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Jeffrey McGuirt, who has had his share of bad luck this season, earned victory lane at Lancaster Super Speedway after prevailing in the Crate Sportsman vs. Super Street Shootout on Saturday, Aug. 23 at Lancaster Super Speedway.
The Shootout front row had Robbie Helms and Brent Hodges.
When the green flag fell, Helms and Hodges battled for the lead entering turn one. Exiting turn two, Helms led with Hodges second.
As the laps ticked off, it seemed Helms was in control, but during the late stages, something happened to Helms’ car.
On one of the late race restarts, it was a wild one coming out of turn two as McGuirt captured the lead. McGuirt, who has had bad luck all season, finally earned victory lane at LSS.
u In the Pro Street main event, the front row had Brandy Baker and Andy Hodges.
When the green flag waved, Brandy Baker, Andy Hodges, Brent Hodges and Andrew Baker battled for the lead.
Brandy Baker, exiting turn two, led ahead of Andy Hodges. As the laps passed, Brandy Baker began to pull away, while Andy Hodges battled Brent Hodges and Andrew Baker for second.
During the race’s late stages, Andrew Baker overtook Andy Hodges for second and began to reel in his father, Brandy Baker.
Andrew Baker gave it his all, but “The Gambler,” Brandy Baker won.
Top 5: Brandy Baker, Andrew Baker, Andy Hodges, Brent Hodges and Stevie Totherow.
u In the Deal 1 Auto Sales Crate Sportsman main event, the front row was Trey Tarlton and Jacob Catoe. When the green flag waved, Tarlton, Catoe, Brent Hodges and Jeffrey McGuirt battling for the lead entering turn one.
Tarlton, exiting turn two, led, while the war for second was between Catoe, Hodges and McGuirt. As the laps ticked off, Tarlton pulled away for the win.
Top 5: Tarlton, Catoe, McGuirt, Hank Taylor (who charged from the field’s rear) and Jamie Thomasson.
u In the Super Street main event, the front row had Pebo Johnson and Brandy Baker in the race of the night.
When the green flag fell, Brandy Baker, Pebo Johnson, Mike Harrington and Andrew Baker battled for the lead.
A caution resulted in a restart and the same top four roared into turn one in a lead battle.
Brandy Baker came out of turn two with the lead, while Pebo Johnson, Mike Harrington, Andrew Baker and Robbie Helms battled for second. As the laps ticked off, Helms took third to set up a lead battle.
Brandy Baker had his hands full with Pebo Johnson and Robbie Helms side by side on the back bumper of “The Gambler.”
Brandy Baker did all he could to hold the lead from these two drivers behind him. This went on for two or three laps until Johnson hit the outside wall in turns one and two to end his and Helms’ night.
When the race restarted, Baker had his son, Andrew Baker, behind him, but “The Gambler” pulled off his second straight win and Andrew Baker pulled off his second straight second-place finish behind his dad.
Top 5: Brandy Baker, Andrew Baker, Steve Hinson, Elliott Miller and James Marion.
u In the M&M Garage Extreme 4 main event, the front row had Laney and Scott Barrett.
When the green flag dropped, Laney, Barrett, Mel Privette and Jake Fitzgerald battled for the lead entering turn one.
Laney, exiting turn two, led with a hard-charging Barrett behind him.
As the laps ticked off, Laney pulled away for the win. Top five: David Laney, Scott Barrett, Mel Privette, Joseph Laney and David Motes.
u In the U.S. Bonding Vintage main event, the front row featured “The Big Show” Kenneth Deese and Steve Helms. When the green flag dropped, Deese, Steve Helms, Johnny Starkey and Ben Helms battled for the lead. Deese, exiting turn two, led while all eyes were on the fast No. 5 Mustang of Mike Huey.
Huey showed the true power of his Ford as picked off cars left and right, working his way through the field. With about four laps left, Huey took second and began to pressure Deese for the lead.
Deese did everything to keep that fast Mustang behind him. Huey was all over Deese for the lead, and coming to the white flag, Huey gave it one last shot, but Deese captured the win. Top 5: Kenneth Deese, Mike Huey, Ben Helms, Johnny Starkey and Marty Spittle.
u In the Late Models main event, the front row was Timbo Mangum and Billy Lambert.
When the green flag dropped, Lambert was called for jumping, so he was sent to the rear.
On the next restart, Mangum powered to the lead over Mike Huey, Daniel Tucker and David Yandle. As the laps ticked off, Mangum stretched his lead over a straightaway and a half over the second-place car and took the win.
Top 5: Timbo Mangum, Daniel Tucker, David Yandle, Kenny Rominger and Mike Huey.
Saturday night, Aug. 30, Lancaster Super Speedway will feature the M&M Garage Extreme 4 $1,000 to win race. Fans can expect to see over 20 Extreme 4 cars at LSS on Saturday night as they will put on a show. Other divisions running are the SECA Crate Late Models, Pro Street, Deal 1 Auto Sales Crate Sportsman, Super Street, U.S. Bonding Vintage. Pit admission is $20 and $12 for the grandstands.
Pit gates open at 4 p.m., with the grandstands to open at 5.