Exciting 600 Finish Thrills Deming Speedway Crowd
Deming , WA - On a chilly Friday night, Deming Speedway fans were treated to a fantastic night of racing presented by Diehl Ford and Guardian Security. Jared Peterson and Liam Ryan left the exiting crowd breathless as the two went nose to tail for 25 laps in the 600 Open division main event before Peterson emerged triumphant. Brock Lemley became the first two time winner on the year in the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 class, while Eli Schmidt and Tyler McLeod won the mains in the 600 Restricted and Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints.
In the finale of the evening, Jared Peterson and Liam Ryan were locked into a heavyweight championship style battle for supremacy where the winner wasn’t determined until the final corner of the final lap. Peterson led every lap, but only led the final 100 or so feet of lap 25, as Ryan had shot around Jared in turn 1 and slammed the door shut (seemingly) going into turn 3. Peterson, who had successfully defended the bottom groove over the bulk of the race, took to the high side and used heavy lapped traffic in the middle of the turn to set a basketball style pick on Liam, retaking the lead and scoring the win in the process. Robbie Price was third. Kevin Wilkinson was quick time. Heat wins went to Skyler Jennings, Chase Schmidt, Keith Wickard and Brock Lemley.
For the second straight week, Brock Lemley scored the victory in the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 division. His path to victory was significantly tougher this weekend, with Jared Gundersen staying within striking distance for the duration of the 25 lap main event, but never quite close enough to show Brock a wheel. Steven Hendrickson ran third. Gundersen was quick time. Hendrickson and Dwayne Mackey won the heats.
Eli Schmidt was a wire to wire winner in an intense 600 Restricted main event. Schmidt held off a strong challenge from Kaitlyn Hammer amongst heavy lapped traffic to score the victory. The top two were followed to the line by Tanner Holm, who set quick time on the night. Heat wins went to Ashley Thompson, Brandee Wood, Isaac Abenroth and Dylan Resch.
Tyler McLeod won his first main event of the season in a fast paced affair in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints. McLeod led every lap of the main event with Haley Constance right on his tail for the majority of the contest. Levi Klatt was third for the second straight week. Constance was fast time and won her heat race. McLeod and Klatt won the other heats.
Deming Speedway Beats Mother Nature on Opening Night
Deming, WA – After an initial flurry of rain delayed activities, the fans at Deming Speedway were treated to a great night of racing presented by Pacific Power Batteries. Main event winners on the night were Dustin O’Brien, Brock Lemley, Reese Wickard and Haley Constance.
In the 600 Open division, Dustin O’Brien took home the opening night victory. O’Brien ascended to the lead on lap when race leader Brock Lemley hit a rut and lost control of his car temporarily. After regaining control, Lemley and O’Brien had a fantastic race that ended on lap 20 when mechanical woes forced Brock pit side and gave Dustin a clear path to victory. Liam Ryan and Austin Sheridan rounded out the podium, both racing their way from deep in the field to strong finishes. Heat races were lined up by pill draw, as the wet weather washed away time trials for all classes. Heat race winners in the 600 class were Chase Schmidt (from 6th), Ryan and Joe Constance.
Brock Lemley scored an opening night win in the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 division. Brock was the only wire to wire winner on the evening, leading lap one to twenty five with little trouble, lapping all the way up to 4th in the process. Clennon Holloway had a strong night, winning his heat race and finishing second in the main. Steven Hendrickson brought his car home third. Rob Braun won a heat race and was running strong till a vicious early lap flip ended his main event.
Fans were treated to a fantastic finish in the 600 Restricted division. Reese Wickard had held the lead since lap four and despite heavy traffic, held point comfortably with about 7 laps remaining. That was until JJ Thomas turned on the jets, rapidly closing the gap and putting his front nerf solidly on the back bumper of Wickard to let him know he was there. The two drivers were nose to tail of the course of the final few circuits and when the dust settled, Wickard held on in a thrilling finish over Thomas, who ran a career best second. Kaitlyn Hammer also closed strong late with a third place. Heat winners were Hammer, Thomas and Brandee Wood.
A wild Kasey Kahne Junior Sprint finish found Haley Constance holding of a strong run by Peyton Hagen to score her first win of the 2014 campaign. Levi Klatt closed strong late as well to take home a third place. Heat wins in the division went to Hagen, Klatt and Alex Gouy.
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