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Wendell Wallace CF at I-30 Speedway

Wendell Wallace takes the checkers at I-30 Speedway. (Woody Hampton)

CCSDS: Wallace Returns to Victory Lane at I-30

by Ben Shelton

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Aug. 6. Wendell Wallace claimed his third COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) victory on Saturday as he wired the field in the $2,000-to-win event at I-30 Speedway.

After rocketing from his fifth starting spot to claim the win in his heat race, Wendell Wallace was the JFR Graphics Pole Qualifier for the 35 lap event and was joined on the front row by Gary Christian.

Jon Kirby and Gary Christian at I-30 Speedway

Jon Kirby gets under Gary Christian to take over second behind Wendell Wallace at I-30 Speedway. (Woody Hampton)

As soon as the green flag dropped it was Wallace, who established control at the front of the pack with Christian, Curtis Cook, Jon Kirby, and Jon Mitchell in tow. It would quickly become evident that Wallace would have the car to beat in the feature as Kirby worked his way up to the second spot.


Allen Murray and Joseph Long at I-30 Speedway

Trouble for San Antonio's Allen Murray, a winner on the 2011 CCSDS tour, and #37 Joseph Long. (Woody Hampton) 

Jack Sullivan and Billy Moyer at I-30 Speedway

Jack Sullivan and #21 Bill Moyer race for fifth place at I-30 before Moyer took over the spot. (Woody Hampton)

Wallace would go on to lead all 35 laps to claim the feature win over Kirby, Christian, Brandon Smith, and Billy Moyer, Jr., who was the recipient of the Larry Shaw Race Cars Hard Charger Award after advancing from his 12th starting spot to finish fifth.

With the win Wallace garnered his ninth career triumph to become the winningest driver in the history of the series.

Shane Harris and Trey Beene at I-30

Trey Beene prevailed in some close racing with Shane's Harris's camo adorned #0 car, moving to eighth place while Harris settled for tenth. (Woody Hampton)

The event also served as the final round of the Ricetec Summer Series, and it was 2010 Kuntz & Co. Rookie of the Year, Brandon Smith, who claimed the top prize. Billy Moyer Jr. finished second in the final standings and won a rebuild on a set of shocks from Integra Shocks and Springs, while Jon Kirby finished third and will receive a free drive shaft compliments of Fast Shafts.

 The Quarter Master Hard Luck Award went to Jeff Sloan.

Wendell Wallace VL at I-30 Speedway

Wendell Wallace and crew at I-30. (Woody Hampton)

Aug. 6 - CCSDS at I-30 Speedway
1) Wendell Wallace, 2) Jon Kirby, 3) Gary Christian, 4) Brandon Smith, 5) Billy Moyer, Jr., 6) Jack Sullivan, 7) Curtis Cook, 8) Trey Beene, 9) Jon Mitchell, 10) Shane Harris, 11) Clay Fisher, 12) Robert Lovette, 13) Kyle Beard, 14) Lane Cullum, 15) Joseph Long, 16) Johnny Virden, 17) Dewaine Hottinger, 18) Allen Murray, 19) Ian Samuals, 20) Keith Lawson
Heat winners (28 entries): Wallace, Christian, Cook, Mitchell; B-Main winners: Lovette, Harris.

Woody Hampton photo

 

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