NCRA: Kempt Claims First NCRA Win at Belleville
BELLEVILLE, Kan. – July 3. Steve Kempt of
Shelton, Nebraska started on the pole, jumped out into the lead at the start and was never seriously challenged
the entire distance as he claimed his first career National Championship Racing Association (NCRA) DIRTcar late
model feature Sunday at the Belleville High Banks, in a combined event with the series Great Plains late
Kempt, aboard the #90 Phil and Cindy Kempt owned,
Moss & Stewart Insurance Inc./Wreckers Sign & Design sponsored Swartz late model, powered his way to the
front at the drop of the green from outside front row starter Bill Koons, Jr. and would never look back during
the caution free 20-lap event and would go on to claim the full straightaway victory.
“The car worked good at the start and I could
really run anywhere,” stated an elated Kempt. ”This place is hard on motors so I tried not to spin my tires,
watched my gauges and just tried to pace myself. It is about time we got one of these!”
Kempt became the eighth different feature winner
on the 2011 race season and would also pad his points lead in the Great Plains DIRTcar late model region point
Dean Moore worked himself up from his fourth
starting position to finish second while Jimmy Seagraves earned his best series finish with third. Shawn Harker
held things together for a strong fourth place finish while veteran Joe Kosiski rounded out the top
Kempt and Koons, Jr. would top heat race action
for the fifteen car field.
Next up for the NCRA DIRTcar Great Plains region
will be the 55th annual Hutchinson Grand Nationals in Hutchinson, Kansas on Friday night, July 15 before
joining forces with the DIRTcar late model series and the annual NCRA late model nationals at Mid-Nebraska
Speedway in Doniphan, Nebraska on Saturday night.
July 3 - NCRA at Belleville High
Kempt 2) Dean Moore 3) Jimmy Seagraves 4) Shawn Harker 5) Joe Kosiski 6)
Robbie Anderson 7) Bill Koons, Jr. 8) Dave Conkwright 9) William Keeney 10) Bill Koons
11) Wylan Petrie 12) Denton Duncan 13) Lester Duncan 14) Ronnie Warman 15) Bo
Heat winners: Kempt, Koons.