16th Street Results 98-05-21

SHELTON'S GOT 'EM COVERED AT 16TH STREET INDIANAPOLIS, IN, May 21, 1998 - Ricky Shelton, fresh from a midget victory at Winchester earlier this year the very ...

SHELTON'S GOT 'EM COVERED AT 16TH STREET INDIANAPOLIS, IN, May 21, 1998 - Ricky Shelton, fresh from a midget victory at Winchester earlier this year the very first time he ever saw the place, had a field of 53 classy midget cars and drivers covered in the 40 lap main event at 16th Street Speedway. Shelton, driving the potent Pete Willoughby machine, started the contest from the fourth spot behind Chris Malone, Andy Pierce, and Robby Flock. Malone, who has become the guy to beat at 16th Street this year, lead the initial laps until involved in a crash in the early mid laps of the race. Sign maker Andy Pierce was keeping Shelton busy until he finally succumbed to Shelton's relently attack. On the restart from Malone's cruncher it was a done ball game for the rest of the cream of the midwest midget crop. Shelton danced across the bumps and ruts in a display of chassis mastery that was beautiful to behold. Behind him, the next eight spots in the field were blanketed and their skilll in racing in such close quarters on an increasingly rutted track was impressive. At the finish it was Shelton, Robby Flock, who was keeping the pack at bay, surprising Michael Lang, and Jimmy Sills who buckwheated his way into contention but settled in for fourth when his charge was stopped by Lang. For a fact, race fans along 16th Street have not heard the last of this name, Ricky Shelton from Huntington Beach, CA. Agate follows...... by Len in Indy

SHELTON 'S GOT 'EM COVERED AT 16TH STREET USAC NATIONAL/16TH STREET MIDGET RACE RESULTS: May 21, 1998 -- Indianapolis, Indiana - 16th Street Speedway QUALIFYING: 1. Tracy Hines, 6, Potter-12.913; 2. Michael Lang, 94, Stebbins-12.977; 3. Ricky Shelton, 71, Willoughby-13.034; 4. Dave Darland, 32, Martz-13.082; 5. Robby Flock, 61, Hotshooz-13.110; 6. Andy Pierce, 3P, Tag Team-13.142; 7. Ed Carpenter, 3, George-13.237; 8. Critter Malone, 7m, Malone-13.308; 9. Roger McCluskey, Jr., 111, McCluskey- 3.422; 10. Jimmy Sills, 15L, Lawson-13.463; 11. Tony Reed, 8R, Reed-13.488; 12. Johnny Parsons III, 25, Parsons-13.494; 13. David Bridges, 11, MB-13.543; 14. Jay Drake, 97, Willoughby-13.547; 15. Randy Koch, 2k, Krueger-13.596; 16. Jack Hewitt, 26, JS-13.661; 17. Jason Leffler, 9, Lewis-13.675; 18. Travis Welpott, 18, P & E-13.719; 19. Jimmy McCune, 2, JS-13.789; 20. Jerry Coons, Jr., 7, CED-13.789; 21. Ted Hines, 81, Goff-13.819; 22. Tray House, 8L, Lambertson-13.823; 23. Michael Lewis, 85, Lewis-13.825; 24. Ron Smoker, 24, Parker-13.904; 25. Donnie Beechler, 15x, Lawson-13.972; 26. Dean Franklin, 42, Franklin-13.974; 27. Roy Caruthers, 15, Caruthers-14.000; 28. Kevin Thomas, 17, CED-14.054; 29. Tony Beaber, 66, Beaber-14.083; 30. Jan Opperman, Jr., 2J, Jorgensen-14.121; 31. John Nervo, 21, Nervo-14.161; 332. Marty Davis, 76x, Davis-14.253; 33. John Sluss, 28, Sluss-14.299; 34. Scooter Ellis, 73, Ellis-14.333; 35. A.J. Felker, 5, Felker-14.371; 36. Bruce Adkins, 37, Eubank-14.410; 37. Lou Cicconi, Jr., 75, Cicconi-14.410; 38. Barry Reed, 76, Reed-14.469; 39. Jeff Hampton, 55, Line-14.527; 40. Rick Treadway, 2x, Lawson-14.535; 41. Denny Miller, 88m, Miller-14.539; 42. John Wolfe, 95, Morgan-14.567; 43. A.J. Fike, 69, Fike-14.648; 44. Ralph Liguori, 6RR, Liguori-14.980; 45. Jeff Titus, 40, Titus-15.034; 46. A.J. Smith, 27x, AJS-15.176; 47. Ed Hair, 29, Hair-15.309; 48. Sarah McCune, 16, Nowicke-16.047; 49. Michael Roselli, Jr., 93, Roselli-NT; 50. Mike Bymaster, 27, Bymaster-NT; 51. Jason Lynch, 115, Lynch-NT; 52. Dennis Mann, 16m, Mann-NT; 53. #91, Lewis-NT. NON-QUALIFIERS RACE: (8 laps) 1. Hampton, 2. Cicconi, 3. Davis, 4. Ellis, 5. Sluss, 6. Wolfe, 7. Felker, 8. Roselli, 9. Adkins, 10. Fike, 11. S.McCune, 12. Miller, 13. B.Reed, 14. Smith, 15. Hair, 16. Treadway, 17. Titus. NT FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Thomas, 2. Leffler, 3. Sills, 4. Drake, 5. Tracy Hines, 6. Pierce, 7. Ted Hines, 8. Smoker. 2:15.14 SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Beechler, 2. House, 3. Koch, 4. Beaber, 5. T.Reed, 6. Carpenter, 7. Welpott, 8. Lang. 2:14.40 THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Shelton, 2. Lewis, 3. Hewitt, 4. Malone, 5. Parsons, 6. J.McCune, 7. Franklin, 8. Opperman. NT FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Darland, 2. Caruthers, 3. Coons, 4. Flock, 5. Bridges, 6. Nervo, 7. Bymaster, 8. McCluskey. NT KELLY's PUB II LAST CALL SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Tracy Hines, 2. Lang, 3. Pierce, 4. Parsons, 5. Welpott, 6. T.Reed, 7. Nervo, 8. J.McCune, 9. Ted Hines, 10. Bridges, 11. Cicconi, 12. Bymaster, 13. Franklin, 14. Carpenter, 15. Hampton, 16. Opperman, 17. Smoker. NT

FEATURE: (40 laps) 1. Ricky Shelton, 2. Robby Flock, 3. Michael Lang, 4. Jimmy Sills, 5. Donnie Beechler, 6. Tray House, 7. Dave Darland, 8. Andy Pierce, 9. Johnny Parsons III, 10. Jerry Coons, jr., 11. Randy Koch, 12. Jay Drake, 13. Roy Caruthers, 14. Kevin Thomas, 15. Michael Lewis, 16. Critter Malone, 17. Jason Leffler, 18. Tony Beaber, 19. Jack Hewitt, 20. Tracy Hines. NT ------------------------------------------------------------ **Roselli and Bymaster flipped during qualifying. Treadway flipped during the non-qualifiers race. Lang flipped during the second heat. McCluskey flipped during the fourth heat. Carpenter & Bymaster flipped during the semi. Tracy Hines flipped on the 2nd lap of the feature. Jack Hewitt flipped on the 3rd lap of the feature. FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-12 Malone, Laps 13-40 Shelton. NEW NATIONAL MIDGET POINTS: 1-Shelton-171; 2-Tracy hines-148; 3-Drake-134; 4-Leffler-124; 5-J.McCune-120; 6-Ronnie Johncox-84; 7-Thomas-82; *-Ted Hines-80; 9-Coons-76; 10-S.McCune-67. NEW 16TH STREET MIDGET POINTS: 1-Shelton-60; 2-Beechler-55; 3-Malone-54; 4-Pierce-51; 5-Lang-49; 6-Caruthers-47; 7-Hampton-41; 8-Coons-35; 9-Drake & Tracy Hines-34. NEXT NATIONAL MIDGET RACE: May 23 - Indianapolis (IN) Raceway Park - 53rd Budweiser "Night Before the 500" Classic NEXT 16TH STREET MIDGET RACE: May 30

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Series USAC
Drivers Jason Leffler , Donnie Beechler , Rick Treadway , A.J. Smith , Michael Lewis , John Nervo , Dave Darland , Tracy Hines , Jack Hewitt , Ronnie Johncox , Jay Drake , David Bridges , Jimmy McCune , A.J. Fike , Johnny Parsons , Jerry Coons , Michael Roselli , Sarah McCune , Jimmy Sills , Dean Franklin , Robby Flock , Ed Carpenter , Ricky Shelton