Friday, November 24, 2017

Karrick Becomes 9th Different Mod Winner At BriggsAuto.Com Speedway

Tim Karrick wins his 1st feature of the season at BriggsAuto.Com Speedway. Reed Bros. Racing Photos

Topeka, KS – For some drivers it was a heart breaking night and for other drivers it was pure jubilation!

Tim Karrick happened to be on the side of jubilation at the end of the Washburn Tech Modified feature.

Karrick has been racing regularly at BriggsAuto.Com Speedway for more than a month now. It’s a track that he has been working on getting a handle on. 2012 has been a good season for the driver from Basehor, but heading into Saturday night he was win less at Heartland Park. After the main event on Saturday night, he can check that problem off the list. Karrick rolled to an easy win after some odd episode on the track.

At the outset of the feature it was Cody Agler racing out into the lead. Karrick would keep pace in 2nd. The two Skyrocket Chassis drivers would continue this way for a large majority of the race. That was until they came up on lapped traffic.

Agler led the field into turn 1 as he was coming up on the lapped car of John Kampsen. The portion of the track that Kampsen was occupying happened to also be the preferred line of the leader, Agler. In between turns 1 and 2, Agler ran up on the back off Kampsen getting into his rear bumper. In doing so, Kampsen would spin and the yellow would come out. Track officials deemed that Agler had been part of the caution with Kampsen and was sent to the rear of the field. This handed the lead over to Karrick.

Karrick, who was fast from the beginning of the night, didn’t need any help. Once at the front of the pack he would go away with the feature on the way to victory. A piece of validation for the modified driver who has been trying to get a handle on his short track set-up.

Steven Bowers Jr. celebrated a runner up finish, points leader, Darron Fuqua, finished in the 3rd spot, 4th went to Jake Richards and rounding out the top 5 was Josh Everhart.

3x Factory Stock feature winner, Zach Henery. Reed Bros. Racing Photos

The heart break story of the night happened in the Super 8 at Forbes Landing Factory Stock division.

Terry Schmidt, the points leader in the division, started on the pole position with the 2nd place driver in points, Steve Herrick, starting on the outside of the front row. It was a matchup the fans were wanting to see. Especially since Zach Henery was going to be starting right behind them in row #2.

The race got off to an auspicious start. A yellow would bunch the field up. Schmidt was the leader and Henery and Herrick were chomping at the bit to get the race back underway. Once back under green Henery, Schmidt and Herrick tightened up at the front. At one point the three drove into turn 1. Contact was made between Henery and Schmidt. In turn the contact pushed Schmidt up into Herrick. Henery would take the lead, Schmidt would hold on to 2nd and Herrick would lose the most ground and fall to 3rd.

The top 3 would complete another lap before heading back into turn 3 again. This time Schmidt was trying to run down Henery. As he dove to the bottom of the track, Herrick made a banzai move that landed him on top of the left rear of Schmidt’s car. Other cars were also wrapped up in this on track altercation, that appeared to be deliberate move on Herrick’s part. Neither Schmidt or Herrick would be able to continue. Herrick would be disqualified from the event and Schmidt’s car was too damaged to continue. A bad ending to a race that had the promise of being one of the better races of the year.

After the dust settled, nobody had anything for Henery. The 3x feature winner in 2012 had his car dialed in from the beginning of the feature. The win, coupled with Herricks DQ, allowed Henery to move into the 2nd place in the points standings behind Schimidt.

Brandon Crockett made the most of his short time at HPT finishing 2nd, 3rd went to James King, it was another top 5 finish for Frank Jaynes in 4th and Carl Boyette finished in the 5th spot.

Randal Schiffelbein Jr. logs win #7on the record books. Reed Bros. Racing Photos.

It was a hard fought battle in the Casey’s General Store Pure Stock main event. The battle shaped up between the two drivers with the most wins on the season, Randal Schiffelbein Jr. and Jesse Shotts. Shotts would hold the lead in the early half of the race. Schiffelbein would make his move for the lead from the bottom groove on the track. It was the right choice as he ran past Shotts for the top spot.

Shotts was not going to give up anytime soon. He kept pace with Schiffelbein until the white flag lap. Going into turn 1 on the last lap, Shotts went for broke. He drove in deeper than the laps before and unfortunately for Shotts, the tires broke loose and he would spin out. It was all the advantage that Schiffelbein would need to speed off to the win.

It was his 7th win of the season and 4th consecutive win at BriggsAuto.Com Speedway. The win meant that he would also pad his division leading point total in the Pure Stocks.

Tyler Garst finished with another top 5 in 2nd, Lafe Garst followed in 3rd, 4th was Darren Davenport and 5th went to Tyler Hinrichs.

Jeremy Chambers finished with his 2nd win of the season at HPT. Reed Bros Racing Photos

Jeremy Chambers joined some elite company on Saturday night at Heartland Park. In winning the White Line CDL Training B Mod feature, Chambers, joins Mike Higley and Lucas Isaacs as the only other multiple feature winners in the class.

Chambers worked his dry-slick magic on the competition as he started 10th in the A main before going on to win. It was on the high side of the track where Chambers excelled. Most drivers were using the extreme bottom line to get to the front. Not Chambers. He was driving his B Mod in deeper than most on the high side and his car was reacting positively to the tactic. Chambers worked his way by the early leader, Curtis Dreasher, on the high side. The lead would continue to expand for Chambers until the checkered flag was dropped on the field.

Dreasher held on to finish 2nd, Lucas Isaacs, the two time winner, stopped in the 3rd spot, 4th was Brian Murphy and Nic Bennett came home in the 5th position.

The Super Saturday Showdown Series continues with race #16 next Saturday night, Aug. 4, 20012.

For more information log on to www.hpt.com.

Modified – Feature
Start Finish Car No Driver Hometown
4 1 1K Tim Karrick Basehor, KS
7 2 77 Steven Bowers Jr Topeka, KS
9 3 87 Darron Fuqua Topeka, KS
8 4 5J Jake Richards Edwardville, KS
2 5 21J Josh Everhart Burlingame, KS
6 6 68 Kerry Davis Parkville, MO
3 7 66T Tyler Schmidt Easton, KS
10 8 69 Ryan Phillips Osage City, KS
5 9 04 Jay Bailey Lyndon, KS
19 10 11H Jim Hernandez Jr Topeka, KS
15 11 51 Robert Shepard Odgen, KS
12 12 30 Dalton Kirk Edgerton, KS
18 13 7D7 Kyle Covert Topeka, KS
1 14 77A Cody Agler Emporia, KS
16 15 22 Bill Robison Topeka, KS
21 16 05 Tom Grist Topeka, KS
17 17 7D Danny Holt Topeka, KS
13 18 28X John Kampson Meriden, KS
11 19 97 Dustin Boney Gowler, KS
14 20 44 Jared Rogers Berryton , KS
20 21 32 Todd Wichman St Marys, KS

Pure Stock – Feature
Start Finish Car No Driver Hometown
5 1 11JR Randal Schiffelbein Jr Tecumseh, KS
11 2 53T Tyler Garst Topeka, KS
6 3 40G Lafe Garst Topeka, KS
8 4 85 Darren Davenport Tecumseh, KS
4 5 25 Tyler Hinrichs Americus, KS
16 6 59 Byron Glotzbach Topeka, KS
2 7 18 Dylan McDonald Topeka, KS
13 8 83 Alan Mattox Tecumseh, KS
10 9 8JR David McLaughlin Jr Topeka, KS
3 10 17 Randy Kohn Topeka, KS
17 11 5X Barry Richardson Topeka, KS
15 12 74C Colton Miller Topeka, KS
1 13 97 Jesse Shotts Topeka, KS
18 14 66 David Ginter Topeka, KS
9 15 4J Terry Henkensiefken Topeka, KS
14 16 90 Scott Garcia Topeka, KS
19 17 7SI Josiah Birkinsha Atchison, KS DNS
7 18 355 AJ Christian Topeka, KS DNS
12 19 391 Jim Christian Topeka, KS DNS

B-Mod – Feature
Start Finish Car No Driver Hometown
10 1 17 Jeremy Chambers Parsons, KS
1 2 C4 Curtis Dreasher Hoyt, KS
4 3 6 Lucas Isaacs Bonner Springs, KS
3 4 1M Brian Murphy Topeka, KS
9 5 38X Nic Bennett Grain Valley, MO
21 6 2 Mike Eisenhut Topeka, KS
7 7 29 Trevor Mohn Topeka, KS
15 8 77 Dylan Whitehead Topeka, KS
22 9 09X Rick Dreasher Hoyt, KS
17 10 9S Devin Stock Topeka, KS
5 11 12 Bryan Rigsby Topeka, KS
19 12 14T Anthony Tanner Topeka, KS
13 13 X1 Tracy Schaefer Topeka, KS
24 14 55A John Davis Vassar, KS
23 15 7M Heath Murry Tonganoxie, KS
11 16 23B Bryce Roberts Spring Hill, KS
8 17 45 Dustin Thulin Topeka, KS
16 18 38 Tim Thompson Topeka , KS
2 19 14E RJ Edwards Meriden, KS
6 20 53 Terry Bivins Lebo, KS
14 21 66 Ethan Isaacs Bonner Springs, KS
12 22 00 Marty Grist Topeka, KS
20 23 68R Donny Guilbault Topeka, KS
18 24 72 David Samuels Tecumseh, KS

Factory Stock – Feature
Start Finish Car No Driver Hometown
3 1 97Z Zachary Henery Topeka, KS
4 2 98 Brandon Crockett Atchison, KS
5 3 60K James King Americus, KS
7 4 07 Frank Jaynes Bulingame, KS
8 5 7 Carl Boyette Ozawkie, KS
10 6 24 Tyson Young Americus, KS
9 7 1N1 Bob Troutwine Topeka, KS
12 8 12S Dustin Sievers McFarland, KS
6 9 19 Bill Munsen Atchison, KS
14 10 5H Ronnie Moore Overbrook, KS
13 11 333 Alfred Benson Jr Topeka, KS
11 12 111 Abdul Chatoo Eudora, KS
1 13 B1 Terry Schmidt Nortonville, KS
2 14 5K Steve Herrick Topeka, KS DQ

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