Young Inherits USSA Kenyon Midget Victory; Fehr, Horn Claim Podium Spots

By Ken de la Bastide

(April 28, 2014) - With a victory in the Mel Kenyon Midget Series race sight, Jessica Bean lost her patience in lapped traffic and spun coming off the fourth corner with eight laps remaining.

Bean’s misfortune gave Travis Young, his seventh career victory, leading the final eight laps with Cordy Horn and Cole Fehr battling for the win.

On the final lap Fehr was able to slip pass Horn for second with rookies Colton Dooley coming home in fourth and Logan Huggler rounding out the top five. Bean finished seventh.

Dooley led the first nine laps holding off Bean, Amanda Davies, Young and Horn. Bean grabbed the lead on the tenth circuit with an inside pass of

Dooley coming off the fourth corner and pulled away from the rest of the field.

Alexandria driver Clayton Gaines finished 12th after hitting the turn four outside wall on lap six, suffering a flat right front tire.

“She (Bean) had a good lead,” Young said from the winner’s circle. “I was just trying to hold off the guys behind me.

“Then I had an opportunity for the win,” he said. “I had a couple of hard chargers back there.”

Horn led all ten laps of the first heat race for the win with Fehr, Young, Gaines and Kent Kriegbaum rounding out the top five.

Dameron Taylor led the entire distance in the second heat race but behind him there was plenty of action.

Bean passed Amada Davies with an inside pass entering turn three to claim the second place.

Dooley, in his first ever start in a Kenyon Midget used the high groove to pass Don Petit on lap four entering turn one and got inside of Davies entering turn three on lap nine to grab the third spot. Davies and Petit rounded out the top five.