Pickens Rules Western Springs Midget Feature

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Michael Pickens, seen here celebrating a victory in America in 2017, won the Western Springs Speedway midget feature on Wednesday. (Jim Denhamer Photo)

AUCKLAND, New Zealand – Michael Pickens was untouchable during Wednesday’s Western Springs Speedway midget feature.

Pickens started second and took the lead on the opening lap from American invader Kyle Larson and proceeded to lead the rest of the 30-lap feature, which went non-stopped and was completed in just more than eight minutes.

Larson finished second after starting the race from the pole. Logan Seavey finished third after transferring into the main event from the semi-main.

Christopher Bell, who won the 15-lap sprint car main event earlier in the evening, also transferred to the main event from the semi-main and finished fourth. Hayden Williams completed the top-five.

The finish:

Michael Pickens, Kyle Larson, Logan Seavey, Christopher Bell, Hayden Williams, Zach Daum, Matt Smith, Shayne Alach, Tyler Courtney, Brad Mosen, Taylor Clarke, Peter Hunnibell, Scott Buckley, Brock Maskovich, James Cossey, Chris McCutcheon, James Earl, Hamish Dobbyn, Leon Burgess, Jeremy Webb.