Archive for POWRi

POWRi Racing

Seavey Takes Night Three of POWRi Illinois SPEED Week

Jacksonville, IL - At the end of the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League show at Jacksonville Speedway, Logan Seavey stood victorious for his fourth career win with the League. Seavey's victory came in the third night of the Sixth Annual POWRi Illinois SPEED Week. Tanner Thorson, the SPEED Week point leader heading into Jacksonville Speedway dropped out with mechanical woes in the feature event, deflating any chances he had of going three-in-a-row.

Starting ninth on the grid, Seavey went to work at the drop of the green flag while his fellow Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports teammate Tucker Klaasmeyer jockeyed for the lead with Tanner Thorson who led the opening lap. Taking control on lap two, Klaasmeyer commanded an impressive lead as Seavey worked through the field. By the red on lap ten for a gaggle of cars, including eventual second place finisher Ryan Robinson, Klaasmeyer had already approached traffic.

On the restart, Thorson fell off pace and was forced to the work area, but the issues the team suffered were enough to relegate them to the pit area for the rest of the event, ending his bid. Coming back to green, Klaasmeyer distanced himself from the field, but on lap 16 the red was displayed for Terry Babb who flipped after making contact with Brayton Lynch who jumped the cushion in turns three and four. Cannon McIntosh also was collected.

Returning to racing, Seavey sat in third behind Klaasmeyer and Tanner Carrick. After catching Klaasmeyer, Seavey engaged Klaasmeyer in series of slide jobs, but coming out of four on lap 22, neither driver was willing to give an inch, resulting in contact and a flat right rear for Klaasmeyer after brushing the outside wall.

Coming to the restart, Seavey held the top position to the checkered with Ryan Robinson and Zach Daum in tow. Joe B. Miller took fourth, with Karter Sarff in fifth.
"Our car was really, really good there," stated Logan Seavey. "Never like getting into our teammate there, but I felt like I did everything I could there. I'll watch the video, but I felt like he probably should have crossed me over. If it's my fault, I take full responsibility. Overall, just happy get these KKM cars back in victory lane."

"We were really good there," said Ryan Robinson. "It kind of sucked turning over in the first few laps, but I knew we had a really fast car and I knew we could get right back up there."

"I guess we're getting a little closer," commented Zach Daum. "It was just fun to watch these idiots try to take each other out there."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners:
Heat 1: 71K - TANNER CARRICK,
Heat 2: 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER,
Heat 3: 71 - RYAN ROBINSON,
Heat 4: 3C - TANNER THORSON,
Heat 5: 9K - KYLE SCHUETT

Toyota Semi Feature Winners: 72 - SAM JOHNSON, 22 - ANDY MALPOCKER

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY 2. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 3. 5D - ZACH DAUM 4. 51B - JOE B MILLER 5. 21KS - KARTER SARFF 6. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 7. 9K - KYLE SCHUETT 8. 79 - BLAKE CARRICK 9. 21T - TYLER SEAVEY 10. 32 -TREY MARCHAM 11. 22 - ANDY MALPOCKER 12. 103 - BROC HUNNELL 13. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 14. 1K - BRAYTON LYNCH 15. 37 - TERRY BABB 16. 08 - CANNON MCINTOSH 17. 91 - SHANE COCKRUM 18. 91T - TYLER THOMAS 19. 3C - TANNER THORSON 20. 72 - SAM JOHNSON 21. 7 - AUSTIN BROWN 22. 2 - RYAN HALL 23. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN

For further information, visit www.powri.com, "Like" POWRi on Facebook and follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter.

Categories : Midgets, News, POWRi, Short Track
Comments (0)
POWRi Racing

Thorson Goes Two-in-a-Row in POWRi Illinois SPEED Week Competition

Brownstown, IL - If there was any question about last night's dominating performance with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League at Belle-Clair Speedway in the opening night of the Sixth Annual POWRi Illinois SPEED Week, Tanner Thorson doubled down and won night two at Fayette County Speedway. By virtue of the pole position after earning high point honors, Thorson led every lap of the feature event, stretching his lead during long green flag runs.

Enduring three yellows and one open red, Thorson handily covered the competition while the battle for position from second through fifth intensified. Eventual second place finisher Tanner Carrick fended off fellow Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports teammates Logan Seavey and Tucker Klaasmeyer, as well as Clauson-Marshall's Zeb Wise, throughout much of the feature event. Defending POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League champion Logan Seavey narrowly held off and shut out a hard charging Zach Daum from taking the final podium position in the final lap.

With 22 laps completed, Ace McCarthy took a hard ride in turns three and four, flipping end over end, collecting Presley Truedson who had nowhere to go. Karter Sarff and Trey Marcham were also involved. McCarthy's flip resulted in an open red, stopping the action and setting up an eight lap mad dash to the finish.

In the final laps, Thorson still had the field covered, while Tanner Carrick took second and Logan Seavey narrowly edged Zach Daum for third. Zeb Wise finished fifth. Thorson's POWRi Illinois SPEED Week victory was the 18th of his career and his eighth POWRi Illinois SPEED Week win.

"This 3C has been on rails the last few weeks we've been out here," said Tanner Thorson. "I can't thank this team enough, they built one bad to the bone piece. Between our motor package, shock package and chassis, we've got a pretty awesome piece. I can't wait for tomorrow night."

"He was pretty good on the restarts," commented Tanner Carrick. "We were pretty good early in the race, but once the track got slick and we got up top, we were a second place car. If I didn't make that mistake on the last couple of laps, I might have had a chance to get back up to him, but I don't know."

"That was a lot of fun," said Logan Seavey. "There's a lot of people complaining on social media right now about midget racing, but I think that was a heck of a race there. Second through fifth were all really hard, clean racing. I just have to thank my team for giving me a great racecar. I just took way too long to get into rhythm."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners:
Heat 1: 08 - CANNON MCINTOSH,
Heat 2: 9K - KYLE SCHUETT,
Heat 3: 71 - RYAN ROBINSON,
Heat 4: 67 -LOGAN SEAVEY,
Heat 5: 39BC - ZEB WISE
Toyota Semi Feature Winners: 28M - ACE MCCARTHY, 21KS - KARTER SARFF

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 3C - TANNER THORSON

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 3C - TANNER THORSON 2. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 3. 67 -LOGAN SEAVEY 4. 5D - ZACH DAUM 5. 39BC - ZEB WISE 6. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 7. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 8. 91T - TYLER THOMAS 9. 7BC - COLE BODINE 10. 91 - SHANE COCKRUM 11. 9K - KYLE SCHUETT 12. 08 - CANNON MCINTOSH 13. 21KS - KARTER SARFF 14. 72 - SAM JOHNSON 15. 77 - ALEX BRIGHT 16. 22 - ANDY MALPOCKER 17. 14JR - HOLLEY HOLLAN 18. 51B - JOE B MILLER 19. 32 - TREY MARCHAM 20. 28M - ACE MCCARTHY 21. 5T - PRESLEY TRUEDSON 22. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 23. 7F - ANDREW FELKER

For further information, visit www.powri.com, "Like" POWRi on Facebook and follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter.

Categories : Midgets, News, POWRi, Short Track
Comments (0)
POWRi Racing

Thorson Tops Night One of POWRi Illinois SPEED Week

Belleville, IL - By the time the checkered flew with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, Minden, Nevada's Tanner Thorson stood on the front stretch taking the win in POWRi's Sixth Annual Illinois SPEED Week opener at Belle-Clair Speedway. Thorson's win at Belle-Clair is his seventh win during Illinois SPEED Week competition, adding to his hefty hedge over Michael Pickens, the next closest with three Illinois SPEED Week wins.

Starting mid-pack in the 9th position, Thorson charged through the field, quickly working his way towards the front to challenge for the lead. Eventually chasing down Ryan Robinson, and brief race leader Alex Bright, Thorson overtook the lead on lap 13 after swapping slide jobs with Robinson and Bright for the lead.

Approaching Thorson's takeover, Alex Bright briefly held the lead on lap 12 after pushing past Robinson. However, Thorson who had closed on the duo as they battled, drove right by Bright and into the lead, leaving the rest of the field to jockey for position.
Riding high on the tall Belle-Clair Speedway curb, Thorson methodically worked his way through lapped traffic as the clock wound down, lapping up to the 11th position. Bright captured the second position, after Ryan Robinson threw a last corner slide job for position and after contact, was upside down coming to the checkered. Karter Sarff rounded out the podium after impressively driving to third, after starting 23rd by virtue of provisional. Pole sitter Terry Babb finished fourth with Logan Seavey in fifth.

"This team has worked their tails off to get this badass piece out here," said Tanner Thorson. "We ran USAC midget week and we probably should have walked away with a couple wins. This car is showing all the speed it has and tonight it definitely had a lot. I love the crowd here and I love this place. I think I've won five straight races here now. This place is awesome. I can't thank my whole team enough."

"We had a really good car there early on, but when the track slicked off we were a little loose and struggled a little bit," stated Alex Bright. "But, helluva job to Tanner and Ryan Robinson there up until that last lap. Running with these guys, we figured something out and went back to our old ways. I just want to thank everybody that came out tonight and we're looking forward to tomorrow."

"That was a lot of fun," commented Karter Sarff. "It's definitely good to get a podium for the first night of SPEED Week. We're ready for the rest of the week."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 77 - ALEX BRIGHT, Heat 2: 7F - ANDREW FELKER, Heat 3: 71K - TANNER CARRICK, Heat 4: 37 - TERRY BABB, Heat 5: 71 - RYAN ROBINSON, Heat 6: 51B - JOE B MILLER

Toyota Semi Feature Winners: 77W - JOEY WIRTH, 39BC - ZEB WISE

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 3C - TANNER THORSON
POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 3C - TANNER THORSON 2. 77 - ALEX BRIGHT 3. 21KS - KARTER SARFF 4. 37 - TERRY BABB 5. 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY 6. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 7. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 8. 22 - ANDY MALPOCKER 9. 91 - SHANE COCKRUM 10. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 11. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 12. 7F - ANDREW FELKER 13. 08 - CANNON MCINTOSH 14. 2T - KALEB CURRIE 15. 77W - JOEY WIRTH 16. 10C - DALTON CAMFIELD 17. 5T - PRESLEY TRUEDSON 18. 5D - ZACH DAUM 19. 7 - AUSTIN BROWN 20. 55 - NICK KNEPPER 21. 39BC - ZEB WISE 22. 51B - JOE B MILLER 23. 91T - TYLER THOMAS

For further information, visit www.powri.com, "Like" POWRi on Facebook and follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter.

Categories : Midgets, News, POWRi, Short Track
Comments (0)
POWRi Racing

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)

Categories : News, POWRi, Short Track, Sprints
Comments (0)
POWRi Racing

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

For further information, visit www.powri.com, “Like” POWRi on Facebook and follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter.

Categories : Midgets, News, POWRi, Short Track
Comments (0)
Apr
29

POWRi Racing Results

Posted by: | Comments (0)

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)

Categories : News, POWRi, Short Track, Sprints
Comments (0)
Apr
21

POWRi Racing Results

Posted by: | Comments (0)

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

For further information, visit www.powri.com, "Like" POWRi on Facebook and follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter.

Categories : Midgets, News, POWRi, Short Track
Comments (0)

Archives