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Lebanon, Indiana's Spencer Bayston led all drivers with a lap of 15.303 seconds during Thursday night’s USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget practice session at Arizona Speedway.
The night, designated fully for practice, was the final tune-up prior to the 53rd annual Western World Championships presented by San Tan Ford this Friday and Saturday night, November 13-14, at the 1/3-mile dirt oval in San Tan Valley, Ariz.
Bayston’s top lap in his Reinbold-Underwood Motorsports/AME Electrical Contracting – ZMax/Spike/Stanton SR-11x was faster than the current one-lap track record for the series, a 15.426 set by teammate Logan Seavey during qualifying in 2019.
The 2017 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget champion was followed in the session by Tanner Carrick (Lincoln, Calif.) at 15.358; Tyler Courtney (Indianapolis, Ind.) at 15.453; Chris Windom (Canton, Ill.) at 15.494; and Thomas Meseraull (San Jose, Calif.) at 15.541.
Bayston and Seavey It was a Reinbold-Underwood Motorsports sweep of top practice times on Thursday night. Bayston topped the midget class while Seavey led the field for the companion AMSOIL USAC CRA & Southwest Sprint Car portion of the program.
Courtney leads the series standings by 15 points over Chris Windom entering the weekend’s two events.
On both Friday and Saturday night, Nov. 13-14, the pits open at Arizona Speedway at 1pm MT, grandstands at 3pm, the drivers meeting at 5pm and hot laps at 5:30pm. General admission adult tickets are $30, while kids 11 and under are just $10. Pit passes are $40 for adults and $15 for ages 7-12 and free for ages 6 and under.
The previous year’s Western World Midget winners include Kevin Thomas Jr. and Brady Bacon, who each raced their way to San Tan Ford / Beaver Stripes victory lane in 2019.
Western World tickets are on sale now at www.arizonaspeedway.net.
Both nights of the 53rd Western World Championships will be streamed live on FloRacing at https://bit.ly/2ZpafUr.
USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP PRACTICE RESULTS: November 12, 2020 – Arizona Speedway – San Tan Valley, Arizona – 53rd Western World Championships Presented by San Tan Ford
PRACTICE: 1. Spencer Bayston, 19s, Reinbold/Underwood-15.303; 2. Tanner Carrick, 98K, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-15.358; 3. Tyler Courtney, 7BC, Clauson/Marshall-15.453; 4. Chris Windom, 89, Tucker/Boat-15.494; 5. Thomas Meseraull, 7x, RMS-15.541; 6. Emerson Axsom, 15, Petry-15.568; 7. Cannon McIntosh, 71K, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-15.612; 8. Cole Bodine, 39BC, Clauson/Marshall-15.615; 9. Justin Grant, 5, Petry-15.617; 10. Daison Pursley, 9, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-15.651; 11. Bryant Wiedeman, 67K, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-15.676; 12. Clinton Boyles, 98, RMS-15.721; 13. Buddy Kofoid, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-15.725; 14. Ethan Mitchell, 19m, Bundy Built-15.733; 15. Robert Dalby, 4, Dalby-15.778; 16. Jerry Coons Jr., 28, Dave Mac-15.787; 17. Logan Seavey, 19A, Reinbold/Underwood-15.802; 18. Jesse Love, 97K, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-15.872; 19. Kaylee Bryson, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-15.882; 20. Brenham Crouch, 97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-15.942; 21. Andrew Layser, 82, Tucker/Boat-15.953; 22. Noah Gass, 20G, Gass-15.993; 23. Hayden Reinbold, 19AZ, Reinbold/Underwood-16.131; 24. Casey Schmitz, 00, MSW-16.177; 25. Dylan Ito, 73, Ford-16.781; 26. Ryan Oerter, 43, Oerter-18.738; 27. Chase Randall, 25, Petry-NT; 28. Tanner Thorson, 25m, Malloy-NT; 29. Chase Johnson, 25c, Malloy-NT.
NEXT USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACES: November 13-14, 2020 – Arizona Speedway – San Tan Valley, Arizona – Western World Championships