Seavey Marches Through Macon POWRi Field

Logan Seavey (Neil Cavanah photo)

MACON, Ill. — Logan Seavey marched through the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League field to win Saturday’s main event at Macon Speedway.

Seavey started 16th in the 23-car field and had to work his way through the pack in order to challenge for the victory. At the start of the 30-lap feature Tucker Klassmeyer assumed the lead with Justin Grant, who earlier in the day had won the USAC Silver Crown Series race at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, running second.

Grant was hounding Klassmeyer on the inside lane during the first 10 laps. Grant led lap 11, but then Tyler Courtney entered the picture  As the top two battled, Courtney slid past them both and took over the lead on lap 12. Courtney led through lap 17, but Seavey was on the move on the topside.

Seavey took the top lead on lap 18 after marching through the field. During the last 10 laps Seavey had a couple of close calls, once getting in a spin after a yellow and then jumping the cushion and rubbing the wall in turn four.

The final restart came with five laps to go and Seavey, Courtney, and Grant put on a display of moves for the fans. After a few sliders and crossovers, it was Seavey, leading to turn three on the final lap.

Courtney got a great run on the top and made a move off of turn four, but came up just inches short. Courtney settled for second, followed by Grant, Terry Babb and Andrew Felker.

Frank Flud won the 20-lap POWRi Speedway Motors Micro by Beach House feature. Jeremy Nichols collected another victory in the weekly UMP street stock division while Jake Little cruised to a victory in the UMP pro late model class. Jeremy Reed also picked up a victory in the UMP hornet class.

The finish:

Logan Seavey, Tyler Courtney, Justin Grant, Terry Babb, Andrew Felker, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Wesley Smith, Aidan Roosevans, Daniel Robinson, Jake Neuman, Tyler Nelson, Zane Hendricks, Shelby Boise, Devon Camfield, Dalton Camfield, Austin Blair, Matt Veatch, Joey Moughan, Zach Daum, Austin O’Dell, Zeb Wise, Colten Cottle, Jimmy Miller.