Weekend race recap 2004-05-31

"Night Before 500" Produces Gregory's 1st USAC Win! Speedrome's "Vogler Classic" Rained Out Ron Gregory of Noblesville, Ind. recorded his initial USAC National Midget Car feature victory in Saturday night's 59th Coca Cola "Night Before the 500"...

"Night Before 500" Produces Gregory's 1st USAC Win!
Speedrome's "Vogler Classic" Rained Out

Ron Gregory of Noblesville, Ind. recorded his initial USAC National Midget Car feature victory in Saturday night's 59th Coca Cola "Night Before the 500" Classic at Indianapolis (Ind.) Raceway Park.

Rains forced postponement of Wednesday night's "Vogler Classic" and the "Diversified Brokerage Insurance Group 100" presented by National City Bank at the Blossom Chevrolet Indianapolis Speedrome, part of the track's "Open Wheel Wednesday" program presented by Traderindiana.com & Wheels & Deals. The "Vogler Classic" event has been rescheduled for July 7.

Gregory posted the fastest qualifying time at IRP Saturday and trailed Dave Darland for the first 34 laps, then took over for the final 16 circuits of the .686-mile paved oval in his Irvin Motorsports/Interstate Brick & Block/Kenworth of Indianapolis Stealth/Gaerte Mopar. Darland finished second ahead of Bobby East, Tracy Hines and Tom Hessert.

East emerged with a 62-point USAC National Midget Car Series lead over Josh Wise, who was seventh at IRP.

The USAC National Midget Car Series is slated to resume June 12 at the Anderson (Ind.) Speedway.

USAC NATIONAL MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS
1.-Bobby East-268
2.-Josh Wise-206
3.-Dave Darland-193
4.-Davey Ray-155
5.-Cole Carter-154
6.-J.J. Yeley-145
7.-Tom Hessert-134
8.-Brad Kuhn-119
9.-Aaron Fike-100
10.-Teddy Beach-100

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Series USAC
Drivers Brad Kuhn , Dave Darland , J.J. Yeley , Tracy Hines , Aaron Fike , Tom Hessert , Bobby East , Teddy Beach , Ron Gregory , Josh Wise , Davey Ray , Cole Carter