FIRST TIME WINNERS KUHN, LIGHT, LEEKE CARRY MOMENTUM INTO "THURSDAY NIGHT THUNDER" AFTER JUNE 23 VICTORIES Hoosiers Brad Kuhn of Avon and Zach Leeke of Zionsville and Jimmy Light of West Springfield, Pa. scored "Thursday Night Thunder" victories...
FIRST TIME WINNERS KUHN, LIGHT, LEEKE CARRY MOMENTUM INTO "THURSDAY NIGHT THUNDER" AFTER JUNE 23 VICTORIES
Hoosiers Brad Kuhn of Avon and Zach Leeke of Zionsville and Jimmy Light of West Springfield, Pa. scored "Thursday Night Thunder" victories June 23 at the 1/5-mile Blossom Chevrolet Indianapolis Speedrome.
Kuhn, who recently secured his first USAC National Midget Car Series feature win, came back less than a week later to win a hard-fought battle with Adam Schuyler, taking the lead from the Yorktown, Ind. native on Lap 6. Andrew Burnett passed Schuyler late in the contest to post second, ahead of Schuyler, Mel Kenyon and Nick Bohanon. Kuhn, driving the No. 74 Sanders Engineering/K&N Filters Beast/Ford, regained the points lead, which now stands at 15 over Bohanon.
Light, in the No. 4 Horsepower Beast/Ford Focus, earned his first USAC career win of any kind, leading all 50 laps of the Speedrome Ford Focus Midget Car Series feature. He beat Kevin Studley, points leader Jamie Williams, Jodi Meyers and Michael Cox. Williams left the track with a 38-point advantage over Josh Clemons, who finished sixth in the feature.
Leeke also scored his first career USAC victory at the Speedrome, winning the Kenyon Midget Car Series feature in his No. 19 Kenyon/Yamaha. Leeke took the lead from Alison MacLeod on Lap 29 and led the rest of the way, beating Miranda Throckmorton, Jonathan Hendrick, Brent Beauchamp and Thomas Hennigan. Hendrick now owns an 18-point lead over Beauchamp in the standings.
The next edition of "Thursday Night Thunder" comes this Thursday, June 30.
<pre> SPEEDROME REGIONAL MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS 1. Brad Kuhn 303 2. Nick Bohanon 288 3. Adam Nuetzel 276 4. Bobby Smith 263 5. Mel Kenyon 260 6. Joe Liguori 256 7. Rex Norris III 252 8. Travis Young 235 9. Andrew Burnett 202 10. Deano Lennon 190
SPEEDROME FORD FOCUS MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS 1. Jamie Williams 387 2. Josh Clemons 349 3. Rex Norris III 324 4. Ricky Ehrgott 289 5. Andy Baber II 254 6. Kevin Studley 181 7. Kyle Robbins 178 8. John Mount 159 9. Jodi Meyers 153 10. Stephanie Mockler 150
SPEEDROME KENYON MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS 1. Jonathan Hendrick 369 2. Brent Beauchamp 351 3. Dakoda Armstrong 348 4. Thomas Hennigan 297 5. Bryan Clauson 294 6. Miranda Throckmorton 289 7. Jordan Pennington 282 8. Blake Fitzpatrick 273 9. Zach Leeke 239 10. Alison MacLeod 164