"PRUETT MEMORIAL" TOPS REGIONAL OUTINGS THIS WEEK; SCHIFF, WIMMENAUER (2) & HAMILTON GRAB WINS Anderson (Ind.) Speedway and Grundy County Speedway in Morris, Ill. host this week's USAC "Regional" Midget action. The Regional, ...
"PRUETT MEMORIAL" TOPS REGIONAL OUTINGS THIS WEEK; SCHIFF, WIMMENAUER (2) & HAMILTON GRAB WINS
Anderson (Ind.) Speedway and Grundy County Speedway in Morris, Ill. host this week's USAC "Regional" Midget action. The Regional, Midwest and Indiana Ford Focus and Kenyon Midgets compete Wednesday at Anderson in the "Alex Pruett Memorial" and the Kenyon cars return to Anderson Friday. The Regional Midgets then race at Morris Saturday.
Wednesday's Anderson race honors the memory of the late 2007 USAC Regional Mdget Series runner-up and distinctive commemorative trophies and an accelerated purse are part of Wednesday's racing program.
Pruett recorded eight "podium" finishes during the 2007 campaign and his family is expected to attend Wednesday night's program.
Travis Young (Regional Midgets), Kyle Hamilton (Midwest and Indiana Focus) and Drew Charlson (Kenyon) hope to maintain their respective series point leads after Wednesday's events.
Zach Schiff of Dublin, Ohio, Jeff WImmenauer of New Whiteland, Ind. and Hamilton of Danville, Ind. captured "Open Wheel Extravaganza" feature events Wednesday night at Illiana Motor Speedway. Schiff passed point leader Young on lap 22 and led the final nine laps to win the 30-lap Regional Midget race in his Beast/Esslinger Ford. Mario Clouser finished second ahead of Young, Mario Marietta and Hamilton. Wimmenauer passed Charlson on lap 14 and led the last 17 laps of the Kenyon Midget race in his Industrial Anodizing Yamaha to beat Charlson, Mike Terry Jr., Caleb Armstrong and Dillon Welch. Terry led the first nine laps of the race. Hamilton led all 30 laps to win the Ford Focus feature over Steven Mathews, Andy Nock, Jordan Pennington and Branden Allen.
Wimmenauer also won Friday's 25-lap Kenyon feature at Anderson over Charlson, fast qualifier Caleb Armstrong, Dalton Armstrong and Mike Terry Jr. Charlson led the first four laps and Wimmenauer led the rest.