Bell Tolls In POWRi Midgets
“He was running the top and I was on the bottom for a couple of laps after the (third) restart,” Bell said. “I had my best lap on the bottom in turns one and two and I think he made a mistake and I got around him.”
“I did make a mistake on top,” the 26-year-old Knepper said. “Our cars were pretty even and it came down to who was in front. I made a last ditch effort to pass him on the final lap and came close. I thought it would catch him off guard and I guess it did, but he countered it pretty well and it came down to the (finish) line.”
Zach Daum finished third in his Toyota-powered Eagle driving for his family team. Andrew Felker the 2012 POWRi National Midget champion, climbed to fourth after starting 23rd and last, taking a provisional to get into the feature. Tyler Robbins was fifth.
Miller passed Nathan Benson for the lead with three laps to go in the 20-lap Micro feature. It was the seventh win of his POWRi career for the 2012 series champion.
“I started eighth and kept running the top and passed Nathan with a few laps to go,” Miller said. “We finished second in the (season opener) at Jacksonville (Ill.) and it’s good to get a win early in the season.”
Aaron Andruskevitch finished second, Jeremy Camp was third, Benson fourth and Felker fifth.
Chris Bell, Nick Knepper, Zach Daum, Andrew Felker, Tyler Robbins, Dereck King, Chett Gehrke, Dillon Welch, Travis Berryhill, Jeff Flesher, Terry Babb, Jake Blackhurst, Devon Huff, John Campbell, Darren Kingston, Justin Peck, Austin Brown, Shane Cockrum, Michael Koontz, Tanner Thorson, Tyler Thomas, Parker Price Miller, Daniel Adler.