Johnson Wins Fantastic 600 Duel at Deming Speedway
Everson, WA – An epic duel at the front of the field saw Kyle Johnson roll to his second win of the season at Deming Speedway on the first of two Mt Baker Academics and Athletics nights at the track. The top four finishers in each main event locked into a top eight redraw for the Saturday night finale.
The Speedmart 600 Open division watched two veterans engage in an epic duel for the win.. Kyle Johnson and Jared Peterson ran nearly nose to tail every lap of the race. Johnson would lead the first thirteen laps before getting caught in the slicked over middle of the track and losing the top spot to Peterson on lap 14. Johnson rallied back to the inside of Peterson into turn two and reclaimed the top spot coming to the line on lap 15. From there, Peterson tried high, low and middle to make his way back by Johnson but Kyle countered each move with a line change of his own to drive to his second win of the season. Peterson was second, with Chance Crum third and Cody Hogarth claiming the final lock in spots. Johnson, Hogarth, Jeremy Holz and Reese Wickard won the heat races.
In his first race after his Clay Cup win, Steven Hendrickson returned to victory lane in the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 class. Hendrickson led all 25 laps without serious challenge in taking the win. Jared Gundersen, Chance Crum and Holmwood took the final three lock in spots. Heat wins went to Cal Herdson, Nate Vaughn and Terry Lewis.
Levi Klatt came out on top of a stout battle for the win in the Mytrafficman.NET 600 Restricted class. Blaine Granberg led the first 11 laps before Klatt got by him for the lead. The pair stayed close as they raced into traffic until Granberg caught contact with a slower car and flipped with just a few laps to go. With open track ahead of him on the restart, Klatt would drive on to the win, with Lane Taylor, Malachi Gemmer and Jayden Whitney finishing one through four. The heat winners were Brody Ferguson, Taylor, Jesson Jacobson and Gemmer.
Levi Kuntz ran to his fourth win of the year in the Clean Crawls Junior Sprints. Kuntz snuck underneath McKenna Morgan on lap nine and went on the score the win. Levi Hillier, Kane Van Sickle and Morgan picked up the lock in spots for tomorrow night’s feature. Heat wins went to Kuntz and Drake Hadlock.
Speedmart 600 Open
Heat 1 – Kyle Johnson, Chance Crum, Derek Torkelson, Kyle Mitchell, Parker Hadlock, Kaitlyn Hammer, Austin Woods
Heat 2 – Cody Hogarth, Ryley Mayer, Tanner Reid, Seth Anderlini, Jake Trueman, Jordi Meese, Dakota
Heat 3 – Jeremy Holz, Jared Peterson, Dylan Resch, Cam Smith, Reece Goetz, Devin Fisher, Jason Schapansky
Heat 4 – Reese Wickard, Malachi Gemmer, Kyle Kennedy, Levi Klatt, Austin Edson, Alex Riesch, Colin Mackey
B Main – Jordi Meese, Trueman, Mackey, Edson, Hammer, Goetz, Riesch, Woods, Hadlock, Fisher, Schapansky
A Main – Kyle Johnson, Peterson, Crum, Hogarth, Mayer, Mitchell, Wickard, Klatt, Trueman, Kennedy, Mackey, Smith, Holz, Reid, Resch, Meese, Torkelson, Gemmer, Edson, Anderlini
Lap Leaders – Johnson 1-13 Peterson 14 Johnson 15-25
Hard Charger – Trueman +9
Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200
Heat 1 – Cal Herdson, Jared Gundersen, Chance Crum, Tyson Lemley, Dakota Drake, Dick Williams
Heat 2 – Terry Lewis, Derek Holmwood, Steven Hendrickson, Seth Hespe, Tanner Schoonover, Alan Lindquist
Heat 3 – Nate Vaughn, Alex Lewis, Frosty Metcalfe, Clennon Holloway, Tanner Reid, Bryce Bogardus
Main – Steven Hendrickson, Gundersen, Crum, Holmwood, Holloway, T Lewis, Metcalfe, Hespe, A Lewis, Drake, Lemley, Williams, Schoonover, Lindquist, Herdson, Vaughn, Reid
Lap Leaders – Hendrickson 1-25
Hard Charger – Holloway +6
Mytrafficman.NET 600 Restricted
Heat 1 – Brody Ferguson, Jayden Whitney, Ben Ferrara, Keira Zylstra, Tank Chorney, Diane Knutzen
Heat 2 – Lane Taylor, Levi Klatt, Haylee Bloodgood, Axel Oudman, Levi Hillier, Zooey Tupper
Heat 3 – Jesson Jacobson, Caleb Grantham, Blaine Granberg, Seth Anderlini, Cejay Adkins
Heat 4 – Malachi Gemmer, Audrey Balemrt, Mitchell Helsel, Tyler Conley, Rylee Kentch
B Main – Seth Anderlini, Chorney, Helsel, Tupper, Kentch, Knutzen
A Main – Levi Klatt, Taylor, Gemmer, Whitney, Zylstra, Ferrara, Oudman, Ferguson, Jacobson, Adkins, Bloodgood, Helsel, Chorney, Grantham, Conley, Anderlini, Hillier, Granberg, Balmert, Tupper
Lap Leaders – Granberg 1-11 Klatt 12-25
Hard Charger – Ferrara +9
Clean Crawls Junior Sprints
Heat 1 – Levi Kuntz, McKenna Morgan, Kane Van Sickle, Conner Sagmoen, Realee Bourdon, Elizabeth Wade
Heat 2 – Drake Hadlock, Levi Hillier, Peyton Drake, Avery Askvig, Cruz Kentch, Jonathan Bright
Main – Levi Kuntz, Hillier, Van Sickle, Morgan, Askvig, Hadlock, Bright, Kentch, Wade, Bourdon, Sagmoen, Drake
Lap Leaders – Morgan 1-8 Kuntz 9-20
Hard Charger – Kuntz +5