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Sun Prairie, WI (12/2/05)----Brad Kuhn used consistency and 10 victories to capture the 2005 National Midget Driver of the year Championship. A total of 193 were held at 74 tracks in 22 states over 341 days.    
        The Avon, Ind. native posted wins in five series and scored 29 top-three finishes in 59 feature starts. Kuhn who also captured the USAC Regional Midget Car Series Championship, and outdistanced 1999 NMDOTY runner-up 
Jerry Coons and 541 drivers to win the honors. 
        Davey Ray, USAC National Midget Champion Josh Wise, Danny Stratton, Badger Midget Champion Scott Hatton, Tracy Hines, Gateway Midget Champion Mike Hess, ARDC Midget Champion Ray Bull and Brandon Waelti. 
          Brad Loyet captured the Design 500 Racewear National Midget Rookie of the Year Award. In the National Midget Manufacturer of the Year Award, Esslinger Engineering claimed the engine manufacture award,  while Stealth topped the point battle for chassis builders.

 
2005 Top 100 Drivers
Driver
Points
Races/Wins
  
Driver
Points
Races/Wins
1. Brad Kuhn 1373 58/10   51. Brian Gard 274 18/1
2. Jerry Coons Jr. 1174 29/4   52. Pete Pernesiglio 271 10/0
3. Davey Ray 1051 26/3   53. Scott Pierovich 268 25/1
4. Danny Stratton 1015 27/6   54. Michelle Miller 265 21/0
5. Josh Wise 1013 21/5   55. Adam Cantor 259 11/1
6. Scott Hatton 1009 26/9   56. Tyler Brown 256 18/2
7. Tracy Hines 803 16/3   57. Brian Olson 255 10/2
8. Mike Hess 786 33/3   58. Mike Keeler 252 12/0
9. Ray Bull 746 25/6   59. Pat Wilda 252 11/3
10. Brandon Waelti 726 24/1   60. J.J. Yeley 250 2/1
11. Steve Buckwalter 689 26/8   61. Greg Lueckert 245 13/0
12. Dave Darland 638 17/4   62. Luke Icke 241 8/1
13. Chad DeSelle 572 25/0   63. Randy Cabral 240 12/1
14. Thomas Meseruall 559 20/5   64. Tim Siner 240 14/1
15. Jay Drake 513 14/1   65. Brian Gerster 238 10/0
16. Michael Lewis 494 11/3   66. Breanna Lopez 238 13/0
      Bobby East 494 16/1   67. Jimi Quin 233 21/0
18. Brad Loyet 474 28/1   68.Rick LaBrosse 227 17/0
19. Ron Gregory 465 19/0   69. Dave Shirk 225 19/0
20. Mike Miller 442 20/3   70. Cory Kruseman 220 3/2
21. Robby Flock 439 19/2   71. Billy Wease 219 9/0
22. Jerome Rodela 435 17/1   72. Kenny Adams 216 14/0
23. Ben Seitz 430 12/5   73. Steve Thinnes 214 11/1
24. Ryan Kaplan 424 24/3   74. Brett Anderson 213 10/0
25. Teddy Beach 420 14/1   75. Ryan Durst 210 12/0
26. Johnny Rodriguez 419 11/1   76. Nick Bohano 209 17/1
27. Dave Steele 415 10/1   77. Kevin Doty 205 11/0
28. Ric Forbes 401 20/0   78. Jeff Horn 204 9/1
29. Tom Hessert 396 24/0         Josh Lakotos 204 9/0
30.Cole Carter 379 14/0         Jimmy Light 204 11/0
31. Joey Payne  372 11/3   81. Wally Pankratz 203 15/1
32. Darren Hagen 357 22/0   82. Dallas Melby 202 10/0
33. Andy Martin 346 20/1   83. Sean Murphy 200 9/2
34. John Sarale 345 15/3         Rich Camfield 200 10/1
35. Steve Knepper 343 16/0   85. Garrett Hansen 196 11/1
36. Rick Mueller 340 20/0   86. Jeff Flesher 194 12/0
37. Rick Moss 339 10/5   87. Shannon McQueen 190 16/0
38. Aaron Fike 335 8/0   88. Brian Clauson 186 7/1
39. Michael Pickens 327 8/1   89. Aaron Kirk 186 9/7
40. Donnie Lehmann 325 11/2   90. Darren Jenkins 184 10/0
41. Ed Stimely Jr. 315 16/0   91. Mike Welker 183 11/1
      David Gough 315 19/3   92. Mike Heiss 181 11/1
43. Chris Perely 312 8/1   93. Cody Wisensel 178 8/0
44. Nick Lundgreen 306 14/0   94. Carey Becker 172 20/0
      Donnie Trent 306 18/2         Scott Zipp 172 20/0
46. Aaron Fiscus 299 17/0   96. Hank Rogers 171 9/0
47. Dan Boorse 293 9/0         Tony Rossi 171 14/2
48. Bobby Santos III 292 11/0   98. Shane Cottle  170 3/0
49. Craig Carey
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15/1   99. Mel Kenyon 167 12/0  
50. Steve Lenig 281 20/1   100. Shane Hammond 166 11/0

 

DESIGN 500 RACEWEAR ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

1. Brad Loyet 474
2. Darren Hagen 357
3. Andy Martin 346
4. Chris Perley 312
5. Mike Keeler 252

 

TOP 5 MANUFACTURERS

              ENGINE                                       CHASSIS
1. Esslinger 358 1.  Stealth 567
2. Gaerte 324 2.  Beast 450
3. Mopar 310 3.  Spike 125
4. Pink 150 4.  Hawk 83
5.  Fontana 124 5.  Buzzard 53

541 Drivers Scored Points In  193 Events

117 Events Were Run On Dirt And 76 On Pavement

74 Tracks Were Visited In 22 States

Average Car Count = 24

Most Wins = Brad Kuhn 10

Most Races = Brad Kuhn 58

2005 SERIES CHAMPIONS

ARDC Ray Bull - 5th Championship 
AMRA R J Johnson- 2nd Championship 
Badger Scott Hatton- 3rd Championship 
BCRA John Sarale
Gateway Mike Hess
MARA Donnie Lehmann
NEMA Ben Seitz
RMMRA Tony Rossi
UMARA Steve Thinnes- 4th championship 
USAC Nat'l Josh Wise
USAC Reg Brad Kuhn
USAC West Jerome Rodela
WOWMS Ike Beasley
WMRA Rick Moss- 7th championship

2006

Irwindale, Calif., (11/24/06)----For the second straight year Brad Kuhn has captured the Weld Racing National Midget Driver of the Year Championship. A total of 215 were held at 76 tracks in 25 states over 331 days.    
        The Avon, Ind. native who posted twelve feature wins and captured the Badger Midget and POWRi Midget Series titles finished 92 points ahead of runner-up Jerry Coons Jr. Coons also won twelve features and captured the USAC National Midget Car Series title. An all-time high 553 drivers scored points during the season.
        Danny Stratton, Brady Bacon, Josh Wise, Bobby Santos III, Brad Loyet, Jay Drake, Bryan Clauson and Mike Hess completed the top ten. Chase Barber captured the Design 500 Racewear National Midget Rookie of the Year Award. In the National Midget Manufacturer of the Year Award, Esslinger Engineering claimed the engine manufacture award,  while Stealth topped the point battle for chassis builders. 

2006 Top 100 Drivers
Driver
Points
Races/Wins
  
Driver
Points
Races/Wins
1. Brad Kuhn 1466 50/12   51. Randy Cabral 304 12/2
2. Jerry Coons Jr. 1374 40/12   52. Scott Pierovich 301 15/1
3. Danny Stratton 1003 31/4   53. Stephanie Mockler 297 11/2
4. Brady Bacon 866 30/9   54. Steve Lenig 294 17/0
5. Josh Wise 849 22/2   55. Dallas Melby 293 10/3
6. Bobby Santos III 807 20/7   56. Eric Heydenreich 292 16/0
7. Brad Loyet 765 39/4   57. Kyle Nicolas 289 11/1
8. Jay Drake 758 22/1   58. Steve Thinnes 288 16/4
9. Bryan Clauson 756 24/5   59. Dustin Morgan 286 17/1
10. Mike Hess 732 34/1   60. Ben Seitz 286 12/1
11. Davey Ray 686 26/0   61. Steve Buckwalter 285 11/2
12. Dave Darland 662 26/0   62. A.J. Ernesto 266 15/2
13. Dave Steele 630 12/4   63. Cole Carter 263 14/0
14. Rik Forbes 579 34/2   64. Spence Gatrell 262 11/0
15. Aaron Fiscus 561 23/2   65. Noki Fornoro 257 10/2
16. Scott Hatton 536 20/0   66. Joey Payne 256 8/2
17. Chris Rahe 529 22/5   67. P.J. Gargiulo 252 13/0
18. Tracy Hines 496 15/2   68. Scott Thoman 252 17/1
19. Brandon Waelti 494 19/0   69. Shannon McQueen 248 19/0
20. Levi Jones 489 19/0   70. Gregg Bragg 247 14/1
21. Ray Bull 476 17/5   71. Johnny Rodriguez 243 14/0
22. Billy Wease 472 13/2   72. Matt Mitchell 239 17/0
23. Darren Hagen 463 17/1   73. Teddy Beach 235 11/1
24. Chad DeSelle 456 22/1   74. Jim Anderson 233 15/2
25. Jimi Quin 452 37/0   75. A.J. Fike 231 7/0
26. Cody Brewer 441 22/2   76. Jeff Perry 231 18/2
27. Jerome Rodela 441 18/0   77. Robby Flock 230 9/2
28. Tom Hessert III 429 28/0   78. David Gough 230 15/1
29. Ryan Kaplan 418 17/2   79. Tracy Readinger 230 13/0
30. Russ Harper 415 21/1   80. Matt Stone 228 9/3
31. Brian Olson  413 19/5   81. Kody Swanson 227 4/1
32. Andy Martin 392 15/2   82. Rob Keelan 216 16/0
33. Tyler Brown 391 21/4   83. Nick Lundgreen 215 15/0
34. Michael Pickens 382 15/2   84. Travis Berryhill 213 14/2
35. Gary Taylor 378 16/10   85. Steve Knepper 213 15/0
36. Michael Lewis 382 15/0   86. Ken Ferris 210 9/1
37. Garrett Hansen 363 14/4   87. Doug Schenck 206 13/0
38. Dean Erfurth 360 21/0   88. Jon Stanbrough 208 6/0
39. Ryan Durst 357 21/1   89. John Sarna 207 17/0
40. Adam Clarke 352 13/1   90. Mike Keeler 205 11/1
41. Don Droud Jr. 347 16/1   91. Floyd Alvis 204 15/1
42. Bud Kaeding 336 6/1   92. Nick Knepper 202 13/1
43. Chase Barber 335 25/0   93. Tim Siner 201 14/0
44. Ron Gregory 328 8/0   94. Tony Seidelman 199 8/1
45. Donnie Lehmann 320 22/1   95. Luke Icke 197 8/2
46. John Sarale 316 19/2   96. Travis Young 192 19/0
47. Don Trent 312 16/1   97. Darren Bolton 190 14/0
48. Evan Margeson 311 14/2   98. Carey Becker  188 11/0
49. Shane Cottle 310 8/3   99. Mike Riley 185 16/0
50. Bugs Norby 306 20/1   100. Brandon Wagner 185 9/1

 

DESIGN 500 RACEWEAR ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

1. Chase Barber 335
2. Stephanie Mockler 297
3. Gregg Bragg 247
4. Kody Swanson 227
5. Brandon Wagner 185

 

TOP 5 MANUFACTURERS

              ENGINE                                       CHASSIS
1. Esslinger 518 1.  Stealth 505
2. Mopar 327 2.  Beast 475
3. Gaerte 296 3.  Spike 280
4. Fontana 190 4. Eagle 111
5. Pink   79 5. Hawk   69

553 Drivers Scored Points In  215 Events 126 Events Were Run On Dirt And 89 On Pavement

76 Tracks Were Visited In 25 States Average Car Count = 22

Most Wins = Brad Kuhn & Jerry Coons Jr. 12 Most Races = Brad Kuhn 50

2006 SERIES CHAMPIONS

ARDC Andy Martin
AMRA Bugs Norbury
Badger Brad Kuhn
BCRA John Sarale
MARA Donnie Lehmann
NEMA Ben Seitz
POWRi Brad Kuhn
RMMRA Tony Rossi
UMARA Steve Thinnes
USAC Nat'l Jerry Coons Jr.
USAC Reg Scott Thoman
USAC West Jerome Rodela
WOWMS Nick Mitchell
WMRA Spence Gatrell

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