GERSTER, NUETZEL MIDGET CAR VICTORS SPEEDROME CONTINUES WED.; MCI WORLDCOM IDLE UNTIL JULY 31 Brian Gerster and Adam Nuetzel rank sixth in their respective USAC Midget Car series standings but Wednesday night they stood at the head...
GERSTER, NUETZEL MIDGET CAR VICTORS SPEEDROME CONTINUES WED.; MCI WORLDCOM IDLE UNTIL JULY 31
Brian Gerster and Adam Nuetzel rank sixth in their respective USAC Midget Car series standings but Wednesday night they stood at the head of the class after feature victories. Gerster, of Indianapolis, Ind., led the remaining 38 laps of the rain-interrupted "Thomson Indiana 40" at the Anderson (Ind.) Speedway. The race was halted June 16 after two laps had been completed. Gerster resumed his race lead Wednesday night and put his Fastener Sales & Engineering/Invincible Sportswear/Brayton in the winner's circle, beating Dane Carter, Jimmy McCune, Jerry Coons, Jr. and Sarah McCune to the checkered flag. MCI WorldCom National Midget Car point leader Jason Leffler failed to finish the 40-lapper but still leads Ryan Newman by 12 points in the standings as the series takes a hiatus while it prepares for a July 31 return to the 1/4-mile paved Anderson oval. Adam Nuetzel of Indianapolis, Ind. scored his initial victory in the Indianapolis Speedrome Midget Car Series Wednesday night, leading the final 10 laps of a hotly-contested 50-lapper at the 1/5-mile paved oval in his Cooprider Auto Service VW. Nuetzel took the lead for good when Daryl Campbell's machine dropped oil on the track on lap 41. Nuetzel then held off a determined bid from Gregg Cory to win the race. Ed Hair, Ron Hamm and Ric Burdine rounded out the "top-five." Mike Schuyler, Cory, Campbell and Nuetzel all took turns leading the 50-lap race. Speedrome series point leader Michael Lang finished 13th in the Anderson race but failed to make it back in time to compete at the Speedrome. He continues to hold a slim lead over Norm Young in the standings going into next Wednesday night's (July 7) Speedrome event.
MCI WORLDCOM/USAC NATIONAL MIDGET CAR STANDINGS
1. Jason Leffler 166 6. Brian Gerster 88 2. Ryan Newman 154 7. Dave Steele 80 3. Ricky Shelton 151 8. Jay Drake 72 4. Jerry Coons, Jr. 111 9. John Heydenreich 69 5. Tracy Hines 101 10. Ron Smoker 64
USAC INDIANAPOLIS SPEEDROME MIDGET CAR STANDINGS
1. Michael Lang 4250 6. Adam Nuetzel 1580 2. Norm Young 3960 7. Brad Kuhn 1500 3. Gregg Cory 2560 8. Ron Hamm 1290 4. A.J. Davis 2010 9. David Fuhrman 1270 5. Daryl Campbell 1760 10. Sean Smith 1230