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2012 Speedrome Challenge Champion Travis Young Wins the 2012 Title for the USSA Mel Kenyon Midget Series

Thursday August 2, 2012


Travis Young Tops Final Standings in Speedrome Kenyon Clash

The United States Speed Association made it official naming Franklin, Indiana’s Travis Young as the 2012 Mel Kenyon Midget Series Indianapolis Speedrome Challenge Driving Champion. In the closest championship race in USSA history, Young claimed the top spot over USSA Simpson World Rookie of the Year candidate Dameron Taylor by the skimpy margin of just 7 challenge points.

“I knew it was going to be tough. The young drivers in this series are very hungry and talented. To put my name in the same line as all the previous midget champions at the Speedrome is very special to me”, said Young. “Dad (many time Speedrome feature winner Norm Young) tried for several years for the crown, but came up just short on numerous occasions. To finally get a championship there is awesome for the whole family.” Young explained, referring to their long history on the 1/5th mile oval.

Young conducted a tough championship battle with Dameron Taylor, the eventual runner-up in the Speedrome Challenge. Young’s three wins and a second topped the charts, while Taylor picked up one win a second, a third and two poles in the series. Young was also a strong qualifier with one pole and several second fast times. This 8-race series that was announced in late 2011 was exciting and intense from the first green flag to the final checkeed of the season.

2012 Final Point Standings and Feature Winners

Final Point Standings USSA Mel Kenyon Midget Series Indianapolis Speedrome Challenge

1 Travis Young 1313, 2 Dameron Taylor 1304, 3 Cordy Horn 1271, 4 Jessica Bean 1249, 5 Grant Simpson 1172, 6 Amanda Davies 1096, 7 Natasha Cox 1052, 8 Dave Fuhrman 907, 9 Spencer Bayston 407, 10 Sondi Eden 221, 11 Kyle Tilley 184

2012 Feature Wnners

April 21 – Nick Hamilton
May 12 – Travis Young
May 25 – Travis Young
June 8 – Travis Young
June 15 – Jessica Bean
June 22 Travis Young
July 13 – Cordy Horn
July 20 – Dameron Taylor

Tonight at the Speedrome

Wednesday August 1, 2012

UAW & HARF present the 32nd Annual Sponsor Night
Late Models, Stocks, Roadrunners, Hornets, Junior Hornets, Hornet Figure 8
Spectator gates open at 5pm with racing starting at 7pm

Contact Information

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