Sampson goes for checkers in Super Stock 100: Denney Sets new Track Record 08/26/2012


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Sampson goes for checkers in Super Stock 100:  Denney Sets new Track Record

Kalispell, Mont.  (8-26-12)-  Race fans were dazzled last night with close, hard charging racing action in the Hornets, Flathead Beacon Bombers, Northwest Scaled Late Models, and Lucas Oil Super Stocks.  The night’s events were sponsored by the Hadwin Family and McDonalds of Kalispell.  A number of drivers were big winners last evening, but even the kids were big winners as they had a chance to ride in the stock cars during intermission and had a chance to win a number of scooters given away by McDonalds.  

Keith Sheppard has come on strong late in the season in the Hornet division.  Coming into the weekend Ryan Krause led the points by 26 over Sheppard.  To start off the night Sheppard set fast time for the Hornets.  CJ Frahm took the trophy dash win.  Sheppard edged Josh Thomas for the Heat race win.  In the main event Krause and Thomas were not able to finish the race, this allowed Sheppard to cruise to the winners circle.  With two races remaining in the 2012 season Sheppard has chipped away at Krause’s lead.  The point difference between the two is 10 points coming out of the weekend.  

In the Flathead Beacon Bomber division Chris Warburton set fast time for the night.  Troy Pilgram came away with the trophy dash win and edged Warburton to win the Heat Race.  In the main event Pilgram took the early lead holding off Warburton until lap 7.  Warburton took the lead and raced Zack Mongan.  At the end Warburton crossed the line and widened his points lead to 51 points over Mongan.  

For the first time this season the Northwest Scaled Late Models took to the track.  These drivers compete around the Northwest and Canada.  The division was formerly known as the Baby Grands.  Trayton Tarr took fast time for the class.  Troy Vandenbilche claimed the B-Dash and Nicole Behar beat out Tarr for the A-Dash.  Vandenbilche and Tarr battled in the Heat race, in the end Vandenbilche won.  In the main event the youngsters put on a show with Tarr taking the checkers followed by Behar, and Mike Hilliker.  

A new track record was set Saturday Night in the Lucas Oil Super Stock division.  Kevin Denney came out and made the best of an 11 year hiatus from racing and sat the new record of 13.574.  Denney’s sons Brock and Bryce are set to move up into the division and Kevin wanted to make sure the car could perform for his sons.  Casey Brandt took the B Dash and Micah Sampson claimed the A dash.  In the B Heat Bruce Stinger took the win and in the A heat Tyler Corpron edged Scott Lee.  Tyler Corpron wanted to shine Saturday night, but lady luck did not favor him in the main event.  Corpron led the race early for 14 laps before Micah Sampson passed for the lead.  Corpron tried to stay with Sampson, but he also had to contend with lap traffic and a very determined Adam Kinkel.  On lap 35 Corpron had mechanical problems that forced him to the pit area for the remainder of the night.  This put Sampson and Kinkel in a tight battle for the lead.  Kinkel made the pass around Sampson on lap 55 and held on until lap 68.  Sampson took the lead from Kinkel and charged ahead.  Tylor Schweigert moved to third and worked Kinkel to take over second.  In the end it was Sampson at the checkers followed by Schweigert and Kinkel.  Lucas Oil Point’s leader Brandon Sickler had his night cut short after he tangled with Corey Reum on lap 33.  Sickler continues to lead the points chase by 34 over Corpron.  

Three events are left in the 2012 racing season.  Coming up this weekend Penco Power Products and Mountain Dew present the Labor Day Spectacular featuring the Don K Hobby Stock 75, Lucas Oil Super Stocks, CHS Legends, and Bandoleros.  Time trials begin at 6pm and racing kicks off at 7pm.  For tickets and more information log onto montanaracewaypark.com, call 406-257-7223, or like us on Facebook.  

MONTANA RACEWAY PARK
AUGUST 25, 2012 RACE RESULTS
McDonald's Super Stock 100

HORNETS
FAST TIME #56 KEITH SHEPPARD - 18.027

DASH
PosNo.Name
111CJ Frahm
24Kendra Bicknell
33Dennis Galloway
414Joe Peterson

HEAT
PosNo.Name
156 Keith Sheppard
233Josh Thomas
314Joe Peterson
44Kendra Bicknell
55Ryan Krause
611CJ Frahm
73Dennis Galloway

MAIN
PosNo.Name
156 Keith Sheppard
214Joe Peterson
311CJ Frahm
44Kendra Bicknell
53Dennis Galloway
65Ryan Krause
733Josh Thomas

FLATHEAD BEACON BOMBERS
FAST TIME #31 CHRIS WARBURTON - 16.559

DASH
PosNo.Name
112Troy Pilgram
26Josh Norris
3Bill McCallum
475Cory White Jr.

HEAT
PosNo.Name
112Troy Pilgram
231Chris Warburton
3Bill McCallum
442Zack Mongan
575Cory White Jr.
6Matt Gollehon
716Ron Mitchell
837Kyle Koehler
96Josh Norris

MAIN
PosNo.Name
131Chris Warburton
242Zack Mongan
3Bill McCallum
412Troy Pilgram
575Cory White Jr.
6Matt Gollehon
716Ron Mitchell

NW SCALED LATE MODELS
FAST TIME #38 TRAYEN TARR - 14.285

B-DASH
PosNo.Name
180Troy Vandenbilche
263Sarha Jo Paque
321Robyn Abel

A-DASH
PosNo.Name
133 Nicole Behar
238Trayten Tarr
38  Mike Hilliker
4Robert Stone

HEAT
PosNo.Name
180Troy Vandenbilche
238Trayten Tarr
3Robert Stone
48  Mike Hilliker
533 Nicole Behar
663Sarha Jo Paque
721Robyn Abel

MAIN
PosNo.Name
138Trayten Tarr
233 Nicole Behar
38  Mike Hilliker
4Robert Stone
563Sarha Jo Paque
680Troy Vandenbilche
721Robyn Abel

LUCAS OIL SUPER STOCKS
FAST TIME #64 KEVIN DENNEY - 13.574 (NEW TRACK RECORD)

B-DASH
PosNo.Name
1Casey Brandt
200Chuck Swope
37xMatt McDaniel
455Cory Reum

A-DASH
PosNo.Name
17Micah Sampson
223Brandon Sickler
367Tylor Schweigert
464Kevin Denney

B-HEAT
PosNo.Name
18Bruce Stinger
2Mike  Keogh
37xMatt McDaniel
4Casey Brandt
500Chuck Swope

A-HEAT
PosNo.Name
156Tyler Corpron
272LScott Lee
323Brandon Sickler
47Micah Sampson
515Adam Kinkel
667Tylor Schweigert
764Kevin Denney

MAIN
PosNo.Name
17Micah Sampson
267Tylor Schweigert
315Adam Kinkel
48Bruce Stinger
555Cory Reum
67xMatt McDaniel
7Casey Brandt
856Tyler Corpron
923Brandon Sickler
1064Kevin Denney
11Mike  Keogh
1200Chuck Swope

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