BROWNSTOWN, Ill. – Tanner Thorson doubled down on night two of sixth annual POWRi Illinois Speed Week by winning Thursday’s POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League feature at Fayette County Speedway.
Thorson started from the pole and led every lap of Thursday’s race. The California native has now won the first two rounds of POWRi Illinois Speed Week.
Enduring three yellow flags and one open red, Thorson handily covered the competition while the battle for position from second through fifth intensified. Eventual second place finisher Tanner Carrick fended off fellow Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports teammates Logan Seavey and Tucker Klaasmeyer, as well as Clauson-Marshall’s Zeb Wise, throughout much of the event.
Defending POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League champion Logan Seavey narrowly held off Zach Daum to earn the final podium position on the last lap.
With 22 laps completed, Ace McCarthy took a hard ride in turns three and four, flipping end over end, collecting Presley Truedson, who had nowhere to go. Karter Sarff and Trey Marcham were also involved. McCarthy’s flip resulted in an open red, stopping the action and setting up an eight lap mad dash to the finish.
In the final laps, Thorson still had the field covered while Carrick took second and Seavey narrowly edged Zach Daum for third. Zeb Wise finished fifth.
Thorson’s POWRi Illinois Speed Week victory was the 18th of his career and his eighth POWRi Illinois Speed Week win.
“This 3C has been on rails the last few weeks we’ve been out here,” said Thorson. “I can’t thank this team enough, they built one bad to the bone piece. Between our motor package, shock package and chassis, we’ve got a pretty awesome piece. I can’t wait for tomorrow night.”
Harley Hollan won the companion POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro League feature.
Tanner Thorson, Tanner Carrick, Logan Seavey, Zach Daum, Zeb Wise, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Ryan Robinson, Tyler Thomas, Cole Bodine, Shane Cockrum, Kyle Schuett, Cannon McIntosh, Karter Sarff, Sam Johnson, Alex Bright, Andy Malpocker, Holley Hollan, Joe B. Miller, Trey Marcham, Ace McCarthy, Presley Truedson, Jake Neuman, Andrew Felker.