FF: RegM/KM/IN: Weekly racing news 2007-08-14

"THUNDER" AT NEW CASTLE WEDNESDAY, MIDGETS AT GRUNDY COUNTY; PLYMOUTH FEATURES TO ARMSTRONG, ROBERTSON & HAMILTON; PRUETT TAKES MANSFIELD James Robertson of Indianapolis, Ind., Chett Gehrke of Broken Arrow, Okla. and Kyle Hamilton...

"THUNDER" AT NEW CASTLE WEDNESDAY, MIDGETS AT GRUNDY COUNTY; PLYMOUTH FEATURES TO ARMSTRONG, ROBERTSON & HAMILTON; PRUETT TAKES MANSFIELD

James Robertson of Indianapolis, Ind., Chett Gehrke of Broken Arrow, Okla. and Kyle Hamilton of Danville, Ind. lead the USAC "Regional" racing series standings, with a "tripleheader" on tap Wednesday at Mount Lawn Speedy in New Castle, Ind. and the Midgets also headed for Grundy County Speedway in Morris, Ill. Saturday.

Robertson won last Wednesday's Midwest/Indiana Ford Focus feature at Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway in his Gregg Steele Racing/Lucas Oil Beast, passing Jordan Pennington on lap eight of the 30-lapper. Pennington took second, followed by Alison MacLeod, Eric Fehrman and P.J. Stergios.

Hamilton caught Jeff Wimmenauer five laps from the end and led the rest of the way to win Wednesday's Kenyon Midget feature at Plymouth in his Curtis Motor Sales/WKLU Radio Yamaha. Wimmenauer was second ahead of Blake Fitzpatrick, Caleb Armstrong and Drew Charlson.

Dakoda Armstrong of New Castle, Ind. and Alex Pruett of Carefree, Ariz. won last week's Regional Midget features. Armstrong led all 30 laps of Wednesday's race at Plymouth Speedway in his Bungee North America/Anderson's Grain Beast/Armstrong, while Pruett paced all 30 laps of Saturday's race at Mansfield (Ohio) Motorsports Park in his Pruett Racing Group Syndicate/Three Wide Life Beast. Trailing Armstrong were Brent Beauchamp, Stephanie Mockler, Ricky Ehrgott and Pruett. Finishing behind Pruett Saturday were Brian Olson, Armstrong, Travis Young and Robertson.

-credit: usac

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Series USAC
Drivers Brian Olson , Alex Pruett , Stephanie Mockler , Chett Gehrke , Ricky Ehrgott , Alison MacLeod , Dakoda Armstrong , Caleb Armstrong , Brent Beauchamp , Drew Charlson