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April 12th, 2014
Timothy Culp Wires Field for CCSDS Checkers at NEA Speedway
Harrisburg, Arkansas (04/12/14) – Timothy Culp conquered a talented field of thirty-five competitors to register the $2,000 win in the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presented by Lucas Oil event at Northeast Arkansas Speedway (Harrisburg, Arkansas), on Saturday evening.
A smooth and slick surface atop the 1/4 mile oval awaited the series competitors, and Shane Stephens, making his first CCSDS start of 2014, earned the New Vision Graphics pole position for the 35 lap feature event, and was joined on the front row by Culp.
Culp, who was starting on the front row for the second-straight night, took immediate advantage of his preferred position on the grid to grab the lead at the drop of the green flag. While the Louisiana native, who know resides in Sheridan, Arkansas, would never relinquish control of the lead great racing waged behind him.
Stephens ran in the second position during the race's early stages, while Ashley Newman, Dane Dacus, and Kyle Beard battled in a hotly contested top five. The first of four caution flags flew on lap 9 for a Mason Oberkramer spin in turn one as Culp's competitors briefly found themselves having a shot at the leader. However, as the race resumed Culp again motored away from the pack.
Three more cautions plagued the event with the most notable coming in the closing laps when Ashley Newman, who was running in the top five, received contact from fellow top five racer, Dane Dacus. The contact caused Newman to spin, and he collected Chandler Petty, Thomas Dacus, and Keith Craft. Not only did the caution bring an end to Newman's chances at a top five finish, but it also put a stop to Kyle Beard's bid for the lead as the defending series champion was unable to overtake Culp after the race resumed action for the final time.
Culp claimed the victory, which was his second career triumph with the series with Beard, Wendell Wallace, Shane Stephens, and twelfth starting, Josh Hughes rounding out the top five.
Ashley Newman won GRT Race Cars Heat Race #1 with Justin Asplin winning Heat Race #2. Brandon Smith scored the victory in ROCKHARD Powder Coating Heat Race #3, while Timothy Culp won Woodco Inc. Heat Race #4. Quarter Master Heat Race #5 was won by Shane Stephens
The twin Boston's Sports Bar & Restaurant b-mains were topped by Brandon Poppenheimer and Chandler Petty.
Kody Mea was the recipient of the Larry Shaw Race Cars Hard Charger Award for racing past twelve cars to finish 9th. Ashley Newman was the unlucky winner of the Keith Craft Racing Engines Hard Luck Award for the second straight night courtesy of the late-race contact that ended his chances at a top five finish.
The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series presented by Lucas Oil will take a one week break before traveling to Camden Speedway (Camden, Tennessee) for its only appearance of 2014 on Friday, April 25th before heading to Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas) on Saturday, April 26th. Both events will pay $2,000-to-win. For more information on the events please visit www.CamdenSpeedway.com and www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com .
The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series presented by Lucas Oil is sponsored by and would like to thank all of their sponsors including- COMP Cams, Lucas Oil, Hoosier Racing Tires, Kuntz & Company, Larry Shaw Race Cars, Quarter Master, Allen Manufacturing, GRT Race Cars, Woodco, Inc., New Vision Graphics, ROCKHARD Powdercoat, Inc., Mark Martin Kia, Keith Craft Racing Engines, SRC Sampson Racing Radios, Beach Veterinary Services, Killer Coatings, MSR Mafia.com Marketing Services, Racing Head Service, BSB Manufacturing, Five Star Bodies, Boston's Restaurant and Sports Bar Pizza, speedliquidators.com, Schoenfeld Headers, Surrett Contracting, Powerhouse Products, and FSR Racing Products.
For the latest information on the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series presented by Lucas Oil, please visit www.COMPDirt.com .
COMP Cams Super Dirt Series – April 12th, 2014
Northeast Arkansas Speedway (Harrisburg, Arkansas)
1) Timothy Culp (Sheridan, Arkansas)
2) Kyle Beard (Trumann, Arkansas)
3) Wendell Wallace (Batesville, Arkansas)
4) Shane Stephens (Arlington, Tennessee)
5) Josh Hughes (West Plains, Missouri)
6) Tommy Surrett (North Little Rock, Arkansas)
7) Justin Asplin (Birchtree, Missouri)
8) Jamie Dacus (Lakeland, Tennessee)
9) Kody Mea (Southaven, Mississippi)
10) Keith Craft (Arkadelphia, Arkansas)
11) Rick Hearnsberger (Arkadelphia, Arkansas)
12) Mason Oberkramer (Broseley, Missouri)
13) Brandon Poppenheimer (Nesbit, Mississippi)
14) Chandler Petty (Cabot, Arkansas)
15) Shannon Scott (Henryetta, Oklahoma)
16) Ashley Newman (Ripley, Tennessee)
17) Robert Lovette (Drummonds, Tennessee)
18) Dane Dacus (Lakeland, Tennessee)
19) Thomas Dacus (Lakeland, Tennessee)
20) Brandon Smith (Floral, Arkansas)
21) Clay Fisher (Dewitt, Arkansas)
DNS: Charlie Cole, Chad Williams, Joey Smith, TJ Hughes, James West, Aaron Carr, Lynn Beach, Dillon Knight, John Hill, James Walker, David Payne, Randy Barnard, Jason Hughes, Joseph Long
Entries: 35 from Five States (AR, MO, MS, OK, TN)
GRT Race Cars Heat Race #1 Winner: Ashley Newman
Allen Manufacturing Heat Race #2 Winner: Justin Asplin
ROCKHARD Powder Coating Heat Race #3 Winner: Brandon Smith
Woodco Inc. Heat Race #4 Winner: Timothy Culp
Quarter Masters Heat Race #5 Winner: Shane Stephens
Boston's Sports Bar & Restaurant B-Main Winners: Chandler Petty, Brandon Poppenheimer
New Vision Graphics Pole Sitter: Shane Stephens
Keith Craft Racing Engines Hard Luck Award: Ashley Newman
Larry Shaw Race Cars Hard Charger: Kody Mea (21st to 9th)
COMP Cams Top Performer: Timothy Culp
Leaders: Timothy Culp (1-35)
Red Flag: 0