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6/15/13 News


June 15th, 2013

                It was a packed house Saturday night at the Magic Valley Speedway, as race fans from all over the West were on-hand to witness the Inaugural running of the Century Motorsports and Marine Southern Idaho 200 with a $10,000 purse on the line, the competition proved to be fierce.

                This race was packed with competitive drivers such as Jason Jefferson, John Dillon, Steve Jones as well as last year’s Carbon X RMCS Champion, Bruce Quale.  To balance things out, there were a slew of highly touted and extremely talented and younger generation drivers.   In the end, it was youth over experience, as 16-year-old driver Jeremy Doss, driver of # 75 racecar, took home the hardware and the $10,000 1st place purse.

                For Doss, the victory was well earned as he started the race in the 16th position, after a 16 position invert. By the end of the first 100 laps segment, Doss had driven his way into the 5th spot, giving him a field high 33 passing points, which set the field and allowed him to start on the front row for the beginning of second segment final 100 laps. From that point on, it was the Jeremy Doss show, as he dominated, by leading all of the second 100 laps.  However, the battle for the 2nd position was alive and well throughout the entire final 100 laps.  Jason Jefferson held onto second as long as he could but just couldn’t hold off the hard charge of Trevor Cristiani, whose #90 racecar seemed to have really come on late in the race.  Ryan Wells, driver of the #51 racecar, came out of nowhere, to rounding out the top 3.

                Despite the win by Doss and the late race charge from Cristiani, perhaps one of the most impressive performances of the night came from the #17 racecar, Kris McKean.  In one particular instance, McKean drove from 20th position all the way into the 4th spot, in a 60 lap span. McKean was able to finish, with an impressive 7th place spot.

                This weekend in the Commercial Tire Superstock Division, it was finally time for Jimmy Hall, # 2 racecar, to put it in victory lane. Hall’s crew chief Josh Black and the entire McKean Motorsports team have been putting together great race-cars all year for Hall, but Lady Luck, just hasn’t been on his side, that is until Saturday night and his car was flat fast. Having run a fastest lap time, that was two-tenths quicker than anyone else’s qualifying lap, the only car on the track that could have competed with the 2 was the #72 racecar, of Dan Pehrson.  Pehrson gave Hall a run for his money on a restart late in the race after the #8 racecar, Willie Dalton spun out and brought out the caution flag. Daniel Shirley and Norm Hatke, rounded out the top 4 positions, for the night.

                In the Quale’s Electronic Junior Stinger Division, it was a different car but the same result for Hailey Douglas, out of the Pehrson Motor Sports camp. Douglas, whose primary car is being fixed, drove her cousin’s car to the victory.   K.C. Sutton and Trenton Thomas rounded out the top three for the evening.

In the O’reilly Auto Parts Thunderdog Division, chaos and mayhem ruled the race as Scotty Neal won the main driving “The Hoffa”.

Join us this weekend as Project Filter presents the Outlaw Modified’s, Pro 4’s, Commercial Tire Super Stocks, Brennans Carpet Streets Stocks and O’Reillys Auto Parts ThunderDogs.  See you at the races…Gates open at 3:00 pm McDonalds Qualifying at 5:30 and the Green Flag flies at 6:00 pm.