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Next Race - September 13th
Montpelier Motor Speedway
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started the 2014 season with a promising schedule of nineteen races.
After five rainouts, a track closure, and ten races run, we are now
down to the final three events.
Mother Nature has played havoc with the schedule the last few
weeks causing events scheduled for August 16th and 23rd to be rained
out. The last MTQRL race completed was August 9th at the Montpelier
Motor Speedway where Matt Arrington won his second consecutive
feature. Arrington will have to wait 2½ more weeks to see if he can make
it three-in-a-row on September 13th when the MTQRL three-quarter
midgets return to Montpelier.
Cody Kiewitt is the current MTQRL point leader and although he has
not led the standings all season he has never been ranked lower than
second, nor been more than twenty points out of the lead.
Four-time MTQRL Champion Tate Martz opened the season with a
win and sat atop the standings for the first two races until Kiewitt wrestled
the lead away after finishes of second, second and fourth. Martz battled
back to regain the top spot by a mere one point after the Rushville
Nationals on July 4th, but a rare mechanical failure the following race
at the Columbus Fair, coupled with a Ronnie Combs win, left Kiewitt
and Combs tied atop the standings.
Kiewitt, the 2012 Tony Stewart Racing Rookie of the Year, retook
sole possession of the point lead the following race at the Kokomo
Speedway and has held the top spot ever since.
There are a total of 425 points available at the final three races with the
top eleven drivers still mathematically alive for the championship.
In reality, it should be a six driver battle between Kiewitt, Arrington (-18),
2013 MTQRL Champion Nick Speidel (-71), Martz (-91),
Logan Arnold (-105) and Combs (-111).
The MTQRL will crown its 2014 Champions at its annual Banquet
and Awards Ceremony, which will be held on December 6th at the
Hampton Inn in Greensburg, Ind.
2014 MTQRL Schedule
Sept. 13 Montpelier Motor Speedway
Sept. 20 Shelby County Fairgrounds
Oct. 11 Brownstown Speedway