SPEED SPORT: Klaasmeyer One To Watch After Early Season Success

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WHEATLAND, Mo. – It’s shaping up to be a memorable year for Tucker Klaasmeyer, who has already served notice that he is one of the rising stars in the national midget ranks.

The 22-year-old from Paola, Kansas, is second in POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League points, just 30 behind Californian and Keith Kunz Motorsports teammate Ryan Robinson.

Klaasmeyer captured his first national midget wins last month on back-to-back nights, claiming both the Arnie Knepper Memorial in Belleville, Ill., and a win at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo.

“That was pretty cool. It was probably the best weekend of my life,” Klaasmeyer said of his breakthrough wins. “It’s been a long time trying to get them. It was pretty cool to get it done.”

Klaasmeyer, in his first season driving a Toyota-powered car for the Keith Kunz Motorsports team, is eager to return to Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday night for the seventh annual Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps Open Wheel Showdown.

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