HOOSIERS EAST, CLEMONS, HENDRICK TAKE SPEEDROME WINS THURSDAY Bobby East of Brownsburg, Ind.; Josh Clemons of Greenfield, Ind.; and Jonathan Hendrick of Yorktown, Ind. captured Thursday 50-lap feature events during the "Thursday Night Thunder"...
HOOSIERS EAST, CLEMONS, HENDRICK TAKE SPEEDROME WINS THURSDAY
Bobby East of Brownsburg, Ind.; Josh Clemons of Greenfield, Ind.; and Jonathan Hendrick of Yorktown, Ind. captured Thursday 50-lap feature events during the "Thursday Night Thunder" session, presented by Traderindiana.com and Wheels & Deals, at the Blossom Chevrolet Indianapolis Speedrome.
East, a two-time Regional Midget Car Series victor in 2004 and multi-time National Midget Car Series winner, tuned up for the May 26 National race by putting on a clinic. Starting 20th -- the final spot in the lineup -- East used the high line to get around Nick Bohanon on the final lap of the Regional feature. It was the only lap led during the event by East, who drove the Nine Racing Team ASE/Ford Beast/Ford. Bohanon was trailed by Joe Liguori and Nationally licensed drivers Brad Kuhn and Mario Marietta. Kuhn grabbed a six-point lead over Travis Young by virtue of his fourth-place finish.
Clemons, driving the Clemons Hauling/Frosty's Windbreak Trees Kenyon/Ford Focus, led all 50 laps in the Speedrome Ford Focus Midget Car Series feature after starting on the outside of the front row. It was the fourth career victory in the series for Clemons, who led Stephanie Mockler, Jamie Williams, Rex Norris III and John Mount to the finish. Williams continues to lead the points following his win in the season opener May 5.
ABC sportscaster Jack Arute competed in his first career USAC Ford Focus race and finished eighth.
Hendrick, piloting the Hendrick Pool-owned Pendleton Pike Auto Sales/Hinchman Indy Kenyon/Yahama, led the final 13 laps of the Kenyon Midget Car Series feature after passing defending series champion Dakoda Armstrong on the front straightaway, scoring his first career USAC triumph. Following Hendrick to the stripe were last week's winner Bryan Clauson, Blake Fitzpatrick, Armstrong and Miranda Throckmorton. Clauson now holds a six-point lead over Hendrick.
The third installment of "Thursday Night Thunder" comes next Thursday, May 19.
<pre> SPEEDROME REGIONAL MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS 1. Brad Kuhn 108 2. Travis Young 102 3. Joe Liguori 90 4. Mario Marietta 90 5. Chris Manifold 87 6. Adam Nuetzel 84 7. Jimmy Light 79 8. Nick Bohanon 74 9. Adam Schuyler 68 10. Bobby Smith 66
SPEEDROME FORD FOCUS MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS 1. Jamie Williams 114 2. Rex Norris III 105 3. Kyle Robbins 102 4. Stephanie Mockler 96 5. John Mount 96 6. Josh Clemons 91 7. Andy Baber II 80 8. Ricky Ehrgott 78 9. Kevin Studley 78 10. Jim Mills 65
SPEEDROME KENYON MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS 1. Bryan Clauson 117 2. Jonathan Hendrick 111 3. Dakoda Armstrong 99 4. A.J. Morgan 96 5. Brent Beauchamp 90 6. Miranda Throckmorton 87 7. Jordan Pennington 78 8. Zach Leeke 75 9. Thomas Hennigan 58 10. Blake Fitzpatrick 54