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4/14/12 News


It was by the narrowest of margins, but Hannah Newhouse was able to pull off the win in her first night of Super Stocks competition at Magic Valley Speedway. Saturday night Newhouse, 15, started the Commercial Tire main event race from the fifth position. Earlier in the evening a wreck in their heat race eliminated the cars of Kendel Woll and Spencer Meyer from competition, thinning the starting field for the main to just six. Steve Edens led the way in the race before the caution flag waved at lap 12 after Daniel Shirley got into Kris McKean, spinning the pair around on the backstretch before taking their place at the rear of the field for the restart.

Newhouse moved up to second and she soon began her attempts to get around Edens for the lead. Lap after lap Newhouse tried valiantly to pass Edens, but it wasn’t until the checkered flag waved at lap 30 before Newhouse could get enough front bumper ahead of Edens from the outside lane to take the position and the win. “I figured with one lap to go I’d try anything,” Newhouse, driver of the No. 61 car said. “I drove it so hard in the corner but I had an awesome car and it worked out perfect. I couldn’t have had it happen any better.” Edens, driver of the No. 3 car, led every lap but the one that counted for the books, getting edged at the finish line by 0.001 of a second. A transponder installed in each car monitors its position in the race which in turn is posted on the scoreboard. The number 61 occupied the top spot at the end of this race.

From Edens’ viewpoint behind the wheel, it was hard to tell who took the win. “It was so close, I don’t know,” he said. “I would have had to been standing directly on the start-finish line to tell. But I do know I am really happy with the performance of the car — that’s the main thing.”

In other action, the Brennan’s Carpet Street Stocks played out a 30-lap main event race. Paul Browne, who started from the front row in a field of nine starters, went on to capture the first main event victory of the season in the division. Mitchell Pehrson and Craig Nuthak rounded out the top three. Other main event winners of the night included Lane Walker with the Hornets, Brenden Radabaugh with the Quale’s Electronics Jr. Stingers and Douglas “The Tank” Brownfield with the Car Store Thunderdogs. Magic Valley Speedway Results

Commercial Tire Super Stocks: 1. Hannah Newhouse, 2. Steve Edens, 3. Casey Pehrson, 4. Kris McKean, 5. Daniel Shirley, 6. Allen Williams.

Brennan’s Carpet Street Stocks: 1. Paul Browne, 2. Mitchell Pehrson, 3. Craig Nuthak, 4. Ernie Hall, 5. Brandon Thomas.

The Car Store Thunderdogs: 1. Douglas Brownfield, 2. Anthony Meyer.

Hornets: 1. Lane Walker, Jason Quale.

Quale’s Electronics Jr. Stingers: 1. Brenden Radabaugh, Hailey Douglas.