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Points championship too close to call

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Paul Maxon works to prepare kart #29 for driver Amanda Frye who finished 2nd in Sr. Champ Animal.

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By Nancy Jennings
Correspondent

Monday, October 2, 2017

MORGAN’S CORNER — As we head into the final two races of the season, the battle for the points championship in Stock Medium is now too close to call.

Doug Phelps (#55) and David Stallings (#53) started the night with only a few points separating them and while both racers were hoping for a win, Chris Peck (#84) took the checkered flag with Phelps and Stallings finishing close behind him.

With neither racer winning and only two eligible races left, the points are up for grabs and both racers remain in a position to win the class championship. Not only did Peck take home the win in Stock Medium, he also finished in first place in RNM Stock Heavy, with Phelps in second.

Cullen Roberts (#27) finished in first place in the Dylan Brockwell Memorial Champ class.

Roberts is currently third in the points in this class and had it not been for a disqualification earlier in the year, would be in the running for the top spot.

Right now, Amanda Stallings (#17), who finished the race in fourth place and Jonathan Mullett (#95) finishing in third, are in a tight battle for the championship.

With two races left and only a few points separating them, either could walk away with the trophy.

With daughter Amanda Stallings’ tight race in the Dylan Brockwell Memorial Champ class and her father David Stallings’ close run in Stock Heavy, the Stallings family could take home more than one championship trophy this year.

Farrah Morris (#13) had another great week in the Jr. Stars class, lapping the entire field at least once to bring home her second first place trophy.

Olivia Scott (#75) earned her 8th win of the season in Jr. 1 Light, likely securing her a points championship in that class.

Scott also took home the win in the Stallings Farm Jr. 1 Heavy class, just in front of Patrick Wells. Jr (#5). Scott and Wells are in a tight race for the championship in the heavy class, with Wells currently in the lead and Scott close behind in second.

Alton Weaver (#3) continued his domination in the Predator 375A class with his 10th win of the season, stretching his points lead over Cody Clamp (#00), who finished the race in second place.

Weaver and Will Pritchard (#23P) battled for the lead in Limited Modified with Weaver finishing in first place, just 0.195 of a second ahead of Pritchard.

Weaver and Pritchard are fighting for the points championship in this class, with Pritchard currently in the lead.

Jarod Jackson (#12) had a great night as he earned his third win in the last four races in the STUMO Racing EL Heavy class, finishing just ahead of Chris Beasley (#18).

Jackson continued his winning streak later in the evening, taking home first place in the Clone Heavy HT3 class, well ahead of Justin Clark (#88) in second and Jason Higgy (#44) finishing in third.

The award for the roughest and longest class of the night goes to Predator 375B. After multiple wrecks and laps under caution, John Bradley (#18) somehow avoided the mess and pulled off a first-place finish. With nine karts in the class, only three racers finished on the lead lap.

Other feature winners this week included Landon Latham (#00) in Brown’s Land Developing Jr. 3 Light, Cullen Roberts (#27) in the Dylan Brockwell Memorial Champ class, Jason Higgy (#44) in Clone Medium HT3, Braxtan Parrish in the Accupraise Jr. 3 Heavy class, Wes Morgan (#55) in EL 425, Chris Beasley (#18X) in EL Medium and Kyle Myer (#88) in Sr. Champ Animal.

Come out and watch the races this Saturday when the Virginia Dirt Karting Association (VDKA) takes over Albemarle Speedway for the last VDKA race of the 2017 season.

East coast racers will be battling it out for a coveted series championship.

To learn more about this event and the upcoming Halloween Havoc race, log on to albemarlekartclub.com or follow the club on Facebook.

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