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Parris takes top honors at drag strip

Wednesday, June 25, 2003

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Sikeston Drag Strip owner Ray Poirier, left, congratulates Ken Parris after he won the Super Pro Class on Saturday night
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Here are the weekend results from racetracks around the area.

SIKESTON DRAG STRIP

SIKESTON -- Dexter's Ken Parris won the Super Pro Class at the Sikeston Drag Strip on Saturday night. With a 5.22 dial, Parris ran 5.22 at 130 m.p.h. His reaction time was .508. Second place went to current points leader Dave McDonald, from Cape Girardeau. McDonald ran 6.23 on a 6.24 dial at 108 m.p.h. His reaction time was .522.

In the Pro Class, Campbell's Tony Jacques took top honors. Jacques ran 6.43 on a 6.45 dial at 105 m.p.h. His reaction time was .568. Second place went to Caledonia's Blake Jones. Jones ran 6.51 on a 6.47 dial at 104 m.p.h. His reaction time was .477.

In the E.T. Class, Tom Martin of Birch Tree took first place. With an 8.50 dial, he ran 8.52 at 81 m.p.h. His reaction time was .551.

Second place went to Sikeston's Floyd Foreman. He dialed 8.88 and ran 8.85 at 75 m.p.h. His reaction time was .562.

ATP RACEPARK

BENTON -- Springfield, Ill., native Robbie Stanridge won his third straight Sprint Car feature in a row Saturday night at the Auto Tire and Parts NAPA RacePark. "I'm tired it wore me out tonight" Stanridge said while being interviewed in victory lane.

Stanridge drove an impressive main event took the lead over early in the Sprint Car feature and he never looked back. A total of 21 Sprints were on hand Saturday night for a good night of racing under clear skies at the Auto Tire and Parts NAPA RacePark.

Todd Rowland of Jackson finished second behind Stanridge, followed by Paul Hart, Keith Burch, and Chad Jones rounding out the top five. In the B Main Sprint Car feature Tonya Rowland drove an outstanding race before being chased down by Jimmy Kite of Stockbridge, Ga.

"I was very impressed with Tonya's performance tonight in the B Main she looked smooth and she had everything under control and working to her advantage, and she went on to the A Main and finished 12th out of a field of 18 cars," promoter Jerry Wolsey said.

Defending 2002 Champion Chris Hall of Sikeston won the UMP Modified feature, followed by Brent Thompson, Danny Sissom, Billy Smith, and rounding out the top five was Terry Baker of Scott City.

In the Pure Street Division 16 year old Dietrich Bollinger of Benton won the Main Event followed closely by Greg Casey, Jeff Beeson, Kevin Holman, and Scott Wicker.

In the Cruiser Division the team of Heron/Bailey drove a very impressive main event followed by the Dana Rowland/Joan Mayberry team. Racing action will continue this Saturday evening when the Non-Wing Sprints, Modifieds, Pure Streets, and the Cruisers take to the track. For further information call (573) 545-9366.

SEMO RACEWAY

BLODGETT -- Racers from several states entered to race Saturday night at SEMO Raceway, competing for the checkered flag win, but also trying to earn some extra track points with a Double Points race.

Dusty Baggett of Paducah, Ky., once again found his way back to victory lane taking the feature win in the Stock Heavy Class, holding the kart of Glenn Vann of Collierville, Tenn., to a second place finish.

Tom Roslen took home a very respectable third. Stock Medium had Jason Randolph of Metropolis, Ill., taking the checkered flag lap, finishing ahead of Sean O'Brien of Paducah who came in second. O'Brien again took a respectable second place in the Stock Light class finishing behind Joe Warren of Symsonia, Ky.

Over 35 class had Ronald Dix taking his first victory lap at SEMO this season, holding the kart of Glenn Vann of Collierville, Tenn., to a 2nd place finish. The highly competitive Star Champs racers from Kentucky paid another visit to the raceway Saturday night with Cary Lowens taking first place and Derek Riley finishing second.

Jr. Stock Class had David Harkness of Atoka, Tenn., taking his first feature win this season with Justin Barnes of New Madrid finishing second.

Lynda Blanke of Festus would take the third place finish. Jr. Champ class was won by Jarred Hendrickson of Gilbertsville, Ky. Jr. Sportsman Champ Class had Colby Burge of Cape Girardeau back in victory lane while holding Taylor Burge of Puxico to a second spot finish and Mason Oberkramer from Broseley finishing third.

Shawn Knuckles of Poplar Bluff returned to victory lane in the Rookie class, placing Mason Oberkramer second and Alex Case of Bardwell, Ky., third.

The beginners Yard Kart class of 6 to 8 year olds had a great time of racing with Destiney Scott of Jackson taking the feature win holding the kart of Derrick Garner of Blodgett to a second place finish, with Elijah King from Risco finishing in third.

The next SEMO Raceway event will be this Saturday with ATV's and motorcycles June 28th.

MALDEN SPEEDWAY

MALDEN -- Terry English again topped an exciting night of racing at the Malden Speedway. English picked up his second Late Model victory in as many weeks. Bart Richardson returned to victory lane in the Modified class. Paul Keena made up some serious ground to take the Hobby Stock Feature.

Johnny Houart picked up his second Pure Street feature win of 2003, and the team of Chad Dunlap and Bradley Wright took the honors in the Cruiser class.

Terry English dominated a small but strong Late Model field. Cary Conaway was set to challenge English from the outside front row, but as the racers made their initial parade laps, Conaway suffered mechanical problems and had to withdraw from the competition.

English jumped out at the start and quickly built a comfortable lead. He had built a five second lead before a caution on lap 18 for debris reset the field. Nathan Rettig and David Gibson had quite a struggle for second. Gibson took advantage on the restart to take the spot. Billy James extends his points lead with a fourth place finish. Todd Hall took fifth. Heat winners were English and Conaway.

Bart Richardson of Bradford, Tenn., led from the drop of the green to the waving of the checkered in the Modified Feature. It was Bart's third win in five starts at the track. While Richardson built a small cushion early in the race, Larry Hull, Greg King, and Tony Anglin waged a fierce battle for the second through fourth spots. On lap fourteen, King and Anglin got tangled in turn two, with Anglin suffering a spin and bringing out a caution flag.

Anglin made up a lot ground on the restart to climb back a sixth spot finish. Richardson pulled away on the restart and took the checkered flag by 3 car lengths over King. Chris Hall moved up through the field and was flying at the finish to edge Claudie Cook for third. Larry Hull held on for fifth. Heat winners were Richardson and Hull.

Paul Keena got to see the whole field in the Hobby Stock feature. Keena suffered a spin in tight racing on the second lap and was relegated to the rear of the field. Keena battled back the final 13 laps to take the checkered flag. Tony Anglin open the race in the lead, but stalled out in turn two on lap eight. This knocked Anglin out of contention for the win, but he did battle back to take sixth. Scott Tracer, Doug Moore and Keena were in a tough three way battle for the lead when a caution on lap thirteen set up a two lap dash to the finish.

Keena and Moore went under the white flag side by side and raced in tandem the final lap. Keena edged Moore by the front bumper in one of the closest finishes of the year at the Speedway. Tracer was right on their tails for third. Daniel Bassett and Mark Williams completed the top five. Heat winners were Moore and Anglin.

Paul Keena got to see the whole field in the Hobby Stock feature. Keena suffered a spin in tight racing on the second lap and was relegated to the rear of the field. Keena battled back the final 13 laps to take the checkered flag. Tony Anglin open the race in the lead, but stalled out in turn two on lap eight. This knocked Anglin out of contention for the win, but he did battle back to take sixth. Scott Tracer, Doug Moore and Keena were in a tough three way battle for the lead when a caution on lap thirteen set up a two lap dash to the finish.

Keena and Moore went under the white flag side by side and raced in tandem the final lap. Keena edged Moore by the front bumper in one of the closest finishes of the year at the Speedway. Tracer was right on their tails for third. Daniel Bassett and Mark Williams completed the top five. Heat winners were Moore and Anglin.

Johnny Houart picked up his second Pure Street feature win of 2003, his first during the points season. Although brought back to the field through four caution flags, Houart got a great jump on each restart and was never seriously challenged for the lead. Aaron Darby and Steven Cunningham put on quite a show for second, as they swapped the position back and forth throughout the race. Darby came around Cunningham on the front straight with two to go to settle the issue. Chuck Tilley and Jason Palmer rounded out the top five. Keith Vaughn gave the crowd quite a scare in a vicious roll over accident in turn three. Vaughn came out of the car stating he was okay, but he could not say the same for his M-25 car. The safety equipment did its job and Keith will race again.

Heat winners were Houart, Cunningham, and Darby. Jimmy Cornell won the B-Feature.

Chad Dunlap and Bradley Wright won an early back and forth battle with McChristian and Magouirk and went on to take their first Cruiser feature of the year. Gary Dunlap and Frankie Faulk battled through the field to take second.

Heat winners were Dunlap & Wright, and Simpson & Simpson. Upcoming events at the Speedway include a tribute to the 50th Anniversary Malden Jaycee Speedway and some of its former competitors. Sprint Car Racing will be next week also.

The Big Fourth of July Spectacular show will be highlighted by the MARS Late Models and added purse racing in other classes.

ST. FRANCOIS CO. RACEWAY

FARMINGTON -- Timmy Montgomery of Fredericktown picked up his third feature win of the season at the St. Francois County Raceway Saturday night after holding off Tommy Worley Jr. of Bismarck in the 25-lap sprint car feature to pick up the checkered flag.

Worley settled for second place with Terry Babb third, Kaley Gharst fourth and Timmy Moss fifth. They were followed by Rod Crabdree, Steve Short, Ted Adams and Marshall Skaggs.

Crabdree won the first heat with Montgomery second and Gharst third. Worley won the second heat with Bryan Matthews second and Bob Thoman third. Jason Keith won the third heat with Short second and Babb third. Montgomery won the dash with Crabdree second and Worley third.

In the Modified class, Timmy Hill captured the checkered flag in the feature with Jeff LeBaube earning second place, Adam Parmley third, #28 was fourth and Kenny Kennedy was fifth. They were followed by Mike Crader, Dan Zander, Joe Kopp, Chris Sloan and Jimmy Brayton Jr. Parmley won the first heat with Pete Koenig second and Crader third. Hill won the second heat with LeBaube second and Kennedy third.

In the Hobby Stock class, Jeremy Greenwalt of Caledonia returned to victory lane as he held off Chuck Adams for the win. Randy Forster captured third place with Chris Boyd fourth and Matt Eaton fifth. They were followed by Kasey Nations, Doug Savage, Danny Mosier, Jim Abshier and Jason Keller.

Greenwalt won the first heat with Eaton second and Keller third. Adams won the second heat with Forster second and Boyd third. Casey Barnhouse of Farmington won his first 600cc Multi feature of the season at SFCR after holding off the charge of Dustin Barks for the win. Kent Buckley was third with Conner Thompson fourth and Austin Brown fifth. They were followed by Matt Dotson, Joey Boyd, Jeremy Boyer, Tommy Boyd and Junior Ferguson.

Thompson won the first heat with Boyer second and Joey Boyd third.