Saturday, 7 July 2018




Putnamville, IN……..Chett Gehrke of Broken Arrow, Okla. led all 20 laps but narrowly beat John Heydenreich to the checkered flag by inches in a photo-finish in Friday’s “Bill Gardner Sprintacular” USAC Engler IMRA/Midwest Thunder Speed2 Midget feature at Lincoln Park Speedway. Trey Osborne, Robby McQuinn and Aaron Leffel rounded out the “top-five” in the 20-lap main event.

USAC ENGLER SPEED2 IMRA/MIDWEST THUNDER MIDGET RACE RESULTS: July 6, 2018 – Putnamville, Indiana – Lincoln Park Speedway – “Bill Gardner Sprintacular”

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Trey Osborne (#11T Taylor), 2. Mark Billings (#60E Billings), 3. Tyler Roth (#18 Roth), 4. Blake Buchholz (#37 Raymond), 5. Keith Arvin (#76A Arvin), 6. Blake Vermillion (#73 Vermillion), 7. Alex Watson (#3 Watson). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Chett Gehrke (#11c Gehrke), 2. Aaron Leffel (#11L Taylor), 3. Jon Watson (#25 Watson), 4. Jon Steed (#7 Steed), 5. Andy Baugh (#6B Baugh), 6. Dave Baugh (#7B Baugh), 7. Cory Guingrich (#11g Guingrich), 8. Bo Harrison (#55 Sparks). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. John Heydenreich (#22 Givens), 2. Robby McQuinn (#09 McQuinn), 3. Brandon Smith (#11 Smith), 4. Jesse Vermillion (#5 Vermillion), 5. Brent Burrows (#51 Terry), 6. Kevin Battefeld (#42 Battefeld), 7. Tim Light (#14L Light). NT

ALSO AT THE TRACK: Gedd Ross (#51R Johnson) and Tyler Kalb (#32T Kalb).

FEATURE: (20 laps) 1. Chett Gehrke, 2. John Heydenreich, 3. Trey Osborne, 4. Robby McQuinn, 5. Aaron Leffel, 6. Alex Watson, 7. Tyler Roth, 8. Jon Steed, 9. Jon Watson, 10. Mark Billings, 11. Blake Buchholz, 12. Brandon Smith, 13. Brent Burrows, 14. Jesse Vermillion, 15. Tim Light, 16. Andy Baugh, 17. Blake Vermillion, 18. Kevin Battefeld, 19. Dave Baugh, 20. Keith Arvin, 21. Bo Harrison, NT


**Ross flipped during practice.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-20 Gehrke.

NEW USAC ENGLER SPEED2 IMRA POINTS: 1-A.Baugh-629, 2-McQuinn-558, 3-Buchholz-432, 4-Ross-395, 5-Shane Morgan-383, 6-Jake Sollenberger-308, 7-Kurt Mueller-304, 8-Daltyn England-279, 9-Battefeld-261, 10-Burrows-255.

NEW USAC MIDWEST THUNDER SPEED2 POINTS: 1-Leffel-341, 2-Gehrke-292, 3-Heydenreich-268, 4-A.Watson-242, 5-J.Watson-205, 6-Stratton Briggs-187, 7-Guingrich-179, 8-Osborne-177, 9-McQuinn-171, 10-Steed-163.

NEXT USAC ENGLER SPEED2 IMRA RACE: July 14 – Canton, IL – Spoon River Speedway

NEXT USAC SPEED2 MIDWEST THUNDER RACE: July 14 – Montpelier (IN) Motor Speedway