2024 USAC Indiana Midget Week at Kokomo Speedway

USAC Indiana Midget Week Results From Kokomo Speedway

USAC Indiana Midget Week Results From Kokomo Speedway

Results for USAC Indiana Midget Week at Kokomo Speedway, June 9, 2024.

Jun 10, 2024 by Tyler Burnett

By the time Daison Pursley was pushed off for the start of Sunday night’s USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship feature at Kokomo Speedway, he had already locked up his first USAC Indiana Midget Week title.

Despite that fact, the Locust Grove, Okla. racer had no inclination of stopping anytime soon.

Starting seventh on the grid, Pursley worked his way toward the front, and with five laps remaining, wrestled the lead away from Michael Pickens and fended off a swarm of others to score the feature win and the Indiana Midget Week crown in one fell swoop at the wheel of his CB Industries/PristineAuction.com – NOS Energy Drink – TRD/Spike/Speedway Toyota.

In fact, Pursley is the fifth driver in the 20-year history of IMW to hit a walk-off home run, so to speak, by winning the final race of the series and the championship on the same evening, joining Bryan Clauson (2009), Brad Kuhn (2010), Christopher Bell (2013) and Rico Abreu (2015) in that club.

Pursley achieved his first IMW championship by a record 74-point margin, surpassing the former record of 73 posted by Kyle Larson in 2020. Incidentally, Larson earned team owner Chad Boat his first IMW title that year, and now, Pursley has delivered a second for Boat in a similarly dominant fashion.

The most recent driver to finish all of his IMW starts on the podium was Larson in 2020. Pursley did the same in 2024 as he racked up successive top-three results in all five events, which culminated in his second victory of the week on Sunday at Kokomo’s 1/4-mile dirt oval.

Across all of USAC’s national platforms, Pursley has finished on the podium in seven-straight starts, five in the midget and two in the sprint car. His latest performances have also converted his overall USAC National Midget point situation from trailing by eight at the beginning of the week to now being up 67.

Pursley hopes this past week is just the start of something even bigger and better by translating an Indiana Midget Week title into a USAC National Midget championship at year’s end, a feat achieved in each of the last three seasons by Buddy Kofoid (2021-22) and Logan Seavey (2023).

“I never thought you could put ‘championship’ by my name just because I feel like I’ve torn up a lot of stuff over the years,” Pursley said with a wry smile. “It’s cool to win the USAC Indiana Midget Week championship. Hopefully this leads to many more.”

USAC Indiana Midget Week Results at Kokomo Speedway Sunday

1. Daison Pursley (7)

 2. Michael Pickens (5)

3. Logan Seavey (6)

4. Cannon McIntosh (9)

 5. Kale Drake (8)

6. Zach Daum (18)

7. Gavin Miller (23)

 8. Jacob Denney (14)

9. Chase McDermand (13)

 10. Ryan Timms (16)

 11. Hayden Reinbold (15)

12. Kyle Jones (17)

13. Jade Avedisian (1)

14. Zach Wigal (4)

 15. Frankie Guerrini (20)

 16. Jake Andreotti (10)

17. Taylor Reimer (22)

18. Justin Grant (12)

 19. Hank Davis (3)

 20. Ethan Mitchell (2)

 21. Blake Brannon (24)

22. Steve Buckwalter (19)

23. Drake Edwards (21)

24. Daniel Whitley (11). NT