Thorson Leads Kunz Hump Day Top Five Sweep

PLYMOUTH, Ind. (June 29, 2016) – Tanner Thorson of Minden, Nev. led an unprecedented 1-2-3-4-5 Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports sweep of the top five spots in Wednesday night’s 5IVE-6IX “Hump Day Summer Series” debut for the USAC Indiana Midgets at Plymouth Speedway.

Thorson passed teammate Spencer Bayston on lap 17 and led the rest of the way in his TRD/JBL Audio Bullet/Speedway Toyota. Carson Macedo took second ahead of Bayston, Ryan Robinson and Holly Shelton. It marked the first time a single team has ever swept the top five spots in a USAC Midget feature event.

(Photo courtesy of Rich Forman)

USAC INDIANA MIDGET CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: June 29, 2016 – Plymouth, Indiana – Plymouth Speedway – 5IVE-6IX “Hump Day Summer Series”

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Spencer Bayston (#97 Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 2. Carson Macedo (#71k Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 3. Holly Shelton (#67k Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 4. Ryan Robinson (#71 Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 5. Dave Darland (#11AG Gray), 6. Brayton Lynch (#1k RKR), 7. Ken Drangmeister (#76 Drangmeister). 1:56.55

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Gage Walker (#7 Walker), 2. Justin Peck (#7k Irwin), 3. Tanner Thorson (#67 Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 4. Davey Ray (#33 RAYPRO), 5. Austin Nemire (#91 Nemire-Yager), 6. Gary Gipson (#5 Byers), 7. Rich Drangmeister (#3 Drangmeister). 1:57.02

FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Tanner Thorson, 2. Carson Macedo, 3. Spencer Bayston, 4. Ryan Robinson, 5. Holly Shelton, 6. Davey Ray, 7. Brayton Lynch, 8. Dave Darland, 9. Austin Nemire, 10. Gary Gipson, 11. Justin Peck, 12. Rich Drangmeister, 13. Ken Drangmeister, 14. Gage Walker. NT


FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-16 Bayston, Laps 17-25 Thorson.

NEW USAC INDIANA MIDGET CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Thorson-150, 2-Bayston-144, 3-Macedo-141, 4-Robinson-127, 5-Shelton-121, 6-Darland-118, 7-Lynch-102, 8-Peck-95, 9-Walker-92, 10-Bryan Clauson-77.

NEXT USAC INDIANA MIDGET CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: July 20 – Plymouth, IN – Plymouth Speedway