6th Annual DRC.net King of Compacts Held at Moler Raceway Park

8-21-15 Williamsburg, Ohio - The 6th annual event featuring the front wheel drive compact competitors would see a strong field of cars on hand to battle it out for the opportunity to be Crowned King. In the heat #1 it was Dry Ridge, Ky's Blake Gibson taking the win over Villa Hills driver Kevin Pennick. In heat race #2 it was Kettering,Ohio's Nic Barrett with the win over “King Bubba”(Jerry Gibson III). The 3rd and final heat would see Chris Shelton Sr. of Maysville Ky take the win over Tony Reed of Florence,Ky. The top 6 cars in passing points would move on to the $200 to win Alsip Masonry dash event which would also set the order for the first 3 rows of the feature. The starting order of the dash was done by a blind draw on the front stretch immediately before the race and it was Tony Reed and Nic Barrett starting in row #1 of the dash. Reed would jump to the lead at the green flag with Chris Shelton Sr. in close pursuit. An accident on lap 3 would claim Blake Gibson as a victim and would end his evening. On the restart it was Reed the leader but high point man and 6th place starter King Bubba up to 2nd position with Bloomington,Indiana's Greg Garrison charging to 3rd. With two laps remaining Garrison would take the lead and go on to claim the winning money and the pole position of the 20 lap feature event. At the drop of the green flag it was Garrison out front with “King Bubba” in pursuit. On lap #4 Gibson would make contact with Garrison spinning in the front stretch wall. Gibson was put on the tail and Garrison's night was over. On the restart it was Tony Reed the leader with Chris Shelton Sr. in close pursuit. The top two would stay nose to tail throughout most of the feature. Following a lap #14 caution for the stopped machine of Carson Freeman the battle up front became more intense. On the restart the top cars would race side by side until a lap #17 caution for Zach Bandstutter. Shelton would take control of the top spot on the restart. As the green flag waved for the 3 lap shootout it was Nic Barrett taking over second position and putting pressure on the leader but to no avail as Chris Shelton Sr. would go on to claim the win in the prestigious event put on by TheDRC.net crew. In addition to $1,000 in winnings Shelton would also claim a 5ft trophy courtesy of Diamond Cut Lawn Care, A set of jack stands from Taterbuilt, a new George Foreman Grill, as well as the most prestigious item of all the Crown and the Title of King Chris VI. Barrett would come home in 2nd position with Reed, Bill Gibson, Ryan Eversole (who started 18th) completing the top 5 running order.

In the Late Model division it was Versailles, Indiana driver Bill Sheets to the lead early in the feature but it was current point leader John Whitney Jr in pursuit throughout the main event. Lap #20 would see Whitney work the bottom to make the pass of Sheets and go on to claim his 3rd feature win of the season at MRP and the $1207.56. Whitney had engine problems a week ago and was actually driving the Killer Chassis ‪#‎7p‬machine normally driven by Graylin Prince. Sheets would come home in second with Roger Ruark, Michael Hildebrand, and Daniel Shelton completing the top five spots. Sheets and Whitney were heat race winners.

In the Matt's Graphic UMP Modified feature it was Joe Godsey and Larry Pickelheimer Jr. taking heat race wins and setting the feature lineup. At the green flag it was Godsey out front but as the leaders completed lap 1 Pickelheimer would spin in turn #1 causing a complete restart. In the restart it was once again Godsey to the lead but it was Fostoria, Ohio's Shawn Valenti making his first visit to the speedway pretty special as the driver would put his Ruhlman Racecar, Log Cabin Tavern, Kessler Electric, Power Clean Industrial Services sponsored machine out front from his 3rd starting position and never looking back in taking the win in the 20 lap A-main event. In taking the checkers he would pick up the Racing 411 Motorsports prize money of $700. Godsey would finish in 2nd spot with Dave McWilliams, Jimmy Lennix Jr. and Spencer Watson completing the top five spots.

The Diamond Cut Lawn Care Sport Mod division would see Derek Richmond out front and seemingly on his way to another win but problems with two laps remaining would allow Wallingford,Ky's Mitchell Fields to take the highline and make the pass and go on to claim yet another feature win in his Fields Garage, River Rat Logging, Darrell Fanin Trucking, Hypac Cylinder & Hose Repair sponsored machine. Andy Trout would come home in second spot with Richmond limping across the finish line in 3rd spot with Tony Seibert and AJ Ganino completing the top five spots. Austin McGlone and Richmond were heat race winners.

The final event of the evening would see the Tarvin Auto Service Freedom 4's take to the track and it was Sean Jones jumping to the early lead with Joey Wykoff in close pursuit. A caution on lap 6 for the stopped machine of Josh Davis would result in Wykoff having mechanical issues and ending his night. On the restart it was Branden Elam and Miles Tarvin both getting by Jones to take over the top two positions but by lap 11 Jones would retake the lead and go on to claim yet another feature win in his Barber Bros. Automotive, Hudepohl Heating & Air, Bethel Pawn, Chilo Dairy Bar, Jim Holden Financial, Mark Shinkle Waterproofing sponsored machine. Miles Tarvin would finish in second spot with Elam, Kyle Tarvin, and Mike Clark completing the top five spots. Elam and Jones were heat race winners.

August 28th is Fan Appreciation Night, the night for the fans to meet their favorite drivers, get pics and autographs! It is always a lot of fun for everyone!! www.molerracewaypark.com

Moler Raceway Park
2059 Harker Waits Road
Williamsburg, Ohio

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