Eddie Kirchoff in Victory Lane at Dodge City Raceway Park. (Faron
Kirchoff Cruises to "Six Shooter Showdown" Preliminary
Win at Dodge City MDLMS
by Dusty Wiegert
DODGE CITY, Kan. -- Eddie Kirchoff made the long tow from Wyoming pay off with a big win on opening night of
the "Six Shooter Showdown" as the Midwest DIRTcar Late Model Series and the Colorado Late Model Association
DIRTcar Series squared off for the first time at the Dodge City Raceway Park.
Wichita's Delbert Smith drew the pole for the main event and would set the pace early with Dave Garmann,
Kirchoff, and a host of others dicing for position. Kirchoff methodically worked his way to second and set his
sights on Smith, despite a caution for J.T. Botts and Brad Fortney, and later for Brad Wagoner.
At the halfway mark, the leaders encountered heavy lapped traffic. Smith got bottled up, allowing Kirchoff and
Brad Looney to close in. At lap 16, Kirchoff made his move for the lead and it stuck, using the lapped cars as
picks. Looney also was able to get by Smith, despite not having power steering for the 30 lap feature.
A late race caution set up a dash for the finish, but Kirchoff was too much, carding his first MDLMS win with
Looney in second, Smith third, and Garmann fourth.