Rain Halts 16th Street; Anderson to Resume Wednesday

RAIN HALTS 16TH STREET; ANDERSON FEATURE RESUMES WEDNESDAY Rain forced a halt to the USAC Midget Car racing program at the 16th Street Speedway in Indianapolis, Ind. Saturday night. Participants had completed qualifications, a ...

RAIN HALTS 16TH STREET; ANDERSON FEATURE RESUMES WEDNESDAY

Rain forced a halt to the USAC Midget Car racing program at the 16th Street Speedway in Indianapolis, Ind. Saturday night. Participants had completed qualifications, a non-qualifiers race and the first heat and were in the midst of heat number two when the rains hit the 1/4-mile dirt track. Jerry Coons, Jr. had outqualified a field of 45 cars, while Steve Arnold won the non-qualifiers race and Ronnie Day won the first heat.

Another rain-interrupted program is scheduled to be concluded this Wednesday night when the MCI WorldCom National Midget Cars return to the Anderson (Ind.) Speedway. Thirty-eight laps remain in the 40-lap feature event which was halted after two laps by rain June 16. Brian Gerster will lead the restart order on the 1/4-mile paved oval.

The next scheduled event at the 16th Street Speedway is the $140,000 Clabber Girl "Summer Sizzle '99" July 6-10, the nation's richest-ever Midget Car event.

MCI WORLDCOM NATIONAL MIDGET CAR STANDINGS

1.        Jason Leffler                158        6.        Dave Steele                80
2.        Ryan Newman                154        7.        Jay Drake                70
3.        Ricky Shelton                146        8.        John Heydenreich        67
4.        Tracy Hines                99        9.        Ron Smoker                64
5.        Jerry Coons, Jr.        90        10.        Clay Klepper                63

16TH STREET SPEEDWAY USAC MIDGET CAR STANDINGS

1.        Ron Smoker                96        6.        Roger McCluskey, Jr.        42
2.        Critter Malone                58                John Wolfe                42
3.        Steve Knepper                55        8.        Andy Pierce                41
4.        Jerry Coons, Jr.        54        9.        Roy Caruthers                40
5.        Jaosn Leffler                49        10.        Ricky Shelton                33

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Series USAC
Drivers Jason Leffler , Ryan Newman , Tracy Hines , Dave Steele , Jay Drake , John Heydenreich , Jerry Coons , Clay Klepper , Brian Gerster , Steve Knepper , Ricky Shelton