By Dick Jordan
The “Kevin Doty Classic” at Pontoon Beach, Ill. is next up for the USAC/SMRS Great Plains Midget Series and Brad Loyet continues to lead the series standings in defense of his 2009 title.
Loyet “swept” the weekend’s races at Dodge City (Kans.) Raceway Park, winning both Friday and Saturday’s “Boot Hill Showdown” main events. Loyet took the lead from Keith Rauch at the race’s mid-way point and led the rest of the way to beat Cody Brewer, Matt Sherrell, C.J. Johnson and Chett Gehrke on Friday in his Beaver Stripes & Custom Graphics/Bell Helmets Spike/Esslinger Ford.
Saturday, he led all 30 laps to win over Brewer, Johnson, Patrick Stasa and Matt Sherrell.
Loyet’s lead stands at 94 over Sherrell after the two Dodge City races.
USAC/SMRS GREAT PLAINS MIDGET SERIES POINT STANDINGS
1-Brad Loyet-554, 2-Matt Sherrell-460, 3-Chet Gehrke-450, 4-Rusty Dukes-408, 5-Matt Johnson-376, 6-Ryan Cole-350, 7-Will Pierce-294, 8-Cody Brewer-256, 9-Don Droud Jr.-252, 10-Zach Daum-242.