ROBERTSON EYES "ADAM PETTY TROPHY" James Robertson of Indianapolis, Ind. has his eyes on the 2007 "Adam Petty Trophy" and can lock up the prize this Sunday at Mount Lawn Speedway in New Castle, Ind. Robertson...
ROBERTSON EYES "ADAM PETTY TROPHY"
James Robertson of Indianapolis, Ind. has his eyes on the 2007 "Adam Petty Trophy" and can lock up the prize this Sunday at Mount Lawn Speedway in New Castle, Ind.
Robertson leads Robby Parish of Knightstown, Ind. and Kyle Hamilton of Danville, Ind. by 22 and 24 points respectively in the latest standings, compiled from "top-six" finishes in USAC's "Wednesday Night Thunder" events presented by the Richard Petty Driving Experience. The final two events are slated for Sundays, August 26 and September 16 at New Castle. The inaugural award will be presented in January at USAC's "Champions Night" National Awards Dinner in Indianapolis.
Robertson and Parish compete in both the Regional and Ford Focus Midget portions of the "tripleheaders" and have recorded consistent finishes to lead the standings. Robertson has seven feature wins, four seconds, two thirds and a sixth, while Parish has five wins, a second, third, three fourths, three fifths and four sixths.
Hamilton, while competing in only the Kenyon Midget events, has remained in contention with five feature wins, two seconds, two thirds, two fourths and a sixth.
Considering that Robertson and Parish will continue to compete in two series each, Robertson must emerge from Sunday's New Castle "tripleheader" with a 19-point margin to claim the "Adam Petty Trophy," honoring the late NASCAR veteran, son of Kyle Petty and grandson of seven-time NASCAR Champion Richard Petty.
Robertson has added incentive to excel this Sunday, since he also leads the 2007 USAC Regional Midget Series point standings.