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BELLEVILLE, ILL. (May 10, 2019) - Leading from start-to-finish, Austin Brown of nearby Millstadt, Illinois was the hometown hero on Friday night as he dominated Belle-Clair Speedway for an impressive triumph in the 28th annual "Knepper Memorial." The wire-to-wire score aboard his BOSS Chassis, Toyota Racing No. 17 marked the fifth-career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League victory for Brown.

Earning the pole position via a strong sixth-to-first heat race win, Brown took the green flag for the 30-lapper with 16-year old Cannon McIntosh of Bixby, Oklahoma to his outside in the Dave Mac Motorsports, Spike/Toyota No. 08. Brown immediately shot to the lead as McIntosh fell back and three-time POWRi Midgets champion, Zach Daum, moved into second aboard his Daum Motorsports, Eagle/Toyota No. 5D.

With lap traffic looming, Daum and Tucker Klaasmeyer, the defending Knepper Memorial winner, were hot on the heels of Brown and ready to challenge. However, a lap 11 caution bunched the field back up and allowed Brown to sneak away while a frenzy ensued behind him with Daum, Klaasmeyer, McIntosh, and Carrick all squaring off.

Brown continued to pace the field while the battle raged for second with multiple position swaps between Daum and McIntosh. A red flag for top-ten running Tyler Thomas on lap 24 followed by a three-car tangle on the final lap between Tucker Klaasmeyer, Logan Seavey and Tanner Carrick shuffled the line up in the late stages.

On the final green-white-checkered restart, Brown quickly pulled away while Daum and McIntosh's battle reached the boiling point. As Brown came out of turn four to take the double checkered flags, Daum and McIntosh collided and tangled at the apex, both halting to a stop and bringing a chaotic conclusion to the 30-lapper.

Nonetheless, it was Austin Brown's night, as the native of nearby Millstadt, Illinois picked up his fifth-career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League victory in dominating fashion. As he climbed atop the BOSS/Toyota No. 17 following his wire-to-wire run, a standing ovation and roaring applause greeted the new winner of the "Knepper Memorial."

Escaping the wreckage of the final corner and leaving with a career-best second-place finish was California's Jesse Colwell aboard the Keith Kunz Motorsports, KKM Giveback Classic, Bullet/Toyota No. 71. Rounding out the podium with another career-best finish was Oklahoma's Ace McCarthy, who hauled from 17th-to-third in the Jim Neuman Racing, Two-Eight Drilling No. 28.

Finishing fourth-from-16th was Oklahoma's Kaylee Bryson in the Dave Mac Motorsports, Spike/Toyota No. 11B and taking fifth-from-21st was Jake Neuman of New Berlin, Illinois in his No. 3N entry. Closing out the top ten at Belle-Clair was Nick Hoffman making his POWRi debut in sixth, rookie Daison Pursley claiming a solid seventh, Nick Knepper nabbing an eighth, Presley Truedson charging to ninth, and Chance Morton moving from 23rd-to-tenth.

Tomorrow night, the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League marches on to the "Mighty" Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois. Joined by the POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Outlaw Micros, the gates are slated to open at 1:00 PM with driver registration from 3:00 PM to 5:15 PM followed by hot laps at 6:00 PM. Fans catch watch LIVE on!

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Smith Titanium Heat One (8 Laps):

1. 9-Daison Pursley, Locust Grove, OK (1); 2. 71-Jesse Colwell, Red Bluff, CA (4); 3. 11B-Kaylee Bryson, Muskogee, OK (3); 4. 97K-Jesse Love, Redwood City, CA (7); 5. 7M-Chance Morton, Coweta, OK (5); 6. 1T-Thomas Chandler (2); 7. 50-Daniel Adler, St. Louis, MO (6).

Keizer Wheels Heat Two (8 Laps):

1. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (2); 2. 21KS-Nick Hoffman, Mooresville, NC (4); 3. 67K-Holley Hollan, Broken Arrow, OK (3); 4. 103-Broc Hunnell, Eolia, MO (5); 5. 30T-Tyler Vantoll, Belleville, IL (6); 6. 5H-Ryan Mueller, Wildwood, MO (7); 7. 3N-Jake Neuman, New Berlin, IL (1).

Saldana Racing Products Heat Three (8 Laps):

1. 08-Cannon McIntosh, Bixby, OK (5); 2. 11-Daniel Robinson, Ewing, IL (2); 3. 97A-Austin O'Dell, Rochester, IL (3); 4. 22-Andy Malpocker, St. Charles, MO (7); 5. 8M-Kade Morton, Coweta, OK (4); 6. 35-Tyler Robbins, Collinsville, IL (1); 7. 17C-Devin Camfield, Decatur, IL (6).

Rod End Supply Heat Four (8 Laps):

1. 71K-Tanner Carrick, Lincoln, CA (2); 2. 67-Logan Seavey, Sutter, CA (3); 3. 5D-Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL (7); 4. 55-Nick Knepper, Belleville, IL (6); 5. 28-Ace McCarthy, Tahlequah, OK (4); 6. 16C-Dave Camfield Jr. (1); 7. 20G-Noah Gass, Mounds, OK (5).

Racing Electronics Heat Five (8 Laps):

1. 17-Austin Brown, Millstadt, IL (6); 2. 91T-Tyler Thomas, Collinsville, OK (3); 3. 3B-Shelby Bosie, Sherman, IL (4); 4. 5T-Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN (1); 5. 5-Danny Frye III, St. Peters, MO (5); 6. 86C-Dalton Camfield, Decatur, IL (2).

Toyota Racing B-Main (12 Laps):

1. 28-Ace McCarthy (9); 2. 67K-Holley Hollan (1); 3. 5T-Presley Truedson (5); 4. 30T-Tyler Vantoll (4); 5. 3N-Jake Neuman (18); 6. 20G-Noah Gass (17); 7. 35-Tyler Robbins (13); 8. 50-Daniel Adler (15); 9. 5-Danny Frye III (7); 10. 17C-Devin Camfield (16); 11. 1T-Thomas Chandler (11); 12. 5H-Ryan Mueller (10); 13. 103-Broc Hunnell (3); 14. 16C-Dave Camfield Jr. (14); 15. 86C-Dalton Camfield (12); 16. 97A-Austin O'Dell (2); 17. 7M-Chance Morton (6); 18. 8M-Kade Morton (8).

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Main Event (30 Laps):

1. 17-Austin Brown (1); 2. 71-Jesse Colwell (6); 3. 28-Ace McCarthy (17); 4. 11B-Kaylee Bryson (16); 5. 3N-Jake Neuman (21); 6. 21KS-Nick Hoffman (7); 7. 9-Daison Pursley (8); 8. 55-Nick Knepper (15); 9. 5T-Presley Truedson (19); 10. 7M-Chance Morton (23); 11. 67K-Holley Hollan (18); 12. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer (4); 13. 71K-Tanner Carrick (5); 14. 67-Logan Seavey (9); 15. 5D-Zach Daum (3); 16. 08-Cannon McIntosh (2); 17. 91T-Tyler Thomas (10); 18. 3B-Shelby Bosie (14); 19. 97K-Jesse Love (11); 20. 11-Daniel Robinson (13); 21. 22-Andy Malpocker (12); 22. 30T-Tyler Vantoll (20); 23. 20G-Noah Gass (22).

Lap Leader(s): Brown 1-30.
Hard Charger(s): Neuman +16

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Backing up a dominant performance from the previous night, Logan Seavey doubled down and took a second consecutive Turnpike Challenge victory. Seavey's second Turnpike Challenge POWRi Lucas Oil National & West Midget League victory came again at I-44 Riverside Speedway.

Starting inside the second row behind Cannon McIntosh and Jerry Coons, Jr., Seavey fell in behind Jerry Coons at the start of the race. Coons, Jr. looked to have the upper hand early on until coming up on lap traffic in which Ace McCarthy spun and Coons, Jr. took a direct hit, crushing his hopes of a Turnpike Challenge victory.

Benefitting from Coons, Jr.'s misfortune, Seavey took command of the top position and never looked back. Shortly after midway, a strong Tyler Thomas moved into the second position with Christopher Bell in tow. A much different night than last night for Thomas, switching to a backup machine paid dividends to the Oklahoman, as he was able to not only place on the podium, but also fend off Christopher Bell's advances for the second position.

Bell was forced to settle for second as Thomas took second behind Seavey, while Tucker Klaasmeyer improved one position from the previous night to take fourth. Jake Neuman finished fifth.

"Being that tonight was a lot smoother than last night, I didn't have to work so hard to get up front in the feature," commented Logan Seavey. "Once we got up front, this thing was just so good. Another really physical race track, you're out of breath bouncing through the holes. It makes it really fun, gives it a lot of character. I can't thank the KKM team for the opportunity and Toyota and Mobil 1 for backing me. It's always fun when you can race your teammates close like that. I knew I just couldn't make mistakes."

"It feels really good," stated Tyler Thomas. "After last night we didn't feel like we were as strong as we could be. It's uncharacteristic for us run in the back like that so we decided to make a change with the car and pull the backup down and it was obviously the right decision. My dad did a really good job setting it up tonight and this Toyota power plant was really good. Spike Chassis, Advanced Racing Suspensions, Engler Machine and Tool, all these guys help us run up front."

"It was tough," said Christopher Bell. "Obviously the beginning of the night didn't go as planned. The track was really tough. It got pretty rough getting into turn one. It made it interesting. Thank you to the fans for coming out and hopefully we put a good show on tomorrow."



Speed Sport C-Main Winner: 20G - NOAH GASS


Toyota Semi Feature Winner: 28 - ACE MCCARTHY, 5D - ZACH DAUM

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY 2. 91T - TYLER THOMAS 3. 21 - CHRISTOPHER BELL 4. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 5. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 6. 56 - ALEX BRIGHT 7. 9 - DAISON PURSLEY 8. 71 - JESSE COLWELL 9. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 10. 44S - ANDREW FELKER 11. 25 - JERRY COONS JR 12. 5D - ZACH DAUM 13. 15 - COLE BODINE 14. 67K - HOLLEY HOLLAN 15. 52 - BLAKE HAHN 16. 35 - STERLING CLING 17. 08 - CANNON MCINTOSH 18. 10 - MATT SHERRELL 19. 14X - JODY ROSENBOOM 20. 39BC - ZEB WISE 21. 21H - BRADY BACON 22. 11B - KAYLEE BRYSON 23. 28 - ACE MCCARTHY

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Seavey Dethrones Bell at I-44

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - In what was a fairytale ending for Logan Seavey, the Californian was finally able to hold off Christopher Bell and end a streak that may very well go down in history unmatched. Bell looked to go 10 for 10 in Turnpike Challenge competition, but Seavey had other hopes and took his first career Turnpike Challenge victory with the POWRi Lucas Oil National & West Midget League.

Starting on the pole, Seavey led the field to green at I-44 Riverside Speedway, sharing the front row with eventual third place finisher, Hank Davis. While Bell started deep in the field in 14th, he immediately went to work and was up to fifth by mid-way. As Seavey meticulously worked the track and navigated traffic, Bell continued to push forward.
Earning every inch of real estate he took, Bell battled past Blake Hahn and with six to go and set his sights on Hank Davis for second. As the laps wound down, Bell worked past Davis and set Seavey in his crosshairs. With only a handful of laps remaining, it was up to both drivers to minimize any mistakes in hopes of capturing victory. Coming to the white flag, it looked like Bell might have a shot, but Seavey proved to be too strong.

In as many as the previous two seasons, Seavey has tried to dethrone Bell, most recently in 2018's Turnpike Challenge in which Seavey took runner up both nights. In 2019, at least one night will go home with a driver besides Bell. Hank Davis finished in third after starting outside the front row, while Blake Hahn advanced to fourth. Zeb Wise completed the top five.

"I'm glad he was able to get up there and at least race me, even if it was only for a lap," stated Logan Seavey. "It wouldn't have felt as good if he didn't get second and at least give me a shot for the lead. It's cool to know we beat him straight up. We tried for so long. I have to thank the Chris Bell fan on the backstretch because the harder he cheered, I knew he was getting close and I knew I had to hit my marks on the bottom. It's just so tough to beat this guy and hopefully we can get it done again tomorrow."

"I'm glad we were able to put on a show for the fans," said Christopher Bell. "Obviously I'm disappointed to break the streak, but you can't win them all and to run second to my teammate who has been pushing me around for a couple of these races is good. The racetrack was really hard, very technical and fun to race. Ultimately, just stated too far back."

"It's pretty unreal," commented Hank Davis. "Yes, we got beat, but those are probably the best two to get beat by. I couldn't be more happy, honestly. We've been struggling with motor and brakes this weekend and just kind of tough to get going. If we could get a good restart, we might have been able to hang, but we just got our doors blown off."

Racing Electronics Heat Race Winners:
Heat 1: 91T - TYLER THOMAS,
Heat 2: 44S - ANDREW FELKER,
Heat 3: F5 - TYE MINOCKO,
Heat 4: 17E - BLAKE EDWARDS,
Heat 5: 44 - WESLEY SMITH,
Heat 6: 25 - JERRY COONS JR,
Heat 7: 52 - BLAKE HAHN

Speed Sport C-Main Winner: 84M - ALEX DECAMP

Bell Qualifier Winners: 69K - HOLLEY HOLLAN, 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY, 95 - CHRIS ANDREWS, 32 - TREY MARCHAM

Toyota Semi Feature Winner: 9 - DAISON PURSLEY, 71K - TANNER CARRICK

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY 2. 21 - CHRISTOPHER BELL 3. 42 - HANK DAVIS 4. 52 - BLAKE HAHN 5. 39BC - ZEB WISE 6. 95 - CHRIS ANDREWS 7. 25 - JERRY COONS JR 8. 71 - JESSE COLWELL 9. 21H - BRADY BACON 10. 32 - TREY MARCHAM 11. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 12. 28 - ACE MCARTHY 13. 9 - DAISON PURSLEY 14. 44 - WESLEY SMITH 15. 56 - ALEX BRIGHT 16. 44S - ANDREW FELKER 17. 91T - TYLER THOMAS 18. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 19. 21KS -KARTER SARFF 20. 5D - ZACH DAUM 21. 69K - HOLLEY HOLLAN 22. 11B - KAYLEE BRYSON 23. 08 - CANNON MCINTOSH

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Winner Christopher Bell (Jessica Edmiston Photography Photo)

Sapulpa, Oklahoma - Heading into the Sixth Annual Turnpike Challenge featuring POWRi Lucas Oil National and West Midget League competition, Christopher Bell would have been a safe bet for the victor heading into tonight's race at Creek County Speedway. And that safe money bet would have paid off; Christopher Bell is now nine for nine in Turnpike Competition.

While the opening night of four straight nights of racing presented a challenge, as this was the inaugural visit of the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League to Creek County Speedway, Bell proved he is always up for a challenge as he took a dominating heat race win. Ever determined, Bell set his sights on the ultimate prize, another Turnpike Challenge victory.

Starting inside row two, Bell immediately jumped to second and set his sights on race leader and pole sitter, Tanner Carrick. As the duo approached traffic, Bell showed his hand and tossed a slider at Carrick, but Carrick returned. Another circuit later and heading into turn one, both Carrick and Bell went for the same real estate on the bottom and their Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports entries collided, sending Carrick to an abrupt stop.

With Bell inheriting the lead, the race was his to lose. Enduring several yellows and one red flag, Bell held off a determined Zeb Wise and later fended off a late race charge by Logan Seavey. As the laps wound down, Seavey's determination to get past Bell got the best of him, allowing Wise to regain control of the second position. Seavey took third with Tyler Thomas in fourth. Defending POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League champion Tucker Klaasmeyer rounded out the top five after charging to the front from deep in the field starting in the 23rd position.

"That was a lot of fun," said Christopher Bell. "I felt really bad about me and Carrick getting together getting into turn one. I had no idea he was to the inside of me there, just racing with lap traffic. This track was tough. The ledge got built up really tall so it was very difficult to go up there and run consistent laps. I've just got to say thanks to Keith, Pete, Big Al, Chuckie, and everyone that works on these things. They do a really great job. Obviously, we have really fast racecars to drive, so that makes my job easier."

"I knew Chris was going to be the star of the show and that's who we have to beat," Zeb Wise commented. "Near mid race we were kind of hanging with him and then Seavey got by me. We were able to get Seavey picked back off there at the end but just not enough laps. These Clauson Marshall guys had the Drive2Save Lives Sun Dollar 39BC hooked up tonight. They worked their butt off for me and to stand up here on the podium is pretty special."

"I'm just disappointed," stated Logan Seavey. "I had such a good racecar. I drove up to second and then I just didn't run very good laps. I had a good run on him one time and should have thrown a slider, but didn't. I just kept missing the bottom in one and two and then that was about it for me. These guys brought me such a good racecar and it fires me up since it seems like I'm always racing Christopher for the win in these and we have three more nights to give it a go."

Midgets Racing Electronics Heat Race Winners:
Heat 3: 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY,
Heat 5: 21KS - KARTER SARFF,
Heat 6: 8 - ALEX SEWELL,

Speed Sport C-Main Winner: 17Z - ZAC MOODY


Toyota Semi Feature Winners: 67K - HOLLEY HOLLAN, 21KS - KARTER SARFF

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 21 - CHRISTOPHER BELL

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 21 - CHRISTOPHER BELL 2. 39BC - ZEB WISE 3. 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY 4. 91T - TYLER THOMAS 5. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 6. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 7. 18 - TONY BRUCE JR 8. 25 - JERRY COONS JR 9. 21KS - KARTER SARFF 10. 47BC - ANDREW LAYSER 11. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 12. 21H - BRADY BACON 13. 5D - ZACH DAUM 14. 52 - BLAKE HAHN 15. 08 - CANNON MCINTOSH 16. 44S - ANDREW FELKER 17. 67K - HOLLEY HOLLAN 18. 8J - JONATHAN BEASON 19. 28 - ACE MCCARTHY 20. 15 - COLE BODINE 21. 42 - HANK DAVIS 22. 32 - TREY MARCHAM 23. 91 - KEVIN BAYER 24. 44 - WESLEY SMITH

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BELL Earns 50th Midget Feature WIN at POWRi Southern Illinois Shootout

MARION, Ill. (October 20, 2018) - Christopher Bell took the lead on lap 13 and led the final 28 circuits to earn his 50th career national midget feature victory at the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League's Southern Illinois Shootout at the Southern Illinois Raceway in Marion. All 50 of Bell's victories have come with Toyota.

The 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion has six midget feature wins this season, including his second consecutive Chili Bowl Nationals title. The victory is the 37th national midget feature win for a Toyota-powered driver in 2018.

Zach Daum started from the pole and immediately moved out to the lead with Logan Seavey sliding into second. Daum's lead would be short-lived, though, after being caught in a lap four incident that would drop him to the tail end of the field, with Seavey assuming the lead and Bell quickly moving into second after starting from the eight spot.

Three additional yellow flags would slow the action down through lap 11 as Seavey continued to lead Bell, followed by Alex Bright and Jonathan Beason.

Seavey maintained his lead on the lap 12 re-start, but Bell stayed right with him and then made his move for the lead on lap 13. As the race passed the midway point, the lead duo eventually pulled away to make it a two-car race. Bell would maintain the top spot, but Seavey stayed right with him.

A late yellow would create a seven-lap dash to the finish, but Bell simply checked out on the restart, opening up a comfortable lead on the way to his milestone 50th win. Seavey would finish second to make it a Toyota one-two finish for the second consecutive night. They were joined in the top 10 by teammates Tanner Carrick in sixth and Holly Shelton in tenth.

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Winner Kyle Cummins (RedLined Photography Photo)


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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)


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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