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Kevin Thomas Jr. Takes “Smackdown” Night One

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Kevin Thomas, Jr. (Bob Buffenbarger Photo)

Kevin Thomas, Jr. (Bob Buffenbarger Photo)

Kokomo,In (8-25-2016)- Kevin Thomas Jr. kicked off “Sprint Car Smackdown V” at Kokomo Speedway for the USAC Amsoil National Sprint Cars by leading all 30 laps of the feature Thursday night. Thomas started on the pole and had things well in hand throughout.

 

While Thomas dominated action, racing behind him proved to be exciting with Dave Darland taking 2nd early as Chase Stockon and Chris Windom swapped third position several times. Just before the half way mark, Windom made a pass stick for 3rd.

Now Windom was putting pressure on Darland for 2nd and on the 23rd circuit Windom moved into 2nd after some battling between Double D and Windom. As laps were winding down, Thomas had a lead that Windom was not able to overcome. At the checkers the running order was Thomas, Windom, Darland, Stockon and Justin Grant.

 

Heats for the 45 cars on hand were won by CJ Leary, Jon Stanbrough, Tyler Thomas Jr. and  Hunter Scheurenberg. C main went to Brian Karraker as the semi was won by Brady Bacon. Thomas Meseraull was fast time.

USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: August 25, 2016 – Kokomo, Indiana – Kokomo Speedway – “Sprint Car Smackdown V”
      PROSOURCE QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Thomas Meseraull, 17GP, Dutcher-13.205; 2. Robert Ballou, 1, Ballou-13.240; 3. Chad Boespflug, 98E, NineEight/EZR-13.263; 4. Justin Grant, 17, McGhee-13.265; 5. Dave Darland, 11, Walker/Curb-Agajanian-13.270; 6. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-13.304; 7. Kevin Thomas Jr., 4J, 4J Motorsports-13.338; 8. Chris Windom, 5, Baldwin-13.343; 9. C.J. Leary, 66, Amati-13.353; 10. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-13.381; 11. Tyler Thomas, 04, Burton-13.388; 12. Cole Ketcham, 41k, Ketcham-13.417; 13. Tyler Courtney, 23c, TOPP-13.421; 14. Shane Cottle, 57, Hazen-13.455; 15. Kyle Cummins, 3R, Rock Steady-13.489; 16. Kyle Robbins, 17R, Robbins-13.523; 17. Tyler Hewitt, 97x, One More Time-13.567; 18. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-13.593; 19. Mario Clouser, 6, Clouser-13.613; 20. Hunter Schuerenberg, 2E, Epperson-13.624; 21. Zach Daum, 5D, Daum-13.633; 22. Jon Stanbrough, 81, Stanbrough-13.636; 23. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-13.639; 24. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-13.664; 25. Landon Simon, 24, LSR-13.665; 26. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-13.673; 27. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-13.698; 28. Dustin Smith, 77, Smith-13.745; 29. Colten Cottle, 1RL, Lambertson-13.758; 30. Clinton Boyles, 2, Boyles-13.762; 31. Isaac Chapple, 52, LNR-13.788; 32. Casey Shuman, 50x, Barnhill-13.817; 33. Tim Creech, 2c, Creech-13.861; 34. Brian Karraker, 23k, Karraker-13.866; 35. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-13.924; 36. Josh Spencer, 66J, Spencer-13.935; 37. Matt Goodnight, 39, Goodnight-13.998; 38. Matt Westfall, 54, Westfall-14.137; 39. Stuart Brubaker, 35, Brubaker-14.186; 40. Joe Bares, 19, TEST-14.222; 41. Corey Smith, 66s, Smith-14.225; 42. Chad Wilson, 14, Wilson-14.281; 43. Conner Donelson, 42, Donelson-14.429; 44. Robert Bell, 71, Bell-14.965; 45. Shawn Miller, 14x, Miller-15.226.
      SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Leary, 2. Hewitt, 3. Courtney, 4. Darland, 5. Meseraull, 6. Daum, 7. C.Cottle, 8. Simon, 9. Goodnight, 10. Creech, 11. C.Smith, 12. Miller. 2:17.08
      COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Stanbrough, 2. Coons, 3. Stockon, 4. Ballou, 5. Bacon, 6. Farney, 7. Boyles, 8. S.Cottle, 9. Karraker, 10. Westfall, 11. Wilson. NT
      BENIC ENTERPRISES THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. T.Thomas, 2. Boespflug, 3. Andretti, 4. K.Thomas, 5. Jarrett, 6. Cummins, 7. Clouser, 8. Chapple, 9. Martin, 10. Donelson, 11. Brubaker. 2:16.46
      INDY RACE PARTS FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Schuerenberg, 2. Ketcham, 3. Grant, 4. Windom, 5. Mattox, 6. Bares, 7. Robbins, 8. D.Smith, 9. Spencer, 10. Bell, 11. Shuman. 2:15.00
      C MAIN: (10 laps) 1. Karraker, 2. Chapple, 3. Spencer, 4. C.Smith, 5. Goodnight, 6. Martin, 7. Bares, 8. Donelson, 9. Brubaker, 10. Creech, 11. Westfall, 12. Wilson, 13. Miller, 14. Bell. NT
      SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Bacon, 2. Meseraull, 3. Cummins, 4. Daum, 5. Jarrett, 6. C.Cottle, 7. Farney, 8. Karraker, 9. Boyles, 10. Chapple, 11. D.Smith, 12. Mattox, 13. Spencer, 14. Robbins, 15. Clouser, 16. S.Cottle, 17. Simon, 18. C.Smith. NT
      FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Kevin Thomas Jr., 2. Chris Windom, 3. Dave Darland, 4. Chase Stockon, 5. Justin Grant, 6. Robert Ballou, 7. Brady Bacon, 8. Thomas Meseraull, 9. Tyler Courtney, 10. C.J. Leary, 11. Tyler Thomas, 12. Jon Stanbrough, 13. Chad Boespflug, 14. Kyle Cummins, 15. Jerry Coons Jr., 16. Hunter Schuerenberg, 17. Jarett Andretti, 18. Tyler Hewitt, 19. Colten Cottle, 20. Aaron Farney, 21. Logan Jarrett, 22. Isaac Chapple, 23. Zach Daum, 24. Cole Ketcham. NT
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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: 1-30 K.Thomas.
KSE HARD CHARGER: Jon Stanbrough (19th-12th)
NEW USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS: 1-Bacon-1,995, 2-Ballou-1,834, 3-Stockon-1,793, 4-Meseraull-1,753, 5-Darland-1,646, 6-Boespflug-1,588, 7-Leary-1,579, 8-Windom-1,458, 9-Max McGhee-1,264, 10-Farney-1,112.
NEXT USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: August 26 – Kokomo (IN) Speedway – “Sprint Car Smackdown V”