Trey Marcham (center) won Saturday's POWRi West midget feature. (POWRi photo)

Marcham Grabs POWRi West Midget I-44 Win

BELLEVILLE, Ill. Trey Marcham would earn his ninth career Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Realty Connect feature victory, leading the last 15 laps at I-44 Riverside Speedway.
Early competition would see Taylor Reimer clock the quickest hot-lap time with a 12.115-second lap as Andrew Deal would notch the heat racing victory with Taylor Reimer notching the high-point qualifier award.
Leading the field to the initial green flag launch would see outside front-row starter Andrew Deal shoot out to the early advantage and appear to be the competitor to beat.
Mid-race caution flags would bunch the field back together as Trey Marcham began his march to the front of the field from fifth.
Using patience and precise outside line hustling, Marcham would take the lead around Deal with Taylor Reimer, Michelle Decker, and Shannon McQueen in hot pursuit.
Despite late race dramatics, with less than five laps remaining, Marcham would hold off all challenges on his way to gaining the feature victory.
Michelle Decker would use a last-lap pass to edge out Andrew Deal to place second, leaving Deal to place third. Taylor Reimer would show speed all event to place fourth with Shannon McQueen rounding out the top five.
The finish:
Feature (25 Laps): 1. 32-Trey Marcham[5]; 2. 7D-Michelle Decker[4]; 3. 85-Andrew Deal[2]; 4. 00-Taylor Reimer[1]; 5. 7-Shannon McQueen[3]; 6. 21-Emilio Hoover[6]; 7. 31B-Kyle Beilman[9]; 8. 31K-Travis Buckley[7]; 9. (DNF) 29K-Brian Harvey[8].
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