The 16th Annual Indiana Midget Week was once again at it’s finest. From crowds being able to return to them seeing no weather interruptions all week and able to get treated to thrilling finishes, the week couldn’t have gone much better. Kyle Larson did a great job of rebuilding his reputation and he showed us why he’s the best there is on dirt.
Larson, won four of the six races run this past week and was runner-up in the other two starts.
He started off coming from sixth to win a thrilling opener at the Paragon Speedway on Tuesday night. 24 hours later, he started 14th and won. A day later, he out did himself in coming from 15th to win in just 30 laps.
Just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, Chris Windom, Larson’s Tucker Boat Motorsports teammate beat him on Friday night in Putnamville.
Thorson, showed he’s a championship favorite by finishing runner-up twice and was one turn away from three second place finishes this week. He won on Sunday for his third victory this year.
Windom, had five top four finishes in six tries and is THE championship front runner now. He has 10 top fives in his No. 89 Nos Energy Toyota this season compared to seven for Thorson.
Defending USAC National Midget Series champion Tyler Courtney was leading the standings entering this week but is 71 points arrears now. Courtney, flipped while leading with 11 laps-to-go on Sunday in Kokomo for his third finish outside the top 10 over the final four Midget Week events.
The Keith Kunz Motorsports youth showed they have great promise. A pair of 17 year old rookies in Buddy Kofoid and Cannon McIntosh showed flashes of potential.
Kofoid, scored two runner-ups in his No. 67 Toyota and was third in another. He had a top 10 in all six races run. He’s now second in points (-64).
McIntosh, started off slow but rebounded with three top six finishes in his last four starts. He’s fifth in the season standings.
At end, TBM showed their have subplanted KKM and Clauson Marshall out of the way and staked claim as the top Midget team in the series right now.
The Midgets get a month off before returning to action in Nebraska at Jefferson County Speedway in July.