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December 15, 2018 - Howard Moore Competes in Junior Knepper Memorial
1Howard Moore returned to action on Saturday evening with a trip to the Southern Illinois Center, where he was behind the wheel of the Chris Chappue Racing #55 Midget.

The annual Junior Knepper Memorial drew a field of 70 Midgets to the indoor bull ring.

After pulling a big number at the pill draw, Howard started ninth in his heat race before moving to a 5th-place finish. Qualifier action positioned Moore on the pole, and a few bobbles relegated him to a third-place finish.

The top 14 in points from preliminary action locked into the feature. Unfortunately, Moore was 22nd, so he was forced to run a B-Main. He raced to a third-place finish in his B-Main, which earned him the 17th-starting position for his first-career, Midget feature.

The feature was a learning experience for the talented, young driver. He went down a lap early in the event, but turned strong laps throughout the remainder of the race on his way to a 12th-place finish.

"It was a great experience as I prepare to enter my first Chili Bowl in January," Moore said. "I want to win every race I enter, but I was just proud to finish the 55-lap race. I just want to thank everyone, who made this possible. I can't wait until the Chili Bowl."

Full results from the events are available at