Schutt, Jackson Capture Midway Features In Preparing For Hot Summer Nights Event
Lebanon drivers Brian Schutt and Kris Jackson both captured feature wins in the Factory Stock and B Modified features Saturday Night in preparing for the running of the Hot
Summer Nights program coming next weekend.
Factory Stock feature action saw Matt Miller jump to the opening lead from his front row starting spot. Caution flew after 1 lap as several cars spun around including pointss
contender Bob Gustin, Joe Francis, Shawn Whitman and Karla Lampe. On the restart, Miller was keeping Dylan Keeper behind him as Brian Schutt had moved quickly to the front
pack. Miller was setting quick pace as Schutt was putting on pressure. At lap 9, Schutt took over the lead as Miller, Keepper and current oint leader Tim Petty were bumper to
bumper. A late caution bunched the pack up as Miller and Keepper would get a last shot at victory. Schutt got the much needed good restart and grabbed his 5th win of the season
while Miller, Dylan Keepper, point leader Petty and Frank Escamilla rounded out the top 5 runners.
Kris Jackson would keep his hot streak alive, but it wasn't easy as it took him until lap 13 before he took the lead. Lebanon's Brian Myers took the opening lead from Bil Schaar
at the start. With Myers in front, point leader Ted Balinger charged into second place while Jackson was following. On lap 4 Jackson and previous weeks winner DeWayne Hobbs
made contact and spun together. On the restart, Ballinger took the lead from Myers while Jason Otto slid into second place. Michael Jones then powered to the lead as spots
between several drivers were switching back and forth. Hobbs had quickly moved into second place and overtook Jones on lap 11. Hobbs then saw Jackson putting on pressure.On
lap 13, Jackson moved around Hobbs in grabbing his third points feature of the season with hobbs, Jones, oint leader Ballinger and Otto in the top 5.
Midwest Modified point leader Sam Petty kept his winnng ways at Midway as he grabbed the lead from brother Jamie Petty on lap 8 andtook home his 12th points win of the season.
Jamie took the opening lead on lap 1 as caution waved with Keith Cheever, Billy Pearce and Earl Muilenburg all got together. After starting 11th, sam Peety had moved all the
way to 2nd place. On the restart, travis hill quickly shot around Sam Petty a they swapped positions lap after lap. With a tight pack up front, Chris Cheever started to join
the race. On lap 9, Sam Took his number 9 around Jamie's car and then had to hold off Travis Hill to take the win with Hill, Jamie Petty, a fast charging Billy Pearce and
Cheever in the top 5 finishers.
Rob White took full advantage of his front row starting position and would lead all 15 laps in the Pure Stock class. With White all by himself the race for second was good
racing.Christopher Sawyer and Monk Barker went bumper to bumper as Joe Francis driving his wifes Stacye's was racing with rookie Caleb Starnes for position. On lap 10, Francis
moved around Sawyer to get second place but couldn't run down White. For White it was his 9th feature win of the season.Francis stayed in the second place spot while Starnes,
Sawyer and Barker completed the top 5.
Street Stocks had a very small car count tonight and they competed in the Factory Stock class while those who were present recieved points for their Factory finishes.
Friday and Saturday Night August 3rd and 4th will be the running of Midway's Hot Summer Nights unique format.
Friday night will feature a double elimination bracket tournament with Factory Stocks, B Modifieds, Pure Stocks and Midwest Modifieds. This different style of racing will see
drivers going one on one until a driver losses twice.The finish of the Bracket racing will determine the starting line-up for the Main Event features on Saturday Night's good
Saturday night will feature Main Events for those 4 classes plus Legends Cars and a regular feature for Street Stocks.Each night will give 25 bonus points for drivers in the
Friday Night Grandstand Admission will be $10 for Adults while Saturday will be $15. Factory And B Modified Features will pay $750 to win and $75 to start.
Drivers in B Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Pure Stocks, Midwest Modifieds and Strret Stocks may compete for this event by bringing and running under their normal track rules.
Legends compete under INEX 600 Series racing.
Friday night racing starts at 8PM while The first race Saturday will start at 7:30.
Factory Stocks-1-Brian Schutt 2-Matt Miller 3-Dylan Keepper 4-Tim Petty 5-Frank Escamilla 6-Joe Francis 7-Karla Lampe 8-Leland Seymour 9-Shawn Whitman 10-Brandon Henderson
11-Brandon Waters 12-Bob Gustin
B Modifieds-1-Kris Jackson 2-DeWayne Hobbs 3-Michael Jones 4-Ted Ballinger 5-Jason Otto 6-Bill Schaar 7-Ryan Edde 8-Tony Moore 9-Wes Long 10-Brian Myers 11-Greg Strong
Midwest Modifieds-1-Sam Petty 2-Travis Hill 3-Jamie Petty 4-Billy Pearce 5-Chris Cheever 6-Bennie Joiner 7-Keith Cheever 8-Shane Bias 9-Dustin Brown 10-Dallas Johson 11-Earl
Pure Stocks-1-Rob White 2-Joe Francis 3-Caleb Starnes 4-Christopher Sawyer 5-Monk Barker 6-Scott Lampe 7-Russell Ireland 8-Zeb Keepper