Belleville, IL – Tyler Vantoll of Belleville, Illinois swept the opening night of Illinois SPEED Week in the POWRi Lucas Oil ILLINI Division II Midget Series at Belle-Clair Speedway, snagging the heat race win and dominating every lap of the feature. Vantoll’s victory at Belle-Clair has been a long time coming as the driver has had several opportunities to capture his first win snatched away by bad luck. However, Vantoll was able to keep the gremlins away long enough to get to stand in victory lane, an excellent start for Illinois SPEED Week.
“Getting the first one is always a relief,” said Vantoll. “I’m hoping during the SPEED Week, we can get a couple more, but I’m definitely going for top five finishes and I want to be able to get the championship at the end. I think we can set ourselves up pretty good at the beginning of SPEED Week, so if we can keep this momentum up, we will be good.
Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 30T – Tyler VanToll, Heat 2: 6B – Andy Baugh
Great Clips Feature Winner: 30T – Tyler VanToll
POWRi Lucas Oil ILLINI Division II Midget Series Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 30T – Tyler VanToll 2. 22 – Andy Malpocker 3. 7X – Korey Weyant 4. 6B – Andy Baugh 5. 56 – Mitchell Davis 6. 10B – Patrick Bruns 7. 0A – Hunter Lane 8. 11C – Chett Gehrke 9. 40 – Chase McDermand 10. 10R – Jack Routson 11. 13 – Dan Zander 12. 70 – Peter Palazzolo 13. 73 – Broc Hunnell 14. 0B – Joe Rinne 15. 0 – Johnny Murdock 16. 10 – Jason Walls 17. 7 – Adam Taylor 18. 60E – Mark Billings
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