Klaasmeyer Leads KKM Podium Sweep at Lake Ozark

Eldon, MO – Picking up his sixth POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League victory of 2018, Tucker Klaasmeyer led a Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports podium sweep at Lake Ozark Speedway. Starting outside the front row, Klaasmeyer lead the opening lap over pole sitter Kyle Craker and Tyler Thomas in third.

As the field began to search for grooves, the topside of the high-banked third mile appeared to be the quickest way around. After clipping the outside wall and flipping wildly. He was alright, but the damaged sustained to his machine was enough to sideline him for the remainder of the event. Resuming racing, Tanner Carrick hounded Klaasmeyer as Logan Seavey worked his way through the field from his eighth place starting position towards Tyler Thomas in third.

11 laps later, the caution flew again, this time for Karter Sarff who cut a right rear down. Stacking the field back up, Klaasmeyer again held off Carrick as Seavey searched for ground to gain on third place Tyler Thomas. Pushing into third and past Thomas, Seavey took the spot and with 23 laps down, Karsyn Elledge brought out the caution as her machine sat spun in turn four.

Returning to a two-lap shootout, Klaasmeyer deflected any chance that Carrick had at the lead, as Seavey slipped past Carrick for second. Tyler Thomas finished fourth with Ryan Robinson in fifth.

“That was a really fun race,” commented Tucker Klaasmeyer. “I was starting to get a little nervous on needing to make a late race lane change, but I just felt too good up there to change anything. I could put that thing anywhere tonight. Al had that thing on lock. This is awesome. Picking up six wins in a year and leading the points this late in the year is great. Getting them all throughout the year and not just one patch throughout the season is nice. I’m looking forward to next week.”

“Overall, the track crew gave us a great racetrack tonight, so hat’s off to them,” said Logan Seavey. “Once again, the KKM sweep the podium of the show. This shows how good these racecars are. They’re so fun to drive and on a good racetrack like this with two grooves, it makes it a lot of fun. We all basically run identical racecars and are all trying to rip the fence. It’s tough to gain ground when it’s your teammates you’re racing against.”

“It was a pretty good weekend,” stated Tanner Carrick. “A good start to six nights of racing for us. We’ll get ready for the next four nights and see if we can carry this momentum into it.”


Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 71 – RYAN ROBINSON, Heat 2: 27 – TUCKER KLAASMEYER, Heat 3: 85 – KYLE CRAKER

Toyota Semi Feature Winner: 7M – CHANCE MORTON

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner:

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (25 laps): 1. 27 – TUCKER KLAASMEYER 2. 67 – LOGAN SEAVEY 3. 71K – TANNER CARRICK 4. 91T – TYLER THOMAS 5. 71 – RYAN ROBINSON 6. 67K – HOLLY SHELTON 7. 5D – ZACH DAUM 8. 57 – MARIA COFER 9. 79 – BLAKE CARRICK 10. 4M – MICHELLE DECKER 11. 72 – SAM JOHNSON 12. 3N – JAKE NEUMAN 13. 28 – KORY SCHUDY 14. 42 – HANK DAVIS 15. 14JR – HOLLEY HOLLAN 16. 83 – KARSYN ELLEDGE 17. 56X – ANDREW FELKER 18. 7JR – JD BLACK 19. 21KS – KARTER SARFF 20. 7F – AUSTIN BROWN 21. 85 – KYLE CRAKER 22. 7M – CHANCE MORTON

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9/2/2018 at Lake Ozark Speedway – Eldon, MO
Midgets: POWRi National Midgets with POWRi West Midgets
360 Sprints – Winged: ASCS National with ASCS Warrior Region
POWRi National Midgets with POWRi West Midgets
A Feature 1
Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 2 Tucker Klaasmeyer Paola, KS 27
2 8 Logan Seavey Sutter, CA 67
3 3 Tanner Carrick Lincoln, CA 71K
4 4 Tyler Thomas Collinsville, OK 91T
5 5 Ryan Robinson Foresthill, CA 71
6 6 Holly Shelton Gold River, CA 67K
7 7 Zach Daum Pocahontas, IL 5D
8 14 Maria Cofer Macdoel, CA 57
9 12 Blake Carrick Lincoln, CA 79
10 11 Michelle Decker Guthrie, OK 4M
360 Sprints – Winged
A Feature
41 laps | 00:10:10.103
Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 4 Sammy Swindell Germantown, TN 3S
2 2 Derek Hagar Marion, AR 9JR
3 8 Brian Brown Grain Valley, MO 21B
4 6 Seth Bergman Snohomish, WA 23
5 9 Jonathan Cornell Sedalia, MO 28C
6 7 Sam Hafertepe Jr Sunnyvale, TX 15H
7 10 Travis Rilat Forney, TX 1
8 3 Tyler Thomas Collinsville, OK 91T
9 5 Wayne Johnson Oklahoma City, OK 2C
10 11 Jamie Ball Knoxville, IA 5J

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