Logan Seavey Aces Herb Barlow Memorial

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Logan Seavey (67) battles Tanner Carrick at Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway. (Mark Funderburk photo)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Taking his fifth POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League victory of the season and his first Herb Barlow Memorial win, Logan Seavey took the checkered flag first Friday night at Jacksonville Speedway.

Starting outside the front row to Tanner Carrick, at the drop of the green flag Seavey fell in line as Carrick set a blistering pace. Quickly reaching lapped traffic, Carrick gradually worked through the traffic in an effort to maintain the lead, allowing Seavey to close. Nearing the halfway mark, Carrick’s machine appeared to lose speed as the 71K Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports Toyota-powered Bullet by Spike caught some of the rougher parts of the high-banked quarter mile.

With 18 laps down Carrick’s left rear cut down, bringing out the caution and allowing Logan Seavey to assume the lead.

After entering the work area and getting a fresh left rear, Carrick returned to racing at the tail of the field. Seavey took off at the drop of the green flag and distanced himself from Zeb Wise, Jake Neuman, and Zach Daum. On lap 20, Brayton Lynch running in the top ten took a tumble down the backstretch, bringing the racing to a stop.

Returning to racing, Seavey led the field to green followed by Wise and Klaasmeyer. Daum took to the work area during the red to replace a tire and tagged the back of the field. With laps winding down, Tanner Carrick was knocking on the door of the top five. Closing in to the checkered, Carrick picked off cars until he was in second and closing on Seavey. But it was not enough time for Carrick to make a move to regain the lead.

Zeb Wise took third with Tucker Klaasmeyer in fourth. Holley Hollan took fifth, her first career top five with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League

“It was a really good run,” commented Logan Seavey. “Obviously, I’ve got the best car here. I just had to take care of it with the way the racetrack was. You saw Tanner getting himself in trouble, just blowing the left rear off. You’ve got to get through the holes really precise and if you don’t, well you saw what happened to Tanner. It was just one of those deals where you have to take care of your racecar more than anything. You’ve just got to take care of your car and not bounce through the holes and he just bounced through the holes a little much and that’s what got him into trouble.”

The finish:

Logan Seavey, Tanner Carrick, Zeb Wise, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Holley Hollan, Zach Daum, Jake Neuman, Aaron Schuck, Karter Sarff, Sam Johnson, Blake Carrick, Maria Cofer, Daniel Robinson, Dave Camfield Jr., Brayton Lynch, Devin Camfield, Andy Huston, Shelby Bosie, Brandon Waelti, Jeff Beasley, Dalton Camfield, Presley Truedson, Austin O’Dell, Ryan Robinson, Patrick Ryan.