Brooks Tops Opening Test Session @ the Zoo


Brooks Tops Opening Test Session @ the Zoo

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Two-time defending NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Outlaw Super Late Model champion Mike “Bubba” Brooks picked up where he left off by leading the first of two pre-season test sessions Saturday afternoon at Kalamazoo Speedway. Jeff Bozell made his return to full-time Outlaw Super Late Model racing by turning the second fastest time ahead of Matt Frazier, AJ Foote and Dave Lober. The second half of the top ten was led by Brandon Zachary over Dan Roodvoets, Andrew DeVreese, Todd Harrington and Tom Rutherford.

In the Super Stock division Eric McGlothlen was the fastest with a lap of 13.658 seconds. Chris Shannon was second quick ahead of former champion Kenny Head, Brandon Lyons and Tom Wright. Jon Beach was sixth quickest ahead of Rodney Smith, Austin Maynard, Gary Denzel and Mike Williams.

The Pro Stocks saw Matt Elsey top the speed charts over defending champion John Foote. Matt Corliss was third ahead of John Foote in his second car and Scott Elsey. “Big Papa” Keith Wilfong was sixth fastest of the Pro Stocks beating out Dave Hopwood, Brad VanAvery, Jerry Zachary and Duane Procter.

Former Mini Stock track champion Frank Stager was the quickest of the Mini Stocks with a lap of 14.644 seconds. Logan Knight was second quickest ahead of Brian Echtinaw, Andrew Brest and Donnie Brest.

The Outlaw Cyber Stocks hit the track for the first time with young Keegan Dykstra topping the charts with a lap at 15.961 seconds. Doug Nelson was second ahead of Jeremy Young, Alysa James and Drew Maxwell.

The debut of the Flip Flop Cyber Stocks saw Brad Hall as the quickest with a lap of 17.675 seconds. Brandy Emerson, Tiffany McConnaudghey, Lynne Zachary and Keith Ribble rounded out the top five.

Next Saturday, April 18 will be the second and final pre-season test of the season. Pit gates will open at noon with practice running from 1:00-5:00. Then on Saturday, April 25 the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season will commence with Opening Night featuring the Intimidator 100 for the Outlaw Super Late Models. Super Stocks, Pro Stocks, Mini Stocks, Outlaw Cyber Stocks and Flip Flop Cyber Stocks will also be in action.

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