Montpelier Motor Speedway Midget Series Nears ½ Point This
Saturday Night, May 18.
While the race season is still young for most drivers and
fans, the Montpelier Motor Speedway Midget Series will reach
its half way point with the Saturday Night, May 18th
Midget event. With three races in the book, the series has
found three different winners in victory lane: Darren Hagen,
Shane Hollingsworth, and Billy Wease. The series
championship points title chase will also heat up this
weekend, with any driver currently in the top 10 within
striking distance of leaving the points leader. The
current points leader is Colton Cottle.
The Montpelier Midget Series will take a mid season break in
observance of USAC Midget Week, Sprint Week, and Powri
Midget Week before the series begins a late July through
September push. General Admission tickets for fans remain
one of the best bargains in open wheel racing at only $10.
Kids (12 and Under) are Free!
The Midget Series, now in its second year, has seen only
repeat winner, Shane Hollingsworth, who currently leads the
series with 4 wins. Other series winners include: Nick
Speidel, Michael Koontz, Critter Malone, Brandon Matus,
Darren Hagen, and Billy Wease.
The series has not had a repeat winner during the 2013
Wease Enters May 18th
Weekend as Leader for National Midget Driver of the Year.
Using a Fort Wayne Rumble win along with a strong A Main
finish at the Chili Bowl, Noblesville, Indianas, Billy
Wease, catapulted himself into the lead for National Midget
Driver of the Year with his May 4 Montpelier Midget Win.
Wease has made 3 Montpelier starts driving for car owner,
Don Moore, in 2013 with finishes of 8th, 4th,
and 1st at Montpelier.
The Montpelier Motor Speedway Midget series has become a
proving ground and provided valuable seat time for young
drivers looking to compete at the National level. 5 of the
current top 10 drivers, Cottle, Peck, Rankine, Edwards,
Price Miller, and Briggs have posted three solid finishes in
three attempts each at the speedway.
Montpelier Motor Speedway Midget Championship Points Chase
1st Colton Cottle Kansas, Illinois 162
2nd Billy Wease Noblesville, Indiana 160
3rd Justin Peck Monrovia, Indiana 152
4th Ross Rankine Indianapolis, Indiana 142
5th Chett Gehrke Kokomo, Indiana 134
6th Blake Edwards Claremore, Oklahoma 130
7th Michael Koontz Bloomington, Indiana 126
8th Shane Hollingsworth Lafayette, Indiana
9th Parker Price Miller Kokomo, Indiana 112
10th Stratton Briggs Anna, Ohio - 106
Rookie of the Year Standings
1st Blake Edwards Claremore, Oklahoma - 130
2nd Stratton Briggs Anna, Ohio - 106
3rd Justin Dickerson Pittsboro, Indiana - 81
4th - Jeff Zelinski Joliet, Illinois - 78
5th Aaron Schuck Joliet, Illinois - 76
April 5 Darren Hagen Riverside, California (26 Entries)
April 6 Shane Hollingsworth Lafayette, Indiana (28
May 4 Billy Wease Noblesville, Indiana (20 Entries)
Remaining 2013 Midget Schedule
Kids (12 and Under) Free