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Six different races were held at Kern County Raceway Park Saturday Night, with Shane Thompson finishing first in the Super Stock race.
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Kern County Raceway Park hosted six different divisions of racing on a cool and breezy Saturday night for their fourth round of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing in 2014, with Shane Thompson’s Super Stock win highlighting the busy night. All three tracks – the half-, quarter-, and one-eighth mile speedways – were in action.
Thompson, driving a car that didn’t even have number stickers on it when he arrived at the track, claimed the Super Stock main event. Thompson came from the back of the field twice after spinning early in the race with front end damage. Tehachapi’s Gene Fife led the opening eight laps before tangling with Thompson and handing the lead to Howie Smith.
Zack Forster took over the lead on lap 11 before Thompson was able to make the decisive pass for the win on lap 13. Thompson claimed the win ahead of Zack Forster and Howie Smith the top-three finishers.
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2013 CITGO Lubricants Late Model champion David Mayhew makes quick work of the NASCAR Pro Late Model field to take his second win of the season in a 25 lap sprint race. Mayhew took over the lead from teammate Johnny White early in the event and never looked back, with Dallas Montes coming into third.
Kern County Probation Officer Bryan Terry won the 911 Racing Series main event ahead of pening night winner Detective Josh Stephens of Shafter Police Department. The race was highlighted by a multi-car crash on lap one that eliminated Taft Police, Kern County Fire, and Kern County Sherrif. Bakersfield Police Officer Gary Carruesco finished third.
Anthony Balcazar started last on the Senior Mini Dwarf field, but charged through to make a last lap pass on Jeremy Clark to take the 25 lap Sr. Mini Dwarf main event. The win made Balcazar two-for-two on the 2014 season. 2013 champion Jerry Flippo came home in third with Andrew Orlando rounding out a closely matched top-four.
Racin Vernon held off points leader Randy Smith for the NASCAR Mini Stock victory. Terry Pettit led the opening lap of the race in a three wide duel before Vernon broke through on lap two. Stacy Evans and Eric Aldridge tangled for a pair of cautions on lap 26, that set up a four lap shootout for the win. Vernon was able to get the win over Smith with rookie driver Stacy Evans persevering to come home third.
Taft’s Bailey Thompson became another first time winner at KCRP, taking the Jr. Mini Dwarf 25 lap feature in a green-white-checkered finish. Kabe McClenny spun from a comfortable lead to set up the restart with just two laps to go. McClenny was able to snake through the field in a wild restart, to still finish second while Kercie Jung finished third.
Kern County Raceway Park continues next Saturday night with JACK FM Night including NASCAR CITGO Lubricants Late Model Twin 35s plus SRL S2 Tour Series, NASCAR Spec Mods, INEX Legends, and INEX Bandoleros.
Major marketing partners at Kern County Raceway Park include Budweiser, CITGO Lubricants, Monster Energy, Advance Beverage Company, Coca Cola, NAPA Auto Parts, DC’s RV Center, Three-Way Chevrolet, and Whelen Engineering.
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May 10, 2014 “NASCAR NIGHT” Feature Results
Kern County Raceway Park – Bakersfield, CA
NASCAR Pro Late Model – 25 laps
1) 17 David Mayhew, 2) 19 Johnny White, 3) 34 Dallas Montes, 4) 6 Donny St. Ours, 5) 99 Tim Smith 7:39.768
Super Stock – 25 laps
1) 12 Shane Thompson, 2) 28 Zack Forster, 3) 4 Howie Smith, 4) 7 Gene Fife, 5) 14 Dylan Baker, 6) 1 Perrin Koostra, 7) 84 Rich Delong III 18:39.178
NASCAR Mini Stock – 30 laps
1) 51 Racin Vernon, 2) 41 Randy Smith, 3) 22 Stacy Evans, 4) 15 Terry Pettit, 5) 7 Justin Fine, 6) 3 Rachel Fine, 7) 46 Eric Aldridge 17:39.215
911 Racing Series – 15 laps
1) 00 Bryan Terry, 2) 51 Josh Stephens, 3) 6 Gary Carruesco, 4) 8 Aaron Dow, 5) 21 Mark Miller, 6) 55 Darren Megowan, 7) 57 Ryan Greer 10:51.887
Jr. Mini Dwarf – 25 laps
1) 19 Bailey Thompson, 2) 05 Kabe McClenny, 3) 17 Kercie Jung, 4) 1 Kyleigh Forster, 5) 04 Ryley Massey, 6) 3 Cole Forster, 7) 41 Braelyn Whittington 13:04.660
Sr. Mini Dwarf – 25 laps
1) 17 Anthony Balcazar, 2) 8 Jeremy Clark, 3) 13 Jerry Flippo, 4) 11 Andrew Orlando, 5) 00 Cheyenne Flippo, 6) 92 Ryley Millard 10:37.551
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Source: Santa Clarita News