AT&PR race report 2002-07-06

Strandridge back in victory lane after year wait. The last time Robbie Standridge visited victory lane at the Auto Tire and Parts Racepark was July 31 of last year. For the former KFVS 12 Winged Sprint track champion the year wait was an ...

Strandridge back in victory lane after year wait.

The last time Robbie Standridge visited victory lane at the Auto Tire and Parts Racepark was July 31 of last year. For the former KFVS 12 Winged Sprint track champion the year wait was an eternity.

Standridge redeemed himself on Saturday night passing Todd Rowland on the second lap only to be slowed once by a caution and another by a red flag. The driver of Joe Reddick's 12x sprinter, Standridge dominated 24 laps to score his first victory on the year.

Rowland fell back to second on the second lap and raced with Jimmy Brewer and Jimmy Kite for the position. Daron Clayton moved into fifth spot on the fourth circuit and began to battle with the pair.

On lap 15 the caution was brought out for a stop car in turn two, at the same time the third place runner Brewer fell victim to a flat left rear. Moving Kite into third, Clayton to fourth and Scott Simion moved into the fifth position.

Standridge led the final ten laps of the event with Rowland maintaining the second position. Standridge's teammate, Jimmy Kite, picked up his best run at the track in third, while Sikeston racer Daron Clayton finished fourth.

After starting the nights race in the 16th position, Randy Dukes fought his way through the field to move into fifth on 21st circuit maintaining the position for the final four laps.

Miller Lite Open-Wheel Modified driver Chris Hall mastered the dry-slick racing surface to pickup his third win on the year.

At the drop of the green Hall fell in behind Terry Johnson and Shane Moody, who was running first and second. Hall began to search for the fastest line on the track while battling fiercely with Terry Baker and Matt James for a top-five position.

Baker took over third for a couple laps while Hall fell back to forth and had to contend with James and Leo Kiefer. Johnson and Moody were still at the point running one and two.

Hall passed Moody on the fifth circuit and began to pursue Johnson for the lead. On the 12th lap Johnson and Hall fought side by side before Hall taking the lead for good.

The #66 of Hall led the final eight circuits to earn the checkers. Moody passed Johnson on the final lap to finish a career best second, Johnson finished third. Baker and Kiefer dueled for 16 laps with Baker coming out on top in fourth. Kiefer finished the evening in fifth.

For the second straight week Dietrich Bollinger put his #8 Pure Street ride in victory lane. Bollinger led all 15 laps of the feature, dominating right from the drop of the green flag.

Open-Wheel Modified competitor Danny Sissom showed his driving skills by piloting the #22, typically driven by Deakon Bragg, to a second place finish. Benton racer Jeff Beason moved into third position at the start and stayed throughout the 15-lap event. Doug Neuhalfen ended the night in fourth place with Patrick Naeger scoring another top-five finish.

Garrett Moll and Wesley Short conquered the dry-slick track to score another feature win for the Scott City duo in the Motorsports Unlimited Cruiser division.

Moll and Short took the lead at the start of the race and led all 12 laps of the feature event. Rodney Hurst and Edert Bowen finished just behind in second while the husband and wife team of Lisa and Chris Scheffer finished third. Waynes Bartles and Jeff Trankler earned another top-five finish in fourth; Chad Fulton and Chad Despain rounded out the top-five.

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Series Sprint , Stock car
Drivers Chris Hall , Jimmy Kite , Daron Clayton