Warren Scores Midget Win; Welch Liqouri Capture Victories
Noblesville driver Jeremy Warren took advantage of a front row starting spot and
went on to capture the USAC Regional Midget feature at Anderson Speedway on
It was Warren’s first ever win with the USAC Regional Midgets. He was helped to
a five-second win as a result of a spirited three car battle for second between
Alison MacLeod, Brian Olson and Kyle Hamilton.
MacLeod ran just the right line to keep Olson from slipping to the inside
entering either turn one or turn three. Lapped traffic allowed Hamilton to make
a late race charge but he had to settle for fourth with Mario Marietta scoring a
fifth place showing.
Marietta, Indianapolis and Rushville’s Tate Martz scored heat wins for the USAC
Regional Midgets. Brian Olson, Puyallup, WA., set fast time in qualifications.
Florida driver Joe Ligouri got the jump at the start from his outside front row
starting position and went on to capture the Ford Focus feature win.
Ligouri survived a restart with 12 laps remaining to hold off Tyler Cottongim by
two-tenths of a second for the win. Cottongim moved into the second spot on lap
11 with an inside pass of Michael May entering turn three.
May and Jimmy Simpson battled for the third spot for several laps with Simpson
looking to make the pass on the inside. On the eighteenth circuit Simpson got
into the back of May coming off the fourth corner. May made contact with the
outside retaining wall on the front straight. Simpson was sent to the rear of
Adam Wilsdon came home third followed by Zack Knizer and Katie Hargitt.
Indianapolis driver Hargitt scored the first heat win for the Ford Focus Midgets
and Avon’s Tyler Cottongim recorded the victory in the second heat race. Jimmy
Simpson of Indianapolis was the quick qualifier.
Dillon Welch led all 30 laps and was never seriously challenged for the victory
in the Kenyon Midget Series. It was Welch’s second win of the year at Anderson
The only close call Welch had was on lap 11 when he almost tangled with the
lapped car of Isaac Chapple coming off the second corner.
Dalton Armstrong ran second the entire race distance, but could never mount a
challenge on Welch, who won by almost three seconds. Grant Galloway gained three
positions to record a third place finish passing Taylor Ferns entering turn one
on lap 19 and slipping inside Jared Marks on lap 27 through turn three.
Kenyon Midget heat wins were recorded by Dillon Welch, Indianapolis, and New
Castle’s Dalton Armstrong. Welch was the fast qualifier.
Racing action continues at Anderson Speedway at 8 p.m. with the Street Stocks,
Thunder Cars, Immediadent Figure-8 and Front Wheel Drive divisions in action.
NASCAR sensation Kyle Busch headlines the Champion Racing Association super late
models in the Red Bud 300 at Anderson Speedway on Tuesday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Two-time ASA champion Gary St. Amant is entered for the event. The race is a
tribute to Rex and Becky Robbins the founders of the original American Speed
Association national tour. Advance tickets are on sale for $20 at the speedway.
For additional information on Anderson Speedway call (765) 642-0206.