MOTOCROSS: AT&PR race summary 2002-07-27

Win number three for Standridge. Springfield, Ill resident Robbie Standridge, dominated the KFVS 12 Winged Sprint feature. Standridge led all 15 laps of the feature event, which was slowed by only two caution flag periods. The race went 22 green...

Win number three for Standridge.

Springfield, Ill resident Robbie Standridge, dominated the KFVS 12 Winged Sprint feature. Standridge led all 15 laps of the feature event, which was slowed by only two caution flag periods. The race went 22 green flag laps to the end after the final caution flag on the third lap with Standridge putting all cars up to the fourth place machine one lap down.

The driver of the Reddick 12x sprinter passed polesitter and eventual third place finisher Steve Short before the completion of the first lap to take the lead. Short held onto second for most of the event, falling behind the leader as much as ½ lap not posing much of a challenge to the Standridge machine.

Lee Dunn, substituting for the injured Alex Shanks, drove the Jim Hall Racing #66 sprinter to a second place finish after starting sixth. Dunn and Short battled for the second position for several laps, Dunn overtook Short on the 16th lap.

After suffering damage to his 92 car in the heat race Daron Clayton came from the 16th starting spot to finish fourth with Andy Holden finishing fifth. Sikeston native Jason Evans battled back from an early race spin to finish sixth with Kevin Steptor finishing the night in seventh after running fourth most of the event.

Shawn Haynes finishes might not look as though he has ran very good at Auto Tire and Parts Racepark. The real truth is that the #21 Miller Lite Modified has been in the front weekend after weekend only to suffer problems that result in his finish not being as good as expected. The After suffering damage to his 92 car in the heat race Daron Clayton came from the 16th starting spot to finish fourth with Andy Holden finishing fifth. Sikeston native Jason Evans battled back from an early race spin to finish sixth with Kevin Steptor finishing the night in seventh after running fourth most of the event.

Shawn Haynes finishes might not look as though he has ran very good at Auto Tire and Parts Racepark. The real truth is that the #21 Miller Lite Modified has been in the front weekend after weekend only to suffer problems that result in his finish not being as good as expected. The Malden racer has already visited victory lane once this year in the Miller Lite Modifieds and was eager for another win, after being so close many times this year.

Haynes took the lead from polesitter Gary Geiler before the completion of the first lap and led all 20 laps of the feature event, which was slowed by four cautions. Geiler capitalized from solid heat race run and great starting position to finish second. Danny Sissom moved from his sixth place starting position to finish third passing last weeks feature winner on the ninth lap for the position. Hall finished the night in fourth with Jonathon Hall rounding out the top-five.

The track conditions favored the driving style of Benton^Òs Deitrich Bollinger, most competitors knew the Pure Street feature was his race to lose. The only problem was Bollinger didn^Òt lose the race. Bollinger, a honor student at Kelly High School, which is a couple miles from the track, entertained the local fans scoring another win in dominating fashion.

The #8 car led all 15 laps of the feature event which was slowed by caution flags twice. Danny Hampton drove from his seventh starting position after suffering problems in his heat race to finish second. Hampton moved into second on the 11th lap passing Patrick Naeger, who was suffering a severe vibration problem on the rear of his car. Naeger was able to hold on to finish third despite the mechanical woes. Doug Neuhalfen finished just behind Naeger in fourth with Derek Despain completing the top-five finishers.

Tim Borgfield and Al Besher visited victory lane for the fourth time in the Motorsports Unlimited Cruiser feature this season. The pair disposed of Rodney Hurst and Edert Bowen on the eighth lap of the 10-lap feature and led the final two laps.

Hurst and Bowen took the green flag with the lead and held onto first until the pass by the eventual winners. Waynes Bartels and Jeff Trankler moved into third on the first lap and fell back a couple positions briefly but was able to fight back to finish third. Chris and Lisa Scheffer moved up from their fourth starting position to finish fourth with Dana Rowland and Joan Mayberry completing the evening in fifth.

The motocross stadiacross track entertained the fans with the Motocross Pro 250cc riders vying for the win. Corey Schilly took top honors with Ronnie Ford coming in second, Tim Ford finished third and Max Friese took the checkered flag fourth.

-at&pr-

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Series Sprint , Stock car
Drivers Daron Clayton
Tags MOTORCYLE