Justin Grant Wins USAC Midget Season Finale, The Turkey Night Grand Prix, At Ventura

Information By: RICHIE MURRAY / USAC – VENTURA, CA – Justin Grant captured the win in the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series Turkey Night Grand Prix at Ventura Raceway Saturday night.

It was his first career win in the 98-lapper.

Kyle Larson drove from 22nd to finish second with Bryant Wiedeman, Jake Andreotti & Kevin Thomas Jr. rounding out the top 5.

USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: November 26, 2022 – Ventura Raceway – Ventura, California – 1/5-Mile Dirt Oval – 81st ARP Turkey Night Grand Prix

FATHEADZ EYEWEAR QUALIFYING: (Top-10 Locked into the Feature) 1. Kevin Thomas Jr., 5T, Alexander-12.207; 2. Buddy Kofoid, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-12.249; 3. Cannon McIntosh, 08, Dave Mac Dalby-12.252; 4. Bryant Wiedeman, 01, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-12.276; 5. Brody Fuson, 51, Carlile-12.284; 6. Chase Johnson, 73x, Ford-12.287; 7. Carson Macedo, 99AU, Dyson-12.289; 8. Logan Seavey, 58, Abacus-12.309; 9. Jake Andreotti, 00, Davis-12.320; 10. Daniel Whitley, 57, Abacus-12.344; 11. Cade Lewis, 71m, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-12.346; 12. Kaylee Bryson, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-12.352; 13. Jake Swanson, 73, Ford-12.383; 14. Tanner Thorson, 88, Thorson-12.399; 15. Jason McDougal, 68, Six8-12.424; 16. Justin Grant, 2J, RMS-12.429; 17. Chance Crum, 26, Rudeen-12.438; 18. Thomas Meseraull, 7x, RMS-12.443; 19. Jonathan Beason, 89x, CBI-12.478; 20. Mitchel Moles, 89, CBI-12.495; 21. Emerson Axsom, 25x, Malloy-12.496; 22. Daison Pursley, 71p, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-12.513; 23. Brenham Crouch, 97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-12.514; 24. Tyler Courtney, 25, Malloy-12.550; 25. Jacob Denney, 25m, Malloy-12.557; 26. Ryan Timms, 97K, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-12.570; 27. Hayden Reinbold, 19AZ, Reinbold/Underwood-12.599; 28. T.J. Smith, 22s, GR-12.613; 29. Dominic Gorden, 71K, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-12.633; 30. Taylor Reimer, 25K, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-12.639; 31. Caden Sarale, 32, Sarale-12.677; 32. Mariah Ede, 71E, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-12.683; 33. Spencer Bayston, 9AU, Dyson-12.711; 34. Michael Faccinto, 14T, Streeter-12.828; 35. Troy Rutherford, 8w, Woodland-12.874; 36. Steve Paden, 56, Paden-12.906; 37. Kyle Larson, 87, CBI-12.986; 38. Travis Buckley, A237NZ, BSL-12.987; 39. Alex Bright, 19, Reinbold/Underwood-13.009; 40. A.J. Bender, 1x, LKK-13.068; 41. C.J. Sarna, 20, Sarna-13.159; 42. Steve Hix, 57x, Hix-13.208; 43. Lance Bennett, 91, Mason-13.231; 44. Bryon Walters, 6, Rose-13.235; 45. Tuesday Calderwood, 73T, Ford-13.281; 46. Scott Orr, 88s, Orr-13.304; 47. Logan Calderwood, 73L, Ford-13.319; 48. Bryan Drollinger, 71D, Drollinger-13.407; 49. Terry Nichols, 1NP, NP-13.423; 50. Randi Pankratz, 8, Pankratz-13.464; 51. Blaze Bennett, 10, Bennett-13.755; 52. Jim Vanzant, 3v, Vanzant-13.988; 53. Nathan Byrd, 11K, Kruseman-14.452; 54. Joey Bishop, 45, Bishop-14.649; 55. Zach Telford, 22G, GR-NT; 56. Josh Hodge, 5J, Rose-NT.

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST QUALIFIER: (12 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Tanner Thorson, 2. Cade Lewis, 3. Brenham Crouch, 4. Mitchel Moles, 5. Dominic Gorden, 6. Ryan Timms, 7. Chance Crum, 8. Mariah Ede, 9. Troy Rutherford, 10. Travis Buckley, 11. C.J. Sarna, 12. Logan Calderwood, 13. Randi Pankratz, 14. Nathan Byrd, 15. Bryon Walters, 16. Josh Hodge. 2:31.004

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND QUALIFIER: (12 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Kaylee Bryson, 2. Thomas Meseraull, 3. Jason McDougal, 4. Tyler Courtney, 5. Emerson Axsom, 6. Spencer Bayston, 7. Alex Bright, 8. Taylor Reimer, 9. Hayden Reinbold, 10. Tuesday Calderwood, 11. Steve Paden, 12. Blaze Bennett, 13. Steve Hix, 14. Joey Bishop, 15. Bryan Drollinger. NT

PIT STOP USA THIRD QUALIFIER: (12 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Justin Grant, 2. Jake Swanson, 3. Jonathan Beason, 4. Kyle Larson, 5. Jacob Denney, 6. T.J. Smith, 7. Michael Faccinto, 8. Caden Sarale, 9. Lance Bennett, 10. A.J. Bender, 11. Scott Orr, 12. Terry Nichols, 13. Jim Vanzant, 14. Zach Telford, 15. Daison Pursley. NT

ELLIOTT’S CUSTOM TRAILERS & CARTS SEMI: (15 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Ryan Timms, 2. Emerson Axsom, 3. Spencer Bayston, 4. Jacob Denney, 5. Dominic Gorden, 6. Chance Crum, 7. Alex Bright, 8. Michael Faccinto, 9. Taylor Reimer, 10. T.J. Smith, 11. Mariah Ede, 12. Hayden Reinbold, 13. Troy Rutherford, 14. Caden Sarale, 15. Lance Bennett, 16. C.J. Sarna, 17. Tuesday Calderwood, 18. A.J. Bender. NT

FEATURE: (98 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Justin Grant (13), 2. Kyle Larson (22), 3. Bryant Wiedeman (4), 4. Jake Andreotti (9), 5. Kevin Thomas Jr. (1), 6. Logan Seavey (8), 7. Alex Bright (27-P), 8. Emerson Axsom (24), 9. Carson Macedo (7), 10. Jason McDougal (18), 11. Jake Swanson (16), 12. Chase Johnson (6), 13. Jacob Denney (26), 14. Ryan Timms (23), 15. Chance Crum (28-P), 16. Brenham Crouch (17), 17. Jonathan Beason (19), 18. Cade Lewis (14), 19. Tanner Thorson (11), 20. Cannon McIntosh (3), 21. Thomas Meseraull (15), 22. Tyler Courtney (21), 23. Buddy Kofoid (2), 24. Brody Fuson (5), 25. Mitchel Moles (20), 26. Daniel Whitley (10), 27. Kaylee Bryson (12), 28. Spencer Bayston (25). NT

(P) represents a provisional starter

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-44 Buddy Kofoid, Laps 45-70 Cannon McIntosh, Laps 71-78 Carson Macedo, Laps 79-83 Tanner Thorson, Laps 84-98 Justin Grant.

**Josh Hodge flipped during qualifying. Daison Pursley flipped during the third qualifier. Mitchel Moles flipped on lap 10 of the feature. Jonathan Beason flipped on lap 31 of the feature. Buddy Kofoid flipped on lap 68 of the feature. Carson Macedo flipped on lap 79 of the feature.

FINAL USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Buddy Kofoid-2113, 2-Justin Grant-1868, 3-Thomas Meseraull-1659, 4-Bryant Wiedeman-1602, 5-Cannon McIntosh-1639, 6-Mitchel Moles-1614, 7-Kaylee Bryson-1521, 8-Jacob Denney-1269, 9-Brenham Crouch-1259, 10-Taylor Reimer-1234.

FINAL OVERALL PROSOURCE PASSING MASTER POINTS: 1-Justin Grant-213, 2-Logan Seavey-155, 3-Thomas Meseraull-152, 4-Brady Bacon-144, 5-Buddy Kofoid-128, 6-Robert Ballou-119, 7-Cannon McIntosh-114, 8-Kaylee Bryson-106, 9-Emerson Axsom-105, 10-Kyle Cummins-104.

CONTINGENCY AWARD WINNERS:

Dirt Draft Hot Laps Fastest Driver: Daniel Whitley (12.262)

Fatheadz Eyewear Fast Qualifier: Kevin Thomas Jr. (12.207)

Simpson Race Products First Qualifier Winner: Tanner Thorson

Competition Suspension, Inc. Second Qualifier Winner: Kaylee Bryson

Pit Stop USA Third Qualifier Winner: Justin Grant

Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts Semi Winner: Ryan Timms

Feature Hard Charger: Kyle Larson (22nd to 2nd)

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