SPEED SPORT: Tucker Klaasmeyer Hopes To Continue Strong Start

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BELLEVILLE, Ill. — After scoring his first two national midget wins for Keith Kunz Motorsports earlier this year, Tucker Klaasmeyer is hoping to continue his strong start to the season during POWRi’s annual Illinois Speed Week, June 6-10.

Klaasmeyer was victorious in mid-April in back-to-back POWRi races at Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Ill., and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., helping him to second in points with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League.

Those performances did more than just put up a lot of points for the Paola, Kan., driver. They helped him prove to himself that he could perform for one of the most well-known teams in midget car racing.

“It’s was unreal, honestly, to get my first two wins the way we did … doing it in the same weekend,” said Klaasmeyer. “The first one was pretty special, because it was that moment where we finally broke through and got the job done the way we needed to. It took me long enough – probably a little too long, truthfully – but then to back it up with another clean, smart race and win again was amazing.”

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