By Don Cook
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Cowtown Speedway (Kennedale)
June 11 (Saturday)
After coming in a close third at RPM Speedway in Crandall, TX on Friday night, it looked like Clyde Dunn Jr., #88xxx, was going to get the win in the SMP COMP Cams Longhorn Speedway finale at Cowtown Speedway Saturday night. He started on the pole along side the series points leader Tyler Townsend, #12t. Clyde quickly took the lead with Tyler right behind him. Several laps into the race Tyler caught Dunn, but was unable to pass him. Coming out of turn 2 Tyler spun out and had to go to the back of the field. The championship wasn't looking good for Tyler because he had to finish in the top six to be crowned the series champion. In the mean time, the car with fastest time Triston Dycus, #14, was quickly gaining on Dunn. With about 10-laps to go, Triston passed Dunn, who had to drop out because of tire problems, to take the lead and the $1,500 prize money. Tyler Townsend finished third and was crowned the SMP Series champion.
This was the first year for the SMP COMP Cams Longhorn Series. A series that consists of six races in seven nights at several different tracks.
For more information on the series, go to: www.smpseries.com
To view a video of the SMP Modifieds feature, click below:
Veteran Troy Taylor, #56, was back at Cowtown Speedway and picked up where he left off. Troy won the Limited Modifieds feature. Tony Yant, #00, was second and current points leader Nick Clinkenbeard, #66, was third.
Kyle Jones, #04, was the 600 Mini Sprints feature winner. C.J. Duarte, #83, was second and Chase Brewer, #3c, was third.
Garron Brimmer, #3g, was the Restrictor Mini Sprints feature winner. Lyndon Harvey, #99h, was second and Dillion Guthrie, #88, was third.
Larry Smitherman, #74, returned to the winners circle in the Bombers feature. Justin Baker, #8, was second and Trey Smitherman, #96, was third.
A disappointing car count in the Wing Modifieds. In the feature, Rick Poteet, #61, finished along with two other cars to get the win. David Williams, #22, was second and Scott Trowell, #23, was third. Rick mentioned that several other cars were being built so hopefully the car count will be up.
A REMINDER. Cowtown Speedway will be going over to Friday nights starting June, 17.
For OFFICIAL results and more information, go to: www.cowtownspeedway.com
To purchase track photos, contact Rudy at: www.rudygarciaphotos.smugmug.com
To view some photos of the race cars, click below: