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07/09/11 Story

Pohlman, McKean collect wins at MVS

By Linda Brittsan

 

Double mains for the Mr. Gas Late Models brought both Jeff Pohlman and Kris McKean to Victory Lane Saturday night at Magic Valley Speedway.

In the first main event Dan Pehrson was the early race leader until Rick Fowble took over the position at lap 16. Pohlman, who began the race mid-pack, garnered the lead shortly after a caution brought out by contact between Pehrson and TJ Woodhall necessitated a restart. As the laps wound down Pohlman was then able to pull away from his competitors. Although he ran out of laps to get close enough to really challenge Pohlman, Bobby Latham III was able to recover from a battle with Kris McKean at lap 12 to finish in the runner-up position.

 McKean was not as fortunate as the contact with Latham would send him to the pits for the remainder of the race for repairs to his ride.

“I didn’t expect to win to be honest with you,” Pohlman said. “There was a little trouble up front with those guys wrecking but we just waited for the wrecks to clear. It was nice to pass Ricky (Fowble) on the outside because he used to pass me on the outside last year and it felt so good to be able to go around him. Louis (Lopez, crew chief) had the car hooked up well.”

Mc Kean had a reversal of fortune in the next race after the No. 7 car was brought back to life between mains. Starting from the pole, McKean immediately began to leave his rivals to fight their own battles while he continued to gain ground in the lead. As the race remained caution free Latham once again maneuvered his way up to second but was yet another time the bridesmaid as McKean took the checkered flag 1.869 seconds in front of him.

“After we got together with Bobby (Latham) in the first race and spun me into the infield and it ruined the fuel cell,” McKean said. “But we got it to the pits and robbed a fuel cell from another (of our cars) and got back out there for the second race. I guess we were one of the faster cars on the track. It was nice to get out front and relax, save the car and save the tires in case anybody did get to us, we had better stuff than they did.”

Kendel Woll avoided conflicts ahead of him to slyly make his way from the back to the front of the field in the Project Filter Street Stocks main. Although challenged by John Newell to the finish, Woll managed to get to the checkered 0.625 seconds ahead of the hard-charging Newell for another main event win.

Quale’s Electronics driver Ben Hampton overcame a late race spin after challenging leader Chad Everett for the win in the first main event race to capture the victory in the second main of the night. Other main event winners included Devon Colson with the Brennan’s Carpet Pony Stocks and Scott Gilligan with the TVgoldandsilver Thunderdogs.

 

RESULTS: 

 

Mr. Gas Late Models (first main):  1. Jeff Pohlman, 2. Bobby Latham III, 3. Rick Fowble, 4. TJ Woodhall, 5. Dan Pehrson.

Mr. Gas Late Models (second main):  1. Kris McKean, 2. Bobby Latham III, 3. Jeff Pohlman, 4. TJ Woodhall, 5. Rick Fowble.

Project Filter Street Stocks:  1. Kendel Woll, 2. John Newell, 3. Paul Browne, 4. Chase Carraway, 5. Brandon Thomas.

Quale’s Electronics Hornets (first main):  1. Chad Everett, 2. Doug Brownfield, 3. Robbie Hyde, 4. Casey Pehrson,  5. Theresa Borlace.

Quale’s Electronics Hornets (second main):  1. Ben Hampton, 2. Mitch Pehrson, 3. Theresa Borlace, 4. Chad Everett, 5. Toef Leija.

Brennan’s Carpet Pony Stocks:  1. Devon Colson, 2. Jerry Slocum, 3. Kyle Easterday, 4. JC Brookshire, 5. Robbie Hyde.