Jackson Wins Veterans 200 Enduro

Veteran driver Ron Jackson overcame a mid-race pit stop to win Sunday night’s Veterans 200 Enduro presented by Belle Tire.  Jackson, who struggled to a 24th place finish in the season opening Spring Fling 200 fought his way back from deep in the pack after the pit stop and finally made the winning pass on point leader Robert Rheinsburg.  Rheinsburg crossed the line in 2nd place but was later disqualified.  Randy Clingan, Greg LaPierre and Wayne Stack rounded out the top five.  Barry Jenkins had a strong sixth place finish ahead of Aaron Rheinsburg, Sam Andrews, Jamie Hancock and Outlaw Super Late Model driver John Chapman.  Other notable finishers included Eddy Burgen in 12th, Brian Amos in 13th and Zach Cook in 44th.

Angie LaPierre brought home the victory in the first Powder Puff Enduro of the season holding off Lindsey Gernaat, Amy Easey, Terri Miller and Beth Kelly.  Kelly Switzer, Connie Wilfong, Kerry DenBaber, Audrey Lambrecht and Tami VanArsdal rounded out the top ten.

Next up on the schedule is the inaugural Lane 75 for the Outlaw Super Late Models this Saturday, June 5.  The Late Models will go 75 laps for $1,250 to win.  All restarts will be double file and most importantly the top three finishers will lock into the July 4 AllStar Performance All-Star Shootout.  Currently only Terry Senneker, Steve Needles, Andy Bozell and Brandon Lyons have locked into the sixteen car event.  Drivers looking at this week as their best chance to lock into the event include point leader Trent Hellenga, former Berlin Raceway champion Tom Thomas, Billy Shannon, Super Stock champion Phil Bozell and multiple time Limited Late Model champion Rick Sexton.  In addition to the Lane 75 all other weekly classes will be in competition as well with several Modifieds expected to be gearing up for Sunday’s Race Status 50 presented by AllStar Performance for the USA Modified Series.  Also on hand Sunday will be the USST Truck Series, VROA Coupes and the MCR Dwarf Cars.  For all Kalamazoo Speedway information log into www.kalamazoospeedway.com.


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