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Swanson Wins Night Before the 500

USAC MOPAR NATIONAL MIDGET CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: May 29, 2010 – Indianapolis, Indiana – O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis – NOS Energy Drink 65th “Night Before the 500”

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Chuck Gurney Jr., 41, DMS-21.064; 2. Bobby East, 4, Klatt-21.079; 3. Levi Roberts, 2D, Roberts-21.139; 4. Kody Swanson, 11w, Wilke-Pak-21.199; 5. Brad Kuhn, 17B, RW-21.230; 6. Bryan Clauson, 39, Tucker/Kunz/BCI-21.252; 7. Tanner Swanson, 51, DMS-21.256; 8. Daniel Bedford, 11D, DMS-21.280; 9. Tracy Hines, 24, Parker-21.306; 10. Caleb Armstrong, 7C, C & A-21.360; 11. Adam Kramer, 2, Kramer-21.377; 12. Shane Hmiel, 56, 56 Inc.-21.421; 13. Alex Bowman, 55, Cline-21.440; 14. Jerry Coons Jr., 11, Wilke-Pak-21.483; 15. Darren Hagen, 3, RFMS-21.512; 16. Billy Wease, 19, Nine Racing-21.530; 17. Dave Darland, 71, Kunz-21.577; 18. Bobby Santos III, 98, Santos-21.625; 19. Brad Sweet, 49, Kahne/Curb-21.628; 20. Kevin Swindell, 9, Nine Racing-21.640; 21. Henry Clarke, 67, Kunz-21.653; 22. Zach Daum, 5, Daum-21.674; 23. Tate Martz, 7x, Steele/Alexander/Martz-21.685; 24. Aaron Andruskevitch, 5a, Domark-21.720; 25. Mario Marietta, 85, Marietta-21.729; 26. Kyle Hamilton, 33,
Hamilton-21.732; 27. David Byrne, 20D, Byrne-21.808; 28. Mario Clouser, 06, Clouser-21.831; 29. Brad Loyet, 05, Loyet-21.858; 30. Jimmy Simpson, 21, Simpson-21.890; 31. Dakoda Armstrong, 7A, C & A-22.011; 32. Jeff Wimmenauer, 15J, Wimmenauer-22.023; 33. Sean Murphy, 8x, Polisczuk-22.156; 34. Cale Conley, 3c, Conley-22.167; 35. Nick Wagner, 93, Wagner-22.193; 36. Mike Larrison, 6, East-22.251; 37. Al Jackson, 44, Perona/Cunningham-22.359; 38. Kevin Studley, 57, Studley-22.662; 39. Chase Scott, 14, Real Race Cars-NT; 40. Bobby East, 4k, Klatt-NT; 41. #91, Nine Racing-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Hines, 2. Gurney, 3. Darland, 4. Kuhn, 5. Marietta, 6. Clarke, 7. Loyet, 8. Jackson, 9. Murphy, 10. Bowman. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Santos, 2. Clauson, 3. Daum, 4. Coons, 5. C.Armstrong, 6. Hamilton, 7. Conley, 8.; Studley, 9. East, 10. Simpson. 2:51.92

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Sweet, 2. Hagen, 3. T.Swanson, 4. Roberts, 5. D.Armstrong, 6. Martz, 7. Byrne, 8. Wagner, 9. Kramer, 2:50.83

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Swindell, 2. Andruskevitch, 3. K.Swanson, 4. Wease, 5. Bedford, 6. Clouser, 7. Larrison, 8. Wimmenauer, 9. Hmiel. 2:52.88

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Bedford, 2. Kramer, 3. D.Armstrong, 4. C.Armstrong, 5. Clarke, 6. Hmiel, 7. Hamilton, 8. Marietta, 9. Bobby East (#4k), 10. Clouser, 11. Martz, 12. Conley, 13. Wimmenauer, 14. Byrne, 15. Simpson, 16. Larrison, 17. Jackson, 18. Wagner, 19. Murphy, 20. Studley, 4:16.11

FEATURE: (50 laps) 1. Tanner Swanson, 2. Bryan Clauson, 3. Kody Swanson, 4. Brad Kuhn, 5. Brad Sweet, 6. Billy Wease, 7. Levi Roberts, 8. Tracy Hines, 9. Darren Hagen, 10. Bobby Santos III, 11. Adam Kramer, 12. Caleb Armstrong, 13. Shane Hmiel, 14. Dave Darland, 15. Mario Marietta, 16. Dakoda Armstrong, 17. Zach Daum, 18. Aaron Andruskevitch, 19. Henry Clarke, 20. Jerry Coons Jr., 21. Kevin Swindell, 22. Chuck Gurney Jr., 23. Daniel Bedford, 24. Kyle Hamilton. NT
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**Bedford flipped over the backstretch wall on lap 3 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 T.Swanson, Laps 2-31 Clauson, Laps 32-50 T.Swanson.

NEW USAC MOPAR NATIONAL MIDGET SERIES POINTS: 1-Clauson-399; 2-Sweet-378; 3-Hagen-369; 4-East-368; 5-Hines-367; 6-Darland-342; 7-Coons-307; 8-Kuhn-295; 9-Clarke-248; 10-Daum-232.

NEXT USAC MOPAR NATIONAL MIDGET RACE: June 11 – Pontoon Beach, IL – Tri-City Speedway – “Kevin Doty Classic”