Gas City, IN - May 4 -  “Friday Night Fury” at Gas City I-69 Speedway was just that!   A yellow flag with just four laps to go gave Kevin Thomas Jr. the opportunity he needed to capture his second Midwest Sprint Car Series victory of the season.  It was his tenth  all time feature win with the series.  The Cullman, AL, driver is only the seventh driver to enter the MSCS double digit win column.  The victory was also his second in a row with the series this season.


     Brady Bacon appeared to have the 30 lap feature wrapped up.  The race continued lap after lap without interference.   He had built up a straightaway lead.  The green flag stayed out until fast qualifier Chase Stockon and Joe Stornetta Jr. spun to a stop in turn four.  The field regrouped for the restart.  It was Fury time!  Thomas challenged on the high side first and then completed the pass diving down low the next lap.  Bacon resisted but crossed the line a .574 second behind the new leader and ultimate winner.  Thomas was wheeling the Dooling Hayward Motosports number 63 DRC.


     Shane Cottle, Clinton Boyles, and Thomas Meseraull finished third, fourth, and fifth as the result of a race long battle for a top five spot.  Carson Short led the second five to the finish line.  After starting 19th Short improved 13 spots to be named the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race.  Robert Ballou, Isaac Chapple, C.J. Leary, and Chase Stockon rounded out the top ten.  Stockon managed a top ten finish despite a necessary trip to the work area in the pits.  Eleventh place and the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award went to Brandon Mattox.


     The three heat races were preliminary victories for Clinton Boyles, Brady Bacon, and Kevin Thomas Jr.  No B Main was needed or held as all the competitors present to make up the field transferred to the feature.  The A Main win allowed Kevin Thomas Jr. to protect and build upon his Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series points lead.


     The 2018 campaign will continue when the series returns to Tri-State Speedway for the “Midwest Madness” show scheduled for Saturday May 12th.  The MSCS Sprints will share this program with the MOWA Wing Sprints.  It should be an exciting night and a great prelude to Sunday night’s rain date for the World of Outlaws to return to Haubstadt. “ Midwest Madness” and a second night of Outlaw racing beckons avid sprint car fans.


     Provided as News and Information for MSCS.






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