Montpelier, Indiana (September 14, 2019)………Stratton Briggs swept the weekend with his second straight USAC Midwest Thunder Speed2 Midget feature victory in as many nights with Saturday’s win at Indiana’s Montpelier Motor Speedway, his fourth of the year.
Briggs (Anna, Ohio), who won the night before at Gas City I-69 Speedway, took over the lead from series point leader Aaron Leffel at the halfway point of Saturday’s 20-lap main event, and led the final 10 laps for the victory over Michael Magic, Leffel, Josh Chess and Tom Hessel.
Briggs gained six points on Leffel toward the season championship race with two events remaining, Sept. 21 in Montpelier, Ind. and on Oct. 5 at Gas City, Ind. Two-time and defending series champion Leffel now leads Briggs by just 19 points.
USAC MIDWEST THUNDER SPEED2 MIDGET RACE RESULTS: – September 14, 2019 – Montpelier, Indiana – Montpelier Motor Speedway
FEATURE: (20 laps) 1. Stratton Briggs (#71 Briggs), 2. Michael Magic (#5m Magic), 3. Aaron Leffel (#11L Taylor), 4. Josh Chess (#72 Chess), 5. Tom Hessel (#7T Hessel), 6. Kyle Dagger (#2 Briggs), 7. Zach Guingrich (#62 Guingrich), 8. Corey Bedwell (#11 Bedwell), 9. Gunnar Lucius (#22 Lucius), 10. Adam Schmenk (#6 Schmenk), 11. Cory Guingrich (#42 Guingrich), 12. Tommy Bigelow (#2B Bigelow), 13. Jon Watson (#25 Watson), 14. Bryce Massingill (#11T Taylor), 15. Bryce Dues (#23D Dues), 16. Zane Briggs (#10 Briggs), 17. Ian Creager (#36 Creager), 18. Kyle Kriegbaum (#12 Kriegbaum), 19. Mark Nieft, Jr. (#20N Nieft), 20. Don Bigelow (#4B Bigelow), 21. Mike Magic (#4m Magic), 22. Tim Key (#6K Key). 23. Brandon Dailey (#5D Dailey). NT
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-10 Aaron Leffel, Laps 11-20 Stratton Briggs.
NEW USAC MIDWEST THUNDER SPEED2 MIDGET POINTS: 1-Aaron Leffel-713, 2-Stratton Briggs-694, 3-Cory Guingrich-563, 4-Alex Watson-494, 5-Zane Briggs-489, 6-Gunnar Lucius-459, 7-Kyle Kriegbaum-440, 8-Ian Creager-437, 9-Tommy Bigelow-324, 10-Bryce Dues-307.
NEXT USAC MIDWEST THUNDER SPEED2 MIDGET RACE: September 21 – Montpelier Motor Speedway – Montpelier, Indiana