Teepe Holds Off Bragg for FWD Win
Teepe saw a big lead evaporate following a caution flag on lap eight and then
held off fast qualifier Gary Bragg Jr. to claim his second Front Wheel Drive
oval feature win of the season.
The Bragg father and son duo made an inside pass of Jared Keller on the third
lap to grab the second and third.
On the restart Bragg Jr, was able to get inside his father to claim second and
closed on Teepe, and with three laps remaining tried to slingshot into the lead
entering turn one and lost all the momentum when his car got loose.
Teepe won by .38 second followed by Bragg Jr., Bragg Sr., Frank Gasho and Don
Ellis II. Kokomo based Mad Cow racing claimed the second, third, fourth and
sixth positions with Jerry Dane just missing a top five finish.
In the first heat race Ron Phipps took the early lead but it was Noblesville
driver Dane on the move. Dane passed John Davis for third with an outside move
entering turn three and a lap later got inside of Phipps coming off the fourth
corner to take the lead.
Bragg Sr. passed Paul Phipps and Mike Alley entering turn one to climb into the
fourth spot on lap seven and one lap later Bragg Jr. make a similar move to
With two laps remaining Bragg Jr. passed his father with an outside move to
claim fourth and then passed Chris Teepe and Ron Phipps to the inside to nail
down the second position.
It was Dane’s first win of the year.
The second heat race saw Don Ellis III awarded the win when Kevin Harmon and
Ryan Amonett were disqualified for not reporting for technical inspection after
Harmon took the lead from Ellis on the eighth lap with an inside pass coming off
the fourth corner to apparently claim his first heat win of the year.
Following the disqualifications Ellis was declared the winner followed by Gasho,
Bill Leisure, Jared Keller and Aaron Jones.
During qualifications Bragg Jr. set a new track record turning a lap of 15.385
seconds (58.499 mph) breaking the mark set by Trevor Abbot on May 10, 2008 of