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Grain Valley, MO (June 3, 2017) - Moving into the lead once the green flag waved, Korey Weyant picked up his series best ninth career win with the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints at Valley Speedway Saturday night.
Weyant took the lead once the green was waved as he was followed by Craig Carroll and Warren Johnson. The top three would stay this way for the first three laps.
On lap four, Slater Helt cracked the top three as he trailed Weyant and Carroll. Also moving forward was Wyatt Burks, who moved into fourth. With Weyant comfortably out front, Helt moved past Carroll for the second spot on lap seven. A lap later, Burks moved past Carroll and into third.
Weyant was in heavy lapped traffic as Burks moved past Helt for second on lap ten. Burks slowly started moving closer to Weyant as the pair negotiated lapped traffic lap after lap.
Slater Helt was running fourth and ran into problems on the white flag lap. This moved eleventh-starting Quinton Benson into the position in his GHR/Midwest Speed Shop/Sea to Sea Transportation XXX with a Speed Shack Performance 360 under the hood. Benson was also the Indy Race Parts Hard Charger. Rounding out the top five was Carroll in the Risley's Trash Service/Hesselbein Tire/Auto Glass Unlimited XXX with Risley power. Mitchell Moore was sixth as he was followed by Chris Parkinson. Ty Hulsey, Rob Hockett, and Vinny Ward rounded out the top ten for the eighteen car field.
The POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints will be in action next Saturday, June 10 at the I-35 Speedway in Winston, MO as they make their second appearance of the season there.
POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League
Hinchman Racewear Heat 1 - 8 laps
Wilwood Disc Brakes Heat 2 - 8 laps
Bell Helmets Heat 3 - 8 laps
POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints A-Main-25 laps