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Winner Kyle Cummins (RedLined Photography Photo)

CUMMINS DOMINATES AT LUCAS OIL SPEEDWAY IN HOCKETT/MCMILLIN MEMORIAL

Article Credit: Brian Walker
Wheatland, MO (September 22, 2018) - Outlasting a historic 78-car field, Kyle Cummins dominated Saturday's Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial main event to extend his POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints League record to three career victories. After earning LRB, Inc. #HighPointMan honors in preliminary action, the Princeton, Indiana native followed that up with a win in the RAMS Racing Pole Shuffle and then a wire-to-wire triumph as he led all 30 feature laps. The victory means that if Cummins can park his EZR No. 3C in victory lane at Fairbury American Legion Speedway on October 6th, then he will sweep the Bell Racing USA Triple Crown Challenge and take home a $20,000 payday.

With combined points from the split preliminary fields lining up Saturday's action, all that was on tap for the Hockett/McMillin Memorial finale was two C-Mains, a pole shuffle, two B-Mains, and the 30-lap main event.

Jack Wagner kicked things off with a win in Hinchman Racewear C-Main one and transferred on with Mitchell Davis, Brad Ryan and Ben Brown. Jack's younger brother, Samuel Wagner, won the second Bell Racing USA C-Main and transferred with Joe B. Miller, Chase Porter and Vinny Ward.

In the RAMS Racing Pole Shuffle, Colten Cottle of Kansas, Illinois was the show early on, as he electrified the crowd by winning three straight rounds. In the end, Kyle Cummins topped Landon Simon, Riley Kreisel and Wyatt Burks to secure the pole position of the 30-lap main event.

Moving onto B-Main action, the first Schure Built Suspension B-Main saw Tyler Thomas take the win and transfer to the main event with Mitchell Davis, Brandon Mattox, Korey Weyant, Andrew Deal and Chris Parkinson. In Wilwood Disc Brakes B-Main two, it was Zach Daum winning and transferring with Thomas Meseraull, Danny Smith, Chad Goff, Clinton Boyles and Wesley Smith. The story from the B-Mains was quite simply Mitchell Davis, who entered the night 73rd in points and ensued to go 15th-to-2nd in the C and 17th-to-2nd in the B as he ran the alphabet soup and qualified for the main event.

Firing off the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints League main event in front of a packed house at Lucas Oil Speedway, it was Kyle Cummins taking the early lead over Landon Simon, Colten Cottle, Wyatt Burks and Riley Kriesel. A red flag on lap six for ninth-place running Matt Moore would bring the field to a halt as the No. 9 went wildly flipping down the front stretch. Moore quickly climbed out of the car under his own power.

As Cummins pulled away on the ensuing restart, a fierce battle for the second spot developed between Simon, Kreisel Cottle and Burks. As the cross flags waved at the halfway mark, all eyes were locked on Simon and Kreisel, who were engaged in a full on WAR for the runner-up position. That battle would soon end, however, as the turn two cushion bit Kreisel and sent his No. 90 on the bike. The young Warsaw, Missouri native miraculously set the car back down and saved a near-disastrous crash, but could not prevent it from sliding into the wall and coming to a stop to bring out the caution.

Coming to the final restart with 14 laps left, Simon bolted to the top and presented a challenge for the lead momentarily as Cummins remained committed to the bottom. Cummins would slowly extend his lead as Cottle and Burks both snuck past Simon to move into podium positions with ten to go. With five laps remaining, it looked as if Cottle was cutting into the lead, but he nor the other 26 starters could stop Kyle Cummins on this night.

Cummins, of Princeton, Indiana, led all 30 laps to score the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial championship in dominating fashion. Marking his fourth night of competition with the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints League, it was the third time Cummins has visited victory lane with the league. His win at Lucas Oil Speedway was preceded by a victory at Lake Ozark Speedway in August, and means that a triumph at Fairbury American Legion Speedway on October 6th would give Cummins a clean sweep of the Bell Racing USA Triple Crown Challenge and send him home with a whopping $20,000 payday!

Kyle Cummins (RedLined Photography Photo)

Following Cummins to the finish line in the Hockett/McMillin Memorial finale was Wyatt Burks with a second-place finish in his No. 11W entry. Colten Cottle backed up his impressive pole shuffle run with a podium result of third for his No. 5C machine in the main event. Landon Simon of Brownsburg, Indiana brought his Mount Baker Vapor No. 24 home in the fourth spot, while Anthony Nicholson of Tennessee rounded out the top five. Closing out the top ten on Saturday night was Chris Phillips in sixth, Brandon Mattox in seventh, Thomas Meseraull in eighth, Clinton Boyles in ninth, and Zach Daum in tenth.

The POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints League will take next weekend off before reconvening on Friday and Saturday, October 5th and 6th, at Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois for "Sprint Mania." The event will mark the conclusion to the 2018 season as we crown the league champion at FALS. It is a co-sanctioned event along with the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Wildcard Sprints League.

Hinchman Racewear C-Main One (12 Laps / 4 Transfer):
1. 77-Jack Wagner (7); 2. 56-Mitchell Davis (15); 3. 13-Brad Ryan (2); 4. 49B-Ben Brown (13); 5. 6M-Christian Moore (4); 6. 41-Brad Wyatt (10); 7. 51-Mitchell Moore (5); 8. 2H-Luke Howard (3); 9. 48-Craig Oakes (16); 10. 13-Grant Wresche (9); 11. 36-Kevin Reed (6); 12. 7R-JD Black (14); 13. 101-Chuck McGillivray (1); 14. 67-Jonathan Hughes (8); 15. 99B-Bailey Elliott (11); 16. 4-Braydon Cromwell (12); 17. 4F-Chad Frewaldt (DNS).

Bell Racing USA C-Main Two (12 Laps / 4 Transfer):
1. 73-Samuel Wagner (3); 2. 31-Joe B. Miller (14); 3. 22P-Chase Porter (8); 4. 82-Vinny Ward (5); 5. 73S-Lane Stone (4); 6. 54A-Keith Bolton (12); 7. 82C-Christie Thomason (10); 8. 52-JD Fry (9); 9. 22X-Mike Mueller (2); 10. 27S-Tom Sires (7); 11. 75-Broc Elliott (17); 12. 97-Kevin Cummings (15); 13. 11-Frank Rogers (11); 14. 21C-Chris Desselle (6); 15. 20G-Noah Gass (1); 16. 36E-Blake Edwards (13); 17. 21X-Carson Short (16).

RAMS Racing Pole Shuffle (2 Laps / 2 Transfer):
Round 1: 1. 5C-Colten Cottle; 2. 6-Mario Clouser; 3. 6X-Chris Phillips; 4. Ty Hulsey.
Round 2: 1. 5C-Colten Cottle; 2. 90-Riley Kreisel; 3. 6-Mario Clouser; 4. Matt Moore (DNS).
Round 3: 1. 5C-Colten Cottle; 2. 90-Riley Kreisel; 3. 18-Terry Richards; 4. 16-Anthony Nicholson.
Round 4: 1. 24-Landon Simon; 2. 90-Riley Kreisel; 3. 5C-Colten Cottle; 4. 9$-Kyle Clark (DNS).
Round 5: 1. 3C-Kyle Cummins; 2. 24-Landon Simon; 3. 90-Riley Kreisel; 4. 11W-Wyatt Burks.

Schure Built Suspension B-Main One (15 Laps / 6 Transfer):
1. 91-Tyler Thomas (1); 2. 56-Mitchell Davis (18); 3. 28-Brandon Mattox (13); 4. 99-Korey Weyant (6); 5. 15D-Andrew Deal (4); 6. 65-Chris Parkinson (2); 7. 7M-Chance Morton (14); 8. 22S-Slater Helt (3); 9. 54-Trey Gropp (16); 10. 77-Jack Wagner (17); 11. 21-Ryan Kitchen (10); 12. 37-Brian Beebe (8); 13. 24C-Craig Carroll (9); 14. 30-Ryan Kent (12); 15. 13-Brad Ryan (19); 16. 65B-Quinton Benson (5); 17. 77K-Katlynn Leer (7); 18. 49-Ben Brown (20); 19. 20-Steve Thomas (15); 20. 1-Mitch Wissmiller (DNS).

Wilwood Disc Brakes B-Main Two (15 Laps / 6 Transfer):
1. 5D-Zach Daum (2); 2. 00-Thomas Meseraull (5); 3. 5$-Danny Smith (1); 4. 9X-Chad Goff (4); 5. 94L-Clinton Boyles (3); 6. 12-Wesley Smith (6); 7. 31-Joe B. Miller (18); 8. 2-Zach Clark (8); 9. 78-Rob Caho (15); 10. 73-Samuel Wagner (17); 11. 31K-Dylan Kadous (9); 12. 1W-Paul White (11); 13. 7S-Wade Seiler (7); 14. 96-Taylor Peterson (16); 15. 7JR-Warren Johnson (13); 16. 22P-Chase Porter (19); 17. 82-Vinny Ward (20); 18. 22-David Stephenson (12); 19. 9B-Casey Baker (14); 20. 31W-Casey Wills (10)

POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints League Main Event (30 Laps):
1. 3C-Kyle Cummins (1); 2. 11W-Wyatt Burks (4); 3. 5C-Colten Cottle (5); 4. 24-Landon Simon (2); 5. 16-Anthony Nicholson (8); 6. 6X-Chris Phillips (11); 7. 28-Brandon Mattox (17); 8. 00-Thomas Meseraull (16); 9. 94L-Clinton Boyles (22); 10. 5D-Zach Daum (14); 11. 6-Mario Clouser (9); 12. 15D-Andrew Deal (21); 13. 24H-Ty Hulsey (12); 14. 91-Tyler Thomas (13); 15. 18-Terry Richards (7); 16. 9X-Chad Goff (20); 17. 1W-Paul White (27); 18. 65-Chris Parkinson (23); 19. 12-Wesley Smith (24); 20. 90-Riley Kreisel (3); 21. 22S-Slater Helt (26); 22. 56-Mitchell Davis (15); 23. 9-Matt Moore (10); 24. 99-Korey Weyant (19); 25. 5$-Danny Smith (18); 26. 9$-Kyle Clark (6); 27. 65B-Quinton Benson (25).

Lap Leader(s): Kyle Cummins 1-25.
Hard Charger(s): Clinton Boyles +13.

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Winner Anthony Nicholson (RedLined Photography Photo)

ANTHONY NICHOLSON WINS CAREER-FIRST WITH WAR ON NIGHT TWO OF HOCKETT/MCMILLIN MEMORIAL

Wheatland, MO (September 21, 2018) - The fans in attendance at Lucas Oil Speedway on Friday night were treated to a thrilling show as the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial continued on with the Rockwell Security qualifying night. Another field of 39 POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints League competitors signed-in for action, giving us a new event record of 78 total entries this weekend. At the conclusion of Friday's show, another new winner rose to the top as Anthony Nicholson of Millingston, Tennessee outlasted a fleet of challengers in the green-to-checkered 25-lapper to score the preliminary triumph at the 'Diamond of the Dirt Tracks."

Opening the night with another four-set series of group qualifying hot laps, quicktime honors were taken by Kyle Cummins (16.053), Anthony Nicholson (15.771), Danny Smith (16.055) and Colten Cottle (15.358) as the Rockwell Security qualifying night fired off. In heat race action, Hinchman Racewear heat one was taken by Kyle Cummins, Bell Racing USA heat two was won by Chad Goff, Schure Built Suspension heat three was claimed by Wyatt Burks and Wilwood Disc Brakes heat four went to Mitch Wissmiller. A trio of ten-lap qualifiers was next, which saw Riley Kreisel score High Side Design qualifier one, Quinton Benson take Indy Race Parts qualifier two and Matt Moore steal Chalk Racing Stix qualifier three.

With another eight-car inversion mixing up the feature field, it was Anthony Nicholson and Mitch Wissmiller leading us to the green flag. However, neither would command the opening circuit, as third-starter Matt Moore methodically hit the bottom and snuck by both to lead the first lap. Lead change after lead change would follow as Nicholson took the lead on lap two, before Wissmiller held the point on the third circuit.
Wissmiller finally grabbed a firm command of the top spot as he started to sneak away, blasting the top of the 3/8th-mile surface in his No. 1 entry. While Wissmiller maintained the lead, Wyatt Burks snuck into the second spot from fifth and Riley Kreisel and Kyle Cummins were hustling into the top five.

As Wissmiller remained committed to the cushion, Burks approached him by rolling the bottom and overtook him for the lead on the tenth circuit. While a new leader emerged, a hectic battle ensued for the runner-up spot as Wissmiller, Nicholson, Kreisel, Cummins and Moore were practically competing under a blanket. Taking over second just past halfway, Kreisel looked to be the firm challenger for Burks' lead, but a mistake on the cushion sent Kreisel fading and moved Nicholson up to P2 with ten to go.

Reeling in Burks lap-after-lap, Nicholson re-appeared after falling to fourth and was there to contend in the late running. As Burks slipped off the bottom of turns one and two, Nicholson capitalized and drove by him to reclaim the top spot on the 20th circuit. From there, Nicholson went unchallenged en route to a victory.

The Friday night triumph marked the first of Nicholson's POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints League career. It was an emotional win for the Tennessee native, who admittedly had a troubling 2018 season, prior to this huge breakthrough on a big stage. Nicholson's victory also made it 19 different winners in 26 WAR races this season, with 11 of those being first-time winners.

Anthony Nicholson (RedLined Photography Photo)

Following Nicholson to the line on Friday night was Wyatt Burks in the second spot after leading ten laps around the midway point. Entering the feature as the LRB, Inc. #HighPointMan, Kyle Cummins continued his stellar night and grabbed an eighth-to-third charge in the feature. Making a last-lap pass to take the fourth position, Oklahoma's Matt Moore continued his streak of never finishing outside the top five with WAR, as tonight marked his third race with the league. Falling to fifth after a nearly-disastrous last-lap encounter with lap traffic, Warsaw, Missouri's Riley Kreisel hung on to round out the top five in his No. 90. Closing out the top ten was Colten Cottle in sixth, Danny Smith in seventh, Zach Daum in eighth, Andrew Deal in ninth and Quinton Benson in tenth.

With both preliminary nights now complete, all that remains for the 2018 Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial is the Saturday night championship finale. With the new format, Saturday's program includes two C-Mains, two B-Mains, a pole shuffle and the final main event, to decide this year's champion.

Group Qualifying Session One (3 Laps):
1. 3C-Kyle Cummins (16.053); 2. 7M-Chance Morton (16.345); 3. 7S-Wade Seiler (16.384); 4. 90-Riley Kreisel (16.392); 5. 31-Joe B. Miller (16.453); 6. 15D-Andrew Deal (16.575); 7. 54-Trey Gropp (16.805); 8. 73-Samuel Wagner (16.956); 9. 48-Craig Oakes (17.074); 10. 75-Broc Elliott (DNQ).

Group Qualifying Session Two (3 Laps):
1. 16-Anthony Nicholson (15.771); 2. 5D-Zach Daum (16.110); 3. 9X-Chad Goff (16.118); 4. 22-David Stephenson (16.240); 5. 73S-Lane Stone (17.005); 6. 101-Chuck McGillivray (17.033); 7. 65B-Quinton Benson (17.342); 8. 13-Grant Wresche (17.365); 9. 22X-Mike Mueller (17.643); 10. 54A-Keith Bolton (17.859).

Group Qualifying Session Three (3 Laps):
1. 5$-Danny Smith (16.055); 2. 9-Matt Moore (16.134); 3. 7JR-Warren Johnson (16.295); 4. 11W-Wyatt Burks (16.361); 5. 51-Mitchell Moore (16.396); 6. 49B-Ben Brown (16.769); 7. 6M-Christian Moore (16.948); 8. 97-Kevin Cummings (17.039); 9. 22P-Chase Porter (17.083); 10. 36E-Blake Edwards (DNQ).

Group Qualifying Session Four (3 Laps):
1. 5C-Colten Cottle (15.358); 2. 1-Mitch Wissmiller (15.504); 3. 1W-Paul White (16.053); 4. 24C-Craig Carroll (16.094); 5. 2-Zach Clark (16.250); 6. 37-Brian Beebe (16.406); 7. 52-JD Fry (16.414); 8. 99E-Bailey Elliott (16.528); 9. 21C-Chris Desselle (16.777).

Hinchman Racewear Heat One (8 laps):
1. 3C-Kyle Cummins (4); 2. 90-Riley Kreisel (1); 3. 7M-Chance Morton (3); 4. 31M-Joe B. Miller (5); 5. 15D-Andrew Deal (6); 6. 7S-Wade Seiler (2); 7. 54-Trey Gropp (7); 8. 73-Samuel Wagner (8); 9. 48-Craig Oakes (9); 10. 75-Broc Elliott (10)-DNS.

Bell Racing USA Heat Two (8 laps):
1. 9X-Chad Goff (2); 2. 16-Anthony Nicholson (4); 3. 5D-Zach Daum (3); 4. 22-David Stephenson (1); 5. 65B-Quinton Benson (7); 6. 101-Chuck McGillivray (6); 7. 73S-Lane Stone (5); 8. 13W-Grant Wresche (8); 9. 22X-Mike Mueller (9); 10. 59D-Keith Bolton (10).

Schure Built Suspension Heat Three (8 laps):
1. 11W-Wyatt Burks (1); 2. 7JR-Warren Johnson (2); 3. 9-Matt Moore (3); 4. 5$-Danny Smith (4); 5. 36E-Blake Edwards (10); 6. 97-Kevin Cummings (8); 7. 51-Mitchell Moore (5); 8. 22P-Chase Porter (9); 9. 6M-Christian Moore (7); 10. 49B-Ben Brown (6).

Wilwood Disc Brakes Heat Four (8 laps):
1. 1-Mitch Wissmiller (3); 2. 5C-Colten Cottle (4); 3. 1W-Paul White (2); 4. 37-Brian Beebe (6); 5. 2-Zach Clark (5); 6. 24C-Craig Carroll (1); 7. 99E-Bailey Elliott (8); 8. 21C-Chris Desselle (9); 9. 52-JD Fry (7).

High Side Design Qualifier One (10 Laps):
1. 90-Riley Kreisel (4); 2. 22-David Stephenson (1); 3. 3C-Kyle Cummins (6); 4. 15D-Andrew Deal (7); 5. 16-Anthony Nicholson (5); 6. 1W-Paul White (2); 7. 22X-Mike Mueller (12); 8. 7M-Chance Morton (3); 9. 7S-Wade Seiler (8); 10. 51-Mitchell Moore (10); 11. 13-Grant Wresche (11); 12. 54A-Keith Bolton (13); 13. 99B-Bailey Elliott (9).

Indy Race Parts Qualifier Two (10 Laps):
1. 65B-Quinton Benson (1); 2. 11W-Wyatt Burks (5); 3. 37-Brian Beebe (2); 4. 1-Mitch Wissmiller (5); 5. 5D-Zach Daum (3); 6. 54-Trey Gropp (9); 7. 101-Chuck McGillivray (8); 8. 7JR-Warren Johnson (4); 9. 6M-Christian Moore (12); 10. 21C-Chris Desselle (11); 11. 22P-Chase Porter (10); 12. 97-Kevin Cummins (7); 13. 49-Ben Brown (DNS).

Chalk Racing Stix Qualifier Three (10 Laps):
1. 9-Matt Moore (3); 2. 5C-Colten Cottle (5); 3. 9X-Chad Goff (6); 4. 5$-Danny Smith (1); 5. 36E-Blake Edwards (4); 6. 2-Zach Clark (7); 7. 24C-Craig Carroll (8); 8. 73-Samuel Wagner (10); 9. 73S-Lane Stone (9); 10. 48-Craig Oakes (11); 11. 52-JD Fry (12); 12. 31-Joe B. Miller (2); 13. 75-Broc Elliott (DNS).

Hoosier Tire B-Main One (10 laps):
1. 1W-Paul White (1); 2. 7M-Chance Morton (3); 3. 24C-Craig Carroll (4); 4. 51-Mitchell Moore (8); 5. 73-Samuel Wagner (6); 6. 6M-Christian Moore (7); 7. 59D-Keith Bolton (12); 8. 13W-Grant Wresche (11); 9. 22X-Mike Mueller (5); 10. 52-JD Fry (10); 11. 36E-Blake Edwards (2); 12. 97-Kevin Cummings (9); 13. 75-Broc Elliott (13)-DNS.

Speedway Motors B-Main Two (10 laps):
1. 7JR-Warren Johnson (1); 2. 7S-Wade Seiler (5); 3. 2-Zack Clark (2); 4. 54-Trey Gropp (3); 5. 101-Chuck McGillivray (4); 6. 21C-Chris Desselle (8); 7. 73S-Lane Stone (6); 8. 22P-Chase Porter (10); 9. 49B-Ben Brown (12); 10. 99E-Bailey Elliott (11); 11. 31M-Joe B. Miller (7)-DNS; 12. 48-Craig Oakes (9)-DNS.

POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints League Main Event (25 Laps):
1. 16-Anthony Nicholson (1); 2. 11W-Wyatt Burks (5); 3. 3C-Kyle Cummins (8); 4. 9-Matt Moore (3); 5. 90-Riley Kreisel (6); 6. 5C-Colten Cottle (7); 7. 5$-Danny Smith (12); 8. 5D-Zach Daum (14); 9. 15D-Andrew Deal (13); 10. 65B-Quinton Benson (10); 11. 9X-Chad Goff (4); 12. 7S-Wade Seiler (18); 13. 37-Brian Beebe (11); 14. 24C-Craig Carroll (19); 15. 2-Zach Clark (20); 16. 1W-Paul White (15); 17. 7JR-Warren Johnson (16); 18. 7M-Chance Morton (17); 19. 22-David Stephenson (9); 20. 1-Mitch Wissmiller (2).

Lap Leader(s): Moore 1, Nicholson 2, Wissmiller 3-9, Burks 10-19, Nicholson 20-25.
Hard Charger(s): Daum +6.

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16

Wise Rips to POWRi Career First

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Zeb Wise (POWRi Photo)

Wise Rips to POWRi Career First

Lewistown, IL - Zeb Wise of Angola, Indiana picked up his first career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Saturday night at Spoon River Speedway. Wise used a unique line on the high-banked 3/8 mile Spoon River Speedway to etch his name in the history books as the winner of the 32nd annual Tom Knowles Memorial.

Starting inside row three, Wise charged to the front battling through a field of heavy hitters including last night's winner at Jacksonville Speedway in the Herb Barlow Memorial, Logan Seavey. Coming to green, Zach Daum and current POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League point leader Tucker Klaasmeyer shared the front row.

Leading the opening lap, Daum jumped into the lead over Tucker Klaasmeyer and Tanner Carrick. After Carrick overtook Klaasmeyer for second and Daum for the lead, Wise continued to move forward ripping the top side mirroring Carrick's line, while Daum rolled the bottom. As Carrick caught lap traffic, Daum and Wise closed, and a blanket could be thrown over the top three. In a split second decision, Wise found some magic in the middle in turns one and two, allowing him to surge into the lead.

While Daum worked the bottom, a line he has used to win many races, including some Knowles Memorials of the past, Wise used his line to stay out front while bringing along Klaasmeyer to second. Coming to the line, Wise led Klaasmeyer, with Carrick in third. Klaasmeyer's second was another good point night as the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets have a handful of races left for 2018. Pole sitter Zach Daum took fourth with Tyler Barron in fifth. Ryan Robinson finished sixth with Sam Johnson in seventh. Leading POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Rookie of the Year candidate Karter Sarff took eighth, with Logan Seavey and Blake Carrick completing the top ten.

"When I went and split Carrick there, I found the middle in one and two and had a lot of grip coming off, so I used that to help me into turn three," said Zeb Wise. "I can't thank Tim, my dad, and Kevin enough. It was just those three this weekend, so tough week for them, but we got one done for them. I was just waiting for someone to show their nose on the bottom before moving down there. I got the lead up top in three and four. I felt like I had a pretty good car up there so I stayed and got it done."

Winner Zeb Wise (POWRi Photo)

"Zeb did a really good job," commented Tucker Klaasmeyer. "He found the top there early. It was a really fun race. Everyone got to look around a little bit. It would have been more fun if it was a 50-lapper. It was just a good time and a good race. We had a good car. I felt like we could have gone anywhere if the track would have changed. It was a good point night and everything is rolling in the trailer. Jay and a lot of guys on this team have experience winning championships, so they can teach me a lot. Just being smooth and making sure to finish all the races is what counts."

"When you lead that many laps, you're kind of just a sitting duck out front," stated Tanner Carrick. "I saw them on the bottom and moved to the bottom. Led a couple laps on the bottom and then decided to go back up top and drove it off the track, and fell back to fourth or fifth and then drove back up to third. Other than that, it felt pretty good. Just a sitting duck out front, I guess."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners:
Heat 1: 39BC - ZEB WISE,
Heat 2: 5D - ZACH DAUM,
Heat 3: 71K - TANNER CARRICK

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 39BC - ZEB WISE

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 39BC - ZEB WISE 2. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 3. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 4. 5D - ZACH DAUM 5. 11 - TYLER BARRON 6. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 7. 72 - SAM JOHNSON 8. 21KS - KARTER SARFF 9. 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY 10. 79 - BLAKE CARRICK 11. 14JR - HOLLEY HOLLAN 12. 5T - PRESLEY TRUEDSON 13. 7F - HARLEY HOLLAN 14. 75 - BRIAN STANFILL 15. 10C - DALTON CAMFIELD 16. 16C - DAVE CAMFIELD JR 17. 83B - JEFF BEASLEY 18. 51B - ADAM TAYLOR 19. 57 - MARIA COFER 20. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 21. 86C - DEVIN CAMFIELD

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Logan Seavey (POWRi Photo)

Seavey Victorious in Barlow Memorial at Jacksonville

Jacksonville, IL - Taking his fifth POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League victory of the 2018, and his first-career Herb Barlow Memorial win, Logan Seavey took the checkers first at Jacksonville Speedway over Tanner Carrick and Zeb Wise.

Starting outside the front row to Tanner Carrick, at the drop of the green flag Seavey fell in line as Carrick set a blistering pace. Quickly reaching lapped traffic, Carrick gradually worked through the traffic in an effort to maintain the lead, allowing Seavey to close. Nearing the halfway mark, Carrick's machine appeared to lose speed as the 71K Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports Toyota-powered Bullet by Spike caught some of the rougher parts of the high-banked quarter mile. With 18 laps down Carrick's left rear cut down, bringing out the caution and allowing Logan Seavey to assume the lead.

After entering the work area and getting a fresh left rear, Carrick returned to racing at the tail of the field. Seavey took off at the drop of the green flag and distanced himself from Zeb Wise, Jake Neuman, and Zach Daum. On lap 20, Brayton Lynch running in the top ten took a tumble down the back stretch, bringing the racing to a stop.

Returning to racing, Seavey led the field to green followed by Wise and Klaasmeyer. Daum took to the work area during the red to replace a tire and tagged the back of the field. With laps winding down, Tanner Carrick was knocking on the door of the top five. Closing in to the checkered, Carrick picked off cars until he was in second and closing on Seavey. But it was not enough time for Carrick to make a move to regain the lead.

Winner Logan Seavey (POWRi Photo)

Zeb Wise took third with Tucker Klaasmeyer in fourth. Holley Hollan took fifth, her first career top five with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League. Zach Daum took sixth with Jake Neuman in seventh. Aaron Schuck finished eighth with Karter Sarff and Sam Johnson rounding out the top ten.

"It was a really good run," commented Logan Seavey. "Obviously, I've got the best car here. I just had to take care of it with the way the racetrack was. You saw Tanner getting himself in trouble, just blowing the left rear off. You've got to get through the holes really precise and if you don't, well you saw what happened to Tanner. It was just one of those deals where you have to take care of your racecar more than anything. You've just got to take care of your car and not bounce through the holes and he just bounced through the holes a little much and that's what got him into trouble."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners:
Heat 1: 71K - TANNER CARRICK,
Heat 2: 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY,
Heat 3: 3N - JAKE NEUMAN

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY 2. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 3. 39BC - ZEB WISE 4. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 5. 14JR - HOLLEY HOLLAN 6. 5D - ZACH DAUM 7. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 8. 53 - AARON SCHUCK 9. 21KS - KARTER SARFF 10. 72 - SAM JOHNSON 11. 79 - BLAKE CARRICK 12. 57 - MARIA COFER 13. 91 - DANIEL ROBINSON 14. 16C - DAVE CAMFIELD, JR. 15. 1K - BRAYTON LYNCH 16. 86C - DEVIN CAMFIELD 17. 40 - ANDY HUSTON 18. 3B - SHELBY BOSIE 19. 3W - BRANDON WAELTI 20. 83B - JEFF BEASLEY 21. 10C - DALTON CAMFIELD 22. 5T - PRESLEY TRUEDSON 23. 97A - AUSTIN O'DELL 24. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 25. 23 - PATRICK RYAN

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Klaasmeyer Leads KKM Podium Sweep at Lake Ozark

Eldon, MO - Picking up his sixth POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League victory of 2018, Tucker Klaasmeyer led a Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports podium sweep at Lake Ozark Speedway. Starting outside the front row,

Klaasmeyer lead the opening lap over pole sitter Kyle Craker and Tyler Thomas in third. As the field began to search for grooves, the topside of the high-banked third mile appeared to be the quickest way around.

With four laps down, Kyle Craker caused the action to come to a stop after clipping the outside wall and flipping wildly. He was alright, but the damaged sustained to his machine was enough to sideline him for the remainder of the event. Resuming racing, Tanner Carrick hounded Klaasmeyer as Logan Seavey worked his way through the field from his eighth place starting position towards Tyler Thomas in third.

11 laps later, the caution flew again, this time for Karter Sarff who cut a right rear down. Stacking the field back up, Klaasmeyer again held off Carrick as Seavey searched for ground to gain on third place Tyler Thomas. Pushing into third and past Thomas, Seavey took the spot and with 23 laps down, Karsyn Elledge brought out the caution as her machine sat spun in turn four.

Returning to a two-lap shootout, Klaasmeyer deflected any chance that Carrick had at the lead, as Seavey slipped past Carrick for second. Tyler Thomas finished fourth with Ryan Robinson in fifth.

"That was a really fun race," commented Tucker Klaasmeyer. "I was starting to get a little nervous on needing to make a late race lane change, but I just felt too good up there to change anything. I could put that thing anywhere tonight. Al had that thing on lock. This is awesome. Picking up six wins in a year and leading the points this late in the year is great. Getting them all throughout the year and not just one patch throughout the season is nice. I'm looking forward to next week."

"Overall, the track crew gave us a great racetrack tonight, so hat's off to them," said Logan Seavey. "Once again, the KKM sweep the podium of the show. This shows how good these racecars are. They're so fun to drive and on a good racetrack like this with two grooves, it makes it a lot of fun. We all basically run identical racecars and are all trying to rip the fence. It's tough to gain ground when it's your teammates you're racing against."
"It was a pretty good weekend," stated Tanner Carrick. "A good start to six nights of racing for us. We'll get ready for the next four nights and see if we can carry this momentum into it."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners:
Heat 1: 71 - RYAN ROBINSON,
Heat 2: 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER,
Heat 3: 85 - KYLE CRAKER

Toyota Semi Feature Winner: 7M - CHANCE MORTON

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (25 laps):

1. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 2. 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY 3. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 4. 91T - TYLER THOMAS 5. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 6. 67K - HOLLY SHELTON 7. 5D - ZACH DAUM 8. 57 - MARIA COFER 9. 79 - BLAKE CARRICK 10. 4M - MICHELLE DECKER 11. 72 - SAM JOHNSON 12. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 13. 28 - KORY SCHUDY 14. 42 - HANK DAVIS 15. 14JR - HOLLEY HOLLAN 16. 83 - KARSYN ELLEDGE 17. 56X - ANDREW FELKER 18. 7JR - JD BLACK 19. 21KS - KARTER SARFF 20. 7F - AUSTIN BROWN 21. 85 - KYLE CRAKER 22. 7M - CHANCE MORTON

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KKM Podium Sweep at Lake Ozark Speedway

Eldon, MO - When the dust settled at the conclusion of the 25-lap POWRi Lucas Oil National and West Midget League feature event at Lake Ozark Speedway, Keith Kunz Curb Agajanian Motorsports took a clean podium sweep with Logan Seavey leading the charge over Tucker Klaasmeyer and Tanner Carrick.

On the opening lap, Tucker Klaasmeyer lead the charge, narrowly leading the field to the stripe over Kyle Craker. As the field thinned out, Tanner Carrick mounted a charge on the brim of the sweeping 1/3rd mile following a restart on lap four and took over from Klaasmeyer, only to be docked a position for dropping out of line on the restart.

With Klaasmeyer back out front and Carrick in second, Logan Seavey locked in behind the duo and found a unique line in three and four that allowed him to propel past Carrick and then onto Klaasmeyer. With five laps remaining, Seavey made his move past Klaasmeyer off turn four and powered into the lead. Coming to the checkered, Klaasmeyer and Carrick followed Seavey, resulting in a podium sweep for Keith Kunz Curb/Agajanian Motorsports and Toyota. Kory Schudy took fourth with Sam Johnson in fifth.

"Early I was struggling really bad, just fighting the racetrack," commented Logan Seavey. "I made as many adjustments as I could with the shocks and was able to really get going there about halfway. It took a while for the race to get a rhythm and get going. It seemed like the longer the green went, the better my car got. I found the middle there and it was the only place I could get any speed through three and four. Just getting through the bumps right was key. Luckily that late yellow stacked us back up and gave me a shot at the lead. You're kind of a sitting duck when you're leading the race and the track changes like that and a different line comes in."

Winner Logan Seavey (POWRi Photo)

"I felt really good in the beginning," stated Tucker Klaasmeyer. "I felt really good once I went to the top in one and two. I was kind of a sitting duck in three and four. I thought I was on to something but it didn't work as long as I hoped it would. Once he got around me, I started hitting the bottom on entry and it felt like it was really good at that point. Second is good. It was a good point night."

"I think I had the lead about five, six different times and had to give it back because of yellows and the red. Then I got the lead and led 15 laps or something like that and they penalized me on the start. That's racing. You get calls on you and sometimes you should and sometimes you shouldn't. We have a long week ahead of us with five nights of racing. We'll be back tomorrow night and then we head to Indy for the Indy race for two days and then Friday at Jacksonville and Saturday at Spoon River."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners:
Heat 1: 91T - TYLER THOMAS,
Heat 2: 85 - KYLE CRAKER,
Heat 3: 71K - TANNER CARRICK

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (25 laps):
1. 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY 2. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 3. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 4. 28 - KORY SCHUDY 5. 72 - SAM JOHNSON 6. 67K - HOLLY SHELTON 7. 21KS - KARTER SARFF 8. 79 - BLAKE CARRICK 9. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 10. 85 - KYLE CRAKER 11. 4M - MICHELLE DECKER 12. 42 - HANK DAVIS 13. 57 - MARIA COFER 14. 81 - CHASE PORTER 15. 83 - KARSYN ELLEDGE 16. 7F - AUSTIN BROWN 17. 30T - TYLER VANTOLL 18. 14JR - HOLLEY HOLLAN 19. 7JR - JD BLACK 20. 721 - BRENDAN WISELEY 21. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 22. 91T - TYLER THOMAS 23. 5D - ZACH DAUM 24. 56X - MARK CHISHOLM 25. 7M - CHANCE MORTON

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KTJ Makes it Three in 2018 with Fourth Annual Camfield Memorial Win

Macon, IL - In a race that kept fans on the edge of their seat, Kevin Thomas, Jr. claimed his third win of 2018 with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, the Fourth Annual Rich Camfield Memorial. Thomas Jr.'s other two wins include his sweep of POWRi's Inaugural Sunshine State Midget Challenge in Florida.
Starting outside row three, Thomas, Jr. had his work cut out for him when the green flag flew as pole sitter Tanner Carrick set a blistering pace with Tyler Thomas and Zach Daum in tow. Enduring a series of cautions, Carrick maintained a health lead for a majority of the race all the way until heavy lap traffic with a handful of laps to go.

As battles through the field were thick, Thomas, Jr. caught Carrick and narrowly edged him for the lead after picking the better line, taking control with three to go. Winning by a couple car lengths, Thomas, Jr.'s Petry Motorsports Toyota-powered Spike edged Tanner Carrick with fellow Petry Motorsports teammate Jerry Coons, Jr. rounding out the podium. Tyler Thomas took fourth with Petry Motorsports' Jason McDougal in fifth.

"That was awesome," commented Kevin Thomas, Jr. "I've never actually got to run a feature here at Macon. They did a little bit of track work there and kind of dried it off and it made for a hell of a race. I've got to thank Bob Sargent for that, having the balls to come out there and do that and take a chance on the racetrack. It's fun to be back out here in the Petry car. I think we've won three out of four races that we've been together. It's really fun working with everybody and thanks to Scott Petry for letting me run this weekend. The state of Illinois has treated me well today."

"It's just tough when you've got the lead and you're a sitting duck out there behind the lap cars," stated Tanner Carrick. "I'll take a second place any day and we'll go on to tomorrow, my favorite track. Hopefully we can get another win there."

"That was pretty exciting," said Jerry Coons, Jr. "I tried to take half the field out early in the race in turn four and fell back to around eighth, so I had my work cut out for me. Terry and the guys have this Petry Motorsports car working well and I just kept digging. But, like I said, I made a big mistake down there and it cost us a lot of track position. Who knows, we had a pretty good racecar there and if we would have gotten into traffic, we might have had a shot at it, but we'll come home with third."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners:
Heat 1: 35 - KEVIN THOMAS, JR.,
Heat 2: 91T - TYLER THOMAS,
Heat 3: 15 - JASON MCDOUGAL,
Heat 4: 5D - ZACH DAUM

Toyota Semi Feature Winner: 91 - DANIEL ROBINSON

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 35 - KEVIN THOMAS, JR.

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 35 - KEVIN THOMAS, JR. 2. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 3. 25 - JERRY COONS, JR. 4. 91T - TYLER THOMAS 5. 15 - JASON MCDOUGAL 6. 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY 7. 5D - ZACH DAUM 8. 97 - MARIA COFER 9. 55 - NICK KNEPPER 10. 91 - DANIEL ROBINSON 11. 21KS - KARTER SARFF 12. 88 - TYLER NELSON 13. 37 - TERRY BABB 14. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 15. 39BC - ZEB WISE 16. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 17. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 18. 9K - KYLE SCHUETT 19. 77W - JOEY WIRTH 20. 50 - DANIEL ADLER 21. 72 - SAM JOHNSON 22. 67F - KYLE O'GARA 23. 51B - ADAM TAYLOR 24. 16C - DAVID CAMFIELD

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