Galedrige Wins Regional Midget Race; Martz, Schiff, Windom Also Grab Victories

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Californian Bradley Galedrige held off Bryan Clauson in USAC Regional Midget Car Series competition on Wednesday at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway, leading all 25 laps on the quarter-mile.

Galedrige, in the No. 129 TGIC Importers/Wirtgen America Gerhardt/Mopar, beat Clauson, Brian Olson, Richey Jacobs and Stephanie Mockler.

Clauson, seeking a second victory in the last three weeks, was poised to go to Victory Lane again. He closed quickly on Galedrige toward the end of the race after Brian Olson - who was running second - slid up the track on Lap 19, allowing Clauson the ability to get by.

But Galedrige was too tough, and he bested Clauson and Olson at the end. Richey Jacobs and Stephanie Mockler, who along with Clauson was an eight-lap heat winner, finished fourth and fifth in the feature.

Point leader Scott Thoman finished sixth, and now holds only a 15-point lead over Clauson, who has finished first or second in the last four USAC Regional Midget Car Series outings.

Martz, Schiff Each Win Anderson Focus Features

Tate Martz and Zach Schiff were each victorious in Ford Focus Midget Car Series racing during "Wednesday Night Thunder" at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway.

Martz won a 30-lap rescheduled event on the quarter-mile, which paid points for the Midwest series, while Schiff kept Martz at bay in the second feature, which paid points for the Indiana Focus cars.

Martz led the opening 23 laps in the No. 1 Tony Stewart Racing/Lucas Oil Beast before runner-up Craig Haack overtook him on Lap 24. Haack stayed there before Martz retook command on Lap 29, and never allowed the Tennessee driver the chance to regain the point.

Following Martz and Haack were Alison MacLeod, James Robertson and Mario Clouser.

In the second Focus feature, Martz nearly came away with a sweep, as he dived underneath Schiff on Lap 24 to take the point. But that lead was nixed when a six-car tangle - which ended with a Jim Mills flip - occurred, switching the top two positions and placing Schiff back in front.

Schiff drove the No. 5 Beast/Ford Focus.

Adam Kramer, Robertson and Andy Baber II finished third, fourth and fifth in the second feature.

Martz continues to lead the Midwest Pavement standings while Schiff increased his Indiana point lead to 17. Robertson is second in both series.

Windom Makes It Four For Five in Kenyon Midgets
Chris Windom is now four-for-five for the season in USAC Kenyon Midget Car Series competition.

The Illinois native won his fourth consecutive race Wednesday at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway, leading all 25 laps on the quarter-mile track.

Windom ventured to the lead on the opening lap, enduring the company of 2004 series champion Dakoda Armstrong toward the end of the race.

However, Armstong's bid to upend Windom for the second straight race came up short again, as Windom edged Armstrong at the checkered flag.

Armstrong was second, ahead of Kenny Biro, Sammy Imel and Kyle Hamilton. Biro, Imel and Megan Wood won eight-lap heats.

For additional information contact Anderson Speedway at (765) 642-0206.