THOMAS’ LAST LAP REDEMPTION PAYS OFF WITH KOKOMO GP WIN
Saturday, 6 April 2019
http://theblondelatte.com/2015/01/glo-smile-vlog/ By: Richie Murray – USAC Media
Kokomo, Indiana (April 6, 2019)………After an incident on the final lap of the Kokomo Speedway Sprint Car race that preceded Saturday night’s USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget feature, perhaps it was fate that we would see Kevin Thomas, Jr. and Justin Grant meet again in some form or fashion on the second night of the “Kokomo Grand Prix.”
Justin Grant got the best of Thomas in the sprint tilt, picking up the victory following a last-lap, side-by-side battle that wound up with Thomas on his head before making a beeline to the opposite end of the track to confront Grant.
When cooler heads prevailed, as luck would have it, a look at the starting lineup showed the two starting side-by-side in the second row of the midget main, setting the stage for round two of the duel which would once again come down to the final lap, but this time with the outcome the mirror opposite.
Thomas ran down Grant late in the going and, on the final corner of the final lap, reversed his fortunes with redemption, nipping Grant by half a front wheel at the stripe – or 0.015 seconds to be precise – to collect the fifth victory of his USAC National Midget career.
KEVIN THOMAS, JR. LEADS ALL IN OCALA MIDGET PRACTICE NIGHT
Friday, 8 February 2019
http://chaircoverlinencollection.com/m/embed/qoOYmMbzpFg By: Richie Murray – USAC Media
Ocala, Florida (February 7, 2019)………Kevin Thomas, Jr. led all 26 drivers on hand during Thursday’s USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship/"Winter Dirt Games X" practice night at Bubba Raceway Park.
Cullman, Alabama’s Thomas, in his Petry Motorsports/Bolted Spine Designs - Petry Excavating – Gray Auto/Bullet/Speedway Toyota, set the time in the first of the four sessions with a time of 14.263. C.J. Leary was second at 14.305, followed by Chris Windom (14.420), Chase Jones (14.427) and Tyler Courtney (14.450).
BODINE JOINS PETRY FOR 2019 USAC NATIONAL MIDGET SEASON
Friday, 25 January 2019
By: Richie Murray – USAC Media
Speedway, Indiana………USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Rookie of the Year contender Cole Bodine has been tabbed by Petry Motorsports to compete full-time on the series’ trail in 2019.
Bodine, of Rossville, Ind., will be teamed with USAC Triple Crown champion Jerry Coons, Jr. and nine-time 2018 USAC National feature winner Kevin Thomas, Jr and Arizonian Sterling Cling.