In the 30-lap Winged Sprint Car feature, Troy DeCaire made a dramatic move
on the outside at the green flag to go from his 10th place starting
position all the way to second by the time the field completed the first
lap. He needed just three laps to run down leader Shane Butler and took the
lead with a slide-job pass on Butler on the seventh lap.
DeCaire was pulling away from Butler and the rest of the field when the
caution flew for Terry Taylor's stalled car on lap 12. On the restart,
DeCaire pulled out to a straighaway lead over new second place runner
Mickey Kempgens and third place Dave Steele, who both got by Butler on the
Steele got by Kempgens for second with five laps to go and set his sights
on DeCaire. With two laps to go DeCaire started getting extremely loose and
nearly spun on a couple of occasions, but was able to hold on for the win.
“We started running out of fuel with two laps to go, and that makes these
cars get really loose,” DeCaire said after his second win in the last three
races at Desoto.
Steele and Kempgens rounded out the podium. Dave Retzlaff, who won a
feature event in May, won the series points title.
The Mini Stocks finished off the night with a 25-lap feature event. Ren
Wright Jr. went from deep in the field to the lead with a three-wide pass
on the first lap. Ronnie Robinson and Johnny Marra followed Wright to the
front of the field and were in hot pursuit of the leader when the caution
flew for a stalled car at the halfway point of the race.
Wright and Robinson staged a nose-to-tail battle over the final 10 laps,
but Wright held on for his second straight Mini Stock feature win. Jimmie
Best finished third.
Marra, who was running third when he dropped out of the race, won the Mini
Stock track championship.
The rest of Desoto's 2015 champions were Dylan Bigley in the Turner Tree
and Landscape Super Late Models; Doug Moff in the J.D. Byrider Open Wheel
Modifieds; Mike Kerrivan in the Take Aim Gun Range Street Stocks; Lee Davis
in the Pep Boys Speed Shop Modified Minis, Randy Spicer in the Desoto
Bombers; Chad Chastain in the Q Auto and Injury Attorneys Desoto Pro Trucks.
Desoto Speedway will be closed next Saturday night and will host Monster
Madness on Nov. 28
1. 91 Troy DeCaire
2. 33 Dave Steele
3. 5 Mickey Kempgens
4. 15 Shane Butler
5. 22 Johnny Gilbertson
6. 85 Rex Hollinger
7. 16 Ernie Teed
8. 39 John Rosbloch
9. 92 Dave Retzlaff
10. 4 Travis Bliemaster
11. 63 Carlie Yent
12. 3 Jeff Firestine
13. 99 Mathew Hall
14. 84 Rick Hall
15. 14jr. Justin Appleby
16. 66 Terry Taylor
17. 14 Richie Corr
18. 67 Scott Adema D.N.S.
19. 44 Bill Pettijohn D.N.S.
1. 04 Tom Meyer Pinellas Park
2. 26 Mike Endee North Port
3. 9 John Parrish Tampa
4. 22 Ric Mills Arcadia
5. 00 Robert Campbell Tarpon Springs
6. 99 Rick Chapman
7. 5 Kevin Endee North Port
8. 11 Billy Campbell Jr. Port Richie
9. 14 Dan Akard Ft. Myers
10. 12 Gene Capps Ft. Myers D.N.S.
1. 9 Brooke Storer Zephyerhills
2. 79 Steve Darvalics Venice
3. 98 Roger Welch St. Pete
4. 12 David Williamson Lakeland
5. 172 Joey Sims Ft. Myers
6. 4 Rick Reed Punta Gorda
7. 45 Mike Karrivan Bradenton
8. 67 Collin Allman Plant City
9. 9x Ben Kelly Venice
1. 008 Ren Wright Jr. Naples
2. 05 Ronnie Robinson Bradenton
3. 67 Jimmie Best Myakka
4. 77 Laura Mammina North Port
5. 10 Kristen Milthaler North Port
6. 3 Sherry Best Myakka
7. 9 Meagan Hirschy Port Charlotte
8. 99 Johnny Marra Cape Coral
9. 73 Randy Johnson
10. 37 Jerry Groves Venice
1. 8 Shane Leonard Cape Coral
2. 3 Duane Best Parrish
3. 18 Troy Thiem Bradenton
4. 23 Kenny Gibson Venice
5. 72 Roger Dufresne Bradenton
6. 63 James Wright Port Charlotte
7. 9 John Whitesell Bradenton
8. 44 Rick Hess Englewood
9. 26 Brian Hillyer North Port
10. 22 Randy Spicer New Port Richey
11. 63 Kyle Best Parrish
12. 33 Chris Loney Naples D.N.S.