Needles Uses Lapped Traffic to Win @ the Zoo

Steve Needles used lapped traffic to overtake Billy Shannon with just nine laps to go and then pulled away to win Saturday nights Outlaw Super Late Model feature.  Shannon was able to hold off last week’s winner Brandon Lyons for second with hard charging Trent Hellenga coming in fourth.  Phil Bozell charged through the field to finish fifth ahead of Tom Thomas, Mark Shook, Todd Dougherty, Rick Sexton and point leader Andy Bozell.  Thomas set the evening’s quickest time during qualifying with a lap at 12.749 seconds.  Phil Bozell and Rick Senneker won the heats.


Mike Brooks stayed undefeated in the Modified division by holding off the Scott’s Sport Cards machine driven by Ben Raber.  AJ Foote finished a solid third ahead of Earl Miles and veteran Chris Orr.  Matt Bainbridge set quick time and finished sixth ahead of Ryan Wheeler, Dan Loughan, Brent Hook and Michelle Sexton.  Sexton and Raber won the heats.


Buddy Head collected his second Super Stock feature win of the year over surprising runs by Josh Trammel and Nick Gebben.  Jake Hopwood beat out Matt Corliss for fourth while Chris Shannon finished sixth ahead of Hank Miller, Kelli Jo Hofacker, Phil Bozell and Matt Frazier.  Bozell was quick time while Bryan VanZile and Tony Staffen won the heats.


On his third attempt Matt Noble collected his first Pro Stock feature win beating out a very quick Seth Moody.  Keith Wilfong continued his string of strong finishes by finishing third ahead of Ron Landis and Jeff Carper.  Ken Knapp was sixth ahead of Butch Glass, Alan Rhoderick, Tyler Hufford and Scott Elsey.  Noble was also quick time while Glass and Wilfong collected heat race wins.


The Cyber Stocks had another thrilling event with Nick Layman once again coming out on top.  Dale Leonard and Keith Dunham finished second and third ahead of Kyle Knapp and Kaylee Misak.  Doug Smith finished sixth ahead of TC Burgess, Matt Slater, Logan Knight and Brian Gregersen.  Layman was also quick time.  Doug Nelson collected the ‘B’ Feature win while Knapp, Walter Nielson, and Dunham won heats.


Next weekend is the first double header weekend of the season at the Zoo.  On Saturday the Modifieds take center stage with the $1,200 to win King of the Mods.  Outlaw Super Late Models will also be on hand with the Pro Stocks, Cyber Stocks and Michigan Legends Cars.  Then on Sunday the Belle Tire Enduro Series runs their second event of the season with the running of the Veterans 200 Enduro.  There will also be the fan favorite Spectator Drags as well as the first Powder Puff Enduro of 2010.  The night will kick off with FREE Bus Rides.  Stay up to date with all Kalamazoo Speedway news at





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