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POINT LEADER HAGEN SNARES IMW OPENER AT GAS CITY: Burdette Wins Sprint Feature

From Dick Jordan/Barb N, Jan Dunlap photo

Gas City, IN……..USAC Mopar National Midget Series point leader Darren Hagen of Riverside, Calif. caught early race leader Zach Daum on lap 13 and led the final 18 laps to win Wednesday night’s 30-lap “Indiana Midget Week” opener at Gas City I-69 Speedway. Trailing Hagen and his Liberty Village/McGladrey & Pullen Spike/Esslinger Ford at the checkered flag were Daum, who led the first 12 laps, Tracy Hines, Bobby East and Hunter Schuerenberg. Hagen leads East by 11 points in the National standings entering Thursday night’s IMW race at Lincoln Park Speedway at Putnamville, Ind. Bryan Clauson was the fastest Gas City qualifier.

USAC MOPAR NATIONAL MIDGET CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: June 8, 2011 – Gas City, Indiana – Gas City I-69 Speedway – “Indiana Midget Week”

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Bryan Clauson, 39, Tucker/BCI/Curb-Agajanian-12.737; 2. Hunter Schuerenberg, 35, Rock Steady-12.796; 3. Bobby East, 4, Klatt-12.865; 4. Tracy Hines, 24, Parker-12.865; 5. Zach Daum, 5, Daum-12.867; 6. Darren Hagen, 3, RFMS-12.882; 7. Shane Cottle, 1st, Saucier-12.963; 8. Chris Windom, 11, Wilke-Pak-12.989; 9. Levi Jones, 20, Stewart-13.006; 10. Caleb Armstrong, 71, Kunz-13.020; 11. Jerry Coons Jr., 3nz, JCJ-13.042; 12. Kyle Larson, 67, Kunz-13.059; 13. Billy Pauch Jr., 54, Burke-13.111; 14. Jimmy Simpson, 21, Simpson-13.133; 15. Thomas Meseraull, 16, Sandy-13.134; 16. Trevor Kobylarz, 49, Two Dogs Racing-13.137; 17. Brad Kuhn, 17B, RW-13.193; 18. Levi Roberts, 2D, Roberts-13.214; 19. Michael Pickens, 29, Berry-13.230; 20. Alex Bright, 77B, Hemler-13.252; 21. Kellen Conover, 76, Conover-13.253; 22. Chase Barber, 91, Barber-13.255; 23. Davey Ray, 2R, Ray-13.258; 24. Nick Wean, 78, Wean-13.271; 25. Matt Westfall, 14w, Bordner-13.274; 26. Steve Buckwalter, 25, Buckwalter-13.274; 27. Tanner Swanson, 19, Team 6R/TK-13.280; 28. Jimmy Glenn, 07, Glenn-13.404; 29. Ryan Smith, 33, Steward-13.416; 30. Mario Clouser, 06, MCM-13.423; 31. Matt Smith, 13, Smith-13.450; 32. Michael Koontz, 17k, Koontz-13.577; 33. Justin Grosz, 99, Grosz-13.655; 34. Jacob Wilson, 10, Moore-13.714; 35. Dalton Armstrong, 71k, Kunz-13.876; 36. Danny Stratton, 77, Hampton-NT; 37. Dillon Welch, 51, DMS-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Kuhn, 2. Clauson, 3. Daum, 4. Jones, 5. Pauch, 6. R.Smith, 7. Westfall, 8. Grosz, 9. Conover. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Schuerenberg, 2. Hagen, 3. C.Armstrong, 4. Clouser, 5. Barber, 6. Simpson, 7. Roberts, 8. Wilson, 9. Buckwalter. 1:43.14

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Pickens, 2. D.Ray, 3. Coons, 4. East, 5. Cottle, 6. T.Swanson, 7. Meseraull, 8. D.Armstrong, 9. M.Smith. 1:43.61

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Bright, 2. Windom, 3. Hines, 4. Larson, 5. Kobylarz, 6. Wean, 7. Glenn, 8. Koontz, 9. Welch. 1:43.19

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Cottle, 2. Meseraull, 3. Pauch, 4. Kobylarz, 5. T.Swanson, 6. R.Smith, 7. M.Smith, 8. Stratton, 9. Buckwalter, 10. Roberts, 11. D.Armstrong, 12. Welch, 13. Koontz, 14. Westfall, 15. Wean, 16. Barber, 17. Simpson, 18. Wilson, 19. Glenn, 20. Grosz. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Darren Hagen, 2. Zach Daum, 3. Tracy Hines, 4. Bobby East, 5. Hunter Schuerenberg, 6. Bryan Clauson, 7. Kyle Larson, 8. Chris Windom, 9. Shane Cottle, 10. Levi Jones, 11. Thomas Meseraull, 12. Brad Kuhn, 13. Caleb Armstrong, 14. Ryan Smith, 15. Trevor Kobylarz, 16. Tanner Swanson, 17. Alex Bright, 18. Davey Ray, 19. Mario Clouser, 20. Dalton Armstrong, 21. Jerry Coons Jr., 22. Michael Pickens, 23. Billy Pauch Jr., 24. Levi Roberts. NT

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**Glenn flipped at the start of the semi.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-12 Daum, Laps 13-30 Hagen.

NEW USAC MOPAR NATIONAL MIDGET SERIES POINTS: 1-Hagen-303; 2-East-292; 3-Clauson-267; 4-Daum-239; 5-Hines-236; 6-Larson-205; 7-Kuhn-183; 8-Coons-180; 9-Roberts-176; 10-C.Armstrong-164.

NEXT USAC MOPAR NATIONAL MIDGET RACE: June 9 – Putnamville, IN – Lincoln Park Speedway – “Indiana Midget Week”

SPRINTS:

1. Brett Burdette
2. Levi Jones
3. Dave Darland
4. Coleman Gulick
5 Critter Malone
6. Jerry Coons, Jr.
7. Casey Shuman
8. Shane Cottle
9. Thomas Meseraull
10. Andrew Elson
11. Chris Windom
12. Scotty Weir
13. Casey Riggs
14. Billy Puterbaugh, Jr.
15. Travis Welpott
16. Justin Grant
17. Matt Westfall
18. Ted Hines
19. Josh Spencer
20. Bryan Clauson

For complete results, go to http://www.gascityi69speedway.com. There will be no racing at Gas City this Friday night (June 10). Next race will be a regular program on Friday, June 17 with non-wing sprints, modifieds, street stocks, and thunder cars.