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06/26/10 News

                                                                        McKean Lights it up at MVS


    It may have been the narrowest winning margin in history at Magic Valley Speedway, but it was Kris McKean making the victory lap at the end of the Maverik Intermountain Pro Trucks Series main event race Saturday night.

    McKean, who had set the fast qualifying time of the night, began the main event race at the tail end of the field of 10 trucks. Johnny Pierre grabbed hold of the lead after a restart at lap seven, but McKean and Jerry Rice soon were giving him cause for concern as the laps counted down.

    With less than 10 laps remaining in the race, McKean pulled up along the outside of Pierre and the pair circled the track combating door-to-door for the win. As the checkered flag waved at lap 40, the finish was so close the crowd had to look to the scoreboard to see which truck grabbed the top spot.

    “I would have rather been on the inside – the outside groove wasn’t really working tonight,” McKean said. “I had to fight really hard for it. He (Pierre) was driving in really deep and I just beat him off the corner. Even after the race was over though I was staring at the scoreboard and praying, but as soon as it lit up 24 on top, I went wild inside the car.”

    And while Pierre may have not been lucky Saturday night, the 0.042 second margin in the win was a thriller for the fans."It’s tough to come that close and not get it done,” Pierre admitted. “But I drifted up the track just a little bit, lost my momentum and Kris was able to maintain his. He got the run up off the corner and that’s the only way he got me, right there. But I drove hard. We’ll get it done next time.”

Edens captures first win with Super Stocks

    In only his second outing of the year Steve Edens held off Kris McKean for the victory in the 35-lap main event. The tricky Mckean past Edens late in the race, but lost the lead and Edens recovered the top spot. Brennen VanderMeer, Willie Dalton and Kendel Woll rounded out the top five.

Audet first in Pony Stocks

    Todd Audet was off and running in the main event race until two cautions tightened up the field. In the final laps Ray Homolka challenged Audet for the checkered, but fell short by a mere 0.489 seconds at the line.

Brennan dominates in Hornets

    Andy Brennan laid out the real estate in the main event, garnering an extensive lead by lap 10 of the 15-lap race. Bob Gilligan, point leader in the series, exited to the pits late in the race with a flat tire while Brennan sealed up the win.

Quale’s Jr. Stingers

    A determined Doug Brownfield boosted himself around leader Brandan Greco with just three laps to go in the main event race to capture his second win of the season. However, Greco managed to hang on to the points lead to round up the first-half championship for the series.

Faster Pastors:

    Two main events featuring local members of the clergy added a divine touch to the evening. Michael Pierre felt the power in the second main as he surged to the finish line at the last second to take the win.