The POWRi series has completed just one of four scheduled races at Belle-Clair speedway up to this point in the season. The first race was rained out, while Danny Stratton won the second in an impressive feat, and the two night show planned on June 29 and 30 was heated out. This Sunday’s show show provides an excellent opportunity for Midwest open wheel fans who were unable to visit Knoxville for the Knoxville Nationals this week to see some great open wheel action on fifth mile track.
The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series had last weekend off with the previous race being taken by Elk Grove, Ca., resident, Kyle Larson. It marks the second time in as many years that Larson has won the event at US 36 Raceway in Cameron, Mo. Larson inherited the lead after Rico Abreu ran into lap traffic on lap 18 and and chose the wrong line. Larson was there to capitalize on the mistake and capture the lead. Abreu would fall after losing his motor. Brad Kuhn and Zach Daum would round out the top three.
Abreu’s motor problems, though heartbreaking, wouldn’t mean for a failure of a midget money week as he captured a win the night before for a cool $5,000 at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Ne. Veteran Midget racer Scott Hatton opened the Midget Money week with a win on Friday night in the Chad McDaniel Memorial race at Solomon Valley Raceway.
Andrew Felker, POWRi Midget and Micro-Sprint veteran leads the points with 2040 points accrued thus far. Chett Gehrke falls in the second position 50 points behind with Brett Anderson holding on to the third position. Austin Brown and Daniel Robinson round out the top five in points.