Weekend race capsules (July 22)

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Email address: DirtNews@aol.com Web site: http://members.aol.com/dirtnews/digest =================================== CONTENTS: July 19-21 results (published July 22) =================================== SATURDAY'S RACE CAPSULES

McDANIELS GETS NCRA WIN AT HUTCHINSON: Five-time NCRA champion Larry McDaniels survived Tony Gregg's charge in the final laps to win the 41st Hutchinson Nationals, a National Championship Racing Association-sanctioned event at the Kansas State Fairgrounds. Racing on a track rutted by 3 inches of overnight rain, McDaniels started on the pole and led all 25 laps, but he skated high in Turn 2 on the 23rd lap, allowing Gregg to close in. McDaniels recovered just in time to maintain a one-car length lead and win his first NCRA feature of the season and 12th of his career. It was McDaniels' third Hutchinson Nationals title in five years. FEATURE (25 laps): (1) Larry McDaniels, (2) Tony Gregg, (3) Delbert Smith, (4) Lonnie Smith, (5) Jeep Berry, (6) Ted Martin, (7) Rod Bencken, (8) Darren Beckham, (9) Darrick Klima, (10) Gary Gorby, (11) Kent Taylor, (12) Steve Hamlin, (13) Brian Calhoun, (14) Lonnie Veteto, (15) Lonnie Saloga, (16) Frank McGehee, (17) Earl Kinderknecht, (18) Lynn Page, (19) Walt Brookshire, (20) Steve Foster, (21) Chris Kratzer, (22) Mike Conkwright, (23) Joe Woods, (24) Doug Warner.

STUHLER CRUISES INTO PORT ROYAL FOR MACS WIN: Starting in the third row, Gary Stuhler of Greencastle, Pa., took the lead on the ninth lap and cruised to a $3,000 victory on the fourth leg of the Mid-Atlantic Championship Series Thunder in the Mountains tour at Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway. Stuhler, in winning his fourth MACS race of the season, survived a first-lap melee sparked by a collision between Steve Campbell and Denny Chamberlain that damaged several cars and brought out a red flag. Todd Andrews, who won the Thunder in the Mountains opener, failed to make the feature after finishing second in a consolation race. There were 41 cars in attendance. FEATURE (35 laps): (1) Gary Stuhler, (2) Scott Haus, (3) John Shuey, (4) Chub Frank, (5) Lynn Geisler, (6) Steve Campbell, (7) Roy Deese Jr., (8) Jeff Smith, (9) C.S. Fitzgerald, (10) David Williams.

RICKY WEEKS WINS FOURTH RACE IN CRAZY EIGHT SERIES: Ricky Weeks of Forest City, N.C., won his fourth race in Cherokee Speedway's Crazy Eight Series, pocketing $3,000 for the victory on the half-mile oval in Gaffney, S.C. FEATURE: (1) Ricky Weeks, (2) Buckshot Miles, (3) Dennis Franklin, (4) Mike Gault, (5) Billy Scott, (6) Jeff Smith, (7) Dennis Williams, (8) Petey Ivey, (9) Brian Lane, (10) Ed Bassey, (11) Tim Headen, (12) Randy Woodward, (13) Heath Brown, (14) Kenny Lamb. ------------------------------------------------------------- SUNDAY'S RACE CAPSULES

CLINE WINS MACS THUNDER IN THE MOUNTAINS FINALE: Floyd Cline of Marion Center, Pa., earned his biggest career win, pocketing $5,000 by capturing the exciting finale of the MACS Thunder in the Mountains tour at Challenger Raceway near Indiana, Pa. Cline, racing at his three-grooved home track, won a side-by-side duel with Scott Haus and eventually pulled away for a 50-lap victory. Haus settled for second in the battle, but won the war by capturing the points title in the four-race series (Chub Frank and Denny Chamberlain were second and third in points). Haus, Tony Raneri, Andy Fries and John Flinner won heats for the 36 cars in competition at Challenger. Flinner kept the crowd buzzing all night, carrying his left-front wheel in his heat race and literally scraping the cement wall while running the high side in the feature. He was running second in the feature on the second lap when he slid into Haus on the front stretch and went to the tail, but he rallied to the sixth position before fading late. Raneri's feature chances ended with his heat win because he blew a motor coming out of Turn 4. FEATURE (50 laps): (1) Floyd Cline, (2) Scott Haus, (3) Chub Frank, (4) Robbie Blair, (5) Dave Satterlee, (6) Carl Billett, (7) Denny Chamberlain, (8) Tim Hitt.

WILDUNG GETS SECOND WISSOTA WIN DURING WEEKEND: Jeff Wildung earned his second WISSOTA victory of the weekend, capturing a 100-lapper worth $3,000 at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D. Longtime local driver Bob Baumberger finished second on a race that went 37 laps on Saturday before rain hit, and was completed on Sunday. There were 22 late models in attendance. FEATURE (100 laps): (1) Jeff Wildung, (2) Bob Baumberger, (3) John Bey, (4) Hank Berry, (5) Morris Oberle, (6) Tim Richter, (7) George Murdock, (8) Rob Halstead, (9) Chad Karna, (10) Clint Jenson. ------------------------------------------------------------- MONDAY'S RACE CAPSULE

HIGHLAND RACE RAINED OUT: The UMP-sanctioned Madison County Fair race at Highland (Ill.) Speedway was rained out by a lingering thunderstorm. Randy Korte, Billy Moyer and Billy Drake were among drivers on hand in the muddy pits. The $5,000-to-win race has been rescheduled for next Monday, July 28. ------------------------------------------------------------- CAPSULE CREDITS: John Rittenoure <rittenoure@ncraracing.org> of NCRA, Chip Stebbins <chip1@madbbs.com> and Richard Pierce <skiman@jane.penn.com>. -------------------------------------------------------------

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Series Stock car
Drivers Ted Martin , Jeff Smith , David Williams
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