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|Third Win for Mitchell at Midseason Championship Night
Everson, WA - Midseason championship night at Deming Speedway brought a near record crowd to the facility to watch a fantastic night of racing and a huge fireworks show on top of it. Race winners were Kyle Mitchell, Chance Crum, Dakota Drake, Nate Vaughn and Jade Avedisian. The race night was sponsored by Blade RV, Les Schwab and 92.9 KISM.
Lapped traffic nearly denied Kyle Mitchell his third race win of the year in the Speedmart Hoosier 600 Open class. Mitchell had a comfortable distance on second place Kevin Wilkinson before approaching the back of the field with about five laps remaining in the main. The slower cars were running a similar line to Mitchell, making it hard for him to clear them and allowing Wilkinson and eventual third place runner Jared Peterson to close hard at the white flag. Seeing the white flag, Mitchell opted not to get risky with just a lap left, and it was the right choice as neither Wilkinson nor Peterson could make the race winning move. Brooklyn Holland advanced nine spots to take the hard charger award.
For the fifth time in eight contests, Chance Crum was the winner in the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 class. Crum dominated the main, leading all 30 laps without challenge. Steven Hendrickson and Tyson Cross filled the podium spots. Brad Davison was hard charger, gaining four spots.
Race win number three on the year for Dakota Drake did not come easy. Heavy traffic nearly derailed the point leader of the Mytrafficman.NET 600 Restricted division as Colby Thornhill pressured Dakota non stop from lap 15 all the way through 30, but it was Drake prevailing for the win. Thornhill settled for second with Peyton Hagen taking third. Lane Taylor gained nine spots to take the hard charger award.
Hearts were racing in the Northwest Focus Midget Series main event. Nate Vaughn led all twenty six laps to score his first victory in the series, but was never further than about four car lengths from second place finisher Nick Evans. Evans had restart opportunities on laps 13, 19, 20 (twice) and 24 where he’d show a nose to Vaughn inside of turn one, but Vaughn held serve every time to score the win. Evans actually drifted back to third on the final restart, as 17th place starter Colton Heath temporarily took the runner up spot away from the high side of the track only to have Evans nip it back by a slim margin at the checkered flag. Heath was hard charger, coming from 7th in the B Main to win it before advancing 14 spots in the A Main.
The Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints may have had their most entertaining main event of the year on Friday night, as three drivers swapped the lead six times. Jesson Jacobson, led laps one through four, six through twelve and fourteen while Levi Hillier had the top spot on lap five, thirteen and fifteen through twenty. A lap twenty one restart provided the opportunity that Fresno, CA’s Jade Avedisian needed, scooting to the inside of Levi on the restart, taking the top spot and leading the last five laps to win the main in his Deming Speedway debut. Hillier and Jacobson were second and third respectively. Hard charger award winner was Avedisian who moved forward six spots.
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