SMRS/GPM: Series weekly racing news 2009-05-11

"HIGH PLAINS SHOOTOUT" FRIDAY-SATURDAY AT BELOIT Matt Sherrell leads the USAC/SMRS Great Plains Midgets to this weekend's "High Plains Shootout" at Solomon Valley Raceway in Beloit, Kansas. The races are the first for USAC at the dirt track...

"HIGH PLAINS SHOOTOUT" FRIDAY-SATURDAY AT BELOIT

Matt Sherrell leads the USAC/SMRS Great Plains Midgets to this weekend's "High Plains Shootout" at Solomon Valley Raceway in Beloit, Kansas.

The races are the first for USAC at the dirt track east of Kansas City and continue a tradition of USAC racing in the Sunflower State which dates back to 1957 when Bob Tattersall won a Midget race at 81 Speedway in Wichita.

Dave Darland and Jerry Coons Jr. are USAC's winningest driver in the state, with six victories apiece, although neither is expected to compete at Beloit.

Sherrell, of Owasso, Okla., won the inaugural USAC/SMRS feature April 24 at Yellville, Ark and leads Chad McDaniel by six points going into this weekend's races. Jonathan Beason, winner of the April 25 USAC/SMRS feature at West Siloam Springs, Okla., is currently eighth in the standings.

-credit: usac

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Series USAC
Drivers Dave Darland , Jonathan Beason , Matt Sherrell , Jerry Coons Jr.