MIDGETS EYE AUG. 23-24 "HALL OF FAME CLASSIC;" TRACY HINES EMERGES AS INDIANA MIDGET WEEK CHAMPION, KUHN, RAY, SWEET & CLAUSON EARN FEATURE VICTORIES Tracy Hines leads the USAC National Midget Series standings to the August...
MIDGETS EYE AUG. 23-24 "HALL OF FAME CLASSIC;" TRACY HINES EMERGES AS INDIANA MIDGET WEEK CHAMPION, KUHN, RAY, SWEET & CLAUSON EARN FEATURE VICTORIES
Tracy Hines leads the USAC National Midget Series standings to the August 23-24 National Midget Auto Racing "Hall of Fame Classic" at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, WIs. after scoring a second, third, fourth and seventh in last week's "Indiana Midget Week" events. He's 33 points ahead of Bobby East in the latest standings.
Hines emerges as the 2008 Indiana Midget Week Champion as a result of his consistency in the four races which comprised last week's "mini-series." Hines finished 13 points ahead of Cole Whitt in the IMW points.
Brad Kuhn of Avon, Ind. led the final four laps of Wednesday night's "Indiana Midget Week" opener at Gas City I-69 Speedway after passing Whitt on lap 27 of the 30-lap feature. Trailing Kuhn's Fontana Automotive/All Trades Services Spike were Whitt, Davey Ray, Jerry Coons Jr. and Levi Jones. Josh Ford led the first two laps and Whitt led the next 24.
Thursday night's Indiana Midget Week race at Union County Speedway in Liberty, Ind. was indefinitely postponed by USAC officials due to safety concerns. "We are postponing today's race at Union County amid numerous safety concerns raised by both our Officials and Teams" stated Kevin Miller, CEO of USAC Racing. "We offer our sincerest apologies to our fans and our associates at Union County Speedway. I am confident in the final decision made by USAC Officials, as our first priority is to ensure the safety of our competitors and fans." Series officials deemed the corrective action required could not be completed in time for the evening's competition.
Ray, of Davenport, Iowa, led the final 26 laps of Friday night's feature to win round two, passing Brad Sweet on lap five in his Liberty Village/McGladrey & Pullen Spike/Esslinger Ford and was trailed at the checkered flag by Sweet, Whitt, Hines and Gary Altig.
Sweet, of Grass Valley, Calif., led the final 26 laps of Saturday night's feature at Lawrenceburg Speedway. He trailed Coons for the first four laps, then led the rest of the way in his Mopar/Team ASE Spike/Speedway Mopar. Darren Hagen finished second ahead of Hines, Kuhn and Jones.
Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Ind. led all but four laps in his Fastenal/K & N Filters Spike/Esslinger Ford to win Sunday's final at the Kokomo Speedway. He beat Hines, Coons, Whitt and Jones. Sweet led four laps but faltered and finished 19th.