TRIPLEHEADERS AT PLYMOUTH & MADISON; ROBERTSON, FEHRMAN, FITZPATRICK WIN AT NEW CASTLE; COTTONGIM GRABS ANDERSON'S 100TH USAC RACE USAC "Tripleheaders" are slated Wednesday and Saturday as Regional competition for 2007 ...
TRIPLEHEADERS AT PLYMOUTH & MADISON; ROBERTSON, FEHRMAN, FITZPATRICK WIN AT NEW CASTLE; COTTONGIM GRABS ANDERSON'S 100TH USAC RACE
USAC "Tripleheaders" are slated Wednesday and Saturday as Regional competition for 2007 championships heats up. "Wednesday Night Thunder" presented by the Richard Petty Driving Experience is scheduled at the Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway, while Saturday night's events are at Madison International Speedway in Oregon, Wisc.
James Robertson (Midgets), Chett Gehrke (Indiana Ford Focus) and Kyle Hamilton (Kenyon Midgets) continue to lead respective Regional Series standings, while Robertson also leads the race for the Adam Petty Cup, presented at season's end to the driver earning the most points (under an international system), in the Wednesday Night Thunder events.
Robertson won last Wednesday's Regional Midget race at Mount Lawn Speedway in New Castle, Ind., leading all but the first two laps in his Executive Homes/Robertson Drywall Beast/Pink Ford. Brent Beauchamp finished second ahead of Travis Young Dakoda Armstrong and Slade Miller. Zach Schiff led the first two laps.
Gehrke finished second in Wednesday's 30-lap Indiana Focus feature at New Castle behind winner Eric Fehrman of Greensburg, Ind. Fehrman led the last 27 laps after passing Craig Haack on lap four. Trailing Fehrman's Del Taco/Indy Concrete Beast were Gehrke, Robby Parish, Alison MacLeod and Haack.
Blake Fitzpatrick of Terre Haute, Ind. and Tyler Cottongim of Avon, Ind. won Kenyon Midget races last week. Fitzpatrick was the winner at New Castle, leading the final 14 laps in his Fitzpatrick Funeral Home/Forsythe Racing Yamaha to beat Jeff Wimmenauer, Caleb Armstrong, Dillon Welch and Drew Charlson. Charlson led the first 16 laps of the 30-lapper.
Friday night's 30-lapper at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway went to Cottongim, who led the final 16 laps to win USAC's 100th feature event at the storied oval in his Detro Trailers Yamaha. Fitzpatrick, Armstrong, Ryan Miller and Wimmenauer followed at the checkered flag.