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Ohio - Patience paid off Saturday, Sept. 4, for
Delmas Conley during the Labor Day Championships at Portsmouth Raceway
19 laps, the veteran Wheelersburg driver followed Bill Bocook, also from
Wheelersburg, around the PRP oval. On lap 20, Bocook looped his car in the
fourth turn, and Conley inherited the lead.
in front, Conley turned back a challenge from Steve Casebolt Jr. to capture
his third PRP late model A-Main of the season.
spinning, Bocook roared through the traffic over the final six laps to finish
ninth.Craig Leist wrapped up the driverís championship by finishing 14th.
Leist entered the night with a 200-point lead over Bocook, the defending
almost missed the race. He had to take his daughter to the emergency room
earlier in the day and arrived at the track after his heat race had run.
last in the 11-car B-Main, Leist battled through traffic to win and make the
Berner was the timber Wolf Hard Charger winner. He started 18th and finished
modified feature resembled a demolition derby. Andy French went out of the
race on lap 19 and finished fifth in the 20-car field.
race featured eight cautions and a red flag. Nearly all of the race stoppages
were the result of at least two cars getting together hard.
biggest crash came on the third attempt to start the race. Doug Adkins got
into the rear of Jim Pertuset, who hit the wall in front of the flagstand.
That started a chain reaction action, which ended in the first turn with rear
Dave Kegleyís car
resting on top of Adam Jordanís car.
making his first modified start of the season at PRP, was uninjured. Kegley
was taken to the hospital as a pre≠cautionary measure.
cars suffered substantial damage in the accident. While several continued on,
none finished the race,
Robinson led the first four laps, but, like Bocook, spun in turn four.
DeHart inherited the lead and was unchallenged as he won for the fifth time
this season and wrapped up the modified driverís championship.
Wright was runner-up in both the race and the points chase. David Booker was
third in the race and Todd Robinson moved into third in points by being the
only other car to finish the race and taking fourth,
Bo Coxís six-race winning
streak was broken in the bombers.
climbing out of his damaged modified, Jordan got in his familiar bomber and
held off Cox to claim his fourth feature.
however, locked up the driving title. He has 10 wins on the season, one less
than the track record held by modified driver Jeff Cunningham.
Kouns ran third and locked up third in the points. Although still looking for
his first win of the season, Kouns is the most improved drover in the division
over his performance last season.
A Main: Delmas Conley, Steve Casebolt Jr., Aaron Bapst, Jack Boggs, Kenny Christy, Rod Conley, Jackie Boggs, Jim Leeth, Bill Bocook, Keith Berner, Barry Bragdon.
Dash: Delmas Conley, Bill Bocook, Jack Boggs, Barry Bragdon, Aaron Bapst, Jeff Boyd
I. Kenny Christy, Greg Oliver, Nick Bocook, Tad Mitchell.
Heat II. Jackie Boggs, Jim Leeth, Randy Boggs, Jason Montgomery.
Heat III: Steve
Casebolt Jr., Rod Conley, Charlie Duncan, Keith Berner,
B Main: Craig
Leist, John Britsky