Windom Scores First USAC Midget Win with Lawrenceburg Score

All throughout “Indiana Midget Week,” Chris Windom was confident that he had a car to win.  Yet, when it came time to start the first four feature events this week, the Canton, Ill. driver found himself seemingly light years away from his destination.

Through the first four nights, no driver had passed more cars than Windom (42), an astonishing 24 more than his nearest competition.  But that’s what happens when you start 11th, 23rd, 14th and 22nd.  He got up on the wheel on each of those nights and drove to finishes of 10th, 9th, 5th and 4th.

Just imagine the shot in the arm he felt in Saturday’s penultimate round of IMW at Lawrenceburg Speedway when he qualified 2nd and secured the 5th starting spot for the 30-lap feature.  The same refrain lingered in his mind all week.  “If only…”

“I knew we’ve had fast cars all week,” Windom said.  “We’ve just been behind the eight ball early in the night all week and have had to come from the back…”

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