POWRi Sets Dates For Turnpike Challenge

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Christopher Bell (21) and Zach Daum battle during the POWRi Turnpike Challenge in 2018 in Oklahoma. (TeeJay Crawford photo)

BELLEVILLE, Ill. – POWRi has confirmed the dates for the sixth edition of the Turnpike Challenge.

The event has been expanded into four nights of racing with a back-up week in the event of inclement weather. The POWRi Lucas Oil National and West Midget Leagues will headline the event and be joined by the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro League.

The week will open on March 21 at Creek County Speedway in Kellyville, Okla. On March 22-23 the Leagues will travel to I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City, Okla. Sunday will round out the week at Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. In the event of inclement weather, the week will be postponed until March 28-March 31.

Serving as the season-opener for both the POWRi Lucas Oil National and West Midget Leagues, the Turnpike Challenge draws one of the largest outdoor-event car-counts in the nation.

In previous years, Christopher Bell has dominated all but one of the Turnpike Challenge finales. The one he didn’t win was because he wasn’t in attendance due to a scheduling conflict within his NASCAR schedule. That year, 2016, Jason McDougal took the victory.