McCune Captures Must See Racing 60; Hamilton Gets Kenyon Midget Win
Ohio driver Jimmy McCune was not to be denied the win in the Must See Racing 60
for winged sprints at Anderson Speedway on Wednesday.
After two aborted starts caused by the spin of Jim Swain and Mike Larrison
bouncing off the front straight wall the race was started single file with
McCune on the point.
McCune built up a sizeable lead over Troy Decaire with Dave Steele moving from
the fifth starting position to fourth after 15 laps with Ryan Litt holding down
the third position.
That lead went away on lap 37 when veteran Jeff Bloom spun in turn two. Two laps
after the restart Muncie’s Aaron Pierce was tapped and spun in turn two while
From there McCune held off Decaire for the victory with Steele coming home third
with Litt holding onto fourth and followed by fast qualifier Jason Blonde.
Following his spin and being relegated to the tail Pierce charged through the
field to finish sixth and Bloom recovered for an eighth place showing.
The race looked beautiful from the front,” McCune said.
“After the first few laps I thought it was going to be a long night,” he said of
the two aborted starts. “I love Anderson.”
Blonde set a new track record for the winged sprints with a lap of 10.284
seconds during qualifications which broke the mark set last May by Dave Steele
at 10.344 seconds.
Danville’s Nick Hamilton set fast time and then went on to lead the final 16
laps of the inaugural United States Speed Association’s Kenyon Midget event.
Hamilton started fourth in the 30-lap feature and briefly fell back to fifth at
the start as Issac Chapple took the early lead.
On the eighth circuit Hamilton got inside Halen Shafer to grab the second spot
and then set his sights on Chapple. Chapple got high in turn four on the 14th
lap which allowed Hamilton to take the top spot.
Four laps later Chapple made contact with the turn four wall which put Max McGee
into second. Rounding out the top five were Shafer, James Edsall III and Cordy
“The car was real fast,” Hamilton said after the victory.
Hamilton set a new track record for the USSA Kenyon Midgets at Anderson with a
lap of 12.449 seconds eclipsing the mark set by Dillon Welch last July turning a
lap at 12.606 seconds.