Georgetown’s Chris Guinn was victorious on Saturday night when the Midwest TQ Racing League™ presented by Vincennes University competed at the Marion County Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Ind.
Guinn started on the outside front row, took the lead from Brayton Leisure on lap two, and went on to lead the final twenty-four laps to capture his second career feature win. Guinn’s first victory came less than six weeks ago at the same Indianapolis oval when he won at the Marion County Fair on July 26th. Chasing Guinn to the checkered flag was defending MTQRL champion Tate Martz, CJ Leary, Nick Speidel and Ronnie Combs.
Martz started the evening off by setting quick time when he turned a lap of 14.604 seconds around the flat fairgrounds oval. Leary won the Jackson Oil & Solvents Duel for Fuel while Martz’s third place finish clinched the Jackson Oil & Solvents Duel for Fuel championship.
Heat winners were Jason Willis, Combs (twice), Guinn and AJ Jobe. Contingency awards went to Combs (INOX Slick Move of the Race), Kyle Lux (Duane & Sonja Alexander Hard Luck Driver) and Speidel (Ward’s Apparel Hard Charger).
Leary was named the Tony Stewart Racing Rookie of the Race and with only three races remaining on the 2010 schedule has clinched the Tony Stewart Racing Rookie of the Year title.
Another rookie, Caleb Faulkner, declined the Green Tech Tail Gunner Challenge which would have been worth an extra $1,000 if he could have won the feature after relinquishing his pole position and starting from the rear of the field. At the next race where qualifications are contested the challenge will now be worth an extra $1,100.
A drawing was held at the drivers meeting and $50 gift certificates were awarded to Rouse (Jackson Oil) and Jobe (Ward’s Apparel).
Martz continues to lead the season standings over Leary, Willis, Guinn and Speidel. Martz also leads the Ward’s Apparel Hard Charger standings (over Leary), while Leary leads the Tony Stewart Foundation Leader of the Pack standings (over Martz).