KUHN, WILLIAMS, CLAUSON WIN THURSDAY AT SPEEDROME The "Thursday Night Thunder" midget series had a Hoosier flavor last Thursday as drivers Brad Kuhn of Avon, Jamie Williams of Columbus and Bryan Clauson of Noblesville all took the checkered...
KUHN, WILLIAMS, CLAUSON WIN THURSDAY AT SPEEDROME
The "Thursday Night Thunder" midget series had a Hoosier flavor last Thursday as drivers Brad Kuhn of Avon, Jamie Williams of Columbus and Bryan Clauson of Noblesville all took the checkered flags during the weekly USAC/Speedrome series at the Blossom Chevrolet Indianapolis Speedrome.
USAC Regional Midget Car Series point leader Kuhn, seeking his first USAC championship, led the final 17 laps in the No. 74 Steve Kuhn Sander Engineering/K&N Filters Beast/Ford. Kuhn passed fellow USAC National Midget Car Series regular David Gough on Lap 34 of the 50-lap event. Gough finished second, ahead of Mel Kenyon, Nick Bohanon -- who had spun earlier in the night -- and Travis Young. Kuhn's point lead now sits at 21 over Bohanon.
Williams, who led the season opener in the Speedrome Ford Focus Midget Car Series, stretched his points lead in the series following his near flag-to-flag victory. Williams led all but one lap of the race, falling behind John Mount on Lap 21 as the field maneuvered through traffic. But Williams, who led the opening 20 laps, got back by Mount on Lap 22 and led the rest of the way in the No. 67 Cline & King -- Asthetic Hair Design/Kenyon/Ford Focus. Following Williams were Josh Clemons, James Robertson, Mount and Kevin Studley. Williams owns a 44-point lead over Clemons.
Clauson, the 2005 win leader in the USAC Kenyon Midget Car Series with four, earned that fourth victory with a hard-fought effort in the No. 7c Armstrong Farms/Bunge Kenyon/Yamaha. Clauson, who started toward the back of the field, moved to second by the midway point and trailed Jordan Pennington for a lap before passing the Mishawaka native on Lap 28. From there, he was never headed, and earned a straightaway advantage over Pennington, defending series champion Dakoda Armstrong, points leader Jonathan Hendrick and Brent Beauchamp. Hendrick gained only three points on Beauchamp in the series standings, and leads the Fairland, Ind. native by six markers.
The next edition of "Thursday Night Thunder," presented by Traderindiana.com and Wheels & Deals, at the Blossom Chevrolet Indianapolis Speedrome, comes this Thursday, July 14. <pre> SPEEDROME REGIONAL MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS 1. Brad Kuhn 417 2. Nick Bohanon 396 3. Joe Liguori 352 4. Mel Kenyon 347 5. Travis Young 328 6. Rex Norris III 315 7. Bobby Smith 302 8. Adam Nuetzel 276 9. Andrew Burnett 267 10. Chris Manifold 215
SPEEDROME FORD FOCUS MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS 1. Jamie Williams 504 2. Josh Clemons 460 3. Rex Norris II 357 4. Ricky Ehrgott 331 5. Kevin Studley 274 6. Andy Baber II 254 7. John Mount 210 8. James Robertson 204 9. Jodi Meyers 204 10. Kyle Robbins 178
SPEEDROME KENYON MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS 1. Jonathan Hendrick 465 2. Brent Beauchamp 459 3. Dakoda Armstrong 453 4. Bryan Clauson 390 5. Thomas Hennigan 330 6. Jordan Pennington 381 7. Miranda Throckmorton 364 8. Blake Fitzpatrick 360 9. Zach Leeke 330 10. Alison MacLeod 164