Photo: Dayton Sutterby - Finish Line Photos
PATRICK KAY WINS WILD FACTORY STOCK CONTEST AT HUMBOLDT SPEEDWAY!
by Scott Lee Stewart
May 25, 2012
Here we go; it's the last lap of the most hotly contested Factory Stock feature of the year. Into turns 1 and 2, Patrick Kay has just enough momentem to pull away from Ethan Lamons. Their dead even down the back chute, but Lamons has been strong in 3 and 4 all night. Both drivers rocket into the turns with a full head of steam. Coming off the #4 turn, Lamons has the lead. Man he's fast. Halfway to the flag, somehow, all most by will power, Kay's #16 Chevrolet gets a bite. At the flag: it's Patrick Kay for his first feature win of the season! Eathan Lamons finishes a proud runner up. Daryl Drake, who had the best seat in the house for this one, is third. David Matlock scores fourth, with Derek Yocham fifth.
Next up, USRA modified A feature action. Whitey Folk blasts off into the lead. 25 laps is a long time to be out front, especially with a posse of big dog Modified driver in tow, including (cue the theme from "Jaw's") one Johnny Bone, Jr.
Bone waits paitently, passing one, then two, now he's into lapped traffic, roughly 3 car lengths behind Folk. Together, they rocket into a pack of lapped cars. Both drivers are blasting thru traffic, but suddenly, with just the hint of an opening, Bone is in the lead. And, with 3 laps left, he will not be challenged. Bone makes it 2 in a row! Whitey Folk gave it his all, but fate dealt him second place. Third was John Allen, Tanner Mullins fourth, Randy Zimmerman fifth.
No such drama for Tyler Kidwell, who cruised to yet another Pure Stock feature win. Not that runner up Derek Micheal didn't make a valiant effort, starting in 10th. Levi Phillips was next, followed by Ryan Smith, who started last but finished fourth, and Mike Churning in fifth.
USRA B-Mod action saw Jeremy Chambers scoring a well deserved win. Outside pole sitter Curt Drake was second. Tim VanGotten, Jeremy Wilson, and Jimmie Davis rounded out the top 5.
Part 2 of the Memorial Day festivities at The Hummer will be Sunday, May 27th, with the annual Dewaine Whitworth Memorial, featuring USRA vs NCRA Modifieds, along with all the other classes.
B-Mods will get the night off on Friday, June 1st, as the MLRA late Models make their first appearance at The Hummer in 10 years! Modifieds, Pure and Factory Stock will run as well.
Photos coutesy of Dayton Sutterby
Humboldt, Kansas 66748
Date of Race: Friday, May 25, 2012
Whitworth Construction Pure Stock
HEAT 1 Tyler Kidwell, Bryon Wunschell, Mike Churning, Stetson Deets, Derek Michael,
George Reimer, Donnie Devers, Travis Barker
HEAT 2 Levi Phillips, Mike Aiello, Tony Morris, Danah Hampton, Timothy Beth, Floyd
Taggart, Ryan Smith
A FEATURE Tyler Kidwell, Derek Michael, Levi Phillips, Ryan Smith, Mike Churning,
Bryon Wunschel, Danah Hampton, Tony Morris, Stetson Deets, Timothy Beth,
George Reimer, Travis Barker, Donnie Devers, Mike Aiello
HEAT 1 Scott Stuart, Ethan Lamons, Steve Stuart, Brandon Weide, David Matlock, Derryl
Aiello, William Joyce
HEAT 2 Derrek Wilson, Rick Aiello, Derek Yocham, Patrick Kay, Daryl Drake, Jarrid Johnson
A FEATURE Patrick Kay, Ethan Lamons, Daryl Drake, David Matlock, Derek Yocham,
Rick Aiello, Jarrid Johnson, Derrek Wilson, Brandon Weide, Derryl Aiello, William
Joyce, Steve Stuart, Scott Stuart
Ray’s Metal Depot USRA B-Mod
HEAT 1 Jeremy Chambers, Tim VanGotten, Riley Whitworth, Kenny Shaw, Andy Bryant,
Leon Bash, Steven Trester
HEAT 2 Curt Drake, Jimmie Davis, Jeremy Wilson, David Mason, Brandon Jones, Jack
Knauss, Mike Letterman
A FEATURE Jeremy Chambers, Curt Drake, Tim VanGotten, Jeremy Wilson, Jimmie
Davis, Riley Whitworth, Brandon Jones, Steven Trester, Kenny Shaw, Mike
Letterman, David Mason, Andy Bryant, Leon Bash, Jack Knauss
HEAT 1 Dustin Campbell, Randy Zimmerman, Dennis Bishop, Dalton Kirk, Cody Schniepp,
Allan Broers, Jessy Willard
HEAT 2 Justin Folk, Tanner Mullens, Bryce Schniepp, Gene Hogan, Cole Becker, Brian Bolin,
HEAT 3 Johnny Bone Jr., John Allen, Chase Sigg, Scott Daniels, Jess Folk Jr., JR Sandlion
A FEATURE Johnny Bone Jr., Justin Folk, John Allen, Tanner Mullens, Randy
Zimmerman, Jess Folk Jr., Dustin Campbell, Scott Daniels, Cody Schniepp, Dennis
Bishop, Chase Sigg, Jessy Willard, JR Sandlion, C