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Marang pads points lead with Sportsman victory at Yakima Speedway

June 25, 2012

For Immediate Release: Yakima Speedway Media Relations

Marang pads points lead with Sportsman victory at Yakima Speedway
Yakima, WA (June 23, 2012)-Chris Marang is proving he has no sophomore
slump in his pit area as he picked up his third main event victory of
the season in the H&H Furniture Pure Stock main event held Saturday
night at Yakima Speedway.

Last season's Rookie of the Year has battled Rob Allen through
countless laps in 2012 and this weekend would be no different as
Marang claimed fast time and held off a hard charging Allen over the
finale's final laps. Kyle Wade nabbed his second consecutive third
place finish in the division while also taking home a victory in the
night's A-Trophy Dash.

Tim Hitchcock and Peppie Rojas rounded out the top-5 running order at
the checkered flag.

Buck Noel Jr. has established himself as the man to beat in the Burger
Ranch Sportsman division as the defending series champion captured his
second consecutive main event victory over last season's Rookie of the
Year, Lucas Valdez.

For Valdez it was his second consecutive top-3 finish in a main event
and moves the Tri-Cities native into a solid second-place position in
the points chase for the 2012 championship with plenty of racing left
in the season.

Morgan Morrison's third-place run in the Sportsman finale was his best
effort of the season with Don Klang and James Norman rounding out the
top-5.

Jeff Ball continues to show the way in the CWI Security/EZ Credit Auto
Sales Hornet division as the veteran outlasted Joshua Henne and Bailey
Broers for the main event victory. Also having strong nights were AJ
Rose in his first race at Yakima Speedway in 2012 and Nathan Voyles
who was in Henne's former car for the first time this season. The pair
trailed Ball, Henne and Broers to the stripe at the completion of the
15-lap main event.

For Rose the night was a double amount of success as he went on to
pick-up the victory in the Speedway Mini-Stock division's main event
over points leader Cody Denton with Henne also having a double top-3
run on the evening with his third-place effort.

Josh Aguirre is a driver who appears to be unstoppable in the Sea
Galley Bump-to-Pass class as he earned his fifth consecutive main
event victory in as many starts. Aguirre had picked up his last two
checkered flags with passes for the lead and eventual victory coming
on the night's final lap. This weekend found Aguirre using a bit of
racing luck as leader Bobby Trujillo got tangled in a four-car knot
entering turn three that allowed Aguirre, who had been running in
second-place, to get by the collision and take over the top spot in
the running order. From there Aguirre cruised in the final handful of
laps to set-up a run for a half-dozen helping of main event victories
when the class returns to action in a few weeks.

Dan Lowther and Dylan Caldwell made the trek from Idaho's Treasure
Valley to help the Speedway kick off its Late Model Sportsman division
with the duo running one-two at the checkered flag at the end of their
main event with Chase Kirk rounding out the top-3.

Yakima Speedway returns to action on July 4 with their annual 4th of
July Demolition Derby extravaganza. For more information log onto
yakimaspeedway.us or the tracks page on Facebook. For ticket and other
information call the Speedway Hotline at (509) 248-0647.

June 23, 2012 Yakima Speedway Results-

Speedway Late Model Sportsman Main Event
1) Dan Lowther
2) Dylan Caldwell
3) Chase Kirk
DNS- Tim Breshears
Fast Time- Dan Lowther
A Trophy Dash- Dylan Caldwell

CWI Security/EZ Credit Auto Sales Main Event
1) Jeff Ball
2) Joshua Henne
3) Bailey Broers
4) AJ Rose
5) Nathan Voyles
6) Rodger Eaton
7) Roy Colvin
8) Robert Patton
9) Cory Weishaar
10) Troy Place
Fast Time- Joshua Henne
A Trophy Dash- Jeff Ball
B Trophy Dash- Bailey Broers

H&H Furniture Pure Stocks Main Event
1) Chris Marang
2) Rob Allen
3) Kyle Wade
4) Tim Hitchcock
5) Peppie Rojas
6) Mike Denton
7) Harold Emmons
8) Joe Estep
9) Daniel Coble
10) Eric Coble
Fast Time- Chris Marang
A-Trophy Dash- Kyle Wade
B-Trophy Dash- Peppie Rojas

Mini-Stock Main Event
1) AJ Rose
2) Cody Denton
3) Joshua Henne
Fast Time- Cody Denton
A-Trophy Dash- Cody Denton

Burger Ranch Sportsman Main Event
1) Buck Noel Jr.
2) Lucas Valdez
3) Morgan Morrison
4) Don Klang
5) James Norman
6) Kyler Conduff
7) Josh Johnston
8) Tony Huffines
9) Terry Cook
Fast Time- Buck Noel Jr.
A-Trophy Dash- Kyler Conduff
B-Trophy Dash- Morgan Morrison

Sea Galley Bump-to-Pass Main Event
1) Josh Aguirre
2) Kellie Zacharias
3) Dennis Clouse
4) Shannon Davis
5) Wes Heigh
6) Joe Stevens
7) Todd Nunn
Fast Time- Josh Aguirre
A-Dash- Josh Aguirre
B-Dash- Joe Stevens
C-Dash- Kellie Zacharias
 
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