Wichita Falls, TX. (03/20/2021) During a thrilling 30-lap main event, Michael “Buddy” Kofoid went from the lead, to the work area, and back to the lead to steal the victory and go back-to-back at Monarch Motor Speedway.
Kofoid was hot all night, he drew the pole for his heat race and never looked back. To start the 30-lap main event Jake Neuman, Emerson Axsom and Kofoid battled three wide for the lead, while teammate Pursley got caught in the mix and found himself running in the top three.
Axsom trying to get his first POWRi National victory took off with the lead and fought tooth and nail with Kofoid while exchanging positions for laps. Kofoid perfected the top side in turn 1& 2 and ran the middle line in 3&4. As the laps wound down, Kofoid caught himself in some heavy lapped traffic which caused the top three to bunch back up again.
After a red flag for Kaylee Bryson who got upside down, Pursley landed himself in the work area with a flat right rear. Pursley rejoined the field, and they went back green. Second place Axsom dropped out with a flat and a few short laps later, so did the leader, Buddy Kofoid. On lap 24, Kofoid rejoined the field, but with six laps to go the race was caught up with cautions for blown right rears.
With only two laps to go, Kofoid and Pursley found themselves running in the top three as Cannon McIntosh took off with the lead. McIntosh led the field until the last corner as Kofoid got around him and took himself back to victory lane for the second night in a row.
“This is pretty cool, and even better to sweep the weekend. I cannot do this without these Keith Kunz Motorsports guys. I’m having fun doing this, that was a little frustrating and long, but it worked out.”
Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat 1 Winner: Buddy Kofoid
MVT Services Heat 2 Winner: Daison Pursley
Auto Meter Heat 3 Winner: Jake Neuman
Super Clean High Point: Jake Neuman
TRD Hard Charger: Brent Crews
Lucas Oil Feature Winner: Buddy Kofoid
POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 67 - BUDDY KOFOID 2. 08-CANNON MCINTOSH 3. 71K-DAISON PURSLEY 4. 01-BRYANT WIEDEMAN 5. 86-BRENT CREWS 6. 85T-RYAN TIMMS 7. 3N-JAKE NEUMAN 8. 67K-CADE LEWIS 9. 15-EMERSON AXSOM 10. 97-BRENHAM CROUCH 11. 116- SCOTT EVANS 12. 21-EMILIO HOOVER 13. 84-JADE AVEDISIAN 14. 10-REES MORAN 15. 7U-KYLE JONES 16. 91T-TYLER THOMAS 17.19U-PIERCE URBANOSKY 18.21KS-TREY GROPP 19. 70-CADE COWLES 20. 10P-DYLAN POSTIER 21. 71-KAYLEE BRYSON 22. 25-TAYLOR REIMER 23. 15X-KARTER SARFF
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