Leffel Takes USAC MTM Opener at Gas City

Two-time and defending USAC Midwest Thunder Speed2 Midget Series Champion Aaron Leffel of Springfield, Ohio captured the 2019 series opener Friday night at Gas City I-69 Speedway.

He passed John Heydenreich on lap 16 and led the final five laps to beat Gunnar Lucius, Heydenreich, Stratton Briggs and Chris Bounds. The series continues tonight at Montpelier (Ind.) Motor Speedway.

USAC MIDWEST THUNDER SPEED2 MIDGET SERIES RACE RESULTS: May 17, 2019 – Gas City, Indiana – Gas City I-69 Speedway

FEATURE: (20 laps) 1. Aaron Leffel (#11L Taylor), 2. Gunnar Lucius (#22L Lucius), 3. John Heydenreich (#22H Givens), 4. Stratton Briggs (#71 Briggs), 5. Chris Bounds (#84 Bounds), 6. Ian Creager (#36 Creager), 7. Tommy Bigelow (#2B Bigelow), 8. Kevin Smith (#11T Taylor), 9. Anthony Haas (#66 Haas), 10. Kyle Kriegbaum (#63 Kriegbaum), 11. Alex Watson (#3 Watson), 12. Adam Schmenk (#6 Schmenk), 13. Don Bigelow (#4B Bigelow), 14. Bryce Dues (#23 Dues), 16. Tim Key (#6K Key), 16. Tyler Key (#5T Key), 17. Matt Cogley (#50 Cogley), 18. Zane Briggs (#10 Briggs), 19. Jon Steed (#7 Steed), 20. Alex Cogley (#18 Cogley), 21. Kevin Blue (#Dw7 Blue), 22. Cory Guingrich (#62 Guingrich). NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-7 Briggs, Laps 8-15 Heydenreich, Laps 16-20 Leffel.

NEW USAC MIDWEST MIDGET THUNDER SPEED2 MIDGET SERIES POINTS: 1-Leffel-70, 2-Lucius-67, 3-Heydenreich-64, 4-Briggs-61, 5-Bounds-58, 6-Creager-55, 7-T. Bigelow-52, 8-Smith-49, 9-Haas-46, 10-Kriegbaum-43.

NEXT USAC MIDWEST MIDGET THUNDER SPEED2 MIDGET SERIES RACE: May 18 – Montpelier (IN) Motor Speedway

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