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Posted August 7th, 2018

James Kirby III Rings the Winners Bell in the Bi-Centennial 200 at Winchester Speedway


Salem, IN (August 6, 2018) – Indianapolis, Indiana’s James Kirby III didn’t have the fastest car most of Sunday’s Bi-Centennial 200 Lawrence Towing CRA Street Stocks Powered by JEGS Five Crown Series event on the famous High Banks of Winchester Speedway, he patently saved his car until it counted, taking the lead on lap 176 and cruised to the win, his second ever series victory, the first since July of 2016.

“The car didn’t really come in until the last 50 laps,” Kirby remarked in victory lane. “It was a great feeling to race my dad for the win here. I love racing at Winchester Speedway, and now I’m a Five Crown 200 lap feature winner!”

Josh Poore grabbed the early lead from his pole starting position after Allstar Performance Fast Qualifier Danny Adams drew a nine for the events inverted start. The events first caution fell on lap 38 when Baer Field Motorsports Park event winner Jake Hinton had an engine let go, he spun in his own oil and hit the turn one wall hard. Hinton was okay, but he was done for the day.

On the next restart, after an extensive cleanup of the oil on the track, Jimmy Kirby, James’s father, grabbed the lead from Poore on lap 53. Poore’s day came to an end on lap 84 with the events second caution when he made hard contact with the turn four wall, destroying the right side of his car, Poore was okay, but his day was also done.

Jimmy Kirby kept the lead on the next restart until the checkers flew for the lap 100 halfway break. At the break teams were allowed to change up to two tires and relined up by how many tires they took. Of the lead lap cars, J.J Schafer didn’t take any and Calvin Parham only took one, putting them on the front row for the second half restart.

Parham got the lead bringing Jimmy Kirby with him into second on lap 101. James Kirby restarted seventh on the second half restart, after patiently making laps and staying out of trouble the first 100. The events third caution fell on lap 105 for debris on the track.

Parham kept the lead on the next restart while James Kirby started working patiently working his way to the front. Parham and Jimmy Kirby battled for several laps with Parham keeping the lead. James Kirby started heading to the front about lap 150. He first passed his father for second, and then set his sights on leader Parham. As the two hit lap traffic, James Kirby was able to use it to his advantage passing Parham for the lead on lap 176. Kirby quickly built a good lead over the fading Parham.

The events fourth and last caution fell on lap 193 when Parham got into the front stretch wall, setting up a five lap shoot out for the win between James Kirby, father Jimmy and third place Jacob McElfresh, the Five Crown point’s leader coming into Sunday’s race.

James Kirby quickly pulled away to keep the lead at the drop of the green flag, McElfresh was able to get around Jimmy Kirby for second, but didn’t have anything for James Kirby as he cruised to the win by just over a second. Kirby collected the $3,500 first place payoff and picked up the Racers Parts Wholesale Sweet Move of the Race Award for his pass of Parham to grab the lead. With the win James Kirby has now locked himself into the Chase for the Championship, Brett Hudson is the other driver locked in with his win earlier in the season.

McElfresh finished in second and picked up the AR Bodies Cool Move of the Race Award. Jimmy Kirby would finish in third place, those three were the only cars on the lead lap.

Iowa native Mike Todd finished in fourth place three laps down. Schafer finished in fifth place six laps down. Jason Atkinson was sixth, Brian Hopkins seventh, Parham eighth, Bobby Schisler ninth and Nathan Greene tenth.

With the promotion of the Bi-Centennial celebration of Winchester and Randolph County with the event, Winchester Speedway officials paid out almost $5,000 in additional bonus money for the Sunday’s Bi-Centennial 200.

The next Lawrence Towing CRA Street Stocks event will at Anderson Speedway on Saturday, August 18th. For more information on all the CRA series go to www.cra-racing.com.

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Posted August 6th, 2018

Winchester Speedway Old Timers Weekend Race Results


August 5th, 2018

CRA Street Stocks Bicentennial 200


PLACE CAR NUMBER NAME LAPS
1 22 James Kirby III 200
2 3 Jacob McElfresh 200
3 11 Jimmy Kirby 200
4 29T Mike Todd 197
5 68 J.J. Schafer 194
6 73 Jason Atkinson 194
7 95 Brian Hopkins 194
8 21 Calvin Parham 193
9 17 BobbySchisler 186
10 54 Nathan Greene 180
11 33 Shawn Cullen 175
12 66 Justin Oberlin 174
13 22L Brian Lewis 158
14 57 Danny Adams 136
15 42 Curtis Peeples 125
16 84 Andrew Teepe 117
17 1D Brandon Tregemmbo 94
18 27 Josh Poore 86
19 9 Jake Hinton 38
20 55 Phil Jenkins 27
21 00 Brett Hudson 9
22 23 Thomas Skiles

August 5th, 2018

VCTS Knapp Supply 50 Lap Feature


PLACE CAR NUMBER NAME LAPS
1 71 Trent Grossar 50
2 27 Bo Hoelscher 50
3 18 Gary Eaton, Jr 50
4 01 David Mehl 50
5 133 Jess Drook 50
6 9T Nicholas Meade 50
7 8 Joe Jennings 49
8 82 Harvey Yoder 48
9 43L Ryan Longshore 48
10 62 Yogi Metz 46
11 5B Brett Smith 46
12 17H Bill Honius 45
13 85 Phil Iliff 42
14 07 Steve Vore 41
15 0k Kegan Goettman 41
16 9X Josh Richardson 41
17 57 Ricky Wilson 41
18 0 Tom Gossar 41
19 95 David Yoder 38
20 15J Andy Jennings 35
21 53 Tommy Dilg 31
22 69 Jeff Streigel 25
23 7 Zach Morris 23
24 33 Justin Brown 19
25 31 J.R. Vester 16
26 4 Terry Eaton, Jr 8
27 24 Austin Stoll 6
28 6 Chris Jennings 6
29 13 Mark Jennings 4
30 24T Aaron Teegarden 1
31 28 BJ Honious 1
32 7C Ron Masters

August 5th, 2018

Thundercars Sunday Feature


PLACE CAR NUMBER NAME LAPS
1 21 AJ Stewart 20
2 26 Frankie Oakes 20
3 18 Keven Rabenstein 20
4 20 Tony Stewart 20
5 36 Dale Harper 20
6 61 Jeremy threet 19
7 0 Allen Lambert 19
8 8 Brandon Burkhart 19
9 25 Andy Fine 10
10 29 Jameson Owens 2
11 82 Earl Adams 2

August 5th, 2018

Thunder Roadsters Sunday Feature


PLACE CAR NUMBER NAME LAPS
1 20 Doug Dugger 20
2 63 Chad Cory 20
3 25 Rodney Oliver 20
4 43 Bob Lemons 19
5 17 Ed Klingaman 19
6 4 Jim Albers 15
7 1 Ross Shoeller 14

August 4th, 2018

VCTS Qualifying Race #1


PLACE CAR NUMBER NAME LAPS
1 18 Gary Eaton, Jr 25
2 0 Tom Gossar 25
3 07 Steve Vore 25
4 27 Bo Hoelscher 25
5 0k Kegan Goettman 25
6 133 Jess Drook 25
7 9X Josh Richardson 25
8 01 David Mehl 25
9 57 Ricky Wilson 25
10 95 David Yoder 25
11 62 Yogi Metz 25
12 8 Joe Jennings 24
13 31 J.R. Vester 24
14 24 Austin Stoll 24
15 69 Jeff Streigel 23
16 28 BJ Honious 17
DNS 14 Joseph Jennings
DNS 85 Phil Iliff

August 4th, 2018

VCTS Qualifying Race #2


PLACE CAR NUMBER NAME LAPS
1 71 Trent Gossar 25
2 33 Justin Brown 25
3 4 Terry Eaton, Jr 25
4 7C Ron Masters 25
5 9T Nicholas Meade 25
6 15J Andy Jennings 25
7 82 Harvey Yoder 24
8 43L Ryan Longshore 23
9 24T Aaron Teegarden 23
10 53 Tommy Dilg 23
11 5B Brett Smith 23
12 13 Mark Jennings 22
13 85 Phil Iliff 20
14 7 Zach Morris 18
15 6 Chris Jennings 13
16 17H Bill Honious 8
17 92 Ryan Hoffman 1
18 67 Rob Rehm 1
DNS 72 Bobby Sanders

August 4th, 2018

Thundercars Saturday Feature


PLACE CAR NUMBER NAME LAPS
1 26 Frankie Oakes 20
2 18 Kevin Rabenstein 20
3 21 AJ Stewart 20
4 20 Tony Stewart 20
5 61 Jeremy Threet 20
6 82 Earl Adams 19
7 0 Allen Lambert 19
8 60 Jason Purtee 19
9 44 Patrick Woods 17
10 29 Jameson Owens 17
11 14 Dustin Sapp 3
DNS 24 Randy Hoppes
DNS 48 Dilon Hoppes

August 4th, 2018

Thunder Roadsters Saturday Feature


PLACE CAR NUMBER NAME LAPS
1 63 Chad Cory 20
2 20 Doug Dugger 20
3 25 Rodney Oliver 20
4 5 Greg Cory 20
5 26 Clayton Gains 19
6 24 Adam Richardson 19
7 17 Ed Klingaman 18
8 43 Bob Lemons 18
9 4 Jim Albers 15
10 1 Ross Shoeller 14

August 4th, 2018

ICAR Modifieds Modified Feature


PLACE CAR NUMBER NAME LAPS
1 13 Kyle Purvis 40
2 8 Scotty Tomasik 40
3 26 Jeff Lane 40
4 05 Greg Fullarton 40
5 5 Danny Jackson 40
6 12D Dave Nester 39
7 14 Donnie Skaggs 37
8 09 Don Skaggs 37
9 19 Steve Arnold 12
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