By Don Cook
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Kennedale Speedway Park (Kennedale)
March 16 (Saturday)
The Smiley's Racing Products ASCS Lone Star Region Sprints rolled into Kennedale Speedway Park Saturday night. KSP's new promoter Kevin Ramey, the 2009 Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star Region champion, had made several improvements to the 1/4-mile, clay, oval track. It was the first time in several years that the ASCS Sprints had been to KSP.
In the ASCS Sprints feature, Koby Barksdale, No. 22, started from the pole position and quickly jumped out to a good lead. Six laps into the 25-lap feature, Koby seemed to have the race well in hand, until he ran into some lap traffic and flipped entering turn 1. That opened the door for Seth Bergman, No. 23, to take the lead and he went on to take the feature win. Kevin Ramey, No. 7m, was second, Matt Covington, No.95, the defending LSR champion, was third, Justin Melton, No. 11, was fourth and Brad Welborn, No. 17w, was fifth. There were a total of 37 Sprints.
For more information on the ASCS Sprints, go here: www.ascsracing.com
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IMCA Modified Feature: In one of the best races of the evening, Boyd Raceway's Friday night winner, Sam Cox, No. 3c, took the early lead. Tommy Williams, No. 151, and Damon Hammond, No. 116, both had strong runs with Chase Jupe, No. 303, and William Gould, No. 60, working their way up through the pack. Jupe was eventually able to catch and pass Sam Cox. Then it became a battle between Chase Jupe and Oklahoma's William Gould. When the checked flag dropped, Jupe had managed to cross the finish line in front of Gould. Tommy Williams, No. 151. was third, Damond Hammond, No. 116, was fourth and Tommy Fain, No. 90, was fifth.
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IMCA SportMods Feature: It was a crazy race that saw Dean Abbey, KSP's 2012 champion, take the early lead. Then Jacob Pirkle, No. 411, caught and passed Abbey, only to loose power on the last lap coming out of turn 4 allowing Ronnie Welborn, No. 20, to take the win. Jacob Pirkle, No. 411, coasted to second, Kevin Rutherford, No. 9, was third, Brad Shirley, No. 00, was fourth and Cody Shoemaker, No. 54, was fifth.
IMCA Stock Cars Feature: It was good to see Duain Pritchett, No. 22, back in the winner's circle. Tyler Muirhead, No. 22t, was second, Doogie hauser, No. 81, was third, Matt Guillaume, No. 50, was fourth and Sean Woofford, No. 27, was fifth.
Street Stocks Feature: David Cook, No. 32, was the feature winner. Dennis Kent, No. 47a, was second, Gry Neighbors, No. 95, was third, Jake UpChurch, No. 24, was fourth and Shawn Byrd, No. 69, was fifth.
Factory Stocks Feature: Frank Lackey, No. 41, was the winner. Johnny Lowey, No. 46, was second, Doug Kahanek, II, No. 2, was third, Tracy Baker, No. 22, was fourth and Kenny Smitherman, No. 42, was fifth. A good field of Factory Stocks with over twenty cars in the pits.
For OFFICIAL RESULTS and more informatiom, go to: www.raceksp.com
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