Wendell sported a fast racecar all night at the Volunteer State speedplant, as he laid down the quickest lap in his group during the qualifying session and later won his heat race. After drawing the inside second row starting spot prior to the beginning of the 40-lap main event, Wendell passed race leader Shannon Babb in lapped traffic on lap 17 and never looked back. The Batesville, Arkansas native recorded the $10,000 payday by beating Babb, Terry English, Kent Robinson, and Jack Sullivan to the checkers! Full results and coverage from Clarksville can be viewed by clicking on www.dirtondirt.com.
“We had 10,000 good reasons to make the decision to leave Magnolia and it paid off for us,” commented Wallace after the Clarksville victory. “The car was good from the time we unloaded. We do a couple of different things setup-wise to the car at Clarksville and it seems to work pretty well there. I could race down low or through the middle, pretty much anywhere I needed to go, the car was up to the challenge. Hopefully, we can get on a little roll here and start running better in some of these bigger shows coming up!”
The #88 team will return to action from July 14-16 with events in the states of Illinois and Arkansas. On Thursday and Friday, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will sanction the inaugural running of the ‘Battle of the Beach’ at the Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois and a $20,000 top prize will be on the line. The action will quickly switch to the Northeast Arkansas Speedway in Harrisburg, Arkansas on Saturday evening for a $2,000 to win Comp Cams Super Dirt Series program. Additional information on these races can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com and www.compdirt.com.
Wendell Wallace would like to thank the following sponsors for their continued support: Triple A Diesel Service, LLC, Wincrest Farms, Mark Martin KIA, Bad Boy Mowers, C. W. Culvert, GRT Race Cars, Victory Circle by Moyer M1 Chassis, New Vision Graphics, Russell Baker Racing Engines, Garrett Racing, Delph Communications, Base Racing Fuel, BSB Manufacturing, C&S Cable Construction, Rockhard Powder Coating, Frankland Racing Supply, Sweet Mfg., and Wilwood Engineering.
You can learn more about the “Batesville Bullet” online at www.WendellWallace.com!
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