- Sept. 3 - Richmond Raceway by Sam Holbrooks


MDRL: Jewell Nabs "Stars n; Stripes 40" at Richmond

Michael Despain

RICHMOND, Ky. - Sept. 3. - Richmond Raceway presented the "Stars and Stripes 40" over Labor Day weekend, co-sanctioned by the STARS MDRL and STARS VRS series. Mike Jewell of Scottsburg, Ind. visited victory lane in the co-sanctioned event and picked up a $3,000 payday.

The event started single-file after three aborted starts due to accidents, with Ross White taking the initial race lead, and Jewell and Tyrel Todd in hot pursuit. Jewell worked past White for the lead by lap five, and by lap 10, Jewell and Todd had settled into a nice battle for the race lead. Todd took the top spot on lap 11, with another caution waving to slow the action.

Back underway, Todd and Jewell continued to battle side-by-side for the lead, with Jewell having secured the top spot once again by the halfway signal. Jewell proceeded to survive four more caution periods in the final half of the 40-lap event and the checkered flag first aboard his Southern Indiana Rock Drilling/MPC Motorsports/Morgan Foods/Rick Julian Towing sponsored #9. Todd would finish second, while Hatton would recover from a spin on first attempted start of the event to race his way from the rear of the field to finish third overJason Barrett and Timmy Yeager.

Jewell became the eighth different winner in eight races with the STARS MDRL and the seventh different winner in seven races with the STARS VRS.

The remainder of the top ten were Dennis Roberson, early race leader White, Jimmy Robinson, 18th place starting and hard charger of the race Russ Gabbert, and Donald Barrett. The event was slowed by numerous caution periods, with 10 of the original 22 starters taking the checkered flag.

Joey Daniel was disqualified and has been banned from any STARS-sanctioned events until further notice after attempting to run over a series official after being put off the race track for rough driving and refusing to start at the tail of the field during the main event.

Sept. 3 - STARS MDRL/VRS "Stars n' Stripes 40"
1) Mike Jewell, 2) Tyrel Todd, 3) Aaron Hatton, 4) Jason Barrett, 5) Timmy Yeager, 6) Dennis Roberson, 7) Ross White, 8) Jimmy Robinson, 9) Russ Gabbert, 10) Donald Barrett, 11) Tim Tungate, 12) Terry Tomlinson, 13) Buzz Williams, 14) Tommy Carlton, 15) Mick Sansom, 16) Doug Smith, 17) Clint Vaughn, 18) Anthony Reams, 19) Jeff Watson, 20) Michael Chilton, 21) Bobby Carrier, Jr. 22) Joey Daniel (DQ)
Fast Time (23 entries): Hatton (15.108); Heat winners: Hatton, White, Jewell.

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