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VP SCORES TOP 3 PODIUM SPOTS AT THE LASALLE SPRING SHOOTOUT
Brady Smith edged out fellow Wisconsin driver, Jimmy Mars by just a few inches at LaSalle Speedway on Saturday Night in winning the Jeff's Enginemasters Spring Shootout. It was Smith's first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win since 2008. Trailing Smith and Mars to the finish line in the $10,000 to win race was John Blankenship, Chris Simpson, and Don O'Neal, with the TOP 3 drivers powered by VP Racing Fuels.
"I have to thank Jimmy (Mars) for racing me clean that was quite a race, we are happy to be here in Lucas Oil victory lane. We haven't been racing much this year, I had knee surgery back in March, and it took a while to recover from that," said Smith. With the win Smith became the seventh different winner in eleven LOLMDS events in 2013.
Mars was seeking his first LOLMDS victory since the '09 North/South 100 at Florence (KY) Speedway, but fell just short of the win. "Congratulations to Brady, I hope the fans enjoyed that race, to run 50-laps here without a yellow says something about the track and the drivers in this race. We got boxed in there behind another car and Brady was able to get around me. I thought that on the final lap, I was going to get him. I saw him slide up the track and he left and opening, but we came up just short."
Blankenship was looking for his first win of the season, and watched the action in front of him in the closing laps. "I was hoping maybe they would get together and we could sneak by for the win, we gained some points tonight, those two had a great race for the lead, I had a good battle with (Chris) Simpson for the entire race it seemed like."
Completing the top ten were Jimmy Owens, Eddie Carrier Jr., Brian Birkhofer, Steve Francis, and Randy Korte.
Posted by VP RACE FOOL on 13th May, 2013 | Comments | Trackbacks
Tags: SPRING SHOOTOUT, JOHN BLANKENSHIP, JIMMY MARS, BRADY SMITH, LASALLE SPEEDWAY, LUCAS OIL LATE MODEL DIRT SERIES
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