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“MEL KENYON NIGHT” WEDNESDAY AT THE SPEEDOME

By Dick Jordan

This Wednesday night’s USAC Regional competition at the Indianapolis Speedrome salutes 1993 USAC Speedrome and 7-time USAC National Midget Champion Mel Kenyon, whose 111 victories are the most in USAC National Midget racing history. Kenyon ranks third all-time at the Speedrome in terms of USAC wins with 21.

The Regional Midget Series, currently led by Dalton Armstrong of New Castle, Ind., also travels to Berlin Raceway in Marne, Mich. for Saturday night’s USAC racing program which also features the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars. Armstrong is also atop the early standings in the USAC/WOMS Midget Series, which also awards points at Berlin.

Kyle Hamilton of Danville, Ind. wheeled his Curtis Motor Sales/General Piping Beast/Ford to victory in Wednesday night’s 50-lap “Tom Bigelow Night” USAC Regional Midget feature at the Speedrome. Hamilton passed Levi Roberts on lap 33 and led to the checkered flag to beat Dillon Welch, Armstrong, Roberts and Chris Phillips.

The USAC Midwest Ford Focus, Midwest Young Guns and Mopar .25 Midgets also share Wednesday night’s racing program at the 1/5-mile Indianapolis oval.

USAC REGIONAL MIDGET SERIES POINT STANDINGS

1-Dalton Armstrong-129, 2-Dillon Welch-124, 3-Cale Conley-111, 4-Chris Phillips-101, 5-Buddy Lowther-92, 6-Dave Fuhrman-83, 7-Daniel Bedford-62, 8-Nick Wagner-48, 9-Ali Jackson-47, 10-Travis Young-45.

USAC/WOMS MIDGET SERIES POINT STANDINGS

1-Dalton Armstrong-64, 2-Daniel Bedford-62, 3-Dillon Welch-57, 4-Cale Conley-53, 5-Nick Wagner-48, 6-Travis Young-45, 7-Buddy Lowther-42, 8-Chris Phillips-39, 9-Shane Hmiel-39, 10-Grant Galloway-37.