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CLOUSER CLEARS COMPETITION FOR FIRST WAR WILDCARD WIN

BROWNSTOWN, IL (May 12, 2018) - Mario Clouser triumphed at Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Illinois with the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Wildcard Sprint League to score his first ever sprint car win of his career over hard charging Thomas Meseraull (2nd) and Landon Simon (3rd).

At the start of the 25-lap feature event Mitch Wissmiller took the lead, but Meseraull would sneak by after a few laps were in the books. Meseraull held a comfortable lead until the yellow flag came out for Austin Sears who spun to a stop in turn four.

With one lapped car between race-leader Thomas Meseraull and second-running Landon Simon, the green flag would fly. Meseraull bobbled in turns three and four as his car bounced off the cushion and he somehow kept control to keep going. Simon chased Meseraull down the front straightaway with a momentum-filled run, he threw the slider at Meseraull who crossed back over and they drag raced down the back straightaway. Coming out of turns three and four Meseraull held the lead while Mario Clouser snuck by on the bottom in front of Simon across the line. Soon after, Logan Faucon flipped in turns three and four causing the red flag to be displayed. Faucon would walk away.

Three laps remained in the race with Meseraull still in the lead, Clouser followed him, Simon was third, Korey Weyant ran fourth, and Colten Cottle rounded out the top five. The green flag waved for the final time. Meseraull and Simon laid it all out on the line banging the cushion around the top of the racetrack giving it all they had, but neither could outrun Mario Clouser who found the sweet spot on the bottom groove of the racetrack late in the event.

"It's a great feeling!" Said Clouser in victory lane when asked how it felt to get his first WAR Wildcard win, "I was very close more than once last year to picking up a win, but something always managed to not go my way in the closing laps. It is awesome to finally be able to seal the deal on a win and to do it with some tough competition here tonight makes it even sweeter."

Mario would like to thank Yokohama Tires, Clouser Auto, and Napa of Auburn for their support to his race team.

The POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Wildcard Sprints are back in action Wednesday, May 30 alongside the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars at Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois.

The Missouri-based POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League resumes its season with a two-day weekend coming up. WAR will head back to Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Missouri for the second time this year on Saturday, May 26 followed by a much anticipated trip to Double X Speedway in California, Missouri on Sunday, May 27. Both events are points races for the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League.

POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Wildcard Sprint League
5/12/18
Fayette County Speedway - 20 cars

Hinchman Racewear Heat 1 - 8 laps
1. 00-Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA (1); 2. 6-Mario Clouser, Auburn, IL (7); 3. 5C-Colten Cottle, Kansas, IL (4); 4. 11-James Lyerla, Hillsboro, IL (5); 5. 88-Terry Babb, Decatur, IL (3); 6. 16-Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN (2); 7. N2-Nic Harris, Atlanta, IL (6)

Bell Helmets Heat 2 - 8 laps
1. 24-Landon Simon, Tipp City, OH (7); 2. 99-Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (3); 3. 41-Brad Wyatt, Kearney, MO (4); 4. Austin Sears, Macomb, IL (6); 5. 20-Steve Thomas, Rantoul, IL (2); 6. 73-Trent Tackitt, Tuscola, IL (1); 7. 70-Pete Palazzolo, Ballwin, MO (5)

Schure Built Suspension Heat 3 - 8 laps
1. 22S-Slater Helt, Harrisonville, MO (1); 2. 77K-Katlynn Leer, Moulton, IA (3); 3. 1-Mitch Wissmiller, Saybrook, IL (6); 4. 99W-Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL (2); 5. 52F-Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL (4); 6. 2T-Willie Tackitt, Tuscola, IL (5)

POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Wildcard Sprints A-Main - 25 laps
1. 6-Mario Clouser (3); 2. 00-Thomas Meseraull (1); 3. 24-Landon Simon (4); 4. 99-Korey Weyant (6); 5. 5C-Colten Cottle (8); 6. 77K-Katlynn Leer (7); 7. 88-Terry Babb (14); 8. 22S-Slater Helt (5); 9. 16-Anthony Nicholson (17); 10. 11-James Lyerla (11); 11. 99W-Robbie Standridge (12); 12. 70-Pete Palazzolo (20); 13. 20-Steve Thomas (15); 14. 2T-Willie Tackitt (16); 15. Trent Tackitt (18); 16. 52F-Logan Faucon (13); 17. N2-Nic Harris (19); 18. 31-Austin Sears (10); 19. Mitch Wissmiller (2); 20. 41-Brad Wyatt (9)

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Ryan Robinson’s First Career POWRi Win Comes at Jacksonville Speedway

Jacksonville, IL ..5/11/2018– Ryan Robinson of Foresthill, California was deemed the winner of the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League feature event at Jacksonville Speedway after fellow Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports teammate Tucker Klaasmeyer was penalized for jumping out of line on a late race restart. Jacksonville was night one of the two day Midwest Season Opener weekend. Saturday’s show is at Macon Speedway.

Starting outside the sixth row, the initial start was called back after Presley Truedson spun in turns three and four, collecting half a dozen cars. On a clean restart, Robinson moved into the fifth position while Tucker Klaasmeyer commanded the lead. Logan Seavey took command on lap 11 and held the lead as the laps wound down.

Robinson came on strong within 10-to-go and started battling it out with Klaasmeyer and race leader Logan Seavey. In the final laps, a caution flew with two-to-go for Brayton Lynch who collected Tyler Vantoll.

Winner Ryan Robinson (POWRi Photo)

Returning to racing Klaasmeyer jumped out of line on the restart and was docked a position at the finish, delegating Ryan Robinson the winner after Seavey was shuffled back to third. Jason McDougal took fourth, while Joe B. Miller rounded out the podium.

“All three of us up front and throwing sliders is really fun,” commented Ryan Robinson. “Keith and Big Al put a great car together. I hope the fans enjoyed that. We’ve been fast all year.”

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners:
Heat 1: 71 - RYAN ROBINSON,
Heat 2: 77 - ALEX BRIGHT,
Heat 3: 5T - PRESLEY TRUEDSON,
Heat 4: 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER

Toyota Semi Feature Winners: 71K - TANNER CARRICK

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 71 - RYAN ROBINSON

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 2. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 3. 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY 4. 15 - JASON MCDOUGAL 5. 51B - JOE B MILLER 6. 67K - HOLLY SHELTON 7. 7F - ANDREW FELKER 8. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 9. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 10. 1K - BRAYTON LYNCH 11. 79 - BLAKE CARRICK 12. 77W - JOEY WIRTH 13. 14JR - HOLLEY HOLLAN 14. 72 - SAM JOHNSON 15. 30T - TYLER VANTOLL 16. 77 - ALEX BRIGHT 17. 21KS - KARTER SARFF 18. 103 - BROC HUNNELL 19. 5T - PRESLEY TRUEDSON 20. 5D - ZACH DAUM 21. 55 - NICK KNEPPER 22. 9K - KYLE SCHUETT 23. 3B - SHELBY BOSIE

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KREISEL SCORES FIRST WAR WIN IN DOMINATING FASHION

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (April 28, 2018) - Riley Kreisel picked up his first POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League win Saturday night, April 28 at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Missouri in a dominating performance over Mario Clouser and JD Black.

Kreisel led all 25 laps banging the cushion around the top of the racetrack. The battle for the remaining top five was close and exciting, but Kreisel would run away with the race lead to take home $1,500 in winnings plus a $100 bonus for winning the dash. Quinton Benson who won the B-Main and successfully transferred into the A-Main would be the Indy Race Parts Hard Charger award winner after starting 17th and finishing 4th. Slater Helt, Mitch Wissmiller, and Mario Clouser were heat race winners.

The POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League is back in action next weekend for a doubleheader. Friday, May 4 at Valley Speedway followed by Saturday night, May 5 at Lucas Oil Speedway. Both nights will also have the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League on tap.

POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League 4/28/18 Lake Ozark Speedway - 27 cars

Hinchman Racewear Heat 1 - 8 laps
1. 22S-Slater Helt, Harrisonville, MO (4); 2. 16-Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN (2); 3. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO (6); 4. 99-Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (5); 5. 82-Vinny Ward, Springfield, IL (3); 6. 73-Samuel Wagner, Lone Jack, MO (1); 7. 15B-Quinton Benson, Emma, MO (7); 8. 11W-Wyatt Burks, Topeka, KS (8); 9. 55-Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, MO

Bell Racing USA Heat 2 - 8 laps
1. 1-Mitch Wissmiller, Saybrook, IL (4); 2. 56-Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL (3); 3. 7R-JD Black, Grain Valley, MO (8); 4. 12-Wesley Smith, Nixa, MO (2); 5. 24H-Ty Hulsey, Owasso, OK (9); 6. 43-Frank Brown, Marshall, MO (1); 7. 2H-Luke Howard, Overland Park, KS (6); 8. 77-Jack Wagner, Lone Jack, MO (5); 9. 31-Dylan Kadous, Topeka, KS

Schure Built Suspension Heat 3 - 8 laps
1. 6-Mario Clouser, Auburn, IL (1); 2. 90-Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO (9); 3. 77K-Katlynn Leer, Moulton, IA (5); 4. 57-TJ Artz, Lincoln, NE (6); 5. 30-Ryan Kent, Blue Springs, MO (3); 6. 8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown, MO (2); 7. 24C-Craig Carroll, Collinsville, OK (7); 8. 41-Brad Wyatt, Kearney, MO (4); 9. 93-Steve Mahannah, Springfield, MO (8)

Wilwood Disc Brakes Dash - 6 laps
1. 90-Riley Kreisel (4); 2. 7R-JD Black (1); 3. 1-Mitch Wissmiller (2); 4. 22S-Slater Helt (3); 5. 6-Mario Clouser (6); 6. 65-Chris Parkinson (5)

B-Main - 12 laps
1. 15B-Quinton Benson (1); 2. 73-Samuel Wagner (3); 3. 43-Frank Brown (4); 4. 24C-Craig Carroll (2); 5. 11W-Wyatt Burks (6); 6. 41-Brad Wyatt (8); 7. 93-Steve Mahannah (10); 8. 55-Kenny Potter (9); 9. 2H-Luke Howard (5); 10. 77-Jack Wagner (7); 11. 31-Dylan Kadous (11)

POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints A-Main - 25 laps
R-1. 90-Riley Kreisel (1); 2. 6-Mario Clouser (5); 3. 7R-JD Black (2); 4. 15B-Quinton Benson (17); 5. 65-Chris Parkinson (6); 6. 16-Anthony Nicholson (9); 7. 24H-Ty Hulsey (10); 8. 99-Korey Weyant (12); 9. 24C-Craig Carroll (20); 10. 22S-Slater Helt (4); 11. 12-Wesley Smith (13); 12. 56-Mitchell Davis; 13. 30-Ryan Kent (15); 14. 57-TJ Artz (11); 15. 82-Vinny Ward (14); 16. 73-Samuel Wagner (18); 17. 8-Jeff Wingate (16); 18. 1-Mitch Wissmiller (3); 19. 77K-Katlynn Leer (8); 20. 43-Frank Brown (19)

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Apr
21

POWRi Racing Results

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Klaasmeyer Claims Career-First in Knepper Memorial

Belleville, IL - When the dust settled, Tucker Klaasmeyer notched two career-firsts in the same night at Belle-Clair Speedway. Adding his name to the lengthy list of Knepper Memorial victors, Klaasmeyer claimed his first-career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League win and the 27th Annual Arnie Knepper Memorial.

Starting outside row two, Klaasmeyer immediately jumped into the second position behind Andrew Felker on the initial lap. In what was a marathon of cautions, Klaasmeyer eventually picked off Felker on the restart following the red flag on lap nine. Enduring pressure from teammates Logan Seavey and Ryan Robinson, Klaasmeyer felt Seavey's pressure mid-way. Challenging for the lead on 20, Seavey almost had the lead going into lap 22, only to be caught up with lap car and Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports teammate Sam Johnson, ending his bid for the lead.

In the final laps, Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports teammate Ryan Robinson closely followed Klaasmeyer as Andrew Felker applied pressure from the third position. Joe B. Miller charged from the 11th starting position to fourth, while Grady Chandler came from deep in the field at the 18th starting position to close out the top five.

"It took me way too long to get this," commented Tucker Klaasmeyer. "A lot of nights we came close. A lot of hard work has gone into it and to finally pull it off feels amazing. I really think a lot of it was confidence and these guys have a lot of confidence in the team and they put good racecars together so that's helped a lot."

"The track was super tricky tonight," stated Ryan Robinson. "There were holes all over the place. It was just treacherous. I tried to find my way around there, but wasn't quite as good as Tucker. But, tomorrow's a different night, a lot bigger track. Really looking forward to I-55 tomorrow."

"I got out of the car pretty full tonight; I got fed a bunch of right rears," Andrew Felker said. "We definitely weren't our best. We kind of survived. Got stuffed plenty of times and let them wreck themselves plenty of times. Overall, we'll take a third place finish for the night. To end up on the podium, that gets us good momentum and headed in the right direction."

Midgets
Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners:
Heat 1: 71 - RYAN ROBINSON,
Heat 2: 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER,
Heat 3: 9K - KYLE SCHUETT,
Heat 4: 39BC - ZEB WISE,
Heat 5: 71K - TANNER CARRICK

Toyota Semi Feature Winners: 76E - KYLE CRACKER, 00 - GRADY CHANDLER

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 1. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 2. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 3. 7F - ANDREW FELKER 4. 51B - JOE B MILLER 5. 00 - GRADY CHANDLER 6. 39BC - ZEB WISE 7. 67K - HOLLY SHELTON 8. 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY 9. 76E - KYLE CRACKER 10. 5D - ZACH DAUM 11. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 12. 91 - TYLER NELSON 13. 28M - ACE MCCARTHY 14. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 15. 72 - SAM JOHNSON 16. 57D - DANIEL ROBINSON 17. 7 - AUSTIN BROWN 18. 77 - PAYTON PIERCE 19. 21KS - KARTER SARFF 20. 16C - DAVID CAMFIELD JR 21. 32 - TREY MARCHAM 22. 9K - KYLE SCHUETT

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Bell Sweeps, Remains Undefeated in Turnpike Challenge Competition

Oklahoma City, OK - If a name was to become synonymous with the Annual Turnpike Challenge, it would be Christopher Bell. Taking eight of the ten POWRi Lucas Oil National and West Midget League Turnpike Challenges, Bell remains undefeated in the event. The two he did not win were because he was not present. At that time, he was testing for the NASCAR truck series and was unable to attend the event.

At the wave of the green flag, Bell took off from the sixth place starting position and charged towards the front with one goal in mind: sweeping the weekend for the Fifth Annual Turnpike Challenge at I-44 Riverside Speedway. Taking over the third position by lap three, Bell settled in behind race leader and Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports teammate, Logan Seavey and second place Jake Neuman.

Taking the second position from Neuman on lap seven, Bell meticulously hunted down Seavey for the lead. Setting up the driver and engaging in multiple sliders, Bell eventually took over the lead on lap 16, just over the halfway mark, by using a lap car as a block. Charging through traffic for the remaining laps, Bell didn't have an easy feat as Seavey finished second by a car length. Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports teammate Ryan Robinson took third for a KKM podium sweep of the finale. Zach Daum took fourth, while Tyler Thomas charged to fifth from 15th.

"First off, that was a lot of work," commented Christopher Bell. "Logan Seavey; he's going to be a great one, one of these days. I had to work hard for that one. It honestly makes my heart happy to see all of the fans out here. This is my home. Thank you Mark Bannister for allowing POWRi to come here. It's a dream come true for my home track to host an event of this magnitude. I grew up here at I-44 and up the road at Port City. These short, dirt tracks are where my heart's at and it's what I love to run on. This place is a ton of fun and I'm glad we get to have a national event here to kick off the season."

"Like I said last night, he's the best right now in midgets," stated Logan Seavey. "It was really cool just to lead some laps. I knew he was going to be coming there and was able to hold him off for a couple of laps, but as soon as I dove to the bottom in lap traffic, I figured my race was over from there on. You can't make any mistakes racing against a guy of that caliber."

"I just want to thank all the fans for coming out," said Ryan Robinson. I've been coming here the last couple of years for the Turnpike Challenge and they always put on a good show."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 3N - JAKE NEUMAN, Heat 2: 71K - TANNER CARRICK, Heat 3: 08 - CANNON MCINTOSH, Heat 4: 67K - HOLLY SHELTON, Heat 5: 7BC - TYLER COURTNEY, Heat 6: 5D - ZACH DAUM, Heat 7: 37 - TERRY BABB, Heat 8: 73 - JASON MCDOUGAL

Racing Electronics C Feature Winners: 96 - CODY BREWER, 28M - ACE MCCARTHY

Toyota Semi Feature Winners: 7F - ANDREW FELKER, 52 - BLAKE HAHN

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 21 - CHRISTOPHER BELL

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 21 - CHRISTOPHER BELL 2. 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY 3. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 4. 5D - ZACH DAUM 5. 91T - TYLER THOMAS 6. 7BC - ZEB WISE 7. 8J - JONATHON BEASON 8. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 9. 67K - HOLLY SHELTON 10. 52 - BLAKE HAHN 11. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 12. 7F - ANDREW FELKER 13. 37 - TERRY BABB 14. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 15. 28 - KORY SCHUDY 16. 32 - TREY MARCHAM 17. 4M - MICHELLE DECKER 18. 44 - WESLEY SMITH 19. 9 - MATT MOORE 20. 21KS - KARTER SARFF 21. 08 - CANNON MCINTOSH 22. 51B - JOE B MILLER 23. 7M - CHANCE MORTON 24. 73 - JASON MCDOUGAL

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Thomas, Jr. Sweeps Sunshine State Midget Challenge

Ocala, FL – After snagging the opening night of the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League’s inaugural Sunshine State Midget Challenge at Bubba Raceway Park, Kevin Thomas, Jr. picked up where he left off, leading all 30 laps of the main event. This was Thomas, Jr.’s third victory with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League.

On the opening lap, Thomas, Jr. immediately took command. With one lap complete, the red was displayed for Sam Johnson who made contact with the wall exiting turn four and got upside down. Johnson was alright, but done for the night. Returning to racing, Thomas, Jr. checked out as Tanner Thorson worked to keep up.

On lap 20 the action slowed as Presley Truedson came to a stop. With plenty of lap traffic between himself and the rest of the field, Thomas, Jr. had a moment of breathing room before the caution came back out on lap 21 for Michelle Decker with front-end damage in turn two. With nine laps to go, Thomas, Jr. checked out and never gave Thorson a chance to challenge him. Zach Daum rounded out the podium, while Chad Boat took fourth, followed by Ryan Robinson.

“For us to be able to do what we did is pretty remarkable for our team,” commented Kevin Thomas, Jr. “This is basically the first two races I’ve ran for them. I ran Turkey Night last year, but different package all together. Like I said yesterday, for these midget motors to hold up as fast as were going around here, hat’s off to Toyota and Speedway Engines Development. This is pretty cool. I haven’t won that many midget races, but it looks like we’re turning into a pretty good team.”

“We just started off a little too loose there,” stated second place finisher Tanner Thorson. “By the time I got to my shocks and start working them, KT was long gone. They had a phenomenal weekend, they were fast both nights, so hat’s off to that team. I just wish we were a little bit better, but we’ll keep working on it.”

“Last night we blew a power steering line and I hung in there for about 15 laps with no power steering,” said third place finisher Zach Daum. “So tonight we worked on this thing, it’s a new car, we built a four bar midget. We’re experimenting with it and its got potential, so I’m happy with that. We’ll run it at I-44 in a couple of weeks and hopefully keep improving on it.”

Midgets | POWRi National Midgets
A Feature 1. 25-Kevin Thomas Jr, [1]; 2. 63-Tanner Thorson, [2]; 3. 5D-Zach Daum, [3]; 4. 84-Chad Boat, [7]; 5. 71-Ryan Robinson, [5]; 6. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, [9]; 7. 3N-Jake Neuman, [10]; 8. 9-Matt Moore, [16]; 9. 27X-Zane Hendricks, [15]; 10. 51B-Joe B. Miller, [4]; 11. 21KS-Karter Sarff, [8]; 12. 5T-Presley Truedson, [14]; 13. 7A-Aidan Roosevans, [13]; 14. 7JR-Holley Hollan, [17]; 15. WEE3-Otto Scrape, [18]; 16. 4M-Michelle Decker, [6]; 17. 7F-Andrew Felker, [12]; 18. 72-Sam Johnson, [11]

Heat 1: 1. 5D-Zach Daum, [2]; 2. 63-Tanner Thorson, [5]; 3. 84-Chad Boat, [4]; 4. 7A-Aidan Roosevans, [1]; 5. 27X-Zane Hendricks, [3]; 6. 9-Matt Moore, [6]

Heat 2: 1. 25-Kevin Thomas Jr, [5]; 2. 4M-Michelle Decker, [2]; 3. 21KS-Karter Sarff, [4]; 4. 5T-Presley Truedson, [1]; 5. 72-Sam Johnson, [6]; 6. WEE3-Otto Scrape, [3]

Heat 3: 1. 51B-Joe B. Miller, [1]; 2. 71-Ryan Robinson, [3]; 3. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, [2]; 4. 3N-Jake Neuman, [4]; 5. 7F-Andrew Felker, [6]; 6. 7JR-Holley Hollan, [5]

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Kevin Thomas, Jr. Takes Opening Night of Sunshine State Midget Challenge

Ocala, FL - Kevin Thomas, Jr. claimed the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League's opening night at Bubba Raceway Park in the inaugural Sunshine State Midget Challenge. Thomas, Jr.'s Florida victory was his second career with POWRi, his first coming back in 2015.

With the initial start called back, the actual start saw Tanner Thorson leading lap one, only to relinquish the lead to Thomas, Jr. down the backstretch. The following lap the action slowed for Holly Hollan spun entering turn three. Returning to green Thorson pressured Thomas, Jr. to no avail. With ten laps down the yellow flew again for Hollan, this time for a flat left rear tire on her machine.

Coming back to green flag racing, Thomas, Jr. checked out and put distance between himself and Thorson. On lap 20, the caution was displayed as Chad Boat came to a stop. Boat returned to the pits and was done for the evening. Retuning to green flag racing with 10 laps to go, Thorson hung right there with Thomas, Jr. But, with 27 laps completed, Thorson suffered a mechanical failure entering turn one, ending his night and leaving a three-lap shootout. In a dash to the finish, Thomas, Jr. led Ryan Robinson and Tucker Klaasmeyer to the checkered.

"Good job to everybody on the track crew," commented Kevin Thomas, Jr. "They made a pretty good racetrack. Me and Tanner had a pretty good battle there. Once he kind of showed me that the top was coming in, I was just getting too slow there on the bottom in three and four. I've got to thank Scott Petry and the whole crew over here. They gave me a great racetrack. That was a fun race. I haven't won a midget race in quite a while."

"I just can't thank Abreu Vineyards, Keith, Pete, Big Al and the whole team that works on these enough," said Ryan Robinson. "We didn't have a whole lot for them tonight, but we're going to work on this and be up front tomorrow night. This is a really cool racetrack to run on. It's my first time here and I love it already. The difference between one and two and three and four, you've got to figure it out as a driver. It's a real technical track."

"It took quite a while to figure it out," stated Tucker Klaasmeyer. "It's really tricky at both ends. It's probably one of the trickier tracks I've been to. It feels like a small quarter mile at one end and a big three-eighths mile at the other. It was a lot of fun and a good first run in Keith's car."

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 25-Kevin Thomas Jr, [3]; 2. 71-Ryan Robinson, [4]; 3. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, [10]; 4. 9-Matt Moore, [6]; 5. 27X-Zane Hendricks, [19]; 6. 3N-Jake Neuman, [9]; 7. 7F-Andrew Felker, [7]; 8. 7A-Aidan Roosevans, [13]; 9. 4M-Michelle Decker, [14]; 10. 5D-Zach Daum, [8]; 11. 21KS-Karter Sarff, [11]; 12. 5T-Presley Truedson, [18]; 13. 72-Sam Johnson, [12]; 14. 7JR-Holley Hollan, [17]; 15. 63-Tanner Thorson, [1]; 16. 21X-Casey Schuman, [5]; 17. WEE3-Otto Scrape, [15]; 18. 84-Chad Boat, [2]; 19. 51B-Joe B. Miller, [16]
Lap Leaders: 1: TANNER THORSON, 2-6: KEVIN THOMAS, JR., 7: TANNER THORSON, 8-30: KEVIN THOMAS, JR.

Heat 1: 1. 25-Kevin Thomas Jr, [1]; 2. 7F-Andrew Felker, [2]; 3. 21X-Casey Schuman, [5]; 4. 21KS-Karter Sarff, [4]; 5. 7A-Aidan Roosevans, [6]; 6. 7JR-Holley Hollan, [3]; 7. 27X-Zane Hendricks, [7]

Heat 2: 1. 71-Ryan Robinson, [1]; 2. 63-Tanner Thorson, [6]; 3. 9-Matt Moore, [5]; 4. 72-Sam Johnson, [3]; 5. WEE3-Otto Scrape, [2]; 6. 51B-Joe B. Miller, [4]

Heat 3: 1. 84-Chad Boat, [2]; 2. 5D-Zach Daum, [1]; 3. 3N-Jake Neuman, [4]; 4. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, [6]; 5. 4M-Michelle Decker, [5]; 6. 5T-Presley Truedson, [3]

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