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Miller Steals HART Win at Southern Illinois Raceway


Photo by 357 World of Dirt / 357 Studios


Marion, Illinois (June 27,2020) The rain held off long enough on Saturday night to let Joe B Miller get his first PureMax Racing Oil HART Non-Wing Micro Series presented by EMi win at Southern Illinois Raceway.


Miller had planned on racing at Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex (MO) on Saturday night but, Sweet Springs ended up getting rained out, so he decided to make the trek to Southern Illinois Raceway. That decision proved to be a good one as he picked up his first HART win and $500 at SIR.


It was not an easy night though, Miller started last in his heat but gained seven positions to earn a redraw for a top-six starting spot in the feature. Miller drew the third starting spot putting him on the inside of row two to start the feature.


HART regular Alex Burgener led the field to the green flag and held the lead for a few laps before Aiden Purdue completed a slide job to take the lead.


Purdue seemed to on his way to his third HART feature win and first of the year until a car got into the wall in turn two. Purdue could not avoid the accident and clipped the car causing him to flip multiple times. The lead was then given to Miller since Purdue was not able to continue.


Miller faced several challenges from 2019 HART Series Champion Tyler Rust, but he prevailed in all. Joe B Miller of Millersville, Missouri went on to win his first-ever PureMax Racing Oil HART Non-Wing Micro Series presented by EMi feature race.


Rust finished second and the HART series's Friday night winner at Doe Run Raceway, Jake Cheatham, fills up the podium. Hometown kid of Brocton Williams went from 20th to 7th in the feature to earn himself the Vision 1 Composites Hard Charger award.


Accelo Raceway Feature Winner – Joe B Miller

Chemstream Race Fuels High Passing Points – Tyler Rust

Vision 1 Composites Hard Charger – Brocton Williams

EMi Hard Luck Award – Troy Jacobs


Southern Illinois Raceway Results, Saturday, June 27


Non-Wing Outlaw Micros 30 Entries


Feature (25 Laps):

1. (51B) Joe B Miller [3], 2. (10) Tyler Rust [6], 3. (71) Jake Cheatham [8], 4. (96) Alex Burgerner [1], 5. (18) Michael Brummit [5], 6. (23) Tony Clifton [12], 7. (7B) Brocton Williams [20], 8. (8C) LeRoy Carley [9], 9. (20h) Eric Holmes [4], 10. (20) Tayler Hungate [14], 11. (55) Charlie Heck [23], 12. (6S) Charles Starnes Jr. [18]-DNF, 13. (32X) Matt Veatch [17]-DNF, 14. (27) Devin Feger [11]-DNF, 15. (5) Ben Browder [15]-DNF, 16. (11) Craig Miles [21]-DNF, 17. (20B) Bobby Bazan [10]-DNF, 18. (9W) Billy Williams [24]-DNF, 19. (28) Rich Williams [13]-DNF, 20. (37) Aiden Purdue [2]-DNF, 21. (122) Lane Warner [16]-DNF, 22. (101) Tobias Midkiff [22]-DNF, 23. (27H) Zach Hubbard [19]-DNF, DNS- (43) Collin Wece


B-Main (12 Laps):

1. (11) Craig Miles [1], 2. (101) Tobias Midkiff [6], 3. (55) Charlie Heck [3], 4. (9W) Billy Williams [4], 5. (35W) Ronald Wyatt [5]-DNF, 6. (3) Hunter Maloney [8]-DNF


Heat 1 (10 Laps):

1. (20H) Eric Holmes [2], 2. (43) Collin Wece [4], 3. (27) Devin Feger [1], 4. (18) Michael Brummit [10], 5. (20B) Bobby Bazan [9], 6. (7B) Brocton Williams [5], 7. (11) Craig Miles [3], 8. (5T) Tyler McClerren [7], 9. (35W) Ronald Wyatt [8], DNS- (28J) Troy Jacobs


Heat 2 (10 Laps):

1. (10) Tyler Rust [6], 2. (8C) LeRoy Carley [2], 3. (51B) Joe B Miller [10}, 4. (23) Tony Clifton [3], 5. (6S) Charles Starnes Jr. [1], 6. (200 Tayler Hungate [8], 7. (122) Lane Warner [9], 8. (9W) Billy Williams [4], 9. (3) Hunter Maloney [7]-DNF, 10. (101) Tobias Midkiff [5]-DNF


Heat 3 (10 Laps):

1. (37) Aiden Purdue [5], 2. (71) Jake Cheatham [3], 3. (96) Alex Burgener [8], 4. (28) Rich Williams [2], 5. (5) Bn Browder [4], 6. (27H) Zach Hubbard [6], 7. (32X) Matt Veatch [9], 8. (55) Charlie Heck [7], 9. (4D) Matt Diercks [1]-DNF, DNS- (97) Scotty Milan


-Lucas Halbert

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