Kares Gets Help from Son; Smith, Reynolds Victorious in Heats

By Ken de la Bastide 

(September 24, 2013) -
The father son team of Brad Kares and Dustin Kares hooked up on a restart with six laps remaining to finish first and second in the IOFS FasCarts competition.

The two hooked up on a restart after Dave Reynolds lost a tire while batting for the fourth spot on lap 14.

The lead was swapped several times by Jerry Reynolds, Brad Kares and Dustin Kares over the 20-lap distance.

On the restart Brad Kares went to the outside to pass Jerry Reynolds and a lap later Dustin Kares and Ryan Cherry got inside of Reynolds.

With the five cars battling for the top spot Dustin Kares lined up behind his dad, Brad, in a two-car draft to sweep the top two positions. Cherry finished third followed by Jason Reynolds and Cody Rinehart.

Jerry Reynolds took the early lead but the first caution flag waved on the second circuit with Angie Goodin and Kenny Smith spun on the front straight. Goodin’s night was finished when her FasCart lost a rear wheel.

Brad Kares took the lead but was passed on the fourth lap by Reynolds with an inside move entering turn three. Dustin Kares climbed into the third spot by the lap 14 caution flag.

Brad Kares finished two-tenths ahead of his son with Cherry another tenth of a second back in third followed by Jason Reynolds and Cody Rinehart.

“My son gave me the push I needed for the win,” Brad Kares said of the drafting help. “He did a heck of a job in keeping me out front.”

Smith won the first of the two heat races with a pass of Goodin on the sixth lap entering turn three and was followed into the second spot by Jason Reynolds.

Goodin had taken the lead from Brad Kares on the second lap with an inside pass entering turn three.

The race was checkered to an end on the eighth lap when fast qualifier Kevin Plunkett got loose in a scramble of cars battling for position coming off the second corner and made hard contact with the outside retaining wall on the back straight. Plunkett was uninjured.

David Reynolds climbed from the fourth position to take the lead from Rinehart after five laps of the second heat race to claim the victory.

Reinhart led the first four laps but it was Reynolds on the move by using the inside groove to pass Michael Goodwin, Cherry and finally Rinehart.

Rinehart came back to pass Cherry on lap eight to finish second followed by Cherry, Goodwin and Chris Delesha.