UMARA: ARCA Grundy County Midget Results 1999-06-26

Gibson Goes at Grundy County Morris, IL, 6-26-99 - Defending ARCA Auto Value Midget Series champion Gene Lee Gibson padded his point lead Saturday night at Grundy County Speedway in Morris, Illinois with a convincing victory in ...

Gibson Goes at Grundy County Morris, IL, 6-26-99 - Defending ARCA Auto Value Midget Series champion Gene Lee Gibson padded his point lead Saturday night at Grundy County Speedway in Morris, Illinois with a convincing victory in the ARCA/UMARA sanctioned 50 lap main event. The Richwood, Ohio second generation driver, who started fourth, overhauled Tim Spindler on the second lap and drove away from the field to earn his 3rd ARCA Midget victory of the season and 13th of his career. "It just keeps getting better and better," said Gibson. "The handle was perfect on the car so I could drive it anywhere I needed to. It was a tough field of Midgets here tonight so we knew we had to hustle right from the start. I’ll tell ya, My dad (Todd) built one heck of race car here, and he’s pretty good at setting it up too. He made my job a lot easier tonight." Aaron Fike charged hard from the 12th starting position to finish second ahead of Dave Thompson, Roger Corrigan and Clay Klepper to finish out the top five. Larry Gibson raced from 14th to finish sixth, the last car on the lead lap. Spindler finished one lap back in seventh over Larry Wesch, Jim Hines and defending Grundy County Midget champion Dave Gough to complete the top ten. Heat winners were Gene Lee Gibson, Gough and Don Carter, Jr. Next action for the ARCA Auto Value Midget Series will Thursday night, July 1st at Springport Speedway in Springport, Michigan.

SERIES POINT LEADERS: Gene Lee Gibson 1050, Jim Hettinger 730, Larry Gibson 570, Jason Fuller 485, Gary Harrell 455, Todd Sears 420, Dave Baumgartner 405, Brian Medley 375, Sarah Fisher 260, Rick Harrell 250.

1999 ARCA AUTO VALUE MIDGET SERIES EVENT #5                        
Grundy County Speedway, Morris IL                        
Official Results, 6-26-99                         
                                                
FIN STR        CAR                                
POS POS        NO  DRIVER                TEAM & CAR                LAPS        STATUS
1  4        0   Gene Lee Gibson        Gibson Racing Autocraft        50        Running
2  12        69  Aaron Fike                UMARA                        50        Running
3  7        24  Dave Thompson        
                             Savage Racing-MAC Tools VW        50        Running
4  6        65  Roger Corrigan        UMARA                        50        Running
5  3        17x Clay Klepper        UMARA                        50        Running
6  14        5   Larry Gibson        
             Gillialand Body Shop-Dotson's Garage Beast        50          Running
7  2        81  Tim Spindler        UMARA                        49        Running
8  19        98x Larry Wesch                UMARA                        49        Running
9  15        17  Jim Hines                UMARA                        49        Running
10 21        6   Dave Gough                UMARA                        49        Running
11 17        36  Jim Anderson        UMARA                        49        Running
12 9        98  Glenn Myers Jr        Myers Racing VW                49        Running
13 11        15  Rich Corsen                UMARA                        49        Running
14 20        12  Dale Balinger        UMARA                        47        Running
15 16        87  Matt Estep                UMARA                        31        Engine
16 1        34  John Winstrup        UMARA                        30        Engine
17 18        32  Fred Tear Jr        UMARA                        28        Engine
18 8        4   Nick Fox                UMARA                        24        Handling
19 13        22  John Myers                UMARA                        20        Engine
20 10        48  Steve Thinnes        UMARA                        15        Driveshaft
21 5        26  Don Carter Jr        UMARA                        1        Engine
                                                
        HEAT WINNERS: Gene Lee Gibson, David Gough, Don Carter Jr                        
        B-MAIN WINNER:  Aaron Fike                        
        LAP LEADERS:  Spindler 1 (1); Gibson 2-50 (49)

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Series ARCA , Midget
Drivers Sarah Fisher , Aaron Fike , David Gough , Clay Klepper , Jim Anderson