Thorson Tops POWRi Illinois SPEED Week Opener

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

“This team has worked their tails off to get this badass piece out here,” said Tanner Thorson. “We ran USAC midget week and we probably should have walked away with a couple wins. This car is showing all the speed it has and tonight it definitely had a lot…”

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