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No wings, sliders and flying mullets? Your Kennedale Speedway Park race recap 8/22/2020

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Another great weekend of racing action took place at Kennedale Speedway Park over the weekend with the Sprint Cars making another visit, but without the wings this time. The ASCS Elite Non Wing Series showed up with 27 cars and put on an amazing show. After the races were over, there was another competition put on after the races that involved all of the racers with mullets. The Inaugural Mullet Games were presented by 3 Wide Media and KSP. They were 7 participants ranging from age 10 all the way up into their 50’s.  If you stuck around after the races you saw one heck of an event!

Starting off the racing action for the night would be the IMCA Sport Mod division. Jake Upchurch would put on another dominating performance as he brought home his second win in a row. Now that he has his new car dialed in, it looks like the dominant Jake of old has returned and is here to stay. Damon Hammond would bring home a hard fought second place after a back and forth run with Jeff Reynolds. Unfortunately the DQ bug would find Reynolds in the tech area for another unknown issue that he was unaware of. Houston racer Billy Gould Jr would bring home a hard fought third place finish after a tough night of door to door racing with Justin Long. Long would have to settle for a fourth place finish, and James Skinner would round out the top five.

IMCA Sport Mod:

  1. Jake Upchurch – 24
  2. Damon Hammond – 116
  3. Billy Gould Jr – 60
  4. Justin Long – 42
  5. James Skinner – 17s

Keith Martin would put on and absolute clinic in the ASCS Elite Non Wing Series feature. Martin was a rocket ship all night long, dominating his heat race and running away with the feature. No matter how many restarts they had, Martin would pull away as soon as the green flag dropped. Oklahoma racer, Steven Shebester would bring home a hard fought second place as him and Paul White would exchange positions and sliders over and over throughout the night. Ultimately Shebester would settle into the second position with a few laps left, leaving White to settle for third. Justing Zimmerman would finish in the fourth spot and long time sprint racer Jason Howell would round out the top five.

Non Wing Sprints:

  1. Keith Martin – 79x
  2. Steven Shebester – 22x
  3. Paul White – 1
  4. Justin Zimmerman – #1
  5. Jason Howell – 44

The IMCA Sport Compact count was a little low for the evening, but they had a big show at Monarch Speedway in Wichita Falls. Your new National Rookie points leader Jack Bransom would bring home another win, and it seems once he found his groove, the wins have been clicking off for him. Mark Earl would bring home a second place finish and was right there for the win but unfortunately had some bad luck with lapped cars. Frank Lackey led most of the race, but looked as if he would run into some car troubles and would ultimately fall back to third place. Sean Leasure would find himself in the top five once again and finish in the fourth spot. Johnny Clark would bring home his first top five of his career finishing in the fifth position.

IMCA Sport Compact:

  1. Jack Bransom – 29
  2. Mark Earl – 47e
  3. Frank Lackey – 41
  4. Sean Leasure – 67
  5. Johnny Clark – 73J

Jon White looked like he was on cruise control and was going to park it onto victory lane but just couldn’t navigate through lapped traffic as well as Hibbard could. White led every lap but the last two. White ran up on some lapped cars running his preferred line and rather than pass them, he tucked in behind them which allowed Hibbard to catch up and make the moves necessary to steal the win away from White. David Goode with a brand new car would have to start in the very back of the feature and would find himself finishing in the third position. Jeff Emerson would lock down fourth place with Mike Hathcock rounding out the top five.

IMCA Modifieds:

  1. Glen Hibbard – 127
  2. Jon White – 8j
  3. David Goode Jr – 7G
  4. Jeff Emerson – 35
  5. Mike Hathcock – 03

Blake Clark would pick up his third win of the weekend after winning the Factory Stock feature and IMCA Stock car feature at Boyd Raceway on Friday night. Clark had several competition for the lead and an unfortunately for Jeff Hauser a lapped car would run down into Clark pushing him down into Hauser and causing Hauser to spin. But on the restart, Clark’s brother in law Brandon Taylor would give it everything that he had to challenge for the win, both Taylor and Clark were hooked together coming across the finish line to end an action packed Factory Stock feature. Tracy Baker would come out to play for the first time this season and put up a fight in the feature bringing home a third place finish. The big body kid himself,  Cameron Cook would make an appearance and bring home a fourth place finish followed by Cody Miles rounding out the top five and snagging his first top five finish of the year.

Factory Stock:

  1. Blake Clark – 88
  2. Brandon Taylor – 5*
  3. Tracy Baker – 22B
  4. Cameron Cook – 04
  5. Cody Miles – 13

Winning twice in one night is a tough feat to do, but Gary Williams got it done. Not only did he win the IMCA Stock Car feature but immediately ran over to the Mullet Games and would win the mullet tossing competition. With the feature win, that would move Gary Williams into the track points leader for the stock car division. Blake Clark was trying to double dip again but would come up short and finish second. Ryan Powers came from deep and would finish a solid third place. Jerrett Bransom is consistently in the top five every weekend and is a top pick to snag a win before the season is over but he would have to settle for a fourth place finish. Erik Miles would round out the top five for the evening.

IMCA Stock Car:

  1. Garyl Williams – 1969
  2. Blake Clark – 88
  3. Ryan Powers – P74
  4. Jerrett Bransom – 28
  5. Erik Miles – 165

Another great weekend filled with racing action has come and gone, but another is right around the corner. This weekend Kennedale Speedway Park will be hosting a demolition derby and the end of the night. This is definitely a night that you won’t want to miss. If you have kids or you yourself have never seen a demo derby, then come out this weekend and have a blast.

Pit Gates open at 5:00 pm

Grandstands open at 6:00 pm

Hot Laps at 7:30 pm

Racing action begins at 8:00 pm

Adults – $16

Seniors/Military – $10

Kids 6-11 – $5

5 and under – Free

Pit Pass – $30

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