KTJ & Petry boys at it again!
August 18th, 2018 by Wade Huisman
KTJ Makes it Three in 2018 with Fourth Annual Camfield Memorial Win
Macon, IL – In a race that kept fans on the edge of their seat, Kevin Thomas, Jr. claimed his third win of 2018 with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, the Fourth Annual Rich Camfield Memorial. Thomas Jr.’s other two wins include his sweep of POWRi’s Inaugural Sunshine State Midget Challenge in Florida.
Starting outside row three, Thomas, Jr. had his work cut out for him when the green flag flew as pole sitter Tanner Carrick set a blistering pace with Tyler Thomas and Zach Daum in tow. Enduring a series of cautions, Carrick maintained a health lead for a majority of the race all the way until heavy lap traffic with a handful of laps to go.
As battles through the field were thick, Thomas, Jr. caught Carrick and narrowly edged him for the lead after picking the better line, taking control with three to go. Winning by a couple car lengths, Thomas, Jr.’s Petry Motorsports Toyota-powered Spike edged Tanner Carrick with fellow Petry Motorsports teammate Jerry Coons, Jr. rounding out the podium. Tyler Thomas took fourth with Petry Motorsports’ Jason McDougal in fifth.
“That was awesome,” commented Kevin Thomas, Jr. “I’ve never actually got to run a feature here at Macon. They did a little bit of track work there and kind of dried it off and it made for a hell of a race. I’ve got to thank Bob Sargent for that, having the balls to come out there and do that and take a chance on the racetrack. It’s fun to be back out here in the Petry car. I think we’ve won three out of four races that we’ve been together. It’s really fun working with everybody and thanks to Scott Petry for letting me run this weekend. The state of Illinois has treated me well today.”