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Sunday, 30 June 2013


Tracy Hines wins in the Midgets at Pikes Peak! Tracy Hines wins in the Midgets at Pikes Peak! Photo by Jim Fargo



Fountain, CO……..Tracy Hines of New Castle, Ind. scored his 86th career USAC National race victory Saturday in the 25-mile “Rocky Mountain Classic” Honda USAC National Midget race at Pikes Peak International Raceway. Hines was third on the white-flag lap when, entering turn four, leader Kyle Hamilton ran short of fuel. Runner-up Darren Hagen was blocked as Hines slid by on the top side and emerged as the leader. Hines led the last two laps for the win in his Parker Machinery/Turbines, Inc. Spike/Stanton Toyota. Hagen took second ahead of Caleb Armstrong, Bobby Santos and Taylor Ferns. Hamilton, who started on the pole, was sixth in the official finish. The race featured numerous lead changes. Kyle O’Gara led nine laps, Hamilton led 10 laps, Caleb Armstrong led four laps and Hines the last two. Hagen emerged as the point leader by two points.

HONDA USAC NATIONAL MIDGET PAVEMENT CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: June 29, 2013 – Fountain, Colorado – Pikes Peak International Raceway – “Rocky Mountain Classic”

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Kyle Hamilton, 33, Hamilton-26.800; 2. Caleb Armstrong, 7c, C&A-26.925; 3. Kyle O’Gara, 27, RW-26.932; 4. Tracy Hines, 24, Parker-26.989; 5. Darren Hagen, 3, RFMS-27.186; 6. Dalton Armstrong, 7A, C&A-27.223; 7. Chad Nichols, 17n, Nichols-27.853; 8. David Byrne, 20, Byrne-28.036; 9. Taylor Ferns, 55, Ferns-28.091; 10. Bobby East, 4, Klatt-NT; 11. Bobby Santos, 17, RW-NT.

FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Tracy Hines, 2. Darren Hagen, 3. Caleb Armstrong, 4. Bobby Santos, 5. Taylor Ferns, 6. Kyle Hamilton, 7. David Byrne, 8. Chad Nichols, 9. Kyle O’Gara, 10. Dalton Armstrong, 11. Bobby East. NT


FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-9 O’Gara, Lap 10 Hamilton, Lap 11 C.Armstrong, Laps 12-13 Hamilton, Lap 14-15 C.Armstrong, Lap 16 Hamilton, Lap 17 C.Armstrong, Laps 18-23 Hamilton, Laps 24-25 Hines.

NEW HONDA NATIONAL MIDGET PAVEMENT CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Hagen-239, 2-Santos-237, 3-C.Armstrong-237, 4-Hines-233, 5-O’Gara-205, 6-D.Armstrong-182, 7-Tanner Swanson-156, 8-Byrne-140, 9-Hamilton-137, 10-Ferns-137.

NEXT HONDA NATIONAL MIDGET PAVEMENT CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: July 27 – Indianapolis, IN – Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis – “Rich Vogler Classic”