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8/24/13 News

This past Saturday night at Magic Valley Speedway it was all about total carnage and great racing as Watkins Distributing and KMVT presented the Bud Light Trailer Race of Destruction, as well as a 50 lap main-event for the Commercial Tire Super Stocks.

                The Bud Light Trailer Race of Destruction was as crazy as ever. On lap 1, a car lost a camper off its trailer on the exit of turn 4 and it was annihilated the very next lap, scattering debris all over the track. This made things crazy, as some of the trailers began popping tires from running through the carnage. When all the chaos was settled, cars hooked to one another trailers, dead on the track and debris everywhere, it was Scotty Neal driving, The Hoffa-Mobile, taking home the big trophy and earning the bragging rights of being the winner of the 2013 Bud-Light Trailer Race of Destruction.

                For the Pehrson Motorsports team, things are heating up between father and son; Dan and Casey Pehrson. As the season is winding down, the points battle is getting closer and with Casey beating Dan by one spot in the main event, he and the #26 team were able to cut the 8 point lead in half and close the night just 4 points back from his father.

                It was a good night for McKean Motorsports and Kris McKean.  The #7 car started from the front row and checked out. However, to make things interesting, Shannon Shirley and the #73 team came to the track prepared and was fast from the get-go. Despite being beaten badly by McKean at the beginning of the race, the #73 car came to life with about ten laps in and began reeling in the #7 of McKean. Unfortunately, for Shirley, catching and passing are two different things and although he made things interesting for the fans, Shirley was unable to pass the #7 and was forced to finish in the 2nd position.  Jim Hall driving his #2 Ford  ran well with another strong 3rd place finish. Rick Fowble, in just his 3rd race of the season, showed another solid night of improvement, as they finished in the 4th spot.

                Although Mitch Pehrson has a pretty good lock on the points lead, the racing and competition in the series could not be better. After a dominating performance last weekend by the #3 team and Paul Browne, it was 2012 Brennan’s Carpet Streets champion Ernie Hall’s turn to drive that car and see if it had what it takes to win 2 weeks in a row, with two different drivers. To do so, Hall had to start from the back of the pack. And right away Hall showed the strength of that blue and yellow Camaro as he drove right to the front of the pack. Unfortunately for Hall, Mitch Pehrson and the #18 team had already obtained the lead, both cars were good and the battle lasted nearly the entirety of the 30 lap main. But in the end the #18 was able to hold off the #2, and Mitch Pehrson took home the trophy for the 8th time this year.  Jeff Peck, who turned the fastest lap of the night, was able to hold off the #1 car of Elijah Fiscus, for another top 3 finish.

                In the Quale’s Electronic Junior Stingers it was a good night for Trenton Thomas as he was able to drive through the field and pass the #20 of KC Sutton, for the top spot and rights to the night’s trophy. Thomas celebrated in victory lane with his usual Carl Edwards like backflip. KC Sutton finished in the 2nd spot with new driver Brenner Gill finishing in the 3rd spot. And despite being wrecked hard into the wall off of turn 2, Gracie Pehrson drove a great race to finished in the 4th spot.

                In the Sharis Café Hornets it was Steve Edens driving the #23 car, taking home the win. He did so by holding off the #44 of Cody Bourgeouis and the #15 of Roy Boots. Doug “The Tank” Brownfield finished 4th and Scotty Neal, driving the #74, came home 5th