Tuesday, 25 June 2019


USAC Midwest Thunder Midget winner #11c Chett Gehrke of Broken Arrow, Okla. USAC Midwest Thunder Midget winner #11c Chett Gehrke of Broken Arrow, Okla. Bill Miller Photo


Speedway, Indiana (June 25, 2019)………All four of USAC’s Speed2 Midget divisions are in action this Saturday, June 29, with DMA at Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, Vt., Eastern at Dominion Raceway in Spotsylvania, Va., IMRA at Spoon River Speedway in Canton, Ill. and the Midwest Thunder Midgets at Montpelier Motor Speedway in Montpelier, Ind.

Will Hull (Plainfield, Vt.) has won two-straight in DMA competition, winning last week’s trip to Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta, N.Y.  He’s also won two of the past three at Bear Ridge where the series returns this Saturday.  Hull leads the standings by 23 over May Bear Ridge winner Seth Carlson (Brimfield, Mass.) and Joe Krawiec (Granby, Conn.) (-48).

Double features are on the horizon this Saturday at Dominion for the Eastern Midget series.  The series was rained out on their first try at the 4/10-mile paved oval on May 11.  Colfax, North Carolina’s Chris Lamb was victorious in the most recent Eastern Midget points race at Dominion in 2017.  Nolan Allison (Greensboro, N.C.) captured the win in the most recent series race in early June at Shenandoah Speedway in Virginia.  Allison leads the standings over Alex Murray (Concord, N.C.) (-3) and Jessica Bean (Farmland, Ind.) (-21).

Andy Baugh (Mason City, Ill.) will once again put his winning streak on the line this Saturday when IMRA visits Spoon River.  The defending series champ is three-for-three at the track this year and is on pace again this season, leading the standings, but only by seven over Macon winner Tyler Roth (Springfield, Ill.).  Mark McMahill (Peoria, Ill.) runs third, 60 out of the lead.

Like Baugh, there’s another streak that’s ongoing at Montpelier where the Midwest Thunder Midgets hope “Take 5” is the lucky charm this Saturday after Mother Nature claimed the first four attempts at the quarter-mile dirt oval.  Aaron Leffel (Springfield, Ohio) has won twice, once at Gas City and once at Bloomington, while Chett Gehrke (Broken Arrow, Okla.) took the last round at Gas City.  Leffel holds a grip on the lead in the standings by 49 points over Stratton Briggs (Anna, Ohio) and Gunnar Lucius (Delphos, Ohio) (-63).

Saturday at Bear Ridge, pits open at 3pm (Eastern), front gates at 3pm cars on track at 6pm.  The Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes, C.A. Miller Limited Late Models and Peanuts Auto Four Cylinders are also in action.  Adult general admission tickets are $15, students 12-17 general admission is $15, seniors 62+ general admission is $15 and kids 11 and under general admission is $2.

Saturday at Dominion, front gates open at 5pm (Eastern) and racing starts at 7pm.  Adult general admission tickets are $15, student age 6-15 grandstand general admission is $7, age 5 and under grandstand general admission tickets are $1 and senior/military tickets are $13.50 (ID Required).  Hot pit passes are $35.

Saturday at Spoon River, pits open at 3pm (Central), front gates at 4pm, hot laps at 6pm and racing at 7pm.  The Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint Car League, UMP Pro Late Models, UMP Modifieds, UMP Hornets and E-Mods are also on tap.  Adult general admission tickets are $20, age 10 and under are $5.  Adult pit passes are $40 apiece, age 10 and under pit passes are $20.

Saturday at Montpelier, front gates open at 3pm, hot laps at 5pm and racing at 6:30pm.  UMP Modifieds, Super Streets, Thunder Cars and FWD Compacts will be on hand.  Adult general admission tickets are $17 and kids 12 and under are free (with paid adult).  Pit passes are $30 apiece.

USAC SPEED2 DMA MIDGET POINTS  1-Will Hull-452, 2-Seth Carlson-429, 3-Joe Krawiec-404, 4-Dean Christensen-374, 5-Manny Dias-326, 6-T.J. Foster-294, 7-Jeff Horn-287, 8-Justin Phillips-277, 9-Justin Sheridan-276, 10-Adam Whitney-273.

USAC SPEED2 EASTERN MIDGET POINTS: 1-Nolan Allison-212, 2-Alex Murray-209, 3-Jessica Bean-191, 4-Connor Gross-197, 5-Eric Lewis-172, 6-Preston Lattomus-154, 7-Daytona Spicola-154, 8-Neal Allison-135, 9-Bronzie Lawson-85, 10-Sam Hatfield-75.

USAC SPEED2 ENGLER IMRA MIDGET POINTS: 1-Andy Baugh-289, 2-Tyler Roth-282, 3-Mark McMahill-229, 4-Daltyn England-219, 5-Jake Sollenberger-210, 6-Jeff Sparks-189, 7-Patrick Ryan-184, 8-John Heitzman-177, 9-Adam Taylor-173, 10-Russell Johnston-171.

USAC SPEED2 MIDWEST THUNDER MIDGET POINTS: 1-Aaron Leffel-207, 2-Stratton Briggs-158, 3-Gunnar Lucius-144, 4-Cory Guingrich-142, 5-Ian Creager-135, 6-Kyle Kriegbaum-135, 7-Alex Watson-134, 8-Zane Briggs-115, 9-Chris Bounds-113, 10-Jacob Denney-107.