FIVE DRIVERS WIN REGIONAL RACES LAST WEEK; MT. LAWN UP THIS WEEK INDIANAPOLIS -- Five drivers won five events in USAC's Regional, Indiana Ford Focus and Kenyon Midget Car Series divisions over the last week, and they'll all shoot for another ...
FIVE DRIVERS WIN REGIONAL RACES LAST WEEK; MT. LAWN UP THIS WEEK
INDIANAPOLIS -- Five drivers won five events in USAC's Regional, Indiana Ford Focus and Kenyon Midget Car Series divisions over the last week, and they'll all shoot for another victory during "Wednesday Night Thunder" this week at Mt. Lawn Speedway in New Castle, Ind.
The series hasn't raced on the 3/10-mile track since June 7, as rain has interfered with three of the tripleheader programs there.
Tate Martz and Adam Nuetzel won Regional Midget races Wednesday and Saturday, with Martz going flag-to-flag Wednesday at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway. He beat point leader Scott Thoman, Bobby Smith, Kevin Studley and Travis Young for his first career Midget victory, driving for Gregg Steele.
Nuetzel's victory came at Grundy County Speedway in Morris, Ill., leading all 40 laps ahead of Steve Thinnes, Thoman, Nick Mitchell and Patrick Wilda. Thoman increased his point advantage to 73 over Young, who finished seventh.
James Robertson led all 30 laps of the Indiana Ford Focus Midget Car Series feature Wednesday at Anderson, leaving Martz to finish second, ahead of Casey Riggs, point leader Zach Schiff and Adam Kramer. Schiff's point lead slipped to eight over Robertson.
Caleb Armstrong broke point leader Chris Windom's four-race winning streak in Kenyon Midget Car Series action on Wednesday at Anderson, leading all 30 laps to beat Kenny Biro, cousin and former champ Dakoda Armstrong, Sammy Imel and Blake Fitzpatrick.
Imel responded Friday by winning the 25-lap Kenyon feature at Anderson, defeating Caleb Armstrong, Windom, Dakoda Armstrong and Jacob Thompson after taking the lead on the last lap from Biro, who suffered problems and finished 19th.