Dirt midget race results from the Gateway Nationals
The dirt midgets are set to race indoors for $3,000 tonight in St. Louis, Missouri. Night one of the Gateway Dirt Nationals will be capped by a 20 lap main event.
View full Gateway Dirt Nationals results for the dirt midgets below.
The field of dirt midgets has been split in two. Half of the field will race a full program tonight, including a main event.
The other half will remain in the pit area today. They’ll unload and run the same format with a separate main event on Friday.
Midget Main – Report
They’ve elected to push the midgets right through. The midgets have run qual, heats and the feature is up next without a break in-between. They want to keep the track as smooth as possible for the division without the other classes rutting it up.
The modifieds have yet to qualify. Their sessions will run back to back after the conclusion of this race.
Thomas Meseraull and Justin Grant set the front row for the dirt midget main event. $3,000 is up for grabs at the conclusion of this race.
Green flag, Grant gets the jump on the bottom. He drives it deep to the bottom into turn one. He’s clear off turn two.
Grant bicycles into turn three. Meseraull gets into the side of them but they both continue.
Several cars stack up behind them and the caution is out.
Green, Grant leads into turn one. Two cars tangle in turn two, one flips and the caution is back out.
Green, Grant leads. Christopher Bell has an issue, he falls from 4th to the tail. Bell is out with a suspension issue.
Newman is flying by them on the top. He’s passed 6 cars since the green. He started 15th and he’s up to 9th.
Lap 5, Sam Johnson is upside down after catching a rut in turn one and the caution is back out.
Green, Grant leads.
Lap 10, Grant leads Meseraull by two car lengths. Blake Hahn is closing on both of them.
2 to go, Meseraull slides him for the lead! Grant crosses under him off turn two and takes it back into turn three.
1 to go, Meseraull slides him again in turn one! Grant crosses back to the lead as they head into turn three for the final time.
Grant runs wide off turn four. Meseraull has a run on the bottom off the final corner. They run side by side to the line.
Thomas Meseraull takes the win in the Gateway Dirt Nationals!
Gateway Dirt Nationals Results
December 19, 2019
View full 2019 Gateway Nationals results from Saint Louis, Missouri below.
Hot Laps (Group 1): 1. Tyler Courtney (11.633); 2. Chris Windom (11.644); 3. Blake Hahn (11.682); 4. Christopher Bell (11.750); 5. Justin Grant (11.853); 6. Logan Seavey (11.933); 7. Thomas Meseraull (11.964); 8. Ace McCarthy (11.989); 9. Sam Johnson (11.993); 10. Austin Brown (12.070); 11. Karter Sarff (12.092); 12. Anton Hernandez (12.134); 13. Daniel Robinson (12.143); 14. Paul Nienhiser (12.216); 15. Andrew Felker (12.274); 16. Tim Crawley (12.390); 17. Ryan Newman (12.460); 18. Jason McDougal (14.468);
Qualifying (2 Laps): Thomas Meseraull (11.306); 2. Chris Windom (11.347); 3. Logan Seavey (11.368); 4. Justin Grant (11.420); 5. Karter Sarff (11.495); 6. Andrew Felker (11.546); 7. Christopher Bell (11.552); 8. Blake Hahn (11.574); 9. Jason McDougal (11.598); 10. Tyler Courtney (11.608); 11. Sam Johnson (11.673); 12. Anton Hernandez (11.683); 13. Daniel Robinson (11.778); 14. Paul Nienhiser (11.824); 15. Austin Brown (11.867); 16. Tim Crawley (11.929); 17. Ryan Newman (12.026); 18. Ace McCarthy (12.218);
Heat 1 (8 Laps – All Transfer): 1. Thomas Meseraull; 2. Logan Seavey; 3. Karter Sarff; 4. Sam Johnson; 5. Christopher Bell; 6. Daniel Robinson; 7. Austin Brown; 8. Ryan Newman; 9. Jason McDougal;
Heat 2 (8 Laps – All Transfer ) : 1. Chris Windon; 2. Justin Grant; 3. Blake Hahn; 4. Paul Nienhiser; 5. Andrew Felker; 6. Anton Hernandez; 7. Tim Crawley; 8. Tyler Courtney; 9. Ace McCarthy;
Gateway Dirt Nationals
Feature Results – Midgets
December 19, 2019
A-Main (20 Laps – $3,000 to win):
::Top 3 Locked into Saturday’s Main::
Pos | Driver
1. Thomas Meseraull
2. Justin Grant
3. Blake Hahn
4. Chris Windom
5. Logan Seavey
6. Anton Hernandez
7. Tyler Courtney
8. Andrew Felker
9. Paul Nienhiser
10. Austin Brown
11. Ryan Newman
12. Tim Crawley
13. Ace McCarthy
14. Sam Johnson
15. Christopher Bell
16. Karter Sarff
17. Daniel Robinson