Charlie DiRosa and Erik Musto led the Jerry Gradl Motors NYPA TQ Midgets to the green flag for the Jerry Gradl Sr Memorial Mini Indy 50 with Erik Musto showing the way. Shawn Nye would pass DiRosa for second and Dave Wollaber would move into third after tenth on the grid. Chris Bauman would spin in turn four to bring out the first caution on lap five. Nye would take over the lead off the restart with Wollaber in second and Jonathan Reid moving into third place. Andy Nye and Kyle Hutchinson worked their way through the field to round out the top five by the races 1/5th mark. Hutchinson would continue his trek towards the front of the field as he got around Andy Nye to take over fourth place. AJ Hessler hit the turn two wall to bring out the second caution of the event on lap 14. The restart saw Shawn Nye still in the lead with Wollaber in second and Kyle Hutchinson would move into third place. Nye would continue to show the way over Wollaber with Hutchinson challenging Wollaber for second with Reid and Andy Nye rounding out the top five at the lap 25 mid-way break. The mid-race restart saw Hutchinson look underneath Nye to take over the lead with Wollaber, and Reid right behind the lead duo. Reid would pass Wollaber with 20 to go to take over third place. Shawn Nye would get back around Hutchinson to regain the lead with 17 laps remaining. Nye and Hutchinson would battle for the lead for much of the main event. Erik Musto would come to a stop in turn four to bring out the caution on lap 39. The restart would see Nye and Hutchinson continue their battle for the lead and at the same time, Reid and Wollaber would battle for third. Hutchinson would go underneath Nye to regain the lead on lap 45. Reid would go past Nye and went after Hutchinson for the lead. Reid would spin in turn two to bring out the caution, setting up a green-white-checkered finish. Nye would head to the pits to change a flat tire and was able to rejoin the field for the late race restart. Hutchinson would be able to hold off Wollaber to score the win, his second win of the season. Andy Nye would cross the line in third and was followed by Nick Groff, and Owen Bednasz would complete the top five.
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Jerry Gradl Motors NYPA TQ Midgets Finishing Order: