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Kirby Dominates EDCO Welding Street Stock Action, Scores Third Feature Victory

Ken de la Bastide

(August 27, 2012) –
Indianapolis driver Jimmy Kirby swept EDCO Welding Street Stock action last weekend at Anderson Speedway and took a big step toward the track championship.

Kirby set fast time during qualifying, won the only heat race for the division and picked up this third feature win of 2012 and his second in a row.

Jeff Hopkins took the early lead in the feature race chased by Mike Peters with Jacob McElfresh running third.

On the second circuit McElfresh and Kirby used the high groove to pass Peters and set their sights on the leader. Both passed Hopkins on lap three going down the back straight.

Kirby claimed the lead on lap seven with an inside pass of McElfresh entering turn one.

The first of two caution flags waved on lap 14 when Andrew Cook and Hopkins tangled in turn two and the final yellow was displayed on lap 22 when Dennis Hill spun on the back straight.

Kirby was able to pull away from McElfresh on both restarts to win by 1.7-seconds with Peters coming home third followed by Cook and Hill.

There was plenty of passing in the heat race which eventually saw Kirby recording the victory.

Peters took the early lead giving away to Cook on lap three entering turn one. Hopkins moved into the second spot with a pass of Peters going into turn three.

Kirby and McElfresh both passed Peters on the back straight on the next circuit with Kirby getting past Hopkins on lap five on the back straight.

The caution flag waved on lap six when Hill spun on the back straight and Kirby took advantage of the outside line on the restart to take the lead from Cook and record the victory.

McElfresh finished third with Peters and Hopkins rounding out the top five.

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