By Don Cook
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Cowtown Speedway (Kennedale)
June 19 (Saturday)
Thirty-four cars competed in the 600 Mini Sprints Cowtown Challenge. The four heat winners were Colby Estes, #71, Taylor Smitherman, (21t), Chipper Wood, #47, and D.J. Estes, #74. In a 4-lap race to see who would get a chance at the challenge, the Estes boys, D.J. and Colby, were offered the challenge, both turned it down. If one of them had excepted the challenge, he would have started on the back of the field. If he had gone on to win the race, he would have won over $2,600 dollars.
In the 25-lap feature race, last years 600 champion, Jeb Sessums, #01j, who started 12th, worked his way to the front and managed to hold off a hard charging Hunter Jones, #198, for the win. Jeb took home $1,160 for his efforts. Hunter Jones won $660 and third place finisher Andy Hogan, #3d, $410. Tyler Russell, #29t, and D.J. Estes, #74, rounded out the top five. Jeb Sessums is the first Cowtown Challenge repeat winner.
In the Modified feature, Jared Webb, #15, continued to add to his impressive win totals. With his win last night, Jared now has 204 Modified feature wins in his outstanding career. Starting on the outside front row, Jared quickly jumped to the lead and held off Kaufman's Bobby Ruffin, #121, and Bonham's Kevin Clement, #32, who's 15 year old son, Mitchell Clement, #32m, was also racing, to take the feature win. Jacob Pirkle, #41, and Troy Taylor, #56, were 4th and 5th.
Sean Jones continued his winning ways at Cowtown Speedway. In the Performance Transmission raceTX.com Limited Modified feature, Sean Jones, #94, worked his way passed Keith Martin, #85, and Chase Brewer, #99, to take the win. New comer Jeff Emerson, #35, ended up second and Troy Taylor, #56, was third.
In the Hooters sponsored 3g Restrictor Mini Sprint, Garron Brimmer stuck by the competition to take his second feature win of the season. Brandol Hull, #4h, was second and Reagan Reed, #7, was third.
Keeping it in the family, Anthony Pearce, #50, passed Chad Pearce, #82, on the final turn to take the Bomber win. Frank Lackey, #41, Jon Roan, #76, and Chris Roan, #14r, finished out the top five.
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