McDermand Lands First POWRi Midget Win at I-55 Raceway!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEVELY, Mo. (April 16, 2022) – Chase McDermand notched his first career POWRi National Midget win by topping Saturday night’s 20-lap feature atop the Federated Auto Parts I-55 Raceway clay oval.

After earning the front row outside starting position for the main event, the Springfield, IL, racer outdueled pole starter Tanner Berryhill on the opening and led throughout to post the win aboard the Mounce/Stout Motorsports No. 40 entry.

“I can’t hardly believe this,” McDermand commented in victory lane.  “This has been a dream of mine for so long to be able to run National Midgets and get a win.”

On a treacherous surface, McDermand ripped the high side throughout to keep his chasers at bay.  McDermand weathered one final caution after the white flag flew to command the final lap to victory lane ahead of Joe B. Miller and Berryhill.

“I didn’t want to see that caution, but I kept the same line I was running and hoped it would work out,” McDermand summed up.

Miller claimed runner-up honors after starting third with Berryhill in third as tenth-starter Sam Johnson and reigning POWRi Midget champion Bryant Wiedeman rounded out the top five.

Brenham Crouch crossed the stripe sixth with Taylor Reimer, 23rd-starter Cannon McIntosh, Chance Crum and Ryan Timms completing the top ten.  McIntosh rebounded from a wild flip while leading the night’s opening heat race to earn Hard Charger honors.

Berryhill, Reimer, McDermand and Miller topped heat race action for the 31-car field with Hayden Reinbold topping the “B” Main.

POWRi National Midgets

Federated Auto Parts I-55 Raceway – Pevely, MO

Saturday – April 16, 2022

POWRi National Midgets:

Lucas Oil/Realty Connect A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 40-Chase McDermand[2]; 2. 51B-Joe B Miller[3]; 3. 17-Tanner Berryhill[1]; 4. 72-Sam Johnson[10]; 5. 01-Bryant Wiedeman[6]; 6. 97-Brenham Crouch[12]; 7. 25K-Taylor Reimer[5]; 8. 08-Cannon McIntosh[23]; 9. 26-Chance Crum[13]; 10. 67-Ryan Timms[11]; 11. 83-Dominic Gorden[15]; 12. 50-Daniel Adler[20]; 13. 97K-Kaidon Brown[7]; 14. 17B-Austin Barnhill[4]; 15. 19AZ-Hayden Reinbold[17]; 16. 77W-Joey Wirth[16]; 17. 31B-Kyle Beilman[22]; 18. 75-Bryan Stanfill[19]; 19. 21K-Karter Sarff[9]; 20. 17C-Devin Camfield[21]; 21. 9M-Zach Daum[18]; 22. 8J-AJ Johnson[8]; 23. 7D-Michelle Decker[14]

Max Papis Innovations B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 19AZ-Hayden Reinbold[2]; 2. 9M-Zach Daum[9]; 3. 75-Bryan Stanfill[15]; 4. 50-Daniel Adler[3]; 5. 17C-Devin Camfield[12]; 6. 31B-Kyle Beilman[1]; 7. 21-Emilio Hoover[6]; 8. 44-Branigan Roark[7]; 9. 19M-Ethan Mitchell[5]; 10. 3N-Jake Neuman[10]; 11. 3-Lane Warner[4]; 12. 84-Jade Avedisian[8]; 13. 87-Jace Park[11]; 14. 7-Shannon McQueen[13]; 15. 08-Cannon McIntosh[14]

Advanced Racing Suspension Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 17-Tanner Berryhill[8]; 2. 17B-Austin Barnhill[5]; 3. 31B-Kyle Beilman[3]; 4. 7D-Michelle Decker[6]; 5. 21-Emilio Hoover[1]; 6. 44-Branigan Roark[4]; 7. 9M-Zach Daum[7]; 8. 08-Cannon McIntosh[2]

Auto Meter Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 25K-Taylor Reimer[2]; 2. 21K-Karter Sarff[3]; 3. 26-Chance Crum[4]; 4. 83-Dominic Gorden[6]; 5. 77W-Joey Wirth[8]; 6. 50-Daniel Adler[7]; 7. 17C-Devin Camfield[1]; 8. 7-Shannon McQueen[5]

Schure Built Suspension Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 40-Chase McDermand[5]; 2. 67-Ryan Timms[1]; 3. 01-Bryant Wiedeman[6]; 4. 8J-AJ Johnson[8]; 5. 19AZ-Hayden Reinbold[4]; 6. 3-Lane Warner[7]; 7. 87-Jace Park[3]; 8. 75-Bryan Stanfill[2]

AFCO Racing Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 51B-Joe B Miller[3]; 2. 97-Brenham Crouch[1]; 3. 97K-Kaidon Brown[6]; 4. 72-Sam Johnson[7]; 5. 19M-Ethan Mitchell[2]; 6. 84-Jade Avedisian[4]; 7. 3N-Jake Neuman[5]

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