Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (April 11, 2018) – The
Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by
Executive Concrete NWA fires back into action with
Friday night’s “Midget Meltdown” event atop Meeker,
Oklahoma’s ¼-mile Red Dirt Raceway.
Friday’s card will mark the third round of action for
the POWRi West Midget League after kicking off the 2018
campaign in tandem with the National series with two
nights of competition last month at Oklahoma City’s I-44
Originally set for two nights of competition this
weekend, Saturday’s tilt at Caney Valley Speedway in
Caney, KS, has been canceled due to expected cold
temperatures. A potential makeup date
is under consideration.
The POWRi West Midget League made its first appearance
at Red Dirt Raceway last September with Collinsville’s
Tyler Thomas storming to victory lane ahead of eventual
series champion Grady Chandler of Edmond, OK, with
Caney, Kansas shoe Andrew Deal, Nixa, Missouri’s Wesley
Smith and Collinsville’s Austin Lambert also among the
Friday’s event also marks the third round of action for
the POWRi West Sooner Series, a league within a league.
In total, more than $12,000 in points fund money
is up for grabs in the POWRi West Midget League and
POWRi West Sooner Series action for 2018.
Zach Daum holds the early edge in POWRi West points
after the pair of Oklahoma City events with Oklahoma
shoes Trey Marcham (Oklahoma City) and Jason McDougal
(Broken Arrow) next on the point charts.
Chandler is the defending series champion, taking the
top spot last year by 620 points over Wesley Smith with
Kory Schudy in third.
Fifteen-year-old Cannon McIntosh placed fourth and
earned Rookie of the Year honors with Zane Hendricks
filling out the top five.
In addition to Lucas Oil and Executive Concrete NWA,
additional POWRi West Midget League supporting sponsors
include Two-Eight Drilling, American Discount Auto Care,
R&M Race Trailer and A1 Machine.
Contingency sponsors include Smith Ti
(Heat One), Keizer Wheels (Heat Two), Saldana Products
(Heat Three), Rod End Supply (Heat Four), Pyrotech (Heat
Five), BOSS Performance (High Point Driver), MPI
“Official Steering Wheel” of POWRi West, Esslinger
Engineering Performance Award (top-finishing Esslinger
entry), and the MyChron Tom/AIM bonus of $300 (1st),
Hot laps at Red Dirt Raceway are set to get under way at
7:15 p.m. on Friday with racing action going green at
Meeker, Oklahoma’s Red Dirt Raceway is located 4.5 miles
north of US 62 on SR 18. For more
information, contact the track at 405-318-0198 or check
The Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by
Executive Concrete NWA is slated for 29 nights of
competition at 13 different tracks throughout Oklahoma,
Kansas, Missouri and Texas. The POWRi
West Sooner Series consists of the dozen events in the
state of Oklahoma.
More information regarding the POWRi West Midget League
is available at
and on Facebook at