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posted July 29, 2002 12:27 PM
K-C Raceway results.... 7-27-02 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BY SCOTT WOLFE Contact: email@example.com 740-992-1490
CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-Dawning new colors, but keeping that same pedal-to-the medal driving style, Powell, Ohio's Todd Kane rampaged to a convincing victory in the super sprint action at Ohio's fastest high-banked dirt track, the famed K-C Raceway. The Late Model action saw former Renegade STARS contender R.J. Conley beat out father and fellow Wheelersburg, Ohio native Delmas Conley in a Hatfield-McCoy family feud, while Bob Crace, Jr. of Chillicothe, returned to his home in victory lane in the modified A-main.
Kane in the KCB Trucking/ Graphic Creations #78 started on the outside pole alongside dash winner and last week's winner Jimmy Stinson. The first start saw up-and-coming driver George Hawkins loop his mount in turn two, setting the stage for another start. Like the initial start Kane powered into the lead and the more favorable high groove with Stinson close in tow.
Stinson maintained striking distance throughout the duration, but all eyes were on Keith Baxter as the hard-charging Chillicothe ace blasted his way to third ahead of Tony Kennedy and Eric Hysong. On lap six former feature winner Nick Naber suffered a flat tire and had some wing damage after a front chute skirmish, ending his bid for a second K-C win.
Kane's daredevil driving style thrilled the large crowd with each passing lap, but Stinson followed in the shadows with a similarly striking style. Kamikaze Kane continued to thread the needle through lapped traffic , but couldn't shake Stinson. Meanwhile, Tony Kennedy, the night's fast timer from Amanda, Ohio started to get hooked up and moved up to third, along with former champ Eric Hysong who anchored down fourth place in the Davey Groves Kriner Engines sprinter.
In the end Kane held on over Stinson, Tony Kennedy, Eric Hysong, Keith Baxter, Hud Horton, Tom Busch, Wes Harbour, and Eddie Slone.
R.J. Conley wasted no time in establishing himself as the man to beat with a clean sweep in the Late Model division. Delmas Conley tried all the tricks he knew from the years of experience in his illustrious career, but nothing could overcome the sheer dominance of his son. Mike Wilson was on the rebound to contend, along with Kenny Christy and Brian Eaton who were both strong in the initial stages of the race.
Easton had worked his way up to third before a lap 15 tangle with Christy that sent him to the tail. In the last ten laps, Bud Frazier who started 10th worked his way up to fourth place ahead of son Mark Frazier. That created a four way dual for third place, but Wilson edged out the eldest Frazier for track position.
R.J. Conley powered on to victory ahead of Delmas Conley, Mike Wilson, Bud Frazier, Mark Frazier, Kenny Christy, Aaron Bapst, Jeff Houser, Barry Doss, and Scott Edmisten.
Tim Brown cantered into the lead during the initial stages of the modified main event, but each lap Bob Crace, Jr. showed his nose both on the high and low side, mounting a building pressure on the driver of the leading #66 car. Brown, who won his heat, made some suspension changes during the week and appeared to be the man to beat.
His effort fell short of victory however, as on lap eight he got loose coming out of turn four as Crace slipped by to take the lead. With no place to go Jerry Lawson hit Brown a ton and eliminated both mounts for the evening. Mike Long was putting together one of his best runs of the year to anchor down second behind Crace. That pair was followed by Ben Adkins, Jay Helton, Rick Hensley, Dough Adkins, Gary Park, Robert Bobo, Lee Slusher, and Randy Anderson.
The race was called on a race track finish on the time limit with eleven of the fifteen laps in the books because of a grinding crash between Marvin Thimmes and Tony Journey, followed by a hard hit between Bud Faulkner and Randy Anderson. Faulkner was treated at the scene after his car spiraled high into the air before landing on all fours.
Behind Crace was Long, Ben Adkins, Jay Helton, Rick Hensley, Doug Adkins, Gary Park, Robert Bobo, Lee Slusher, Randy Anderson.
K-C Raceway will host the Open Wheel Shootout this coming Saturday, an event that features the 410 sprint cars and 305 sprint cars. There will be no late models nor modifieds on August 3.
K-C Raceway is located off SR 23 12 miles South of Chillicothe on Blaine Highway, and races each Saturday night throughout the summer and fall months.
THE SUMMARY 7-27-02
410 SUPER SPRINTS
Fast Time: Tony Kennedy
Dash: Jimmy Stinson, Todd Kane, Eric Hysong, Nick Naber
Heat One: Ed Neumeister, Eddie Slone, Tom Busch, Roger Mossbarger
Heat Two: Hud Horton, Wes Harbour, George Hawkins, Mark Imler
Feature: Todd Kane, Jimmy Stinson, Tony Kennedy, Eric Hysong, Keith Baxter, Hud Horton, Tom Busch, Wes Harbour, and Eddie Slone.
Fast Time: Delmas Conley
Dash: Kenny Christy, R. J. Conley, Delmas Conley, Greg Oliver, Mike Wilson, Barry Bragdon
Heat One: Jason Montgomery, Aaron Bapst, Jeff Houser, Scott Edmisten
Heat Two: Mark Frazier, Rob Sellars, Jack Fink, Matt Yates
Heat Three:Brian Eaton, Chris Conley, Bud Frazier, Barry Doss
B-Main: Edmisten, Doss, Gary Richard, Mike Martini, Mark Koller, Paul Spires, Kenny Spencer, Tom Belcher, Matt Yates, Jason Conrad.
Feature: R.J. Conley, Delmas Conley, Mike Wilson, Bud Frazier, Mark Frazier, Kenny Christy, Aaron Bapst, Jeff Houser, Barry Doss, and Scott Edmisten.
Heat One: Tim Brown, Ben Adkins, Brian Dixon, Jay Helton
Heat Two: Bob Crace, Jr., Tom Hamman, Tim Rayburn, Randy Anderson
Heat Three: Robert Bobo, Mike Long, Bud Faulkner, Marvin Thimmes
B-Main: Rob Stanbaugh, Rick Hensley, Doug Adkins, Tony Journey, Gary Park, Bob Mapes, Darrin Harris, Jack Riley, Jo Gundler, Steve Bobo
Feature: Bob Crace, Jr., Mike Long, Ben Adkins, Jay Helton, Rick Hensley, Doug Adkins, Gary Park, Robert Bobo, Lee Slusher, Randy Anderson.