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Marang continues his winning ways at Yakima Speedway

July 30, 2012

For Immediate Release: Yakima Speedway Media Relations

Marang continues his winning ways at Yakima Speedway
Yakima, WA (July 28, 2012)-Chris Marang continued his march towards an
H&H Pure Stock Championship with his third consecutive victory in the
division to pad his points lead over Rob Allen and the hard charging
Tim Hitchcock.

Hitchcock kicked the night off by grabbing the division's fast time
award and followed up with a pair of second place finishes in the A
Trophy Dash and main event respectively. Allen rebounded from a
fourth-place finish in the dash to net a third-place run in the main
event.

Kyle Wade and Mike Denton rounded out the top-5 finishing order for
the Pure Stocks as the season heads into the second-half.

In the Speedway Mini-Stock class, Cody Denton rose to the occasion
when it mattered most as the points leader ground out a win to
continue his chase for the classes first-ever championship. Denton
missed setting fast time and ran third in his trophy dash but was able
to take advantage of main event leader Mike Valchich's misfortune.
Denton moved to the top spot in the running order when Valchich
suffered motor trouble and yielded to the field as he pitted.

Josh Parmentier and Jesse Eaton closed out the top-3 finishing order
for the Mini-Stocks.

Just when it appeared that Lucas Valdez had gotten control of a
sub-par season the sophomore jinx continued for the Tri-Cities driver.
Sailing to the top of qualifying in the Burger Ranch Sportsman
division appeared to set the table for Valdez to claim his first
victory of the season at Yakima Speedway but mechanical difficulties
forced the division's defending Rookie of the Year to pit and as a
result a finish at the tail end of the field.

With Valdez pitting the focus was on defending champion and current
points leader, Buck Noel Jr., who gave the crowd a thrill show with a
four-lap shootout between himself and Kyler Conduff. The drivers took
a low and high line respectively on the night's final caution and tore
off into Turn No. 1 with Noel edging the Naches native out of the top
spot. From there Noel held Conduff off for a victory that continues
his points lead while Conduff netted his best finish of the season.

Brad Morrison, Jerry Walker Jr. and Don Klang rounded out the top-5
finishing order for the Sportsman division.

Jeff Ball has had the hot hand in the CWI Security/EZ Credit Auto
Sales Hornet division but the racing luck was not on the points
leaders side as he suffered damage in a main event incident that
forced him to the pits. This opened the door for a new race winner as
Nathan Voyles finally broke through for his first win of the season
with Rodger Eaton and Bailey Broers in tow. Ball continues to lead the
chase for the 2012 division championship but will have competition in
the form of Voyles and Broers through the remainder of the season as
the pair have been improving each race.

Chris VanAmburg built a Sea Galley Bump-to-Pass car in June for the
chance to keep racing after his Sportsman car's engine expired. Since
debuting the Bump-to-Pass car in early July VanAmburg has been the
talk of the class as he appears to be the driver who can challenge
points leader Josh Aguirre as well as Todd Nunn and Dennis Clouse for
victories. Such was the case on Saturday night as the always popular
class closed out the racing schedule with a grueling match between
VanAmburg, Aguirre, Clouse Shannon Davis and Tim Sutton.

When the dust settled, only VanAmburg, Davis and Nunn were left
running and thus brought home top-3 finishes. It was VanAmburg's
second victory of the year in the class.

Yakima Speedway returns to action next weekend with the 360 Cast Iron
Nationals for Winged Sprint Cars that features some of the top sprint
car drivers in the region. Also racing will be the West Coast Vintage
Racers and vintage Modifieds. 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.

July 28, 2012 Yakima Speedway Results-
Finishing Order:
Pure Stocks
Fast time: TJ Hitchcock 24.094
B Trophy dash:
Joe Estep
Mike Denton
Eric Coble
A Trophy Dash
Chris Marang
TJ Hitchcock
Kyle Wade
Rob Allen
Main Event
Chris Marang
TJ Hitchcock
Rob Allen
Kyle Wade
Mike Denton
Joe Estep
Eric Coble

Mini Stocks:
Fast Time: Josh Parmentier 25.078
B Trophy Dash:
Owen Berglund
Jesse Eaton
Tim Breshears
Kenny Mullins
Joshua Reiners
A Trophy Dash
Josh Parmentier
Mike Valchich
Cody Denton
Kyle Wade
Main Event
Cody Denton
Josh Parmentier
Jesse Eaton
Owen Berglund
Tim Breshears
Kenny Mullins
Kyle Wade
Joshua Reiners
Mike Valchich


Sportsman:
Fast Time Lucas Valdez 22.849
C Trophy Dash
James Norman
Larry Norman
Trevor Flora
B Trophy Dash
Don Klang
Terry Cook
Brad Morrison
Derek Denton
A Trophy Dash
Jerry Walker Jr
Kyler Conduff
Lucas Valdez
Buck Noel JR
Main Event
Buck Noel JR
Kyler Conduff
Brad Morrison
Jerry Walker Jr
Don Klang
Derrick Denton
Larry Norman
James Norman
Trevor Flora
Terry Cook
Chris Morrison
Lucas Valdez




Hornets:
Fast Time: Jeff Ball 17.727
B Trophy Dash
Bobby Stewart JR
Robert Patton
Paul Townsend
Cory Weishaar
Joshua Reiners
A Trophy Dash
Rodger Eaton
Nathan Voyles
Bailey Broers
Jeff Ball
Main Event
Nathan Voyles
Rodger Eaton
Bailey Broers
Bobby Stewart Jr
Joshua Reiners
Robert Patton
Paul Townsend
Jeff Ball

Bump to pass
Fast Time Josh Aguirre 16.079
C Trophy Dash
Todd Nunn
Justin Heigh
Dennis Clouse
Tim Sutton
B Trophy Dash
Kellie Zacharias
Bobby Trujillo
Tacoda Rojas
Alex Marquis
A Trophy Dash
Chris VanAmburg
Shannon Davis
Joe Stevens
BJ Tidrick
Main Event Top-3
Chris VanAmburg
Shannon Davis
Todd Nunn
 

 

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