Turnpike Challenge Kicks Off POWRi Season

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Christopher Bell swept last year's Turnpike Challenge at Port City Raceway. (Boyd Adams Photo)
Christopher Bell swept last year's Turnpike Challenge at Port City Raceway. (Boyd Adams Photo)
Christopher Bell swept last year’s Turnpike Challenge at Port City Raceway. (Boyd Adams Photo)

TULSA, Okla. — The Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series will kick off the season at Port City Raceway for the third annual Turnpike Challenge this weekend.

Open practice will take place Thursday night, March 31, with racing taking place on Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2.  The eighth-mile oval will host the POWRi West Midget Series in addition to the national series for this co-sanctioned event.

Both the inaugural Turnpike Challenge and the second annual were captured by Christopher Bell in dominant fashion.

The third annual event looks to host a stout field of competition with POWRi regulars Zach Daum, Darren Hagen and Andrew Felker vying on the National side, while defending West Midget Series champions Anton Hernandez and Alex Sewell look to capture wins.

The always-strong five-car stable of Keith Kunz Motorsports led by Tanner Thorson will also be in the mix.