Winchester, IN (September 16, 2003) -- Huntingburg, Indiana's Todd Kempf came away with the win in the rescheduled Junkyard 200 Street Stock event this past Sunday at Winchester Speedway. Kempf, a regular competitor at Salem Speedway, took command...
Winchester, IN (September 16, 2003) -- Huntingburg, Indiana's Todd Kempf came away with the win in the rescheduled Junkyard 200 Street Stock event this past Sunday at Winchester Speedway. Kempf, a regular competitor at Salem Speedway, took command just before halfway in the event to get the win. Kempf had a little luck on his side when a late race caution allowed him to pit under caution for gas which would have cost him a couple of laps if he would have had to pit under green flag conditions.
"It feels great to win here at Winchester Speedway," commented Kempf in victory lane. "I have always run well in these type races at Salem Speedway, so I figured with some breaks we would do good here also. We got lucky with the caution on lap 173, if that hadn't have happened when it did, I probably wouldn't have won!"
Kempf is currently second in Coors Light Super Stock points at Salem Speedway with four wins. Kempf has also competed on a regular basis in the Firecracker 200 and Halloween 200 at Salem Speedway for several year, which are ran under the same rules as the Junkyard 200. Kempf won the Firecracker 200 at Salem in 2001.
New Castle, Indiana's Mark Jones came in second with Carthage, Indiana's Johnny Magee in third. The top three drivers were the only cars on the lead lap. Jeffersonville, Indiana native and Salem Speedway regular Roscoe Thompson came in fourth, two laps down. Markleville, Indiana's Dennis Wallen rounded out the top five, three laps down.
The event got off to a shaky beginning after two cautions from wrecks entering the first turn after the first two tries at starting the event. Those cautions eliminated several cars, which never got to make an official lap. There was a stretch from lap 60 to lap 173 that was run with out a caution.
Tony Broyles got the win in the 40 lap Phillippe Water Super Trucks feature that ran prior to the Junkyard 200 on Sunday. Broyles, also from New Castle, made a late pass on Jack Dossey Jr. to get the win. The Phillippe Water Super Trucks race regularly at Anderson Speedway.