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Baldaccini Guns Down ASCS Lone Star Forces at Boyd

By Lonnie Wheatley

BOYD, Texas (June 11, 2010) – Eric Baldaccini repeated his Boyd Raceway victory of one year ago by racing to victory lane in Friday night’s 25-lap American Sprint Car Series Lone Star Region main event atop the semi-banked, ¼-mile dirt oval.

After starting from the front row outside, Baldaccini led throughout for his first series win of the year and fourth career overall ASCS Regional win, taking over the ASCS Lone Star points lead in the process.

Baldaccini held off a late bid from Sean McClelland in lapped traffic to secure the win in the Laser Racing Engines-powered Smiley’s Racing Products No. 4 JEI, with McClelland, defending ASCS Gulf South champion Aaron Reutzel, Brian McClelland and Skip Wilson rounding out the top five.

Justin Melton was sixth, with Justin Carver, Preston Peebles II, Kolt Walker and Brandon Corn completing the top ten.

Baldaccini, Claud Estes and Wilson topped heat race action.

ASCS Lone Star Region Results from Boyd Raceway:

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 4-Eric Baldaccini, 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 3. 30-Brandon Corn, 4. 14-Michael Lang, 5. 1-Sean McClelland, 6. 45k-Kolt Walker, 7. 20-Chad Wilson, 8. 30x-Bean Elliott.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 74e-Claud Estes, 2. 45-J.P. Bailey, 3. 15T-Travis Elliott, 4. 25-Brian McClelland, 5. 74x-Joshua Hodges, 6. 76-John Ricketts, 7. 5c-Chris Coker.

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 65-Skip Wilson, 2. 24-Justin Carver, 3. 9-Brian Parker, 4. 11-Justin Melton, 5. 0c-Preston Peebles II, 6. 45x-Martin Edwards, 7. 17-Bruce Griffith, Jr.

“A” Feature (25 Laps): 1. 4-Eric Baldaccini, 2. 1-Sean McClelland, 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 4. 25-Brian McClelland, 5. 65-Skip Wilson, 6. 11-Justin Melton, 7. 24-Justin Carver, 8. 0c-Preston Peebles II, 9. 45k-Kolt Walker, 10. 30-Brandon Corn, 11. 15T-Travis Elliott, 12. 76-John Ricketts, 13. 74e-Claud Estes, 14. 45-J.P. Bailey, 15. 5c-Chris Coker, 16. 45x-Martin Edwards, 17. 9-Brian Parker, 18. 17-Bruce Griffith, Jr., 19. 14-Michael Lang, 20. 20-Chad Wilson, 21. 74x-Joshua Hodges, 22. 30x-Bean Elliott.

ASCS Lone Star Region Points (Top 10): 1. Eric Baldaccini 502, 2. Justin Melton 462, 3. Bean Elliott 448, 4. Brandon Corn 446, 5. Preston Peebles II 441, 6. Claud Estes 440, 7. John Ricketts 417, 8. Chris Coker 387, 9. Martin Edwards 361, 10. Kolt Walker 353.