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Grissom Scores First Career Kenyon Midget Victory; Eaton, Poore, Cory all get Anderson wins
South Bend Motor Speedway - Track History
Local driver Colin Grissom scored his first Kenyon Midget feature win but it involved some intense racing in the waning laps. At the start Grissom jumped into the lead chased by Kameron Gladish and Tommy Kouns, the previous race winners on the high banked quarter-mile oval. Kouns passed Gladish for the second spot with outside pass entering turn three. Dameron Taylor, returning to racing action after injuries suffered in an April crash climbed into the top five after 13 circuits. Up until the final seven laps Grissom was running a near perfect race by hitting his marks into and off of the corners to keep his challengers at bay. When the leaders encountered the slower car of Cole Perry the shuffling for position began, but Grissom never surrendered the point. Taylor would pass Gladish for the second spot on lap 27 but by that time Grissom had pulled away to a comfortable lead, winning by 1.
7 K&M Tool and Die Kenyon Midget Feature Winners to take the Green at Anderson
Some 8, fans attended the inaugural race program with many standing in the infield to spectate as a field of 25 cars saw action. With the first racing program in the books, the association switched weekly racing at South Bend to Thursday evenings to avoid conflicting with high school football. The likes of Duncan, Muhlke and Tony Bettenhausen, all from the Chicago area, were Thursday night winners with Romcevich winning on September 22 when racing switched to Sunday afternoons. Wisconsin's Gus Klingbiel was named the speedway's first track champion.
Four classes of micro-sprints are run each week at Airport Speedway. These Classes are grouped by engine size and weight. The allowed engine sizes are 2-cycle cc, 2-cycle cc liquid cooled modified, cc liquid cooled stock and cc multi-cylinder engines. Heat races are run in each engine class qualifying cars to compete in the lap Features or Consolation events.