Tom Botos

Midwest Racing Roundup     By Tom Botos     5-22-11
Fans I am sure you have heard already but William Mefford a Late Model driver from both anderson Speedway and Mt. Lawn Speedway was fatally injured this past Saturday Night at Anderson Speedway.The Late Model feature was halted after lap 21 as Kevin Claborn was declared the feature winner. William ahd won the previous Late Model feature the week before this one. My sympathies and condolences go out to the entire Mefford Family and friends. Rest in piece William serving god on the golden brick surfaced track in heaven. I am sure you and Darwin Blankenship are having spirited battles up there as we speak. Thank you both very much for entertaining us race fans for so many years!
Congratulations to Brian Campbell for winning the CRA Super Super Series Late Model Feature Sunday Afternoon at Baer Field (IN) Speedway. Brian Hopkins from New Castle,IN. won the CRA Street Stock feature while Brian Nester won the OReilly USA Modified Feature event. Rick James won the Vore's CRA Compact Feature as well Sunday afternoon.
Neil Marcum of Morristown,Indiana won his first ever Late Model Feature this past Saturday Night at Mt. Lawn (IN) Speedway.David McConnell won his first Thundercar Feature this season at Mt. Lawn Speedway. Doug Sorrell won his first ever career feature in the Mt. Lawn Hornet Divsion. Tony Smith won the Rookie Hornet feature.
This Wednesday May 25th will see the Must See Racing Xtreme Sprints along with WMDH Thundercars at Anderson Speedway celebrating Little 500 Week. Friday Night will see qualifications for The Little 500 along with Families Forever Night featuring  WMDH Thundercars along with FWD Oval and Figure 8 Divisions. Saturday Night will feature the 63rd Running of the Payless Little 500 at Anderson Speedway.
Mt. Lawn Speedway hosts May 5-0 Nite with 50 lap features for both Late models and Thundercars. The Hornets,Rookie Hornets and Indy Faskarts will support the program this Saturday May 28th at Mt. Lawn Speedway.
The CRA Super Series moves to Columbus (OH) Speedway on Monday May 30th your Memorial Day Weekend. The JEGS All Star Tour Crate Late Models will tackle Columbus Motor Speedway on Saturday Night May 28th.The CRA Sportsman and CRA Street Stocks will wage war at Angola (IN) Speedway on Sunday May 29th along with Figure 8 Trailer Races,Modifieds and Mini Stocks.The CRA sure has a busy schedule this upcoming weekend!
Montpelier Motor Speedway hosts a regular show of UMP Modifieds,Super Streets Thundercars and Modlites. Montpelier has had five rainouts thus far this season please wish them luck in getting there shows completed.
Gas City (IN) Speedway hosts a regular show of Non Winged Sprints,Modifieds,Thundercars and Street Stocks this Friday May 27th. Thats all I have for this week fans. If you have any news,notes or comments please email me at Gotta go see ya at the Races!

Midwest Racing Roundup Tom Botos

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