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Magic Valley Speedway
Source — Randy J Kerr
Date Posted — August 25, 2001
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Wheeler set another record as she puts her Hornet car on its top Magic Valley Speedway fan thought theyíd seen it all last week when Natalie Wheeler barrel rolled her Dairy Queen Thunder Stock down the front stretch. As the Thunder Stocks had the night off Wheeler found herself a Hornet car to drive and before the night was over she had it on itís top. This wasnít as spectacular as last weeks roll as the car came to almost a complete stop before rolling onto itís top. Never the less the fans were on their feet cheering as she became the first driver to put a Hornet on itís top. Wheeler again walked away smiling and waving to her fans as she made her way back to the pits. As the 35 lap main event continued, caution came on lap 25 as Jim Peterson fell victim of a vicious T-Bone as Misty Grecoís car came to rest literally inside the passenger side of Petersons car. Both drivers were treated and released from Magic Valley Regional Medical Center with only minor bruises. Norm Hatke took the win as the race was shortened to 25 laps followed by Allan Larson. Both cars were stopped at the start finish line and purchased by the speedway in a promoters claim. Both drivers agreed to sell their cars and accepted the claim leaving the cars at the start finish line. In all 28 cars took the green flag in the fourth event for the class with the final event for the Hornets scheduled for September 8th. In the Napa Auto Parts Pony Stocks Mike Prara took the win cutting Alan Larsonís lead by another seven points with Larson bringing home third behind Kevin Bermingham. Only 12 points separate Larson and Prara as they go into the final event for the class on September 8th. The Budweiser Grand National Sportsmanís were in action with Dale Miles setting fast time, winning the heat and main event. Point leader Ray Van Holland finished fourth and has a solid lead over Michelle Meads going into their final race on September 15th. In the feature division Mountain Dew Modified Point leader Bruce Quale took the main event win after some hard contact with defending Champion Steve Jones. With Jones in the lead and Quale trying everything he could to get around, the duo came onto the lapped car of Rookie Rod Kack. Before it was over all three cars were sideways with Quale taking the lead and everyone keeping their cars going in the right direction.####

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Article posted by staff on August 25, 2001.