If anyone who attends the Rumble in Fort Wayne indoor midget races from year to year needs an example of why the event promotes the aspects of family and friends as much as they do the racing product, they need not look any further than the Corson family.
Though a sour motor derailed his efforts on both Friday and Saturday, Monrovia, Indiana’s Justin Peck still kept a streak alive that he has praised as being “almost as important as the two wins we’ve had” at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.
24-year-old Kyle Hamilton finally put an 11-year winless drought at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum to rest on Saturday night, taking the most famed car owners in midget racing history to a win in the finale of the 19th annual Rumble in Fort Wayne.
Night one of the 19th annual Rumble in Fort Wayne proved two things in the headlining National Midget class: Nick Hamilton came to win at the Coliseum, and he earned the respect of his competitors despite just missing out on that goal.
Peru, Indiana veteran Russ Gamester rewrote the Rumble in Fort Wayne history books yet again on Friday night, storming to victory on opening night of the event’s 19th renewal.
Just as Russ Gamester did in Friday night’s National Midget feature, Larry Joe Sroufe started from the pole and completed a wire-to-wire performance during the 19th annual Rumble in Fort Wayne.
The side of Cory Setser’s No. 24 Setser Transport/Hunt Performance Munchkin midget affectionately says “Munchkin World” in homage of famed car builder and chassis specialist Mike Fedorcak, who created the Munchkin brand.
Four years ago, Justin Peck came to the Rumble in Fort Wayne as an unknown commodity, driving a Steve Clay-owned No. 5x midget that wasn’t given a prayer of contending for the victory.
Two decades of excellence and hard racing will come to a head just ahead of New Year’s next winter, as the 20th annual Rumble in Fort Wayne indoor midget classic takes place Dec. 29-30, 2017.
Justin Grant’s first practice session at the controls of a potent Randy Burrow Racing national midget on Thursday night didn’t go exactly as he would have hoped, but he still carried his trademark smile around the Memorial Coliseum floor the entire time.
Adam Schaeff joked just before the opening practice session for the 19th annual Rumble in Fort Wayne that he’s not necessarily one for memorable moments, but that he was hoping to have one before the weekend was out, courtesy of a win at the sixth-mile.
Most national midget drivers that take time out of their winter holiday to compete at the Rumble in Fort Wayne come to the Allen County Coliseum Expo Center looking for a victory on the flat sixth-mile.