KERRY KING SCORES FIRST OF SEASON IN S.R. PETE & SONS LATE MODELS

The 20-lap S.R. Pete & Sons Super Late Model feature was a real barn burner. Ross Robinson came into the contest just 20 points ahead of Mark Pettyjohn. Robinson finished second behind Kerry King in the first heat while Pettyjohn ended up fourth adding an additional 15 points to Robinson’s lead going into the main. Nick Davis captured the second heat over Donald Lingo, Jr. who remained at 45 points back.

King started in third but at the drop of the green shot to the high groove and past both Rob Schirmer and Kevin Scott for the lead. The “Wild Child” Amanda Whaley marched from fifth to second by lap two with Austin Hubbard coming from then to third in tree circuits.

With King comfortably out front, Hubbard went to work on Whaley taking second on lap five. Whaley settled into a good battle with Nick Davis until the No. 4 went up in smoke bringing out the yellow on lap nine.

King was able to hold his advantage over Hubbard on the restart with Davis now in third and Mark Pettyjohn fourth. The yellow would come out again with five to go as Hubbard’s car locked up at the stripe and slid to a stop in the infield.

King now had Davis on his spoiler with Pettyjohn up to third, Lingo in fourth and Elliott holding off Robinson for fifth. That would be the order for the final laps as King drove a flawless race to post his first win of the season. In victory lane, King gave thanks to his family and to World of Outlaw driver Chub Frank who allowed King to travel with him and learn a lot about setting up the car. Davis was recognized in victory lane for finishing second overall to Dale Holledge in the Battle of the Bay Super Late Model Series and Robinson’s sixth place was enough to earn him his first championship at the track.

“I only slept about three hours last night,” said Robinson. “This has been a real up and down year. Destroying my primary car in the Battle of the Bay was a real set back. This car was never as good but thanks to everyone that helped it got up there.”

S.R. Pete & Son Super Late Model Finish: 1. Kerry King; 2. Nick Davis; 3. Mark Pettyjohn; 4. Donald Lingo, Jr.; 5. Ricky Elliott; 6. Ross Robinson; 7. Kevin Scott, Jr.; 8. Rob Schirmer; 9. Chad Myers; 10. Kellie Lewis; 11. Geoff Carey; 12. Bob Geiger; 13. Austin Hubbard; 14. Amanda Whaley.