Johnson Wires Wayne City for First Midget Win

Sam Johnson went wire-to-wire, leading all 20 laps from the pole position to capture the victory in Saturday night’s USAC Midget Special Event at Wayne County Speedway in Wayne City, Ill.

Johnson (St. Peters, Mo.) took the win in dominating fashion, by a straightaway at the 1/8-mile dirt oval over Chris Baue (Indianapolis, Ind.), with Chett Gehrke (Broken Arrow, Okla.), Daniel Robinson (Ewing, Ill.) and Jacob Hesson (Marysville, Ohio) rounding out the top-five.


USAC MIDGET SPECIAL EVENT RACE RESULTS: August 10, 2019 – Wayne County Speedway – Wayne City, Illinois

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps, all transfer to the feature) 1. #72 Sam Johnson, 2. #11 Daniel Robinson, 3. #93c Chett Gehrke, 4. #9 Chris Baue, 5. #23s Brad Strunk, 6. #43 John Heitzman, 7. #28 Raymond Holden. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps, all transfer to the feature) 1. #81JH Jacob Hesson, 2. #99 Dean Parker, 3. #14J Jaylon Mills, 4. #8E8 Ethan Rutherford, 5. #81H Anthony Haas, 6. #60E Mark Billings. NT

FEATURE: (20 Laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Sam Johnson (1), 2. Chris Baue (6), 3. Chett Gehrke (7), 4. Daniel Robinson (4), 5. Jacob Hesson (3), 6. Brad Strunk (9), 7. Jaylon Mills (2), 8. Dean Parker (5), 9. Ethan Rutherford (8), 10. Anthony Haas (10), 11. Mark Billings (11), 12. Raymond Holden (13), 13. Jeff Schindler (14), 14. John Heitzman (12). NT


FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-20 Sam Johnson.

NEXT USAC MIDGET SPECIAL EVENT RACE: October 5, 2019 – Gas City I-69 Speedway – Gas City, Indiana

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