Texas World Championships summary

BOEN, HENIGAN ELATED WITH PRO-CUTS TEXAS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS FORT WORTH-DALLAS (March 5, 2005) - Colorado's Kelly Boen and Texan Chris Henigan scored enthusiastic and popular Pro-Cuts Texas World Dirt Track Championship victories ...

BOEN, HENIGAN ELATED WITH PRO-CUTS TEXAS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (March 5, 2005) - Colorado's Kelly Boen and Texan Chris Henigan scored enthusiastic and popular Pro-Cuts Texas World Dirt Track Championship victories Saturday night at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track. The weekend was the largest in event history.

Boen pushed his unsponsored late model from the 17th starting position to overtake David Ashley with four laps remaining enroute to the 40-lap O'Reilly SUPR late model feature victory. Henigan earned his second career triumph at the Dirt Track in his Career Search/Marshall Lube & Auto modified. Boen's triumph was worth $3,000 while Henigan collected $2,500.

NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series star Ken Schrader broke out of a recent dirt track slump and placed sixth in the O'Reilly SUPR Late Model Series feature. He was forced out on the opening lap of Friday evening's feature with front end and steering damage.

"We just missed tonight on tires," said Schrader following the feature. "The track was a little hard due to the weather, one end was a little different than the other. We just missed it a little tonight. But we haven't finished a (dirt) race in a couple of weeks so this is better."

Boen had to borrow a truck and trailer for the trip from Colorado to the Lone Star State and arrived Friday after the opening program had begun. He won the last chance race Saturday just to make it into the feature field. Boen cut through the late model feature field efficiently and was just 1.43 seconds behind former series champion David Ashley with ten laps remaining around the four-tenths mile clay oval.

Boen moved under Ashley in the first turn on lap 37 but the Louisiana veteran returned to the front seconds later. By the time the duo reached the start-finish line, Boen had the lead for good. He finished 0.97 seconds ahead of Ashley in the Thornhill Wrecker/Wall to Wall Motorsports with 2003 SUPR champ Kenny Merchant third in the J.D. Carver Co. machine.

"David (Ashley) is a great racer and a great guy," said the winner in Victory Lane. "The (late) yellow gave us a chance, I knew I had to do something after the restart. I rolled under him, the car hopped a bit and I just hung on until I saw the checkered flag fly. We had to borrow a ride to get down here. I don't have a truck and trailer to do much traveling.

"If you take the best track and times it by five, it wouldn't be half of what this place is."

Henigan followed up on a 2003 Dirt Track modified victory with a race that he led for all but two laps. Henigan pulled away from a midrace battle with John Whittington to post a 4.94-second margin of victory.

"This is the greatest!" screamed Henigan while celebrating in Victory Lane. "145 cars are here and we are in Victory Lane!

"The key to winning was being patient and running the bottom," continued Henigan. "We had bad restarts and they could get me on the high side. We heated up the tires and got loose from the pack."

Whittington withstood a furious challenge from a trio of cars to take second ahead of Howard Willis. Willis fought off bronchitis all weekend and required oxygen in the pits from the medical crew just in order to start the main event. Willis took the green from 17th position after moving through the C and B features to qualify for the feature.

The 62 late models and 145 modifieds that competed during the weekend produced tremendous competition. Modified drivers Jody Mayne and Troy Taylor moved from the H feature to the main event, finishing 12th and 17th respectively. Both drivers competed in eight feature races Saturday.

Speedway officials announced that the 2006 event will also be staged the first weekend of March.

PRO-CUTS TEXAS WORLD DIRT TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP
Saturday, March 5, 2005

O'REILLY SUPR LATE MODELS

First Heat (10 laps): 1. Alan Vaughan, Belton, MO; 2. Rob Litton, Alexandria, LA; 3. Patrick Daniel, Wills Point, TX; 4. Odie Green, Fouke, AR; 5. Robbie Starnes, Baytown, TX; 6. Ronnie Warman, Wichita, KS; 7. Ricky Ingalls, Longview, TX; 8. James Longpine, Drummond, OK; 9. Shawn Brassfield, Ada, OK.

Second Heat (10 laps): 1. Kenny Merchant, W. Monroe, LA; 2. Ken Schrader, Concord, NC; 3. Kelly Boen, Denver, CO; 4. Lee Davis, Greenwood, LA; 5. Ray Moore II, Shreveport, LA; 6. Doug Ingalls, Longview, TX; 7. Jimmy Quick, Terrell, TX; 8. Jeff Gandy, Minden, LA; 9. Elizabeth Halpin-Smith, French Settlement, LA.

Third Heat (10 laps): 1. Keith Craft, Arkadelphia, AR; 2. Jody Prince, Sibley, LA; 3. Jimmy Gaylor Jr., Lutherville, GA; 4. Ronny Adams, Greenwood, LA; 5. John Sliney, Colleyville, TX; 6. Skip O'Neal, Red Oak, TX; 7. Danny Mahan, Vidor, TX; 8. Bob Ewell, Forney, TX; 9. Brock Williams, Leesville, LA.

Fourth Heat (10 laps): 1. Bubba Mullins, W. Monroe, LA; 2. Michael Robertson, Minden, LA; 3. Dewaine Hottinger, Russellville, AR; 4. John Koucher, Denver, CO; 5. Michael Grubbs, Plano, TX; 6. Delbert Smith, Wichita, KS; 7. John Ewell, Forney, TX; 8. Kyle Taylor, Longview, TX; 9. Scott Drake, Webb City, MO.

Fifth Heat (10 laps): 1. Jeff Chandler, Minden, LA; 2. Rusty Cummings, Minden, LA; 3. Raymond Merrill, Sallisaw, OK; 4. Allen Tippen, Minden, LA; 5. Michael Coleman, Tyler, TX; 6. Andy Richards, Bastrop, LA; 7. Dan Leatherman, Muskogee, OK; 8. Larry Lambeth, Flomaton, AL; 9. Donald Watson, Baton Rouge, LA.

Sixth Heat (10 laps): 1. David Ashley, Zachary, LA; 2. Jason Ingalls, Longview, TX; 3. Lyle Shepard, Manhattan, KS; 4. Charles Randolph II, Muskogee, OK; 5. Tom Lorenz, Balch Springs, TX; 6. Garrett Durrett, Simsboro, LA; 7. Jerry Bell, Rowlett, TX; 8. Jon Mitchell, Greenbriar, AR; 9. Richard Mills, Conroe, TX.

First Last Chance Race (10 laps): 1. Kelly Bowen, Denver, CO; 2. Garrett Durrett, Simsboro, LA; 3. Tom Lorenz, Balch Springs, TX; 4. Lyle Shepard, Manhattan, KS; 5. Ricky Ingalls, Longview, TX; 6. Doug Ingalls, Longview, TX; 7. Odie Green, Fouke, AR; 8. Ronnie Adams, Greenwood, LA; 9. John Sliney, Colleyville, TX; 10. Larry Lambeth, Flomaton, AL; 11. Danny Mahan, Vidor, TX; 12. Shawn Brassfield, Ada, OK; 13. John Ewell, Forney, TX; 14. Bob Ewell, Forney, TX.

Second Last Chance Race (10 laps): 1. Dewaine Hottinger, Russellville, AR; 2. Charles Randolph II, Muskogee, OK; 3. Ray Moore II, Shreveport, LA; 4. John Koucher, Denver, CO; 5. Skip O'Neal, Red Oak, TX; 6. Jon Mitchell, Greenbriar, AR; 7. Andy Richards, Farmerville, LA; 8. Delbert Smith, Wichita, KS; 9. Kyle Taylor, Longview, TX; 10. Michael Grubbs, Plano, TX; 11. Brock Williams, Leesville, LA; 12. Dan Leatherman, Muskogee, OK; 13. Michael Coleman, Tyler, TX; 14. Richard Mills,Conroe, TX; 15. Ronnie Warman, Wichita, KS.

Feature (40 laps): 1. Kelly Boen, Denver, CO, $3,000; 2. David Ashley, Zachary, LA, $1,500; 3. Kenny Merchant, W. Monroe, LA, $1,200; 4. Alan Vaughan, Belton, MO, $1,000; 5. Garrett Durrett, Simsboro, LA, $900; 6. Ken Schrader, Concord, NC, $800; 7. Jeff Chandler, Minden, LA, $700; 8. Dewaine Hottinger, Russellville, AR, $600; 9. Allen Tippen, Minden, LA, $550; 10. Jason Ingalls, Longview, TX, $500; 11. Patrick Daniel, Wills Point, LA, $500; 12. Raymond Merrill, Sallisaw, OK, $500; 13. Charles Randolph II, Muskogee,OK, $500; 14. Bubba Mullins, W. Monroe, LA, $500; 15. Rob Litton, Alexandria, LA, $500; 16. Rusty Cummings, Minden, LA, $500; 17. Jimmy Gaylor Jr., Lutherville, GA, $500; 18. Jody Prince, Sibley, LA, $500; 19. Ray Moore II, Shreveport, LA, $500; 20. Keith Craft, Arkadelphia, AR, $500; 21. Michael Robertson, Minden, LA, $500; 22. Odie Green, Fouke, AR, $500.

Lap Leaders: 1-3 Merchant, 4-36 Ashley, 37-40 Boen.

MODIFIED STOCK CARS

H Feature (15 laps): 1. Bobby Ruffin, Saginaw, TX; 2. Ronnie Sigman, Dallas, TX; 3. Jody Mayne, Grand Saline, TX; 4. Bobby Malchus, Red Oak, TX; 5. Travis Mears, Newport, AR; 6. Scotty Brown, Dallas, TX; 7. Troy Taylor, Dallas, TX; 8. J.P. Dowell, Killeen, TX; 9. Morgan Bagley, Longview, TX; 10. Sean Jones, Irving, TX; 11. Rick McCommas, Balch Springs, TX; 12. Jason Ingalls, Longview, TX; 13. Kevin Kowland, Cedar Hills, TX; 14. Jason Schniepp, Wichita, KS; 15. Jimmy Littlejohn, Alvarado, TX; 16. Travis Penrod, Davis, OK; 17. Johnny Fennewald, Appleton City, MO; 18. Steve Roach, Mesquite, TX; 19. Chris Huckabe, Arlington, TX; 20. Donnie Powers, Henderson, TX; 21. Don Smith, Oklahoma City, OK; 22. Tommy Weder, Woodward, OK.

G Feature (15 laps): 1. Glen Hibbard, Euless, TX; 2. Scotty Brown, Dallas, TX; 3. Bobby Malchus, Red Oak; 4. Bobby Ruffin, Saginaw, TX; 5. Jody Mayne, Grand Saline, TX; 6. J.P. Dowell, Killeen, TX; 7. Jason Ingalls, Longview, TX; 8. Troy Taylor, Dallas, TX; 9. Alan Oliva, Moore, OK; 10. Morgan Bagley, Longview, TX; 11. Jon Bryant, Benton, AR; 12. Tony Kegiley, Arlington, TX; 13. Rick McCommas, Balch Springs, TX; 14. Danny Booth, Paris, TX; 15. Dwight Angell, McKinney, TX; 16. Charlie Smith, Forney, TX.

F Feature (15 laps): 1. William Gould, Durant, OK; 2. Glen Hibbard, Euless, TX; 3. Bobby Malchus, Red Oak, TX; 4. Scotty Brown, Dallas, TX; 5. Billy Melton, Longview, TX; 6. Jason Ingalls, Longview, TX; 7. Jody Mayne, Grand Saline, TX; 8. Troy Taylor, Dallas, TX; 9. Casey Jordan, Grand Saline, TX; 10. Ricky Stapleton, Duncanville, TX; 11. Shane Killingsworth, Dallas, TX; 12. Denny Stewart, Lucas, TX; 13. Wes Armstrong, Marshall, TX; 14. Rick McCommas, Balch Springs, TX; 15. Bobby Ruffin, Saginaw, TX; 16. Jason Roe, Wichita, KS; 17. Tony Kegiley, Arlington, TX; 18. Mark Whiteley, Weatherford, TX; 19. Alan Oliva, Moore, OK; 20. Andy Clower, Grand Saline, TX.

E Feature (15 laps): 1. Brandon Melton, Grand Prairie, TX; 2. Scotty Brown, Dallas, TX; 3. Glen Hibbard, Euless, TX; 4. Bobby Malchus, Red Oak, TX; 5. Jason Ingalls, Longview, TX; 6. Rusty Trevathan, Wylie, TX; 7. Troy Taylor, Dallas, TX; 8. Billy Melton, Longview, TX; 9. Jody Mayne, Grand Saline, TX; 10. Chris Huckabe, Arlington, TX; 11. Dick Ginn, Baton Rouge, LA; 12. Ricky Stapleton, Duncanville, TX; 13. J.P. Dowell, Killeen, TX; 14. Casey Jordan, Grand Saline, TX; 15. Rick McCommas, Balch Springs, TX; 16. Jason Teague, Tahlequah, OK; 17. Shane Killingsworth, Dallas, TX; 18. Roy Clark, Dallas, TX; 19. Jeff Harris, Longview, TX.

D Feature (15 laps): 1. Scotty Brown, Dallas, TX; 2. Billy Melton, Longview, TX; 3. Scott Green, Derby, KS; 4. Jody Mayne, Grand Saline, KS; 5. Troy Taylor, Dallas, TX; 6. Russell Moore, Conroe, TX; 7. J.P. Dowell, Killeen, TX; 8. Kyle Taylor, Longview, TX; 9. Jason Ingalls, Longview, TX; 10. Rusty Trevathan, Wylie, TX; 11. Dick Ginn, Baton Rouge, LA; 12. Kenny Stone, Troy, TX; 13. Chris Simmel, Pilot Point, TX; 14. Tracy Adams, Rowlett, TX; 15. Zach Wood, Wichita, KS; 16. Robbie Duncan, Longview, TX; 17. Dustin Duncan, Longview, TX; 18. Tim Clonch, Forney, TX; 19. Jay Baggett, Iowa Park, TX; 20. Jeff Crane, Tyler, TX; 21. Brandon Melton, Grand Prairie, TX; 22. Glen Hibbard, Euless, TX; 23. Bobby Malchus, Red Oak, TX; 24. Ricky Stapleton, Duncanville, TX.

C Feature (15 laps): 1. Jared Webb, McKinney, TX; 2. Howard Willis, Baytown, TX; 3. Chad Wheeler, Muskogee, OK; 4. Troy Taylor, Dallas, TX; 5. Billy Melton, Longview, TX; 6. Ronny Cook, Fort Worth, TX; 7. Jody Mayne, Grand Saline, TX; 8. Kevin Simpson, Flint, TX; 9. Russell Moore, Conroe, TX; 10. Jason Ingalls, Longview, TX; 11. Steve Crane, Whitehouse, TX; 12. Rusty Trevathan, Wylie, TX; 13. Dick Ginn, Baton Rouge, LA; 14. Missy McAllister Kerr, Fort Worth, TX; 15. Scott Green, Derby, KS; 16. Elias Anderson, Austin, TX; 17. Kyle Taylor, Longview, TX; 18. Kenny Stone, Troy, TX; 19. Thomas Gould, Mountain Pine, AR; 20. Jeff Long, Duncanville, TX; 21. Josh Landers, McKinney, TX; 22. Brent Nicholas, Baytown, TX; 23. Scotty Brown, Dallas, TX; 24. J.P. Dowell, Killeen, TX.

B Feature (15 laps): 1. Gary Clark, Walker, MO; 2. Randy Timms, Wheatland, OK; 3. Scott Drake, Webb City, MO; 4. Henry Witt, Waco, TX; 5. Howard Willis, Baytown, TX; 6. Adam Martin, Ada, OK; 7. Buddy Honaker, Davis, OK; 8. Jody Mayne, Grand Saline, TX; 9. Jason Friesen, Friend, NE; 10. Chad Wheeler, Muskogee, OK; 11. Brian Killingsworth, Hutto, TX; 12. Kevin Simpson, Flint, TX; 13. Wes Armstrong, Marshall, TX; 14. Billy Melton, Longview, TX; 15. Jason Ingalls, Longview, TX; 16. Russell Moore, Conroe, TX; 17. Elias Anderson, Austin, TX; 18. Steve Crane, Whitehouse, TX; 19. Ronny Cook, Fort Worth, TX; 20. Trevor Egbert, Salado, TX; 21. Brandon Houke, The Colony, TX; 22. Rusty Trevathan, Wylie, TX; 23. Michael Robertson, Minden, LA; 24. Duane Neel, Whitehouse, TX.

Consolation (15 laps): 1. Bobby Malchus, Red Oak, TX; 2. Josh Landers, McKinney, TX; 3. Kyle Taylor, Longview, TX; 4. Missy McAllister Kerr, Fort Worth, TX; 5. Scott Green, Derby, KS; 6. Jason Castleberry, Hot Springs, AR; 7. Tracy Adams, Rowlett, TX; 8. Chris Huckabe, Arlington, TX; 9. sBrandon Melton, Grand Prairie, TX; 10. Jeff Crane, Tyler, TX; 11. Thomas Gould, Mountain Pine, AR; 12. Tim Clonch, Forney, TX.

Feature (30 laps): 1. Chris Henigan, Marshall, TX, $2,500; 2. John Whittington, Vidor, TX, $1,500; 3. Howard Willis, Baytown, TX, $1,250; 4. Chad Wheeler, Muskogee, OK, $1,000; 5. Raymond Merrill, Sallisaw, OK, $950; 6. Henry Witt, Waco, TX, $900; 7. Sam Cox, Flower Mound, TX, $850; 8. David McKay, Van Alstyne, TX, $800; 9. Gary Clark, Walker, MO, $750; 10. Jared Webb, McKinney, TX, $700; 11. Jerry Hoffman, Oronogo, MO, $650; 12. Jody Mayne, Grand Saline, TX, $600; 13. Clyde Dunn Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, $575; 14. Jason Friesen, Friend, NE, $550; 15. Kevin Simpson, Flint, TX, $525; 16. Scott Drake, Webb City, MO, $500; 17. Troy Taylor, Dallas, TX, $500; 18. Bryan Sugg, Grand Prairie, TX, $500; 19. Adam Martin, Ada, OK, $500; 20. Glen Leuschner, Balch Springs, TX, $500; 21. P.J. Egbert, Copperas Cove, TX, $500; 22. Johnny Dunn, Sunnyvale, TX, $500; 23. Shane Clement, Bonham, TX, $500; 24. Randy Timms, Wheatland, OK, $500.

Lap Leaders: 1-7 Henigan, 8-9 Whittington, 10-30 Henigan.

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