Wednesday, 5 July 2017


USAC IMRA Midget point leader Dillon Morley USAC IMRA Midget point leader Dillon Morley Randy Brown Photo


Dillon Morley, fresh from his Springfield, Ill. victory Monday night, leads the USAC Speed2 IMRA Midgets to this Saturday’s race at 34 Raceway in Burlington. Also Saturday, Jesse Love IV leads the USAC Speed2 Western Overall and Pavement Midgets to Madera (Calif.) Speedway for the “Gerhardt Classic.”

Morley, of Moline, Ill., won Monday night’s 25-lap USAC Speed2 IMRA Midget race at the Multi-Purpose Arena at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. The race also served as a “special event” for the USAC Speed2 Midwest Thunder series. Morley took the lead from Adam Taylor on the eighth lap of the race that was part of the “Adam Lopez Illinois Midget Nationals” event. Jeremy Hull took second at the checkered flag, followed by Brent Burrows, Chase McDermand and Shane Morgan.

Driver Paul Graybrook of Indianapolis, Ind. passed away Tuesday morning, July 4, 2017 after injuries sustained in Monday night’s USAC Speed2 IMRA/Midwest Thunder Midget event at Springfield. Graybrook flipped over the front straightaway wall on the second lap of the feature. USAC extends its sincere condolences to Graybrook’s family and friends.

Andy Baugh of Mason City, Ill. led the final five laps to win Saturday night’s 20-lap USAC Speed2 IMRA Midget race at Spoon River Speedway in Canton, Ill. He was trailed by Morley, Morgan, Robby McQuinn (who led the first 15 laps) and Jeff Mallonee.

Dylan Duhaime of Loudon, N.H. scored a last-lap victory in Wednesday night’s 33-lap 21st “Boston Louie Memorial” USAC Speed2 Eastern Midget “special event” feature at Seekonk (Mass.) Speedway, co-sanctioned with NEMA Lites. He passed Jim Chambers on the final lap for the win over Chambers, Chad LaBastie, Ryan Locke and Ryan Bigelow. The Eastern series resumes July 14 at Wake County Speedway in Raleigh, N.C.

Rain forced cancellation of Saturday’s Speed2 DMA Midget race at Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, VT and Friday night’s Speed2 Midwest Thunder Midget race at the Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway.

2017 USAC Speed2 Eastern Midget Series Standings: 1-Jessica Bean-574, 2-George Kurtz-567, 3-Nolan Allison-526, 4-Jake Trainor-389, 5-Jagger Parker-379, 6-Neal Allison-355, 7-Sam Hatfield-320, 8-Chris Lamb-310, 9-Eric Lewis-282, 10-Nick McFarland-195.

2017 USAC Speed2 Midwest Thunder Midget Series Standings: 1-Aaron Leffel-265, 2-Corey Bedwell-226, 3-Stratton Briggs-218, 4-Nick Corea-202, 5-Korbyn Hayslett-177, 6-Alex Watson-171, 7-Tommy Bigelow-150, 8-Tom Hessel-133, 9-Gunnar Lucius-131, 10-Jim Jones-118.

2017 USAC Speed2 IMRA Midget Series Standings: 1-Dillon Morley-743, 2-Adam Taylor-705, 3-Jeremy Hull-681, 4-Chase McDermand-665, 5-Jacob Sollenberger-533, 6-Gedd Ross-449, 7-Broc Hunnell-425, 8-Tyson Hart-418, 9-Brent Burrows-408, 10-Jeff Mallonee-356.

2017 USAC Speed2 Western US Overall Midget Series Standings: 1-Jesse Love IV-616, 2-Annie Breidinger-573, 3-Tom Paterson-559, 4-Adam Lemke-515, 5-Blake Brannon-470, 6-Toni Breidinger-317, 7-Antonia Boscacci-288, 8-Joey Iest-193, 9-Johnny Nichols-175, 10-Cody Jessop-171.

2017 USAC Speed2 Western US Pavement Midget Series Standings: 1-Jesse Love IV-321, 2-Toni Breidinger-317, 3-Annie Breidinger-286, 4-Tom Paterson-251, 5-Blake Brannon-221, 6-Adam Lemke-219, 7-Antonia Boscacci-206, 8-Joey Iest-193, 9-Johnny Nichols-175, 10-Cody Jessop-111.