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Mckee, Sparks repeat wins; Tyler Nelson first in Micro Sprints

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(CCS photo by KEN'S RACING PIX)
Kyle Byrd (21), Andy Forcht (5) and Garrett Nelson (95N) battle it out during a Pro 4 Truck heat race Saturday at Clarke County Speedway.

High temperatures on Saturday made for some exciting racing for the fans at CCS. The chase for the championship continued as 78 cars filled the pits for action.

The Jr. FWD’s kicked off the nights racing action. Niki Sparks took the lead on lap one as T.J Woods and Alan Delker followed. Sparks was able to lead them all the way to the finish for her second win of the season. Delker and Woods finished out the top three. Katelyn Byrd was fourth and Kaylie Camden was fifth.

Nine trucks started the A-main for the class that’s too tough to tame. Point leader Garrit Mckee raced from fifth to the lead on the first lap with Garrett Nelson right behind him. They battled for the lead in the first several laps as Kyle Byrd and Andy Forcht followed. Mckee went on to win his fourth race of the season. Byrd finished second with Forcht in third. Fourth went to John Bakely and Cody Mundy was fifth.

The Iowa Micro Sprint Series made its return to the track. Tyler Nelson from Olathe, Kansas made his second visit to CCS this season. He took held the lead from lap one to win his first victory at the speedway. Christian Bowman, Jared Klabunde, and point leader Eric Bridge all followed as they battled for the second position. In the end Nelson was the winner with Bowman in second, third Jared Klabunde, fourth was point leader Eric Bridger and rounding out the top five was Osceola’s Cody Sage.

There are great point battles shaping up for the remainder of the season. Trevor Tanner holds the lead in the Outlaw Hobby Stocks, with Randy Johnston in second and Garrett Alexander in third. In the CCS B-Mod division, Colton Nelson leads with Josh Bear and Jason Mason close behind.

Andy Forcht shows the way in the FWD Street Stocks with Joshua Camden and Jamie Black rounding out the top three. The Jr. FWD’s has had a great battle all season long with Niki Sparks and T.J Woods swapping the point lead several times this year. Sparks currently has a two point lead over Woods with two races to go. Rookie driver Kaylie Camden is third.

New drivers are leading points for the first time in their three seasons at the speedway in the Pro 4 Trucks and Iowa Micro Sprint standings. Garrit Mckee has a four point lead over Kyle Byrd with Cody Mundy in third. Winterset, Iowa’s Eric Bridger leads the way for the Micro Sprints with defending track champion Brad Comegys in second. Nathen Mills sits in third.

The next race is the LifePoint church night on September 7th. Pits open at 5 p.m., grandstands at 5:30 p.m.. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. and races at 7 p.m.! We hope to see you all at the Southern Iowa’s Action Track for the remaining two races in September!

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