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Ashton Torgerson in victory lane at Port City Raceway. (Richard Bales photo)

Torgerson Tops Port City Midget Tilt

TULSA, Okla. — Ashton Torgerson led all 30 laps in dominant fashion to earn his first feature win at Port City Raceway with the POWRi National and West Midget Leagues during the finale of the 11th annual Turnpike Challenge.

Friday night winner Tanner Thorson started on the pole, but Torgerson jumped from outside the front row to the lead.

Protecting the front of the field through early race restarts saw Torgerson nail every start with perfection while keeping Thorson at bay as Chase McDermand, Kale Drake, Cannon McIntosh, Zach Daum, Jake Neuman, Andrew Felker, Gunnar Setser and Kris Carroll gave chase.

Sliding through lapped traffic at will, Torgerson would not be denied in a date with victory lane to earn his first win of 2024. Thorson finished second, with Cannon McIntosh third.

“I felt that race was never going to end being out front. Those 30 laps were crazy,” said Torgerson. “That top felt so fast tonight this is amazing, what a way to start 2024.”

Staying in the hunt all event, Zach Daum finished fourth with Chase McDermand fifth.

The finish:

Feature (30 Laps): 1. 67K-Ashton Torgerson[2]; 2. 5U-Tanner Thorson[1]; 3. 71-Cannon McIntosh[6]; 4. 7P-Zach Daum[5]; 5. 40-Chase McDermand[3]; 6. 00C-Hank Davis[15]; 7. 71K-Kale Drake[4]; 8. 43-Gunnar Setser[12]; 9. 3N-Jake Neuman[10]; 10. 8M-Jason McDougal[13]; 11. 66-Jayden Clay[18]; 12. 11-Jonathan Beason[24]; 13. 14E-Kyle Jones[11]; 14. 938-Bradley Fezard[14]; 15. 7E-Dylan Ramey[20]; 16. 17C-Devin Camfield[21]; 17. 30X-Larry Bratti[22]; 18. 7M-Kris Carroll[8]; 19. 56E-Tyler Edwards[17]; 20. 4C-Brogan Carder[16]; 21. 00-Broc Elliott[19]; 22. 19-Taylor Hall[23]; 23. 11A-Andrew Felker[7]; 24. 32-Trey Marcham[9].