Klaasmeyer the Class of POWRi West at I-30 Speedway
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 17, 2016) – For the second time this season the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series took to I-30 Speedway. 20 drivers signed in for competition as the weather was perfect for racing.
Heat races would be won by Jason McDougal, Tucker Klaasmeyer, and Steven Shebester, with Klaasmeyer being the nights Integrity Customs high point driver of the night. With the dice landing in 2 Klassmeyer would be moved to the out side… of the front two putting Steven Shebester on the pole.
Shebester and Klaasmeyer would bring the field to green with Klaasmeyer jumping out to the early lead. Shebester would be challenged quickly by Chance Morton, Jason McDougal, Jake Blackhurst and Joe B. Miller.
As the race went on Klaasmeyer would develope an extensive lead over the field while Morton would try to reel him in. Shebester, McDougal, and Miller would all battle for 3rd. The nights only caution would fly 21 laps in as Kory Schudy spun to a stop in turn 4.
The restart would see a lap car between Klaasmeyer and Morton, and just as Klaasmeyer would get a great restart Morton would have pressure in the form of McDougal on the top side of the race track. The two would battle for the next 3 laps and on the white flag lap McDougal would make his move with a big slider into turn 3. Morton would check up and when he attempted the cross over, big wheelie, and trouble for Morton as he would get upside down exiting turn four for checkered flag.
Klaasmeyer already crossing the checkered flag picking up his first midget win, with McDougal, Shebester, Miller, and Blackhurst rounding out the top 5.
A-Feature Results: 1) 27 Tucker Klaasmeyer 2) 73 Jason McDougal 3) 82M Steven Shebester 4) 7U Joe B. Miller 5) 37 Jake Blackhurst 6) 17 Austin Brown 7) 55 Hunter Fischer 8) 52 Blake Hahn 9) 7M Kevin Ramey 10) 28 Kory Schudy 11) 44 Wesley Smith 12) 7 Chance Morton 13) 8M Kade Morton 14) 27K Kyler Keeler 15) 41 Brad Thompson 16) 89 Nick Bailey 17) D6 Dakota Gaines 18) 92 Austin Lambert 19) 23 Hannah Adair
RaceBumper. Com Hard Charger: Hunter Fischer +8
Rod End Supply Hard luck: Chance Morton
Mud X Lucky 7: Hunter Fischer
Integrity Customs High Point Award: Tucker Klaasmeyer
Saldana Racing Products Heat 1: 73 Jason McDougal
Day Motorsports Heat 2: 27 Tucker Klaasmeyer
Smith Titanium Heat 3 : 82M Steven Shebester
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