Super 8 At Forbes Landing Saturday Showdown Continues…
Topeka, KS – The Super 8 at Forbes Landing Saturday Showdown continues this week on Saturday, June 8, at 7 p.m. at BriggsAuto.Com Speedway located at Heartland Park Topeka.
It doesn’t get any better than great racing when you roll the stars and cars out of the Super 8 at Forbes Landing Saturday Showdown.
The first 6 races of the season are in the books and there are a ton of races left in the 2013 season, but fans won’t want to miss a single lap of action. Goals, dreams and aspirations will either be met or blown out of the sky on a weekly basis.
In the Washburn Tech Modified division the season to date has belonged to Darron Fuqua. The defending, two-time, track champion has started off the season red hot! After missing the opening night of the season, Fuqua has set off an unbelievable 5 race win streak. Not only has Fuqua won 5 feature events. He has won every race that he has been in during the season. That’s right, he hasn’t lost a heat race or a feature.
The competition in the Modified class is starting to get restless. Each week the drivers are going home and doing their homework, trying to figure out how to get faster. This in turn is guaranteeing fans that they will see some awesome racing action in a couple of weeks.
A wide open class is the Ferrellgas Stock Cars.
After 6 races this season there have been 4 different winners celebrate in victory lane after the races. This class has been so wide open it’s not uncommon to see 3 and 4 wide racing, last lap victories and several different winners.
Steve Herrick sprinted to his 2nd feature win of 2013 last week. In the last two weeks of racing Herrick has worked his way into the points lead and is looking for his 1st track championship. Herrick has been a long time racer in the class and would like nothing more than to win a championship.
In the White Line Training CDL B Mod division this season has been dominated by a former HPT Factory Stock champion, David Samuels.
Last season Samuels spent his rookie season in the B Mods learning the ropes. During this past off-season he spent more time thinking and tinkering than most racers and the work has paid off. After picking up his 3rd win of the season last Saturday night, Samuels has positioned himself as a favorite to win more features and make a run at the championship.
Forty-six different racers have participated in 2013 and that means the competition level in this class is like no other. Like the Stock Car class, there have been 4 different winners in 6 races. Fans can expect more winners and even closer action as the season progresses.
At the beginning of the season it appeared as if Tyler Garst was going to run away with the Casey’s General Store Pure Stock 2013 Championship. The youngster won the first 3 races of the season, but never count your chickens before they are hatched. In the last 3 races there have been 3 new winners. Garst’s lead in the points has been taking a hit each race since the first 3 races and now his lead is down to 38 points over the 2nd place driver, AJ Christian.
It was just 3 years ago that the Pure Stocks were struggling to find racers, now each and every week they are averaging 20 cars per race night and last week they had a season high of 23 cars in the feature. Byron Glotzbach won last week and will try to do it again this Saturday night.
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.
Heartland Park Topeka is a multipurpose racing facility that hosts a wide variety entertaining events featuring an NHRA Drag Racing National event. Heartland Park Topeka has also hosted the ADRL, Pinks All Out, World of Outlaws, USAC Sprint and Midgets, demolition derby’s, monster truck shows, motorcycle racing, Jr. Dragsters, car shows, bracket racing, drifting, road racing, concerts, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing event and much more. Diversity helps Heartland Park Topeka provide race fans with the best possible experience.
Keep up to date by following Heartland Park Topeka at http://www.hpt.com on the world wide web.
Super 8 At Forbes Landing Saturday Showdown Top 10 In Points White Line CDL Training B-Mod Pos Car No Driver Hometown Points 1 4J Jake Richards Edwardsville, KS 244 2 72 David Samuels Tecumseh, KS 235 3 45 Dustin Thulin Topeka, KS 204 4 38 Nic Bennett Grain Valley, MO 197 5 66 Ethan Isaacs Bonner Springs, KS 192 6 11JR Randal Schiffelbein Jr Tecumseh, KS 167 7 7X Lance Lincoln Topeka, KS 149 8 7M Heath Murry Tonganoxie, KS 144 9 6 Lucas Isaacs Bonner Springs, KS 138 10 12 Bryan Rigsby Topeka, KS 116
Washburn Tech Modified Pos Car No Driver Hometown Points 1 87 Darron Fuqua Mayetta, KS 250 2 68 Kerry Davis Parkville, MO 236 3 77 Steven Bowers Jr Topeka, KS 213 4 51 Robert Shepard Odgen, KS 191 5 30 Dalton Kirk Edgerton, KS 185 6 04 Jay Bailey Osage City, KS 152 7 5K Jake Richards Edwardville, KS 152 8 21J Josh Everhart Burlingame, KS 127 9 75 Tad Davis Mt. Hope, KS 116 10 05 Tom Grist Topeka, KS 112
Casey’s General Store Pure Stock Pos Car No Driver Hometown Points 1 53T Tyler Garst Topeka, KS 248 2 355 AJ Christian Topeka, KS 210 3 59 Byron Glotzbach Topeka, KS 203 4 85 Darren Davenport Tecumseh, KS 191 5 17 Randy Kohn Topeka, KS 178 6 25 Tyler Hinrichs Americus, KS 168 7 40G Lafe Garst Topeka, KS 145 8 90 Scott Garcia Topeka, KS 143 9 07 Ronald Kohn Topeka, KS 142 10 54B Darrin Christy Kansas City, KS 138
Ferrellgas Stock Cars Pos Car No Driver Hometown Points 1 5K Steve Herrick Topeka, KS 255 2 15 Eric Weyer Centralia, KS 214 3 97Z Zachary Henery Topeka, KS 174 4 24 Tyson Young Americus, KS 165 5 B1 Terry Schmidt Nortonville, KS 163 6 28/15X Leif Weyer Centralia, KS 163 7 12S Dustin Sievers McFarland, KS 161 8 1N1 Bob Troutwine Topeka, KS 160 9 10C Travis Tenpenny Topeka, KS 128 10 2 Ken Garcia Kansas City , KS 126