Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana


August 24, 2013

Darland wins Round 2 of Smackdown

Stockton and Bacon on podium


Kokomo —

From the third lap to the finish Stanbrough was chased by New Castle’s Tracy Hines. Dave “Double D” Darland caught a break while battling for the final transfer position with Chad Boespflug on lap eight.

Boespflug and Tom Meserault made contact in turn two while battling for the third spot, bringing out the caution flag.

From there Darland held on for third followed by Blake Fitzpatrick and Gary Taylor.

Hunter Schuerenberg led all ten laps for the win in the second heat with Brady Bacon coming home in second followed by Chase Stockton.

The final transfer position went to C.J. Leary following a spirited fight with Daron Clayton and Darren Hagen.

The third heat win was claimed by Kevin Thomas Jr. who passed early leader Chris Windom with one lap remaining. Third place went to Tyler Courtney followed by Chris Bell.

Kokomo’s Shane Cottle finished one spot out of the transfer position after being involved in an altercation with Casey Shuman on the third lap.

Blake Fitzgerald recorded the win in the final heat race, followed by Bryan Clauson, who started fourth in the field. The final two transfer spots went to Dakota Jackson and Wes McIntyre.

Cottle showed why is nickname is “the Throttle” driving from the 14th starting position to capture the B Main and earn a spot in the feature.

Cottle cracked the top five after six laps using the high groove to shot past competitors.

On the ninth lap Cottle went from third to the lead by passing both Casey Shuman and early leader Scotty Weir, who finished second and third. Daron Clayton spun on lap nine while running fourth and then pitted.

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