Riverside, California native, Darren Hagen, picked up the 25 lap, $3,000 to win, Gold Crown Midget Nationals opening night victory last night at Tri-City Speedway in Potoon Beach, Illinois. He would lead the last 2 laps; holding off race leader, Bryan Clauson, Zach Daum, Brad Sweet, and Tracy Hines, for the win. Clauson lead laps 6-23; losing to the lead to Hagen on the final restart due to engine issues.

The Gold Crown’s action will pick back up tonight!