Magic Valley Speedway            
Your Subtitle text

7/13/13 News


July 13th



            After a one week hiatus, it was back to the track for some good ol' fashioned Nascar Whelen All-American Weekly Series racing at the Magic Valley Speedway, brought to you by First Federal Bank as they presented the 15th Annual Penny Gold Rush, donating over $400.00 to the local youth.


            The feature show was the SPI Transportation Super Sixes, as they made their second appearance of the season, at Idaho's only Nascar sanctioned track. This race was exciting from the beginning, as 81-year-old driver Dick Sola, spun off the exit of turn 2, quickly bringing out the caution flag before the completion of the first lap. On the restart, it was Stacey Jensen's turn, as he did the same thing and brought out the 2nd caution. After the second restart, it was smooth sailing for the next 19 laps, as Kevin Detweiler worked his way through the field, before finally taking the lead on lap 7. Things were looking good for Detweiler, as he stretched his lead to almost a full straightaway on the field before bad luck came in the form of a yellow flag.  At that point, defending race winner, “Dyno” Dean Waltman had made his way up to the 2nd position and at the drop of the green flag, it was an all-out battle between Waltman and Detweiler.  In the end, it was “Dyno” Dean Waltman who had the stronger car and for the second straight race, his team took home the win.


            Commercial Tire Superstocks it was a night of redemption and enjoyment for the #73 team of Shannon Shirley. Just 3 weeks ago, it was still undecided whether or not they would be able to compete again this season, after wadding his race car up into the turn four wall, in what was one of the most spectacular crashes thus far, of the 2013 season.  After an extensive amount of work and with the help of Snake River Auto Body and Crew Chief Randy Brown, they got their car back on the track and were able to put it in Victory Lane, for the first time this season.


            After switching cars out of the McKean Motorsports stables, driver of the #2 car Jimmy Hall, showed drastic improvement for the second straight race as he battled his way into a 2nd place finishing. Driver of the #23 car Daniel Shirley broke a streak of bad luck as he was able to finish in the third spot. Rounding out the top 5 for the evening was Casey Pehrson in 4th and Allen Williams in 5th.


            Sharis Cafe Hornets regular Steve Edens, it was a happy home-coming as he drove his #23 Honda Civic into Victory Lane, in his first appearance on the 2013 season. Excitement struck about halfway through the race, as current series point’s leader Eddy Cole, rolled his car off the short shoot and into the grass between turns 1 and 2, bringing out the only red-flag of the night. Luckily for Cole the car wasn't too damaged and he came out unscathed. Chad Everett drove another great race as he finished in the 2nd spot and Jerry Frederickson continues to improve as he finished 3rd.


            Perhaps one of the most exciting finishes of the night came in the Quale's Electronic Junior Stinger Main event, as Makayla Woll was able to make it 2 wins in a row by just edging Trenton Thomas at the line by less than a foot. It was a great battle between the two all race long as Thomas passed her for the race-lead mid-way through, only to be passed back by Woll, late in the race.


To cap things off for the First Federal Bank night of racing action the O'reilly Auto Parts Thunder Dogs put on another great show as White Lightning, driven by Chad Everett found its way into Victory Lane.