Super 8 @ Forbes Landing Saturday Showdown Week 5 Prerace Notes
Racers and fans won’t have to wait long. The action returns at 7 p.m. this Saturday night, May 4, for Cisco de Mayo & Harold’s Tire Night at the races!
This is one of the best shows of the year during the Super 8 at Forbes Landing Saturday Showdown! Fun promotions and $1.00 margaritas will be flowing through the crowd.
On the track the racing action will entertain, just as it does each and every week. The Casey’s General Store Pure Stocks, White Line CDL Training B Mods, Ferrellgas Stock Cars and Washburn Tech Modifieds will all be anxious to get back out on the track.
It will have been 2 weeks since they last strapped in and battled it out for dirt track supremacy.
In the Washburn Tech Modified division Darron Fuqua drove to his 2nd consecutive win during the 2013 season. The Mayetta driver made it look easy as he rocketed to the win running away from the competition. After missing opening night, the defending champion has climbed to 4th in the standings and is just 9 points back of the current leader, Kerry Davis. During the feature last week several drivers were hindered by bad luck. After 2 straight wins Fuqua now has the ‘bulls-eye’ looming a little larger on his number #87 this week. It should be a closer race on Saturday night.
For the first time this season someone other than Terry Schmidt drove into victory lane in the Ferrell Gas Stock Car class. Steve Herrick put all the right moves together and drove to his 1st win of the season. Early in the night Herrick’s car was a little off. During the intermission break his pit crew made a few adjustments that fit Herrick’s driving style and it showed on the track.
A whopping total of 35 White Line CDL Training B Mod drivers showed up to race last Saturday night. That many drivers in one class means one thing, competition. Just to make the main event was a victory in itself. In the end Dave Samuels drove to his 2nd win in 3 races this season. Unlike his victory on opening night, Samuels had to wonder what was going on behind him all night long. Samuels would wire the field as he would lead from start to finish during the feature. In the early season points race Jake Richards, Bryan Rigsby and Samuels stand on top of the chart.
Tyler Garst is the hottest driver this season in the Super 8 at Forbes Landing Saturday Showdown. This past week Garst raced his way to a 3rd straight victory. In 2013 the young man is undefeated! His actual consecutive win streak is at 4 dating back to the last race of the season in 2012. Drivers in the Casey’s General Store Pure Stock division are getting better each and every week. Darrin Christy finished 2nd for the second consecutive week and some new drivers have been rumored to be debuting this week. As Garst’s winning streak continues, he currently sits on top of the point standings with Darren Davenport and AJ Christian right behind him.
Spectator gates will open at 5:00 p.m., hot laps will start at 6:15 p.m. and the first race will go green at 7:00 p.m.
Adult tickets are $12.00, kids 4 through 12 are $6.00 and children 3 and under are free at BriggsAuto.Com Speedway. Military personnel and veterans will be given free admission with proper identification. Discounted tickets can be purchased online at Heartland Park Topeka’s home on the world wide web, www.hpt.com.
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Top 10 Super 8 At Forbes Landing Saturday Showdown Points…
Washburn Tech Modified
1 68 Kerry Davis
2 51 Robert Shepard Odgen, KS 104
4 87 Darron Fuqua Mayetta, KS 100
5 5K Jake RICHARDS Edwardville, KS 100
6 77 Steven Bowers Jr
8 44 Jared Rogers Berryton , KS 68
9 75 Tad Davis Mt. Hope, KS 66
Ferrellgas Stock Car
1 B1 Terry Schmidt Nortonville, KS 139
2 10C Travis
3 5K Steve Herrick
4 15 Eric Weyer
5 28 Leif Weyer
6 97Z Zachary
7 12S Dustin Sievers McFarland, KS 84
8 1N1 Bob
9 37D Brad
10 01 Ronnie Moore
White Line CDL Training B Mod
1 4J Jake Richards Edwardsville, KS 138
3 72 David Samuels Tecumseh, KS 113
4 38 Nic Bennett Grain Valley, MO 98
5 5 Rusty Trimble
7 11JR Randal Schiffelbein Jr Tecumseh, KS 84
8 7M Heath Murry
9 7X Lance Lincoln
10 45 Dustin Thulin
Casey’s General Store Pure Stock
2 85 Darren
3 355 AJ Christian
4 17 Randy Kohn
5 59 Byron Glotzbach
6 54B Darrin Christy
8 40G Lafe Garst
9 90 Scott Garcia
10 391 Jim Christian