Bean dominates, Fehr wins US 24 Mel Kenyon Midget Series Round

By Eric Bunn

(Lebanon, IN)  For 26 laps around the dirt banks of US 24 Speedway the Mel Kenyon Midget Series was all about Jessica Bean.  Then she barely clipped a track marker tire in turn two sending her around and opening up the first spot for Cole Fehr. The win gives Fehr his fourth win of the 2014 USSA Midget season.

“I feel bad for Jessica because there was no way I was going to catch her,” said Fehr after the race.  “I’ll take it though, a win is a win.”

Following Bean’s spin the race pace was slowed by 4 more cautions for different drivers and a red when Ryan Huggler flipped his car down the front straight.  Huggler was uninjured, but his car was finished for the night following his lap 27 aerobatics.

Colten Dooley claimed second following an uneventful feature race.  Cordy Horn drove a solid race from his outside 5th row starting spot to finish 3rd.  Clayton Gaines recovered from a 6th lap spin to earn 4th while Kent Kriegbaum filled out the top five.

Fehr’s win gives him some breathing room in points over Colten Dooley and Jessica Bean in 2nd and 3rd.  Dooley and Bean are locked in a knife fight for the runner-up point’s position with only 4 points separating the two drivers after 9 races.  Clayton Gaines holds the 4th spot while Kent Kriegbaum rounds out the top five, 35 markers behind Gaines.

The Mel Kenyon Midget Series is off this weekend and will return to action on Saturday August 16 at Coles County Speedway in Matoon, IL.