TQ Midgets at Citrus County

What a night of racing we had!!! It all started with the heat race going to #26 Ted Durfee. Ted had a great car going into the feature event, and would start on the inside of row two. With the points battle really close between #1 Jack Duffy and #52 Mike Elder starting side-by-side in row three. Brandon Cagle made a rare appearance in the #2 car and started on the tail end of the field. Coming off a upsetting last race, Geoff Styner was back in the #3 and started on the pole with #17 Jamie Barnum on the outside of row one. At the green flag, Styner would jump to the early lead going into one. On lap 3, Durfee and #30 Mike Belusar would split Styner going into one. Three wide going in for the TQ midgets!!! Durfee would come out of two with Belusar on his tail. Unfortunately, on lap 6 going into one, the two would get together. Durfee ended his night with a broken injection. Belusar was sent to the rear and Styner took over the lead. As the green came back out, it was Styner to a big lead with Cagle, Barnum and Elder. Cagle would try one shot at Styner on the high side. Styner held the bottom and pulled back away. Cagle and Barnum would get together, ending Barnum’s night. With no caution, Styner remained the leader with Elder, Duffy and Belusar giving chase. Belusar would work his way around Duffy and Elder and start to give chase for Styner. On lap 17 of 20, Belusar pulled to the outside of Styner going into turn three and took the inside away from Styner coming out of turn four. Styner remained right on his tail tank to the checkered Flag. Cagle would pull to the pits before the checkered flag with damage from earlier. Congratulations to Mike Belusar on the win.

Jack Duffy and Mike Elder are now tied for the points lead, with Styner in third. With only three races left…who will win this years championship???


#30 Mike Belusar
#3 Geoff Styner
#52 Mike Elder
#1 Jack Duffy
#2 Brandon Cagle
#17 Jamie Barnum
#26 Ted Durfee