AT&PR race summary 2002-09-14

Evans and Naeger visit victory lane with first wins. Former Sikeston resident Jason Evans scored his first KFVS 12 Winged Sprint feature win Saturday night along with Matt Naeger of Perryville also picking up his first Pure Street feature win.

Evans and Naeger visit victory lane with first wins.

Former Sikeston resident Jason Evans scored his first KFVS 12 Winged Sprint feature win Saturday night along with Matt Naeger of Perryville also picking up his first Pure Street feature win. Danny Sissom returned to victory lane in the Miller Lite Modifieds along with Chris and Lisa Scheffer dominating the Motorsports Unlimited cruiser feature.

After a dominating performance and win in the third heat race, everyone knew that Jason Evans would likely be the racer to beat in the KFVS 12 Winged Sprint feature event Saturday night. Evans repeated the performance of his heat win to put his #88 Rick Evans owned sprinter in victory lane at the end of the 25 lap feature event.

Alex Shanks started on the front row with Jimmy Kite enjoying the pole position; Evans was behind the pair in the third starting position. At the drop of the green Shanks jumped out to the lead with Evans and Kite following.

Shanks would keep his Jim Hall Racing #66 sprinter out front for the first three laps before Evans would make the pass for the lead. Shanks would remain in the second position for the next 22 laps with Daron Clayton, Todd Rowland, Robbie Standridge and Kite fighting out for the next four positions throughout the entire event.

After 25 green flag laps, Evans would lap up to the eighth place car of Kevin Steptor to earn the win, never receiving a serious challenge for the lead. Shanks held onto second with Clayton remaining in third. Standridge moved up sixth positions to finish fourth with Rowland completing the top-five finishers.

Kite, Shanks and Evans each were winners in the KFVS 12 Winged Sprint heat races.

Miller Lite Open-Wheel Modified driver Danny Sissom put an exclamation point on an impressive string of strong runs which until this point has left him out of victory lane. The win for Sissom came in fine fashion after battling with Greg King and Larry Hull throughout the 20-lap for the lead.

Sissom jumped into the lead on the first lap with King in tow. The two drivers fought tooth and nail for several laps until Hull stepped into the picture. Hull moved in on Sissom and made the pass for the lead on the 11th circuit, holding down the spot for three laps. Hull couldn't hold off Sissom who made the final pass for the win on the 14th circuit.

Hull finished second with Chris Hall moving from his seventh starting position to finish third. Shawn Haynes moved up six spots to finish fourth. Robert Powers rounded out the top-five after battling from the back of the back after hitting the cone on a restart, which sent him to the rear of the field, passing thirteen cars in the process.

King, Sissom and Terry Baker won heat races. Chris Hall wrapped up his first track championship at the 3/8th-mile dirt oval in the Miller Lite Modified division.

A string of top-five finishes wasn't good enough for Matt Naeger, the Perryville resident grew tired of being in the bridesmaid position and put his #6 Pure Street into victory lane Saturday night. The win follows a strong second place finish last week to teammate Patrick Naeger.

Naeger and Jeff Beeson started on the front row for the Pure Street feature event and quickly began to battle at the drop of the green flag. Beeson held the top spot for the first five laps before Naeger moved around the #4 machine for the lead.

Beeson would maintain the second position for the rest of 15-lap event, receiving pressure from Derek Despain at times, who finished third. Last weeks feature winner Patrick Naeger crossed the line in fourth with Jason Mueller coming home fifth.

M. Naeger and Beeson were heat race winners. Beeson clinched the 2002 Pure Street track championship.

The husband and wife duo of Chris and Lisa Scheffer put the field of Motorsports Unlimited Cruisers to shame Saturday night, dominating the entire 10-lap feature event for the win. The win for the Dutchtown pair was their second feature victory on the season.

The Scheffer's started on the pole position for the feature event and quickly jumped out front on the start and led the entire distance, besting the #57 of Despain and Pender for the win. Jones and Gedden held onto third with Southard and Koening finishing fourth along with Gaurdian and Hancock rounding out the top-five.

Southard and Koening and the Scheffer duo each won their heat races. The Motorsports Unlimited track championship went to Rodney Hurst and Edert Bowen of Millersville.

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Series Sprint , Stock car
Drivers Chris Hall , Jimmy Kite