Lebanon’s Kris Jackson returned to the Midway Speedway Saturday Night and showed he hasn’t forgot the fast way around the Lebanon Dirt-track oval. Ballinger who started on the front row was a rocket ship in the early stages as Jackson who started tonight back in row 5 was wasting no time in heading to the front.Jackson was able to close ground as caution waved on lap 7 when newcomer Terry Kick spun around along with Brian Myers,Michael Jones,and Tony Moore.On the restart, Ballinger was still holding strong,but fell to problems 2 laps later and pulled into the pits. From there the Lebanon charger recorded his 2nd points win of the season and third this year at Miday. Following Jackson to the finish was DeWayne Hobbs,Michael Jones,Tony Fincher and Tony Moore.
Factory Stock point leader Tim Petty played a patient racing scheme tonight as he grabbed the lead over onts runer-up Bob Gustin on lap 11 to capture his third win of the season. Brandon Waters grabbed the opening lead from his front row pole spot over Dylan Keepper as Gustin wasted no time in moving to the front. Gustin and Waters kept things close early but then Dylan Keepper moved around Waters to take over second place. This battle lasted 3 laps when Petty shot to the runner-up position and closed on leader Gustin.On lap 11,Petty grabbed the lead as Gustin came back strong.Petty was able to place some distance in the closing laps to secure his win while the race for third place was a see-saw affair.Dylan Keeper was able to bring the car home third as defending champion Tyson Troutman got around Waters to grab 4th place as Waters fel to 5th.
Current Midwest Modified point leader Sam Petty has had a banner season racking up several winsbut alomst let the feature get away Saturday Night.Travis Hill took the opening lead on lap 1,but Petty came roraring to the front the following lap.Petty had opened a huge lead over Hill, but on the last lap spun around doing a complete 360 allowing Hill to close quickly.Petty got back on the throttle and took yet another feature win tonight as Hill continus his strong showings with another runner-up spot. Rookie Bily Pearce,Jamie Petty and Keith Cheever rounded out the top 5.
The Pure Stocks also featured a first time winner as rookie Caleb Starnes turned around his mis fortune of last weeks disqualification. The Lebanon rookie grabbed the lead at the halfway mark of the feature and held off defending champion matt young to take his first ever big car division win. With point leader Rob White on vacation the Pures were letting it all hng out tonight.Tyler Schoen and his ride along money waved their way to lead the opening 6 laps as Starnes the former go-kart racer stayed close. On lap 7,the youngster shot to the lead as Matt Young was making ground up. Schoen tried several times to get back around Starnes,but tonight Caleb was to strong as young made a last lap pass on Schoen.Follwing Starnes to victory was Young,Schoen,Jim Alexstates and Stacye Francis.
The Street Stock feature event had former front runner Dusty Rhoades of Lebanon in the number 1 car tonight as joe Francis was back in his 32. Rhoades shot to the opening lead with Matt Darnell following. on lap 2,Lebanon’s Brandon Henderson moved into second place as last weeks winner Mark Simon was picking his way forward in the Station Wagon. Henderson took the lead on lap 4 from Rhoades,but 1 lap later the Buffalo veteran made his move to secure the win as Henderson secured a runner-up spot with Rhoades,Karla Lampe and Darnell in the top 5.
Racing action continues next Saturday night with racing at 7:30.
Saturday Night July 21st and Sunday July 22nd the Speedway will host a different type of horsepower as for the 1st time ever in Lebanon Chuck Wagon Races will be held with over 40 different teams competing in one on one timed events.
More information is available at WWW.LebanonMidwaySpeedway.Com
Factory Stocks-1-Tim Petty 2-Bob Gustin 3-Dylan Keepper 4-Tyson Troutman 5-Brandon Waters 6-Mike Murzynsk 7-Mark Simon 8-Josh Lewis 9-Tony Fincher
1st Ht-1-Waters 2-Gustin 3-Troutman 4-Lewis 5-Fincher
2nd Ht-1-Simon 2-Keepper 3-Petty 4-Murzynski
B Modifieds-1-Kris Jackson 2-DeWayne Hobbs 3-Michael Jones 4-Tony Fincher 5-Tony Moore 6-Brian Myers 7-Terry Kick 8-Tim Ballinger 9-Bill Schaar 10-Ted Ballinger
1st Ht-1-Jackson 2-Moore 3-Myers 4-Fincher 5-Schaar
2nd Ht-1-Hobbs 2-Ted Ballinger 3-Jones 4-Tim Ballinger 5-Kick
Pure Stocks-1-Caleb Starnes 2-Matt Young 3-Tyler Schoen 4-Jim Alexstates 5-Stacye Francis 6-Scott Lampe
1st Ht-1-Starnes 2-Young 3-Schoen 4-Lampe 5-Francis 6-Alexstates
Midwest Modifieds-1-Sam Petty 2-Travis Hill 3-Billy Pearce 4-Jamie Petty 5-Keith Cheever 6-Dusty Rhoades
1st Ht-1-S Petty 2-J Petty 3-Hill 4-Pearce 5-Cheever 6-Rhoades
Street Stocks-1-Mark Simon 2-Brandon Henderson 3-Dusty Rhoades 4-Scott Lampe 5-Matt Darnell 6-Adam Lowrance 7-Joe Francis
1st Ht-1-Simon 2-Henderson 3-Lampe 4-Rhoades 5-Darnell 6-Lowrance 7-Francis