TAYLOR & CRAWLEY REACH VICTORY LANE AS WELL... LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 20, 2008) -- Travis Senter, Jr., captured a second 600 Nationals crown by working his way to victory lane in Saturday night's 40-lap championship event at ...
TAYLOR & CRAWLEY REACH VICTORY LANE AS WELL...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 20, 2008) -- Travis Senter, Jr., captured a second 600 Nationals crown by working his way to victory lane in Saturday night's 40-lap championship event at I-30 Speedway.
Senter battled past Friday night winner Ben Murphy at the midway point and led the rest of the way to capture the $8,500 winner's share to conclude the Third Annual 600 Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.
While Senter took the lion's share of the purse, Trent Taylor and Tim Crawley both earned victories as well. Taylor completed a sweep of both nights of the Second Annual Horizon Mini Sprints Restricted "A" Class main event, while Crawley led all the way in the Sprint Car feature event.
Senter, who topped I-30 Speedway's inaugural 600 Nationals in 2006, started Saturday's main event from the third row outside after locking himself into the finale by finishing among the top six in Friday's feature.
Ben Murphy, who won Friday's feature and then topped the Sawyer Dash for Cash on Saturday to earn the pole position, outgunned fellow front row starter Eric Edwards at the drop of the green flag and paced the opening four circuits before Edwards battled into the top position. Edwards maintained the lead for a handful of laps before Murphy recaptured the lead on the tenth circuit.
Meanwhile, Senter was methodically picking off car after car. Senter disposed of Donnie Ray Crawford for fourth on the fourth lap and then was up to third behind Edwards and Murphy on the seventh round.
By the twelfth circuit, Senter made his way past Edwards for second and began pressuring Murphy for the point. While Murphy successfully fought off a pair of challenges, Senter finally dove to the low side entering turn three on the 20th lap for what proved to be the race-winning pass.
Senter held strong over the final half of the race to collect the hefty winner's share, which included $1,000 contributed by Senter Farms to the winner's share earlier in the week.
While Senter set the pace, Murphy held second until a lap 23 restart when the No. 23 cars of Kevin Bayer and Jason Lair both battled past. Murphy developed problems and pulled pitside soon after.
Bayer and Lair raced for second in the Osceola, Arkansas driver's wake, with Oklahoma City's Lair taking command of the runner-up position just five laps from the end. Bayer held on for the show position, with defending race winner Jerrod Wilson and Evans rounding out the top five.
Andrew Felker crossed the stripe sixth, with Aaron Reutzel, Justin Jackson, Earl McDoulett, Jr., and Nick Ivy completing the top ten.
New Jersey's Jimmy Glenn picked up a $500 bonus in the form of the Stallard Hard Charger Award by racing from 22nd to twelfth.
The feature event was interrupted by just a pair of cautions. The first occurred after 17 laps when Justin Webb slid off the backstretch and came to a stop. Under the caution, Steven Shebester was forced pitside with mechanical woes.
The final caution flew five rounds later with 22 laps in the book when Riley Adair climbed the right rear of a slowing Donnie Ray Crawford on the frontstretch and nearly flipped, with Michael Dicely caught up in the scramble as well.
Missouri's Jason Dent picked up a $200 bonus courtesy of TSMA as the first Non-Qualifier.
In the Horizon Mini-Sprint Restricted "A'" class main event, Trent Taylor of Benton, AR, gunned into the lead from the pole position and led the entire distance to post his twelfth victory of the season in front of the Tulsa-area trio of Darien Roberts, Brandon Hahn and Blake Hahn, with I-30 regular Nic Jenkins rebounding from a Friday night tumble to round out the top five.
After rallying from the tail of the field to win his heat race with a white-flag lap pass of Justin Sturch, Tim Crawley started Mike Ward's No. 88 machine on the pole position and led all the way for Sprint Car honors.
Crawley outgunned Sturch for the point at the drop of the green and then held off Lewis Jenkins, Jr., who took second away from Sturch on the eighth round. Sturch maintained his I-30 Speedway points lead with a third-place run, as Terry Gray and Brian Bell rounded out the top five.
A total of 153 drivers competed in Saturday night's all open-wheel action at I-30 Speedway, including 110 in the Multi portion of the Third Annual 600 Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires along with 23 in the Horizon Mini Sprints and 20 in the Sprint Cars.
Third Annual 600 Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires Saturday Results:
Locked in from Friday Night's Preliminary Feature: 36-Ben Murphy, 22T-Travis Senter, Jr., 1e-Eric Edwards, 7J-Jerrod Wilson, 23a-Kevin Bayer, 55c-Donnie Ray Crawford.
Heat Races -- Top 50 in Finishing/Passing Points to Four Inverted Qualifying Races; Balance of Field to Four Last Chance Races.
First Heat (10 Laps): 1. 87r-Aaron Reutzel, 2. 5b-Austin Laskey, 3. 51b-Joe Miller, 4. 16x-Michael Davidson, 5. 17r-Justin Rapp, 6. 82s-Steven Shebester, 7. 75-Ryan Truitt, 8. 51e-Duane Emberton, 9. 59x-Billy Lawhead, 10. 14m-Jordan Mallett, 11. 10e-Matt Ebarb.
Second Heat (10 Laps): 1. 11a-Andrew Felker, 2. 44-Michael Dicely, 3. 18m-Jake Murphy, 4. 22rm-Rhett Miller, 5. 6x-Christopher Meyer, 6. 19-Keith McIntyre, Jr., 7. 70-Michael Wickham, 8. 85m-John McCord, 9. 24J-Brandie Jass, 10. 6g-Dustin Gates. DNS: 1xx-Darryl Wills.
Third Heat (10 Laps): 1. 59F-Greg Fritts, 2. 22J-Josh Rehm, 3. 66J-J.J. Simmons, 4. 11d-Jason Dent, 5. 79-Ryan Duke, 6. 31d-Joe Dent, 7. 57-Jimmy Taylor, 8. 1x-Curt Schumacher, 9. 3c-Cody Coggin, 10. 9v-Mike Vaculik, 11. 3F-Austin Farley.
Fourth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 1k-Kara King, 2. 18T-Tyler Devault, 3. 9L-Tim Dietz, 4. 4-Justin Hooter, 5. 46-Wally Henson, 6. 5x-Tyson Hall, 7. 21T-Taylor Smitherman, 8. 1-Bobby Zaiontz, 9. 31z-Brent Zimmerman, 10. 16F-Nate Fleming. DNS: 32m-Trey Marcham.
Fifth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 2h-Heath Hehnly, 2. 2a-Riley Adair, 3. 92-Jake Rosario, 4. 51g-Dean Gaerte, 5. 00-Cody Cleaves, 6. 198-Hunter Jones, 7. 47-Rusty Pipes, 8. 7b-Nick Bailey, 9. 29w-Skyler Wissman. DNS: 45-Brad Lee.
Sixth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 8c-Chris Andrews, 2. 39-Brian Nance, 3. 82b-Cody Brewer, 4. 11r-Tyler Reddick, 5. 69r-Clayton Robertson, 6. 21x-Phil Reed, 7. 1st-Dusty Young, 8. 66r-Roger Rose, 9. 28w-Jeff Willingham, 10. w77-Jim Wall.
Seventh Heat (10 Laps): 1. 1J-Cale Reigle, 2. 96s-Samantha Gargus, 3. 32x-Brad McDaniel, 4. 73-Jake Mosley, 5. 81m-Jimmy McClain, 6. 111a-Toby Brown, 7. 64-Chad Boone, 8. 166-Channin Tankersley, 9. 11T-Tim Sandelovic, 10. 14T-Taryn Laskey.
Eighth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 7y-Stan Yockey, 2. 23L-Jason Lair, 3. 18c-Scott Bolden, 4. 88w-Eric Wright, 5. 81F-Frank Flud, 6. 31w-Justin Webb, 7. 32k-Ricky King, 8. 85x-Kevin Gigot, 9. 23T-Jasmes Tsokatos, 10. 13k-Kyle Carpenter.
Ninth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 29s-Scott Sawyer, 2. 35-Justin Jackson, 3. 60-Earl McDoulett, Jr., 4. 55L-Shane Lewis, 5. 96z-Zach Gigot, 6. 8F-Andy Farley, 7. 87h-Duane Harbaugh, 8. 49-Sam Miller, 9. 6h-Shelby Henson, 10. 10m-Tim McKenzie.
Tenth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 32n-Nick Ivy, 2. 76-Josh Ruple, 3. 7g-Jimmy Glenn, 4. 40h-Dereck King, 5. 83-Karlas Stephens, 6. 72-Eric Fenton, 7. 51o-Jason Ormsby, 8. 15-Coy Jorden, 9. 99-Dalton Stevens, 10. 78-Jimmy Davis.
Last Chance Races -- Top 4 Finishers to tail of the Five Qualifying Races.
First Last Chance Race (10 Laps): 1. 96z-Zach Gigot, 2. 5x-Tyson Hall, 3. 21x-Phil Reed, 4. 85x-Kevin Gigot, 5. 28w-Jeff Willingham, 6. 1x-Curt Schumacher, 7. 70-Michael Wickham, 8. 9v-Mike Vaculik. DNS: 49-Sam Miller, 14T-Taryn Laskey, 3F-Austin Farley.
Second Last Chance Race (10 Laps): 1. 6x-Christopher Meyer, 2. 1-Bobby Zaiontz, 3. 1xx-Darryl Wills, 4. 14m-Jordan Mallett, 5. 21T-Taylor Smitherman, 6. 85m-John McCord, 7. 8F-Andy Farley, 8. 13k-Kyle Carpenter, 9. 24J-Brandie Jass, 10. 11T-Tim Sandelovic. DNS: 51o-Jason Ormsby.
Third Last Chance Race (10 Laps): 1. 198-Hunter Jones, 2. 1st-Dusty Young, 3. 57-Jimmy Taylor, 4. 6g-Dustin Gates, 5. 15-Coy Jorden, 6. 3c-Cody Coggin, 7. 23T-James Tsokatos, 8. 7b-Nick Bailey, 9. 10m-Tim McKenzie, 10. 87h-Duane Harbaugh. DNS: 32m-Trey Marcham.
Fourth Last Chance Race (10 Laps): 1. 31w-Justin Webb, 2. 64-Chad Boone, 3. 47-Rusty Pipes, 4. 69r-Clayton Robertson, 5. 66r-Roger Rose, 6. 51e-Duane Emberton, 7. 31z-Brent Zimmerman, 8. 78-Jimmy Davis, 9. 45-Brad Lee, 10. 6h-Shelby Henson. DNS: 16F-Nate Fleming.
Fifth Last Chance Race (10 Laps): 1. 32k-Ricky King, 2. 59x-Billy Lawhead, 3. 19-Keith McIntyre, Jr., 4. 166-Channin Tankersley, 5. 10e-Matt Ebarb, 6. 75-Ryan Truitt, 7. 99-Dalton Stevens, 8. 29w-Skyler Wissman, 9. w77-Jim Wall, 10. 31d-Joe Dent.
Sawyer Chassis Dash for Cash -- Finishing Order Determines Front Three Rows of "A" Feature
Dash for Cash (6 Laps): 1. 36-Ben Murphy (1), 2. 1e-Eric Edwards (4), 3. 55-Donnie Ray Crawford (2), 4. 23a-Kevin Bayer (5), 5. 7J-Jerrod Wilson (3), 6. 22T-Travis Senter, Jr. (6).
Qualifying Races -- Top 14 in Combined Points from Heats & Qualifiers to "A" Feature
First Qualifier (12 Laps): 1. 23L-Jason Lair, 2. 7g-Jimmy Glenn, 3. 35-Justin Jackson, 4. 60-Earl McDoulett, Jr., 5. 72-Eric Fenton, 6. 5x-Tyson Hall, 7. 29s-Scott Sawyer, 8. 85x-Kevin Gigot, 9. 96z-Zach Gigot, 10. 55L-Shane Lewis, 11. 1J-Cale Reigle, 12. 21x-Phil Reed, 11. 83-Karlas Stephens, 12. 39-Brian Nance.
Second Qualifier (12 Laps): 1. 82s-Steven Shebester, 2. 4-Justin Hooter, 3. 76-Josh Ruple, 4. 32n-Nick Ivy, 5. 2a-Riley Adair, 6. 5b-Austin Laskey, 7. 18m-Jake Murphy, 8. 6x-Christopher Meyer, 9. 96s-Samantha Gargus, 10. 1xx-Darryl Wills, 11. 14m-Jordan Mallett, 12. 16x-Michael Davidson, 13. 51b-Joe Miller, 14. 1-Bobby Zaiontz.
Third Qualifier (12 Laps): 1. 79-Ryan Duke, 2. 66J-J.J. Simmons, 3. 46-Wally Henson, 4. 87r-Aaron Reutzel, 5. 11d-Jason Dent, 6. 17r-Justin Rapp, 7. 57-Jimmy Taylor, 8. 22rm-Rhett Miller, 9. 1st-Dusty Young, 10. 6g-Dustin Gates, 11. 51g-Dean Gaerte, 12. 18T-Tyler Devault, 13. 7y-Stan Yockey, 14. 198-Hunter Jones.
Fourth Qualifier (12 Laps): 1. 11a-Andrew Felker, 2. 81m-Jimmy McClain, 3. 82b-Cody Brewer, 4. 1k-Kara King, 5. 64-Chad Boone, 6. 32x-Brad McDaniel, 7. 69r-Clayton Robertson, 8. 22J-Josh Rehm, 9. 00-Cody Cleaves, 10. 47-Rusty Pipes, 11. 31w-Jusitn Webb, 12. 92-Jake Rosario, 13. 88w-Eric Wright, 14. 59F-Greg Fritts.
Fifth Qualifier (12 Laps): 1. 81F-Frank Flud, 2. 111a-Toby Brown, 3. 11r-Tyler Reddick, 4. 8c-Chris Andrews, 5. 9L-Tim Dietz, 6. 18c-Scott Bolden, 7. 44-Michael Dicely, 8. 73-Jake Mosley, 9. 2h-Heath Hehnly, 10. 32k-Ricky King, 11. 19-Keith McIntyre, 12. 166-Channin Tankersley, 13. 40h-Dereck King, 14. 59x-Billy Lawhead.
Third Annual 600 Nationals Championship "A" Feature
A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 22T-Travis Senter, Jr., 2. 23L-Jason Lair, 3. 23a-Kevin Bayer, 4. 7J-Jerrod Wilson, 5. 1e-Eric Edwards, 6. 11a-Andrew Felker, 7. 87r-Aaron Reutzel, 8. 35-Justin Jackson, 9. 60-Earl McDoulett, Jr., 10. 32n-Nick Ivy, 11. 66J-J.J. Simmons, 12. 7g-Jimmy Glenn, 13. 79-Ryan Duke, 14. 1k-Kara King, 15. 76-Josh Ruple, 16. 36-Ben Murphy, 17. 81F-Frank Flud, 18. 44-Michael Dicely, 19. 2a-Riley Adair, 20. 55c-Donnie Ray Crawford, 21. 82s-Steven Shebester, 22. 31w-Justin Webb, 23. 8c-Chris Andrews.
Lap Leaders: Ben Murphy 1-4, Eric Edwards 5-9, Murphy 10-19, Travis Senter, Jr. 20-40.
Horizon Mini Sprints Restricted "A" Class Results:
Locked in from Friday Night's Feature: 57-Trent Taylor, 3d-Andy Hogan, 29-Brandon Hahn, 10-Darien Roberts, 28-Karley Kay Dobson, 08-Logan Martin.
First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 52-Blake Hahn, 2. 8m-Kade Morton, 3. 8J-Josh Marcham, 4. 11a-Seth Akers, 5. 23-Howard Moore, 6. 7m-Chance Morton, 7. 43-Matthew Bauldwin, 8. 47-Bailee Pipes, 9. 99b-Benny Boudreaux IV.
Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 1-Nic Jenkins, 2. 05-Blake Jenkins, 3. 8a-Hunter Adcock, 4. d6-Dakota Gaines, 5. 15J-Jeremy Middleton, 6. 0fs-Morgan Montgomery, 7. 75-Tommy Gire.
Dash (6 Laps): 1. 57-Trent Taylor, 2. 10-Darien Roberts, 3. 08-Logan Martin, 4. 29-Brandon Hahn, 5. 3d-Andy Hogan, 6. 28-Karley Kay Dobson.
A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 57-Trent Taylor, 2. 10-Darien Roberts, 3. 29-Brandon Hahn, 4. 52-Blake Hahn, 5. 1-Nic Jenkins, 6. 08-Logan Martin, 7. 3d-Andy Hogan, 8. 23-Howard Moore, 9. 8J-Josh Marcham, 10. 05-Blake Jenkins, 11. d6-Dakota Gaines, 12. 11a-Seth Akers, 13. 15J-Jeremy Middleton, 14. 8-Kade Morton, 15. 43-Matthew Bauldwin, 16. 99b-Benny Boudreaux IV, 17. 47-Bailee Pipes, 18. 8a-Hunter Adcock, 19. 28-Karley Kay Dobson, 20. 0fs-Morgan Montgomery, 21. 7m-Chance Morton. DNS: 75-Tommy Gire.
Sprint Car Results:
First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 88-Tim Crawley, 2. 9-Justin Sturch, 3. 12T-Joe Young, 4. 00-Calvin McIntyre, 5. 8x-Chris Williams, 6. 13-Dusty Fronabarger, 7. 23-Brian Bell, 8. 1g-Cody Gardner. DNS: 8z-Zach Pringle, 33-Mark Huddleston.
Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 10-Terry Gray, 2. 7h-Lewis Jenkins, Jr., 3. 2m-Bryce Vowan, 4. 32-Garry Bell, 5. 1x-Chad Pitts, 6. 26s-John Stinson, 7. 5k-Jerry Kamer, 8. 38-Rick Pringle, 9. 14T-Tyler Brown. DNS: 4-Tommy Snellgrove.
A Feature: 1. 88-Tim Crawley, 2. 7h-Lewis Jenkins, Jr., 3. 9-Justin Sturch, 4. 10-Terry Gray, 5. 23-Brian Bell, 6. 38-Rick Pringle, 7. 32-Garry Bell, 8. 00-Calvin McIntyre, 9. 8z-Zach Pringle, 10. 1x-Chad Pitts, 11. 4-Tommy Snellgrove, 12. 12T-Joe Young, 13. 2m-Bryce Vowan, 14. 8x-Chris Williams, 15. 1g-Cody Gardner, 16. 13-Dusty Fronabarger, 17. 5k-Jerry Kamer, 18. 26s-John Stinson. DNS: 14T-Tyler Brown, 33-Mark Huddleston.