AT&PR race summary 2002-08-31

Hull wins battle with Short for win. Sikeston, Mo racer Jerrod Hull picked up his first feature win on the year in the KFVS 12 Winged Sprint cars at the Auto Tire and Parts Racepark. The win netted Hull the $2,000 first place prize. Hull ...

Hull wins battle with Short for win.

Sikeston, Mo racer Jerrod Hull picked up his first feature win on the year in the KFVS 12 Winged Sprint cars at the Auto Tire and Parts Racepark. The win netted Hull the $2,000 first place prize.

Hull mastered the tricky surface utilizing the low-line to earn another win, while fellow competitor Steve Short took the high-side next to the wall to finish second. Short made last lap charge on Hull and fell just a few feet short in his bid for the win.

Short started third in the feature and passed Jimmy Kite for the lead on the first lap. Short led the first eight laps on the ultra smooth surface, which found drivers choosing three lines to run. Hull started sixth and quickly moved into second at the end of the first lap. On the eighth circuit Hull moved his 12h sprinter under Short for the win.

Seventh place starter Alex Shanks moved into third by lap three and held the position for nine laps before Jason Evans motored around him for the position.

While Evans, Shanks, Kite and Chad Sauders were battling for the third through sixth position Hull and Short were checking out dicing through the lap traffic.

With five laps to go Short started to make strong bids for the leading getting the run of the second and fourth corners closing in on Hull in the final laps. Short last challenge for the lead came on the white flag lap coming out of turn four. Hull maintaining the bottom pulled out of four with a two car length lead and Short charged out of the final corner ending up just a couple feet shy at the line in efforts to pass Hull.

Evans was able to hold off Shanks for the third positions with Shanks finishing just behind Evans in fourth. Kite slid back to fifth in the final rundown with Jimmy Brewer finishing sixth, Lee Dunn and Sauders rounding out the top-eight finishers.

Kite, Evans and Short picked up heat race wins.

Miller Lite Modified competitor Terry Baker enjoyed his week off after picking up his first career modified win on August 18. The rest helped the Scott City racer recoup to be able to put on another dominating performance on Saturday night.

Baker led all 20-laps of the Miller Lite Modified feature event, which went all 20 laps without seeing one caution flag wave. Shawn Haynes jumped out to the lead on the start but could not hold off Baker very long. Haynes followed Baker the entire distance of the feature event.

Gary Geiler moved from his fifth place starting position to finish the night in third with Leo Kiefer finishing fourth. After running third throughout most of the event Karl Adams finished the night in fifth after Geiler and Kiefer made a late race move around the Perryville driver.

Baker and Haynes were winners in the first and second heat races.

Dietrich Bollinger put on another dominating performance in the Pure Street division leading all 15-laps of the feature event to earn his fifth win on the year. Bollinger took the lead on the first lap of the race after three failed attempts to start the feature.

Picking up a career best finish of second, Deakon Bragg started fifth and marched his way forward to finish just behind Bollinger. Jeff Beeson held onto third place at the line after running second for most of the event. Cline Myers Jr. and Jason Mueller made out the fourth and fifth place positions in the final rundown.

Bollinger and Myers Jr. picked up heat race wins.

Once again the Scott City pair of Garrett Moll and Wesley Short were victorious in the Motorsports Unlimited Cruiser cars. Moll and Short led the entire distance of the event cruising to victory by a healthy margin over the second place team of Josh Southard and Shawn Koening.

Jason Gaurdian and Daniel Hancock ended up the evening in third with Wayne Bartels and Jeff Trankler finishing in fourth along with Rick and Gary Knight completing the fifth spot.

Southard and Koening won the first heat race with Moll and Short picking up the second heat race win.

-at&pr-

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Series Sprint , Stock car
Drivers Jimmy Kite , Gary Knight