PETERSEN MEDIA: With a grueling Indiana Midget Week now in the books, Tanner Carrick is primed and ready to battle in Illinois this week as POWRi Midget Week gets going on Wednesday night.
“We had really good speed in Indiana during Midget Week, I just need to get my confidence up and the finishes will come,” Tanner Carrick said. “It’s a busy time of year and it is great to get a ton of laps and consecutive starts with this Keith Kunz Motorsports team.”
Kicking off on Tuesday night at Montpelier Motor Speedway, Carrick would time in fifth quickest before winning his heat race in the Craftsman/CVC/TRD backed Spike.
Moving into the feature event, Carrick would battle hard with some of the best in Midget racing as he capped the opener off with a ninth place finish.
Traveling to Gas City I 69 Speedway on Wednesday night, Carrick would have to race his way forward from the B Main as his fourth place finish in the semi put him in the seventh row of the feature.
Fighting forward all night long, Carrick would do a great job of coming through the field as he worked his way up to an eighth place finish.
With a couple of Top-10’s under his belt, Thursday’s stop at Lincoln Park Speedway would again see him have to come from the semi after finishing fifth in a loaded heat race.
Grabbing a fifth place finish in the semi, Carrick would move into the feature event where he close the night out with an 18th place finish.
Friday night saw the series travel to Bloomington Speedway where the Lincoln, CA driver would get timed in 11th fastest in time trials. Following a fourth place finish in heat race action, Carrick would move into the feature event.
Jockeying for position amongst the Top-10 much of the race, Carrick would slip back in the closing laps as he finished 14th.
With rain washing Sunday’s finale out, Saturday night at Lawrenceburg Speedway would act as the IMW finale.
Forced to come from the semi and take the green flag from the 19th starting position, Carrick would battle power steering issues on this night around the demanding track simply known as ‘The Burg’. Doing what he could, Carrick would cap his week out with a 16th place finish.
“It is a tough week, but my guys stuck behind me and we battled hard,” Carrick said. “Looking forward to getting to Illinois this week and seeing what we can do.”
Tanner Carrick and the Keith Kunz Motorsports team would like to thank Craftsman, CVC, TRD, Spike Chassis, Cemex, Arai, and Shell Shock for their support.
2019 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-19, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-6
ON TAP: Tanner Carrick and the Keith Kunz Motorsports team are headed to Illinois for POWRi Midget Week.
Weds- Belle Clair Speedway
Thursday- Fayette County Speedway
Friday- Jacksonville Speedway
Saturday- Macon Speedway
Sunday- Lincoln Speedway
STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Tanner Carrick by following him on Twitter @Carrick_Tanner or @CarrickMotorsp1.
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