Granite City, IL. (10/02/2020) The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League was back in action for a two-day stint at the famous Tri-City Speedway for the Gold Crown Nationals. With 28 cars in attendance, an action-packed slider-filled night kept the crowd and drivers on their feet.
Michael "Buddy" Kofoid came out on top and killed the field to take his seventh trip to victory lane this season.
The feature action was all over at Tri-City Speedway, as front row competitors #67 Buddy Kofoid and #21K Emilio Hoover would being the field of 23 drivers to the green flag. Pole-sitter Kofoid would take the top side and gain the early lead, Thomas Meseraull would strike early but a pair of reds kept the field bunched up and gave Kofoid the advantage on the field.
With just under ten laps remaining, Kofoid still chose the top line around the racetrack but teammate Daison Pursley had his mind set elsewhere. Pursley would use a high-to-low maneuver on the exit of turn two which would give him an advantage. Pursley made the pass for the second-place position and set his sights on the top spot. With the laps winding down, Pursley gave Kofoid all he had but came up one spot short of his first POWRi Midget Victory. Cannon McIntosh finished in the third-place position, Thomas Meseraull in fourth, and rounding out your top five was Zach Daum.
The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League will be back in action tomorrow, October 3 at Tri-City Speedway for the final night of the Gold Crown Nationals.
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Schoenfeld Headers Heat 1 Winner: 21KS- Zach daum
AFCO Heat 2 Winner: 67- Buddy Kofoid
Diversified Machine Inc. Heat 3 Winner: 7X-Thomas Meseraull
Auto Meter Heat 4 Winner: 21K-Emilio Hoover
Super Clean High Point: 67- Buddy Kofoid
Rod End Supply Semi-Feature 1: 28- Ace McCarthy
TRD Hard Charger: 71K Cannon McIntosh
Lucas Oil Feature Winner: 67- Buddy Kofoid
POWRi Lucas Oil National & West Midget League Feature Results (25 laps): 1. 67- Buddy Kofoid 2. 9-Daison Pursley 3. 71K Cannon McIntosh 4. 7X-Thomas Meseraull 5. 21KS- Zach Daum 6. 28- Ace McCarthy 7. 3N-Jake Neuman 8. 71-Kaylee Bryson 9. 67K-Bryant Wiedeman 10. 97K- Jesse Love 11. 91T-Tyler Thomas 12. 15-Emerson Axsom 13. 72-Sam Johnson 14. 5T- Ryan Timms 15. 20G-Noah Gass 16. 55K- Karter Sarff 17. 97- Brenham Crouch 18. 50-Daniel Adler 19. 98- Clinton Boyles 20. 00-Kory Weyant 21. 21-Trey Gropp 22. 19P- Don Droud JR 23. 21K-Emilio Hoover