Having spent most of his SUPR Series career in combat with
the retired Rusty Cummings, Ronny Adams (right) saw his second win of the season almost upset
by the younger Kyle Cummings at Champion Park Speedway. (Scott Burson)
SUPR: Adams Gets Season's
Second Win in CPS Photo-finish
HAUGHTON, La. - Sept. 4. One of the SUPR series' most enduring competitors, northwest Louisiana veteran Ronny
nipped ninth starting up-and-comer Kyle Cummings by a half car length to get his second win of the season as the
Southern United Professional Racing Series returned to Champion Park Speedway.
The series' passing points put Adams and Alex Ashley on the front row, with the veteran Adams getting the early
advantage and pulling away to a
Area veteran Jeff Chanler races past young driver Nicholas Brown (#84) at Champion
Park.. (Scott Burson)
Still waiting to put one over the top at Champion Park, second generation driver Kyle
Cummings raced to a close second at his home track. (Scott
comfortable lead. Ashley covered his line well as Kenny Merchant, winner of the three previous races held here
this season, advancing to third to pressure the young Ashley. Merchant's bid ended when he nicked
an infield tire as he nudged his #28 under Ashley, ending his night midway through the race with minor suspension
Troy Berdan loses his over the top during preliminary action at Champion Park.
Zachary, La.'s Alex Ashley picked up his strongest showing to date with third place
at CPS. (Scott Burson)
By then, Cummings had dipped into the top five to continue his slow but steady advance, and continued to move up
until finally getting by Ashley and reeling in Adams to make his final play for the lead out of the last turn.
Cummings would fall short by a foot and settle for his third runner up finish of the season at his home track.
Ashley maintained third to earn his series best to date, with Jon Mitchell and southern Arkansas driver Odie
Green completing the top five.
SUPR - Champion Park Speedway
1) Ronny Adams, 2) Kyle Cummings, 3) Alex Ashley, 4) Jon
Mitchell, 5) Odie Green, 6) Ray Moore, 7) Skip O'Neal, 8) Robbie Starnes, 9) Lee Davis, 10) Rob Litton,
11) Josh Danzy, 12) Kevin Sitton, 13) Allen Tippen, 14) David Ashley (prov.), 15) Chris Holley (prov.),
16) Jody Prince, 17) Jeff Chanler, 18) Nicholas Brown, 19) B.J. Robinson, 20) Robbie Stuart, 21) Kenny
Merchant, 22) Timothy Culp.
Heat winners (32 entries): Merchant, Alex Ashley, Adams, Culp. Last Chance Race winners: Moore,