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Carter takes top honors at drag strip

Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Sikeston Drag Strip owner Ray Poirier, left, congratulates Mitchell Carter on his Super Pro Class win
(Submitted photo)
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Here are the weekend race results from tracks around the area.


SIKESTON - In Super Pro, Mitchell Carter posted his first win of the season with a 5.47 dial. He ran 5.47 at 126 mph with a reaction time of .544. Donald Hills took second as he ran 6.23 on a 6.23 dial at 111 mph. His reaction time was .554.

In the Pro Class, Greg Harty won with a 7.03 dial. He ran 7.05 at 93 mph. His reaction time was .544. Runner up went to Mark Tesson, who ran 6.72 on a 6.70 dial at 101 mph. His reaction time was .645.

Ed Hartlein of Matthews posted his first win of the season with a 7.54 dial. He ran 7.54 at 88 mph with a reaction time of .580. Second went to Brad Winters, who dialed 7.36 and ran 7.33 at 92 mph. His reaction time was .674.

Dixie Door Slammers will be held this Saturday.


BLODGETT -- With the 100 degree August heat, SEMO Raceway made some heat of their own Saturday night as contenders and race fans joined together for an exciting night of three to four wide dirt track kart racing.

In the Stock Heavy class Dusty Baggett's record dominations of this class was broken by fellow Paducah, Ky., resident Robert Lowery. Lowery sitting on poll led the first 5 laps with Baggett & Derek Riley of Calvert City, Ky., close behind.

Lowery then fell back to the third spot during lap 6 but fought hard and regained his lead by lap 9. Lowery held his lead to the finish taking his first trip to victory lane at SEMO this 2003 racing season followed by Derek Riley with 2nd and Dusty Baggett coming in 3rd.

In the beginners Yard Kart class for 6-8 year olds Destiney Scott of Jackson, came back for another victory in her feature with Derrick Garner of Blodgett, knocking on her back door the entire 15 laps.

Garner placed 2nd with Elijah King of Risco coming in a respectable 3rd.

In the Rookies class with 8-12 year old contenders, Channing Lowery of Paducah, Ky., led 14 of the 15 lap feature to gain his victory Saturday night with Alex Case of Bardwell, Ky., coming in 2nd and Shawn Knuckles of Poplar Bluff placing 3rd.

In Stock Light (15yrs. & up) Kyle Kemp of Charleston visited victory lane with David Pobst of Oran finishing 2nd.

The Stock Medium Class (15yrs. & up) had Jason Randolph of Metropolis, Ill., taking the checkered flag with Danny Coomer placing 2nd and Dusty Baggett coming in third. The Junior Sportsman Champ class for 8-12 year olds once again had Colby Burge of Cape Girardeau in victory lane with his cousin Taylor Burge of Puxico coming in 2nd and Cordie Burkman of Malden placing 3rd.

Junior Stock Class with 12-15 year olds had new comer Casey Montague of Lebanon taking his first victory at SEMO with Kyle Oberkramer of Broseley in 2nd and Derrick Rucker of West Paducah placing 3rd.

In the Over 35 Class Derek Riley of Calvert City, Ky., place 1st with Roger Andrews of Marion, Ill., following for second place. David Gonzales of Sikeston placed 3rd.

In Junior Champ's with 11-15 year olds we had Benton's Meagan Skees fly to her first victory at SEMO with Jared Hendrickson of Gilbertsville, Ky., coming in a close 2nd and Brittney Childers of Morley placing 3rd.

SEMO Raceway will be back in action Sept. 13.


MALDEN -- As the dog days of summer are upon us, the Malden Speedway is welcoming new entries on a weekly basis. Five new drivers were among the 107 entries at the speedway this week.

Billy James picked up his third Late Model feature win in four weeks, including his second in a row.

Bart Richardson has matched this feat in the Modified division.

Gene Fowler picked up his first Hobby Stock feature of the year. Aaron Darby dominated the Pure Street feature.

Chris and Jason Simpson picked up their second straight win in the Cruiser division.

Billy James led from start to finish to pick up his fourth Late Model feature of the year.