OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Buddy Kofoid stole the victory for the first night of the eighth annual Turnpike Challenge at I-44 Riverside Speedway Friday night.
It was Kofoid’s third Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League victory of the season. Kofoid started his night strong and ended it by leading the field to the checkered flag for the main event around I-44 Riverside Speedway.
The 30-lap main event lined up with Karter Sarff on the pole and Kofoid to his outside. Sarff took off for the early lead and led lap one. All 24 cars ran the high line around the top of the track and Kofoid reeled in the leader. Kofoid got around Sarff just as the red came out for the 15x of Blake Edwards who got upside down on lap eight.
Racing Resumed and Kofoid led the pack, teammate Pursley followed close behind as well as the 2020 champion Jake Neuman running in the third position. As the laps wound down and a couple of cautions that bunched the field back up, Kofoid continued to be the one to beat.
Kofoid led the field to the checkered and scored his third victory this season the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League.
Daison Pursley finished in second, Jake Nauman in the third position, Bryant Wiedeman in fourth, and Cannon McIntosh rounding out the top five.
Feature (30 laps): 1. 67-Buddy Kofoid 2. 71K-Daison Pursley 3. 3N-Jake Neuman 4. 01-Bryant Wiedeman 5. 08-Cannon McIntosh 6. 49-Joe B Miller 7. 32-Trey Marcham 8. 97-Brenham Crouch 9. 72-Sam Johnson 10. 52-Blake Hahn 11. 7M-Chance Morton 12. 15-Emerson Axsom 13. 85T-Ryan Timms 14. 86-Brent Crews 15. 21K-Karter Sarff 16. 7U-Kyle Jones 17. 67K-Cade Lewis 18. 17B-Austin Barnhill 19. 8M-Kade Morton 20. 15X-Blake Edwards 21. 10-Rees Moran 22. 91T-Tyler Thomas 23. 85-Jerry Coons Jr 24. 21KS-Trey Gropp