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SIKESTON DRAG STRIP
Jack Maupin posted his first Super Pro win at the Sikeston Drag Strip on Saturday night. The Cape Girardeau native ran 5.94 on a 5.94 dial at 115 m.p.h. His reaction time was .516. Second place went to Malden's Royce Thomason. He ran 6.07 on a 6.06 dial at 111 m.p.h. His reaction time was .549.
In the Pro Class, points champion Greg Harty took first place. He won with a 6.65 dial, running 6.67 at 100 m.p.h. His reaction time was .524. Second placed went to St. Louis' Dan Smith. Smith ran 6.61 on a 6.60 dial at 103 m.p.h. His reaction time was .483 red.
In the Jr. Dragster Class, Cape Girardeau's Taylor Bowman took first place. With a 8.78 dial, he ran 8.84 at 71 m.p.h. His reaction time was .514. Second place went to Amber Bernhardt from Barnheart. She ran 8.00 on a 7.92 dial at 79 m.p.h. Her reaction time was .606.
BENTON -- Jeff Beeson, of Benton, rolled back into victory lane Saturday night after he drove a very impressive Pure Street Stock main event race. From the time the green flag dropped and the checkered flag came out Beeson never looked back as the 2002 Pure Street Champion put another feature win in the books.
Back earlier in the summer Beeson traveled to the Memphis Motorsport RacePark for a Special Pure Street show and left with $1,000.00 by winning the finale at that facility.
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Racing action will return back to ATPR this weekend with the 2003 Motorsport Fall Classic featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions Outlaw Wing Sprint Series on Saturday evening.
ST. FRANCOIS CO. RACEWAY
FARMINGTON -- Jeremy Greewalt of Caledonia's second place finish in the Hobby Stock feature Saturday night at the St. Francois County Raceway was good enough to earn him the 2003 track championship in the class.
Entering the night Greenwalt lead 2002 track champion Chuck Adams by only two points going into the final night of competition, but during the feature it was Greenwalt finishing two spots ahead of Adams to secure his first track title.
Matt Eaton was the winner of the feature with Chris Boyd third and Karl Francis fifth. They were followed by Nathan Gibson, Randy Forster, Kevin Mosier, Doug Savage and Billy Mayberry. Eaton won the first heat race with Greenwalt second and Boyd third.
Francis won the second heat with Gibson second and Savage third. In the Modified class, congratulations go out to Kenny Kennedy of Farmington for earning his first track championship. Kennedy did it in style by winning the feature event Saturday night. Timmy Hill settled for second place with Dan Zander third, Eddie Gross fourth and Tony Palmer fifth.
They were followed by Tim Radford, Bob Waterhouse, Kevin Hulsey, Glenn Miller and Lou Driemeier. Kennedy won the first heat with Tommy Worley Sr. second and Waterhouse third. Billy Ames won the second heat with Mike Crader second and Hill third.
Radford won the third heat with Bill Gilliam second and Kasey Burch third. Adam Parmeley won the fourth heat with Billy Smith second and Zander third.
Joey Montgomery was the winner of the Sprint Car feature with Timmy Montgomery (recently named the Driver's Seat "Driver of the Year" and had previously won the 2003 class title at SFCR) taking second place, Lee Dunn was third, Daren Clayton fourth and Todd Rowland fifth. They were followed by Rod Crabdree, Timmy Moss, Jason Keith, Greg Burns and Jeff Davis. Chad Souders won the first heat race with Burns second and Davis third. Clayton won the second heat with Moss second and Kevin Bess third.
Joey Montgomery won the third heat with Dunn second and Steve Short third. Timmy Montgomery won the fourth heat with Rowland second and Crabdree third. Dunn won the trophy dash with Rowland second and Clayton third. Tommy Worley Jr. won the "B" main with Keith Burch second.
Christopher Massey was the winner of the 600cc feature with Kent Buckley second, Dustin Barks third, Casey Barnhouse (the class champion) fourth and Junior Ferguson fifth. They were followed by Kenny Adams, Jeremy Boyer, Matt Dotson, Jimmy Bridgeman and Tyler Thompson.
Massey won the first heat race with Barnhouse second and Barks third. Buckley won the second heat with Ferguson second and Eric Ziegler third. Adams won the third heat with Joey Boyd second and Boyer third.
FREDERICKTOWN -- Kenny Kennedy of Farmington and Kevin Mosier of Stoney Point were both big feature winners at the Fredericktown Raceway Friday night.
Kennedy sparkled in his victory in the Modified class while Mosier earned his big victory in the Hobby Stock/Sportsmen class. In the Modified feature, Kennedy and Scott Weber started on the front row with Joe Giesler and Brent Thompson right behind them in row two.
Weber was able to jump out to an early lead, but developed problems later in the race. Kennedy, who had been running hot on Weber's tail, took over the lead and was never headed.
Tommy Worley Sr. finished in second place with Danny Resinger third, Adam Parmeley fourth and Leo Kieffer fifth. They were followed by Chris Hall, Gary Johnson, Scott Carron, Lynn Edgar and Weber.
Weber won the first heat race with Worley Sr. second and Parmeley third. Kennedy won the second heat with Jim Swift second and Jeff LeBaube third. Giesler won the third heat with Brian Worley second and Carron third. Thompson won the fourth heat with Hall second and Resinger third. Weber won the trophy dash with Kennedy second and Giesler third. There were 28 modifieds on hand.
In the Hobby Stock/Sportsmen class, Kevin Mosier continued his outstanding season at the Fredericktown Raceway by picking up the checkered flag in the feature. Karl Francis settled for second place with Mike Nickelson third, Matt Eaton fourth and Doug Savage fifth. They were followed by Kenny Kennedy (driving Kasey Nation's #26), Brad McKinnon, Greg Stumbaugh, Jeremy Greenwalt and Mark Howell.