Lonnie Wheatley, INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April
12, 2018) – Kokomo Speedway has been a source of success for
Tyler Courtney in recent times.
It’s something that “Sunshine” hopes to
continue aboard the Clauson-Marshall Racing
Driven2SaveLives/Indiana Donor Network No. 7bc Midget as the
USAC National Midget series fires back into action with this
weekend’s Kokomo Grand Prix on Friday and Saturday.
It will be Courtney’s first on-track
competition in three weeks after having a pair of Sprint Car
weekends dominated by Mother Nature.
“I’m ready to get back to racing, I’ve
been bored,” Courtney said of the recent run of foul weather.
Indiana’s Kokomo Speedway is an ideal
locale to resume action.
“We’ve been pretty good the last few times
there,” Courtney says. “Hopefully we can
Pretty good is an understatement, as
“Sunshine” earned a third-place finish in last year’s Kokomo
Grand Prix finale and another third-place finish in the Kokomo
leg of USAC’s Indiana Midget Week. And, on
the Sprint Car side of things, Courtney topped last August’s
Kokomo Sprint Car Smackdown VI, a triumph among three wins in
his three most recent Kokomo outings.
The weekend can prove crucial in the USAC
National Midget points chase as well.
“We need to get both nights in, I need to
make up some points,” Courtney says after being collected in a
qualifying race mishap in the season-opening Shamrock Classic in
March. “There aren’t that many nights on the
USAC Midget schedule, I need every one that I can get.”
“Sunshine” opened the 2018 campaign with a
pair of USAC Sprint Car wins. This weekend,
he looks to add his first USAC Midget score in the opening pair
of outdoor events of the year.
2018 Quick Stats:
10 races, 2 wins, 5 top-fives, 5 top-tens.
USAC National Midgets “Kokomo Grand Prix” at Indiana’s Kokomo
Speedway on Friday and Saturday (April 13-14).
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