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Becomes the sixth different event winner and 16th series winner of the season
PEVELY, Mo. – Aug. 6, 2016 – Rico Abreu proved to be the strongest man Saturday night at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 as he powered forward and battled to the lead scoring his first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the season and the Federated Auto Parts Ironman 55 presented by Walker.
Abreu, a NASCAR Truck Series regular, slipped back to fifth early but battled back into the top three after a lap 26 restart. He worked his way around the No. 9 of Daryn Pittman then set his sights on the No. 49 of Brad Sweet. Sweet bobbled coming off of turn four and Abreu raced past him onto the front straight.
Through traffic, the then leader Kerry Madsen lost ground to Abreu and Sweet. On lap 38 Abreu threw a slider on Madsen through turns three and four, but Madsen held. What commenced though was a two-lap, three-way battle for the lead. Abreu eventually got around and through restarts, traffic and a brush with the wall on the final lap, Abreu cruised to the Ironman 55 win.
Scores his second straight win and seventh of the season
PEVELY, Mo. – Aug. 5, 2016 – Neither rain nor restarts could dampen David Gravel’s Friday night as he dominated the Monroe Shocks and Struts Prelude to the Ironman at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 and scored his second straight and seventh overall World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series victory of the season.
Off-and-on light rain fell on the 1/3 mile, bullring in Pevely, Mo. throughout the feature, but Gravel was the class of the field in his No. 5 Big Game Treestands machine. Multiple restarts hit in the middle of the 35-lap main event, but Gravel held off the competition behind and cruised to the finish. He has led the last 75 laps of World of Outlaws competition.
“We’re really rolling right now,” Gravel said in victory lane. “It was a really fast race track around the top and the rain made the top even better and tighter as the race went on… We’ve won a rain-shortened race so you don’t want to get too many of those. You want to earn them. You needed that 35-lap workout because 55 laps tomorrow is going to be tough, for sure.”
Belleville, IL – The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series and POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series will head to the Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri on Friday, August 5th for the Prelude to the Ironman and Saturday, August 6th for the Ironman 55. Running in conjunction with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars, this will be POWRi’s first appearance at the high-banked 1/3rd mile in 2016, after the earlier scheduled show was cancelled due to rain. In 2015 fans saw Tanner Thorson take the checkers for the Prelude to the Ironman, while Thomas Messeraul cleaned house in the Ironman 55 finale.
Heading into the Ironman weekend, Zach Daum holds a narrow 60 point lead over Tanner Thorson for the quest to become the 2016 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Champion. Spencer Bayston is in third, 120 points out of the lead. Justin Peck holds fourth, while Jake Neuman rides in fifth. Carson Macedo continues to lead over Holly Shelton and Brayton Lynch for POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Rookie of the Year honors.
In POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series competition, Grady Chandler has a slim 10 point lead over Steven Shebester. Blake Edwards is in third, 520 points out of the top spot, while Jason McDougal is in fourth, 80 points behind Edwards. Kade Morton holds fifth.
All midget teams and their families’ member or non-member will pay a reduced pit pass price of $30.00. Please let them know at the pit pass booth that you are with a POWRi midget team.
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The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action next week at Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway
PEVELY, Mo. – April 30, 2016 – Rain and heavily saturated grounds at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 have forced the cancellation of the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series event scheduled for today.
The event will not be rescheduled.
Fans who purchased advance tickets have several options available to them. Tickets can be converted to Ironman 55 weekend (Aug. 5 and 6) tickets at face value. They can be converted to 2017 Spring Classic tickets. Or tickets can be exchanged for another event at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 to include the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series event on July 2.
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Saturday, August 7th – Pevely, MO – The series’ first appearance at Federated Auto Parts Raceway since 2008, Tanner Thorson of Minden, Nevada survived a grueling battle with Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports teammate Christopher Bell to earn his second POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series victory of 2015, taking the “Prelude to the Ironman.”
Thomas Messeraul of San Jose, California led the field to green in the 5ive-6ix, Inc. Esslinger-powered Triple-X Chassis with Zach Daum to his outside. Daum would take the jump on the initial start, only to be called back for the spun machine driven by Andy Malpocker. Relining up, Thorson would lead the first lap from third while running the bottom, as Messeraul took to the extreme top. With three laps complete, the red would come out for Andy Malpocker who clipped the outside wall in turn one, going for a ride. Malpocker would be alright, but his machine would find itself on the business end of the wrecker.
Coming back to green, Messeraul would try to challenge Thorson by again using the furthest way around the race track. On lap five, Austin Prock would clip the outside wall in turn one, almost identical to Malpocker, and flip hard. Prock would be alright, but done for the remainder of the event. Thorson would get a nice jump on the restart as Messeraul again wasted no time and took straight to the top side of the track. With eight laps in the books, the action would be interrupted as Austin Brown’s Toyota-powered BOSS Chassis slowed entering turn one. Brown would enter the work area and then restart at the tail.