Doe Run Raceway report 2001-09-21

DOE RUN, Mo. --(Sept. 21, 2001) Tom Bequette of Farmington may have won the battle Friday night at the Doe Run Raceway in the Mini Stock class, but it was Bruce Boren of Farmington who won the war. Boren entered the night with a 50-point advantage...

DOE RUN, Mo. --(Sept. 21, 2001) Tom Bequette of Farmington may have won the battle Friday night at the Doe Run Raceway in the Mini Stock class, but it was Bruce Boren of Farmington who won the war. Boren entered the night with a 50-point advantage in the points race over Terry Harris of Farmington. All that was required of Boren was a decent showing. He got just that as he finished fourth in the feature, more than good enough to place the final letters on his 2001 championship trophy.

However the night belonged to Bequette. Just the week before he had captured his first-ever feature win at the Doe Run Raceway, but on this night he would not only win the feature he would post his first-ever career triple crown (winning the feature, the trophy dash and his heat race).

^ÓThat was really cool,^Ô Bequette said after his win in the feature. ^ÓThis is one night I^Òll never forget.^Ô

Marty Boyer of Potosi finished in second place in the Mini Stock feature while Carl Bellew was third, Boren fourth and Harris fifth. They were followed by Rich Ruch, Keith Buckley, Jathon Cruse, Chuck White and Chris Boyer.

Harris won the first heat race while Chris Boyer finished second and Marty Boyer third. Bequette won the second heat with Bellew second and Dave Coleman (on his first night of racing) third. Bequette won the trophy dash with Marty Boyer second and Bellew third.

The Stock Kart championship not only went down to the final night it went down to the final race! Michael Harp of Farmington pulled one out of the fire and not only won the feature race he also secured a piece of the track championship with Joey Boyd of Farmington.

Harp trailed Boyd by two points going into the feature race, so if Harp could win the feature he would force Boyd to finish no worse than second to earn the tie. That is exactly what happened. Harp caught and passed Boyd early in the final race and then he was able to hang on for the victory. Boyd also did his part by not allowing any of the other drivers to pass him, thus giving him a piece of the championship pie.

Brad Paquet finished in third place in the feature with John Leahy fourth, Jordan Turner fifth, Billy Joe Beard sixth, Shawn Knuckles seventh, Joby Miller eighth and Landon Barks ninth. Harp won the heat race, but then broke a piece off this kart^Òs throttle prior to the trophy dash, thus he was unable to earn any points. Barks won the dash with Leahy second and Boyd third.

In the Multi class, there were 28 multis on hand for the final night of points racing at the Doe Run Raceway and a familiar face appeared once again to pick up the feature win.

Casey Barnhouse of Farmington, driving the #29c of Todd Crabdree, somehow was able to hold off the charge of Tyler Richardson and Bret Anderson for the victory. Barnhouse, the 2000 track champion of the class, has recently purchased a sprint car and has recorded three top 10 finishes in only his first three weeks of racing.

Richardson finished in second place with Anderson third, Derek O^ÒDell (who had earned the 2001 track championship the previous week) fourth and Tyler Robbins fifth. They were followed by Lance McKinney, Tony Roney, Kent Buckley, Dustin Barks and Daniel Adler. Richardson won the first heat with Anderson second. Buckley won the second heat with McKinney second. Eric Giessing won the third heat with Barnhouse second. O^ÒDell won the fourth heat with Adler second. Barnhouse won the trophy dash with Anderson second and Adler third. Rob Larson was the winner of the ^ÓB^Ô main with Josh Statler second.

In the Super Stock Karts, Sam Miller of Farmington was the feature winner with Matt Dotson (who had previously captured the 2001 track championship) taking second, Jimmy Bridgeman third, John Leahy fourth, Joey Boyd fifth, Kelly Burch sixth and Kyle Jarrett seventh. Dotson won the heat race with Miller second and Boyd third. Miller won the trophy dash with Dotson second and Bridgeman third.

The top 10 winners in each of the four classes at the Doe Run Raceway will be honored during the track^Òs first-ever awards banquet on Saturday, Nov. 3. The banquet will be held at 1001 KREI Blvd., in Farmington. Dinner will start around 6 p.m. with the awards presentations taking place at 7. A dance and sound system will be provided following the awards ceremonies. For ticket information phone (573) 756-3031.

This Friday night will be the season-finale at the Doe Run Raceway with a number of special races. There will be a $500 to win ^Ówingless^Ô show for the Multis sponsored by Century 21-Statler Realty, the Mini Stock mechanics race, a Mini Stock powder puff race, outlaw caged go-karts and a possible go-kart powder puff race.

For more information on the Doe Run Raceway visit its website at: http://jeff.mills.tripod.com/doerunraceway.html or phone the track at (573) 756-8889.

-DRR-

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Drivers Tony Roney , Daniel Adler