SMITH, CLAUSON WIN THURSDAY AT SPEEDROME; RAIN WASHES OUT FORD FOCUS FEATURE Bobby Smith of Camby, Ind. and Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Ind. took 50-lap features Thursday in the weekly "Thursday Night Thunder" series at the Blossom Chevrolet...
SMITH, CLAUSON WIN THURSDAY AT SPEEDROME; RAIN WASHES OUT FORD FOCUS FEATURE
Bobby Smith of Camby, Ind. and Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Ind. took 50-lap features Thursday in the weekly "Thursday Night Thunder" series at the Blossom Chevrolet Indianapolis Speedrome while rain washed out the Ford Focus program.
Smith, driving the No. 8 Epperson Painting/PPG Beast/VW, led the final three laps of the Regional Midget Car Series event after passing Andrew Burnett on a restart. It was Smith's first career series victory. Burnett, Mel Kenyon, Nick Bohanon and Joe Liguori rounded out the Top 5. Bohanon assumed the series points lead after previous leader Brad Kuhn finished 16th.
Clauson, who led the final 21 laps, took his third USAC Kenyon Midget Car Series victory in four attempts, as he drove the No. 7c Armstrong Farms/Bunge North America Kenyon/Yamaha to victory. Following Clauson to the stripe were Brent Beauchamp, Thomas Hennigan, Jonathan Hendrick and Dakoda Armstrong. Clauson continues to lead the series points standings.
Persistent rain following the Regional midget feature forced officials to call the Ford Focus Midget Car Series feature. Jamie Williams is the series' points leader heading into the next event, which is scheduled for next Thursday, June 9.
The "Thursday Night Thunder" series at the 1/5-mile oval is presented by Traderindiana.com and Wheels & Deals.
<pre> SPEEDROME REGIONAL MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS 1. Nick Bohanon 156 2. Joe Liguori 151 3. Brad Kuhn 150 4. Travis Young 147 5. Chris Manifold 146 6. Bobby Smith 143 7. Adam Nuetzel 139 8. Mel Kenyon 116 9. Bobby East 114 10. Rex Norris III 105
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 237 2. Jonathan Hendrick 213 3. Dakoda Armstrong 204 4. Brent Beauchamp 195 5. Lindsay Throckmorton 168 6. Blake Fitzpatrick 166 7. Jordan Pennington 150 8. Zach Leeke 146 9. Thomas Hennigan 135 10. Jacob Wilson 99