STATELINE, Idaho — Day one of the 11th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Idaho 200 at Stateline Speedway had INSSA Late Model racer Kevin Richards rising to the top with a win of the 1st ‘Duel for the 200’ 100-lap main. Second place went to 15-year old Blake Williams. Mark Sundberg made it to the podium with a strong third. Winning the early stock main was Will Krasselt and the Hobby Stock main went to Treven Tarr.
Richards took the lead on lap of the 100-lap of the 24-car main for the INSSA Late Model Series. Once in that position he only had one scare and that came from the youngster Williams. After the race Williams went to Richards and said, “I almost got you there” with a big smile. Richards said “that young kid is good. I plan to run the 200 on Sunday and even tomorrows 2nd ‘Duel for the 200’ “ featuring the Rocky Mountain Challenge Series. The top six from the INSSA race automatically are locked into the Idaho 200 on Sunday afternoon. Besides Richards, Williams and Sundberg making into the 200 are Jonathan Gomez, Chris Hart and Dan Garber.
The Early Stock 20-lap main had race winner Will Krasselt take the lead mid-way through. Shawn Priest closed on Krasselt late in the race but ran out time and finished second. Third went to Clayton Wood.
In the other support class the local Hobby Stock main event win went to Treven Tarr taking the lead early in the 25-lap event, cruising the rest of the way. Biily Swift was a distant second with Brandon Tarr third.
Stateline Speedway July 30 Results:
NAPA Auto Care Centers ‘Duel for the 200’ for the INSSA Late Model Series (100-lap main): 1-Kevin Richards; 2-Blake Williams; 3-Mark Sundberg; 4-Jonathan Gomez; 5-Chris Hart; 6 -Dan Garber; 7-Jeff Little; 8-Jeff Fenton; 9-Rusty Webb; 10-Kameron McKeehan; 11-Chris Kellogg; 12-Andy Brown; 13-Braeden Havens; 14-Thane Alderman; 15-Dave Garber-; 16-Todd Havens; 17-Tim Eickstadt; 18-Amanda MacDonald; 19-Jason O'Neal; 20-Casy Akers; 21 Chris Ormsby; 22-Zan Sharp; 23-Ross Cooper; 24-Mike Behar
Early Stock (20-lap main): 1-will Krasselt; 2-Shawn Priest; 3-Clayton Wood; 4-Larry Todd; 5-justin Robideaux; 6-amanda McLendon; 7-Ralph Bielenberg; 8-Gil Rapp Jr.; 9-Gil Rapp Sr.; 10-Bill Robideaux; 11-Mike Robideaux
Hobby Stock (25-lap main): 1-Treven Tarr; 2-Billy Swift; 3-Brendon Tarr; 4-John Vallone; 5-Gerald Nash; 6-Dave Harrison; 7-Steven Ellis; 8-Terry Markley; 9-Jody Duncan; 10-ed Snyder; 11-Michael Berendes; 12-Tom Harris; 13-John Ward; 14-Joel Schrader