Thomas Lands Ride For Jason Leffler Memorial

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Kevin Thomas Jr. will drive for Austin Brown during the Jason Leffler Memorial. (Jeremey Rhoades Photo)

WAYNE CITY, Ill. – Kevin Thomas Jr., who’s enjoyed a highly successful USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car season, will make his return behind the wheel of a midget in this Sunday’s fifth annual Jason Leffler Memorial at Wayne County Speedway.

The Cullman, Ala., driver will compete in the event co-sanctioned by USAC and POWRi in a car fielded by Austin Brown. It was in this same car that Thomas has made only two series starts of the year in, driving to a pair of top-five finishes in consecutive nights at the Kokomo Grand Prix at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway in April.

The 2014 USAC National Midget Rookie of the Year has two career USAC National Midget feature wins, both coming in 2015, at Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway and Solomon Valley Raceway in Beloit, Kan., on his way to a third-place finish in points. In his most recent Leffler Memorial start in 2015, Thomas finished 10th.

Thomas has been a standout on the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car trail this season, scoring five wins, including last Saturday’s Tony Hulman/Don Smith Classic at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track.