Editor’s Note: Logan Seavey, 20, is the defending POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League champion and current P1 Insurance USAC National Midget Series point leader. Seavey will be sharing his experiences with SPEED SPORT readers while competing during Indiana Midget Week.
Seavey drives the No. 67 Mobil 1 Toyota-powered midget for Keith Kunz Motorsports. Below is Seavey’s second diary entry of the week. Indiana Midget Week continues tonight at Gas City I-69 Speedway in Gas City, Ind.
MONTPELIER, Ind. — Night one of Indiana Midget Week ended really well; it just didn’t start out that great!
Last night was my first time racing at Montpelier Speedway and I made a mistake on both qualifying laps, but luckily I had a good car that carried me to a seventh-place qualifying effort.
That started me fifth in the heat and I was able to get to second right away. I rode in second most of the race until a late restart. I jumped to the outside and challenged for the lead, making slight contact with the outside wall and cutting my right-rear tire, forcing me out of the race and to the B-Main.
With it being my first time racing at Montpelier, the B-Main I think helped me learn how the track would race for the feature. We started on the pole of the B and won that race. Clean air never hurts in these cars.
Starting seventh in the feature, the first few laps were pretty chaotic, as expected. The good news was that I was able to maneuver my way into third early, and actually grabbed second from (Kyle) Larson until a caution flew just before lap 10.
I settled into third for a few laps and got a big run on my teammate Tucker Klaasmeyer, but I overshot the slider and ended up over the cushion. By the time I got it back on the race track, I had lost a handful of spots and it made it tougher on us.
The track got really slick and tricky at the end of the race – but that’s when it’s the most fun, in my opinion! I was able to run back to third, but couldn’t gain any ground on the top two cars. Finishing on the podium with guys like Kyle and Tyler Courtney is a great start to our week, though.
Gas City is tonight, marking another new track for me. The KKM (Keith Kunz Motorsports) cars are good everywhere we go though, so I have no doubt we will be good again as long as I do my job well, adapt quickly, and run a good qualifying lap.
With weather in the forecast for tonight, my biggest hope is that we can get the race in and put on another great show for all the Indiana dirt track fans who come out to support us!
Seavey’s prior entry can be accessed via the link below: