MT. LAWN HOSTS USAC TRIPLEHEADER WEDNESDAY; NEW WINNERS EMERGE MAY 31 INDIANAPOLIS -- USAC drivers will hit the hardtop of Mt. Lawn Speedway in New Castle, Ind. this Wednesday to continue the "Wednesday Night Thunder" series for the Regional, ...
MT. LAWN HOSTS USAC TRIPLEHEADER WEDNESDAY; NEW WINNERS EMERGE MAY 31
INDIANAPOLIS -- USAC drivers will hit the hardtop of Mt. Lawn Speedway in New Castle, Ind. this Wednesday to continue the "Wednesday Night Thunder" series for the Regional, Kenyon and Indiana Ford Focus Midget Car Series divisions after making their initial feature appearances last week.
Scott Thoman (Regional), Zach Schiff (Focus) and Chris Windom (Kenyon) won races on the 3/10-mile track last Wednesday, and all three are hopeful to repeat when the series continues this Wednesday. Last week's races were the first time features were held for all three divisions at Mt. Lawn this season, as rain interfered on May 10 and 17.
Thoman, driving the No. 88 Drinan machine, led all but the first two tours Wednesday in Regional action for his first victory of the season, which helped him extend his point lead. Thoman crossed the line ahead of Bryan Clauson -- who had chased Thoman from the back of the field after an early race spin -- Joe Liguori, Matt Maners and Travis Young. Thoman's point lead is now 82 over Young.
In addition, UMARA veteran Jimmy Anderson won a 50-lap Regional race at Grundy County Speedway in Morris, Ill., a co-sanctioned UMARA/USAC Regional event. Trailing Anderson were Steve Thinnes, Brian Olson and fast qualifier Bobby Santos III, who came from the tail of the field in attempt to score a $500 bonus.
Zach Schiff scored a dominating victory Wednesday in the Focus cars, beating Tate Martz by several car lengths to earn his first career victory, which came in the No. 5 Beast/Ford Focus. Schiff led the final 18 laps after early leader James Robertson spun and hit the Turn 2 outside wall. Martz finished second, ahead of Tony Main, Josh Clemons and Jim Mills. With the victory, Schiff took the point lead.
Windom held on to a 30-lap Kenyon car victory, claiming the lead on Lap 21 from Sammy Imel and leading the remainder of the event. Following Windom and his No. 71 Kenyon/Yamaha to the checkered flags were former series champion Dakoda Armstrong, Imel, Kenny Biro and Jared Harris. Windom claimed a one-point lead over Imel with the victory.
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