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Super 8 At Forbes Landing Saturday Showdown Fireworks Continue!

#39 Luke Driskell is 1 of only 4 drivers to win a Modified Feature at HPT in 2013. Reed Bros. Racing Photos

#39 Luke Driskell is 1 of only 4 drivers to win a Modified Feature at HPT in 2013. Reed Bros. Racing Photos

Topeka, KS – The July 4 holiday has come and gone, but the racers and fans at Heartland Park Topeka's Dirt Track continue to be showered with fireworks each and every week. Last week the fans were entertained with great racing action that produced a 6 new winners out of 7 features!
This Saturday night, July 20, Heartland Park will host the 12th race of the Super 8 at Forbes Landing Saturday Showdown for 2013 beginning at 7 p.m.

 As the season rolls past the halfway mark, several story lines are starting to become evident and it's anyone's guess on how these stories will play out.

Darron Fuqua was kept out of victory lane in the Washburn Tech Modified division last Saturday night. Fuqua did pick up 1 feature last week, he won the makeup feature that was worth $1,000. The win was his 8th of the season. The story in the class is, will Fuqua be able to beat his record of 11 feature wins in a single season? It's a question that many are talking about and the majority seems to think that he might be able to get it done. If drivers like Luke Driskell, one of 3 other drivers to keep Fuqua out of victory lane, get a shot at it they will be more happy to take their turn in the winner's circle.

The Casey's General Store Pure Stock division big story is the entire division. Pure Stock racing has been exciting all season. Seven different winners have been into victory lane, they continue to average 20 cars per night and they have a tie at the top of the points standings between Tyler Garst and Byron Glotzbach. As rivalries and the competition gets better, this class is growing in popularity by leaps and bounds. Robert Garst took home the win last week and there are several other drivers in this class looking to do anything to get a win.

Ethan Isaacs has become one of the multiple story lines in the White Line CDL Training B Mods. Isaacs, last years B Mod track champion, started the season off slow but has since reeled off a few wins and top 5 finishes and it's moved him from outside the top 10 in points all the way to 2nd. Can he repeat his championship of a year ago? Luke Nieman became the 7th different winner in the division last week. Will this division end up with largest number of different feature winners? Can Dave Samuels, who has had the points lead from night 1, win another championship at HPT? Fans will have to pay attention to this class.

A big story line is brewing in the Ferrellgas Stock Car division. Who is going to be the 2013 champ? Terry Schmidt will not repeat, but there is a battle heating up at the top of the chart between the leader, Steve Herrick, and 2nd place, Zach Henery. These two drivers have been waiting to pull in a championship. Herrick has never enjoyed a championship, while Henery took home a championship in the Pure Stocks a few years ago. Down the stretch it will be fun to keep an eye on these two racers. Don't forget about all the sleepers. As in the B Mods and Pure Stocks, the Stock Cars have a total of 7 different winners. A few drivers could play spoilers to Herrick and Henery's fun.

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 417
2 66 Ethan Isaacs Bonner Springs, KS 380
3 45 Dustin Thulin Topeka, KS 361
4 72 David Samuels Tecumseh, KS 355
5 6 Lucas Isaacs Bonner Springs, KS 332
6 38 Nic Bennett Grain Valley, MO 317
7 7X Lance Lincoln Topeka, KS 290
8 11JR Randal Schiffelbein Jr Tecumseh, KS 259
9 33J Jason Billups Holt, MO 243
10 7M Heath Murry Tonganoxie, KS 243

Washburn Tech Modified
Pos Car No Driver Hometown Points
1 87 Darron Fuqua Mayetta, KS 450
2 68 Kerry Davis Parkville, MO 382
3 77 Steven Bowers Jr Topeka, KS 370
4 30 Dalton Kirk Edgerton, KS 337
5 51 Robert Shepard Odgen, KS 323
6 04 Jay Bailey Osage City, KS 293
7 5K Jake Richards Edwardville, KS 274
8 97J Josh Henery Overbrook, KS 249
9 75 Tad Davis Mt. Hope, KS 221
10 44 Jared Rogers Berryton , KS 216

Casey's General Store Pure Stock
Pos Car No Driver Hometown Points
1 53T Tyler Garst Topeka, KS 405
2 59 Byron Glotzbach Topeka, KS 405
3 355 AJ Christian Topeka, KS 385
4 17 Randy Kohn Topeka, KS 341
5 19 David McDonald Topeka, KS 322
6 25 Tyler Hinrichs Americus, KS 317
7 85 Darren Davenport Tecumseh, KS 317
8 07 Ronald Kohn Topeka, KS 289
9 391 Jim Christian Topeka, KS 237
10 18 Dylan McDonald Topeka, KS 222

Ferrell Gas Stock Cars
Pos Car No Driver Hometown Points
1 5K Steve Herrick Topeka, KS 423
2 97Z Zachary Henery Topeka, KS 398
3 12S Dustin Sievers McFarland, KS 356
4 24 Tyson Young Americus, KS 326
5 15 Eric Weyer Centralia, KS 293
6 1N1 Bob Troutwine Topeka, KS 273
7 60K James King Americus, KS 259
8 2 Ken Garcia Kansas City , KS 244
9 05 Clint Hedge Bonner Springs, KS 240
10 28 Leif Weyer Centralia, KS 187