FORT WAYNE – Season championships will be on the line Saturday at Baer Field Speedway in the late models and modifieds.
In the late models, Al Cook Jr. trails John Gatton Jr. by 26 points. In the modifieds, Scott Coe has already locked up his first-ever championship, and two-time winner Mike Mayes will finish second, while a four-way battle will be waged for third among Terry Fisher Jr. (currently in third), Brent Martin, Jeremy Wallen and Jerry Hammond. Defending track champion Steve Minich Jr., Don Skaggs, Steve Shlater Jr. and Pete Wormcastle round out the top 10.
The remaining divisions will see points battles settled Sept. 14.
In the street stocks, Ryan McIntyre holds a 147-point lead over two-time feature-winner Josh Perkins, followed by Frank Casagrande, Alex Vonderau, Jan Long, Shawn Bonar, Kenny Coe, Zach Vandall, Marcus Method Jr. and Tyler Clark.
Rookie Keith Barker Jr. continues atop the mini stocks by 191 points over defending champion Kevin Dibble, ahead of Brad McBride, Zac Sipe, Lee Gillingham, Kevin Howard, Christopher Howard, Rob Nave, Alan Puff and Mike Mayes.
In the mini stock division, eight-time front wheel-drive feature winner Brian Janes holds a 232-point lead over older brother Matt Janes. Bob Masters is in third, followed by Shawn Poffenberger, R.J. Weick, Kenny Spillers, Jacob Bradley, Ryan Spillers, Josh Miller and Chris Jackson.
Gates will open at 2 p.m. Saturday with practice at 3:30, qualifying at 5:30 and racing at 7:30.