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Winner Tyler Courtney (POWRi Photo)


LINCOLN, ILL. (August 16, 2019) - Although hard to believe, Tyler Courtney's impressive bid on Friday night at Lincoln Speedway marked only the second POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League win of his career. Leading 28 of 30 laps, "Sunshine" overcame a hectic early-race battle and fought off Logan Seavey in the late stages to park his Clauson-Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink, Spike/SR-11 No. 17BC in victory lane.

Creating excitement from the drop of the green flag, fans witnessed a nail-biting three-wide battle as C.J. Leary, Tyler Courtney and Logan Seavey immediately went all-out for the top spot. As the duo went to war, Leary laid down low as Courtney crept through the middle and Seavey screamed around the top, but it was Courtney's No. 17BC who found the advantage at the stripe on lap one.

A near-disastrous bobble on the cushion in turn four almost sent Courtney into the fence, but a miraculous save saw him set it back down and slip to third as Leary led the second circuit with Seavey close behind. Quickly recovering, Courtney came charging back and found his way back to the top spot by lap four when a pair of cautions for Cannon McIntosh and Ace McCarthy soon followed.

While Courtney ran away in command on the ensuing restart, the action heated up for second as Leary and Seavey continually went at each other's throats. A caution at the halfway mark restacked the field, but the yellow flew again shortly as fourth-place running Tucker Klaasmeyer stalled his No. 27 while in the midst of a frantic fight for position with Tyler Thomas and Zeb Wise.

Ready to show his cards, Seavey came gunning for Courtney on the restart as the No. 17BC went low and Seavey stuck his Keith Kunz-Curb Agajanian Motorsports, Mobil 1, Bullet/Toyota No. 67 to the high side. Approaching Courtney in the closing stages, Seavey launched a lap 25 slider into turn one as the duo saw the five to go signal, however, Courtney immediately crossed him over and found another gear as he pulled away.

Primed to collect his winnings, Courtney was a quarter-mile away from the checkered flag when the red flag for Ace McCarthy halted the hot and heavy action. Restarting with a green-white-checkered on tap, Courtney nailed it and hauled away from Seavey, ending all doubt in this Friday feature.

Leading 28 of the 30 laps, Tyler Courtney's triumph marked his second-career victory with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League. His other win coming at Lucas Oil Speedway in May of 2017, this Lincoln Speedway score was an impressive one for the Indianapolis, Ind. native aboard the Clauson-Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink, Spike/SR-11 No. 17BC.

Logan Seavey of Sutter, Calif. once again finished in second-place at Lincoln Speedway, this time trailing Courtney to the line after chasing Christopher Bell to the stripe in June. Zeb Wise followed his Thursday triumph at Fairbury with a third-place effort in his Clauson-Marshall Racing, Driven 2 Save Lives, Spike/SR-11 No. 39BC.

Closing out the top ten at Lincoln was C.J. Leary in the fourth-spot aboard his Lucas Oil Products, Ripper/SR-11 No. 21KS, Tyler Thomas of Collinsville, Okla. in the fifth position, a hard-charging Holley Hollan in sixth-from-18th aboard her SIRIUSXM No. 67, Tanner Thorson in the seventh spot, Andrew Layser in eighth, Zach Daum in ninth and Jesse Colwell in tenth.

The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League concludes their tripleheader weekend tomorrow night at the "Mighty" Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill. alongside the POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Outlaw Micro League.

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Auto Meter Heat One (8 Laps):
1 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (1); 2. 08-Cannon McIntosh, Bixby, OK (2); 3. 9-Daison Pursley, Locust Grovce, OK (3); 4. 97K-Jesse Love, Redwood City, CA (5); 5. 98-Tanner Thorson, Minden, NV (6); 6. 71-Jesse Colwell, Red Bluff, CA (8); 7. 47BC-Andrew Layser, Collegeville, PA (4); 8. 3N-Jake Neuman, New Berlin, IL (7); DNS, 8-Adam Taylor, Shorewood, IL.

KSE Racing Products Heat Two (8 Laps):
1. 67-Logan Seavey, Sutter, CA (2); 2. 71K-Tanner Carrick, Lincoln, CA (3); 3. 17BC-Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (7); 4. 5D-Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL (1); 5. 67K-Holley Hollan, Broken Arrow, OK (4); 6. 88-Robert Dalby, Anaheim, CA (8); 7. 3B-Shelby Bosie, Sherman, IL (9); 8. 86C-David Camfield, Decatur, IL (5); 9. 97A-Austin O'Dell, Rochester, IL (6);

Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat Three (8 Laps):
1.91T-Tyler Thomas, Collinsville, OK (2); 2. 21KS-C.J. Leary, Greenfield, IN (5); 3. 39BC-Zeb Wise, Angola, IN (7); 4. 21MC-Maria Cofer, Macdoel, CA (4); 5. 11-Daniel Robinson, Ewing, IL (8); 6. 17C-Devin Camfield, Decatur, IL (3); 7. 57-Mark McMahill, Peoria, IL (9); 8. 28-Ace McCarthy, Tahlquah, OK (6); 9. 25-Steve Buckwalter, Royersford, PA (1).

Rod End Supply B-Main (12 Laps / 6 Transfer):
1. 3N-Jake Neuman (6); 2. 67K-Holley Hollan (1); 3. 3B-Shelby Bosie (2); 4. 47BC-Andrew Layser (5); 5. 28-Ace McCarthy (7); 6. 86C-David Camfield (8); 7. 97A-Austin O'Dell (10); 8. 57-Mark McMahill (4); 9. 8-Adam Taylor (9); 10. 17C-Devin Camfield (3); 11. 25-Steve Buckwalter (11).

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Main Event (30 Laps):
1. 17BC-Tyler Courtney (2); 2. 67-Logan Seavey (4); 3. 39BC-Zeb Wise (3); 4. 21KS-C.J. Leary (1); 5. 91T-Tyler Thomas (5); 6. 67K-Holley Hollan (18); 7. 98-Tanner Thorson (13); 8. 47BC-Andrew Layser (20); 9. 5D-Zach Daum (16); 10. 71-Jesse Colwell (14); 11. 9-Daison Pursley (10); 12. 3N-Jake Neuman (17); 13. 88-Robert Dalby (15); 14. 11-Daniel Robinson (9); 15. 97K-Jesse Love (11); 16. 86C-David Camfield (22); 17. 21MC-Maria Cofer (12); 18. 28-Ace McCarthy (21); 19. 3B-Shelby Bosie (19); 20. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer (6); 21. 71K-Tanner Carrick (7); 22. 08-Cannon McIntosh (8).
Lap Leader(s): Courtney 1; Leary 2-3; Courtney 4-30.
Hard Charger(s): Hollan +12; Layser +12.

Winner Tyler Courtney (POWRi Photo)

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Winner Zeb Wise (POWRi Photo)



FAIRBURY, ILL. (August 15, 2019) - Adding his second-career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League victory on Thursday night, Zeb Wise of Angola, Ind. wheeled the Clauson-Marshall Racing, Driven 2 Save Lives, Spike/SR-11 No. 39BC to the win on Thursday night at Fairbury American Legion Speedway.

Starting from the outside pole, Wise took the green flag alongside PAC Racing Springs High Point Man, Thomas Meseraull. Sliding across turns one and two in front of Wise, Meseraull made an immediate bid for control of the lead, but Wise was too quick with the crossover as he snuck down and drove back by the No. 7X to lead the opening circuit.

Heading straight for the cushion, Wise rocketed away in the early stages as his Clauson-Marshall teammate, Tyler Courtney, made his way into the second spot with a pass on Meseraull. While Courtney set his sights on Wise out front, Logan Seavey of Sutter, Calif. was the hard charger storming through the field aboard his Keith Kunz-Curb Agajanian Motorsports, Mobil 1, Bullet/Toyota No. 67.

Catching Wise with six laps left, Courtney was within striking distance and set himself up to attack his teammate for command of the top spot. Tossing a slider as they came to the five to go signal, Courtney cleared Wise, but was quickly relegated back to second as the caution flew for Thomas Meseraull.

Restarting with six to go, Wise led the field back to green fully aware of Courtney's presence behind him. Another caution on the 27th circuit for Maria Cofer lined the field up for one final restart as Wise led Courtney and a rocket-fast Seavey.

Expecting a challenge for the lead, Wise received nothing in the final three laps as Courtney's hands were too full with an exchange of sliders from Seavey. While those two fought head-to-head, Wise snuck away and drove the No. 39BC to victory, marking his second-career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League win.

Logan Seavey chased Wise to the line, capping an impressive 14th-to-second charge aboard his No. 67. Tyler Courtney rounded out the podium in third with Tanner Thorson and Zach Daum closing out the top five. Finishing inside the top ten was Robert Dalby in sixth, Tucker Klaasmeyer in seventh, Jesse Colwell in eighth, Tanner Carrick in ninth and Cannon McIntosh.

The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League keeps the tripleheader weekend rolling tomorrow Friday, August 16 with a trip to Lincoln Speedway followed by a Saturday, August 17 appearance at Macon Speedway.

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Auto Meter Heat One (8 Laps):
1. 7X-Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA (6); 2. 3B-Shelby Bosie, Sherman, IL (1); 3. 98-Tanner Thorson, Minden, NV (4); 4. 5D-Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL (9); 5. 67-Logan Seavey, Sutter, CA (5); 6. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (2); 7. 3N-Jake Neuman, New Berlin, IL (7); 8. 28-Ace McCarthy, Tahlequah, OK (8); 9. 9-Daison Pursley, Locust Grove, OK (3).

KSE Racing Products Heat Two (8 Laps):
1. 17BC-Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (3); 2. 71K-Tanner Carrick, Lincoln, CA (2); 3. 91T-Tyler Thomas, Collinsville, OK (5); 4. 71-Jesse Colwell, Red Bluff, CA (9); 5. 97K-Jesse Love, Redwood City, CA (4); 6. 21MC-Maria Cofer, Macdoel, CA (6); 7. 86C-David Camfield, Decatur, IL (8); 8. 72-Sam Johnson, St. Peters, MO (1); 9. 08-Cannon McIntosh, Bixby, OK (7).

Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat Three (8 Laps):
1. 88-Robert Dalby, Anaheim, CA (1); 2. 39BC-Zeb Wise, Angola, IN (8); 3. 67K-Holley Hollan, Broken Arrow, OK (5); 4. 21KS-C.J. Leary, Greenfield, IN (3); 5. 47BC-Andrew Layser, Collegeville, PA (9); 6. 11-Tyler Baran, Joliet, IL (2); 7. 77U-Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL (4); 8. 17C-Devin Camfield, Decatur, IL (6); 9. 97A-Austin O'Dell, Rochester, IL (7).

Rod End Supply B-Main (12 Laps):
1. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer (2); 2. 3N-Jake Neuman (4); 3. 08-Cannon McIntosh (8); 4. 9-Daison Pursley (11); 5. 86C-David Camfield (1); 6. 28-Ace McCarthy (6); 7. 11-Tyler Baran (3); 8. 17C-Devin Camfield (7); 9. 77U-Chris Urish (5); 97A-Austin O'Dell (DNS); 72-Sam Johnson (DNS).

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Main Event (30 Laps):
1. 39BC-Zeb Wise (2); 2. 67-Logan Seavey (14); 3. 17BC-Tyler Courtney (3); 4. 98-Tanner Thorson (12); 5. 5D-Zach Daum (4); 6. 88-Robert Dalby (6); 7. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer (17); 8. 71-Jesse Colwell (5); 9. 71K-Tanner Carrick (9); 10. 08-Cannon McIntosh (19); 11. 28-Ace McCarthy (22); 12. 21KS-C.J. Leary (13); 13. 9-Daison Pursley (20); 14. 67K-Holley Hollan (8); 15. 86C-David Camfield (21); 16. 47BC-Andrew Layser (10); 17. 97K-Jesse Love (15); 18. 21MC-Maria Cofer (16); 19. 7X-Thomas Meseraull (1); 20. 3N-Jake Neuman (18); 21. 3B-Shelby Bosie (11); 22. 91T-Tyler Thomas (7).
Lap Leader(s): Wise 1-30.
Hard Charger(s): Seavey +12.

Winner Zeb Wise (POWRi Photo)

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Winner Brady Bacon (POWRi Photo)



BACON GOES TAILBACK, WINS ULTIMATE CHALLENGE FROM 26TH

OSKALOOSA, IOWA (August 6, 2019) - Accepting the RAMS Racing To-The-Tail Challenge, Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla. thrilled a capacity crowd at Southern Iowa Speedway on Tuesday night. Driving from 26th-to-1st in only 13 laps, Bacon was unstoppable aboard the Fatheadz Eyewear No. 99, banking upwards of $6,000 for his triumph in the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge with the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League.

Welcoming 28 entries for the one-off appearance at the Oskaloosa, Iowa half-mile, Tuesday's show began as Riley Kreisel, Brady Bacon and Kevin Thomas Jr. topped heat race wins. Inviting the top six in passing points to the LRB, Inc. Dash, Bacon outdueled Thomas to win the four-lapper.

Stopping Bacon and Thomas on the front stretch in front of the fans, the crowd went wild as the RAMS Racing To-The-Tail Challenge was presented. After a little deliberation, Bacon agreed to terms, relinquished the pole and moved to start 26th with extra money on the line. After the standing-room only grandstands went bonkers, Ultimate Challenge promoter Terry McCarl stepped in to offer the challenge to Kevin Thomas Jr. as well, who promptly accepted it also and sent them into another frenzy.

While Zach Daum of Pocahontas, Ill. and Isaac Chapple of Wilkinson, Ind. led the 25-lapper to the green flag, all eyes were glued to Bacon and KTJ in the 13th row. Chapple paced the opening circuit over Daum as Bacon and KTJ both made massive moves as they tested the high side and advanced +10 spots in the first four corners.

The only stoppage of the race came after the first lap as Chapple led Daum, Davis, Parkinson and Landon Simon, while KTJ had worked to 14th with Bacon in 16th. Daum began to apply pressure for the lead as both KTJ and Bacon moved into the top ten. Finessing the cushion, Bacon stormed around the outside of KTJ on lap six and ensued to slide Parkinson to take over the fifth spot, making it a 26th-to-5th charge in just six laps.

Continuing to march forward, Bacon found himself trailing Chapple and Daum as they continued to battle for the lead. By the 13th circuit, Bacon maneuvered by both of them and moved his No. 99 into the race lead after starting 26th. Running away with a dominating performance in the second half, Bacon checked out while the battle for third heated up between Chapple, Simon, Davis, Kreisel and Thomas.

In the end, there was no stopping "The Macho Man" Brady Bacon on this night. After taking the lead from 26th in 13 laps, the Broken Arrow, Okla. native pulled away in the latter stages to complete the RAMS Racing To-The-Tail Challenge. His fifth-career POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League victory, Tuesday's triumph was Bacon's first in the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge as he claimed the championship belt.

Following Bacon to the line was Zach Daum in second and Isaac Chapple in third with podium results. Rounding out the top ten was Landon Simon in fourth, Riley Kreisel in fifth, Kevin Thomas Jr. in sixth-from-25th, Mitchell Davis in seventh, Kory Schudy in eighth, Don Droud Jr. in ninth and Korey Weyant in tenth.

Winner Brady Bacon (POWRi Photo)

Up next for the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League is a Missouri doubleheader in two weeks. The "Non-Wing Nationals" roll into Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. for back-to-back nights on Friday and Saturday, August 16-17.

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Hinchman Racewear Heat One (8 Laps):
1. 90-Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO (1); 2. 19P-Donovan Peterson, Brookings, SD (2); 3. 00-Steve Irwin, Fenton, MI (4); 4. 24-Landon Simon, Tipp City, OH (7); 5. 99-Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (8); 6. 0-Brandon Stevenson, Holstein, IA (6); 7. 6-Frank Rodgers, Lucas, IA (10); 8. 93-Josh Most, Red Oak, IA (3); 9. 11W-Wyatt Burks, Topeka, KS (9); 10. 12-Wesley Smith, Nixa, MO (5).

Bell Racing HQ Heat Two (8 Laps):
1. 99X-Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (7); 2. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO (4); 3. 28-Kory Schudy, Springfield, MO (1); 4. 5D-Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL (9); 5. 34-Sterling Cling, Tempe, AZ (6); 6. 41-Brad Wyatt, Kearney, MO (3); 7. 20-Steve Thomas, Rantoul, IL (5); 8. 2-Jason Billups, Holt, MO (8); 9. 12X-Doug Sylvester, Ottumwa, IA (2).

Schure Built Suspensions Heat Three (8 Laps):
1.19X-Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL (6); 2. 52-Isaac Chapple, Wilkinson, IN (5); 3. 7S-Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (4); 4. 56-Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL (9); 5. 1M-Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (8); 6. 77K-Katlynn Leer, Moulton, IA (2); 7. 4-Braydon Cromwell, Lone Jack, MO (1); 8. 52F-Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL (3); 9. 22S-Slater Helt, Harrisonville, MO (7).

LRB, Inc. Dash (4 Laps):
1. 99X-Brady Bacon (1); 2. 19X-Kevin Thomas Jr. (2); 3. 5D-Zach Daum (4); 4. 52-Isaac Chapple (3); 5. 56-Mitchell Davis (5); 6. 65-Chris Parkinson (6).

POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League Main Event (25 Laps):
1. 99X-Brady Bacon (1); 2. 5D-Zach Daum (1); 3. 52-Isaac Chapple (2); 4. 24-Landon Simon (4); 5. 90-Riley Kreisel (5); 6. 19X-Kevin Thomas Jr. (25); 7. 56-Mitchell Davis (3); 8. 28-Kory Schudy (12); 9. 1M-Don Droud Jr. (11); 10. 99-Korey Weyant (10); 11. 12-Wesley Smith (22); 12. 11W-Wyatt Burks (19); 13. 65-Chris Parkinson (4); 14. 0-Steve Irwin (8); 15. 20-Steve Thomas (17); 16. 19-Donovan Peterson (7); 17. 7S-Chris Morgan (9); 18. 34-Sterling Cling (13); 19. 77K-Katlynn Leer (16); 20. 0-Brandon Stevenson (14); 21. 22S-Slater Helt (21); 22. 52F-Logan Faucon (20); 23. 41-Brad Wyatt (15); 24. 4-Braydon Cromwell (18); 25. 2-Jason Billups (24); 26. 6-Frank Rodgers (23); 27. 93-Josh Most (DNS); 28. 12X-Doug Sylvester (DNS).
Lap Leader(s); Chapple 1-12, Bacon 13-25.
Hard Charger(s): Smith +11.

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Winner Rico Abreu (Mark Coffman, Speed Demon Productions Photo)


PEVELY, MO. (August 3, 2019) - Breaking out the broom and going back-to-back, Rico Abreu of St. Helena, Calif. completed an "Ironman Weekend" sweep on Saturday night at the Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55. Becoming the fourth leader in a race filled with variety, Abreu assumed the lead with seven laps left and survived a hectic finish to win his 12th-career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League feature.

Although not as deep as his 14th-starting position on Friday night, Abreu took the green flag in Saturday's 30-lapper from the inside of row four in seventh. Meanwhile, for the second night in a row it was PAC Racing Springs #HighPointMan, Zach Daum, on the pole position with Daniel Adler of St. Louis, Mo. to his outside.

However, it was neither Daum nor Adler controlling the opening circuit, as third-starter Ace McCarthy rolled around the inside wall and moved underneath them both to take the lead. Pacing the opening three laps, McCarthy's grip on the top spot soon faded as an all-out war began with McCarthy, Daum, Cannon McIntosh and Noah Gass all battling for the lead.

Throttling around the outside, McIntosh of Bixby, Okla. used the cushion to his advantage and put his Dave Mac Motorsports, Drive WFX, Spike/Toyota No. 08 out front. Developing three distinct grooves, the battle up front only heated up as McIntosh committed to the top, Gass rolled right through the middle and McCarthy methodically maneuvered around the bottom.

Much to McIntosh's surprise, he received company in the surprise of fellow Oklahoma native, Noah Gass, who approached him and then assumed the race lead with a pass on the 12th lap. After working through lap traffic, the duo waged war again in a wheel-to-wheel affair before the first stoppage of the race came with a lap 20 caution for Daniel Adler.

Restarting with 10 to go, Gass and McIntosh quickly found a new challenger in the mix as Friday winner, Rico Abreu, had worked his way into the third spot and presented his No. 97 into the match. After momentarily swapping sliders with McIntosh, Abreu made his way towards Gass and put the hammer down, driving around the outside to become the fourth leader on lap 23.

With the excitement far from over, Tyler Thomas of Collinsville, Okla. made his presence felt by completing a daring three-wide and passing McIntosh and Gass in one clean shot. While Thomas caught Abreu in the closing laps, the capacity crowd at I-55 rose to their feet as the No. 91T and the No. 97 ran side-by-side for five consecutive laps dueling for the win.

The duo went toe-to-toe lap-after-lap and corner-after-corner while Thomas stuck the bottom on both ends and Abreu railed the cushion all the way around. Only moments after the white flag waved, the caution came out for third-running McIntosh who slowed with right rear trouble. Another caution for top-five running Zach Daum set the stage for the final caution, which came when Thomas, who was fighting for the win, spun in turn three after contact with the inside wall while coming to the white flag.

From there, Rico Abreu of St. Helena, Calif. survived to seal the deal on his "Ironman Weekend" sweep with the POWRi Lucas Oil National / West Midget League at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55. Backing up his 14th-to-1st run on Friday with a 7th-to-1st bid on Saturday, the win was Abreu's 12th-career triumph with POWRi in his Keith Kunz Motorsports, Safelite Auto Glass, Bullet/Toyota No. 97.

Chasing Rico to the stripe and earning a career-best finish in second-place was Mounds, Okla. native Noah Gass in the No. 20 machine. Rounding out the podium for the second night in a row was C.J. Leary of Greenfield, Ind. aboard the Reynolds Racing, Lucas Oil, Ripper/SR-11 No. 21KS.

Finishing out the top ten was a hard-charging Andrew Felker in fourth-from-19th, Holley Hollan with a strong run from 16th-to-fifth, Joe B. Miller in sixth, Jesse Colwell in seventh, Jake Neuman in eighth, Jesse Love in ninth and Daniel Adler in tenth.

Up next for the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League is a tripleheader weekend in two weeks. Thursday, August 15 takes them to Fairbury American Legion Speedway before a Friday, August 16 trip to Lincoln Speedway and then ultimately a Saturday, August 17 appearance at Macon Speedway.

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Winner Rico Abreu (Mark Coffman, Speed Demon Productions Photo)

Auto Meter Heat One (8 Laps):
1. 91T-Tyler Thomas, Collinsville, OK (1); 2. 28-Ace McCarthy, Tahlequah, OK (4); 3. 08-Cannon McIntosh, Bixby, OK (6); 4. 71-Jesse Colwell, Red Bluff, CA (5); 5. 21KS-C.J. Leary, Greenfield, IN (7); 6. 44S-Andrew Felker, Carl Junction, MO (2); 7. 37-Karter Sarff, Mason City, IL (8); 8. 97A-Austin O'Dell, Rochester, IL (3).

KSE Racing Products Heat Two (8 Laps):
1. 5D-Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL (2); 2. 3N-Jake Neuman, New Berlin, IL (1); 3. 20G-Noah Gass, Mounds, OK (5); 4. 97-Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (7); 5. 9-Daison Pursley, Locust Grove, OK (6); 6. 5-Danny Frye, St. Peters, MO (3); 7. 2H-Luke Howard, Overland Park, KS (4).

Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat Three (8 Laps):
1.50-Daniel Adler, St. Louis, MO (2); 2. 8M-Chance Morton, Coweta, OK (1); 3. 11B-Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO (3); 4. 72-Sam Johnson, St. Peters, MO (6); 5. 97K-Jesse Love, Redwood City, CA (5); 6. 67-Holley Hollan, Broken Arrow, OK (7); 7. 3B-Shelby Bosie, Sherman, IL (5).

POWRi Lucas Oil National / West Midget League Main Event (30 Laps):
1. 97-Rico Abreu (7); 2. 20G-Noah Gass (6); 3. 21KS-C.J. Leary (13); 4. 44S-Andrew Felker (19); 5. 67-Holley Hollan (16); 6. 11B-Joe B. Miller (11); 7. 71-Jesse Colwell (12); 8. 3N-Jake Neuman (8); 9. 97K-Jesse Love (15); 10. 50-Daniel Adler (2); 11. 08-Cannon McIntosh (4); 12. 91T-Tyler Thomas (5); 13. 97A-Austin O'Dell (22); 14. 8M-Chance Morton (9); 15. 3B-Shelby Bosie (20); 16. 5-Danny Frye (18); 17. 5D-Zach Daum (1); 18. 72-Sam Johnson (10); 19. 28-Ace McCarthy (3); 20. 9-Daison Pursley (14); 21. 2H-Luke Howard (21); 22. 37-Karter Sarff (17).
Lap Leader(s); McCarthy 1-3; McIntosh 4-11; Gass 12-22; Abreu 24-30.
Hard Charger(s): Felker +15.

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Winner Rico Abreu (Mark Coffman, Speed Demon Productions Photo)


RICO ROMPS TO IMPRESSIVE I-55 SCORE FROM 14TH

PEVELY, MO. (August 3, 2019) - Earning his 11th-career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League victory on Friday night, Rico Abreu did so in jaw-dropping fashion at the Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55. Driving from 14th-to-1st in 15 laps, Abreu put on a clinic as he marched through the field almost instantly and then ran away in the second half for a dominating triumph at the Pevely, Mo. 1/3rd-mile.

While Abreu took the green flag from the outside of the seventh row, it was Zach Daum of Pocahontas, Ill. in his Toyota No. 5D and C.J. Leary of Greenfield, Ind. aboard the Reynolds Racing, Lucas Oil, Ripper/SR-11 pacing the field out front.

Flying flat out into turn one, Leary accepted the early lead while Daum settled into second and the 30-lapper started to shake out. A lap five stoppage for an upside down, top-five running Noah Gass halted the field and shined the spotlight on Abreu, who had already stormed from 14th-to-seventh in five trips around.

While Leary maintained control out front, all eyes turned to the war for the runner-up spot as Jesse Colwell of Red Bluff, Calif. launched a lap ten slider on Daum and brought Abreu along with him. The trio of Colwell, Daum and Abreu went head-to-head swapping spots, switching lines and trading blows for several laps before a lap 11 caution bunched them back up.

Taking advantage of the break, Abreu regrouped and immediately went back on the attack as the green flag flew again. Nailing the turns one and two cushion, Abreu rocketed around Colwell to secure third and wasted no time pouncing on Daum, tossing a bomb-like slide job from the backstretch into turn three as he stole that spot away too.

A lap 14 break for an upside-down Austin O'Dell gave fans just what they wanted to see, a restart with the hard-charging Abreu right on Leary's back bumper. Gassing it right away and making his move, Abreu attacked with a turn one slider, but Leary proved ready and crossed him over.

Again, Abreu launched the three-story slider at Leary into turn three and the duo raced side-by-side down the front stretch with the cross flags waving and Abreu ahead by a nose. Racing wheel-to-wheel into turn one, Abreu edged Leary into the corner and drifted to the cushion before powering off and running away with the lead.

Going unchallenged from there, Rico Abreu of St. Helena, Calif. led the final 16 laps aboard his Keith Kunz Motorsports, Safelite Autoglass, Bullet/Toyota No. 97 and locked down his 11th-career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League win in dominating fashion. Driving all the way from 14th, an elated Abreu rose from the car in victory lane to a monstrous applause from the thrilled crowd at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55.

Jesse Colwell ended up with a runner-up finish for his Keith Kunz Motorsports, JBL Audio, Bullet/Toyota No. 71, extending his series points lead into the second half of the season. After controlling the opening half, CJ Leary faded in the end to a still strong third-place effort for his Reynolds Racing No. 21KS entry.

Rounding out the top five behind Abreu, Colwell and Leary was fourth-place finisher Zach Daum and fifth-place driver Tyler Thomas. Finishing out the top ten was Cannon McIntosh in sixth, Daison Pursley in seventh, Holley Hollan in eighth, Ace McCarthy in ninth and Jesse Love in tenth.

Winner Rico Abreu (Mark Coffman, Speed Demon Productions Photo)

The "Ironman Weekend" at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. continues tomorrow Saturday, August 3 for the POWRi Lucas Oil National / West Midget League. If you can't attend this epic event in person, www.dirtvision.com has you covered with a LIVE pay-per-view broadcast.

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Auto Meter Heat One (8 Laps):
1. 97K-Jesse Love, Redwood City, CA (1); 2. 20G-Noah Gass, Mounds, OK (3); 3. 21KS-C.J. Leary, Greenfield, IN (8); 4. 3N-Jake Neuman, New Berlin, IL (9); 5. 97A-Austin O'Dell, Rochester, IL (5); 6. 72-Sam Johnson, St. Peters, MO (7); 7. 2-Luke Icke, Littleton, CO (2); 8. 9H-Emilio Hoover, Broken Arrow, OK (4); 9. 2H-Luke Howard, Overland Park, KS (6).

KSE Racing Products Heat Two (8 Laps):
1. 08-Cannon McIntosh, Bixby, OK (2); 2. 5D-Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL (6); 3. 71-Jesse Colwell, Red Bluff, CA (4); 4. 50-Daniel Adler, St. Louis, MO (3); 5. 28-Ace McCarthy, Tahlequah, OK (5); 6. 97-Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (8); 7. 7S-Pat Schudy, Springfield, MO (1); 8. 67-Holley Hollan, Broken Arrow, OK (7); 9. 3B-Shelby Bosie, Sherman, IL (9).

Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat Three (8 Laps):
1.37-Karter Sarff, Mason City, IL (2); 2. 9-Daison Pursley, Locust Grove, OK (4); 3. 44S-Andrew Felker, Carl Junction, MO (1); 4. 7M-Chance Morton, Coweta, OK (3); 5. 91T-Tyler Thomas, Collinsville, OK (8); 6. 42-Hank Davis, Sand Springs, OK (5); 7. 8M-Kade Morton, Coweta, OK (7); 8. 5-Danny Frye, St. Peters, MO (6).

Rod End Supply B-Main (12 Laps):
1.72-Sam Johnson (1); 2. 3B-Shelby Bosie (9); 3. 7S-Pat Schudy (6); 4. 5-Danny Frye (7); 5. 42-Hank Davis (2); 6. 67-Holley Hollan (5); 7. 8M-Kade Morton (3); 8. 2-Luke Icke (4); 9. 2H-Luke Howard (10); 10. 9H-Emilio Hoover (8).

POWRi Lucas Oil National / West Midget League Main Event (30 Laps):
1. 97-Rico Abreu (14); 2. 71-Jesse Colwell (9); 3. 21KS-C.J. Leary (2); 4. 5D-Zach Daum (1); 5. 91T-Tyler Thomas (10); 6. 08-Cannon McIntosh (3); 7. 9-Daison Pursley (6); 8. 67-Holley Hollan (22); 9. 28-Ace McCarthy (16); 10. 97K-Jesse Love (7); 11. 72-Sam Johnson (17); 12. 44S-Andrew Felker (11); 13. 3B-Shelby Bosie (18); 14. 7S-Pat Schudy (19); 15. 5-Danny Frye (20); 16. 97A-Austin O'Dell (15); 17. 50-Daniel Adler (12); 18. 37-Karter Sarff (4); 19. 2H-Luke Howard (23); 20. 20G-Noah Gass (8); 21. 3N-Jake Neuman (5); 22. 7M-Chance Morton (13).
Lap Leader(s); Leary 1-14; Abreu 15-30.
Hard Charger(s): Hollan +14.

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Winner Tyler Thomas (Speed Demon Productions Photo)


BELLEVILLE, ILL. (July 26, 2019) - Assuming the lead on lap eight, Tyler Thomas of Collinsville, Okla. ensued to go the distance and earn his 13th-career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League victory on Friday night at Belle-Clair Speedway. Acing restart after restart and mastering the tricky, thick cushion, Thomas was undeniable as he nabbed the fourth Lil' Belleville triumph of his career aboard the BT Machine, Spike/Toyota No. 91T.

Bringing the 24-car main event field to life, Cannon McIntosh of Bixby, Okla. and Jake Neuman of New Berlin, Ill. paced the 12-row pack. In standard "Hello Neuman" fashion, Jake ripped the lip around McIntosh and put his Jim Neuman Racing, BRANDT, BOSS/SR-11 No. 3N into command of the early lead.

While Neuman shot to the front, Thomas maneuvered from the outside of row two and rocketed into the second spot with a bold slider on McIntosh. Holding a steady lead early on, Neuman's night came crashing to an early end on the seventh circuit of the 25-lapper, as his No. 3N suddenly lost power and slowed to a stop on the backstretch.

Unable to fire off, Neuman's misfortune sent him retiring to the infield while Thomas capitalized and moved his No. 91T to the top of the leaderboard. Building a nice, thick cushion up against the iconic Belle-Clair wooden walls, Thomas, McIntosh and the rest of the field continually adapted to an ever-changing 1/5th-mile surface into the second half of the feature.

Although hampered by a string of several cautions at the mid-race point, Thomas seemed to never waiver, perfecting each restart thrown his way and not allowing McIntosh the opportunity to even dare of a potential bid at the lead.

A green flag run in the closing stages finally allowed Thomas to extend his advantage while McIntosh kept fighting for more traction atop the cushion and the duo ran into lap traffic. While those two ran away from the field, the battle for third was the most thrilling to witness as Jesse Colwell of Red Bluff, Calif. and Sam Johnson of St. Peters, Mo. went slider-for-slider for almost five consecutive laps.

In the end, nobody could match Tyler Thomas on this night, as he controlled the final 18 laps and topped his fourth-career feature at Belle-Clair Speedway, a facility that the Collinsville, Okla. native has found a keen liking for. Driving his family-owned BT Machine, Spike/Toyota No. 91T with dad, Brian Thomas, on the wrenches, Friday's victory marked his 13th-career win in POWRi National Midget League competition.

Cannon McIntosh, who is night-after-night so close to that elusive first-career win, was the runner-up finisher on Friday scoring a second-place result in the Dave Mac Motorsports, Drive WFX, Spike/Toyota No. 08. Jesse Colwell, the current POWRi National Midget points leader, rounded out the podium in third-place aboard his Keith Kunz-Curb Agajanian Motorsports, JBL Audio, Bullet/Toyota No. 71.

Closing out the top five at Belle-Clair was Sam Johnson with a career-best finish of fourth-place and Ace McCarthy of Tahlequah, Okla. with a solid fifth-place run. Also finishing inside the top ten was Toyota Racing Development Hard Charger, Broc Hunnell, in sixth-from-16th, Daniel Robinson in seventh, Karter Sarff in eighth, Daison Pursley in ninth, and Holley Hollan in tenth.

Cannon McIntosh won AutoMeter heat one, Tyler Thomas topped KSE Racing Products heat two, and Jake Neuman claimed Advanced Racing Suspensions heat three on Friday night at Belle-Clair Speedway. McIntosh was also the PAC Racing Springs High Point Man.

The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League will be right back at it tomorrow night Saturday, July 27 with a trip to Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill. If you can't attend this thrilling show yourself, you can watch it LIVE on www.speedshifttv.com.

For more information on POWRi Racing, you can visit www.powri.com online, follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter and Instagram, or like POWRi on Facebook.

Auto Meter Heat One (8 Laps):
1.08-Cannon McIntosh, Bixby, OK (2); 2. 72-Sam Johnson, St. Peters, MO (1);3. 97K-Jesse Love, Redwood City, CA (3); 4. 50-Daniel Adler, St. Louis, MO (5); 5. 28-Ace McCarthy, Tahlequah, OK (8); 6. 67-Holley Hollan, Broken Arrow, OK (7); 7. 17C-Devin Camfield, Decatur, IL (6); 8. 35-Tyler Robbins, Collinsville, IL (4).

KSE Racing Products Heat Two (8 Laps):
1.91T-Tyler Thomas, Collinsville, OK (1); 2. 11-Daniel Robinson, Ewing, IL (3); 3. 5D-Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL (5); 4. 17-Austin Brown, Millstadt, IL (7); 5. 103-Broc Hunnell, Eolia, MO (4); 6. 55-Nick Knepper, Belleville, IL (8); 7. 86C-Dave Camfield III, Decatur, IL (6); 8. 37-Max Guilford (2).

Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat Three (8 Laps):
1.3N-Jake Neuman, New Berlin, IL (2); 2. 71-Jesse Colwell, Red Bluff, CA (4); 3. 5T-Presley Truedson, Kennedy, MN (1); 4. 37X-Karter Sarff, Mason City, IL (5); 5. 9-Daison Pursley, Locust Grove, OK (8); 6. 56AP-Colten Cottle, Kansas, IL (7); 7. 5H-Ryan Mueller, Wildwood, MO (6); 8. 5-Danny Frye, St. Peters, MO (3).

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Main Event (25 Laps):
1. 91T-Tyler Thomas (4); 2. 08-Cannon McIntosh (1); 3. 71-Jesse Colwell (3); 4. 72-Sam Johnson (8); 5. 28-Ace McCarthy (9); 6. 103-Broc Hunnell (16); 7. 11-Daniel Robinson (5); 8. 37X-Karter Sarff (13); 9. 9-Daison Pursley (10); 10. 67-Holley Hollan (17); 11. 5D-Zach Daum (6); 12. 97K-Jesse Love (11); 13. 5-Danny Frye (23); 14. 86C-Dave Camfield III (20); 15. 5T-Presley Truedson (14); 16. 37-Max Guilford (24); 17. 17C-Devin Camfield (19); 18. 55-Nick Knepper (15); 19. 50-Daniel Adler (12); 20. 5H-Ryan Mueller (21); 21. 35-Tyler Robbins (22); 22. 3N-Jake Neuman (2); 23. 17-Austin Brown (7); 24. 56AP-Colten Cottle (18).
Lap Leader(s); Neuman 1-7, Thomas 8-25.
Hard Charger(s): Hunnell +10.

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Winner Jesse Colwell (Jessica Edmiston Photography Photo)



COLWELL CASHES IN FOR FIRST MIDGET WIN AT HUMBOLDT

HUMBOLDT, KANS. (July 14, 2019) - Another first-time winner made the trip to victory lane on Sunday night at Humboldt Speedway with Jesse Colwell of Red Bluff, Calif. topping the
POWRi Lucas Oil National / West Midget League feature. Inheriting the lead after Zach Daum flipped on lap 25, Colwell controlled the final five laps and drove the Keith Kunz Motorsports, JBL Audio, Bullet/Toyota No. 71 to his first-career triumph.

Earning PAC Racing Springs High Point Man honors with a fifth-to-second heat race, Zach Daum of Pocahontas, Ill. paced the field aboard his Daum Motorsports, Bullet/Toyota No. 5D. Jonathan Beason of Broken Arrow, Okla. was slated to start on his outside, but trouble during the pace laps sent him to the work area and back to the tail, giving Blake Edwards of Claremore, Okla. the outside pole.

The initial green flag was short lived as a lap one caution involving Luke Howard, Devin Simmons, Cannon McIntosh and Holley Hollan, sent McIntosh and Hollan to the work area, with only Hollan returning to the track.

Driving away from the field, Daum immediately began to distance himself as a long-run was established. Building a 3-second lead by lap ten, Daum grew his advantage further as he galloped into lap traffic near the halfway mark. While Daum was checked out in front, both Hollan and Beason were crafting stellar charges into the top ten from the rear, and Jesse Colwell and Jake Neuman began tracking down Daison Pursley for the second spot.

Hitting the ten to go mark, Daum continued to stretch his lead while the battle for second heated up, as Colwell and Pursley went slider-for-slider with the runner-up position up for grabs. After swapping the spot back-and-forth for almost four laps, Colwell assumed the advantage and moved into second just before catastrophe struck.

Running away in lap traffic with five to go, tragedy struck for Zach Daum in a big way. Hauling down the front stretch, his Toyota Racing powerplant suddenly locked-up and shot the No. 5D dead right into the wall. What ensued was a violent series of end-over-end flips before he came to a rest at the entry to turn one. The scary moment concluded when a flame emerged and his machine caught on fire, but Daum was able to escape the wreckage and quickly climbed out of the car under his own power to the roar of the thankful crowd.

Inheriting the race lead following Daum's rough misfortune, Colwell led the field back to green and controlled the final restart with ease. The Red Bluff, Calif. native pulled away to lead the last five laps and earn his first-career POWRi Lucas Oil National / West Midget League victory aboard the Keith Kunz Motorsports, JBL Audio, Bullet/Toyota No. 71.

Following Colwell to the line and earning his own career-best finish was 14-year old Daison Pursley of Locust Grove, Okla. with a second-place finish in the Keith Kunz Motorsports, Toyota Racing No. 9. Rounding out the podium with a strong 12th-to-third charge was Jake Neuman of New Berlin, Ill. in the Jim Neuman Racing, BRANDT, BOSS/SR-11 No. 3N.

Closing out the top five was Jonathan Beason with a magnificent recovery to finish fourth after going tail back, and Holley Hollan scoring fifth with her own impressive rebound after heading to the rear of the field. Behind them was Andrew Felker in sixth, Ace McCarthy in seventh, Trey Marcham in eighth, Chance Morton in ninth and Luke Howard in tenth.

The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League will enjoy some downtime next weekend before coming back to life on Friday, July 26 at Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Ill. and Saturday, July 27 at Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill.

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Auto Meter Heat One (8 Laps):
1. 7-Jonathan Beason, Broken Arrow, OK (2); 2. 9-Daison Pursley, Locust Grove, OK (4); 3. 71-Jesse Colwell, Red Bluff, CA (5); 4. 3N-Jake Neuman, New Berlin, IL (1); 5. 20G-Noah Gass, Mounds, OK (3); 6. 32-Trey Marcham, Oklahoma City, OK (8); 7. 2H-Luke Howard, Overland Park, KS (7); 8. 56X-Mark Chisholm, Cheyenne, WY (6).

KSE Racing Products Heat Two (8 Laps):
1. 08-Cannon McIntosh, Bixby, OK (1); 2. 17-Austin Brown, Millstadt, IL (2); 3. 44S-Andrew Felker, Carl Junction, MO (5); 4. 44-Wesley Smith, Nixa, MO (8); 5. 7M-Chance Morton, Coweta, OK (4); 6. 42-Hank Davis, Sand Springs, OK (6); 7. 6-Merril Lamb, Iola, KS (7); 8. 10J-Matt Sherrell, Owasso, OK (3).

Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat Three (8 Laps):
1. 67-Holley Hollan, Broken Arrow, OK (1); 2. 5D-Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL (5); 3. 7X-Blake Edwards, Claremore, OK (6); 4. 15H-Tony Hudlin, Iola, KS (4); 5. 28X-Ace McCarthy, Tahlequah, OK (7); 6. F5-Devin Simmons, Knoxville, IA (2); 7. 15L-Merril Lamb, Colony, KS (3).

POWRi Lucas Oil National / West Midget League Main Event (30 Laps):
1. 71-Jesse Colwell (7); 2. 9-Daison Pursley (3); 3. 3N-Jake Neuman (12); 4. 7-Jonathan Beason (2); 5. 67-Holley Hollan (6); 6. 44S-Andrew Felker (8); 7. 28X-Ace McCarthy (20); 8. 32-Trey Marcham (11); 9. 7M-Chance Morton (13); 10. 2H-Luke Howard. (17); 11. 5D-Zach Daum (1); 12. 20G-Noah Gass (14); 13. 7X-Blake Edwards (4); 14. 56X-Mark Chisholm (19); 15. 42-Hank Davis (15); 16. 17-Austin Brown (9); 17. 44-Wesley Smith (22); 18. 6-Merril Lamb (18); 19. F5-Devin Simmons (16); 20. 08-Cannon McIntosh (5); 21. 15H-Tony Hudlin (10); 22. 15L-Rick Horn (DNS); 23. 10J-Matt Sherrell (DNS).
Lap Leader(s); Daum 1-25; Colwell 26-30.
Hard Charger(s): McCarthy +13.

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