. 23-24 with the "4-Crown Nationals" at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

Wise piloted the Tony Stewart Racing Mopar/Vital Express Beast/Mopar to victory Wednesday night at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach (Granite City), Ill., leading the final 10 laps of the 30-lap race after passing Dave Darland for the lead on lap 21. Darland finished second ahead of Mike Hess, Cole Carter and Levi Jones.

Scott Hatton of Roscoe, Ill. earned his initial USAC National Midget win in Saturday night's National Midget Auto Racing "Hall of Fame Classic" opener at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis. Hatton led all 30 laps in the Pepsi/RG Huston Company Stealth/Mopar to beat Brad Kuhn, Jerry Coons Jr., Ryan Durst and Tracy Hines. Kuhn won Sunday night's 25-lap "Hall of Fame Classic" Badger Midget race at Sun Prairie and claimed the overall two-race title.

USAC NATIONAL MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS
1.-Josh Wise-869
2.-Jerry Coons Jr.-801
3.-Brad Kuhn-616
4.-Ron Gregory-549
5.-Teddy Beach-531
6.-Tom Hessert III-523
7.-Darren Hagen-479
8.-Cole Carter-472
9.-Bobby East-429
10.-Jay Drake-394

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Series USAC
Drivers Tony Stewart , Brad Kuhn , Dave Darland , Tracy Hines , Tom Hessert III , Jay Drake , Bobby East , Teddy Beach , Ron Gregory , Levi Jones , Josh Wise , Cole Carter , Ryan Durst , Darren Hagen , Scott Hatton , Jerry Coons Jr.