Three USAC Speed2 Series in Action

USAC Speed2 Midget racing takes to the track this weekend on three dirt ovals in the states of Indiana, Illinois and Vermont.

First up is Friday’s Midwest Thunder round at Gas City I-69 Speedway in Gas City, Ind. on June 14.  Two-time and defending series champion Aaron Leffel (Springfield, Ohio) is two-for-two in MTM action this season, scoring rounds at both Gas City and Bloomington (Ind.) Speedway during the month of May.  He leads the standings by 30 markers entering round three of the season.

Spoon River Speedway in Canton, Ill. is back on the plate for the Engler IMRA Midgets for the fourth time this year this Saturday night, June 15.  Andy Baugh, of Mason City, Ill. has been the man to beat, winning all three Spoon River meets in 2019, including last Saturday’s race.  He’s the defending series champ and leads the standings by just seven ahead of the consistent Tyler Roth (Springfield, Ill.), who’s been the only other driver to defeat Baugh this year, which he did two weeks ago at Macon (Ill.) Speedway.

DMA’s home track of Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, Vermont hosts the series for the fourth occasion in 2019.  The highly-competitive series has seen parity with three different winners in the first three outings: Seth Carlson (Brimfield, Mass.), Will Hull (Plainfield, Vt.) and Adam Whitney (Warren, Vt.).  Hull leads the standings over Carlson by ten points coming in.

Friday at Gas City, the SOD Winged Sprint Cars, UMP Modifieds, Super Streets, Street Stocks and Hornets are on the event card.  Pit gates open at 3pm Eastern, front gates at 5pm, hot laps at 6:30pm and racing at 7:30pm.  Adult general admission tickets are $18, kids 12 and under are free and pit passes are $30 apiece.

Saturday at Spoon River, the pits open at 4pm Central with grandstands opening at 5pm.  Draw will close at 5:30pm with cars hitting the track at 6pm and racing at 7pm.  Adult general admission tickets are $10 with admission for kids age 4 thru 10 are $3.  All pit passes are $30.

Saturday at Bear Ridge, the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes, C.A. Miller Limited Late Models and Peanuts Auto Four Cylinders will be on hand with the DMA Midgets.  Pits open at 3pm, front gates at 3pm and racing at 6pm.  Adult general admission tickets are $10, students 12-17 general admission is $8, seniors 62+ general admission is $8, kids 11 and under general admission is $2.

USAC SPEED2 MIDWEST THUNDER MIDGET POINTS: 1-Aaron Leffel-140, 2-Ian Creager-110, 3-Stratton Briggs-100, 4-Gunnar Lucius-92, 5-Kyle Kriegbaum-86, 6-Cory Guingrich-81, 7-Zane Briggs-76, 8-Patrick Ryan-67, 9-John Heydenreich-64, 10-Jacob Denney-64.

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 DMA SPEED2 MIDGET POINTS: 1-Will Hull-299, 2-Seth Carlson-289, 3-Joe Krawiec-271, 4-Dean Christensen-235, 5-Adam Whitney-233, 6-Justin Phillips-228, 7-Jeff Horn-225, 8-Manny Dias-223, 9-Justin Sheridan-186, 10-Wayne Kohler-186.

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