Senior staff writer
• Drew Skillman of Greenwood won his first NHRA U.S. Nationals Pro Stock trophy, edging six-time champion Greg Anderson at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg. Earlier in the season, Skillman swept all Pro Stock titles in a three-track Western swing. He finished fifth in points.
• Under new ownership of used car dealership owner Kevin Garrigus, improvements at Indianapolis Speedrome included front stretch stadium seats, new rest rooms, expanded parking, upgraded security and resurfaced pit area – the result was an increase in spectators and racers.
• Bob Glidden, 63, who retired in 1997 with an NHRA record of 85 career wins, dies. Glidden won nine U.S. Nationals, 10 Pro Stock national championships and was inducted into the NHRA Hall of Fame in 2005.
• Greenwood’s Mike Hadley Jr. became a first-time champion of the World Championship three-hour figure-8 race at the Speedrome, leading 129-of-406 laps and winning $20,000.
• Fourth-generation racer Kimmie Greig of Southport High School wins 150-lap stock car race at Speedrome and announces plans to race in street stocks with regional Championship Racing Alliance on some of the nation’s fastest paved tracks.