Friday, January 19, 2018

Dean Wray Does It Again At I-35 Speedway!

Dean Wray wins another Factory Stock feature. – PictureMeRacing.Com

Winston, Mo (9-29-12)-Championship usually leads to great racing because everybody is at the top their game to prove they belong at the top. This year was no different.

The IMCA Stock Cars had first shot at entertaining the crowd. Jon Boller Jr and Dean Wray started on the front row. Since the track opened in 1994 Wray has been nearly impossible to beat when he starts on the front row. Tonight proved the same outcome. Boller stayed right with Wray and even challenged for a handful of laps, but Wray got away. Boller had to fend off challenges from behind, but only had one strong challenge from Joe Zadina, who came from the final starting spot. Zadina flew into third by the mid point of the feature. Contact in turns one and two sent
Boller through the infield and back to fifth. Zadina proceeded to run down Wray. “Crewser” John Crews had picked his way to battle for third. Zadina just couldn’t run down Wray, who added another win to his tally for the season. Zadina finished second. Crews has been coming on strong late in the season and finished third with Dixon close behind in fourth. Boller dropped to fifth but knew all he had to do to secure the points championship was finish in the top 10. So he settled into fifth where he finished and won the track championship. Zadina went from 15th to 2nd to
win the hard charger award.

Next up were the Grand Nationals. Bud Wilson and Travis Walker led the field to
green. Wilson wrestled the lead away from Walker. Nick Newton, making his first
appearance in a Grand National at I-35 Speedway, quickly moved up to battle Walker
for second. Wilson would get a flat right rear for the second straight week and
handed the lead to Newton. Newton went on to get the win. Chad Clancy worked his
way up from the back to finish second. Walker held on to third while Austin Johnson
fought to finish fourth. Jim Peeler was fifth. Wilson had a comfortable lead going
into the feature and just by completing a lap won the championship. Clancy won the
hard charger award.
The IMCA SportMod class had Randy Ainsworth and Brad Whitney on the front row. Two
veterans that know their way around a race track. Ainsworth has been quietly strong
all year long, but tonight he wasn’t quiet about anything on the track. Midway
through the feature he got a heavy dose of Jeremy Pittsenbarger flying around the
outside. The outside went away and opened the door for Eddie Schwope Jr to move
into second. Doug Keller, who has won the last two features, was looking for the
first place battle but just couldn’t get to Ainsworth and Schwope’s bumpers.
Schwope fought into the lead with just a lap to go, but Ainsworth powered back door
to door. Coming out of the turn four to the checkered they were door to door and
at the line, Ainsworth found just enough bite to beat Schwope by less than a foot.
Keller finished third. Pittsenbarger and Whitney were 4th and 5th. Ainsworth was
the points leader so winning guaranteed him the championship. Caleb Dennis is
becoming the most regular hard charger as he moved from 18th to 9th.
The IMCA Hobby Stock feature had Eric Stanton and Mich Ross on the front row.
Stanton jumped into the lead with Ross keeping pace for about five laps. Stanton
then started pulling away to go on and win. Ross was comfortably in second where he
finished. Alex Anderson, Eddie Ingram and Anthony Fletchall rounded out the top
five. Stanton added to his points total which in turn gave him the championship.
Tyson Overton started last and was the only driver to gain more than one position
from his starting spot, so Overton was the hard charger.
The IMCA Modified class entered the track for the final feature of the night. Cory
Wray and Jason Estes occupied the front row. One attempt at the green flag saw Wray
quickly jump to the lead and try to get away from the field, but a yellow prevented
that. Back to the original restart and second attempt saw Estes jump out to the
lead. Wray would drift back a couple spots early. Estes kept the lead but Blake
Peeler showed his power on the outside and took the lead. Darren Shaw followed
Peeler into second. Peeler held the lead for several laps with Shaw only a couple
car lengths back. With just a handful of laps left Peeler rounded turns three and
four but lost traction right in the middle of the corner, Shaw flew around the
outside and on to the win. Peeler held on for second. Wray, at one point, had
slipped way back but found his way to a third place finish. Jim Hopkins looked very
good for the second straight week finishing fourth. Steven Glenn had worked his way
up to battle at the front early in the feature but drifted to a fifth place finish
by the checkered flag. Wray led Estes by several points and went on to win his
second straight IMCA Modified championship at I-35 Speedway. Shaw also gained 5
spots in the feature to be the hard charger.
This Saturday, October 6th is the finale of the 2012 racing season at I-35 Speedway
with the Show-Me Spectacular featuring the SportMods, Stocks, and Hobby Stocks. Be
sure to visit for the Show-Me Spectacular information. Gates
open at 4:00 pm with racing at 7:00 pm.
Dirt Trackin at its Best at I-35 Speedway.
IMCA Stock Cars – A Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 2 77 Dean Wray Jamesport , Mo 40.00
2 15 3 Joe Zadina – 39.00
3 9 12C John Crews Polo , Mo 38.00
4 3 88 Jeff Dixon Jamesport , Mo 37.00
5 1 20X Jon Boller Jr Saint Joseph, Mo 36.00
6 10 11T Bennie Turner Ii Smithville , Mo 35.00
7 4 6X Greg Keuhn Trenton , Mo 34.00
8 5 20 Gene Stigall Winston , Mo 33.00
9 11 94X Josh Steele St. Joseph, Mo 32.00
10 7 14X Jon Boller Iii St. Joseph, Mo 31.00
11 12 186C Richard Moulton Altamont , Mo 30.00
12 6 4D Shawn Lee Spickard , Mo 29.00
13 8 417 Kevin Anderson Kansas City, Mo 28.00
14 14 2 David Powell Kearney , Mo 27.00
15 13 69 Cody Clark Yorktown , Ia 26.00
More Results

IMCA Modifieds – A Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 6 11 Darren Shaw Lathrop , Mo 40.00
2 4 292 Blake Peeler Trimble , Mo 39.00
3 1 69N Cory Wray Jamesport , Mo 38.00
4 7 71H Jim Hopkins Rayville , Mo 37.00
5 5 26S Steven Glenn Hamilton , Mo 36.00
6 2 99.7 Jason Estes Winston , Mo 35.00
7 10 46 Jj Baumli Lathrop , Mo 34.00
8 11 10 Johnny Mcginnis Hardin , Mo 33.00
9 3 96C Jim Cameron Cameron , Mo 32.00
10 13 26 Randy Smith Hamilton , Mo 31.00
11 8 2H John Hanson Stewartsville , Mo 30.00
12 12 54 Buz Kaster Kansas City, Ks 29.00
13 9 19 P.j. Conger Saint Joseph, Mo 28.00
More Results

IMCA Sport Mods – A Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 1 57 Randy Ainsworth Excelsior Springs, Mo 40.00
2 7 91 Eddie Swope – 39.00
3 6 7 Doug Keller St. Joseph, Mo 38.00
4 3 32P Jeremy Pittsenbarger Cameron , Mo 37.00
5 2 X3 Brad Whitney Trenton , Mo 36.00
6 5 15B Wes Bestgen Osborn , Mo 35.00
7 9 27S Chad Shaw Trimble , Mo 34.00
8 15 25 Scotty Grenier Cameron , Mo 33.00
9 18 11 Caleb Dennis Meadville , Mo 32.00
10 16 54 Lynn Starry Excelsior Springs, Mo 31.00
11 20 6A Leroy Cameron Cameron , Mo 30.00
12 17 60 Brady Sensenich Chillothe , Mo 29.00
13 14 44H Bud Wilson Trenton , Mo 28.00
14 4 52M Dustin Miller Pattonsburg , Mo 27.00
15 10 33S Ben Stockton Kansas City, Mo 26.00
16 12 73 Truman Asher St. Joseph, Mo 25.00
17 11 37 Anthony Asher St. Joseph, Mo 24.00
18 8 27 Arron Duvall Kirksville , Mo 23.00
19 21 17A Monty Cook St. Joseph, Mo 22.00
20 13 22B Mitch Booher Bethany , M 21.00
21 19 52J Josh Barnes Cameron , Mo 20.00 DNS
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Grand Nationals – A Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 4 18 Nick Newton Kansas City, Ks 50.00
2 7 04 Chad Clancy Smithville , Mo 48.00
3 2 71 Travis Walker Cameron , Mo 46.00
4 3 98 Austin Johnson Kansas City, Mo 44.00
5 5 I35 Jim Peeler Milan , Mo 42.00
6 6 60 James Glackmin – 40.00
7 8 44F Thomas Roberts Kidder , Mo 38.00
8 1 97 Bud Wilson Trenton , Mo 36.00
More Results

IMCA Hobby Stock – A Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 1 7B Eric Stanton Hartford , Ia 40.00
2 2 34 Mich Ross Maysville , Mo 39.00
3 4 55A Alex Anderson Spickard , Mo 38.00
4 5 54 Eddie Ingram – 37.00
5 3 29 Anthony Fletchall Grant City, Mo 36.00
6 7 21H Billie Hoover Stewartsville , Mo 35.00
7 9 42T Tyson Overton Carlislo , Ia 34.00
8 6 83 David Truskett Cowgill , Mo 33.00
9 8 X9A Alexis Whitney Trenton , Mo 32.00
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