Justin Grant And Kevin Thomas Jr. Are Winners At Gas City

Justin Grant with promoter Jerry Gappens. Photos by Jim DenHamer

Justin Grant took the lead from the green flag, held off all challengers through the five restarts to capture round two of the Indiana Midget Week at Gas City I-69 Speedway. Cannon McIntosh finished in Second with Kyle Larson taking the final podium spot. Larson had started in Fifth but found himself in Ninth position. Rallying from mid-pack, Larson worked his way back to third at the end of the race.

USAC Sprint Car feature winner Kevin Thomas Jr.

Kevin Thomas Jr. took over the lead on lap two of the USAC Sprint Car feature, leading the pack to the checkered flag on lap 25. Brady Bacon finished in Second with Californian Max Adams taking the final podium spot. Adams just recently moved to Indiana to join the National USAC Tour. Ironically, Adams finished in Second behind Bacon in their heat race.

Fans can see the 2019 schedule and get additional information on the track’s website at GasCityI69Speedway.com.

Top: Justin Grant. Bottom Left: (76) CJ Leary and (21) Jason McDougal. Bottom Right: (1) Karsyn Elledge and (97) Kyle Larson.

Race Results: Gas City I-69 Speedway, June 5, 2019. Car Count: 40 Midgets, 25 Sprint Cars, 16 Micro-Sprints.

USAC Midget Fatheadz Eyewear Qualifying: 1. Shane Golobic, 12.349; 2. Jason McDougal, 12.416; 3. Tanner Thorson, 12.421; 4. Thomas Meseraull, 12.450; 5. Justin Grant, 12.455; 6. Kyle Larson, 12.457; 7. Karsyn Elledge, 12.503; 8. Noah Gass, 12.524; 9. Tanner Carrick, 12.561, 10. Logan Seavey, 12.569; 11. Cannon McIntosh, 12.594; 12. Jerry Coons Jr., 12.630; 13. Kevin Thomas Jr., 12.663; 14. Zeb Wise, 12.673; 15. Michael Pickens, 12.701; 16. C.J. Leary, 12.702; 17. Jesse Colwell, 12.720; 18. Zach Daum, 12.734; 19. Kyle Cummins, 12.735; 20. Tyler Courtney, 12.753; 21. Chad Boat, 12.756; 22. Andrew Layser, 12.773. 23. Holley Hollan, 12.779; 24. Tucker Klaasmeyer, 12.829; 25. Dave Darland, 12.897; 26. Sterling Cling, 12.923, 27. Ethan Mitchell, 12.928; 28. Cole Bodine, 12.938; 29. Anton Hernandez, 12.939; 30. Chris Windom, 12.976; 31. Dillon Welch, 12.994; 32. Zane Hendricks, 13.080; 33. Michael Koontz, 13.093; 34. Justin Peck, 13.106; 35. Brady Bacon, 13.320; 36. Chris Baue, 13.473; 37. Oliver Akard, 13.537; 38. Critter Malone, 13.611; 39. Brent Watson, 14.561, 40. Davey Ray, no time.

(5) Kevin Thomas Jr. and (27) Tucker Klassmeyer.

Left: (1) Michael Pickens and (76) CJ Leary. Right: (1) Michael Pickens and (76) CJ Leary.

USAC Midget Heat 1 (10 laps, 4 transferred): 1. Tyler Courtney, 2. Tucker Klaasmeyer, 3. C.J. Leary, 4. Kyle Larson, 5. Zach Daum, 6. Jerry Coons Jr., 7. Dillon Welch, 8. Anton Hernandez, 9. Michael Koontz, 10. Davey Ray,

USAC Midget Heat 2 (10 laps, 4 transferred): 1. Holley Hollan, 2. Cole Bodine, 3. Jesse Colwell, 4. Cannon McIntosh, 5. Michael Pickens, 6. Kyle Cummins, 7. Zane Hendricks, 8. Brady Bacon, 9. Brent Watson, 10. Chris Windom.

(5) Kevin Thomas Jr. and (39) Zeb Wise.

Left: (67) Holley Hollan and (27) Tucker Klassmeyer. Right: (25) Jerry Coons Jr. and (67) Logan Seavey.

USAC Midget Heat 3 (10 laps, 4 transferred): 1. Logan Seavey, 2. Zeb Wise, 3. Shane Golobic, 4. Justin Grant, 5. Noah Gass, 6. Tanner Thorson, 7. Andrew Layser, 8. Sterling Cling, 9. Justin Peck, 10. Oliver Akard.

USAC Midget Heat 4 (10 laps, 4 transferred):  1. Kevin Thomas Jr., 2. Chad Boat, 3. Karsyn Elledge, 4. Jason McDougal, 5. Tanner Carrick, 6. Dave Darland, 7. Ethan Mitchell, 8. Critter Malone, 9. Chris Baue, 10. Thomas Meseraull.

USAC Midget feature top 3: Cannon McIntosh, Justin Grant, and Kyle Larson.

USAC Midget C Main (8 laps, 4 transferred): 1. Brady Bacon, 2. Ethan Mitchell, 3. Justin Peck, 4. Michael Koontz, 5. Chris Baue, 6. Brent Watson, 7. Critter Malone.

USAC Midget B Main (12 laps, 6 transferred): 1. Tanner Thorson, 2. Michael Pickens, 3. Jerry Coons Jr., 4. Tanner Carrick, 5. Andrew Layser, 6. Zach Daum, 7. Ethan Mitchell, 8. Dave Darland, 9. Brady Bacon, 10. Kyle Cummins, 11. Sterling Cling, 12. Noah Gass, 13. Anton Hernandez, 14. Chris Windom, 15. Dillon Welch, 16. Justin Peck, 17. Michael Koontz.

USAC Midget Feature (30 laps): 1. Justin Grant, 2. Cannon McIntosh, 3. Kyle Larson, 4. Jason McDougal, 5. Tanner Thorson, 6. Tyler Courtney, 7. Zach Daum, 8. Tanner Carrick, 9. Chris Windom, 10. Zeb Wise, 11. C.J. Leary, 12. Logan Seavey, 13. Andrew Layser, 14. Holley Hollan, 15. Shane Golobic, 16. Kevin Thomas Jr., 17. Karsyn Elledge, 18. Cole Bodine, 19. Jesse Colwell, 20. Jerry Coons Jr., 21. Tucker Klaasmeyer, 22. Michael Pickens, 23. Chad Boat.

(98) Tanner Thorson and (97) Kyle Larson.

Left: (67) Holley Hollan and (39) Zeb Wise. Right: (5) Zack Daum and (71) Tanner Carrick.

USAC Sprint Cars 

Sprint Car Heat 1 (8 laps, 5 transferred): 1. Brady Bacon, 2. Max Adams, 3. Cole Ketcham, 4. Sterling Cling, 5. Parker Fredrickson, 6. Anthony D’Alessio, 7. Korbyn Hayslett, 8. Dave Gross, 9. Scotty Weir.

Sprint Car Heat 2 (8 laps, 5 transferred): 1. Kevin Thomas Jr., 2. Kyle Robbins, 3. Clinton Boyles, 4. Brandon Rose, 5. Thomas Meseraull, 6. Tyler Hewitt, 7. Billy Cribbs, 8. Paul Dues.

Sprint Car Heat 3 (8 laps, 5 transferred): 1. Tim Creech, 2. Corey Smith, 3. Dustin Ingle, 4. Lee Underwood, 5. Brayden Clark, 6. Brad Greenup, 7. Adam Byrkett, 8. Gary Rooke.

Sprint Car B Main (10 laps, 5 transferred): 1. Korbyn Hayslett, 2. Tyler Hewitt, 3. Scotty Weir, 4. Brad Greenup, 5. Billy Cribbs, 6. Adam Byrkett, 7. Paul Dues, 8. Anthony D’Alessio, 9. Gary Rooke, 10. Dave Gross.

Kevin Thomas Jr.

Sprint Car Feature (25 laps): 1. Kevin Thomas Jr., 2. Brady Bacon, 3. Max Adams, 4. Corey Smith, 5. Thomas Meseraull, 6. Tim Creech, 7. Scotty Weir, 8. Lee Underwood, 9. Cole Ketcham, 10. Brandon Rose, 11. Dustin Ingle, 12. Tyler Hewitt, 13. Sterling Cling, 14. Brad Greenup, 15. Billy Cribbs, 16. Brayden Clark, 17. Korbyn Hayslett, 18. Clinton Boyles, 19. Parker Frederickson, 20. Kyle Robbins.

About the author

Bobby Kimbrough

Bobby grew up in the heart of Illinois, becoming an avid dirt track race fan which has developed into a life long passion. Taking a break from the Midwest dirt tracks to fight evil doers in the world, he completed a full 21 year career in the Marine Corps.
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