Humboldt Speedway to host POWRi West Midgets this weekend

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August 22, 2018 - 10:33 AM

The Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Executive Concrete NWA takes to the Humboldt Speedway for two full nights of racing action on Friday and Saturday.
It will mark the series’ first visit to the high-banked, 3/8-mile clay oval since Steven Shebester beat Wesley Smith and Grady Chandler to the line in the series’ first Humboldt appearance in August  2017.
On the strength of a series-best 10 top-five feature runs, Springfield, Missouri’s Kory Schudy leads the way into the weekend with a healthy lead in the POWRi West championship points chase.
Fourteen-year-old Hank Davis of Sand Springs, Okla., has climbed to second in points with Nixa, Missouri’s Wesley Smith, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Hannah Adair and Bixby, Oklahoma’s Cannon McIntosh filling out the current top five in points.
Parity has prevailed in the POWRi West Midget ranks thus far in 2018 with 15 different winners in 18 feature events.
The only drivers to post multiple wins include Christopher Bell, who swept the season-opening double at Oklahoma City’s I-44 Riverside Speedway, along with Broken Arrow’s Jonathan Beason and Missouri’s Smith.
Single wins have been scattered among another dozen drivers including Schudy, Davis, McIntosh, Blake Edwards, Ace McCarthy, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Jake Neuman, Logan Seavey, Tanner Carrick, Kyle Jones, Jerry Coons, Jr., and Tyler Thomas.
In total, more than $12,000 in points fund money is up for grabs in the POWRi West Midget League and POWRi West Sooner Series action for 2018.
Racing action gets underway at 8 p.m. on Friday and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Adult admission is $15 on Friday and $20 on Saturday with kids (6-12) – $5
B-Mods and Midwest Mods will also run Friday with Factory and Compact class running Saturday.

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