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9-22-12 News

September 22nd, 2012
 
Champions, Champions, Champions!
 
 
( Twin Falls , Idaho ) Quale's Electronics Championship night at MVS turned out to be a real winner. Heading into the final night of the NASCAR Whelen All American Series championships in the NASCAR Home Track program, champagne and sparkling cider awaited the eventual champions in the speedways famous victory lane.
 
Kris McKean poised to win his unprecedented fourth straight Commercial Tire Super Stock championship was looking for a win as the hunt for the prestigious NASCAR Rookie of the Year between 15 year old Hannah Newhouse and Casey Pehrson was unfolding. Pehrson battled hard and after a late caution restarted next to his Dad Dan Pehrson who had led for most of the race. He made a charge into the lead and never looked back. Meanwhile Newhouse finishing fourth was not quite good enough to seal the deal for rookie honors as Pehrsons win was enough to push him into second place overall in points and Rookie of the Year.
 
The Brennans Carpet Street Stocks point’s leader Ernie Hall wanted badly to go out not only a champion but the final main event winner or at least ahead of his mentor Dale Miles. He did just that, but, just barely! He won with Miles behind him in second and Jason Todd third. His kids, grandkids and extended family joined him in victory lane.
 
Jay MacDonald wrapped up the rookie of the year award finishing well enough to put him ahead of fellow rookie contender Russell Dalton.
The Quale’s Electronics Junior Stingers Hailey Douglas was ready to celebrate her first championship but first a main event stood in between her and the celebration. She fought hard and had a spirited run with late trouble sending her to the rear of the field but nobody could catch her in points. Meanwhile Makayla Woll drove a cool, calm and collected race, winning her second main event of the season and securing third place in points overall. Justice Dalton was second with K.C. Sutton third. Douglas celebrated the championship with her family in victory lane spraying sparkling cider over everyone.
 
A new comer in the Car Store Thunderdogs christened "White Lightening" looked to make an impact as The "Wood Pecker" and "Tank" Douglas Brownfield were tied entering the main event. White Lightening proved to be a worthy contender and after numerous spins and near carnage on the track the end of the race found both tied still! A white flag lap found the Woodpecker leading and that’s all he needed to do to wrap up his championship. It was the second championship for driver Jeff Peck. Peck earned his first as the Magic Valley Pipe Hornet Champion the week before. As a Demo, Boat Race & Trailer Race driver, along with his Hornet and Thunder Dog duties, Peck stands as the hardest working driver at the speedway in 2012.
 
ASA Pro Trucks finished their season with a 50 lap main event. Scott Luttmer had a small point’s cushion coming into his night and managed, barely, to hold onto it. Jerry Rice the two time defending champion needed to win and needed Luttmer to finish behind him enough for him to take the championship. Luttmer did not follow Rice's plan even though Rice did just what he needed to do by racing to the front and wining. Doug Dugger and John Newhouse rounded out the top three, but, Luttmer was a steady fourth and won the championship by 4 points!
 
Next up at MVS, November 10th 2012; Champions Banquet, Canyon Crest Dinning and Event Center . See www.magicvalleyspeedway.com for details.