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TPS at CCMS results and race report, 5/29/04

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Texas Pro Sedans huge success at C.C. Motor SpeedwayBy: Neil Upchurch, Texas Pro Sedans – Race Director


Corpus Christi, Texas -- The Texas Pro Sedans series celebrated their return to Corpus Christi for the first time in nine years by contesting one of the closest TPS races in nine years.



The TPS touring series visited C.C. Motor Speedway for the first of three 2004 races on Saturday night, May 29th. The 17 Texas Pro Sedans played to a very large grandstand crowd with sixteen cars taking the green flag for the 30 lap TPS feature race.


The Texas Pro Sedans event consisted of 2 laps of Qualifying Time Trials which saw a new CCMS/TPS track record posted by Lalo Leal of Corpus Christi. Leal turned a 15.560 second lap in his Ford Mustang edging five time TPS Champion Bill LaBarge of Bryan, who’s best lap was 15.570 in his BMW.


In the 30 Lap Feature Race, Leal took the lead over LaBarge on the green flag. The two veteran TPS drivers dueled with their fast four cylinder stock cars for the entire race. The event was slowed twice by yellow caution periods for a one car spin and a second yellow for front straight-a-way debris. Following TPS rules, yellow flag laps were not scored to assure spectator a full, 30 lap green flag race.


Lalo Leal won the TPS race by a mere .75 seconds over the runner-up Bill LaBarge.


A total of seven Texas Pro Sedan drivers completed the race on the lead lap. Recording 30 laps was Sergio Hexsel of San Antonio with a 3rd place in his VW Scirocco. Fourth went to Randy Larsen of Wimberley in his VW Karmen Ghia. Fifth was won by Mike Knotts of Universal City in his #48 VW Scirocco. Former TPS Champion Donnie Moore of Hutto was 6th in the George Merrell VW Scirocco. Rounding out first seven drivers was Jamie Garner of San Antonio in his 2001 VW Sedan.


The TPS Championship Point Standings were re-arranged with Lalo Leal and Bill LaBarge now tied at 47 points. Donnie Moore is third with 45 points.


The next Texas Pro Sedans race will be held at San Antonio Speedway on Saturday night, June 5.


For more TPS information, log onto TexasProSedans.com.


Official Texas Pro Sedan results at Corpus Christi Motor Speedway, 5/29/04


Position, Car Number, Name and Hometown, Car and Engine CC, Qual Time and Laps completed


1 26 LALO LEAL Corpus Christi Ford Mustang 2338 15.560 30

2 27 BILL LaBARGE Bryan BMW 2085 15.570 30

3 20 SERGIO HEXSEL San Antonio VW Scirocco 2041 16.130 30

4 50 RANDY LARSEN Wimberley VW Karmen Ghia 2275 16.460 30

5 48 MIKE KNOTTS Universal City VW Scirocco 1648 16.050 30

6 70 T DONNIE MOORE Hutto VW Scirocco 1710 16.380 30

7 33 JAMIE GARNER San Antonio 2001 VW Sedan 1984 tdq 30

8 7 JESSE SANDOVAL Corpus Christi Ford Pinto 2338 17.510 29

9 99 r RONALD DeLEON Corpus Christi Ford Mustang 2338 17.010 28

10 88 NELLIE KELLEY Corpus Christi Ford Mustang 2338 17.890 28

11 66 r ARIEL ARREDONDO Corpus Christi Ford Probe 2338 16.380 28

12 18 r LANNY YOUNG Kingsland VW Sedan 2180 17.530 27

13 72 CANDY HOGAN Cedar Park VW Sedan 1915 17.720 26

14 8 r PETE ARCE Corpus Christi VW Rabbit PU 1780 17.980 26

15 29 r RICO GUITERREZ Corpus Christi Ford Mustang 2338 18.220 26

16 38 DAVE PARKS San Antonio Datsun 510 1800 17.920 26

17 54 GREG WOOD San Antonio VW Rabbit 1648 dnt dns

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