Jason Howell driving the #44 All Import Auto Parts sponsored sprinter won the SST A-Main event Sunday night at Heart ‘O Texas Speedway. Coming off his second place finish last week at 85 Speedway, Howell was determined to make the most of his front row start. He battled with early leader Kenny Venable, driving the #59 sprinter, as they encountered lapped traffic. Howell eventually made his pass for the lead leaving Venable to settle for second in the caution free event. Dustin Woods in the #05 moved up from his seventh place start to take third. The next scheduled SST event is Saturday June 9th at Devil’s Bowl Speedway.
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Great news from Smiley! He spoke with John Gober Monday and besides a few aches and pains he is doing fine.
If you didn’t make the race Saturday night in Ennis, then you missed the wild ride Gober took the first lap of the A-Main event entering turn three. He got upside down and pitched the top wing off. We’re glad he’s doing OK.
Now for details on the upcoming race Sunday at Heart O’ Texas: The pits gates will be open all day and racing starts at 7:00PM. Smiley says get there early.
Jerry Hammock driving the #01 Outlaw Driving School sponsored sprinter won the SST A-Main event at 85 Speedway Saturday night. He only lead one lap, but it was the lap that counted. After a couple of restarts as the result of early race flips, it looked like James Reed in #93 would be the man to beat. Reed took advantage of his pole starting position to lead the first 12 laps. As he encountered lapped traffic, Jason Howell in #44 slipped by to take the lead. Hammock passed Reed two laps later and began to close the gap on Howell. Coming out of turn four on the final lap Howell was a sure bet to take the win. As luck would have it at just that moment, Howell’s car twitched toward the front stretch wall and that was all Hammock needed to charge past for the checkered flag.
Russell Shoulders driving the #29 sprinter won the SST A-Main event Saturday night at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway. Shoulders, chasing race leader Johnny Suggs in car #1, was in position to take advantage of a very minor slip by Suggs in turn one to charge into the top spot on lap 12. Despite a late race caution which bunched the field, Shoulders held on to the position denying Suggs and a hard charging Jerry Hammock in car #01 from their bid for the win. Suggs had to settle for second with Hammock finishing third.