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.

Swanson Tops Ventura's Battle at the Beach

Starting fifth, Jake Swanson (Anaheim, CA) raced past J.J. Ringo on the 24th lap and took the checkered flags at Ventura Raceway’s “ARP Battle at the Beach Race #3.”

Carlson Scores Fourth DMA Win at Bear Ridge

Seth Carlson of Stafford, CT dominated the night at Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, VT driving a backup car owned by friend and fellow competitor Tim Gallant. Carlson, who would normally be driving his #2 Seals-it sponsored USAC DMA midget, has been having mechanical issues so getting behind the wheel of Galant’s 33 gave Carlson a chance to stay in the points hunt.

Stanfill Stands Tall at Spoon River

Bryan Stanfill led the final seven laps in a back-and-forth battle with Tyler Roth to win his first career USAC Engler IMRA Speed2 Midget feature event Saturday at Spoon River Speedway in Canton, Ill.

Windom Wins Smackdown Passing Master Title

By passing 23 cars throughout the three nights of Smackdown VIII, Chris Windom has claimed the ProSource Passing Master award for the eighth running of the event.

Courtney the King of Smackdown VIII at Kokomo

After positioning himself as King of the Hill earlier in the evening to earn a starting spot on the pole position for the feature, Tyler Courtney emerged as king of the mountaintop with his Smackdown VIII victory Saturday night, leading all 40 laps to join three-time winner Dave Darland in becoming the second multi-time victor of the event at Kokomo Speedway.

Courtney & Grant Reach 100 Straight USAC Sprint Starts

Friday night at Kokomo Speedway, a pair of USAC standouts reached the century mark in terms of consecutive USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature starts.

Smackdown VIII Points (After Night 2 of 3)

Justin Grant leads the Sprint Car Smackdown VIII points entering Saturday’s eighth annual finale featuring USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars at Indiana's Kokomo Speedway.

Windom Retains Smackdown Passing Master Lead

Chris Windom (Canton, Ill.) retains the lead of the ProSource Smackdown VIII Passing Master standings after advancing from his 16th to 7th in Thursday’s opening night feature and moving from 12th to 8th in Friday’s main event for a total of 13 cars passed in two nights of racing.

Seavey Sings a Winning Tune at Smackdown Night 2

One night after claiming a victory in Sprint Car Smackdown’s annual karaoke contest, Logan Seavey was singing a different tune Friday night on the track at Kokomo Speedway, ending it on a high note in victory lane following his first career USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car triumph.

Smackdown VIII Passing Master Points (After Night 1 of 3)

Longtime USAC supporter ProSource has pledged $400 to the overall Passing Master Award winner for Smackdown VIII, rewarding the driver advancing the most total positions throughout the week's three USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship feature events at Indiana’s Kokomo Speedway.