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September 5th, 2014

Kyle Beard Rockets to $3,000 CCSDS Victory at the Ridge

Paragould, Arkansas (09/05/14) – After being delayed a week by Mother Nature the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presented by Lucas Oil returned to Crowley’s Ridge Raceway on Friday evening for a $3,000-to-win affair, and it was area driver, Kyle Beard, who defended his home turf by rocketing through the pack to claim the win.

Via his performance in preliminary action Greenbrier, Arkansas pilot, Jack Sullivan earned the New Vision Graphics Pole Position for the feature and was flanked to the outside by Mississippi driver, Eric Cooley. The opening laps of the finale were plagued by cautions, and during one of them Cooley began leaking fluid and was forced to retire as his night came to an early end.

With Cooley pit side, Dane Dacus moved forward to join Sullivan on the front row, and as the race finally went green Dacus jumped to the lead. He paced the field for the first half of the 40 lap affair as great racing action waged throughout the field on the ¼ mile oval.

While Dacus held Sullivan at bay, current CCSDS point leader, Kyle Beard was progressively working his way through the field from the 14th starting spot. As the race approached its closing laps Beard joined Dacus and Sullivan in a three-way battle for the top spot. Lap 38 found Sullivan surging to the lead before Kyle Beard used the low line to snag the top spot to lead lap 39. As the leaders exited turn two on the white flag circuit the capacity crowd came to their feet as the lead trio went three wide. Beard won the drag race down the backstretch and took sole possession of the lead headed to the checkered flag.

Beard led the parade across the finish line to claim the $3,000 win, which allowed him to extend his point lead.  Dacus, Sullivan, Tommy Surrett, and Chandler Petty completed the top five.

Jack Sullivan won GRT Race Cars Heat Race #1 with Eric Cooley winning Allen Manufacturing Heat Race #2.  Dane Dacus raced to victory in ROCKHARD Powder Coating Heat Race #3, while Lynnsee Provence won Woodco Inc. Heat Race #4.  

Rick Hearnsberger and Mark Nichols raced to victory in the Boston's Sports Bar & Restaurant twin b-mains. 

Kyle Beard received the Larry Shaw Race Cars Hard Charger Award for rocketing through the pack from his fourteenth starting spot to claim the win, while Shannon Scott was the recipient of the Keith Craft Racing Engines Hard Luck Award after being collected in multiple incidents started by other cars.

The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series presented by Lucas Oil has one event remaining on the 2014 docket with a trip to Tracey Clay’s I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Arkansas) on September 27th for a $2,500-to-win affair.  For more information please visit .

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 Marketing Services, Racing Head Service, BSB Manufacturing, Five Star Bodies, Boston's Restaurant and Sports Bar Pizza,, 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 .

COMP Cams Super Dirt Series – September 5th, 2014
Crowley’s Ridge Raceway (Paragould, Arkansas)
Feature Results
1) Kyle Beard (Trumann, AR)
2) Dane Dacus (Arlington, TN)
3) Jack Sullivan (Greenbrier, AR)
4) Tommy Surrett (North Little Rock, AR)
5) Chandler Petty (Cabot, AR)
6) Clay Fisher (Dewitt, AR)
7) Brandon Smith (Floral, AR)
8) Shannon Scott (Henryetta, OK)
9) Rick Hearnsberger (Arkadelphia, AR)
10) Lynnsee Provence (North Little Rock, AR)
11) Jamie Dacus (Lakeland, TN)
12) John Hill (Jonesboro, AR)
13) Mark Stephens (Arlington, TN)
14) James Walker (Weiner, AR)
15) Mark Nichols (Bono, AR)
16) Dewayne Kiefer (St. Genevieve, MO)
17) James Watson (Weiner, AR)
18) Charlie Cole (Harrisburg, AR)
19) Jeff Jordan (Jonesboro, AR)
20) Eric Cooley (Trumann, AR)
21) Travis Ashley (Batesville, AR)

DNS: Thomas Dacus, Casey Findley, Carl Thomas, Gavin Landers, Mike Cochran, TJ Hughes, Cody Kierre, Mark Jordan, Mike Cochran

Entries:  31
GRT Race Cars Heat Race #1 Winner:  Jack Sullivan
Allen Manufacturing Heat Race #2 Winner:  Eric Cooley
ROCKHARD Powder Coating Heat Race #3 Winner: Dane Dacus
Woodco Inc Race #4 Winner:  Lynnsee Provence
Boston's Sports Bar & Restaurant B-Main Winners: Rick Hearnsberger, Mark Nichols
New Vision Graphics Pole Sitter: Jack Sullivan
Keith Craft Racing Engines Hard Luck Award: Shannon Scott
Larry Shaw Race Cars Hard Charger: Kyle Beard (14th-1st)
COMP Cams Top Performer: Kyle Beard
Leaders: Dane Dacus (1-37), Jack Sullivan (38), Kyle Beard (39-40)
Cautions: 5
Red Flag: 0