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TAMS at CCMS recap and results, 7/3/04

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Beddoe Takes Win at Corpus Christi Motor Speedway



#18 Bruce Beddoe of Robstown, TX took all honors at Corpus Christi Motor Speedway Saturday night by winning the race, setting fast time & new track record with a 13.94, taking over points lead and earning the Hard Charger Award for advancing the most positions. #87 Lawrence Mikulencak was 2nd fast with a 14.01 followed by #71 Joey Heinaman with a 14.05 rounding out the top three qualifiers.


Beddoe would draw a 6 for the invert putting #23 Jeff Smith on the pole. Jeff Smith would take the lead for the first 2 laps before #25 Larry Smith would make the pass to lead for the next 6 laps with #87 Lawrence Mikulencak following a close 2nd. On lap 10, Mikulencak would take the lead for the next 16 laps.


The only caution of the night came when #81 David Machen cut a right front tire going into turn 1 that would collect the leader Mikulencak & 2nd place Larry Smith putting all three out of the race.


This would give the lead to #48 Chris Swenson at the green on lap 27. Swenson would lead for 2 laps until Heinaman would take the lead for the next 12 laps. By this time, Beddoe had moved up to a close 2nd behind Heinaman. On lap 42 Beddoe made the pass to take the lead from Heinaman. Beddoe would lead the last 8 laps to take the checkered flag for his 1st win of the 2004 season. Heinaman finished 2nd with Swenson, Jeff Smith & #5 Jerry Schild rounding out the top 5.


Beddoe’s strong finish moved him into the points lead by 6 points over Joey Heinaman in 2nd and 25 points over Chris Swenson in 3rd.


Congratulations to all the TAMS drivers for putting on an exciting & action packed race despite the low car count this holiday weekend. The next race will be at Thunder Hill Raceway on July 10th 2004.

See you at the races!!!!


Official Results showing finishing postion, car number, name, hometown, laps completed, qual time and money earned


1 18 Bruce Beddoe Robstown, TX 50 13.94 $1,000.00

2 71 Joey Heinaman Corpus Christi, TX 50 14.05 $600.00

3 48 Chris Swenson Comfort, TX 50 14.25 $450.00

4 23 Jeff Smith La Vernia, TX 50 14.37 $350.00

5 5 Jerry Schild Katy, TX 50 14.39 $300.00

6 91 Steve Grantz Aransas Pass, TX 50 14.42 $250.00

7 97 John Witzsche Corpus Christi, TX 50 14.68 $200.00

8 47 Jimbo Myers Corpus Christi, TX 48 14.74 $150.00

9 38 David Schury Corpus Christi, TX 48 14.98 $125.00

10 70 Milton Krauss Bulverde, TX 44 15.45 $125.00

11 87 Lawrence Mikulencak Corpus Christi, TX 26 14.01 $125.00

12 25 Larry Smith Corpus Christi, TX 26 14.18 $125.00

13 81 David Machen Austin, TX 26 14.51 $125.00

14 20 Matt Gardner Corpus Christi, TX DNS 15.50

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