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May 5, 2019

Late passes propel Schudy, Seavey and Hanks to Open Wheel Showdown feature wins at Lucas Oil Speedway

Kory Schudy celebrates his POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint feature win at Saturday's Open Wheel Showdown at Lucas Oil Speedway. (Kenny Shaw photo)
WHEATLAND, Missouri (May 5, 2019) - Kory Schudy passed Korey Weyant on a restart with two laps remaining to capture the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint Car feature victory in Saturday night's 8th annual Impact Signs Awnings & Wraps Open Wheel Showdown at Lucas Oil Speedway.

It was something of a home-track triumph for Schudy, as he pulled off the win just an hour from home in Springfield, Missouri.

"All I can say is God is good," an excited Schudy said in victory lane. "I have to thank everybody that helps out."

 

Also earning feature wins, as 107 cars checked into the pits, were Logan Seavey (POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League) and Brandon Hanks (RacinBoys ASCS Warrior Region Winged Sprint Cars Presented by Impact Signs Awnings & Wraps/American Bank of Oklahoma Sooner Region Presented by Smiley's Racing Products).

 

Weyant passed Schudy at the start-finish line to complete lap 18 after Schudy had opened as much as a 2.5-second lead while leading laps 5-through-17.

Drama ensued just as Weyant was about to take the white flag with a two-second lead. A three-car tangle in turn one brought out a red flag and set up a green-white-checkered sprint to the finish with Weyant leading Schudy and Mitchell Davis.

 

Schudy, who drives for Sawyer Racing, made the most of the opportunity. He got a tremendous restart and made the pass in turn one and Weyant was no match from there. Schudy, 34, scored his first POWRi WAR Sprint victory.

 

"We definitely needed the restart," said Schudy, who started sixth in the main event. "To be honest, I was wore out and kind of got lazy and Korey got by me there. I was able to regroup there and go back at him."

 

Weyant, of Springfield, Illinois, said the red flag essentially took away the win from him.

"We would have won it if not for that," Weyant said. "But he did a good job on the restart."

Mitchell Davis finished third and Slater Helt was fourth.

 

Seavey takes control late: Logan Seavey made the decisive pass with six laps remaining and went on to win the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League feature. Driving for the famed Keith Kunz Motorsports team, Seavey beat Cannon McIntosh and Jesse Colwell to the finish for his third POWRi Midget win of the season in five events.

 

Colwell started on the front row and had opened a half-straightaway lead over  McIntosh and  Seavey when a caution flag waved on lap 12 to bunch the field. After the restart, Seavey moved past McIntosh into second and put pressure on Colwell as the duo broke away from the field.

Tyler Thomas slowed for a flat tire, while running in the top five, to bring out a caution on lap 23. After the restart, Seavey made an inside pass of Colwell in turn two to take over the lead. But just one lap later, Hank Davis found the wall in turn two to bring out the race's fifth caution.

Seavey, of Sutter, California, dominated as the race remained green the rest of the way. McIntosh was second and Colwell third. Zach Daum finished fourth and Jake Neuman, the race's biggest mover, wound up fifth after starting 19th.

"That was tough for sure," the fifth-starting Seavey said of the hard-earned win. He said the track surface had some holes that made it challenging - but he didn't really mind.

 

"I like the holes; it kind of gives the race track character," Seavey said after his third win of the season and ninth of his POWRi National Midget League career.

"That's pretty cool," Seavey said of his growing win total. "That shows how good Keith's cars are. I'm so happy to be driving them. My crew believes in me a lot.

Sixteen-year-old McIntosh, of Bixby, Oklahoma, said it was a satisfying result and described it as a physically demanding race.

"Logan did a great job. He drove away at the end," McIntosh said. "I drove my butt off and we'll take second."

 

Hanks captures ASCS win: Brandon Hanks grabbed control over the final portion of the feature and prevailed in the ASCS Winged Sprint headliner.

 

"I need to go to the gym," a tired-but-happy Hanks said afterward. "Shoot, I run 65 miles a week. I'll tell you, anybody who thinks race-car drivers ain't athletes, they're crazy."

 

Hanks, who started fourth, caught and passed pole-starting Bergman with 10 laps remaining in the 30-lap feature. He was leading by half a straightaway when a caution on lap 25 bunched the field with Bergman in second.

 

But that proved no problems for Hanks as the Burlison, Tennessee driver dominated the rest of the way and finished 2.37 seconds clear of Bergman, of Snohomish, Washington. Alex Sewell of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, wound up third.

 

8th ANNUAL IMPACT SIGNS AWNINGS & WRAPS
OPEN WHEEL SHOWDOWN
Results (May 4, 2019) 
POWRi National Midget League with POWRi West Midgets
  A Feature 1 (30 Laps): 1. 67-Logan Seavey, [5]; 2. 08-Cannon McIntosh, [7]; 3. 71-Jesse Colwell, [2]; 4. 5D-Zach Daum, [12]; 5. 3N-Jake Neuman, [17]; 6. 21KS-Jason McDougal, [6]; 7. 67K-Holley Hollan, [8]; 8. 7M-Chance Morton, [13]; 9. 71K-Tanner Carrick, [14]; 10. 9-Daison Pursley, [18]; 11. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, [1]; 12. 28-Ace McCarthy, [9]; 13. 3B-Shelby Bosie, [4]; 14. 19S-Korey Weyant, [22]; 15. 91T-Tyler Thomas, [3]; 16. 5T-Presley Truedson, [21]; 17. 8M-Kade Morton, [24]; 18. 42-Hank Davis, [15]; 19. 44-Wesley Smith, [10]; 20. 20G-Noah Gass, [19]; 21. 32-Trey Marcham, [11]; 22. 7S-Pat Schudy, [20]; 23. 41-Brad Wyatt, [16]; 24. 44S-Andrew Felker, [23]
  B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 3N-Jake Neuman, [1]; 2. 9-Daison Pursley, [3]; 3. 20G-Noah Gass, [10]; 4. 7S-Pat Schudy, [2]; 5. 5T-Presley Truedson, [5]; 6. 19S-Korey Weyant, [11]; 7. 8M-Kade Morton, [4]; 8. 9H-Emilio Hoover, [8]; 9. 15L-Merril Lamb, [9]; 10. 15H-Tony Hudlin, [14]; 11. 3H-Rick Horn, [13]; 12. 11B-Kaylee Bryson, [7]; 13. 44S-Andrew Felker, [12]; 14. 17E-Blake Edwards, [6]; 15. 2H-Luke Howard, [15]
  Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 21KS-Jason McDougal, [1]; 2. 67K-Holley Hollan, [3]; 3. 67-Logan Seavey, [6]; 4. 5D-Zach Daum, [5]; 5. 71K-Tanner Carrick, [7]; 6. 9H-Emilio Hoover, [4]; 7. 15L-Merril Lamb, [8]; 8. 2H-Luke Howard, [2]
  Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, [3]; 2. 71-Jesse Colwell, [5]; 3. 7M-Chance Morton, [1]; 4. 42-Hank Davis, [4]; 5. 5T-Presley Truedson, [2]; 6. 8M-Kade Morton, [7]; 7. 19S-Korey Weyant, [6]; 8. 3H-Rick Horn, [8]
  Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 08-Cannon McIntosh, [1]; 2. 28-Ace McCarthy, [2]; 3. 32-Trey Marcham, [4]; 4. 41-Brad Wyatt, [3]; 5. 7S-Pat Schudy, [6]; 6. 11B-Kaylee Bryson, [5]; 7. 20G-Noah Gass, [7]; 8. 15H-Tony Hudlin, [8]
  Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 3B-Shelby Bosie, [2]; 2. 44-Wesley Smith, [1]; 3. 91T-Tyler Thomas, [7]; 4. 3N-Jake Neuman, [3]; 5. 9-Daison Pursley, [5]; 6. 17E-Blake Edwards, [6]; 7. 44S-Andrew Felker, [4]

 

POWRi WAR Sprints
  A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 28-Kory Schudy, [6]; 2. 99-Korey Weyant, [1]; 3. 56-Mitchell Davis, [4]; 4. 22S-Slater Helt, [8]; 5. 16-Anthony Nicholson, [14]; 6. 15B-Quinton Benson, [10]; 7. 31B-Joe B. Miller, [16]; 8. 77-Jack Wagner, [7]; 9. 90-Riley Kreisel, [11]; 10. 11-James Lyerla, [12]; 11. 12-Wesley Smith, [5]; 12. 37-Brian Beebe, [19]; 13. 7R-JD Black, [9]; 14. 65-Chris Parkinson, [17]; 15. 24H-Ty Hulsey, [13]; 16. 54-Trey Gropp, [18]; 17. 2H-Luke Howard, [15]; 18. 41-Brad Wyatt, [3]; 19. 77K-Katlynn Leer, [20]; 20. 11W-Wyatt Burks, [2]
  B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 65-Chris Parkinson, [2]; 2. 54-Trey Gropp, [4]; 3. 37-Brian Beebe, [1]; 4. 77K-Katlynn Leer, [3]; 5. 2X-Zach Clark, [9]; 6. 4-Braydon Cromwell, [15]; 7. 57-TJ Artz, [7]; 8. 2-Jason Billups, [16]; 9. 39-Kimberly Tyre, [12]; 10. 1X-Donovan Wise, [5]; 11. 24C-Craig Carroll, [10]; 12. 53-Brett Wilson, [6]; 13. 90X-Patrick Budde, [17]; 14. 42-Warren Johnson, [13]; 15. 73-Samuel Wagner, [8]; 16. 5$-Danny Smith, [11]; (DNS) 9-Casey Baker, ; (DNS) 21M-Michael Moore, ; (DNS) 31X-Dylan Kadous, ; (DNS) 31-Austin Sears.
  Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 41-Brad Wyatt, [2]; 2. 15B-Quinton Benson, [1]; 3. 28-Kory Schudy, [9]; 4. 65-Chris Parkinson, [4]; 5. 73-Samuel Wagner, [6]; 6. 24H-Ty Hulsey, [8]; 7. 39-Kimberly Tyre, [5]; 8. 9-Casey Baker, [3]; 9. 21M-Michael Moore, [7]
  Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 11W-Wyatt Burks, [2]; 2. 90-Riley Kreisel, [1]; 3. 12-Wesley Smith, [9]; 4. 77K-Katlynn Leer, [3]; 5. 1X-Donovan Wise, [4]; 6. 2X-Zach Clark, [5]; 7. 24C-Craig Carroll, [7]; 8. 42-Warren Johnson, [8]; 9. 31X-Dylan Kadous, [6]
  Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 77-Jack Wagner, [1]; 2. 7R-JD Black, [2]; 3. 11-James Lyerla, [4]; 4. 16-Anthony Nicholson, [5]; 5. 31B-Joe B. Miller, [7]; 6. 54-Trey Gropp, [8]; 7. 57-TJ Artz, [9]; 8. 4-Braydon Cromwell, [3]; 9. 31-Austin Sears, [6]
  Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 22S-Slater Helt, [1]; 2. 99-Korey Weyant, [4]; 3. 56-Mitchell Davis, [7]; 4. 2H-Luke Howard, [5]; 5. 53-Brett Wilson, [3]; 6. 37-Brian Beebe, [9]; 7. 5$-Danny Smith, [6]; 8. 90X-Patrick Budde, [2]; 9. 2-Jason Billups, [8]

 

ASCS Winged Sprints Sooner Region with ASCS Warrior Region
  A Feature 1 (30 Laps): 1. 84-Brandon Hanks, [4]; 2. 23-Seth Bergman, [1]; 3. 8-Alex Sewell, [8]; 4. 22-Sean McClelland, [5]; 5. 21-Miles Paulus, [12]; 6. 33-Austin Alumbaugh, [16]; 7. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [17]; 8. 35-Jonathan Cornell, [19]; 9. 26M-Fred Mattox, [7]; 10. 51-Mitchell Moore, [10]; 11. 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [13]; 12. 11AZ-Colton Fisher, [9]; 13. 0-Steven Russell, [18]; 14. 3V-Tyler Utz, [11]; 15. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [6]; 16. 14-Randy Martin, [2]; 17. 08-Cannon McIntosh, [15]; 18. 9M-Chad Goff, [20]; 19. 22S-Steven Shebester, [3]; 20. 44-Jared Sewell, [14]
  B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 08-Cannon McIntosh, [1]; 2. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [3]; 3. 35-Jonathan Cornell, [5]; 4. 13-Brayden Gaylord, [4]; 5. 0A-Dustin Adams, [6]; 6. 93-Taylor Walton, [11]; 7. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [8]; 8. 9$-Kyle Clark, [9]; 9. 77-J.C. Wilson, [12]; 10. 92J-J.R. Topper, [7]; 11. 24C-Lanny Carpenter, [10]; 12. 5-Kory Bales, [13]; 13. 15D-Andrew Deal, [2]
  B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 33-Austin Alumbaugh, [2]; 2. 0-Steven Russell, [6]; 3. 9M-Chad Goff, [3]; 4. 4-Evan Martin, [7]; 5. 37H-Nicholas Howard, [1]; 6. 38-Cody Baker, [4]; 7. 49B-Ben Brown, [8]; 8. 22X-Riley Goodno, [9]; 9. 11-Austin O'Neal, [13]; 10. 23X-Grady Chandler, [5]; 11. 81-Tanner Gebhardt, [12]; 12. 51B-Joe B. Miller, [10]; 13. 5D-Zach Daum, [11]
  Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [2]; 2. 26M-Fred Mattox, [4]; 3. 33-Austin Alumbaugh, [1]; 4. 08-Cannon McIntosh, [5]; 5. 92J-J.R. Topper, [3]; 6. 13-Brayden Gaylord, [8]; 7. 51B-Joe B. Miller, [6]; 8. 5D-Zach Daum, [7]
  Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 22S-Steven Shebester, [4]; 2. 11AZ-Colton Fisher, [2]; 3. 21-Miles Paulus, [3]; 4. 38-Cody Baker, [1]; 5. 9M-Chad Goff, [6]; 6. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [5]; 7. 49B-Ben Brown, [8]; 8. 77-J.C. Wilson, [7]
  Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 14-Randy Martin, [4]; 2. 51-Mitchell Moore, [1]; 3. 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [2]; 4. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [3]; 5. 35-Jonathan Cornell, [5]; 6. 0A-Dustin Adams, [7]; 7. 9$-Kyle Clark, [8]; 8. 11-Austin O'Neal, [6]
  Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 22-Sean McClelland, [3]; 2. 84-Brandon Hanks, [6]; 3. 44-Jared Sewell, [2]; 4. 37H-Nicholas Howard, [5]; 5. 23X-Grady Chandler, [4]; 6. 0-Steven Russell, [7]; 7. 5-Kory Bales, [1]; 8. 93-Taylor Walton, [8]

  Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 8-Alex Sewell, [2]; 2. 23-Seth Bergman, [6]; 3. 3V-Tyler Utz, [4]; 4. 15D-Andrew Deal, [5]; 5. 4-Evan Martin, [3]; 6. 24C-Lanny Carpenter, [1]; 7. 22X-Riley Goodno, [8]; 8. 81-Tanner Gebhardt, [7]
 

Weekly Racing Series returns next week: NMI/VMG Marketing Group and Wild Animal Safari team up to present Round 4 of the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series next Saturday with all mothers admitted FREE for Mother's Day. Gates open at 4 p.m. with racing at 7:05.

 

The Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models, the Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, O'Reilly Auto Parts Street Stocks and the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods will be in action with the USRA Modifieds running a special 25-lap, $1,000-to-win main event.

 

To inquire about tickets, VIP suites or camping, contact Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or via email at Nichole@LucasOilSpeedway.com.

 

CONTACT:
Danny Lorton
Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager
Office: (417) 282-5984