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Thomas Meseraull celebrates in victory lane with car owner Dwight Cheney. (Indy Racing Images)

Meseraull ‘The Boss’ In Sprint Feature At Gas City

GAS CITY, Ind. — Thomas Meseraull won the 25-lap MPD Racing Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) sprint car feature at Gas City I-69 Speedway.

Meseraull started on the pole in the BOSS sprint feature, but Korbyn Hayslett and Kyle Shipley made the two-time track champion earn his victory in Dwight Cheney’s Maxim Claxton Chevy sponsored by Racing Optics and SteelcoUSA.com.

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Meseraull (1) battling Shipley, who finished second. (Indy Racing Images)

Hayslett, a 19-year-old student at Ohio University, started second and passed Meseraull on the outside in turn 2 on the first lap to take the initial lead. Hayslett showed the way until Meseraull used the outside line in the same turn to take the lead on lap four.

Shipley, who started fourth, charged under Hayslett on the backstretch on lap six to take second, but by lap 10 Meseraull already had over a 2-second lead.

The fight for second between Shipley and Hayslett was very heated at that point, and Hayslett regained second on lap 12.

A lap later the race’s only yellow flew when Ricky Lewis and Jamie Frederickson got together on the backstretch, slowing the field and erasing Meseraull’s over three second lead over Hayslett.

Shipley regained second from Hayslett on lap 14 by dipping under him in turn 4 following the restart.

‘The People’s Champ’ Dave Darland started third, ran in fourth place initially, but regained third on lap 16 when both he and defending track champion Scotty Weir passed Hayslett.

Shipley and Meseraull traded the lead for several laps, before Meseraull regained the lead and led the last two laps for a 0.536-second margin of victory over Shipley.

Kyle Dager won the 20-lap USAC SpeeD2 Midwest Thunder midget feature. In the 15-lap street stock feature, James Headley was triumphant.

Landon Arcaro took his brand-new hornet to victory lane in the 15-lap hornet feature.

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