By Don Cook
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Heart O' Texas Speedway
April 18 (Friday)
The Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region returned to Heart O' Texas Speedway Friday night. Eighteen Sprints competed for the $2,000 first prize in the 25-lap A-main. The next stop for the ASCS Sprints tour is Saturday night at the Gator Bowl in Willis, Texas.
For more information on the ASCS Sprints, go to: www.ascsracing.com
ASCS Sprint Winner: Local Justin Melton, No. 11, jumped out to an early lead in the A-main. About half way through the race Brandon Berryman, No. 31, worked his way pass Melton to take the lead with a hard charging Blake Hahn, No. 17, in hot pursuit. With less than five laps to go, Berryman and Hahn swapped the lead several times before Blake Hahn managed to take the lead for the final time and the win. Coming in third was Aaron Reuzel, No. 87, Justin Melton, No. 11, settled for fourth and Kevin Ramey, No. 1x, was fifth. Rounding out the top ten were: Channin Tankersley, No. 11, Chris Sweeney, No. 99, Ray Allen Kulhanek, No. 21t, Zane Lawrence, No. 76, and John Pate, No. 36.
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Green Takes The Money: Veteran Keith Green, No. 5, held off an up and coming Dean Abbey, No. 26, for the IMCA Modified win. Chad Estes, No. 83, settled for third, Dwayne Grantham, No. 27g, was fourth and Scooter Bates, No. 12, had a good run to finish fifth. Keith White, No. 1, P.J. Egbert, No. 707, Wes Dulock, No. 88, Justin Radcliff, No. 11j and Hardy Henderson, No. 63, were your top ten.
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Kipen Keeps It Going: Sid Kipen, No. 58, made it two feature wins in-a-row. Damon Hammond, No. 116, was second, Kevin Green, No. 5, was third, James Holder, No. 99, was fourth and Chris Cogburn, No. 601, was fifth.
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Estes IStock Winner: Chad Estes defeated Brandon Hood, No. 1b, for the IMCA Stock Car win. Charles Cosper, No. 33c, was third, Adam Schwartz, No. 182, was fourth and Kirk Martin, No. 69, was fifth. Peter Delevan, No. 98, Tyler Muirhead, No. 22t, Jeff Bauser, No. 74, Dennis Bissonette, No. 07d, and John Frydrych, No. 03, rounded out the top ten.
To view a video of the IMCA Stock Car feature, click on the Racing Highlights video below:
Geurin Gets Win: Brandon Geurin, No. 128, was the IMCA Hobby Stock winner. Johnathan Beard, No. 97, was second, Joe Williams, No. 32, was third, Garrett Rawels, No. 4g, was fourth and Nathan Sodek, No. 60, was fifth.
Kirkpatrick Makes It Five Wins In-a-row: Benji Kirkpatrick, No. 47, got another Street Stock win. Tommy Kirkpatrick, No. 4, was second, Wade White, No. 68, was third, Shad Stevens, No. 23, was fourth and Bill Eller, No. 32, was fifth.
To view a video of the Street Stock feature, click on the Racing Highlights video below:
Smith Steals A Win: In one of the best feature races, Kevin Smith, No. 57, held off Ryan Hopkins, No. 4, for the Bomber win. Thomas Bailey, No. 17b, was third, Drew Garcia, No. 20x, was fourth and Andrew Richards, No. 9, was fifth.
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Florio Finishes First: Taylor Florio, No. 21t, beat Hayden Wade, No. 8w3, by a car length for the Jr. Mini win. Kamera McDonald, No. 62k, was second, Casey Brunson, No. 10, was third and Hayden Wade, No. 8w3, ended up fourth.
Twister Results: Benji Booth, No. 11, was the winner. Joshua Kuhnau, No. 3k, was second, Cori Beaty, No. 42, was third, Michael Whisenhurt, No. 75w, was fourth and Bill Hall, no. 4, was fifth.
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