Kyle Spence. (Richard Bales Photo)

Spence Secures First POWRi Score In KKM Giveback Classic

TULSA, Okla. — Kyle Spence would ride the high side to perfection with the POWRi Outlaw Non-Wing Micro League on Friday‘s Engler Machine Preliminary Night Two of the Fourth Annual Keith Kunz Motorsports Giveback Classic presented by Max Papis Innovations to notch his first career league feature victory.

Entering a stout field of 61 split-field Night Two competitors in the POWRi Outlaw Non-Wing Micro League at Port City Raceway would witness Braden Chiaramonte start the night quickest with a 10.389-second qualifying time.

Flying into the 30-lap feature event would find high-point qualifier and inside front-row starter Chris Cochran combat with the front-row companion Spence as Cochran would lead the opening lap with Spence, T.J. Smith, K.J. Snow, and Kale Drake trailing closely behind the leader on the low-line.

Spreading out over the smooth and fast racing surface, Cochran and the field would be bunched back together after a lap-nine caution. Restarting quickly, Cochran stuck to the low line with Spence running the high side.

Smith would blast to the lead around the mid-way point using a low-line maneuver with precision as Spence followed suit around Cochran as Snow and Sam Johnson rounded out the running top-five.

Renewing intense on-track action after a lap 16 caution would see Smith and Spence battle in two very different lines, with high-line running Spence gaining the lead off of a huge and precisely timed turn four run with low-side Smith staying close behind.

A caution would wave once again on lap 27.

Holding steady on the late-race restart, Spence would not be denied in victory while claiming his first career league win in an action-packed 30-lap feature with Smith resulting in a terrific runner-up finish.

“Man, what a race, I knew T.J. would go for it as clean as possible and I really thought he would throw a bomb at the end and we both stuck it,” Spence said. “I was pretty lucky the top stuck the whole 30 laps as it did and there is always that possibility of over-driving it.”

Staying in the hunt for the front after advancing twelve positions, Kris Carroll would notch a solid third with Drake placing in the fourth and final automatic lock-in for Saturday‘s feature as Johnson rounded out the top-five finishers in the POWRi Outlaw Non-Wing Micro League feature in Preliminary Night Two of the Fourth Annual Keith Kunz Motorsports Giveback Classic presented by Max Papis Innovations at Port City Raceway.

The Finish:

Feature (30 Laps): 1. R7-Kyle Spence[2]; 2. 15-TJ Smith[4]; 3. 36K-Kris Carroll[15]; 4. 26K-Kale Drake[7]; 5. 19J-Samuel Johnson[9]; 6. 11C-Darren Brown[13]; 7. 96-Jayson Campbell[6]; 8. 73-Braden Chiaramonte[11]; 9. 12X-Jeffrey Newell[18]; 10. 08X-Jace McIntosh[23]; 11. 28-Chelby Hinton[10]; 12. 95-Gavan Boschele[21]; 13. 4-Jett Yantis[19]; 14. 39-Russ Disinger[24]; 15. 83-Brant Woods[17]; 16. 11K-Shawn Mahaffey[20]; 17. 5X-Daniel Robinson[16]; 18. 10JB-Jonathan Beason[14]; 19. 24-KJ Snow[3]; 20. 14C-Chris Cochran[1]; 21. 26-Corbin Rueschenberg[22]; 22. 10J-Dominic Gorden[5]; 23. 89-Jace Park[8]; 24. 12T-Trey Robb[12].

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