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Photos: USAC Midgets at Gas City

The 2017 edition of the Indiana Midget Speedweek invaded Gas City I-69 Speedway on Wednesday night. Another thrilling night of racing action was contested. Michael Pickens overtook Tanner Thorson to claim the USAC Midget feature, while Kevin Thomas Jr. made a last-lap, last-corner pass to take the Sprint Car feature win.

Thomas Michael (crackedlensimages.com) and Jim DenHamer (denhamerphoto.smugmug.com) bring us these photos from the event.

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USAC MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: June 7, 2017 – Gas City, Indiana – Gas City I-69 Speedway – 13th “Indiana Midget Week”

PROSOURCE QUALIFYING: 1. Kyle Larson, 21, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-12.386; 2. Rico Abreu, 97K, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-12.484; 3. Brady Bacon, 76m, FMR-12.532; 4. Michael Pickens, 1NZ, Seamount-12.535; 5. Tyler Thomas, 91T, Thomas-12.617; 6. Justin Grant, 39BC, Clauson/Marshall-12.642; 7. Brent Beauchamp, 11B, B & B-12.654; 8. Tanner Thorson, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-12.672; 9. Ryan Greth, 4R, Lesher-12.681; 10. Ryan Robinson, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-12.694; 11. Alex Bright, 77, Bright-12.734; 12. Tyler Courtney, 7BC, Clauson/Marshall-12.752; 13. Tanner Carrick, 71K, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-12.754; 14. Zach Daum, 5D, Daum-12.783; 15. Spencer Bayston, 97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-12.786; 16. Trey Marcham, 32, Marcham-12.797; 17. Chad Boat, 84, Tucker/Boat-12.844; 18. Shane Golobic, 17w, Clauson-Marshall/Wood-12.867; 19. Courtney Crone, 25c, Rodela-12.888; 20. Ronnie Gardner, 25x, Rodela-12.933; 21. Brenden Bright, 92, Bright-12.938; 22. Tony DiMattia, 50, DiMattia-12.969; 23. Chris Windom, 5, Baldwin-12.973; 24. Holly Shelton, 67K, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-12.977; 25. Jerry Coons Jr., 25, Petry/Goff-12.980; 26. Michael Koontz, 17K, Koontz-13.000; 27. Justin Peck, 7K, Irwin-13.015; 28. Jake Neuman, 3N, Neuman-13.109; 29. Dave Darland, 11, Gray-13.128; 30. Ryan Secrest, 17o, Koontz-13.157; 31. Gage Walker, 7, Walker-13.196; 32. Steve Buckwalter, 25B, Buckwalter-13.261; 33. Brad Kraus, 6B, Kraus-13.306; 34. Kade Morton, 8m, Morton-13.401; 35. Noah Key, 14K, Key-13.435; 36. Andrew Felker, 37, Felker-13.789; 37. Tylar Rankin, 95, Rankin-15.597; 38. Brayton Lynch, 1K, RKR-NT; 39. Chance Morton, 7MF, Morton-NT; 40. Chris Baue, 2, Baue (Time of 13.332 disallowed); 41. Kyle Jones, 04, Hefler (Time of 13.342 disallowed)

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Boat, 2. B. Bright, 3. Larson, 4. Carrick, 5. Thomas, 6. Darland, 7. Coons, 8. Jones, 9. Greth, 10. Kraus. 2:08.25

COMPETITION SUSPENSION, INC. (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Golobic, 2. Abreu, 3. Daum, 4. Grant, 5. Robinson, 6. DiMattia, 7. K. Morton, 8. Lynch, 9. Secrest, 10. Koontz. 2:08.26

CHALK STIX THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. A. Bright, 2. Bayston, 3. Crone, 4. Bacon, 5. Windom, 6. Beauchamp, 7. Peck, 8. Walker, 9. Key, 10. C. Morton. 2:10.85

INDY RACE PARTS FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Shelton, 2. Gardner, 3. Courtney, 4. Thorson, 5. Pickens, 6. Buckwalter, 7. Neuman, 8. Marcham, 9. Baue, 10. Felker. NT

C-MAIN: (10 laps) 1. C. Morton, 2. Buckwalter, 3. Walker, 4. Baue, 5. Jones, 6. K. Morton, 7. Lynch, 8. Key, 9. Kraus, 10. Felker, 11. Rankin. NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Pickens, 2. Thomas, 3. Beauchamp, 4. Coons, 5. C. Morton, 6. Robinson, 7. Buckwalter, 8. Peck, 9. Marcham, 10. Walker, 11. Neuman, 12. DiMattia, 13. Darland, 14. Baue, 15. Greth, 16. Secrest. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Michael Pickens, 2. Brady Bacon, 3. Tanner Thorson, 4. Rico Abreu, 5. Spencer Bayston, 6. Tyler Thomas, 7. Brent Beauchamp, 8. Shane Golobic, 9. Ronnie Gardner, 10. Tanner Carrick, 11. Alex Bright, 12. Chad Boat, 13. Holly Shelton, 14. Brenden Bright, 15. Justin Grant, 16. Gage Walker, 17. Jerry Coons, Jr., 18. Kyle Larson, 19. Ryan Robinson, 20. Zach Daum, 21. Courtney Crone, 22. Jake Neuman, 23. Tyler Courtney, 24. Chance Morton. NT

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**Felker flipped during qualifying. Kraus flipped during the C-Main. Greth flipped during the semi. C. Morton flipped on lap 19 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-6 Thorson, Laps 7-19 Abreu, Laps 20-25 Thorson, Laps 26-30 Pickens


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