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HPT Racers Gearing Up For US Foods Night At The Races

There's no closer racing than in the Super 8 at Forbes Landing Saturday Showdown! Reed Bros. Racing Photos

There’s no closer racing than in the Super 8 at Forbes Landing Saturday Showdown! Reed Bros. Racing Photos

Topeka, KS – The Super 8 at Forbes Landing Saturday Showdown is heating up down the stretch. Close points races are what fans look for late in the season and after last week one class has gotten surprisingly close. This Saturday night, August 17, fans will be treated to even tighter racing action on the track and in the point standings during US Foods Employees Night at the races.

Darron Fuqua got off to a torrid pace at the start of the season in the Washburn Tech Modifieds. He rolled to 8 wins in his first 10 starts at Heartland Park. In doing so he took commanding lead in the points. As of July 14th, Fuqua had a 68 point lead over the 2nd place racer, Kerry Davis. 

It's ironic that the lead was 68 points, that is the number of Kerry's Modified. After last Saturday night's races Davis now finds himself trailing Fuqua by just 18 points with 6 races left on the docket. Another race track that both run at on Friday night's could come into play for the championship race. A big money race at their other track scheduled for Oct. 5th could be a make or break night for both racers or could it pass it over to the 3rd place driver in the points, and last week's feature winner, Steven Bowers Jr.

Bowers has won 2 of the last 3 races and is only 31 points behind Fuqua. It's conceivable that if he continues his hot streak and races each of the remaining events that he could pick up his 3rd Modified Track Championship at HPT.

The points battle in the White Line CDL Training B Mods was shaping up to be a good one with Jake Richards and Ethan Isaacs slugging it out. That was just a couple of weeks ago and have things changed since then.

Jake Richards went on to a win 2 weeks ago and last week he finished in the runner-up spot. Ethan Isaacs, on the other hand, had a strong run 2 weeks ago but followed it up last week with a DNF. A bad time to suffer problems! Dustin Thulin has made a jump to 2nd in the points with a string of top 5 finishes. Richards holds a 68 point lead heading down the stretch.

Last week it was Jeremy Chambers holding off all comers as he won his 2nd feature of the season.

By no means is the battle for the championship over in the Casey's General Store Pure Stocks.

Robert Garst took home an impressive win last week running away from the competition. It was his 2nd win of the season.

Byron Glotzbach came into the last Saturday night as the points leader and he left the same way that he came in, as the leader. AJ Christian had another solid finish but he is 49 points behind Glotzbach and will need to score some finishes in front of him to gain in the point standings. Anything can happen with 6 to go.

In the Ferrellgas Stock Car division a heated battle is brewing still between Steve Herrick and Zach Henery. Entering last week's race Herrick only had a 20 point lead on Henery and these two have been in points battles before. Herrick is trying to make sure he comes out on top in this one.

Herrick did everything right last Saturday night as he raced his way to his 4th win of the season. There is nothing more a driver can do than go out and win a race to cushion a points lead.

As all these drivers are fighting it out for titles watch for the underdogs to come out of nowhere and get a win. This is the time when the drivers out of the points race will lay it on the line, trying anything and everything to get a win. This is what makes a stretch run so fun to watch.

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
2013 Oval Track Points Standings As of 8/10/2013

White Line CDL Training B-Mod
Pos Car No Driver Hometown Points
1 4J Jake Richards Edwardsville, KS 555
2 45 Dustin Thulin Topeka, KS 489
3 66 Ethan Isaacs Bonner Springs, KS 477
4 72 David Samuels Tecumseh, KS 426
5 38 Nic Bennett Grain Valley, MO 404
6 6 Lucas Isaacs Bonner Springs, KS 400
7 7X Lance Lincoln Topeka, KS 354
8 7M Heath Murry Tonganoxie, KS 345
9 1M Brian Murphy Carbondale, KS 291
10 11JR Randal Schiffelbein Jr Tecumseh, KS 259
11 33J Jason Billups Holt, MO 243
12 9S Devin Stock Topeka, KS 234
13 1* Derek Huffman Topeka, KS 225
14 58 John Grist Topeka, KS 208
15 11C Bryan Hey Wellsville, KS 193
16 111 Chase Austin Eudora, KS 185
17 17 Jeremy Chambers Parsons, KS 172
18 9T Cody Thornton Tonganoxie, KS 167
19 X1 Tracy Schaefer Topeka, KS 167
20 17L Matthew Lang Ottawa, KS 153
21 28H Gus Harrison McLouth, KS 146
22 20C Casey Meggison Hoyt, KS 136
23 C9 Kent Caldwell Lawrence, KS 128
24 03 Lance Dixon Topeka, KS 128
25 3D Matt Dorssom Lancaster, KS 127
26 12 Bryan Rigsby Topeka, KS 116
27 14 RJ Edwards Meriden, KS 113
28 5 Rusty Trimble Kansas City, KS 107
29 68 Myk Barta Eudora, KS 106
30 55A Ryan Medeiros Topeka, KS 97
31 19J Joey Woodworth Randolph, KS 96
32 29 Trevor Mohn Topeka, KS 90
33 11Z Jacob Davis Berryton, KS 88
34 181 Luke Nieman Nortonville, KS 86
35 2B Brandon Jones Emporia, KS 64
36 5X Dakota Foster Gardner, KS 57
37 77 Dylan Whitehead Topeka, KS 51
38 66F Darron Fuqua Mayetta, KS 44
39 01 Jimmy Davis Chanute, KS 36
40 58X Josh Everhart Burlingame, KS 36
41 41 Christopher Dishong Atchison, KS 35
42 3J Joe Brugnoni Kansas City, MO 35
43 54 Tyler Kidwell Chanute, KS 30
44 2 Mike Eisenhut Topeka, KS 28
45 38T Tim Thompson Topeka , KS 25
46 12L Mathew Lance Savannah, MO 20
47 111X Steve Austin Eudora, KS 19
48 12X Scotty Moore Kansas City, KS 19
49 96 Cody Brill Harrisonville, MO 18
50 36J John Brown Larncaster, KS 16
51 21 Lance Town Louisburg, KS 14
52 36 Donnie Brown Lancaster, KS 13
53 4 Randy Davis Topeka, KS 13
54 94 Jacob Ebert Oak Grove, MO 13
55 L3 Leonard Meier III Topeka, KS 13
56 53 Terry Bivins Lebo, KS 6
57 22G Steve Goodman Lenexa, KS 5

Washburn Tech Modified
Pos Car No Driver Hometown Points
1 87 Darron Fuqua Mayetta, KS 519
2 68 Kerry Davis Parkville, MO 501
3 77 Steven Bowers Jr Topeka, KS 488
4 30 Dalton Kirk Edgerton, KS 418
5 04 Jay Bailey Osage City, KS 373
6 5K Jake Richards Edwardville, KS 368
7 75 Tad Davis Mt. Hope, KS 347
8 51 Robert Shepard Odgen, KS 342
9 44 Jared Rogers Berryton , KS 301
10 97J Josh Henery Overbrook, KS 290
11 2 Mike Eisenhut Topeka, KS 271
12 7D7 Kyle Covert Topeka, KS 270
13 21J, 21E Josh Everhart Burlingame, KS 247
14 39 Luke Driskell Stillwell , KS 234
15 05 Tom Grist Topeka, KS 233
16 52 Clifford Shepard Ogden, KS 182
17 69 Ryan Phillips Osage City, KS 163
18 7J Justin Johnson Gardner, KS 152
19 32D Darren Robinson Berryton, KS 136
20 66T Tyler Schmidt Easton, KS 107
21 7,07J Scott Herrick Topeka, KS 101
22 B Allan Broers Edgerton, KS 87
23 17 Lucas Conley Spring Hill, KS 82
24 747 Colton Eck Goddard, KS 70
25 01 Joey Galloway Humbolt, KS 66
26 77C Chris Morgan Topeka, KS 58
27 1 Grant Junghans Manhattan, KS 56
28 11H Jim Hernandez Sr Hoyt, KS 55
29 22D Daniel Hilsabeck Adel, IA 41
30 311 Adam Schrag Hutchison, KS 41
31 48S Travis Smith Parsons, KS 41
32 97H Mike Higley Kansas City, MO 41
33 22 Bill Robison Topeka, KS 40
34 47 Jerry Covert Topeka, KS 36
35 81 Danny Charles Basehor, KS 35
36 21B Bryce Schniepp Wichita, KS 29
37 10B Brandon Givens Hutchinson, KS 26
38 21C Cody Schniepp Wichita, KS 24
39 11 Darren Shaw Lawson, MO 23
40 3B Nic Bidinger Perry, KS 22
41 82 David Wood Rayville, MO 21
42 00 Masen Big Eagle Manor SK, SK 20
43 178 Allen Halderman Hoyt, KS 20
44 69S Zachary Sanders Kearney, MO 19
45 91 Shane Wettengel Topeka, KS 19
46 21 Lance Town Louisburg, KS 18
48 68X Dean Wille Warrensberg, MO 14
49 42 Sam Florence Kansas City, MO 13
50 58 John Grist Topeka, KS 12
51 69X Joe Campbell Topeka, KS 5

Casey's General Store Pure Stock
Pos Car No Driver Hometown Points
1 59 Byron Glotzbach Topeka, KS 549
2 355 AJ Christian Topeka, KS 500
3 17 Randy Kohn Topeka, KS 449
4 53T Tyler Garst Topeka, KS 405
5 85 Darren Davenport Tecumseh, KS 394
6 19 David McDonald Topeka, KS 390
7 07 Ronald Kohn Topeka, KS 376
8 25 Tyler Hinrichs Americus, KS 362
9 391 Jim Christian Topeka, KS 308
10 15Z Robert Garst Topeka, KS 293
11 18 Dylan McDonald Topeka, KS 283
12 90 Scott Garcia Topeka, KS 255
13 40G Lafe Garst Topeka, KS 252
14 74C Colton Miller Topeka, KS 250
15 83,83 Alan Mattox Tecumseh, KS 241
16 39C Lawrence Cobler Topeka, KS 220
17 03C Charles Willige Topeka, KS 207
18 13 Shawn Mattox Topeka, KS 171
19 54B Darrin Christy Kansas City, KS 167
20 8JR David McLaughlin Jr Topeka, KS 159
21 81 Donnie Devers Baldwin, KS 119
22 97L Levi Henery Berryton, KS 119
23 153T Scott Garst Topeka, KS 109
24 1*JR Austin Davenport Topeka, KS 94
25 28X Tobin Bartlett Atchison, KS 68
26 5 Kyle Rowland Olathe, KS 54
27 03D Lance Dixon Topeka, KS 41
28 03 Lewis Foster Wakarusa, KS 39
29 11JR Randal Schiffelbein Tecumseh, KS 38
30 52 Brett Testerman Miami, OK 27

Ferrellgas Stock Cars
Pos Car No Driver Hometown Points
1 5K Steve Herrick Topeka, KS 559
2 97Z Zachary Henery Topeka, KS 531
3 24 Tyson Young Americus, KS 426
4 12S Dustin Sievers McFarland, KS 417
5 1N1 Bob Troutwine Topeka, KS 360
6 60K James King Americus, KS 359
7 05 Clint Hedge Bonner Springs, KS 342
8 2 Ken Garcia Kansas City , KS 310
9 15 Eric Weyer Centralia, KS 293
10 01 Ronnie Moore Carbondale, KS 277
11 28 Leif Weyer Centralia, KS 187
12 111 Abdul Chatoo Eudora, KS 187
13 B1 Terry Schmidt Nortonville, KS 163
14 16 Craig Springer Lawrence, KS 156
15 26 Russ Moyer Wellsville, KS 148
16 10C Travis Tenpenny Topeka, KS 128
17 33 Phil Snodgrass Kearney, MO 111
18 37D Brad Derry Bedford, IA 81
19 11W Gerald Wahwahsuck Horton , KS 77
20 49C Cory Mulich Kansas City , KS 53
21 18 John O Neal Jr Kearney, MO 47
22 6O Ron Ohrenberg Lawson, MO 46
23 7 Tyler James Chanute, KS 42
24 12M Danny Masters Topeka, KS 32
25 12 Scotty Moore Kansas City, KS 27
26 49X Chad Sanders Papillion, NE 27
27 233 Jake Newman Smithville, MO 25
28 44 Henry Mabe Desoto, KS 25
29 16V Roy Oliver White City, KS 22
30 37 Justin Seifert Kansas City, KS 6
31 68 Matt Field Topeka, KS 4
32 13 Shawn Mattox Topeka, KS 3