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BRAD SWEET ANNEXES INDIANA MIDGET RACE #2 AT LINCOLN PARK

From Dick Jordan

Putnamville, IN……..Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, Calif. led the last 12 laps to win Thursday night’s 30-lap Indiana Midget Week feature at Lincoln Park Speedway in his Kasey Kahne Racing/Mike Curb Ollie’s Bargain Outlet/Auto Value Spike/Speedway Mopar. Sweet trailed Darren Hagen for 18 laps, then took over and beat Shane Cottle to the checkered flag. Hagen finished third, followed by Brad Kuhn and Steve Buckwalter. Sweet’s victory puts him atop the Indiana Midget Week standings entering Friday night’s race at Bloomington Speedway.

USAC MOPAR NATIONAL – USAC/SMRS GREAT PLAINS (SE) MIDGET SERIES RACE RESULTS: June 17, 2009 – Putnamville, Indiana – Lincoln Park Speedway – “Indiana Midget Week”

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Brad Sweet, 49, Kahne/Curb-12.641; 2. Bryan Clauson, 39, Tucker/Kunz/BCI-12.887; 3. Zach Daum, 5, Daum-13.046; 4. Steve Buckwalter, 25, Buckwalter-13.047; 5. Darren Hagen, 3, RFMS-13.088; 6. Shane Cottle, 1st, Saucier-13.104; 7. Shane Hmiel, 56, 56 Inc.-13.148; 8. Dave Darland, 71, Kunz-13.154; 9. Bobby East, 4, Klatt-13.184; 10. Matt Smith, 1au, Smith-13.213; 11. Brad Kuhn, 17B, RW-13.215; 12. Caleb Armstrong, 7A, C & A-13.254; 13. Henry Clarke, 67, Kunz-11.267; 14. Tracy Hines, 24, Parker-13.283; 15. Chad Boat, 30, Boat-13.293; 16. Jerry Coons Jr., 11, Wilke-Pak-13.321; 17. Sean Dodenhoff, 9D, Dodenhoff-13.351; 18. Kody Swanson, 19k, Team 6R/TK-13.371; 19. Davey Ray, 14, Fatt-Fro-13.416; 20. Levi Jones, 21, Stewart-13.472; 21. Thomas Meseraull, 2, Bush-13.480; 22. Mario Clouser, 06, MCM-13.495; 23. Brent Beauchamp, 75B, Beauchamp-13.514; 24. Robbie Ray, 3R, Ray-13.565; 25. Alex Bowman, 55, Cline-13.588; 26. Billy Pauch Jr., 54P, Burke-13.626; 27. Kyle
Hamilton, 33, Hamilton-13.657; 28. Brad Loyet, 05, Loyet-13.662; 29. Chase Barber, 90, Barber-13.667; 30. Don Droud Jr., 44, Smith-13.680; 31. Billy Wease, 92, Burrow-13.712; 32. Ryan Smith, 34, Steward-13.780; 33. Matt Westfall, 14w, Bordner-13.837; 34. Brad Cox, 94au, Cox-13.878; 35. Kent Schmidt, 5k, Schmidt/Meents-13.897; 36. Glenn Styres, 0, Styres-13.937; 37. Levi Roberts, 2D, Roberts-13.947; 38. Murray Erickson, 8, Guardian-14.049; 39. Brian Postle, 22, Postle-14.381; 40. Buddy Lowther, 31, Lowther-14.814.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Meseraull, 2. East, 3. Hagen, 4. Sweet, 5. Clarke, 6. Dodenhoff, 7. Roberts, 8. Westfall, 9. Bowman, 10. Barber. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Clauson, 2. M.Smith, 3. Cottle, 4. Pauch, 5. Droud, 6. K.Swanson, 7. Clouser, 8. Cox, 9. Erickson. NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Kuhn, 2. Daum, 3. Hmiel, 4. Boat, 5. Wease, 6. Hamilton, 7. Schmidt, 8. Postle, 9. D.Ray, 10. Beauchamp. 1:48.47

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Jones, 2. C.Armstrong, 3. Buckwalter, 4. Coons, 5. R.Ray, 6. Loyet, 7. Darland, 8. Styres, 9. Lowther, 10. R.Smith. 1:50.26

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Darland, 2. Hines, 3. D.Ray, 4. Loyet, 5. Clarke, 6. Dodehnoff, 7. R.Ray, 8. Bowman, 9. Hamilton, 10. Droud, 11. Styres, 12. Cox, 13. Wease, 14. Roberts, 15. Barber, 16. Postle, 17. Westfall, 18. R.Smith, 19. Lowther, 20. Clouser, 21. Schmidt. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Brad Sweet, 2. Shane Cottle, 3. Darren Hagen, 4. Brad Kuhn, 5. Steve Buckwalter, 6. Bobby East, 7. Tracy Hines, 8. Caleb Armstrong, 9. Matt Smith, 10. Jerry Coons Jr., 11. Thomas Meseraull, 12. Brad Loyet, 13. Shane Hmiel, 14. Henry Clarke, 15. Davey Ray, 16. Chad Boat, 17. Levi Jones, 18. Sean Dodenhoff, 19. Bryan Clauson, 20. Zach Daum, 21. Dave Darland, 22. Billy Pauch Jr., 23. Alex Bowman. NT
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**Hines flipped during qualifying.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-18 Hagen, Laps 19-30 Sweet.

NEW USAC MOPAR NATIONAL MIDGET POINTS: 1-Clauson-559; 2-East-534; 3-Sweet-517; 4-Hagen-497; 5-Kuhn-485; 6-Hines-482; 7-Darland-432; 8-Coons-426; 9-Daum-346; 10-Clarke-329.
NEW USAC “INDIANA MIDGET WEEK” POINTS: 1-Sweet-139; 2-Buckwalter-126; 3-Kuhn-121; 4-East-108; 5-Hagen-99.

NEXT USAC MOPAR NATIONAL/USAC/SMRS GREAT PLAINS MIDGET RACE: June 18 – Bloomington (IN) Speedway – “Indiana Midget Week”