Larson Wins 4th Straight Start In POWRi Midgets

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. (June 6, 2013)-Kyle Larson drove to victory in his
fourth straight start in the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series and Mike
Dicely took his third career win in the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw
Micro Series to open POWRi Racing’s four-events-in-four-nights Speed Week on
Thursday at quarter-mile Jacksonville Speedway.

Larson led all 30 laps in Keith Kunz Motorsports’ Toyota-powered Bullet to
take the checkered flag by six car lengths over Darren Hagen, but it wasn’
t without an anxious moment. Exiting turn four on the 15th lap, Larson
bounced off a lapped car that had spun. The 20-year-old from Elk Grove, Calif.,
was a quarter lap ahead and was able to keep the lead when the race slowed
for caution.

“I plowed into the car,” Larson said. “I hurt my car pretty bad, it was
bouncing around and tough to drive. But the car was still good even with
bent parts. I hadn’t driven a Midget in a while and it’s always a lot of fun
to race in a Midget with POWRi.”

Larson triumphed over a 49-car field of outstanding talent and
accomplishments. Hagen was the USAC Honda National Champion a year ago and third-place
finisher Brad Kuhn of Avon, Ind., is a two-time POWRi National Midget
champion. Others in the feature included multi-time New Zealand and Australian
Midget champion Michael Pickens, who finished seventh, USAC Triple Crown
winner Jerry Coons Jr., who finished eighth, and NASCAR Nationwide regular
Justin Allgaier, who finished 18th.

Larson is a Nationwide regular, too. He’s ninth in the points and will be
at Iowa Speedway for Saturday’s race. Larson was a promising West Coast
short track racer at the start of 2011 and his career has been catapulted into
NASCAR’s national series by dominating the short tracks in every type of
car he’s driven. Earnhardt Ganassi Racing signed him to a contract at the
start of 2012 and he won the NASCAR K & N East Series. Larson won his first
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event in April.

“I’ve run at Iowa a lot and, hopefully, we’ll get our first win (in
Nationwide) there ,” Larson said.

Hagen was disappointed with second.

“The team gave me a better car than the drive I gave them,” the
26-year-old from Riverside, Calif., said. “Or Larson was just better tonight.”

The 48-year-old Dicely of Lewisberry, Pa, passed 2012 POWRi Outlaw Micro
champion Joe B. Miller of Millersville, Mo., on the second lap and led to
the rest of the way to win by three car lengths. Nathan Benson of Concordia,
Mo., was third.

Dicely is the owner of Hyper chassis and made the 14-hour drive to
showcase his product.

“POWRi’s Speed Week made it worthwhile to drive out because it’s four
nights in a row,” Dicely said. “I had a softer tire than Joe B. and it
allowed me to get by on the bottom early n the race Joe B. (who also uses a
Hyper) is one of the best in the business and one of my best friends.”

POWRi’s inaugural Speed Week, with all four events in Illinois, continues
Friday at Lincoln Speedway, Saturday at Macon Speedway and Sunday at
Vermillion County Speedway in Danville.

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series feature results (30 laps): 1. Kyle
Larson, 2. Darren Hagen, 3. Brad Kuhn, 4. Chris Bell, 5. Austin Brown, 6.
Rico Abreu, 7 Michael Pickens, 8. Jerry Coons Jr., 9. Andrew Felker, 10.
Jake Blackhurst, 11. Terry Babb, 12. Alex Bright, 13. Danny Stratton, 14.
Tyler Thomas, 15. Zach Daum, 16. Casey Shuman, 17. Tanner Thorson, 18. Justin
Allgaier, 19. Brad Hosen, 20. Seth Motsinger, 21. Brandon Waelti, 22. Colten
Cottle, 23. Justin Peck.

POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series (20 laps): 1. Mike Dicely,
2. Joe B. Miller, 3. Nathan Benson, 4. Cale Thomas, 5. James Morris, 6.
Jason Harms, 7. Derek LeMaster, 8. Max Pozsgai, 9. Chris Openshaw, 10. Jeremy
Camp, 11. Ayrton Gennetten, 12. Jake Neuman, 13. Corey Nelson, 14. Jeremy
Zumwalt, 15. Derek Schuett, 16. Kyle Schuett, 17. Steve Finn, 18. Chris
Ohl, 19. Bailey Goldesberry, 20. Evan Turner, 21. Aaron Andruskevitch, 22.
Shelby Bosie.

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