Mike Kirby battles early leader Clay Daly before securing
the lead and the win in Saturday's West Coast Shootout special at Bakersfield Speedway.
(Below) Brad Pounds (#15) was unable to start the feature after an unfortunate heat race
tangle with #11 Steve Drake and #5 Dino Napier, who had to be lifted by wrecker from atop Pounds' mangled
mount. Drake salvaged second in that race, but was unable to start the dash, then managed to advance to third
Mike Kirby celebrates his first West Coast Shootout win of
the season at Bakersfield Speedway. (Tom
After losing his lead to Mike Kirby, Clay Daly fights off
to hold off a hard charging Steve Drake to maintain second at Bakersfield. (Tom
AIRLIFTED. In a delicate operation for wrecker crews at
Bakersfield, Dino Napier is lifted from atop Brad Pounds' wounded mount after a heat race wreck.
Mike Kirby stands on it as he crosses the finish line at
Bakersfield. (Below) Kirby doing a little race prep. (Tom