Brandon Petty Outruns Lawrenceburg KISS Field May 28, 2005 - Brandon Petty captured his first King of Indiana Sprint Series feature at Lawrenceburg Speedway, Saturday. Wheeling Rodney Reynolds' ...
Brandon Petty Outruns Lawrenceburg KISS Field
May 28, 2005 - Brandon Petty captured his first King of Indiana Sprint Series feature at Lawrenceburg Speedway, Saturday. Wheeling Rodney Reynolds' #3R, Petty ran down Jon Stanbrough and grabbed the lead just past the halfway mark. Dickie Gaines hustled to a second place finish, followed by Matt Westfall, Tony Beaber and Kevin Briscoe.
As the King of Indiana Sprint Series field took the green for only the second time this year, Stanbrough burst ahead from his pole starting spot. An early tangled sidelined Rick Vaughn, as Lincoln Park Speedway KISS victor Dave Darland climbed to 4th by lap 8. Once Petty caught Stanbrough, making the pass as they exited turn four, he quickly opened a comfortable advantage.
The second caution of the 30-lap main came when Bryon Clauson hit an infield marker tire. After starting 11th, Gaines picked his way steadily through the pack in his Popeye's Chicken & Biscuits DRC. But once into second, Gaines was unable to catch the flying Petty before the checkered flag. Justin Marvel finished sixth, with Darland, Kent Christian, A. J. Anderson and Stanbrough filling the top ten slots.
In preliminary action, Marvel claimed the first heat race, Brad Stevens beat Petty and Marc Arnold in the second heat. Briscoe captured the third heat, ahead of Darland (who started last) and Gaines. Stanbrough took the fourth heat, followed by Westfall and Clauson.
Ted Hines nearly wrote the best headline of the night after hitting the infield tire, barrel-rolling and landing back on his wheels during his heat. With help from Gaines, Hines repaired his car in time to line up on the tail of the C-Main, which he won. Minutes later, in the B-Main, he made it into a transfer spot, but slipped, letting Jason Knoke sneak into the final transfer position.
SCHEDULE. Next, the KISS series returns to Kokomo Speedway for the first time since 2002 on Sunday, June 19. The KISS racers begin the final leg with a big show at Paragon Speedway on June 25, a Saturday. The grand finale will headline the Independence Day program at the Terre Haute Action Track and crown the 2005 King of Indiana Sprints, on Saturday, July 2.
THE PURSE. There's $2,500 to win at stake when they push off for the main event at each track. As in previous seasons, the teams will forgo qualifying and draw for heat race starting spots. This year drama will be added as the top two finishers in each heat will re-draw for feature starting spots. Each feature pays a minimum of $250 to start, while B-Main competitors will take home $50.
POINT FUND. This year's point fund will pay $1,400 to the King Of Indiana Sprint Series champion following the July 2nd Terre Haute Action Track finale. The point fund pays the top five in the standings, with second place receiving $1000, while third receives $700, fourth $600 and fifth $500.