Du Quoin – Preliminaries – December 15, 2018

USAC MIDGET “SPECIAL EVENT” RACE RESULTS: December 15, 2018 – Southern Illinois Center – Du Quoin, Illinois – 4th Annual “Junior Knepper 55”

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps, top-40 in overall Heat points transfer to the qualifiers) 1. Tyler Courtney (#7BC Clauson Marshall), 2. Chase Briscoe (#5CB Briscoe), 3. Thomas Meseraull (#7 RMS), 4. Kyle May (#39 May), 5. Gage Rucker (#11K Kruseman), 6. Robert Dalby (#05D Loyet), 7. Conor Daly (#22CD Rosenboom). NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps, top-40 in overall Heat points transfer to the qualifiers) 1. Jake Neuman (#3N Neuman), 2. Derek Hagar (#9JR Hagar/Proctor), 3. Paul Nienhiser (#9x Nienhiser), 4. Dave Darland (#36D RMS), 5. Joey Moughan (#29 Casson), 6. Adam Taylor (#7T Taylor), 7. Chris Baue (#2 Baue), 8. Gage Walker (#91 Harris).

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps, top-40 in overall Heat points transfer to the qualifiers) 1. Trey Marcham (#32 Marcham), 2. Carson Short (#45 Lawrence), 3. Mark Chisholm (#56x Fifty6x), 4. Mitchell Davis (#23 Ryan), 5. Ryan Bickett (#17B Rosenboom), 6. Taylor Forbes (#49F Forbes), 7. Trey Osborne (#11T Taylor), 8. Zeb Wise (#39BC Clauson Marshall). NT

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps, top-40 in overall Heat points transfer to the qualifiers) 1. Andrew Layser (#47 Clauson Marshall), 2. Terry Babb (#88 Babb), 3. Joe B. Miller (#51B Neuman), 4. Tanner Berryhill (#89 Tucker/Boat), 5. Anton Hernandez (#8JR Wood), 6. Kendall Ruble (#4J Martin), 7. Daniel Adler (#50 Adler), 8. Chris Roseland (#1z Roseland), 9. Joey Parker (#16 Rose). NT

FIFTH HEAT: (10 laps, top-40 in overall Heat points transfer to the qualifiers) 1. Christopher Bell (#81 Tucker/Boat), 2. Brian Shirley (#3s Neuman), 3. Daniel Robinson (#57D McCreery), 4. Seth Bergman (#81B Team Eights), 5. Howard Moore (#41x Chappue), 6. Jon Steed (#7x Steed), 7. John Dyson (#52K Kruseman), 8. Oliver Akard (#41 Irwin), 9. Joey Wirth (#77w Wirth). NT

SIXTH HEAT: (10 laps, top-40 in overall Heat points transfer to the qualifiers) 1. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (#3 Tri-C), 2. Grady Chandler (#08 McIntosh), 3. Dillon Welch (#19p Ronk), 4. Ryan Smith (#67R SFH), 5. Josh Most (#92m Most), 6. Aaron Leffel (#11L Taylor), 7. Travis Young (#11Y Young), 8. Patrick Lawson (#23x Hunt), 9. Jason Grady (#2B 2B Racing). NT

SEVENTH HEAT: (10 laps, top-40 in overall Heat points transfer to the qualifiers) 1. Tony Bruce, Jr. (#18 Team Eights), 2. Kyle O’Gara (#67 SFH), 3. McKenna Haase (#85 Tucker/Boat), 4. Ronnie Gardner (#14s RAMS), 5. Nick Drake (#55x Cline), 6. Jeff Wimmenauer (#15J Wimmenauer), 7. Jesse Vermillion (#5v Vermillion), 8. Jody Rosenboom (#14x Rosenboom). NT

EIGHTH HEAT: (10 laps, top-40 in overall Heat points transfer to the qualifiers) 1. C.J. Leary (#55 Bowman), 2. Justin Grant (#4A RAMS), 3. Chris Andrews (#95 Miller), 4. Tanner Thorson (#3c Tri-C), 5. Thomas Chandler (#1T Roney), 6. Alex Watson (#3w 3w Racing), 7. Cody Beard (#7B Beard), 8. Andy Gage (#02 Gage), 9. Tyler Robbins (#35 Robbins). 1:48.30

ALSO AT THE TRACK: Don Dawson II (#6D Dawson), Brandon Long (#19p Ronk), Danny Clark (#14c Rose) & (#99p Ronk)

FIRST C-MAIN: (10 laps, top-2 transfer to the qualifiers) 1. Most, 2. Dalby, 3. Ruble, 4. Daly, 5. Rucker, 6. Baue, 7. Watson, 8. Rosenboom, 9. Beard, 10. Lawson, 11. Vermillion. NT

SECOND C-MAIN: (10 laps, top-2 transfer to the qualifiers) 1. Hernandez, 2. Young, 3. Gage, 4. Wirth, 5. Osborne, 6. Wimmenauer, 7. Roseland, 8. Dyson, 9. Wise, 10. Akard, 11. Robbins. NT

FIRST QUALIFIER: (12 laps, top-12 in points transfer to the feature) 1. Meseraull, 2. Gardner, 3. Welch, 4. Marcham, 5. Briscoe, 6. Robinson, 7. Most, 8. Darland, 9. Drake, 10. Chisholm, 11. Short. NT

SECOND QUALIFIER: (12 laps, top-12 in points transfer to the feature) 1. Bell, 2. Courtney, 3. Moore, 4. Haase, 5. Chandler, 6. Dalby, 7. Nienhiser, 8. Andrews, 9. Berryhill, 10. Layser, 11. Babb. NT

THIRD QUALIFIER: (12 laps, top-12 in points transfer to the feature) 1. Shirley, 2. Neuman, 3. Smith, 4. Bergman, 5. Thomas, 6. Bruce, 7. Hernandez, 8. Davis, 9. Grant, 10. Taylor, 11. Leffel. NT

FOURTH QUALIFIER: (12 laps, top-12 in points transfer to the feature) 1. Hagar, 2. Miller, 3. Leary, 4. Moughan, 5. Young, 6. Brickett, 7. May, 8. Thorson, 9. O’Gara, 10. Steed, 11. Chandler. NT

FIRST SEMI: (15 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Briscoe, 2. Haase, 3. Moore, 4. Nienhiser, 5. Short, 6. Hernandez, 7. O’Gara, 8. Chandler, 9. Darland, 10. Layser, 11. Bickett, 12. Bruce, 13. Thorson, 14. Berryhill, 15. Young. #JR55

SECOND SEMI: (15 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Chandler, 2. Thomas, 3. Grant, 4. Bergman, 5. Drake, 6. Leffel, 7. Robinson, 8. Most, 9. Andrews, 10. Babb, 11. Chisholm, 12. Davis, 13. Dalby, 14. Moughan. NT

FEATURE: (55 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Thomas Meseraull (2), 2. Jake Neuman (6), 3. Derek Hagar (7), 4. Trey Marcham (5), 5. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (16), 6. Tyler Courtney (3), 7. Joe B. Miller (8), 8. Ronnie Gardner (12), 9. Ryan Smith (10), 10. Justin Grant (18), 11. C.J. Leary (4), 12. Howard Moore (17), 13. Paul Nienhiser (19), 14. Seth Bergman (20), 15. Chase Briscoe (13), 16. Thomas Chandler (14), 17. Christopher Bell (1), 18. Brian Shirley (9), 19. Dillon Welch (11), 20. McKenna Haase (15). NT

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**Watson flipped during practice. Rosenboom flipped during the seventh heat. Taylor flipped during the third qualifier. O’Gara flipped during the fourth qualifier. Bruce flipped during the first semi.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-27 Bell, Laps 28-31 Meseraull, Laps 32-33 Leary, Lap 34 Meseraull, Laps 35-36 Leary, Laps 37-39 Meseraull, Lap 40 Leary, Laps 41-55 Meseraull.