By Matthew Davis
The United Midget Racing Association was back for another night at Mt. Lawn Speedway. It was a beautiful warm Saturday evening for Fan Appreciation Night at Mt. Lawn, and this promised to be a memorable one for all involved. The UMRA once again brought nine intense TQ Midgets and drivers to New Castle for a great show.
It was great to see Trent Henderson with the blue #35 TQ Midget, and the green #19 car driven by Eric Fehrman back for action. It seems the nail biting accident these two were involved in last week could not keep them out of the action. Kudos goes out to their crews for working overtime this week to get both cars back on the track. Johnny Goff and his #2 car was also back on the asphalt after a series of car issues last week.
Once again the night kicked off with qualifying action. Each driver had two laps around the Mt. Lawn asphalt to record top seed. Terry Goff and his black #15 TQ Midget recorded top speed with a lap time of 16.019. It seems that Goff has this track dialed in, and is unstoppable here at Mt. Lawn. Eric Fehrman ran a tough couple laps recording second fastest at 16.230. Third fastest with a 16.238 was Ron Hamm and his black and orange #10 out of Centerville, Indiana.
After qualifications the fans and drivers at Mt. Lawn were treated when the Vintage TQ Midgets came out for a few laps. This was a once in a life time opportunity to see the “old school” TQ Midgets from 1950, 1958, and 1972 back on the track, and see how far the UMRA has evolved. A special thanks to Curt Peterson, Mike Doran, and the Bickel Family for bringing those classic out for Fan Appreciation Night! Read the full article »