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Buckley grabs first Super Pro win

Wednesday, July 2, 2003

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Sikeston Drag Strip owner Ray Poirier, left, congratulates Mike Buckley after he won the Super Pro Class on Saturday night
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Local Racing News

Here are the weekend race results from tracks around the area.

SIKESTON DRAG STRIP

SIKESTON -- Posting his first Super Pro win of the season, Mike Buckley of La Center, Ky., ran 5.87 on a 5.87 dial at 121 m.p.h. His reaction time was .519. Second place went to Jack Maupin from Cape Girardeau. Maupin ran 5.98 on a 5.99 dial at 115 m.p.h. His reaction time was .524.

In the Pro Class, Kevin Deen from Campbell took top honors. With a 6.68 dial, he ran 6.68 at 102 m.p.h. His reaction time was .522. Second place went to Troy Zimmerman of Carbondale. Zimmerman ran 7.09 on a 7.12 dial at 95 m.p.h. His reaction time was .550.

Tre Hammontree of East Prairie took first place in the E.T. Class. With a 7.95 dial, he ran 7.96 at 78 m.p.h.

His reaction time was .509. Sikeston's Floyd Foreman took second. He ran 8.77 on a 8.79 dial at 77 m.p.h. His reaction time was .591.

MALDEN SPEEDWAY

MALDEN -- Tommy Worley of Bismarck dominated the 410 Sprint feature to highlight the Friday night racing action at the Malden Speedway.

Robby Arnold took the Modified feature in his first trip to the speedway this year. Claudie Cook won the Hobby Stock. Johnny Houart made it two in a row in the Pure Streets, and Gary Dunlap and Frankie Faulk won their first Cruiser feature of the year.

Tommy Worley went two for two in the Sprint car show, as he won both the heat and feature. Worley led all but the first lap of his heat race in a dominating display.

In the feature Worley jumped out from the pole and never looked back. He had built a five second lead over the field before the race's lone caution flag brought him back to the pack. Worley rebuilt his lead and drove to the checkered flag.

Joey Montgomery and Daron Clayton waged a pitched battle for second, as they swapped the position several times mid race. Montgomery took the position for good on lap 23. Tim Montgomery took fourth with Jerrod Hull rounding out the top five.

Worley and Joey Montgomery won the heat races.

The Sprints are scheduled to race again at Malden July 25th.

Robbie Arnold moved up from his seventh place starting position to win the Modified feature. Claudie Cook jumped out and held the lead through lap 11 before Arnold run him down. Arnold took the lead diving low out of turn two and out ran Cook down the back straight.

Arnold was pulling away at the finish. Bart Richardson and Ronnie Vernon battled late for the second spot with Richardson taking the position as the cars went under the flagstand side by side. Cook held on for fourth and Greg King took fifth. Jeremy Conner, Cook, and King won the heat races. Larry Hull won the B-Feature.

Richardson's second place finish was good enough to move him into the points lead, despite missing two of the season's seven races to date.

Claudie Cook won an early duel with Doug Moore and avoided a late one with Scott Tracer to win the Hobby Stock feature. Cook was the hired gun driving the 54 car for Morrisett Farms out of Pollard this week. Scott Tracer started the race at the rear of the 19 car field and moved through the pack to take second. Tracer took second on lap 13 and was bearing down on Cook the final lap, but run out of laps to set up a duel for the win. Points leader Tony Anglin took third. Doug Moore and Mark Williams rounded out the top five. Heat winners were Dietrich Bollinger and Moore.

Johnny Houart picked up his second win in a row in the Pure Street division, his third win of 2003 at the Speedway.

Houart moved under early leader Chuck Tilley coming out of turn four on the fourth lap.

The race was halted for caution five times, but the final five laps were run under solid green with Houart pulling away to the win. Paul Reeder won a late battle with Tilley to take second. Doug Neuhalfen had his best finish of the year in the fourth spot.

Greg Casey held on to the points lead with a fifth place finish, but Houart's win closes him to within nine of the leader.

Heat winners were Reeder, Tilley, and Casey. Leon Cannon of Kennett won the B-Feature.

Frankie Faulk and Gary Dunlap picked up their first win of the year in Cruiser feature.

They took the lead following a three way battle on lap four and never trailed again. John Stevenson and Kenny Doublin had their best run of the year to take second.

Late Model racing returns to Malden next week in a big way, as the MARS cars will make their first appearance at the speedway. There will be added purses in all classes.

Regular points racing will return July 11th.

ST. FRANCOIS CO. RACEWAY

FARMINGTON -- Timmy Montgomery of Fredericktown won his third consecutive sprint car feature at the St. Francois County Raceway Saturday night. Montgomery held off the charge of Jerrod Hull of Sikeston to earn the victory, Tommy Worley Jr. of Bismarck finished in third place with Joey Montgomery of Fredericktown fourth and Rod Crabdree of Desloge was fifth.

They were followed by Ronnie Standridge, Bob Thoman, Jason Keith, Terry Babb and Jim Hurley. In the Modified class, Billy "The Kid" Smith of Park Hills was the feature winner with Mike Crader taking second place, Kenny Kennedy of Fredericktown was third with Timmy Hill fourth and Chris Boyd of Park Hills fifth.

They were followed by Kevin Hulsey, Dan Zander, Butch Lyons, Joe Kopp and Dr. Chris Sloan. In the 600cc Multi class feature, Casey Barnhouse of Farmington picked up his second consecutive feature win at SFCR after holding off Dustin Barks of Farmington for the victory.

Kent Buckley settled for third place while Tyler Thompson was fourth and Joey Boyd fifth.

They were followed by Junior Ferguson, Tommy Boyd, Josh Kennedy, Jeremy Boyer and Matt Dotson.

In the Hobby Stock feature, Chuck Adams of Piedmont picked up the checkered flag with Matt Eaton taking second place, Chris Boyd was third, Randy Forster fourth and Doug Savage fifth. They were followed by Charles Adams, Jason Keller, Leonard Betsch, Kevin Craig, and Kasey Nations.

Racing action at the St. Francois County Raceway continues this holiday weekend. On Friday, July 4, the Sprints, Hobby Stocks, Modifieds and Multis take to the track and then on Saturday, July 5, those same classes will do battle again, plus there will be a huge fireworks display.

For more information on the St. Francois County Raceway phone (573) 756-1734.