3-WAY MIDGET SHOOTOUT EXPECTED AT SATURDAY'S "4-CROWN;" CALEB ARMSTRONG TAKES "ALEX PRUETT MEMORIAL" AT CMS A three-way shootout is on tap Saturday at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio as the USAC Mopar National Midgets compete in the 29th...
3-WAY MIDGET SHOOTOUT EXPECTED AT SATURDAY'S "4-CROWN;" CALEB ARMSTRONG TAKES "ALEX PRUETT MEMORIAL" AT CMS
A three-way shootout is on tap Saturday at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio as the USAC Mopar National Midgets compete in the 29th "4-Crown Nationals" at the half-mile dirt oval.
Brad Kuhn of Avon, Ind. and Californians Brad Sweet (Grass Valley) and Darren Hagen (Riverside) are locked in a struggle for supremacy which will spice Saturday's competition. Kuhn leads Sweet by 19 points while Hagen is just four back of Sweet, with 74 points up for grabs.
J.J. Yeley won last year's "4-Crown" Midget feature. Sweet finished third, Hagen 10th and Kuhn 19th. Sweet and Hagen each have a pair of 2009 feature wins, while Kuhn's only triumph was during "Indiana Midget Week." Kuhn's consistency, however, has paid off, posting 19 "top-10"s in 21 starts!
Jerry Coons Jr. has also slipped into title contention after his third-place finish at Columbus, Ohio Saturday. He now trails the leader by only 83 in fourth place in the latest standings.
Caleb Armstrong of New Castle, Ind. took advantage of a bobble by Kyle Hamilton on lap 26 and led the final 15 laps of Saturday night's 40-lap JEGS Crown Midget Super Nationals "Alex Pruett Memorial" race at the Columbus Motor Speedway. Armstrong trailed Hamilton for the first 25 laps but put his Motor City Auto Transport/Baker Crop Insurance Beast/Mopar in victory lane. Hamilton, who earlier won the 30-lap National Ford Focus Championship race, took second ahead of Coons, defending series champ Cole Whitt and Chad Boat.
Hamilton's second-place finish earned him the "Alex Pruett Memorial Trophy" as the highest finishing "regional" driver in the race.