Belleville, IL. (05/24/2020) Upping the car-count from the previous night the POWRi Lucas Oil National and West Midget League would again take to Valley Speedway to wrap up the annual Mid-State Open Wheel Nationals presented by POWRi. With thirty-four drivers checking into the pits and vying for the prized position, only one could emerge to the winner. When the final checkers dropped after thirty heart-pumping laps #4a Justin Grant would gain the spoils of victory.
Using a prime pole position starting spot by earning the high point qualifier award, Justin Grant would drive a near-flawless feature on his way to claiming the nights win. Grant would not be denied as the top-five would all throw their names in the mix, with Grant maintaining composure and the lead. Thomas Meseraull #7x was among the front-runners, making a last-ditch effort in the closing laps to gain on Grant eventually placing a close second. Tanner Carrick appeared to be the only driver not willing to give up the top-side momentum, mounting several charges to the front placing third. Logan Seavey #19az and Kevin Thomas Jr #5 swapped positions lap after lap with Seavey ending the night fourth and KTJ rounding out the night’s top five.
POWRi Lucas Oil National and West Midget League Results:
1. 4A-Justin Grant; 2. 7X-Thomas Meseraull; 3. 35-Tanner Carrick; 4. 19AZ-Logan Seavey; 5. 5-Kevin Thomas Jr; 6. 08-Cannon McIntosh; 7. 44S-Andrew Felker; 8. 32-Trey Marcham; 9. 3N-Jake Neuman; 10. 15-Emerson Axsom; 11. 98-Clinton Boyles; 12. 28-Ace McCarthy; 13. 55K-Karter Sarff; 14. 4-Robert Dalby; 15. 44X-Wesley Smith; 16. 5D-Zach Daum; 17. 42-Hank Davis; 18. 00-Trey Gropp; 19. 19P-Don Droud Jr; 20. 91-Andy Bishop; 21. 21K-Emilio Hoover; 22. 7M-Chance Morton; 23. 19M-Ethan Mitchell
Auto Meter Heat Race 1: Thomas Meseraull #7x
KSE Racing Products Heat 2: Andrew Felker #44s
Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat 3: Jake Neuman #3n
Schoenfeld Headers Heat 4: Tanner Carrick #35
Hoosier Racing Tire B-Feature: Emerson Axsom #15
Super Clean Hard Charger: Emerson Axsom #15 (+7)