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Champions reign on Salina Speedway

By DUSTY WIEGERT

Special to The Hays Daily News

SALINA, Kan. -- With ninety-six cars in the pit area racing for the Salina Speedway's 2013 season kicked off on a special Saturday night edition on April 13th.

For two of last year's Champions victory would be reached, giving them a solid start in defending their titles.

Last year's Friesen Chevrolet Late Models presented by M&H Motors Champion Delbert Smith was one of those as he drew the pole and drove to a distant win while piloting a 604 crate motor for the first time. The battle amongst the rest of the top five was a wild one with Darrick Klima claiming the second spot at the line, with Justin Kinderknecht third, and Jimmy Segraves in fourth. Smith and Chris Kratzer won the heat races.

Joe Cleveland also captured the win following a Championship in the Belleville Motorsports IMCA Modifieds. Cleveland made short work of the field at the start of the feature, going from fifth to first nearly instantly. He then held off a late charge by Danny Morrison Jr. for the win. Morrison finished second with Brian Knoell edging out Rodger Peck by inches for third. Cleveland, Brandon Blochlinger, and Knoell won the heat races.

No stranger to victory lane, Tyler Frye took home an easy win on opening night for the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Northern SportMods. Frye took advantage of a third place redraw starting spot to capture the loot, followed by Austin Carter, Seth Schroer, and Adam Patch. Schroer, Kurtis Pihl, and Josh Rice won the heat races.

Corbin Pickerill kicked off the 2013 campaign for the Auto House Mod Lites with a big win. Pickerill shot to the lead from the outside pole and never relinqueshed it. Tyler Bradshaw settled for second with Danny Morrison Jr. third and Brandon Gray fourth. Gray and Morrison won the heat races.

The biggest car count of the night went to the Budweiser IMCA Hobby Stocks with twenty-three and the top two spots were captured by Nebraska invaders who sorted out those positions in the closing laps. Shane Sleazak looked to be on his way to a feature win until Roy Armstrong used a final restart to seal the deal for victory. Slezak finished second with Mike Traskowsky third, and Brian Stich fourth. Slezak, Jacob Harms, and Stich won the heat races.

Russell Roberg picked up where he left off last year with a dominating feature win in the T&R Dirt Construction Mini Stocks. Rookie Chris Dittrick started dead last to run to second at the end, followed by Dallas Dunn, and TJ Eidet. Brian Dunsworth and Roberg won the heat races.

Racing goes back to Friday nights starting April 19th when the Late Models, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Northern SportMods, Mod Lites, IMCA Hobby Stocks, and Mini Stocks return to action.

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Mini Stocks - A Feature

Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points

1 5 7R Russell Roberg Salina , Ks 40.00

2 10 48EX Chris Dittrick Galva , Ks 39.00

3 7 31DD Dallas Dunn Salina , Ks 38.00

4 8 33 T. J. Eidet Beverly , Ks 37.00

5 3 55S Stephanie Boardman Galva , Ks 36.00

6 4 15E Elliott May Lyons , Ks 35.00

7 6 30JR Dawson Bradford Salina , Ks 34.00

8 1 1 Stacey Huffman Salina , Ks 33.00 DNF

9 2 72 Tracy Montague Salina , Ks 32.00 DNF

10 9 3X Brian Dunsworth Hutchinson , Ks 31.00 DNF

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Hobby Stocks - A Feature

Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points

1 9 6R Roy Armstrong Beatrice , Ne 40.00

2 2 6A Shane Slezak Lincoln , Ne 39.00

3 11 23 Mike Traskowsky Woodbine , Ks 38.00

4 3 21 Brian Stitch Topeka , Ks 37.00

5 8 88B Pete Beaumont Concordia , Ks 36.00

6 16 27 Tommy Fose Ellis , Ks 35.00

7 18 17J Wayne Juenemann Salina , Ks 34.00

8 13 71 Jason Caldwell Salina , Ks 33.00

9 7 31M Aaron Mcbride Barnard , Ks 32.00

10 20 58L Lucas Louder Russell , Ks 31.00

11 17 151 Darren Norbert Salina , Ks 30.00

12 14 7 Lee Horky Fairbury , Ne 29.00 DNF

13 23 83 Tommy Shomaker Salina , Ks 28.00 DNF

14 6 6J Jacob Harms Beatrice , Ne 27.00 DNF

15 21 72D Duane Mcanarney Salina , Ks 26.00 DNF

16 15 18 John Steele Salina , Ks 25.00 DNF

17 4 2 Ron Rouse Salina , Ks 24.00 DNF

18 19 1K Chase Kado Salina , Ks 23.00 DNF

19 5 1X G. W. Fuller Tescott , Ks 22.00 DNF

20 22 44 Bill Rogers Minneapolis , Ks 21.00 DNF

21 1 22 Dennis Berry Salina , Ks 20.00 DNS

22 10 39 Jake Hedlund Mcpherson , Ks 19.00 DNS

23 12 1 Derek Fralin Beatrice , Ne 18.00 DNS

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Sport Mods - A Feature

Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points

1 3 55 Tyler Frye Belleville , Ks 40.00

2 4 63C Austin Carter Beloit , Ks 39.00

3 5 15 Seth Schroer Strong City, Ks 38.00

4 9 19P Adam Patch Holton , Ks 37.00

5 7 8J Josh Rice Minneapolis , Ks 36.00

6 8 J1 Jacob Schmutz Junction City, Ks 35.00

7 1 7 Mark Franklin Salina , Ks 34.00

8 11 3K Kurtis Pihl Falun , Ks 33.00

9 12 33D Brenden Damon Great Bend, Ks 32.00

10 16 53 Alex Johnson Minneapolis , Ks 31.00

11 19 69C Tim Mcburney Salina , Ks 30.00

12 15 21S Jeremy Sigler Great Bend, Ks 29.00 DNF

13 10 12 Tyler Post Salina , Ks 28.00 DNF

14 13 C4 Chris Humphries Salina , Ks 27.00 DNF

15 20 51 Brandon Belvill Concordia , Ks 26.00 DNF

16 2 23 Fred Traskowsky Herington , Ks 25.00 DNF

17 18 18 Jeff Olson Salina , Ks 24.00 DNF

18 6 11J Jesse Levin Salina , Ks 23.00 DNF

19 14 38C Cole Emerson Assaria , Ks 22.00 DNS

20 17 25C William Cammarn Abilene , Ks 21.00 DNS

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Modifieds - A Feature

Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points

1 5 2 Joe Cleveland Delphos , Ks 40.00

2 3 14M Danny Morrison Jr. Bennington , Ks 39.00

3 8 B6 Brian Knoell Falun , Ks 38.00

4 6 12 Rodger Peck Minneapolis , Ks 37.00

5 2 25P Mike Petersilie Hoisington , Ks 36.00

6 11 93 Jeremy Massey Park City, Ks 35.00

7 16 11C Craig Colgin Canton , Ks 34.00

8 1 59W Jeff Welsh Abilene , Ks 33.00

9 7 22B Brian Casey Hutchinson , Ks 32.00

10 12 819 Shannon Johnson Salina , Ks 31.00

11 14 01X Beau Davis Cheney , Ks 30.00

12 17 47 Barry Maupin Lucus , Ks 29.00

13 9 M111 Tommy Miller Hutchinson , Ks 28.00

14 10 93B Brandon Massey Valley Center, Ks 27.00

15 15 24 Corey Lagroon Salina , Ks 26.00 DNF

16 13 12C Clint Smith Hutchinson , Ks 25.00 DNF

17 4 9 Brandon Blochlinger Concordia , Ks 24.00 DNF

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Mod Lites - A Feature

Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points

1 2 83 Corbin Pickerill Salina , Ks 40.00

2 1 15B Tyler Bradshaw Gypsum , Ks 39.00

3 10 14M Danny Morrison Jr. Bennington , Ks 38.00

4 7 48B Brandon Gray Salina , Ks 37.00

5 6 21 Bud Lee Salina , Ks 36.00

6 3 B55 Brian Davidson Bennington , Ks 35.00

7 5 01Z Nick Watts Wichita , Ks 34.00

8 12 1J Jake Swisher Assaria , Ks 33.00

9 9 28G Justin Kinderknecht Salina , Ks 32.00 DNF

10 4 19 Ryan Ayers Salina , Ks 31.00 DNF

11 8 3 Dustin Forsberg Bel Aire, Ks 30.00 DNF

12 13 57 Karmon Kindall Salina , Ks 29.00 DNF

13 11 08X Chris Unruh Galva , Ks 28.00 DNF

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Late Models - A Feature

Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points

1 1 92 Delbert Smith Wichita , Ks 40.00

2 5 92K Darrick Klima Belleville , Ks 39.00

3 2 1JR Justin Kinderknecht Salina , Ks 38.00

4 12 3 Jimmy Segraves Wichita , Ks 37.00

5 6 12G Ryan Grit New Cambria, Ks 36.00

6 8 85J Joseph Leonard Gibbon , Ne 35.00

7 3 194 Scott Phillips Salina , Ks 34.00

8 4 2RS Randy Reynolds Harrisonville , Mo 33.00

9 10 53T Larry Sutton Beloit , Ks 32.00

10 11 92S Daniel Smith Wichita , Ks 31.00

11 9 81 Doug Sieh Wichita , Ks 30.00 DNF

12 13 15 Alan Reinert Downs , Ks 29.00 DNF

13 7 55 Chris Kratzer Wichita , Ks 0.00 DQ

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