Logan Seavey Conquers Jacksonville Dirt

Logan Seavey en route to victory at Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway. (Brendon Bauman photo)

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. — At the end of the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League show at Jacksonville Speedway, Logan Seavey stood victorious.

Seavey’s victory came in the third night of the sixth annual POWRi Illinois Speed Week. Tanner Thorson, the Speed Week point leader heading into Jacksonville Speedway dropped out with mechanical woes.

Starting ninth, Seavey went to work at the drop of the green flag while his fellow Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports teammate Tucker Klaasmeyer jockeyed for the lead with Thorson, who led the opening lap.

Taking control on lap two, Klaasmeyer commanded an impressive lead as Seavey worked through the field. By the red flag on lap 10 for a gaggle of cars, including eventual second-place finisher Ryan Robinson, Klaasmeyer had reached traffic.

On the restart, Thorson fell off pace and was forced to the work area, but the issues the team suffered were enough to relegate them to the pit area for the rest of the event, ending his bid. Coming back to green, Klaasmeyer distanced himself from the field, but on lap 16 the red was displayed for Terry Babb who flipped after making contact with Brayton Lynch who jumped the cushion in turns three and four. Cannon McIntosh also was collected.

Returning to racing, Seavey sat in third behind Klaasmeyer and Tanner Carrick. After catching Klaasmeyer, Seavey engaged Klaasmeyer in series of slide jobs, but coming out of four on lap 22, neither driver was willing to give an inch, resulting in contact and a flat right rear for Klaasmeyer after brushing the outside wall.

Coming to the restart, Seavey held the top position to the checkered with Ryan Robinson and Zach Daum in tow. Joe B. Miller took fourth, with Karter Sarff in fifth.

“Our car was really, really good there,” stated Logan Seavey. “Never like getting into our teammate there, but I felt like I did everything I could there. I’ll watch the video, but I felt like he probably should have crossed me over. If it’s my fault, I take full responsibility. Overall, just happy get these KKM cars back in victory lane.”

“We were really good there,” said Ryan Robinson. “It kind of sucked turning over in the first few laps, but I knew we had a really fast car and I knew we could get right back up there.”

The finish:

Logan Seavey, Ryan Robinson, Zach Daum, Joe B. Miller, Karter Sarff, Tanner Carrick, Kyle Schuett, Blake Carrick, Tyler Seavey, Trey Marcham, Andy Malpocker, Broc Hunnell, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Brayton Lynch, Terry Babb, Cannon McIntosh, Shane Cockrum, Tyler Thomas, Tanner Thorson, Sam Johnson, Austin Brown, Ryan Hall, Jake Neuman.