"Buckeye Nationals" summary

WISE, FLOCK WILL LEAD MIDGETS TO PIKES PEAK JULY 3 DARLAND TAKES LIMA & "BUCKEYE" TITLE; KUHN GETS ...

WISE, FLOCK WILL LEAD MIDGETS TO PIKES PEAK JULY 3
DARLAND TAKES LIMA & "BUCKEYE" TITLE; KUHN GETS #1

Californians Josh Wise of Riverside and Robby Flock of Temecula will lead their respective USAC Midget racing series to the July 3 "Rocky Mountain Classic" at Pikes Peak International Raceway in Fountain, Colo.

Wise leads the USAC National Midget Car Series standings by a healthy 81 points over Ron Gregory, with Brad Kuhn third in the current rankings.

Kuhn, of Avon, Ind., earned his initial National feature win Friday night in the "Buckeye Nationals" opener at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio. Kuhn led the first 22 laps and the final two in his Westin Homes/Magnum Axle Company Stealth/Stanton Mopar, regaining the lead from Jay Drake after Drake's late-race spin. Dave Darland, Jerry Coons, Jr., Johnny Rodriguez and Michael Pickens.

Darland returned to lead all 30 laps of Saturday night's race at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio and claimed the overall "Buckeye Nationals" Midget crown in the process. Darland piloted the U.S. Technologies/Rusty Kunz Shores/Esslinger and was followed by Coons, Wise, Kuhn and Jon Stanbrough.

<pre> USAC NATIONAL MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS 1. Josh Wise 315 2. Ron Gregory 234 3. Brad Kuhn 217 4. Teddy Beach 215 5. Bobby East 214 6. Tom Hessert III 206 7. Jerry Coons, Jr. 200 8. Jay Drake 186 9. Dave Darland 180 10. Cole Carter 159

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Series USAC
Drivers Brad Kuhn , Dave Darland , Tom Hessert III , Jay Drake , Johnny Rodriguez , Bobby East , Teddy Beach , Ron Gregory , Jerry Coons , Josh Wise , Jon Stanbrough , Cole Carter , Michael Pickens , Robby Flock