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K-C Raceway Results August 28, 1999
By Scott Wolfe
Chillicothe, Ohio- - It's not often that a father-son duo get to race
against one another far along into their careers, let alone do what Mark and
Bud Frazier of Chillicothe, Ohio did Saturday night at K-C Raceway. Son
Mark overcame a string of accidents and Moe Beeler's mechanical misfortune's
to claim a highly contested win over dad Bud in the 25-lap Late Model feature
Saturday night. It was the second time the duo had accomplished that
feat in their careers.
In the Sprint car feature, Danville,
Indiana's Danny Smith, a veteran World of Outlaw driver and All-Star regular,
came into town to pick up his second win of the year on the fast, high-banked
3/8 mile oval. Conard Newman has quickly become the "King of the
Valley" in the Hobby Stock Division, where he won his seventh race of the
season. Newman has won all but one race in the Hobby Stock division.
The Late Model feature saw another
Chillicothian, Moe Beeler, jump into the lead in his Mopar powered number 72.
Several cars were torn up in a dramatic eleven-car crash on the first lap.
Sprint car driver Chad Kemenah got clipped from behind an sent into the front
chute wall, triggering a chain reaction that collected the cars of Skip
Watterman, Paul Coyan, Shannon Roese, Jeff Houser, Dave Porter, Rich Shannon,
Craig Gibson, Jimmy Stricker, Dave Willoughby, and Adam Stevens.
Stevens, Kemenah, and Coyan were sidelined in the melee. Beeler led the first
twelve circuits as a great battle developed for second.
Beeler's mount slowed on the
thirteenth circuit and Frazier carried the torch to the finish. Trailing
were Bud Frazier, Jason Montgomery, Mike Wilson, Dave Willoughby, Jeff Houser,
Skip Watterman, Brett Foster, Scott Edmisten, and John Remy.
In the Super Sprint Division, Jim
Nier outgunned Mark Keegan on the last lap of the first heat to claim the win.
The former champion had visions of doing the same in the feature when he
strapped on his holsters and hunted down the high flying outlaw Danny Smith.
The race was interrupted when 16-year old Jonathan Stevens collided with
another car and flipped violently numerous times into the turn three catch
Nier and Smth continued to
battle with Smith building up a huge lead. Nier came on in hot pursuit,
but his bid came up a car lenght short at the finish. A highlight of the
night was when Lonnie Darst's #L-5 Gambler did an aerial flip and tail stand
in turn two, but landed on his wheels and continued.
Rounding out the top ten behind Nier
were , Al Roepke, Mark Keegan, Scott Miller, Jason Dukes, Chad Kemenah, Jim
Stinson, Wayne McPeek, and John Wisbon.
Conard Newman just simply outclassed
the field with a super-nice car and his great driving ability. Newman
took the early lead and lapped all but seven of the twenty-five car field,
outdistancing himself from second place Rodney VanOver by a half track.
Following VanOver in second was third place Richard Gross, Gary Park, Ron
Williams, Matt Yates, Autumn Nichols, Dwayne Ackley, Larry Jones, and Leroy
K-C will host the season
championships in all four divisions next Saturday night.
Heat one: Boston Reid, Wayne McPeek, Chad
Kemenah, Jonathan Stevens
Heat two: Jim Stinson, Craig McGurie, Al Roepke,
Heat three: Jason Dukes, Danny Smith, Scott
Miller, John Wisbon
Heat four: Jim Nier, Mark Keegan, Eddie Slone,
B- Main: Ron Myers, Mike Bowling, Ed Neumeister,
Chris Fraley, Dave Dickson, Brian Benson, Matt Linder, John Webb, Keith
Crabtree, Lonnie Darst.
Feature: Danny Smith, Jim Nier, Al Roepke, Mark
Keegan, Scott Miller, Jason Dukes, Chad Kemenah, Jim Stinson, Wayne McPeek,
Heat one: Jason Montgomery, Bud Frazier, Dave Willoughby, Scott Edmisten
Heat two: Mark Frazier, Skip Watterman, Mike Wilson, Jeff Houser,
Heat three: Moe Beeler, Shannon Roese, Chad Kemenah, Dave Porter
Feature: Mark Frazier, Bud Frazier, Jason Montgomery, Mike Wilson,
Dave Willoughby, Jeff Houser, Skip Watterman, Brett Foster, Scott Edmisten,
and John Remy
Heat one: Rodney VanOver, Jerry VanOver, Dwayne Ackley, John
Heat two: Matt Yates, Conard Newman, Chris Block, Larry Jones
Heat three: Brad McCown , Joe Purdy, Ron Williams, Richard Gross
Feature: Conard Newman, Rodney VanOver, Richard Gross, Gary Park, Ron
Williams, Matt Yates, Autumn Nichols, Dwayne Ackley, Larry Jones, Leroy