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Texas Thunder Speedway, 8/23/08

 

By J M Hallas

 

 

 

Dodge Country IMCA Modifieds

1. 707 P J Egbert**

2. 555x Joey Craig

3. 52 Ken Old

4. 20x Brian Rye

5. 107 David Goode

6. 717 G W Egbert

7. 50 Gerald Helmandollar

8. 35/37 Ben Ketteman

9. 63 Hardy Henderson

10. 066 Jason Bernal

11. 247 Bill Lecompte

12. 49 Lee Chasse

13. 93 Jacob Dunn

14. 00 Jason Hoffman

15. 126 Robert Simmerman

16. 15 Andrew Simmerman

17. 19 George Lamphere

18. 1 Keith White

19. 70 Chris Perry

20. 39t Tony Hamil

21. 78 Trevor Egbert

22. 41 Colton Monroe

23.39 Brian Schoenbaum jr

24. c4x Phil Egbert

7J Jason Batt---DNS

742 Dwayne Jones---DNS

 

 

IMCA Modified heat winners, 107 David Goode, 707 P J Egbert, 00 Jason Hoffman, 15 Andrew Simmerman

 

 

 

Danny's Transmissions IMCA Southern Sportmods

1. 1 Keith White**

2. 45 t Eric Tomlinson

3. 4$ Chris Rye

4. 48 Mitch Tierney

5. 36 Tim Foster

6. 94 Allen Torres

7. 107 David Goode jr.

8. 66 Johnny Torres

9. 44x Joe O'Bryan

10. 23 Shad Stevens

11. 10 Mike Autrey

12. 05 Ryan Anderson

 

 

IMCA SSM heat winners 1 Keith White

 

 

 

Dan Corbin & Associates IMCA Stock Cars

1. 555 Joey Craig

2. 23 Shad Stevens

3. 24d David Dunn

4. 3 Robin Rasmussen

5. 50 Matt Guillaume

6. 44x Joe O'Bryan

7. 107 Michael Walter

8. 27 Joseph Charnock

9. 84x Eric Jones**

10. 8 Buck Owens

11. 31 Chuck Hatfield

12. 712 Colton Monroe

13. 74d David Evans

 

 

IMCA Stock Car heat winners, 3 Robin Rasmussen, 24D David Dunn

 

 

 

Cleo Bay Honda Street Stocks

1. 65 Jeff Currier

2.0 Tim Carmen jr.**

3. 32 Bill Siegman

4. 63 Danny Dunn

5. 84x Eric Jones

6. 14 Ryan Ellis

7. 35 Chris Wilkinson

8 22w Justin Wierenga

9. 83 Dennis Simmons

10. 4 Ken Plonsky

11. 96v Richard Valentine

12. 19R Dean Silva

13. 555 Joey Craig

14. 007 Chuckee Nourse

15. 81 Cody Bible

16. 40 Albert Wininger jr.

17. 174x Jeff Bauser

18. u1x Keith Tuck

19. 55 Mackenzie Anderson

77 Morgan Guidry---DNS

43 Gene Burnett---DNS

2 Kevin Ashley---DNS

54 N/A---DNS

 

 

Street Stock heat winners, 83 Dennis Simmons, 96v Richard Valentine, 32 Bill Siegman

 

 

 

Budweiser Texas Twisters #1

1. 573 Billy McCloud

2. 65 Randy Doyle**

3. 23 Shad Stevens

4. 16 Aaron Headrick

5 190 T J Yagalla

6. 37 James DEane

7. 77y Kevin Yagalla

8.72 T J Jacobs

9. 2k Kevin Ashley

10. 4 Don Rea

 

Twister race #2

1. 28x Kyle Kirkes

2. 1 Jason Batt

3. 09 Stephen Wakefield

4. 180 Tony Williams

5. 66 Ernest Martinez

6.42 Jacob Wininger

7.151 Tommy Hultz

8. 21g Randall Kirkes

9. 01j Jennifer Perry

10. 555 Larry Fye

 

** denotes current points leaders

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Texas Thunder Speedway, 8/23/08

By J M Hallas

 

Killeen, Tx.,(Aug. 23rd, 2008) A regular Saturday night racing card on tap for Killeen’s Texas Thunder Speedway on the high-banked 1/4 mile. The track features IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Southern Sportmods, IMCA Stock Cars, Street Stocks and Texas Twisters.

 

The IMCA Modified field is star-studded with four former track champions, and a Southern Regional champ, P J Egbert. The IMCA Southern Sportmod class is headed by the two-time series champion, Keith White. White and P J Egbert continue to be central Texas’ dominant drivers, with similar, yet contrasting styles.

 

White, the veteran, uses a passive aggressive style, putting pressure on his competitors waiting and capitalizing on their mistakes. You rarely see White put a wheel wrong and is smooth as glass as he makes his way to the front.

 

P J Egbert on the other hand is a younger, more aggressive driver, with tons of track time. Combining track experience, and a hard on the gas philosophy, P J Egbert is usually charging to the front early, on the gas and up on the bars 1/4 corner faster than any of his challengers.

 

Is it any wonder these two fought it out to a draw in the 2003 season becoming the track’s IMCA Modified co-champions tied in feature wins and points.

 

 

Egbert Eliminates Competition and Doubts

After having his winning streak snapped, and giving up a couple wins, Copperas Cove’s P J Egbert has regained momentum in his chase for the IMCA Modified National title. After a catching a lucky break for the win at Heart o’ Texas Speedway Friday night, P J proved he was still the man at Texas Thunder, coming from mid-pack to grab the lead at halfway, and cruise on the another victory.

 

 

Jacob Dunn beat South Texas Speedway, IMCA Modified track champion, Brian Rye out of turn 2 for the lead, with Joey Craig grabbing second. Craig moved in on Dunn and gave it a look on lap 2, but Dunn held the point. Andrew Simmerman got past Rye on lap 3 for third while Dunn and Craig were wheel to wheel for the lead. David Goode slid high in turn 1 and spun to bring out the caution on lap 5. A. Simmerman tangled with the lapped car of Lee Chasse after the yellow.

 

 

On the restart, Craig fought to hold off Rye for second while P J Egbert worked his way up to fourth. P J Egbert then picked off Rye for third, while Craig was again challenging Dunn for the lead. It was now Dunn, Craig and P J Egbert in an all out fight for the lead. Some contact was made with Craig getting the lead and P J Egbert getting second. Dunn tried to fight back on P J Egbert, but Egbert held him off and got along side Craig for the lead.

 

 

At halfway it P J Egbert, Craig, Dunn, Rye and Ken Old in the top five. Rye snagged third from Dunn on that lap, followed by Old to fourth on lap 11. The two Simmerman’s, Andrew and Robert tangled on lap 12 with both sliding into the infield and not bringing out a yellow. P J Egbert was inching away from Craig, while third through eighth was battling and swapping positions in traffic.

 

 

Ben Ketteman, in a borrowed ride from Wayne Walker, battled side by side with Dunn for fifth until Dunn broke an axle collecting Ketteman. Ketteman was forced to pit with a flat right rear. On the restart, P J Egbert got a good jump on Craig, while Old got by Rye for third. With two to go, G W Egbert moved in on Goode running wheel to wheel for fifth. As the white waved, P J Egbert had a comfortable margin on Craig as he rolled on for another win in the Egbert Motorsports, Greg May Chevrolet, Phils Motorsports, D&D Cabinets, Pro Image Graphics, Lingo Race Engines, Hoffman Chassis.

 

 

“Anytime you pull on the track you go as hard as you can for the win,” replied Egbert. “We’re just so fortunate for the year that we’ve had. We going to keep our heads up and go on the way we are. Some night’s some of the other guys shined. It was their turn over me”

 

 

“In all the years I’ve been racing, I think the IMCA Stock Car helped me the most in getting my rhythm and groove here. You have to have the momentum. I’ve just rolled that over into the Modified and try to carry my speed.”

 

 

“We’re headed up to Boone for Super Nationals with pretty much the same set up. Our game plan is to just make the show. That would be just like winning to us. My cousin, Trevor and I are going for sure. G W hasn’t decided yet, but he’ll probably end up going too.”

 

 

Dodge Country IMCA Modifieds

1. 707 P J Egbert**

2. 555x Joey Craig

3. 52 Ken Old

4. 20x Brian Rye

5. 107 David Goode

6. 717 G W Egbert

7. 50 Gerald Helmandollar

8. 35/37 Ben Ketteman

9. 63 Hardy Henderson

10. 066 Jason Bernal

11. 247 Bill Lecompte

12. 49 Lee Chasse

13. 93 Jacob Dunn

14. 00 Jason Hoffman

15. 126 Robert Simmerman

16. 15 Andrew Simmerman

17. 19 George Lamphere

18. 1 Keith White

19. 70 Chris Perry

20. 39t Tony Hamil

21. 78 Trevor Egbert

22. 41 Colton Monroe

23.39 Brian Schoenbaum jr

24. c4x Phil Egbert

7J Jason Batt---DNS

742 Dwayne Jones---DNS

 

 

 

IMCA Modified heat winners, 107 David Goode, 707 P J Egbert, 00 Jason Hoffman, 15 Andrew Simmerman

 

 

 

White Wheels to Another Win

Academy’s Keith White took another step in recapturing his IMCA Southern Sportmod crown as he bagged another Texas Thunder Speedway win, after a win Friday night at Heart O’ Texas Speedway. White wasted little time getting by early leader Eric Tomlinson on lap 3 and never looked back as he charged to the checkers.

 

 

Tomlinson came out of row 2 to get the lead as green waved on the 15-lap IMCA SSM main, followed by White up to second. Johnny Torres got by Ryan Anderson for third on lap 1. White got along side Tomlinson on lap 2 and after a brief side by side run, took the top spot on lap 3. Allen Torres got by Tim Foster and Anderson for after some contact in turn 1. Anderson then quarter-paneled A. Torres in turn 3 sending him around to bring out a yellow. Anderson was sent to the pits, while A. Torres pitted for repairs.

 

 

Back under green, White got a big jump on Tomlinson and J. Torres, but Mike Autrey got turned around in turn 3 to bring the yellow back out. Once back to racing Tomlinson was fighting to hold off J. Torres for second as White motored away. In the pack, A. Torres, Shad Stevens and Joe O’Bryan were trying three wide for seventh.

 

 

At the mid point it was White, Tomlinson, J. Torres, Chris Rye and Foster rounding out the top five. Mitch Tierney got by Foster on lap 8 for fifth. With five to go, White was gone, while Tierney was closing in on Rye. J. Torres began to slow on lap 12, with Rye and Tierney both going by his wounded car. J. Torres continued to give up spots in the final laps. Up front it was the two-time IMCA SSM champion, White, in the Tracy’s Auto Sales, Braka Operating, All-Tex Cabling, Belton Metals, Tubbs Paint & Body, Amsoil, Big Chief Chassis notching another victory.

 

 

“Winning never get’s routine,” commented White. “You want to go out and win every night. I haven’t had many years like I’ve had at Killeen this year. We shoot to win every night, that’s for sure.”

 

 

“We’ll be at the IMCA Southern Sportmod Nationals, and ready to go. Hopefully we can bring home a win there too. We thought about taking the Modified to Boone, but that’s a long way to drive when we can run in Waco for the same money.”

 

 

“With our points lead, we’ve tried a few new things on the car. One or two have worked, most of them didn’t. We’re back to pretty close to how we’ve raced all year. The car is real close, and real fast. We don’t venture off too much.”

 

“I’m not sure how many races I have left, but we’ve got our thirty wins in. All I have to is take care my track championships now. Hopefully (Chase) Jupe can stay ahead of Jeff(Turner) at Kennedale Speedway Park. We went up there last weekend and won our heat race, but had trouble in the feature. We took the big mod, and won in that, so that was good.”

 

 

Danny's Transmissions IMCA Southern Sportmods

1. 1 Keith White**

2. 45 t Eric Tomlinson

3. 4$ Chris Rye

4. 48 Mitch Tierney

5. 36 Tim Foster

6. 94 Allen Torres

7. 107 David Goode jr.

8. 66 Johnny Torres

9. 44x Joe O'Bryan

10. 23 Shad Stevens

11. 10 Mike Autrey

12. 05 Ryan Anderson

 

 

IMCA SSM heat winners 1 Keith White

 

 

 

 

IMCA Stock Cars

The 13-car, 15-lap IMCA Stock Car feature saw Joey Craig jump out front, with Joe O’Bryan and Robin Rasmussen falling into second and third. Michael Walter got turned around on lap 1 collecting Eric Jones. On the restart, Rasmussen and Shad Stevens got by O’Bryan. For the next three laps Rasmussen and Stevens ran side by side for second, while O’Bryan and David Dunn were door to door for fourth.

 

 

Stevens finally grabbed the spot on lap 5, with Dunn filling in the low groove beside Rasmussen.

At halfway it was Craig, Stevens, Dunn, Rasmussen and O’Bryan in the top five. With five to go Craig had about a full straight advantage on Stevens, while Matt Guillome and Walter closed in on O’Bryan for fifth. Walter snuck by Guillome in that fight to take sixth. With two to go, Rasmussen, O’Bryan, Walter and Guillome caught a lap car that shook up positions coming to the checkers. At the head of the pack, Craig in the Lil Rich’s Limousines, Extreme Cleaning, Action Towing, Chevy easily took the checkers.

 

 

Dan Corbin & Associates IMCA Stock Cars

1. 555 Joey Craig

2. 23 Shad Stevens

3. 24d David Dunn

4. 3 Robin Rasmussen

5. 50 Matt Guillaume

6. 44x Joe O'Bryan

7. 107 Michael Walter

8. 27 Joseph Charnock

9. 84x Eric Jones**

10. 8 Buck Owens

11. 31 Chuck Hatfield

12. 712 Colton Monroe

13. 74d David Evans

 

 

IMCA Stock Car heat winners, 3 Robin Rasmussen, 24D David Dunn

 

 

 

Texas Twisters

The first Texas Twister feature saw the top ten cars in points inverted. Billy McCloud beat Don Rea into turn 1 for the lead on the first lap. Shad Stevens and James Deane got by a slowing Rea on lap 2 for second and third. T J Yagalla and Randy Doyle made their way to the front getting by Deane on lap 4 for third and fourth.

 

 

Doyle got past T J Yagalla on lap 9 and began to run down Stevens, while Aaron Headrick got fourth from T J Yagalla. Doyle and Stevens ran side by side on laps 10 and 11 with Doyle finally securing the spot on lap 12. Out front McCloud was cruising to the win in the Heart o’ Texas Federal Credit Union, Caruthers, Burney’s Bar & Grill, American Legion Post #573, Elite Automotive sponsored car.

 

 

Budweiser Texas Twisters #1

1. 573 Billy McCloud

2. 65 Randy Doyle**

3. 23 Shad Stevens

4. 16 Aaron Headrick

5 190 T J Yagalla

6. 37 James DEane

7. 77y Kevin Yagalla

8.72 T J Jacobs

9. 2k Kevin Ashley

10. 4 Don Rea

 

 

 

Randall Kirkes got the lead early in the second Texas Twister feature, with Kyle Kirkes in second. Ernest Martinez and Steven Wakefield caught the Kirkes’ on lap 2. R. Kirkes spun after contact with Wakefield, giving K. Kirkes the lead on lap 4.

 

 

Coming from the back, in the ride-a-long auction car, was Jason Batt with passenger Joan Jones, Eric Jones mother. Batt got by Tony Williams on lap 5 and was looking for a way around Wakefield on lap 7. Batt and Wakefield were side by side on lap 9, with Batt getting the spot on lap 10. K. Kirkes was slowed by a lapped car allowing Batt and Wakefield to cut his lead in half. On the final lap Batt and Wakefield swapped second, while K. Kirkes in the Lloyds Remodeling, Big “S” Construction car was taking the checkers.

 

 

Twister race #2

1. 28x Kyle Kirkes

2. 1 Jason Batt

3. 09 Stephen Wakefield

4. 180 Tony Williams

5. 66 Ernest Martinez

6.42 Jacob Wininger

7.151 Tommy Hultz

8. 21g Randall Kirkes

9. 01j Jennifer Perry

10. 555 Larry Fye

 

 

 

 

Street Stocks

Joey Craig and Jeff Bauser paced the 19-car starting field to green for the 15-lap feature event. Craig was first into turn 1 with the lead while Bauser struggled for control after contact. Bauser got loose on lap 1 stacking up Dennis Simmons, Chris Wilkinson and Jeff Courier, who got hung up together sliding to the infield. On the restart, Keith Tuck stopped in turn 4 trying to make it to the pits to bring yellow back out on lap 2. Simmons and Bauser pitted from the top five under caution.

 

 

Once back to green, Craig and Danny Dunn got away clean, while Chuckee Nourse, Courier and Ryan Ellis battled for third. Courier got the spot on lap 4, with Eric Jones and Tim Carmen jr. joining the fight, now for fourth. Nourse, Jones and Ellis were almost three wide on the back stretch, but Jones backed out in turn 3. Courier got by Dunn for second on lap 7, while Carmen and Ellis were side by side for fifth. Dunn’s car faltered on lap 8 scattering Carmen, Bill Siegman, Nourse, Ellis and Jones.

 

 

Carmen worked his way past Dunn on lap 9 for third, followed by Siegman to fourth a lap later. Up front Courier had run down Craig and got the top spot on lap 11. Carmen and Siegman both got by Craig, with the top three now nose to tail for the lead. Carmen gave it his best shot on the last lap but came up a bit short as Courier in the Dan’s Auto Care, Camaro took the victory.

 

 

Cleo Bay Honda Street Stocks

1. 65 Jeff Currier

2.0 Tim Carmen jr.**

3. 32 Bill Siegman

4. 63 Danny Dunn

5. 84x Eric Jones

6. 14 Ryan Ellis

7. 35 Chris Wilkinson

8 22w Justin Wierenga

9. 83 Dennis Simmons

10. 4 Ken Plonsky

11. 96v Richard Valentine

12. 19R Dean Silva

13. 555 Joey Craig

14. 007 Chuckee Nourse

15. 81 Cody Bible

16. 40 Albert Wininger jr.

17. 174x Jeff Bauser

18. u1x Keith Tuck

19. 55 Mackenzie Anderson

77 Morgan Guidry---DNS

43 Gene Burnett---DNS

2 Kevin Ashley---DNS

54 N/A---DNS

 

 

Street Stock heat winners, 83 Dennis Simmons, 96v Richard Valentine, 32 Bill Siegman

 

 

** denotes current points leaders

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