Open Wheel Modifieds return to LMS on Saturday

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Speedway Report

By Michael Knight



Lancaster Motor Speedway action Saturday night will feature the return of the Open Wheel Modifieds to the half-mile dirt oval.

So far this year in the Open Wheel Modified Division, “‘The Highside Tickler,” Kyle Strickler, has won every time he’s been here.

Also on hand Saturday night will be the NDRA GM Performance Late Models where Timbo Mangum captured his second win on the 2011 season last week.

Mangum’s checkers was a hard-fought victory over “Downtown” Michael Brown and, “The Gambler,” Brandy Baker.

In the Super Street Division last Saturday, Brent Hodges captured his first win.

Hodges, who had been close time and time again, finally visited victory lane.

In the Crate Sportsman Division, Kenny Ramsey captured win No. 4 on the 2011 season.

Ramsey is undefeated this year at Lancaster Motor Speedway going 4-4 this season.

This could be good news for Ramsey leading up to the June 18th race for the Crate Sportsman Division.

In the Pure Street Division, track fans saw a Pebo Johnson pick up his first win on the 2011 season at Lancaster Speedway. Johnson and “Burn ‘em Down” Steve Hinson thrilled the fans last Saturday night. In the Young Guns Division,  only two cars were left on the track last Saturday night, but Andrew Baker and Brandan Blackmon thrilled the fans with their intense battle.

Both drivers went side by side for the lead the entire race, with Baker picking up yet another win.

In the highly competitive Vintage Division, fans saw “Screamin” Ben Helms take the win in his Chevy over the hard-charging Fords of Steve Davis and Marty Spittle.

In the Stock 4 Division, David Rallings notched his first career win. Rallings had to overcome ace campaigner Ray T. Adams, who has been dominating this year in the Stock 4 Division, for the win.

Make plans to be at LMS on Saturday night.

The pit gates open at 4 p.m., with admission $20. The grandstands open at 5 p.m. and the admission is $10.

If you missed any of the great racing this past Saturday Night, Jackie Sims will have videos for sale in the pits for $10.

Johnny Sims will have pictures of your favorite drivers for sale as well. For more details on Lancaster Motor Speedway, visit the track website, www.lancasterspeedway.net, or to discuss racing action, visit www.DirtRaceFans.com and make sure you register.

Lancaster Motor Speedway is located four miles north of Lancaster off U.S. 521. Turn right on Shiloh-Unity Road and follow to the track on the left.

For track updates and information regarding LMS events, call the 24-hour track phone at (803) 285-1877.