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Karter Sarff Signs a Team of Two into the POWRi’s Junior Knepper 55

Karter Sarff Signs a Team of Two into the POWRi’s Junior Knepper 55

Belleville, IL. (11/28/2022) Returning to the indoor action of DuQuoin Illinois in the speedy Southern Illinois Center on December 17th, POWRi will carry on the legacy of one of the region’s most adorned racing legends with the renewal of the Junior Knepper 55. Continuing to build their own legacy while adding more distinction to the competition will witness the 2021 POWRi Privateer Award recipient throw their name in the mix.

Earning his family team’s first career Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League feature victory at Valley Speedway in 2022, Karter Sarff of Mason City Illinois maintains his upward momentum of career establishment while continually proving his driving prowess on a national level.

Rapidly rising through the racing ranks, the 2018 POWRi National Midget League Rookie of the Year winner Karter would place inside the top five on ten occasions in 2022 proving consistency among top talents by placing inside the top ten in over half the events entered. Acquiring a trio of heat race wins on the year, Sarff would finish sixth in the seasonal standings throughout his twenty-two feature starts.

Entering the indoor DuQuoin event of the Junior Knepper 55 will see “The Shark” circle with winning intent in the recognizable family-owned Karter Sarff Motorsports, Provisio Partners, Clearview Glass, O’Dell’s Auto Service, Collision Concepts Inc, Spike Chassis, Stanton SR-11X Racing Engine, #21K into on-track action against a myriad of open-wheel talents.

Joining the fun of open-wheel indoor excitement with Sarff Motorsports will find ample talent in Trey Burke of Alvin Texas. Bringing a wealth of excellent experience at a young age, Burke is a fourth-generation driver with previous competition in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, USF2000 Series, POWRi WAR, POWRi Lonestar 600, as well as IndyPro2000.

Registrations for competitors remain open and available at www.powri.com by clicking on the “Junior Knepper 55” logo on the left side of the webpage or at https://www.myracepass.com/series/1572/registrations/6619?fbclid=IwAR0nrvSHMhjzM6l2nRUZO681rW-QZBAsCphRMOh2237niK7HbOQEItoX1Oc with a registration fee of $50 before December 5th; Entries received after December 5th will be $100.

Tickets are available for purchase at https://www.myracepass.com/events/433263/tickets/?fbclid=IwAR0adM8AdhbfITG0fzXiYiV1uij09DMgU0Kd4EFQFnLpjuAY5oKuJDpiwx0.

The “Junior Knepper 55”, a 55-lap race honoring the famed car number which adorned Walter Knepper’s storied career, will feature the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League competing on a specially-constructed dirt oval inside the well-known Southern Illinois Center near the DuQuoin Fairgrounds with no other support classes on the racing docket.

Friday, December 16 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Parking Details:
Pit Parking: 12:00 – 7:00 PM

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Driver Details:
Pits Open: 8:00 AM
General Admission: 3:00 PM
Driver Registration: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Driver's Meeting: 4:30 PM
Hot Laps 5:00 PM
Racing to Follow.

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Pricing:
General Admission:
Adults: $25.00
Children Under 12: FREE

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Payout:
National & West Midgets: 1. $5000, 2. $2000, 3. $1000, 4. $800, 5. $700, 6. $600, 7. $575, 8. $550, 9. $525, 10. $500, 11. $475, 12. $450, 13. $425, 14. $400, 15. $375, 16. $350, 17. $325, 18-22: $300.

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