Gropp Takes Flight In Garden City

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Trey Gropp (POWRi photo)

GARDEN CITY, Kan. — Trey Gropp used the high line to perfection to win the fifth annual Midget Roundup for the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League Saturday night at Airport Raceway.

Gropp found himself on fire all night. Picking up a heat race win early in the night would set him up well for the feature event. Starting in the fourth position for the 30-lap feature, Gropp found himself taking the green and settling into the third-place position.

Robert Dalby and Cannon Mcintosh battled for the top two positions, while Gropp followed behind in third. The leader, Dalby, hit lapped traffic and found himself battling for position on track.

McIntosh tried to sneak past Dalby in turns three and four, while he still found himself battling with lapped traffic. Gropp took the lead exiting turn four on lap 10.

Gropp still leading, McIntosh followed behind in the second position, they took the green flag and made contact in the corner, which caused them both to lose some ground.

Gropp and Mcintosh broke away from the rest of the field with 15 laps completed. Gropp stood his ground and rode the top side to claim his first POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League victory.

“I just can’t believe I held him off.” Exclaimed Gropp. “This is the first win with MSW, it’s pretty special. I just needed to hold on and don’t miss my marks”

The finish:

1.00-Trey Gropp; 2. 08-Cannon McIntosh; 3. 4-Robert Dalby; 4. 44S- Andrew Felker; 5. 43T- Adam Trimble; 6. 27-Keith Rauch; 7. 15-Carson Garrett; 8. 26-Tristin Thomas; 9. 2-Bob Harr; 10. 7-Shannon McQueen; 11. 11-Mike Woodruff; 12. 88-Dustin Weland; 13. 07-Kyle Wilson; 14. 6-Collin Rinehart; 15. 70-Cade Cowles; 16. 4T-AJ Valim; 17. 43C-Lonnie Cox; 18.(DNF) 91-Chris Shell; 19.(DNF) 7T-Troy Simpson; 20.(DNF)7D-Michelle Decker; 21.(DNF) 71-Zac Taylor