Late Maneuvers Give Dacus Malden MSRA
Ben Shelton, MSRA
MALDEN, Mo. - June 11. Dane Dacus used a late race pass of race-long leader, Dewaine Hottinger
to become the third different winner on the 2010 COMP Cams MSRA Super Late Model tour in Friday night’s $2,000 to
win event at Malden Speedway.
Despite threatening skies a great field of 33 Super Late Models entered the $2,000 to win/$300
to start event on Friday. Racey conditions greeted the MSRA competitors, and Hottinger accumulated the most passing
points in heat race action to earn the JFR Graphics Pole Position for the 30 lap feature.
Hottinger was joined on the front row by Stacey Taylor before he grabbed the lead at
the start of the race. As Hottinger paced the field Taylor, Jamie Dacus, and Dane Dacus began to battle for the
Hottinger maintained the top spot for the first 20 laps of the caution free feature as Dane
Dacus began to apply heavy pressure for the lead. The duo battled for the lead for the next several laps, and
Dacus ultimately used a slide job to overtake Hottinger for the lead with two laps to go.
Dacus would led the final two laps to take his first COMP Cams MSRA win of the season over
Hottinger, Kyle Beard, Stacey Taylor, and Wendell Wallace.
Bill Frye was the Larry Shaw Race Cars Hard Charger after advancing from his 15th starting spot
to an 11th place finish.
The Quartermaster Hard Luck Award went to Brandon Smith, who saw overheating problems bring his
strong run to an end.
MSRA - Malden Speedway - June 11th
1. Dane Dacus, 2. Dewaine Hottinger, 3. Kyle Beard, 4. Stacy Taylor, 5. Wendell Wallace, 6.
Jamie Dacus, 7. Jeff Floyd, 8. Joey Mack, 9. Shane Stephens, 10. Jon Mitchell, 11. Bill Frye, 12. Tony
Jackson, Jr., 13. Jon Kirby, 14. Eric Turner, 15. Matt Johnson, 16. Terry Henson, 17. Jeff Wells Jr.,
18. Brandon Smith, 19. Kyle Berry, 20. Jeff Sloan.
Heat winners (33 entries): J. Dacus, D. Dacus, Hottinger, Stephens; B-Mains: Frye,
Thomas Hendrickson photo