MIDGLEY FINISHES SECOND
PENTICTON, BC – Darrell Midgley’s amazing race season continued at Penticton Speedway Saturday night. The recently crowned Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series Champion finished second on the pavement in the 100 lap Feature. “This was only the third time we’ve run here,” says the Sidney, BC driver, “so we’re pretty pleased with the finish. It was definitely a hard fought battle.” Midgley kicked off the race night qualifying tenth. Unfortunately, electrical problems would bring the Northern Provincial Pipelines/Lucas Oil #81 Dodge to a standstill in the pits before the Heat race. “Wiring to the race car’s kill switch malfunctioned. Thank goodness it was a quick fix.” In the Feature, it took just eight laps for Midgley to make his way to the race lead. Approaching lap 35, eventual race winner Brent Morris (Victoria, BC) would wrestle the lead away from Midgley. Midgley would pressure the leader the remaining laps while holding off several hard charging drivers including Ken Jorgenson, the eventual 2009 season champion in the Kantana Sportsman division.
>SATURDAY, September 26th (top 5)
1. #29 Brent Morris; Victoria, BC
2. #81 Darrell Midgley; Sidney, BC
3. #52 Geoff Morris; Victoria, BC
4. #57 Ken Jorgensen; Surrey, BC (2009 Kantana Sportsman Champion)
5. #33 Dave Hemrich; Ladner, BC
Next race for Darrell Midgley is the Fall Classic Late Model Invitational at Shasta Raceway Park in Anderson California. This is the 21st consecutive year that Midgley has run this event. Midgley, who won this race in 2001, finished 5th last year and 7th in 2007.