Pursley Earns 4th Consecutive Indiana Midget Week Podium Finish at Tri-State

Daison Pursley drove from sixth to third to earn his fourth consecutive podium finish during Indiana Midget Week in the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series’ feature race at Tri-State Speedway Saturday.

Pursley, the series points leader, has now registered a win, a second and two third-place finishes in the four Indiana Midget Week events, along with a pair of top qualifiers. 

Pursley would move up to fourth on lap two but passing would prove to be at a premium in Saturday’s feature, which saw just two lead changes on the night. The CB Industries Toyota driver would move into third on lap eight after leader Jake Andreotti slapped the wall and then briefly take over the second spot ahead of eventual race winner Logan Seavey on lap 18, but Seavey would pass him back the following lap. 

One of the few drivers to be able to consistently pass on the night was Justin Grant, who drove his RMS Racing Toyota from 15th to fourth to secure his second top-five finish after a second-place showing behind Pursley on Friday night at Bloomington Speedway.

Pursley’s CB Industries teammate Zach Wigal placed fifth, while Gavin Miller finished seventh, Jacob Denney was eighth and Zach Daum ninth as Toyota-powered drivers earned six top-10 finishes on the night.

The USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series closes out Indiana Midget Week at Kokomo Speedway Sunday.

Toyota Quotes:

Daison Pursley, CB Industries Toyota: “It’s good to keep clicking off podiums. It’s something to look forward to in terms of the the championship this year. I’m disappointed in third, but I thought the top four all were capable of winning, it just depended on who was leading. We would have, Overall, it’s been a good weekend for the CB Industries #86. We would have liked to have been two positions better. I’m happy with the third-place here we’ll just keep moving forward and get ready for Kokomo tomorrow.”

Toyota-Powered Drivers USAC Tri-State Saturday Feature Results

Daison Pursley – 3rd

Justin Grant – 4th

Zach Wigal – 5th

Gavin Miller – 7th

Jacob Denney – 8th

Zach Daum – 9th

Cannon McIntosh – 11th

Ryan Timms – 12th

Taylor Reimer – 13th

Kale Drake – 15th

Jade Avedisian – 18th

Toyota Racing PR