Posted: August 24, 2020

Macon, IL. (08/22/2020) Advancing from the 2nd spot, outside of row one, Jake Neuman of New Berlin, IL. methodically marched his way through the field and into contention for the lead late on in the 30-lap main event at Macon Speedway. Sneaking by Cannon Mcintosh and Buddy Kofoid, Neuman to inherit the lead on lap 21 and held on to take his trip to victory lane.

The 30-lap main event would line up with Cannon McIntosh of Bixby, OK. and Jake Neuman on the front row. Mcintosh claimed the initial lead aboard his Keith Kunz Motorsports No. 71k, but his control was short-lived, as Buddy Kofoid made a wild four-wide move entering turn number 1 and slid underneath four cars to take over the second position on the second lap.

On the ensuing restart after an early caution, Kofoid took a look to the inside of McIntosh into turn one, but slight contact created a bobble and stacked the field back up. Checking out as the laps wound down, Kofoids lead only grew until a caution halfway through as Jake Neuman took over the second position. Neuman sits in the second position waiting to make his move and take over the lead. Neuman found for the lead and conquered on lap 21, as a caution comes out. The field stacked back up and set up a nail-biting 5 laps after the restart to decide it all. Nauman determined to break through for his first POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League victory this year, sticks to the top side and does just so.

Buddy Kofoid of Penngrove, CA. brought the Keith Kunz Motorsports No. 67 home with a second-place finish, while teammate Cannon McIntosh rounded off a podium finish in his No. 71k Keith Kunz Motorsports entry. Mitchell Davis finished in the fourth position and Zach Daum rounded out the top five.

“I thought they were going to wreck each other, they got together a little bit, so I just had to take advantage of it. This really helps with the championship and beating the KKM cars, they are the best there is.” Winner Jake Neuman

“Towards the end I did some things to my line and passed cannon back, and honestly I think I was better than jake at the end.” Buddy Kofoid finishing in the second position.

“We’ve been pretty good the last few nights, I tried everything. I thought I had myself in a good spot there at the end and I just let it slip away. I can’t thank everything on this team enough.” Cannon McIntosh finishing in the third position.