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Kennedale Speedway Park 7/25/20 Race Recap

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It was another great night of racing here at Kennedale Speedway Park. After pushing the start time back to 8:00 pm it made for a cool night of racing that everyone could enjoy. The racing action on the racetrack however was as hot as ever. With six exciting classes of racing, we will recap the top five in each class, and give a small breakdown of the racing action!

First up we had the IMCA Sport Modified division and Casey Brunson would win in dominant fashion, leading it from green to checkered. Pulling off a second place finish while also toughing out some kidney stones would be Jeff Reynolds, followed up by James Skinner bringing home third place. Jake Upchurch would bring home a fourth place finish in his brand new car after a racing incident a few weeks ago totaled out his old car. Sean Hill would round out your top five!

IMCA Sport Mod:

  1. Casey Brunson – #10
  2. Jeff Reynolds – #29LR
  3. James Skinner – #17s
  4. Jake Upchurch – #24
  5. Sean Hill – #TRC

The IMCA Sport compact division is a newer class the Kennedale Speedway Park, but is a growing one. Steve Riojas would remain undefeated on the season as he has not lost one feature race yet at KSP. Jack Bransom would bring home a well deserved and hard fought second place. Bondy Cannon would take the final podium spot. Blake Freeman (fourth) and Shelley Marnell  (fifth) who is also the owner of Kennedale’s favorite home cooking spot, Pitt Stop Cafe would round out the top five.

IMCA Sport Compact:

  1. Steve Riojas – #9
  2. Jack Bransom – #29
  3. Bondy Cannon – #33B
  4. Blake Freeman – #99x
  5. Shelley Marnell – #Mrs54

One of the most competitive and exciting classes at the race track is the Factory Stock division. Trey Smitherman would get his second win of the season and he did so by leading every lap of every race he was in this evening. Trey’s teammate and cousin Chance Morris would bring home a hard fought second place after having a long battle with Brandon Taylor, Ryan Powers and Jeff Hauser. This would also mean the Smacker Chassis brand would bring home a 1-2 finish. Jeff Hauser had another hard charge to the front after having to start towards mid pack and ended up finishing third, right on the bumper of Morris. Brandon Taylor would lose a couple spots after running second most of the race and end up finishing fourth. Ryan Powers would round out your top five for the evening.

Factory Stock:

  1. Trey Smitherman – #96
  2. Chance Morris – #6
  3. Jeff Hauser – #81x
  4. Brandon Taylor – #5*
  5. Ryan Powers – #R12

The visiting, but always entertaining class of Dwarf cars were on hand and did not disappoint.  Local racer Chance Hull would pull off another feature win in the division. Chase Neill would finish a close second but could not get more than two car links close to Hull. Ryan Stoy (third), David Garland (fourth) and Richard Brooker (fifth) would round out the top five.

Dwarf Car:

  1. Chance Hull – #151
  2. Chase Neill – #56
  3. Ryan Stoy – #20
  4. David Garland – #84
  5. Richard Brooker – #51

The IMCA Modified division had seen the car count down for a few weeks, but the count looked to be on the rise after this weekend and we had over double amount we had previously. Jacob Pirkle would win his first race of the season and looked smooth. Glen Hibbard who looked to be the man to beat week in and week out in this division was finally beaten and had to settle for a hard fought second after getting caught up in an early race incident sent him to the back of the field. Jon White would bring home the final podium spot. Matt Martin who was also involved in the incident with Hibbard and had to go change a flat tire, came back to finish fourth. Mike Hathcock would round out the top five.

IMCA Modifieds:

  1. Jacob Pirkle – #6R
  2. Glen Hibbard – #127
  3. Jon White – #8J
  4. Matt Martin – #11
  5. Mike Hathcock – #03

Your final race of the night is the always entertaining IMCA Stock car division. After a long hiatus in victory lane; long time racer Gary Nabors would find his way back to victory lane. It was a hard fought win as both Erik Miles and Blake Clark were knocking on the back bumper of Nabors the whole race while trading spots with each other. Miles would end up nabbing second place from Clark on the last lap as Clark would have to settle for third. Samuel Spadaro Jr and Gary Williams would also have a great battle for fourth place, but it was Spadaro who would come away with the spot leaving Williams rounding out the top five.

IMCA Stock Car:

  1. Gary Nabors – #59
  2. Erik Miles – #165
  3. Blake Clark – #88
  4. Samuel Spadaro Jr. – #33
  5. Gary Williams – #1969

Coming up this weekend 8/1/2020 we will have a normal race schedule with the addition of the Jr Mini Stock division, and Kids ride on race cars. The Jr. Mini Stock division is our up and coming drivers of the future who are all under the age of 16. The kids ride on race cars event will be at intermission where parents will have the opportunity to bring their kids down from the stands and onto the racetrack. From there the kids will get to sit on the race car and get a lap around the racetrack. This is definitely family fun that you don’t want to miss!

Pit Gates open at 5:00 pm

Grand stands open at 6:00 pm

Hot Laps begin at 7:15 pm

Racing action begins at 8:00 pm

Pricing Information:

Adults – $13

Seniors – $10

Kids 6-11 – $5

5 and under FREE

Pits $30

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