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Darren Hagen, Jonathan Cornell, and Casey Shuman Score Open Wheel Showdown wins on May 2nd!

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WHEATLAND, MO (May 4th, 2015) - With a huge and enthusiastic crowd on hand on a perfect spring evening; Darren Hagen, Jonathan Cornell, and Casey Shuman scored victorys in the 4th Annual Impact Signs Awnings & Wraps Open Wheel Showdown. Hagen scored the win in the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Main Event, while Cornell dominated the 25-lap Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region Main Event. Casey Shuman utilized the extreme high side of the track to take home top honors in the Impacts Signs Awnings & Wraps WAR Non-Wing Sprint Car A-Main.

Darren Hagen of Riverside, California doubled down, taking both nights of the Missouri Mid-State Midget Nationals, cleaning house at the ¼ mile Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Missouri, and winning at the 3/8 mile Lucas Oil Speedway after a hard fought battle with Tyler Thomas to claim his 14th career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series feature victory and his second of 2015.

Alex Bright of Collegeville, Pennsylvania started on the pole of the 30 lap feature event, sharing the front row with Tyler Thomas of Owasso, Oklahoma. At the drop of the green flag, Bright and Thomas would begin to battle for the lead with Bright leading lap one by a car length. On lap three, Thomas would make the pass stick off turn two for the lead. One lap later, the caution would wave as Alex Bright would slow atop turn two. Bright would be done for the remainder of the event.

As Thomas led the field back to green, Andrew Felker of Carl Junction, Missouri would jump to the high side and begin to hound Thomas. As Felker would gain momentum, Mark Chisholm would bring out the caution as his spun machine came to sit at the bottom of turn four. Momentarily having the action cooled, Thomas would re-ignite the excitement, taking the green as Darren Hagen would steal the second positon from Felker.

On lap nine, Kyle Keeler would slow along the front stretch bringing out the third caution of the evening. This time Thomas would lead the field back to green flag racing with Hagen in hot pursuit. Coming off turns one and two, Hagen would take the position from Thomas. Entering turn three Thomas would throw a slide job in an attempt to regain the lead, but would be unable to faze Hagen. On lap 12 Kyler Keeler would slow Hagen's momentum by bringing out the caution as he stopped along the front stretch. Coming back to green, Hagen would charge to the top side of the big 3/8 mile Lucas Oil Speedway as Thomas attempted to give chase. As Hagen gained momentum, his stride would be cut short as Alex Sewell would loop it off turn four bringing out the caution and bunching the field back up.

Coming to the restart with 13 laps down, Tyler Thomas would have another opportunity to try something on Darren Hagen. Yet, at the wave of the green flag, Hagen's Austin Brown-owned Esslinger-powered BOSS Chassis would pull away from Thomas and the rest of the field. Car lengths behind Hagen and Thomas, the trio of Felker, Justin Peck, and Matt Sherrell would put on a show for positions third through fifth until Peck would lose power entering turn one, coming to rest atop turn two. Halfway there with 15 laps in the books, Hagen would power away, while Felker would clearly start falling back as his engine went sour. In turns one and two, Tyler Nelson would get sideways collecting Nick Bailey before being straightened out to keep going, bringing out yet another caution.

With 24 laps in books, the field would restart with Hagen still firmly holding the lead. Matt Sherrell would pull off coming to the green while running in the third position. Inheriting the final podium position with six laps to go would be Jake Neuman of New Berlin, Illinois. Two laps later, Kyle Schuett of Philo, Illinois would shred a belt on his Esslinger-powered BOSS Chassis entering the high side of turn three, bringing out the final caution of the evening. On the final restart, Hagen would be able to hold off Thomas for the win. Rounding out the podium for his best career finish, Jake Neuman would bring home third and Michelle Decker would take fourth. Tucker Klaasmeyer would finish fifth.

"I'm very, very blessed to be in the opportunity that I am," stated first place finisher, Darren Hagen. "I couldn't say enough about this race team. Austin Brown had me come drive for him with BOSS Chassis, Flea, Corey, Chris, and everybody on this team. Without these guys, my job would be really tough. Without them I wouldn't be able to drive such a perfect racecar."

"We just didn't quite have enough for Darren," explained a disappointed second place finisher, Tyler Thomas. "He was pretty stout, last night and tonight. We had a pretty good car, got to lead some laps, and we're gaining more and more knowledge on this Spike Chassis each night we run and this weekend we made big gains. I think we got something and we have some consistency to get that win."

"We struggled with the car in the heat race," said third place finisher, Jake Neuman. "We dialed it in somewhat for the b-main and won it. Started 17th in the feature and got up to around ninth and after that cars started having problems and dropping out. We ended up third. I'd like to thank all my sponsors, and Duane and Alan for all the work they put in."

POWRi Midget Results
Ford Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 4M - Michelle Decker, Heat 2: 17 - Darren Hagen, Heat 3: 11A - Andrew Felker

Great Clips Feature Winner: 17 - Darren Hagen

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 17 - Darren Hagen ; 2. 91T - Tyler Thomas 3. 3N - Jake Neuman 4. 4M - Michelle Decker 5. 27 - Tucker Klaasmeyer 6. 11C - Chett Gehrke 7. 8 - Alex Sewell 8. 7W - Kory Schudy 9. 14E - Eric Fenton 10. 9K - Kyle Schuett 11. 35 - Matt Sherrell 12. 11A - Andrew Felker 13. 89 - Nick Bailey 14. 88 - Tyler Nelson 15. 5X - Justin Peck 16. 17E - Blake Edwards 17. 7 - Austin Brown 18. 27K - Kyle Keeler 19. 56X - Mark Chisholm 20. 56 - Alex Bright 21. 21 - Ty Hulsey 22. 52 - Anton Hernandez

For more information, visit www.powri.com.

Jonathan Cornell picked up right where he left off in 2014, leading every lap to win the 2015 season opener for the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region in the Impact4800.com Open Wheel Showdown at the Lucas Oil Speedway.

Cornell's 23rd career Warrior Region triumph, the VKCC No. 28 was chased to the line by Randy Martin with Odessa, Texas driver Josh Baughman grabbing third from ninth. Oklahoma's Tyler Thomas was fourth with Austin Alumbaugh completing the top-five.

Jerrod Hull was sixth with Ricky Lee Stangl seventh from 16th. Dustin Adams charged from 18th to eighth with Matt Close ninth from 20th. Danny Thoman completed the top-ten.
The Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region competes again on Thursday, May 7 with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.

For continued updates on the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

ASCS Race Results:
ASCS Warrior Region Lucas Oil Speedway - Wheatland, Mo. Saturday, May 2, 2015

Car count: 23

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 28-Jonathan Cornell; 2. 72X-Josh Fisher; 3. 9M-Ryan Leavitt; 4. 2-Mickey Walker; 5. 4-Evan Martin; 6. 20K-Kevin Ulmer; 7. 3-Dustin Adams; 8. 51-Mitchell Moore

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 27-Danny Thoman; 2. 14-Randy Martin; 3. 86-Tyler Thomas; 4. 33-Austin Alumbaugh; 5. 93-Taylor Walton; 6. 8-Jeff Wingate; 7. 75E-Brock Elliott; DNS 34-Corey Nelson

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 75-Tyler Blank; 2. 12-Jerrod Hull; 3. 17-Josh Baughman; 4. 24C-Lanny Carpenter; 5. 38-Cody Baker; 6. 24S-Ricky Lee Stangl; 7. 5-Matt Close
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 28-Jonathan Cornell[1]; 2. 14-Randy Martin[4]; 3. 17-Josh Baughman[9]; 4. 86-Tyler Thomas[8]; 5. 33-Austin Alumbaugh[2]; 6. 12-Jerrod Hull[5]; 7. 24S-Ricky Lee Stangl[16]; 8. 3-Dustin Adams[18]; 9. 5-Matt Close[20]; 10. 27-Danny Thoman[6]; 11. 75-Tyler Blank[3]; 12. 20K-Kevin Ulmer[19]; 13. 93-Taylor Walton[12]; 14. 8-Jeff Wingate[17]; 15. 2-Mickey Walker[13]; 16. 4-Evan Martin[11]; 17. 38-Cody Baker[14]; 18. 24C-Lanny Carpenter[15]; 19. 72X-Josh Fisher[7]; 20. (DNF) 75E-Brock Elliott[21]; DNS 51-Mitchell Moore; DNS 9M-Ryan Leavitt; DNS 34-Corey Nelson

Steadily working his way to the front from his seventh starting spot , Casey Shuman picked up his first win of 2015 with the Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps WAR Sprint Series presented by Next LED on Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway.

Wade Seiler set the early pace with Riley Kreisel moving from his fifth starting spot to second very quickly. Mitchell Moore, Kenny Potter, Chris Parkinson and Shuman also stayed within striking distance of Seiler.

With Kreisel heavily pressuring Seiler lap after lap, Moore and Potter had their own battle going on for third with Potter taking over the spot on lap eight.

Shuman, meanwhile, disposed of Parkinson for fifth on lap nine.

On lap eleven, Kreisel worked his way past Seiler for the lead. Potter would also get by Seiler a lap later to take over second.

Shuman, who was now up to fourth, would get by Seiler on lap twelve and set his sights on Kreisel and Potter.

Kreisel would continue to lead as Potter and Shuman worked their way closer lap by lap.
On lap sixteen, Kreisel had trouble getting by a lapped car and Shuman moved by both Potter and Kreisel to take the lead.

With Shuman running high, Potter made a run on the bottom with Kreisel also in the hunt. As Potter worked his way past Shuman and into the lead, the yellow came out for John Helm, who had spun in turn one.

With a full lap not yet in the books, Potter would go back to second with Shuman back in front for the restart.

On the restart, Shuman was in command as Kreisel began to get heavy pressure from Seiler, Moore, and Craig Carroll. The trio would move past Kreisel on lap nineteen.
Shuman would cruise on to the win in the Hockett Racing/Korte Transportation #75 with Potter coming home a strong second in his Dayco Painting XXX. Moore was third in the Jeff Grimes #00 with Seiler a strong fourth. Carroll rounded out the top five with Parkinson running sixth. Kreisel was seventh with Warren Johnson charging from eighteenth to eighth. B-Main winner Josh Stephens was ninth after starting seventeenth with Tim Kent rounding out the top ten.

Heat races were won by Nathan Ryun, Jeff Wingate, and Potter.

In group qualifying, bad luck would strike as Briar McGee, Zach Clark, and Tony Rost all suffered bad crashes ending their evenings prematurely.

In heat race action, Hannah Adair and Taylor Walton would both crash with Adair being able to run the B.

The Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps WAR Sprint Series presented by Next LED will take a few weeks off before making their first appearance at the Randolph County Raceway in Moberly on Saturday May 23rd. For more information please visit www.WARSprints.com.

WAR Lucas Oil Speedway Results-5/2/15
31 cars

Time Trials- 1. 20-Steve Thomas-Rantoul, IL-15.152; 2. 9X-Chad Goff-Spring Hill, KS-15.210; 3. 65-Chris Parkinson-Gladstone, MO-15.300; 4. 99-Tony Rost, Utica, NE-15.406; 5. 75-Casey Shuman-Rattlesnake Bend, AZ-15.488; 6. 00-Mitchell Moore-Edgerton, KS-15.496; 7. 11-Ryan Kitchen-Lincoln, NE-15.498; 8. 7S-Wade Seiler-Alton, IL-15.593; 9. 24T-Tim Kent-Bristow, OK-15.616; 10. 90-Riley Kreisel-Warsaw, MO-15.664; 11. 95-Rik Forbes-Omaha, NE-15.740; 12. 55-Kenny Potter- Harrisonville, MO-15.791; 13. 09-Josh Stephens-Buckner, MO-15.811; 14. 41-Scott Comstock- Tipton, MO-15.846; 15. 42-Warren Johnson-Overland Park, KS-15.885; 16. 24C-Craig Carroll-Collinsville, OK-15.893; 17. 8-Jeff Wingate-Centertown, MO-15.976; 18. 12-John Helm-Kearney, MO-16.029; 19. 75A-Travis Arnold-Pilot Grove, MO-16.054; 20. 88-Chad Tye-Independence, MO-16.071; 21. 9-Casey Baker-Lone Jack, MO-16.218; 22. 18X-Nathan Ryun-Higginsville, MO-16.235; 23. 7JR-Hannah Adair-Broken Arrow, OK-16.468; 24. 10-Will Register-Sedalia, MO-16.497; 25. 13-Clyde Knipp-California, MO-16.839; 26. 13X-Briar McGee-Eldorado Springs, MO-17.431; 27. 7L-Bobby Logan-Rantoul, IL-17.437; No Time- 93-Taylor Walton-Warrensburg, MO; 2-Zach Clark-Olathe, KS; 27K-Tucker Klaasmyer-Paola, KS; 88RR-Ryan Rector-Jasper, MO

1st Heat- 8 laps
1. 18X-Nathan Ryun (2); 2. 90-Riley Kreisel (6); 3. 24C-Craig Carroll (4); 4. 11-Ryan Kitchen (7); 5. 20-Steve Thomas (8); 6. 75A-Travis Arnold (3); 7. 09-Josh Stephens (5); 8. 13-Clyde Knipp (1) DNS: 99-Tony Rost; 27K-Tucker Klaasmyer

2nd Heat- 8 laps
1. 8-Jeff Wingate (4); 2. 9-Chad Goff (8); 3. 7s-Wade Seiler (5); 4. 95-Rik Forbes (6); 5. 88-Chad Tye (1); 6. 41-Scott Comstock (6); 7. 75-Casey Shuman (8)-DNF; 8. 7JR-Hannah Adair (2)-DNF

3rd Heat- 8 laps
1. 55-Kenny Potter (6); 2. 65-Chris Parkinson (9); 3. 12-John Helm (4); 4. 00-Mitchell Moore (8); 5. 24T-Tim Kent (7); 6. 10-Will Register (2); 7. 9-Casey Baker (3); 8. 42-Warren Johnson (5); 9. 7L-Bobby Logan (1); 10. 93-Taylor Walton (10) DNS: 88RR-Ryan Rector

B-Main-12 laps (Top 4 to A)
1. 09-Josh Stephens (1); 2. 42-Warren Johnson (3); 3. 88-Chad Tye (2); 4. 9-Casey Baker (6); 5. 75A-Travis Arnold (4); 6. 10-Will Register (7); 7. 13-Clyde Knipp (7)-DNF; 8. 7JR-Hannah Adair (8)-DNF; 9. 88RR-Ryan Rector (9)-DNF; DNS: 99-Tony Rost: 7L-Bobby Logan; 93-Taylor Walton; 13X-Briar McGee; 2-Zach Clark; 27X-Tucker Klassmyer

A-Main- 25 laps
1. 75-Casey Shuman (9); 2. 55-Kenny Potter (7); 3. 00-Mitchell Moore (2); 4. 7s-Wade Seiler (1); 5. 24C-Craig Carroll (13); 6. 65-Chris Parkinson (4); 7. 90-Riley Kreisel (5); 8. 42-Warren Johnson (18); 9. 09-Josh Stephens (17); 10. 24T-Tim Kent (10); 11. 95-Rik Forbes (11); 12. 11-Ryan Kitchen (8); 13. 18X-Nathan Ryun (15); 14. 88-Chad Tye (19); 15. 12-John Helm (14); 16. 9X-Chad Goff (6); 17. 9-Casey Baker (20); 18. 41-Scott Comstock (16); 19. 8-Jeff Wingate (12); 20. 20-Steve Thomas (3)-DNF

Lucas Oil Speedway will be back in action next Saturday night May 9th as KSPR presents a special "Moms Night Out" at the races along with the 6th Annual Area Business Expo. This is your chance to spend an evening at the "Diamond of Dirt Tracks" and check out what your favorite local business has to offer. There will be tons of prizes, FREE stuff, and samples for everyone but most especially Moms. Lucas Oil Speedway will also be offering special $5 ticket prices for all Adults, Seniors, and Youth! Kids 5 and under are still FREE.

We will be running a complete Lucas Oil Speedway Budweiser Weekly Series event featuring the ALPS Food Stores ULMA Late Models, the Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, the Carson's Corner Napa Factory Stocks, and the Tri-Lakes RV USRA B-Mods. The Carson's Corner Napa Factory Stocks will be running a special 25 Lap, $500 to win Main Event.

Visit www.LucasOilSpeedway.com for the complete event information including times, pricing, and ticket information or call the track hotline at (417) 282-5984.

Race fans can go to www.LucasOilSpeedway.com to view the complete schedule for Lucas Oil Speedway's 2015 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and campsite information.

In addition, fans can get social with Lucas Oil Speedway by following @LucasSpeedway on Twitter, clicking "Like" at www.facebook.com/LucasOilSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/LucasOilSpeedway.

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