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Drivers seeking to pad wins at LMS

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Racing Roundup

By Michael Knight

Lancaster Motor Speedway will host seven exciting divisions of dirt racing Saturday night.

In the NDRA GM Performance Late Models, there has been five different winners in five races, including Brandy Baker, Michael Brown, Steve Banal, Dennis Franklin and Timbo Mangum.

In the Super Street Divison, LMS has seen Brandy Baker visit victory lane three times, with one each by Justin Rollins and Michael Brown.

The Crate Sportsman Division is hands down the most exciting division at Lancaster Speedway. Winners so far this year in the Crate Sportsman Division include Kenny Ramsey (two checkers), with one each from Timbo Mangum, Dustin Sweatt and Dillon Crook. This division has seen the largest car counts every week at LMS this season. Countless drivers could visit victory lane any given Saturday in this division.

The LMS Pure Street Division has seen top racing this season. Steve Hinson has three wins and James Marion has two. Last Saturday night’s race between Frankie McGuire and Marion was a classic, plus Hinson rallied from the rear for third. McGuire will seek his first 2011 win along with many others. Hinson and Marion will seek to add to their win totals.

In the Stock 4 Division, LMS has one of its hottest drivers in Ray T. Adams, who has been dominating the Stock 4 Division. Adams has three wins this spring. Michael Deese posted his first career win this season. The action last week between Adams and Bill Stutler was a classic as the drivers swapped the lead back and forth. Stutler will be a man on a mission Saturday, seeking his first 2011 win.

The The Vintage Division has become a fan favorite over the past two years at LMS. Kenneth Deese leads the way with two wins, followed by Ben Helms, Chris Fincher and Steve Davis with one win each. Deese will also be a fan favorite with his Dale Earnhardt look-alike Chevy car, and  Davis will have a fan base as well in his No. 4 Ford. Davis and Deese have been putting on a show the past two weeks at LMS. Will Deese net win No. 3 on the season, or will Davis, Helms or Fincher take win No. 2, or will we have a first-time winner Saturday night?

In the Young Guns V8 Division, Andrew Baker has been on a tear with three wins. Last week, Brandan Blackmon proved he could step up and challenge Baker as Blackmon won his first race this season. Lurking behind these two great young drivers is Josh Langley, who will be seeking to earn his first win on the 2011 season. Also, keep an eye on the improving Brady Kurk and John Gordon.

 If you missed any action last Saturday, Jackie Sims has videos in the pits for $10. Johnny Sims will have pictures for sale as well. For more about LMS, visit the track website www.lancasterspeedway.net. Fans can also visit a new LMS forum, www.DirtRaceFans.