Kilby Wins In ARA Twins JEFFERSON, GA - Scott Kilby earned the maximum points possible in winning the U.S. Auto Sales Twin 125 at Peach State Speedway Sunday evening. The 36-year-old late model veteran from Statesville, N.C., was the fastest...
Kilby Wins In ARA Twins
JEFFERSON, GA - Scott Kilby earned the maximum points possible in winning the U.S. Auto Sales Twin 125 at Peach State Speedway Sunday evening.
The 36-year-old late model veteran from Statesville, N.C., was the fastest qualifier for the American Racing Association (ARA) Kool Seal Challenge All-Stars race, but elected to invert and start sixth. Kilby quickly made his way towards the front in his #30 A&H Windows Chevrolet Monte Carlo, and began challenging teenage sensation Stephen Leicht of Asheville, NC, for the lead. Leicht, who qualified sixth, started on the pole and led the first 84 laps.
With a slick move on the high side in turn four of the half-mile oval, Kilby took over the lead on lap 85 and was never headed in the 125-lap feature. He earned five bonus points for setting fast time, and 10 more bonus points for passing five cars that started in front of him.
Greg Marlowe of Troutman, NC (#07 Southern Price Chevrolet) finished second, Keith Bamgarner of Conover, NC (#95 Country Chair Ford) was third, Jay Godley of Charlotte, NC (#25 Godley Auction Company Ford) was fourth, and Leicht was fifth in his #99 Action Racing Collectibles Ford.
"To tell the truth, I didn't have anything for Stephen (Leicht) early in the race, but my spotter told me to try the high side and that made all the difference," Kilby said. "My car was perfect on the high side.
"I didn't have much choice but to invert the start, because Keith (Bumgarner) usually does, and passes cars to get his bonus points. It's a gamble, but it paid off as much as it possibly could tonight. This sets up nicely for Hickory."
The ARA Kool Seal Challenge Series runs Saturday, Aug. 18th, at Hickory (NC) Motor Speedway in the Bobby Isaac Memorial 200.
<pre> American Racing Association Kool Seal Challenge All-Stars Results Peach State Aug. 12, 2001
Finish, Start, Qual., Car#, Driver, Hometown, Sponsor, Car Make, Laps 1, 6, 1, 30, Scott Kilby, Statesville, NC, A&H Windows, Chevrolet, 125 2, 2, 2, 07, Greg Marlowe, Troutman, NC, Southern Pride, Chevrolet, 125 3, 8, 3, 95, Keith Bumgarner, Conover, NC, Country Chair, Ford, 125 4, 3, 8, 25, Jay Godley, Charlotte, NC, Godley Auction Company, Ford, 125 5, 1, 6, 99, Stephen Leicht, Asheville, NC, Racing Collectibles, Ford, 125 6, 4, 4, 19, Frampton Ferguson, Furman, SC, Wide Open Racing Collectables, Chevrolet, 125 7, 5, 5, 01, Danny O'Quinn Jr, Coeburn, VA, O'Quinn Trailer Sales, Chevrolet, 125 8, 12, 12, 10, Jimmy Doyle, Hendersonville, NC, Mountain Air Mechanical, Chevrolet, 125 9, 11, 11, 5, Westley Huffman, Blytheville, SC, Table Rock Spring Water, Chevrolet, 125 10, 10, 10, 97, Marty Ward, Greenville, SC, Ward Motorsports, Chevrolet, 125 11, 9, 9, 15, Bob Saville, New London, NC, Leisure Tyme Rentals, Chevrolet, 125 12, 7, 7, 22, Keith Stiltner, Grundy, VA, Race Mining, Pontiac, 125 13, 14, 14, 13, Keith Rankin, Hickson, TN, Jenkins Motorsports, Pontiac, 125 14, 13, 13, 1, Road Ammons, Charlotte, NC, A&W Root Beer, Chevrolet, 122