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ALASKAN DRIVERS HEAT UP SATURDAY NIGHT

NORTH STAR SPEEDWAY
Source — Seth Sands/North Star Speedway
Date Posted — August 05, 2002
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ALASKAN DRIVERS HEAT UP SATURDAY NIGHT

WASILLA, Alaska -- The cars and superstars of Full Throttle Saturday Night were back in action for their thirteenth night of competition at North Star Speedway in Wasilla this past Saturday. With track surface temperatures reaching over 107 degrees, the motor sports action of Full Throttle Saturday Night and the Alaska Sprint Tour was just as hot.

Anchorage SST driver Rob Tirpack swept away the competition Saturday. Tirpack posted four wins in the division out driving S&S Racing Enterprises and TESORO Racing 410 sprint driver Jackie McGahan of Kenai and Anchorage’s "Mean" Dean Thompson for first place finishes in both the first and second heats, as well as the feature main and trophy dash. Points leader and fast time driver for the night, Bobby Owens, was out early due to mechanical failure. But, Owens still remains points leader for the SST’s as they gear up for the Alaska Sales and Service Sportsman Super Trucks (SST’s) 99 Lap Race, this upcoming Saturday.

Palmer’s Mike Thomas opened the gap in the point’s race for the Legends Saturday. Thomas, last years Baby Grand champion, swept the Legends division over Mike Braddock and Anchorage’s Al Palma. Other winners Saturday included Troy Craig, Bud Black and Wasilla’s John Hecht in the Late Models, Larry Hutchins and John Klayum in the Baby Grands and Kitty McKeown in JAGS (Just All Girls Series).

Racing action continues this Saturday with the Sportsman Super Truck 99 Lap Race Presented By Alaska Sales and Service. Gates open at 1pm racing Starts at 4pm. On Saturday it is only $10 per carload on any General Motors manufactured vehicle. For more information log onto www.northstarspeedway.com.

Full Throttle Saturday Night Results…

LEGENDS:

Fast Time: #19 Mike Braddock, Anchorage, 12.854

Trophy Dash – 1) Mike Thomas; 2) Eric Johnson; 3) Doug Johnstone; 4) Mike Braddock.

Heat 1 – 1) Mike Thomas; 2) Al Palma; 3) Michelle Kyte; 4) Braddock; 5) Ken Johnstone; 6) Eric Johnson; 7) Jeff Jensen; 8) D. Johnstone; 9) Bill Fread.

Heat 2 – 1) Thomas; 2) Braddock; 3) Kyte; 4) Jensen; 5) D. Johnstone; 6) K. Johnstone; 7) Johnson; 8) Palma; 9) Fread. Feature

Main -- 1) Thomas; 2) Kyte; 3) D. Johnstone; 4) Braddock; 5) Jensen; 6) K. Johnstone; 7) Palma; 8) Johnson.

SST’s:

Fast Time: #2 Bobby Owens, Palmer, 12.245

Trophy Dash – 1) Rob Tirpack; 2) Bobby Owens; 3) Jackie McGahan; 4) Al Ulman.

Heat 1 – 1) Tirpack; 2) Dean Thompson; 3) McGahan; 4) Ben Jacobson; 5) Ulman; 6) Jerry Solseng; 7) Tim Kreig; 8) Owens.

Heat 2 – 1) Tirpack; 2) McGahan; 3) Thompson; 4) Ulman; 5) Jacobson; 6) Solseng; 7) Mike Hilt; 8) Kreig; 9) Owens.

Feature Main – 1) Tirpack; 2) McGahan; 3) Ulman; 4) Thompson; 5) Solseng; 6) Hilt; 7) Jacobson; 8) Kreig; 9) Owens.

LATE MODELS:

Fast Time: #69 Troy Craig, Wasilla, 11.837

Trophy Dash – 1) John Hecht; 2) Bud Black; 3) Willie Creech; 4) Troy Craig.

Heat 1 – 1) Hecht; 2) Black; 3) Craig; 4) Creech; 5) Harvey; 6) Braden.

Heat 2 – 1) Craig; 2) Black; 3) Hecht; 4) Harvey; 5) Braden.

Feature Main -- 1) Black; 2) Creech; 3) Hecht; 4) Craig; 5) Braden; 6) Harvey.

BABY GRANDS:

Fast Time: #31 John Klayum, Palmer, 11.941

Trophy Dash – 1) Larry Hutchins; 2) John Klayum; 3) David Houston; 4) Lash Larew.

Heat 1 – 1) Klayum; 2) Larew; 3) Houston; 4) Hutchins; 5) Larry Theobald; 6) John Nodus.

Heat 2 – 1) Klayum; 2) Larew; 3) Houston; 4) Hutchins; 5) Theobald; 6) John Nodus.

Feature Main – 1) Klayum; 2) Houston; 3) Theobald; 4) Nodus; 5) Hutchins; 6) Larew.

JAGS (Just All Girls):

Feature Main – 1) Kitty McKeown; 2) Kim Johnson; 3) Cathy Johnstone; 4) Nicole Jensen.####

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