TULSA, Okla. — Jake Nail pocketed the big payday while driving to victory in the Thursday night feature event to claim his first POWRi Outlaw Micro League triumph of the season in support of the Donnie Ray Crawford Sooner State 55 at Port City Raceway.
Racing into the feature would witness high-point qualifier and inside front-row starter Nail battle with the front-row companion and point-leader John Barnard as Nail would seize the lead on the opening few laps.
Battling into traffic, Jake Nail would be held up with J.J. Loss momentarily gaining the advantage on the racing surface. Loss would lead briefly with a caution bringing the field back together as restarting contact would see Nail take back over the front of the field.
Nail would not be denied emerging victorious and claiming his first career league win after an action-packed feature with quick-time setter Elijah Gile resulting in a terrific runner-up finish.
“I didn‘t know what was going to happen after I lost the lead about halfway thru and I wasn‘t sure what to do but I was able to sneak by using lap traffic,” said Nail.
Staying in the hunt for the front all event, Ryder Laplante notched a solid third with Brody Mclaughlin placing fourth as hard-charger Kris Carroll rounded out the top five.
Feature (20 Laps): 1. 14R-Jake Nail; 2. 13-Elijah Gile; 3. 88R-Ryder Laplante; 4. 59-Brody Mclaughlin; 5. 36-Kris Carroll; 6. 15-Jase Randolph; 7. 12-Daison Pursley; 8. 52-Hayden Mabe; 9. 10T-Talin Turner; 10. 3-Cole Roberts; 11. 08-Peter Smith; 12. 55S-Daryn Stark; 13. 55H-Hayden Harvey; 14. 89-Jace Park; 15. 2B-Garrett Benson; 16. B8-John Barnard; 17. 16-Darrius Myers; 18. 67J-JJ Loss; 19. 20S-Steven Curbow.