Malden, Missouri (08/27/11) – Rodney Melvin stormed past Wendell Wallace late in the 35 lap feature to claim his first career COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) win on Saturday night at Malden Speedway (Malden, Missouri).
Twenty-seven Super Late Models entered the $2,000-to-win event for the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series on Saturday night, and Wendell Wallace looked to be an odds-on-favorite to claim his second tour win in as many nights by claiming the JFR Graphics Pole Position for the main event. Wallace was joined on the front row by Dewaine Hottinger, and it would the #88 entry of Wallace who took control of the lead at the drop of the green flag.
As Wallace enjoyed a comfortable advantage throughout the first half of the event there was a storm brewing behind him as sixth starting, Rodney Melvin was on the move as he was working his way to the front of the pack. As the race neared it’s late stages Melvin would move into the second spot as he set his sights on the leader, and on lap 29 he would drive past Wallace to claim the top spot.
Melvin would go on to lead the final 6 laps on his way to the win, which came over Wallace, Todd Hall, Jon Mitchell, and Jeff Floyd. Rounding out positions six through ten were Brandon Smith, Dane Dacus, Dewaine Hottinger, Kyle Beard, and Allen Murray
The Rocket Chassis First Heat was won by Dane Dacus with Wendell Wallace winning the RacingJunk.com Second Heat Race, while Dewaine Hottinger won the Woodco, Inc. Third Heat Race, and Jon Mitchell scored the win in the Racing Head Service Fourth Heat Race.
The twin Boston’s Sports Bar & Restaurant B-mains were topped by Thomas Dacus and Austin Rettig.
Current point’s leader, Brandon Smith received the Larry Shaw Race Cars Hard Charger Award for advancing from his 12th starting spot to a 6th place finish.
The Quarter Master Hard Luck Award went to Keith Lawson.
The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series will now take a one week break before heading to Northeast Arkansas Speedway (Harrisburg, Arkansas) on September 9th-10th for the 1st Annual Rockabilly 50. For more information on the facility, please visit www.NEASpeedway.com.
The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series is sponsored by and would like to thank all of their sponsors including- COMP Cams, Hoosier Racing Tires, Kuntz & Company, RacingJunk.com, Larry Shaw Race Cars, Quarter Master, GRT Race Cars, Rocket Chassis, Woodco, Inc., JFR Graphics, RiceTec, ROCKHARD Powdercoat, Inc., Mark Martin Auto Group , NEA Supergas, MSR Mafia.com Marketing Services, Tobacco Town Inc., Racing Head Service, Boomland, BSB Manufacturing, Five Star Bodies, Boston’s Restaurant and Sports Bar Pizza, speedliquidators.com, Schoenfeld Headers, Powerhouse Products, and FSR Racing Products.
For the latest information on the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series, please visit www.COMPDirt.com .
COMP Cams Super Dirt Series – August 27th, 2011
Malden Speedway (Malden, MO)
1. Rodney Melvin (Benton, IL)
2. Wendell Wallace (Batesville, AR)
3. Todd Hall (Charleston, MO)
4. Jon Mitchell (Texarkana, TX)
5. Jeff Floyd (Walnut Ridge, AR)
6. Brandon Smith (Floral, AR)
7. Dane Dacus (Lakeland, TN)
8. Dewaine Hottinger (Russellville, AR)
9. Kyle Beard (Trumann, AR)
10. Allen Murray (San Antonio, TX)
11. Jamie Dacus (Lakeland, TN)
12. Curtis Cook (Conway, AR)
13. Austin Rettig (Sikeston, MO)
14. Brian Wolfmeier (House Springs, MO)
15. Joey Mack (Benton, MO)
16. Ian Samuals (Trumann, AR)
17. Thomas Dacus (Lakeland, TN)
18. Shane Harris (Sheridan, AR)
19. Jon Kirby (Russellville, AR)
20. Jeff Sloan (East Prairie, MO))
DNS: Jamie Robards, Jeff McGhee, Kyle Berry, Keith Lawson, Lane Cullum, Scott Bell, Robby Moore
Rocket Chassis Heat Race #1 Winner: Dane Dacus
RacingJunk.com Heat Race #2 Winner: Wendell Wallace
Woodco, Inc. Heat Race #3 Winner: Dewaine Hottinger
Racing Head Service Heat Race #4 Winner: Jon Mitchell
Boston’s Sports Bar & Restaurants B-Main Winners: Thomas Dacus, Austin Rettig
GRT Race Cars Bonus Winner:
JFR Graphics Pole Sitter: Wendell Wallace
Quarter Master Hard Luck Award: Keith Lawson
Larry Shaw Race Cars Hard Charger: Brandon Smith (12th-6th)
COMP Cams Top Performer: Rodney Melvin
Leaders: Wendell Wallace (1-28), Rodney Melvin (29-35)