Santos Is Lucas Oil Midget Master

— Bobby Santos admitted that it took him a minute to get reacclimated to midget racing Saturday night at Lucas Oil Raceway. The victory for Santos came aboard a car prepared by an all East Coast team, one that has a heritage of success at LOR, including two victories with Ken Schrader behind the wheel of the team’s Silver Crown car in 1986 and 1989. “These guys are awesome,” Santos said of the Seymour-West team. Santos’ first Night Before the 500 Midget victory came 14 years ago in 2006, making it the longest duration between victories in the event, surpassing the 12 years that passed between Mel Kenyon’s second and third victories in the event in 1965 and 1977. Stretching his lead out to 12 car lengths early on, Santos began to be reeled in ever so slightly by the suddenly surging Tanner Swanson, who cropped Santos’ advantage from 1.2 sec.

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