Thomas Paces Ocala USAC Midget Practice

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Kevin Thomas Jr. was fastest in USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series practice Thursday at Bubba Raceway Park. (Al Steinberg Photo)
Kevin Thomas Jr. was fastest in USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series practice Thursday at Bubba Raceway Park. (Al Steinberg Photo)

OCALA, Fla. – Kevin Thomas Jr. led the way with the fastest practice lap in Thursday night’s USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series practice at Bubba Raceway Park.

Thomas set the pace with a lap of 14.015 seconds in his Petry Motorsports/FK Rod Ends – Petry Excavating – Keizer Aluminum Wheels/Bullet/Speedway Toyota.  Thomas is aiming for his first USAC-sanctioned midget win at Ocala following a pair of wins in a POWRi event there in 2018.

All three Petry Motorsports entries were in the top-seven in overall practice.  Jerry Coons, Jr. was third while Tanner Carrick took seventh.

Chris Windom was second in his USAC debut with Tucker/Boat Motorsports at 14.082 seconds.  Reigning series champion Tyler Courtney was fourth while Zeb Wise was fifth in his first USAC ride for Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports.

Tanner Thorson, Carrick, Cole Bodine, Buddy Kofoid and Cannon McIntosh rounded out the top-10.

Twenty cars were in the pits on Thursday night, with 19 taking time.