The Midwest TQ Racing League *presented by* Jenmarco.com opened their 2013
race season on Saturday evening June 15th at the Montpelier Motor
Speedway in Montpelier.
Four-time and defending champion Tate Martz entered the event on a five
race win streak but it was Muncie’s Nick Speidel who opened the year
strong by winning both the feature and his heat race. Speidel started the
feature in third place but motored by Elwood Sanitarium Haunted Attraction
polesitter Brett Hankins and Devin Fairchild on the opening lap and went
on to lead all twenty circuits for the ninth win of his career.
Martz, who had issues in his heat, started the feature in 15th place and
drove through the field to place second followed by Brett Hankins, Rick
Robinson and Jon Steed. Devin Fairchild, Bobby Walton, Cody Kiewitt,
Logan Arnold and Rex Griffin rounded out the top ten.
By improving thirteen positions Martz was named the Indy Race Parts Hard
Charger and Griffin, who had the best finish of four rookie drivers, was
the Tony Stewart Racing Rookie of the Race. Griffin also won the American
Racer Tires gift certificate. Robbie Roland was the Duane & Sonja
Alexander Hard Luck Driver and Perfect North Slopes heat winners were
Robinson and Speidel.
The next event on the MTQRL schedule will be Saturday June 22nd at the
Shelby County Fairgrounds in Shelbyville. The grandstand gates will
open at 5 p.m., with practice at 6 p.m., qualifications at 6:30 p.m., and
racing set to begin at 7:30 p.m. Racing will feature the MTQRL three-
quarter midgets and as an added bonus the 600cc sidewinder micro sprints.
Adult general admission is $8, children 7-12 are $5, and under 6 are
On Friday evening June 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. Steed Motorsports,
with drivers Jon Steed and Bobby Walton, will have their cars displayed at
Dusty Flannery State Farm Insurance at 1514 N. Main Street in Rushville.
Coupons good for free children’s admission to the Shelbyville race will
be available (ages 7-12).
For more information on the Midwest TQ Racing League please visit our
website www.mtqrl.com or Like Us on Facebook at “Midwest TQ Racing