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Birthday Boy Marcus Thomas gets his second Sprint Car Bandit win of the season at Heart O Texas Speedway

15tMarcus Thomas was the Sprint Car Bandit feature winner. 

By Don Cook

Heart O Texas Speedway (Elm, Mott, TX)
July 12 (Friday)

Heart O Texas Speedway, in Elm Mott, TX, hosted the Melling Performance Race Weekends Across America - MDA Muscling in the Dirt event! The featured class this week was the return of the 360 c.i. Winged Sprint Car Bandits (SCB). Marcus Thomas, No. 15t, made it two HOT Sprint Car Bandits feature wins this season! Along with the Sprints, were the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Southern SportMods, IMCA Stock Cars, Street Stocks, Factory Stocks, and Jr. Limiteds. Check out all the exciting racing action and family fun from Friday night below: 


Sprint Car Bandits Feature Winner: Marcus Thomas, No. 15t, celebrated his birthday this week by picking up his second Sprint Car Bandits feature win of the season at Heart O Texas Speedway! Claud Estes III, No. 74e, had a solid second, Jeff Emerson, No. 35, settled for third, Jeremy Jones, No. 5j, was fourth and Daniel Estes, No. 72, was fifth. Blake Mallory, Junior Jenkins, Reagan Reed, Micah Baccus, and Kodey Keimig, rounded out the top ten. Dale Wester, Dalton Stevens, Colby Estes, William Eggimann, Scott Evans, Mark Zoeller, rounded out the field. Seventeen cars started the feature.

74eClaud Estes III, No. 74e, had a strong run for second. 

35Jeff Emerson, No. 35, had a top three finish.


To view a video of the Sprint feature, click below:


Modified Feature Winner: Justin Radcliff, No. 11j, picked up his second Modified feature win of the season! Chris Elliott, No. 915, was second, Kevin Green, No. 5, was third, David Goode Jr., No. 7g, was fourth and G.W. Egbert IV, No. 717, was fifth. Dwayne Grantham, Jeffrey Abbey, Dillion Tindall, Donald Banker, and Derek Scott Jr., rounded out the top ten. Eric Tomlinson, Cody Daniel, Joe Maple, Brent Gilliam, Jason Kingrey, Ricky Kizer, Raymond McFadden, Chris Morris, and William Gould rounded out the field. Nineteen cars started the feature.

To view a video of the Modified feature, click below:


SportMod Feature Winner: Jeff Shepperd, No. 17, picked up his third feature win of the season! Garett Rawls, No. 4g, was second, Brandon Geurin, No. 12, was third, Taylor Florio, No. 21t, was fourth and Damon Hammond, No. 116, was fifth. Trevor Egbert, Bobby Mercer, Westin Abbey, Gregory Muirhead, and Austin Moore, rounded out the top ten. Sixteen cars started the feature.

To view a video of the SportMod feature, click below:


Stock Car Feature Winner: Jeffey Abbey, No. 37, was your feature winner! Brandon Hood, No. 1b, was second, Westin Abbey, No. 12, was third Jason Batt, No. 9, was fourth and A.J. Dancer, No. 52, was fifth. Markiss Harcrow, Andy Roller, Mason Doherty, Travis Norman, and Buck Owens, rounded out the top ten. Fourteen cars started the feature.

To view a video of the Stock Car feature, click below:


Street Stock Feature Winner: Tommy Kirkpatrick, No. 71, was your feature winner! Brandon Hood, No. 1b, was second, Drew Garcia, No. 9g, was third, Wade White, No. 68,was fourth and Billy Rupert, No. 39b, was fifth. Kevin Smith, David Khoury, Eddie thompson, Joe Williams, Barry Gaston, and Jerry Frydrych, rounded out the field. 

To view a video of the Street Stock feature, click below:


Factory Stock Feature Winner: Westin Abbey, No. 77w, picked up his sixth feature win! Jeffrey Abbey, No. 77j, was second, Brett McMillin, No. 61, was third, Shannon Duock, No. 47, was fourth and Tommy Williams Jr., No. 151, was fifth. Melvin Kemp Jr., Ronnie Bell Jr., Grant Wollam, James Schoenrock, Jon Grobe, and Justin Van Matre, rounded out the field. 

To view a video of the Factory Stock feature, click below:


Jr. Limited Feature Winner: Trevor Cogburn, No. 601, was your feature winner! Jesse Shepperd, No. 17, was second, Kaleb Emerson, No. 35, was third, Jeff Bauser Jr., No. 710, was fourth Wyatt Sexton, No. 89, was fifth, and Hope Gaston, No. 8, was sixth. 

HOT Heats

To view a video of the HOT Heats, click below:


Melling Performance will host “Melling Race Weekends Across America” at all Contingency Connection Grassroots Tracks & Series in appreciation of their loyal racers, fans, and shops across the USA! For more information, go to: www.melling.com

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THANKS to everyone who donated to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. For more information, go to: www.mda.org


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Friday, July 19, Heart O Texas Speedway will have a full race program plus the Lone Star Dwarf Car Club! For the latest information, go to: www.heartotexasspeedway.com



Stacy Kolar is the OFFICIAL Photographer for Heart O Texas Speedway!

For all your photo needs, see Stacy at: southernsassphotos.com

To view a photo slideshow from Heart O Texas Speedway, click on the link below: 

HOT Photos


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i agree, Don does a great job.  this is why I usually use his if he was at the track.

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