Terre Haute, Indiana –May 24, 2012-
The potential result of Thursday night’s 42nd “Tony Hulman Classic” at the Terre Haute Action Track changed many times in just a few short laps. In the end, it was Bud Kaeding cutting celebratory donuts and collecting the famed Winchester rifle for the 30-lap Main Event win.
The Campbell, California driver, who has experienced victories and a near career-ending flip at the half-mile, wasted no time in assaulting Stanbrough for the lead aboard his Kaeding Performance Weld Racing Magnum wheel equipped Maxim/Speedway Chevy. He finally sealed the deal on lap 23 with a turn-one slide-job, distancing himself from the pack over the final seven laps.
“On that restart, I knew it was my last chance. Our car was running pretty good at the end, as well as it has in a long time. This race has meant a lot to me. Getting hurt here is one reason, and then living with the Hulman family, being a roommate to Ed (Carpenter). Knowing the family all this time, getting back here and winning this race is awesome,” Kaeding said.