Klager Tops IN TUSA Mod Lites

By Tim Baltz:

The TUSA Mod Lite Series was also in town for the first of 4 visits to MIR in 2017. Track regular Kevin Foster and tour regular Jeff May would lead the field of 22 drivers to the green with May taking the top spot. Jeff May won all 3 TUSA Series races in 2016 and had a fast race car once again. On lap 3 May tangled with a slower car sending him spinning in turn 4 and the yellow came out. Paul Klager would inherit the lead over Dan Reif, Tyler Winger, Ryan Halliday and Kevin Foster. Klager clearly had the dominant car and was on cruise control as he pulled away from the field by nearly a straightaway by lap 9. The next yellow came out on lap 10 as Tyler Winger lost control of his machine and nearly made contact with Harley Brown. When the green came back out Klager continued his great run but Jeff May was the story of the night as he rallied to the 3rd after restarting at the back of the field. With 5 laps to go May was able to get by Dan Reif for 2nd but still had a big gap to close in order to catch the leader. In the end Paul Klager had a fast race car and would drive on to his first TUSA win of the year over Jeff May, Nick Mallette, Dan Reif and Brad Reif