(6/24) Merced, Ca – The Merced native went to victory lane in the Four Banger Main Event for a third time this season. It’s the second points win for Odishoo who now sits back six points behind Andrew Fountain.
“We’re hungry. We want that Championship. Kelly’s Yard Service (co-owner of team #48) has us focused. ” said Alex Odishoo in Victory Lane. “We’ve been through thick and thin, and spending extra time on the car this week really paid off. I’m running great and I’m telling you, more wins are coming.” The Bad Boy is chasing down points leader Andrew Fountain who had to jump in a fellow rivals car for the day.
Fountain’s ‘Dirty Thirty’ is still sidelined from the hard hit he suffered on June 13th. The car is being worked on by L&J Customs, and so Fountain jumped inside the L&J Customs #95 car! Fountain drove to a fourth place finish. Afterwards Fountain told the media “I’ve finished second nine times and I’m going to continue to chase down that elusive win. I have to thank L&J Customs for working on my car and helping me out. With out them I still wouldn’t be the Points Leader,” Fountain, however, has more than just Odishoo knocking on the door for the All Star Championship. Strickland, who sits third place in the points, is only 101 points back, but he’ll be the first to tell ya there is still tons of time left, “I’m bringing my A-Game. I’m stronger than ever and next week I’ll be back in my main car and I’ll be coming for Fountain and Odishoo. This Championship chase is far from being over.” Strickland had to jump in his second car after finding mechanical problems with his Integra. Strickland finished third place in Sunday’s race, behind Jason Lewis and Curtis Cunha finished fifth.
Bob Williamson drove the Dale Ferriera entry to Victory Lane, his first win of the 2012 Season beating out Bill Egleson in the #15e. Egleston was on a mission leading the first half of the race battling with Points Leader Robbie Jeppesen. Jeppesen had trouble with a few laps before the finish spinning out in turn four setting up a caution one of the few yellows the Main Event had. On the restart Williamson drove around Egleston and took off from the field to take the checkered flag. Chester Kniss from Antioch finished third, making his first start at Merced Speedway of the season. Mark Odgers finished fourth place with Danny Mendes finishing fifth. Jeppesen finished sixth place and still holds the points lead over Egleston by a slim margin of 38.
The Valley Sportsman class started with Mike Haussman having mechanical problems that ended his night early but Shane Hausmann jumped out with the lead and led all 15 green flag laps to take the Main Event win. Shane had a battle early from Jeff Bristow in the #39 car but Bristow got in the loose stuff on the inside of turn one and spun out. Bristow recovered to take third place with Prothro coming home in second. Super Stock division saw ‘Fast’ Freddy Ryland sweep his Heat race and Main Event as the Brentwood Native went to victory lane again. Hobby Stock witnessed Mark Key in his #67m hit the track for the first time this season and lead all 12 laps in the Feature Main to take the win. Second place went to David Coleman, third was Jim Watson and fourth was Steve Torres.
All results are reflective of on track finishes and not reflective of official disqualifications, or penalties.This story reflects on track finishes only.
By Oval Motorsports