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Super 8 @ Forbes Landing Saturday Showdown Week 5 Prerace Notes

Topeka, KS – Mother Nature is a fickle person. She loves to make you happy at times and she loves to break your heart too. Last Saturday night was just one of those broken heart nights for area racers and fans as BriggsAuto.Com Speedway rained out for the first time in over a year!

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. Iowa driver, Brad Deery, made it close in the end, but Herrick was just too strong. Even though Schmidt didn’t win last week, he finished in the top 5 and maintained his early season points lead in the division.

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.

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.

Top 10 Super 8 At Forbes Landing Saturday Showdown Points…

Washburn Tech Modified
1 68 Kerry Davis Parkville, MO 109
2 51 Robert Shepard Odgen, KS 104
3 30 Dalton Kirk Edgerton, KS 102
4 87 Darron Fuqua Mayetta, KS 100
5 5K Jake RICHARDS Edwardville, KS 100
6 77 Steven Bowers Jr Topeka, KS 92
7 04 Jay Bailey Osage City, KS 79
8 44 Jared Rogers Berryton , KS 68
9 75 Tad Davis Mt. Hope, KS 66
10 97J Josh Henery Overbrook, KS 64

Ferrellgas Stock Car
1 B1 Terry Schmidt Nortonville, KS 139
2 10C Travis Tenpenny Topeka, KS 128
3 5K Steve Herrick Topeka, KS 120
4 15 Eric Weyer Centralia, KS 105
5 28 Leif Weyer Centralia, KS 95
6 97Z Zachary Henery Topeka, KS 88
7 12S Dustin Sievers McFarland, KS 84
8 1N1 Bob Troutwine Topeka, KS 81
9 37D Brad Derry Bedford, IA 71
10 01 Ronnie Moore Carbondale, KS 69

White Line CDL Training B Mod
1 4J Jake Richards Edwardsville, KS 138
2 12 Bryan Rigsby Topeka, KS 116
3 72 David Samuels Tecumseh, KS 113
4 38 Nic Bennett Grain Valley, MO 98
5 5 Rusty Trimble Kansas City, KS 95
6 66 Ethan Isaacs Bonner Springs, KS 87
7 11JR Randal Schiffelbein Jr Tecumseh, KS 84
8 7M Heath Murry Tonganoxie, KS 77
9 7X Lance Lincoln Topeka, KS 71
10 45 Dustin Thulin Topeka, KS 65

Casey’s General Store Pure Stock
1 53T Tyler Garst Topeka, KS 143
2 85 Darren Davenport Tecumseh, KS 109
3 355 AJ Christian Topeka, KS 108
4 17 Randy Kohn Topeka, KS 102
5 59 Byron Glotzbach Topeka, KS 102
6 54B Darrin Christy Kansas City, KS 90
7 25 Tyler Hinrichs Americus, KS 82
8 40G Lafe Garst Topeka, KS 76
9 90 Scott Garcia Topeka, KS 73
10 391 Jim Christian Topeka, KS 66