Fan Appreciation Night at MRP Kicks Off Holiday Weekend


A nice crowd of fans were on hand to kick off the holiday weekend and it was the Diamond Cut Lawn Care Sport Mod division starting the racing action with Wallingsford,Ky's Mitchell Fields taking the heat race win with a last lap pass over Flemingsburg, Ky's Fred McGlone. In the feature event it was Fields out front but on lap 8 his night would end with serious engine problems as he headed to turn #3. On the restart it was Bert Crawford out front and he would take advantage of the opportunity and go on to claim his first ever victory at Moler Raceway Park. McGlone would come home second after a furious battle with 3rd place finisher Andy Trout while Glenn Keaton and Tony Seibert would complete the top five spots.


In the Late Model Division it was Mansfield,Ohio's Kyle Moore taking the win in heat race #1 over last week's feature winner Duane Chamberlain. In heat race #2 it was all Chad Stapleton as the Edinburgh, Indiana driver would claim the win over Flemingsburg,Ky's Roger Ruark. In the feature it was Moore and Stapleton bringing the field to the green but it was Chamberlain who would lead the first lap from his 3rd starting spot. The track was extremely fast and they would click off the first 16 laps before finally being slowed by a caution. On the restart it was still St Henry Nite Club sponsored machine of Chamberlain out front as the Richmond, Indiana driver would claim his second consecutive feature win. John Whitney would claim second spot over Stapleton, Adam Stricker (who started last in the field after a driver swap) and Chris Shannon.


Another fine field of UMP Modifieds were on hand and it was Adam Stricker,Larry Pickelheimer Jr., and Joe Godsey taking heat race wins and setting the starting lineup for the feature event. At the drop f the green flag it was Bethel,Ohio's Pickelheimer out front in his L&M Performance,BadFast Chassis but Joe Godsey would be in close pursuit. They would remain green and the leaders would enter heavy traffic on lap 8 with Godsey taking the lead on lap #10. The first caution would wave on lap 16 and Godsey would have heavy pressure from Verona,Ky's Josh Rice. Rice would jump to the highside but another caution would fly and he would have to try it again. On the ensuing restart it was Godsey low and Rice high with the Kentucky native taking over the top spot and setting sail to his third modified win of the season and first at MRP for 2015 in his Impressive Chassis, Kuzman Racing, Champion Spark Plug sponsored machine. Godsey would come home second for the 3rd straight week while Stricker, Pickelheimer, and Mike Meyers would complete the top five.


In the www.theDRC.net Crazy Compacts it was a tight battle up front between William Butler, Richard Dalton, and Jason Borgemenke as they would battle closely for the first 9 laps of the 15 lap feature event. On lap 9 the 3 leaders would make contact and it would end the night for both Butler and Borgemenke. Dalton would lead the final 6 circuits to take the checkered flag and claim his first MRP win of 2015. Ashley Alsip would come home in second spot with Tony Reed, Michael Sand, and Brian Schmidt completing the top five positions. Butler was victorious in the heat race.


In the Tarvin Auto Service Freedom 4's it was quite a first lap as Mike Clark Jr would climb the backstretch wall and roll over 2-3 times while in turn #4 it was Joey Wykoff rolling over after contact with Dustyn Fisher. After a lengthy red flag to clean up those two seperate incidents that just happened to take place at the same time it was Sean Jones jumping out front on the restart and going on to claim his second feature win in the last 3 weeks. Behind Jones it was Mike Clark,Eric Weaver, Kyle Tarvin, and Steven Pursley finishing in the top five spots.



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