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07/10/10 News

                                                            McKean shines in Super Stock

A late-race caution produced a few anxious laps for Kris McKean in the Budweiser Super Stocks main-event race, but the young driver kept his focus as he captured the win Saturday night at Magic Valley Speedway.

Willie Dalton held the lead for the first 13 laps of the race. After McKean got around Dalton on the following lap, he began to extend his advantage and by the halfway point of the race, he had motored to an eight-car-length lead over Dalton. Meanwhile, the battle raged for second as Dalton, Daniel Shirley, Brennen VanderMeer and Steve Edens all aimed for the spot.

With five laps remaining in the race, the caution was brought out for Josh Pitz after he suffered an encounter with the front stretch wall. On the restart McKean and Dalton chose the low groove, while Shirley and Edens opted for the high side. As the laps ran down Shirley, who was the fast qualifier for the night, fought out a second-place finish but McKean rounded up the win.

“When I got out front I was trying to save it as much as I could while still being fast,” McKean said. “Then when the caution came out I knew I just had to get them on the restart. I knew if Daniel got a good run he might get me. I had to stay calm and go as hard as I could.”

McKean credited driver Norm Hatke with his mastery of restarts, a skill Shirley hopes to develop. “I have to work on them,” Shirley said. “Kris (McKean) always gets me on the restarts. I probably held back too much, I should have stayed up there with him. Then maybe it would have been a different story.”

Newell motors to NAPA Street Stocks victory

John Newell had stiff competition from Kendel Woll until the final lap, when Woll fell out of contention with mechanical issues, allowing Newell to cruise to a win. Mitch Pehrson and Craig Nuthak each led in the early laps of the 30-lap main event until Casey Pehrson took over at lap nine.

Pehrson worked on developing a big advantage over the field just to see it erased when the yellow caution flag flew at the halfway point. John Newell then assumed the front-runner position and took the checkered flag.

Quale’s Electronics Hornets win captured by Garibay

Brandon Mortensen led the first four laps and Jenna Quale the next before Ty Garibay took over just after a restart at lap five. Garibay held off a hard charging Jeff Peck for the win in the 20-lap main event.

Quale wins battle with Quale’s Jr. Stingers

Jason Quale outlasted a rough 12-lap main event, recovering from a spin at lap seven to capture his third win of the season.

Waltman victorious with Magic Valley Pipe Super Sixes

Dean Waltman was able to go the distance in the 30-lap event, holding off his closest threat, Jason Skyberg, for the win. The race was red-flagged before the drivers completed one lap as oil dumped on the track by one of the 13 competitors stalled the race.

Randy Sellars was the top driver until lap 15 when he suddenly brought his car in the infield with mechanical troubles. Waltman took over the top spot and held off Skyberg, for the win.