BEACH, MARTZ, CLAUSON TOP "VOGLER CLASSIC" NIGHT Teddy Beach of Donnelsville, Ohio and Tate Martz of Rushville, Ind. secured Thursday their first USAC Speedrome "Thursday Night Thunder" series wins while Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Ind. scored...
BEACH, MARTZ, CLAUSON TOP "VOGLER CLASSIC" NIGHT
Teddy Beach of Donnelsville, Ohio and Tate Martz of Rushville, Ind. secured Thursday their first USAC Speedrome "Thursday Night Thunder" series wins while Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Ind. scored his second victory of the year at the Blossom Chevrolet Indianapolis Speedrome.
Beach, who honed his midget skills on the 1/5-mile oval before moving to the USAC National Midget Car Series, topped the National/Regional field in the 100-lap "Vogler Classic," taking the lead from Michael Lewis on Lap 43 in the No. 125 Beach Manufacturing/Fram Beast/Mopar. From there, he had to hold off charging pavement specialist Dave Steele for his second straight win in the event. Following Steele at the checkered flags were Bobby East, Billy Wease and Josh Wise. Despite a 16th-place finish in the feature, in part by a flat tire midway through the race, Brad Kuhn continues to lead East by 15 in the Regional points standings.
Martz's wire-to-wire 50-lap Ford Focus victory was his first in "Thursday Night Thunder" competition, and it came in front of another Focus points leader -- Jamie Williams. Williams, who leads the Speedrome Focus points standings, challenged Martz for most of the second half of the race but was unable to pass the defending Midwest champion. Williams' efforts landed him second, ahead of Stephanie Mockler, Jon Randall and James Robertson. Williams now leads Mockler by 21 points in the Speedrome standings. Martz's win came in the No. 1 Duffy/Warble Beast/Ford Focus.
Clauson notched his second USAC Kenyon Midget Car Series victory in three races with a dominating victory. Leading the final 41 laps after bolting past Jacob Wilson, Clauson -- driving the No. 7c Armstrong Farms/Bunge North America Kenyon/Yamaha -- extended his points lead to 15 over second week winner Jonathan Hendrick. Defending series champion Dakoda Armstrong, Wilson, Hendrick and Brent Beauchamp locked up the rest of the Top 5.
The fourth edition of the Blossom Chevrolet Indianapolis Speedrome's "Thursday Night Thunder" series, presented by Wheels & Deals and Traderindiana.com, comes this Thursday, June 2. <pre> SPEEDROME REGIONAL MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS 1. Brad Kuhn 129 2. Bobby East 114 3. Chris Manifold 110 4. Nick Bohanon 105 5. Joe Liguori 103 6. Travis Young 102 7. Adam Nuetzel 97 8. Mario Marietta 90 9. Bobby Smith 83 10. Jimmy Light 79
SPEEDROME FORD FOCUS MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS 1. Jamie Williams 171 2. Stephanie Mockler 150 3. Josh Clemons 133 4. Kyle Robbins 127 5. Rex Norris III 120 6. John Mount 117 7. Ricky Ehhrgott 109 8. Andy Baber II 107 9. Kevin Studley 95 10. James Robertson 90
SPEEDROME KENYON MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS 1. Bryan Clauson 177 2. Jonathan Hendrick 162 3. Dakoda Armstrong 156 4. Brent Beauchamp 138 5. Lindsay Throckmorton 132 6. Blake Fitzpatrick 127 7. Jordan Pennington 117 8. Zach Leeke 104 9. Jacob Wilson 99 10. A.J. Morgan 96