-McCool Junction, Nebraska, July 30, 2011—
Brad Kuhn led all 35 laps in his Weld Racing wheel equipped midget sprint car to win the seventh annual Cornhusker Midget Challenge and earned $10,000—the biggest paycheck of his career–in a POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series race Saturday night at Junction Motor Speedway.
“It feels really good,” Kuhn said. “Every time there is big money on the line, we run second, third, fourth and have bad luck. We didn’t tonight.”
The 30-year-old from Avon, Ind., swept the two features in the Cornhusker, the second and third rounds of the Speedway Motors Money Midget Week presented by RevHoney Energy Drinks. He earned $3,000 on Friday. Kuhn’s previous largest payday had been $5,000 for winning the Cornhusker in 2009.
Kuhn’s victory was his fourth in the past six POWRi features, the most in the series this season.