MDLMS: Smith Outduels Wiarda For WaKeeney
WAKEENEY, Kan. - Sept. 18. Delbert Smith, of Wichita, Kansas battled Mike Wiarda halfway through Sunday's
Midwest Dirt Late Mode Series (MDLMS) event at Wakeeney Speedway before securing the lead and driving away to the
in the tour's first appearance at the Kansas track.
It was championship night at the season finale at Wakeeney, with over 100 race teams gathered as track champions
were crowned in the four regular divisions, plus an appearance by the MDLMS.
The series started 16 cars in its 30-lap main event, with polesitter Chad Dolan jumping to the early lead
before Wiarda took control on lap four. Smith caught Wiarda on lap 10 and used lapped traffic to his advantage to
take the lead. Wiarda regained the lead at the halfway mark after a caution on lap 14, but two laps later,
Smith regained the lead and held on to the checkers. Brad Fortney got by Wiarda for second, with pole dash winner
Dolan and Chris Kratzer rounding out the top five.
MDLMS Late Models at WaKeeney Speedway
1. Delbert Smith, 2. Brad Fortney, 3. Mike Wiarda, 4. Chad
Dolan, 5. Chris Kratzer, 6. Brad Wagoner, 7. Earl Kinderknecht, 8. Gary Gorby, 9. Dave Conkwright, 10.
Vince Wagoner, 11. Daniel Smith, 12. Ryan Heger, 13. Ryan Grit, 14. Tyler Bradshaw (DNF), 15. Doug Sieh
Sr. (DNF), 16. Ron Heger (DNF).
Heat winners (16 entries): Wiarda, Kinderknecht; Dash Winner:
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