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Title Time Saturday at Anderson Speedway

Anderson Speedway

Title Time Saturday at Anderson Speedway

Anderson Speedway

By: Eric Bunn / Oval Track News

(Lebanon, IN) When the Dick Jordan Classic kicked-off the 2019 K&M Tool and Die Mel Kenyon Midget Series on May 4 all the drivers had zero points.  Now, after 16 races, it’s title time at Anderson Speedway.  Kameron Gladish, Colin Grissom and Tommy Kouns will settle the question of who will be the 2019 Driving Champion at the Carter Express Tony Elliott Classic.

 Gladish leads the three drivers into Saturday night’s event with a 28-point lead over Grissom and a 60-point cushion on Kouns.  The Championship leaders have been engaged in a see-saw race since August.  Both Gladish and Kouns have led while Grissom has battled to grab the second spot with five wins since July 6, drawing to within 2 points of Gladish before the last race on September 28.

 The three drivers’ history at Anderson is too close to pick a favorite.  Gladish and Kouns have three victories while Grissom has visited victory lane twice.  Kouns has claimed the all important top five points 11 times, while Gladish and Grissom have filled the top five nine and seven times respectively.

 The USSA K&M Tool and Die Mel Kenyon Midget Series point system rewards drivers in all phases of the event, including qualifying, the heat races, leading laps and of course the feature event.  During the month of September, the point lead has changed several times during the event itself.

 Three other drivers earning the checkers on the high banks of Anderson Speedway are entered for Saturday’s event are Dameron Taylor (11 wins), Ryan and Logan Huggler (one win each).

 Jack Macenko will start the race having clinched the 2019 Simpson World Ind Rookie of the Year award.  Macenko will receive a Simpson helmet valued at $1000 for his efforts.

 The spectator gates for the Carter Express Tony Elliott Classic will open at 4:00, with qualifying at 5:30 and racing at seven.  Along with the K&M Tool and Die Mel Kenyon Midget Series the Anderson Speedway Sprint Cars will highlight the night’s race.  Tickets are $15 for Adults, $4 for kids 6-12 and children 5 and under are free.

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