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Houk earned third win of 2021 Sunday with Mel Kenyon Midget Series Return to Mt. Lawn Speedway

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Aaron Houk took the Kenyon Midget Feature, Sunday, June 27th, at the Mt. Lawn Speedway. Ron Verash Photo

Ayrton Houk earned up his third win of 2021 Sunday night with Mel Kenyon Midget Series Return to Mt. Lawn Speedway

By Eric Bunn

Photo Credit: Ron Verash Photo

(Lebanon, IN) Ayrton Houk earned up his third win of the 2021 Sunday night at Mt. Lawn Speedway. The Day Transportation Mel Kenyon Midget Series made its return to Mt. Lawn in thrilling fashion with the lead of the race contested nearly every lap of the 30-lap feature event.

The fireworks started on lap one when Trey Osborne made his first attempt to pass leader Colin Grissom. Osborne finally nudged by Grissom in turn four to take the lead on lap six.

Grissom returned the favor and grabbed the lead back on lap 7. Osborne immediately latched on to Grissom’s bumper and regained the lead exiting turn 4 on lap 9.

While Osborne and Grissom were dueling for the lead, Ayrton Houk passed Jack Macenko to pick up the third spot. Houk quickly joined the battle for 1st place. After passing Grissom for the second position Houk set his sights on Osborne.

Houk attempted to pass Osborne every lap in various places on the uniquely ball diamond shaped Mt. Lawn track. On laps 24, 25, and 26 Houk managed to stick the nose of his Kenyon Midget in front of Osborne in turn 4 only to have Osborne out drag him down the front straight.

Houk finally managed to get by Osborne under braking for turn four to officially take the lead on lap 28. Houk opened up the biggest lead of the night to take the victory by 1.155 seconds over Osborne.

Houk, Osbornes, Grissom were followed home by Macenko and Sam Hinds rounding out the top five. Osborne nipped Grissom for second by 0.052 seconds with Macenko following just .250 seconds behind Osborne. The top five finishers were separated by just 1.704 seconds.

The Day Transportation Mel Kenyon Midget Series returns to action on the dirt at Circle City Raceway this Wednesday. The pit gates will open at 3 with practice at 6 and racing at 7.

Photo Credit: Ron Verash Photo

By Eric Bunn

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