WHEATLAND, Mo. — Ricky Lewis would ride the high side to capture the Jesse Hockett Daniel McMillin Memorial Championship Night feature victory honors at Lucas Oil Speedway to notch his first career feature win with the POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League after Mother-Nature would throw a curve and delay racing into Sunday afternoon action.
Conflicting on the initial green flag start would find Kory Schudy battle against front-row companion and Night One winner Isaac Chapple into the first pair of corners with Schudy gaining the opening on-track advantage as Xavier Doney, Blake Vermillion, Mario Clouser and Matt Sherrell all ran inside the top-five while attempting to run down the speedy pacesetter in the early feature stages.
Battling all over the well prepared racing surface would find Schudy and Doney going wheel-to-wheel for most of the feature as drivers all jockeyed for positions during an intense and action-packed feature event with Lewis overtaking for the prized position around the mid-point of the thrilling event.
Holding the point position for the final twelve revolutions would witness Lewis emerge victorious from starting in the eleventh position with Doney placing closely behind in the runner-up position as Schudy rounded out the final podium placements as the checkered flag waved.
“This is so cool to be standing down here at such an unbelievable event and it just adds more to an awesome year,” said an elated Ricky Lewis in the Lucas Oil Speedway Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillion Memorial victory lane ceremonies. Adding, “I think I gained the lead at just the perfect time to weather the rubber wear.”
Staying in the hunt for the front of the field all event, Clouser would finish fourth as Casey Shuman rounded out the top-five.
1. 41-Ricky Lewis; 2. 74-Xavier Doney; 3. 28-Kory Schudy; 4. 6-Mario Clouser; 5. 24W-Casey Shuman; 6. 15-Matt Sherrell; 7. 5-Jesse Vermillion; 8. 06-Rylan Gray; 9. 77-Jack Wagner; 10. 16-Anthony Nicholson; 11. 15E-Dakota Earls; 12. 15B-Quinton Benson; 13. 73V-Blake Vermillion; 14. 91-Riley Kreisel; 15. 78-Rob Caho Jr; 16. 21-Caleb Stelzig; 17. 26-Zachary Clark; 18. 44-Wesley Smith; 19. (DNF) 79-Keith Martin; 20. (DNF) 11W-Wyatt Burks; 21. (DNF) 2H-Luke Howard; 22. (DNF) 8D-Colten Cottle; 23. (DNF) 6D-Isaac Chapple; 24. (DNF) 93-Taylor Walton.