COLBY, Kan. (August 6, 2004) -- Gary Taylor led in wire-to-wire fashion at Thomas County Speedway Friday night to post his first career American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region feature triumph. A native of Snohomish, WA, Taylor outgunned...
COLBY, Kan. (August 6, 2004) -- Gary Taylor led in wire-to-wire fashion at Thomas County Speedway Friday night to post his first career American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region feature triumph.
A native of Snohomish, WA, Taylor outgunned polesitter C.J. Johnson at the drop of the green to take command early. Johnson pressured Taylor for the point until the 15th round when driveline problems sent him pitside.
Taylor cruised the rest of the way to the checkered flag, with Mike Peters taking the runner-up position. Joe McCarthy snared the show spot, with Geoff Dodge and Eric Miller rounding out the top five.
Current ASCS Rocky Mountain Region point leader Keith Rauch crossed the stripe in sixth, with Nick Haygood, Jake Pierson, Jace Pennetta and Joe Wagner completing the top ten.
Rauch, Taylor and Johnson were all victorious in heat race competition.
First Heat: 1. Keith Rauch, 2. Mike Peters, 3. Geoff Dodge, 4. Nick Haygood, 5. Bryan Gossel, 6. Brett Ream, 7. Mike Thigpen.
Second Heat: 1. Gary Taylor, 2. Joe McCarthy, 3. Jace Pennetta, 4. Jeremy Sheaffer, 5. John Jacob, 6. Scott Cochran.
Third Heat: 1. C.J. Johnson, 2. Joe Wagner, 3. Eric Miller, 4. Jake Pierson, 5. Scott Milan, 6. Mark Walinder.
A Feature: 1. Gary Taylor, 2. Mike Peters, 3. Joe McCarthy, 4. Geoff Dodge, 5. Eric Miller, 6. Keith Rauch, 7. Nick Haygood, 8. Jake Pierson, 9. Jace Pennetta, 10. Joe Wagner, 11. Brett Ream, 12. John Jacob, 13. Jeremy Sheaffer, 14. Mark Walinder, 15. Scott Milan, 16. Bryan Gossel, 17. C.J. Johnson, 18. Mike Thigpen, 19. Scott Cochran.
ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Keith Rauch 1,774, 2. Eric Miller 1,742, 3. Jake Pierson 1,676, 4. Jeremy Sheaffer 1,579, 5. Geoff Dodge 1,576, 6. Jace Pennetta 1,494, 7. Nick Haygood 1,470, 8. Scott Milan 1,362, 9. John Jacob 1,325, 10. Randi Miller 1,286.