TUNICA, MS -- Jeff Shepard outran Kelly Kinser to score his second series' win in the last two races Saturday night at Delta Bowl Speedway in the Haulmark All Star sprint car-NCRA 30 lap feature. The final night win in the Hooker Hood Classic was...
TUNICA, MS -- Jeff Shepard outran Kelly Kinser to score his second series' win in the last two races Saturday night at Delta Bowl Speedway in the Haulmark All Star sprint car-NCRA 30 lap feature. The final night win in the Hooker Hood Classic was worth $10,000 to the pilot of the Miller Rigging No. 2 J&J chassis. An overflow crowd witnessed the hard fought feature action.
With Missouri's Daron Clayton on the pole alongside Indiana's Kinser, Kinser nabbed the lead at the drop of the green and began stretching his advantage over Clayton. Fifth starter Brooke Tatnell kept the pressure on Clayton, taking over second in turn two on lap seven, but Clayton fought back and regained the spot a turn later.
Meanwhile, Shepard was on the move after starting seventh and was up to fourth behind Kinser, Clayton and Tatnell when Barry Ruble executed an easy tip-over after hitting the infield berm on lap 11. Following the red, Ruble went to the tail and was able to continue the event.
The restart lineup was Kinser, Clayton, Tatnell, Shepard, third starter Kenny Jacobs and All Star points leader Chad Kemenah. Shepard drove up the track on the high groove and snared third following the restart, and he was in second with another high groove move around Clayton on lap 14. Meanwhile, Kemenah was also on the move and was up to fourth.
A pair of circuits later Shepard dove under Kinser with a good run in the low groove to grab the lead on lap 16 coming off turn two. A lap later a caution for a stalled Randy Hannagan again slowed the action, with Shepard now on top over Kinser, Jacobs, Kemenah and Tatnell. Kemenah took third following the restart as Shepard once again opened up his advantage.
From that point on, it was a race through lapped traffic and Shepard emerged with a 10 car length win over Kinser, Kemenah, Tatnell, Jacobs, 11th starting Dean Jacobs, Clayton, Danny Smith, Ryan Coniam and Jan Howard.
The Crown Battery heat fell to Greg Wilson, the B&B Products heat went to Dean Jacobs and the Engler Machine and Tool heat was won by Ryan Coniam. Jason Johnson captured the Haulmark Dash and was the Huggins Cams Fast Time qualifier with a new track record of 12.482 seconds. In the MARA-SMRA midget feature, Craig Carey was the winner and in UMSA Mini Sprints action, Travis Sentner, Jr. topped a 31 car field.
Huggins Cams Qualifying: 1- Jason Johnson, Harrison 22, 12.482 (NTR) 2- Brooke Tatnell, Grandstaff 66, 12.558 3- Chad Kemenah, Harble 15k, 12.611 4- Kenny Jacobs, Asworth 92, 12.817 5- Kelly Kinser, Kinser 4k, 12.823 6- Daron Clayton, Clayton 92d, 12.855 7- Jeff Shepard, Miller 2, 12.857 8- Danny Smith, Smith 4, 12.886 9- Ryan Coniam, Coniam 6c, 12.894 10- Craig Keel, Pottorff 9, 12.897 11- Dean Jacobs, Pullins 29, 12.930 12- Curt Michael, Millenium Mstpts 55, 13.043 13- Greg Wilson, Hampshire 63, 13.077 14- Bill Rose, Rose 6r, 13.089 15- Randy Hannagan, Hannagan 1x, 13.111 16- Jim Moughan, Moughan 1A, 13.171 17- Jan Howard, Howard 46, 13.206 18-Joey Montgomery, Montgomery 21c, 13.332 19- Rickey Hood, Herrera 45x, 13.420 20- Bruce Robenalt, Robenalt 98, 13.836 21- Joe Bustillos, Bustillos 37, 13.901 22- Barry Ruble, Ruble 63r, 13.959 23- Eddie Lynch, Lynch 29L, 14.423 24- Ernest Jennings, Jennings 61, 15.309 25- Jerrod Hull, Hull 12, NT 26- Mike Ward, Ward 88, NT 27- Dale Howard, Howard 47
Crown Battery Heat #1: 8 laps top six transfer to A Main 1- Greg Wilson 2- Jeff Shepard 3- Jason Johnson 4- Craig Keel 5- Kenny Jacobs 6- Jim Moughan 7- Rickey Hood 8- Barry Ruble 9- Mike Ward
B&B Oval Track Products Heat #2: 8 laps top six transfer to A Main 1- Dean Jacobs 2- Kelly Kinser 3- Brooke Tatnell 4- Jan Howard 5- Danny Smith 6- Bill Rose 7- Eddie Lynch 8- Bruce Robenalt
Engler Machine & Tool Heat #3: 8 laps top six transfer to A main 1- Ryan Coniam 2- Chad Kemenah 3- Randy Hannagan 4- Daron Clayton 5- Joe Bustillos 6- Ernest Jennings 7- Curt Michael 8- Joey Montgomery
Haulmark Dash: 4 laps 1- Jason Johnson 2- Chad Kemenah 3- Jeff Shepard 4- Kenny Jacobs 5- Ryan Coniam 6- Craig Keel
A-Main: 30 laps 1- Jeff Shepard 2- Kelly Kinser 3- Chad Kemenah 4- Brooke Tatnell 5- Kenny Jacobs 6- Dean Jacobs 7- Daron Clayton 8- Danny Smith 9- Ryan Coniam 10- Jan Howard 11- Greg Wilson 12- Jim Moughan 13- Jason Johnson 14- Curt Michael 15- Craig Keel 16- Rickey Hood 17- Joe Bustillos 18- Barry Ruble 19- Eddie Lynch 20- Bill Rose 21- Ernest Jennings 22- Randy Hannagan 23- Joey Montgomery 24- Mike Ward 25- Bruce Robenalt.
Lap Leaders: 1-15 Kelly Kinser 16-30 Jeff Shepard. <pre> All Star Sprint Points: 1 Chad Kemenah 1720 2 Dean Jacobs 1618 3 Jason Johnson 1559 4 Greg Wilson 1522 5 Craig Keel 1400 6 Ryan Coniam 1389 7 Bill Rose 1356 8 Jeff Shepard 1055 9 Kelly Kinser 876 10 Barry Ruble 753
MARA/SMRA Midgets: Heat Winners: Mike Hess, Craig Carey
Midget A-Main: 1)Craig Carey 2)Greg Luecker 3)Mike Hess 4)Joey Montgomery 5)Mike Hudson 6)Donnie Lehman 7)Steve Knepper 8)Tim Siner 9)Dave Camfield Jr 10)Kenny Brown 11)Edwin Wilson 12)Mark Bush13)Wally McDuffy 14)JC Beard 15)Rick England 16)Cody Brewer.