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Extra Than 40 Pre-Entries For T-City Midget Showdown | SPEED SPORT
April 5, 2021
TULSA, Okla. – The USAC NOS Power Drink Nationwide Midget Sequence is ready to return to Port Metropolis Raceway this weekend for the second operating of the Werco Manufacturing T-City Midget Showdown introduced by the Rayce Rudeen Basis.
The April 9-10 occasion contains a stacked entry checklist, with 41 drivers and vehicles pre-entered for the Elite Racing Promotions occasion, headed by Brady Bacon and spouse Xia Xianna.
The doubleheader options greater than $43,000 in purse cash and bonuses all through the 2 nights of racing at Port Metropolis, with a $7,001 winner’s share for the 50-lap finale on April 10.
Dahmer Powertrain Inc. has additionally elevated the minimal payout for all midget function starters to $500 on Saturday.
Justin Grant is available in as the latest function winner with the USAC midgets at Port Metropolis, successful the finale of the 2020 T-City Midget Showdown after main the ultimate 28 laps to attain the victory.
Present collection level chief Buddy Kofoid completed eleventh and eighth, respectively, final yr and gained his warmth on the second night time. His third-place run with POWRi on March 28 marked his greatest run to this point on the monitor.
Thomas Meseraull, fourth in USAC’s nationwide midget standings, was victorious within the collection’ most up-to-date function occasion at Ocala on Feb. 8. Slightly greater than 10 months prior at Port Metropolis, he took thirteenth within the T-City opener and rose to seventh on night time two.
Chris Windom is tied with Kofoid on the prime of the standings after two occasions, however is formally second coming into the weekend as a result of win tiebreaker.
The USAC Triple Crown champion was the one driver to steer laps on each nights at Port Metropolis in 2020 whereas additionally ending on the rostrum each occasions, taking third on night time one after main 20 laps and rating second on night time two after pacing the sector for 10 circuits.
Cannon McIntosh owns the USAC monitor report at Port Metropolis of 9.398 seconds, set on night time two of T-City in 2020, however took fifth and gained his warmth on night time one final yr. He just lately completed fifth in March’s Turnpike Problem on the monitor.
McIntosh gained that race in 2020, and was additionally the winner of final Saturday’s non-points Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Hometown Problem finale at Riverside Int’l Speedway in Arkansas.
Daison Pursley gained the opener of the Stenhouse Problem in West Memphis final Friday. He’s completed inside the highest 5 in each his USAC NOS Power Drink Nationwide Midget begins this season and completed a better of ninth on night time two of T-City one yr in the past.
Pursley took a fourth-place end result late in 2020 at Port Metropolis with POWRi.
A yr in the past at T-City, Reinbold-Underwood Motorsports made its debut as a USAC Nationwide Midget crew. This weekend will mark one other debut for the Arizona-based operation with 2016 collection champion Tanner Thorson behind the wheel.
Thorson was fourth and tenth at T-City in 2020, and captured runner-up finishes on the monitor’s Turnpike Problem in each 2016 and 2020. Thorson was victorious in the latest USAC midget race held in Oklahoma, successful at Meeker’s Crimson Grime Raceway final July.
Reinbold-Underwood completed second of their first outing at T-City a yr in the past, on the time with Logan Seavey driving from nineteenth to a runner-up end, which earned him KSE Racing Merchandise Exhausting Charger honors for the night.
Seavey, the 2018 USAC Nationwide Midget champion who now drives for Tom Malloy, went ahead once more on night time two in 2020, racing from sixteenth to fifth. Seavey gained at Port Metropolis in 2020 throughout POWRI’s Donnie Ray Crawford Sooner State 55.
Oklahoman Tyler Thomas completed tenth and eleventh in the course of the 2020 T-City and was tenth once more with POWRi at Port Metropolis in March.
The 2018 Jason Leffler Memorial winner at Wayne County Speedway in Illinois earned a greatest midget end of fourth at Port Metropolis in the course of the 2016 Turnpike Problem.
Kevin Thomas Jr. was certainly one of 19 drivers to begin each T-City options in 2020, together with Grant, Kofoid, McIntosh, Meseraull, Pursley, Seavey, Thomas, Thorson, Windom and Ethan Mitchell, in addition to reigning POWRi nationwide champion Jake Neuman, Jonathan Beason and Kaylee Bryson amongst those that shall be in attendance for the second version of the occasion.
4 extra drivers made a function begin on simply one of many two nights of T-City in 2020 and return this yr. Emerson Axsom and Emilio Hoover every made their USAC debuts at Port Metropolis in 2020.
In the meantime, Jason McDougal was a micro dash standout at Port Metropolis, and Ace McCarthy stands as certainly one of 15 Oklahoma drivers on this weekend’s pre-entry checklist.
The checklist of T-City Midget Showdown first-timers features a handful which have earlier midget expertise at Port Metropolis, together with Bryant Wiedeman and Joe B. Miller.
Missouri’s Sam Johnson (twelfth), Texas’ Brenham Crouch (sixteenth), Nebraska’s Trey Gropp (twentieth), Texas’ Kyle Jones (twenty first) and Oklahoma’s Likelihood Morton (twenty fourth) every participated in March’s Turnpike Problem at Port Metropolis.
9-time USAC AMSOIL Nationwide Dash Automotive function winner Kyle Cummins will make his Port Metropolis debut with the USAC midgets, as will Derek Hagar, Jesse Colwell and rookie-of-the-year contenders Chase Randall and Hayden Reinbold.
NASCAR Cup Sequence and Truck Sequence veteran Tanner Berryhill will make his T-City debut, as will reigning USAC Midwest Thunder Speed2 Midget Sequence titlist Jacob Denney, USAC midget veterans Kade Morton, Casey Hicks and Oliver Akard.
Brian Carber will look to make his first USAC function begin, with Kevin Brewer, Cade Cowles, Kyle Wilson, Alex Sewell and Glenn Bratti additionally becoming a member of the fray.
Solely 14 earlier USAC Nationwide Midget Sequence occasions have been held within the state of Oklahoma, 5 of which have been held previously three seasons.
Bob Wente, the 1963 collection champion, is the lone multi-time winner in Oklahoma with two scores. Christopher Bell, Jimmy Caruthers, Jimmy Davies, John Batts, Grant, Lloyd Ruby, Seavey, Roger West, Sleepy Tripp, Steve Cannon, Thorson and Tyler Courtney have every gained as soon as within the Sooner State behind the wheel of a USAC midget.