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April 9, 2012

Bowman: Stanbrough, Walker score wins in LPS opener

Gas City track set to open this Friday

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Rose, Darland, Gullick and Danny Holtsclaw all posted heat race wins while Bland took the win in the B-main.

Walker, who ran the table the last two months of the 2011 Gas City season and also won at LPS during that hot streak, picked up the win in the Bomber A-main, topping Brian Sims and fellow Kokomo Speedway regular Landon Miller. C.J. Bryan was fourth and Jeff Shepherd fifth. Lee Hobbs, the 2011 Kokomo Street Stock track champion, was sixth, Ronnie Pardue seventh, Mark Smith eighth, Marlin Burns ninth and Donnie Matthews 10th.

Walker flexed his muscle all evening in the opener, also picking up a heat race win. Miller and Sims were both victorious as well in heat race action while Jeff Beggs claimed the B-main.

Matt Bex was victorious in the U.M.P. Modified main event over Wes McClara and Derek Groomer. Kenny Carmichael Sr. and Larry Lambert completed the top five. Former sprint car standout Brian Hayden, McClara and Groomer each picked up heat race wins. Brian Amos scored the B-main win.

Troy Clark, a name familiar to Kokomo Speedway fans after his performance in the Kokomo Klash last October, picked up the feature win in the U.M.P. Super Stock division.

Chasing Clark to the double checkers was Doug McCullough and Slick Griffin. Cullen Goodman and Kenny Carmichael Jr. were fourth and fifth, respectively. Clark, Carmichael and Goodman picked up heat wins and McCullough was the winner in the B-main.

Lincoln Park gets back into action next weekend with its weekly program of non-wing sprints, U.M.P. Modifieds, U.M.P. Super Stocks and Bombers. Since the Spiker Promotions group has taken the reins of the bullring in the Southwestern part of the state, the track is once again being mentioned among the better tracks around.

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