Sterling Heights, MI (Tuesday, December 31, 2019) - Inductee to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, a three-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion and the 1997 Indycar Champion, Tony Stewart, became the winningest indoor midget racer in North America last weekend by sweeping both A-Mains during the 22nd Annual Rumble in Fort Wayne indoor midget race. Remarkably, Stewart accomplished this feat through last chance qualifier races on both nights.
Stewart talks about his triumphant weekend - what is special about the Rumble in Fort Wayne and he reflects on breaking the tie with open-wheel racing legend, Rich Vogler, when Horsepower Happenings' Rich Frantz caught-up with him on Saturday night.
Interview at 04:15
The Rumble in Fort Wayne is an indoor concrete auto race that features Midgets, 600cc Micro Sprints, Go-Karts and Quarter Midgets inside the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Tony Stewart swept both nights in the Midget division while John Ivy swept the 600cc Micro Sprint features on Saturday night - the 25 lap Outlaw Wing 600 feature and 25 lap Dirt Non-Wing 600 A-Main. On Friday night, Nate Franklin was the surprise winner of the Outlaw Wing 600 main event and indoor racing veteran, Larry Joe Sroufe won the Dirt Non-Wing 600 feature.
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