By Don Cook
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Texas Motor Speedway (Fort Worth)
September 17 (Saturday)
They say they do things bigger in Texas. At the Port-a-Cool U.S. National Dirt Track Championships at Texas Motor Speedway, they held two complete race shows on the same day. Friday's scheduled races were canceled due to rain. So TMS track officials decided to run Friday's portion of the races on Saturday morning. Over 240 race teams were on hand to compete for the championships at the 4/10 mile, semi-banked, clay oval.
Fort Worth's own Troy Taylor, #56, passed John Whittington, #511, on the final lap of the 30-lap feature to take the exciting Limited Modifieds crown and the $2,000 prize money. This was Troy's third feature win at the Dirt Track Championships. Shane Hebert, #9, Dean Abbey, #26, and Randy Timms, #41g, rounded out the top five.
To view a video of the Limited Modifieds feature, click below:
During the heat races Kinzer Edwards was envolved in a major accident. To view a video of the wreck, click below:
Nothing freaky about this win. Clyde "Lil' Freaky" Dunn Jr., #88xxx, showed the Modifieds the fast way around the track to take the 40-lap Modifieds feature and the $3,000 win. This was Clyde's first TMS U.S. Dirt Track Championship feature win and he mentioned that it was the biggest of his career. Chris Henigan, #16, Randy Timms, #5t, Shane Hebert, #9, John Whittington, #511, were your top five.
To view a video of the Modifieds feature, click below:
To view a video of some Modifieds racing action, click below:
Ray Moore, #93, from Haughton, LA, was the SUPR Late Models feature winner. Kevin Sitton, #20, was second and Timothy Culp, #c8, was third.
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To view some photos from TMS Saturday, click below.