WEATHER WINS SPEEDROME THIRD ROUND; NATIONAL MIDGETS, MIDWEST FOCUSES JOIN MAY 26 SHOW INDIANAPOLIS - The USAC National and Midwest Ford Focus Midget Car Series divisions join the Regional and Speedrome Ford Focus and Kenyon Midget Car Series ...
WEATHER WINS SPEEDROME THIRD ROUND; NATIONAL MIDGETS, MIDWEST FOCUSES JOIN MAY 26 SHOW
INDIANAPOLIS - The USAC National and Midwest Ford Focus Midget Car Series divisions join the Regional and Speedrome Ford Focus and Kenyon Midget Car Series divisions as part of "Thursday Night Thunder" May 26 at the Blossom Chevrolet Indianapolis Speedrome.
The "Thursday Night Thunder" series, which was rained out Thursday, May 19, will afford points to its three divisions as well as the National Midget Car Series and Midwest Ford Focus Midget Car Series.
The National/Regional event, deemed as the "Vogler Classic" to honor former USAC drivers Rich and Don Vogler, will be extended to 100 laps from the regular weekly distance of 50, while the Ford Focus and Kenyon features will remain at 50 laps.
Brad Kuhn of Avon, Ind. -- a regular on the National Midget Series circuit -- owns the current Regional Midget Car Series points standings lead by six ahead of Travis Young of Franklin, Ind., the Regional series' season opener winner. Kuhn will try to hold off defending National series champion Bobby East -- who won the May 12 Regional feature -- as well as 2005 National series point leader Jay Drake, second-place runner Josh Wise, and Speedrome veterans Billy Wease, Ron Gregory and Teddy and Todd Beach.
Jamie Williams of Columbus, Ind. leads the Speedrome Ford Focus division after a season-opening victory and third-place run during the second week. Josh Clemons of Greenfield, Ind. will try to win his second straight event, as he and fellow Midwest competitors make their way to the track. The Midwest series opens its season Friday at Lima, Ohio. Tate Martz of Rushville, Ind. is the defending series champion.
Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Ind. owns the Kenyon Midget Car Series point lead after first- and second-place finishes to start the season. Jonathan Hendrick of Fortville, Ind. won the 50-lapper during the second week of competition and sits second in the series points standings.