Monday, July 2, 2018

Speed2 Midgets Pop Into Putnamville Friday, Meet Up At Madera Saturday

Last Saturday's Spoon River IMRA winner Andy Baugh (Photo Courtesy Joe Putnam)

Via USAC Media

USAC's Speed2 Midgets compete in Indiana and California this week. Friday's "Bill Gardner Sprintacular" features the Midwest Thunder and Engler IMRA Speed2 Midgets as part of the program which also features the AMSOIL National Sprint Cars at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Ind. Saturday's "Gerhardt Classic" at Madera (Calif.) Speedway brings down the curtain on the 2018 USAC Western U.S. Speed2 campaign with an overall and pavement champion set to be crowned.

In Putnamville, Pits open at 4:30pm while the spectator gates open at 4:45pm. The drivers meeting will take place at 5:15pm with cars scheduled to hit the track at 6pm. Adult general admission tickets are $25. Pit passes are $30 each. You can listen to all the racing action LIVE on the USAC app.

Dan Cugini of Marshfield, Mass. led all 33 laps to win last Wednesday night's "Dave Steele 33" USAC Eastern Speed2/NEMA Lites feature as part of the "Boston Louie Seymour Memorial" event at Seekonk (Mass.) Speedway. Calvin Carroll finished second ahead of Seth Carlson, Jim Chambers and Matthew Swanson. The race was a "special event" and therefore did not award Eastern Speed2 points. The Eastern series resumes July 14 at Highland Rim Speedway in Ridgetop, Tenn.

Andy Baugh of Mason City, Ill. led all 20 laps to win Saturday night's IMRA race at Spoon River Speedway in Canton, Ill. Shane Morgan was second, followed by Austin Archdale, Robby McQuinn and Blake Buchholz.

Will Hull of Plainfield, Vt, led the final four laps to win Saturday night's 25-lap USAC Laquerre's Sports Speed2 DMA Midget race at Bear Ridge Speedway. Seth Carlson finished second ahead of Justin Phillips, Derek O'Hearn and Joe Krawiec.

USAC LAQUERRE'S SPORTS SPEED2 DMA MIDGET POINTS: 1-Jason Goff-420, 2-Seth Carlson-412, 3-Joe Krawiec-405, 4-Will Hull-364, 5-Justin Phillips-349, 6-Mike Chaffee-345, 7-Derek O'Hearn-327, 8-Manny Dias-293, 9-Randy Higginson-277, 10-Jeff Champagne-268.

ENGLER USAC SPEED2 IMRA MIDGET POINTS: 1-Andy Baugh-594, 2-Robby McQuinn-490, 3-Blake Buchholz-386, 4-Gedd Ross-385, 5-Shane Morgan-383, 6-Jake Sollenberger-308, 7-Kurt Mueller-304, 8-Daltyn England-279, 9-Bart Andrews-250, 10-Kevin Battefeld-231.

USAC SPEED2 MIDWEST THUNDER MIDGET POINTS: 1-Aaron Leffel-276, 2-Chett Gehrke-214, 3-John Heydenreich-193, 4-Stratton Briggs-187, 5-Alex Watson-185, 6-Cory Guingrich-167, 7-Jon Watson-153, 8-Gedd Ross-134, 9-Kyle Kriegbaum-115, 10-Andy Baugh-110.

USAC SPEED2 WESTERN OVERALL MIDGET POINTS: 1-Adam Lemke-486, 2-Blake Brannon-435, 3-Joey Iest-307, 4-Johnny Nichols-211, 5-Cody Jessop-151, 6-Ariel Biggs-82, 7-Ashley Heredia-72, 8-Toni Breidinger-72, 9-Keoni Texeira-65, 10-Tyler Slay-62.

USAC SPEED2 WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET POINTS: 1-Adam Lemke-410, 2-Blake Brannon-365, 3-Joey Iest-241, 4-Johnny Nichols-211, 5-Cody Jessop-151, 6-Toni Breidinger-72.