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Kansas National Guard Military Appreciation Night At BriggsAuto.Com Speedway

24 Pure Stocks started last week's feature. Reed Bros. Racing Photos

Topeka, KS – For the fans of BriggsAuto.Com Speedway, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, will be the 2nd time this season they can come out and show support for our service men and women. Saturday night is Kansas National Guard Military Appreciation Night at the track.

Patrons that come into the track on Saturday night will receive an American flag, former and present military personnel will be honored during the race and military personnel with i.d. will be allowed in for absolutely FREE!

As of Saturday only 4 races remain at BriggsAuto.Com Speedway. It seems that the 2012 season just got started yesterday! In the blink of an eye it’s almost over, but it doesn’t mean that the great racing action is coming to an end before the final night of the season.

Last week a total of 115 cars checked in to do battle. By the time the final checkered flag dropped on the night, there had been 16 heat races, 4 b mains and 4 a mains. One feature event even went into overtime.

The Washburn Tech Modified division had a total of 35 cars in competition last week. It was the highest car count of the year for the class. Justin Johnson thought he had the feature won, but a late race yellow would bring out a green, white, checkered restart. During the restart Josh Everhart got the job done and overhauled Johnson for the win.

Points leader, Darron Fuqua, still maintained the points lead even though he went out early in the feature event.

Terry Schmidt dominated again in the Super 8 at Forbes Landing Factory Stock feature in route to his 12th win of the season. Schmidt has been on a roll since the 2nd night of the season, when he made his 2012 debut. Schmidt, by virtue of his win, put even more cushion to his already large points lead.

The question this week will be if Zach Henery, a four time feature winner, will be able to get back into competition after a hard wreck in his heat race last week.

For the first time in a month, Jesse Shotts drove back into victory lane in the Casey’s General Store Pure Stock division. Shotts hadn’t been into victory lane since June 30th. When Shotts is on his ‘A’ game, he is going to be tough to beat. The points leader, Randal Schiffelbein Jr., made his way from 12th to 3rd last week and ran out of laps before he could get all the way to the front. Schiffelbein has an enormous points lead with 4 races left.

The story from last week in the Pure Stocks had to be the amount of competitors. A whopping total of 24 cars started the feature event, a full field of cars! Can 24 cars make it back again this week?

Competition is the best word to describe the White Line CDL Training B Mods. Steven Goodman won his 2nd feature of the season last Saturday night. During a late race restart, Goodman took to the top spot and never relinquished it. Jake Richards, who started the race in the 6th row with Goodman, followed his starting mate to the front of the field and finished 2nd. Once we get over the first few yellows of the feature, this class puts on a great race to the checkered flag. Last week positions were being jockeyed for all over the speedway. Four wide and three wide racing can be seen a majority of the time this class is on the track.

Ethan Isaacs, the first year racer at HPT, is still the points leader in the division. Like the other leaders, he has a big cushion at the top spot.

The spectator gates open up at 5 p.m., hot laps begin at 6:15 p.m. and green flag racing starts at 7:00 p.m.

Adult tickets are $10, kids 12 and under are $5 and military personnel with an i.d. are FREE!

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