SHUMAN WINS FIRST CAREER POWRI RACE AT LUCAS OIL SPEEDWAY
For the first time in his career, Casey Shuman earned a POWRi Midget
victory, as he trumped Friday’s winner Mike Hess on the last lap of
Saturday’s race at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatfield, Mo.
Driving a Lucas Oil sponsored Midget, Shuman dove underneath Hess on the 30th and final lap to take the checkered flag. It was only the second lap Hess had led during the race; the polesitter also led the opening lap before surrendering the lead to Brett Anderson.
Hess looked to have been in a repeat position of Friday’s win at Valley Speedway. Like Friday, a mechanical failure – a broken right-front shock after running into a lapped car – sent Anderson out of contention for the victory after 18 laps. Anderson had led Laps 2-18.
Hess set sail and planted himself behind a lapped car with a handful of laps left. However, a hard-charging Shuman – known better in the Midwest as a Sprint car driver – mounted his charge on the leader and made the winning move.
Hess finished second, ahead of Chad McDaniel (who earned the Hard Charger Award after starting 14th), Nick Knepper and Austin Brown. Shuman, Brown and Rich Camfield won heat races, while Daniel Robinson won the semifeature.
Lucas Oil Spedway Midget Feature Results:
Casey Shuman, Mike Hess, Chad McDaniel, Nick Knepper, Austin Brown, Daniel Robinson, Russ Harper, Tyler Robbins, Rich Camfield, Mike Riley, Dave Camfield Jr, Zach Daum, Dereck King, Scott Christle, Matt Fox, Cody Brewer, Tim Siner, Brett Anderson, Greg Lueckert, Joe Boyles, Derrick Myers, Garrett Hood, Kenny Brown