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Wells takes first place in Super Pro class at Sikeston Drag Strip

Friday, March 30, 2007

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Sikeston Drag Strip owner Ray Poirer congratulates Super Pro winner Jeremy Wells.
SIKESTON -- Here are the result from Saturday's action at the Sikeston Drag Strip.

Junior Dragster Class

1st Place -- Cydnie Wiggins Kevil KY DI -- 8.55 ET -- 8.896 MPH -- 65.03 RT - .531

2nd Place -- Karley Wray Kevil KY BROKE ON START LINE

Trophy Class

1st Place -- Willard Klein Poplar Bluff DI -- 10.78 ET -- 11.044 MPH -- 60.72 RT -- 1.115

2nd Place -- Mike Shaak Cape Girardeau DI -- 8.75 ET -- 9.576 MPH -- 79.51 RT - .000

ET Class

1st Place -- Nike Thomas St. Louis DI -- 6.94 ET -- 6.991 MPH -- 93.53 RT - .

551

2nd Place -- Gib Yates Marble Hill DI -- 10.85 ET -- 10.918 MPH -- 65.89 RT - .560

Pro Class

1st Place -- Scotty Vaughn DuQuoin IL DI -- 6.55 ET -- 6.560 MPH -- 100.24 RT - .509

2nd Place -- Tony Jacques Campbell MO DI -- 6.22 ET -- 6.218 MPH -- 108.17 RT - .560

As we were winding the night down and many drivers were loading up to go home, we came to the Pro Class final, which featured one of the perennial top-of-the-class drivers in the Pro Class, Tony Jacques. Tony has finished in the top half of the points several times, coming close to winning on a few occasions.

His opponent for the night was Scotty Vaughn.

Scotty has not raced at Sikeston in several years and in the time between visits, acquired a new race car, but was still just as tough of a driver.

This was setting up to be a great final. Scotty got just over three-tenths of a second spot and cut a near-perfect .509 light.

Tony was unable to better the light and it looked as if this was Scotty's all the way.

At the finish line, however, Tony made a move that looked to put him in the winner's circle, however, he broke out by a tiny margin (only two-

thousandths of a second, that's quicker than the blink of an eye!) giving Scotty Vaughn the victory. What a great way to make a return to the track! Congratulations to Scotty Vaughn on his Pro Class victory.

Super Pro Class

1st Place -- Jeremy Wells Marble Hill DI -- 5.41 ET -- 5.435 MPH -- 124.93 RT - .

501

2nd Place -- William Wilson Arcadia DI -- 5.47 ET -- 5.490 MPH -- 130.43 RT - .

514

The final race of the night pitted one of the younger drivers in the Super Pro Class, Jeremy Wells, against one of the toughest drivers over the past couple years, William Wilson.

Last year, William won several races in a row and was picked by many to be the Super Pro Points Champion.

Jeremy, who has had a bout with car troubles, was able to get things together and was back in top driving form once again, making this out to be a barn-

burner of a final.

The cars were matched pretty evenly in their times, with William getting a small spot by just six-hundredths of a second.

As the lights came down, both cars launched with Jeremy's light being nearly perfect. The cars were close to even; this was an extremely close final.

At the end it looked as if Jeremy was ahead and as they crossed, he was able to hold off William and take the victory by just eight-thousandths of a second.

Congratulations to Jeremy Wells on his Super Pro Class victory.