He had twelve first or second-place finishes, and finished second in the National Midget points. The Mel Kenyon Midget Series will utilize a spec Midget formerly called Kenyon Midgets and is the only car that is allowed to compete. Josh Clemons was the series leader in wins with three, while teammates Kenyon and Travis Young scored two victories apiece. The invention allowed Kenyon the control he needed to pass his Indy rookie test. Kenyon competed in 65 USAC Championship IndyCar and eight Indianapolis races. Year Car Start Qual Rank Finish Laps Led Status
Slate Set For 10th Anniversary Kenyon Midget Season
In the time since his first midget race in through today, Mel raced to a record seven USAC National midget titles and was runner-up to the title eight times. Mel attended his first automobile race in August of at a track in Marion, Iowa. He qualified for his first Indianapolis just eleven months after his fiery crash, and finished fifth. Racer Joe Leonard braved the flames pulling the unconscious Kenyon from his mangled racer.