Sunday, November 19, 2017

The Super 8 at Forbes Landing Saturday Showdown Ready To Go This Saturday Night

Jake Richards, pictured in his Modified, is currently leading the points in the B Mod class and he's 5th in the Modifieds! Reed Bros. Racing Photos

Jake Richards, pictured in his Modified, is currently leading the points in the B Mod class and he’s 5th in the Modifieds! Reed Bros. Racing Photos

Topeka, KS – Things seem to be changing a lot lately. Gas Prices, grocery prices and the weather are just a few things that come to mind. BriggsAuto.Com Speedway doesn’t change from week to week. The drivers of the Super 8 at Forbes Landing Saturday Showdown provide the area dirt track fans with exciting entertainment each and every race night. This Saturday night, April 27, all 4 divisions will be back in action, beginning at 7 p.m., for Toshiba Business Solutions Night at the races.

Not only do fans get to see great racing at the track, but they know that the races will start on time, each event is run in a timely fashion and the fans in attendance feel like they are part of the show.

Last Saturday night the temps were down, but the racing action on the track was hotter than ever!

In the Washburn Tech Modified division Darron Fuqua drove to his 2nd consecutive win during the 2013 season. The Mayetta driver made it look easy as he rocketed to the win running away from the competition. After missing opening night, the defending champion has climbed to 4th in the standings and is just 9 points back of the current leader, Kerry Davis. During the feature last week several drivers were hindered by bad luck. After 2 straight wins Fuqua now has the ‘bulls-eye’ looming a little larger on his number #87 this week. It should be a closer race on Saturday night.

For the first time this season someone other than Terry Schmidt drove into victory lane in the Ferrell Gas Stock Car class. Steve Herrick put all the right moves together and drove to his 1st win of the season. Early in the night Herrick’s car was a little off. During the intermission break his pit crew made a few adjustments that fit Herrick’s driving style and it showed on the track. Iowa driver, Brad Deery, made it close in the end, but Herrick was just too strong. Even though Schmidt didn’t win last week, he finished in the top 5 and maintained his early season points lead in the division.

A whopping total of 35 White Line CDL Training B Mod drivers showed up to race last Saturday night. That many drivers in one class means one thing, competition. Just to make the main event was a victory in itself. In the end Dave Samuels drove to his 2nd win in 3 races this season. Unlike his victory on opening night, Samuels had to wonder what was going on behind him all night long. Samuels would wire the field as he would lead from start to finish during the feature. In the early season points race Jake Richards, Bryan Rigsby and Samuels stand on top of the chart.

Tyler Garst is the hottest driver this season in the Super 8 at Forbes Landing Saturday Showdown. This past week Garst raced his way to a 3rd straight victory. In 2013 the young man is undefeated! His actual consecutive win streak is at 4 dating back to the last race of the season in 2012. Drivers in the Casey’s General Store Pure Stock division are getting better each and every week. Darrin Christy finished 2nd for the second consecutive week and some new drivers have been rumored to be debuting this week. As Garst’s winning streak continues, he currently sits on top of the point standings with Darren Davenport and AJ Christian right behind him.

Spectator gates will open at 5:00 p.m., hot laps will start at 6:15 p.m. and the first race will go green at 7:00 p.m.

Adult tickets are $12.00, kids 4 through 12 are $6.00 and children 3 and under are free at BriggsAuto.Com Speedway. Military personnel and veterans will be given free admission with proper identification. Discounted tickets can be purchased online at Heartland Park Topeka’s home on the world wide web, www.hpt.com.

Heartland Park Topeka is a multipurpose racing facility that hosts a wide variety entertaining events featuring an NHRA Drag Racing National event. Heartland Park Topeka has also hosted the ADRL, Pinks All Out, World of Outlaws, USAC Sprint and Midgets, demolition derby’s, monster truck shows, motorcycle racing, Jr. Dragsters, car shows, bracket racing, drifting, road racing, concerts, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing event and much more. Diversity helps Heartland Park Topeka provide race fans with the best possible experience.

Keep up to date by following Heartland Park Topeka at http://www.hpt.com on the world wide web.

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