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MONSTER TRUCKS & STOCK CARS AT BAER FIELD SPEEDWAY

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MONSTER TRUCKS & STOCK CARS AT BAER FIELD SPEEDWAY

MONSTER TRUCKS & STOCK CARS AT BAER FIELD SPEEDWAY

 

This Saturday night, Fort Wayne’s BAER FIELD SPEEDWAY will celebrate Father’s Day weekend with a five-division “Super Show” of stock car racing plus side-by-side, car crushing MONSTER TRUCK action!

 

For the first time in nearly a decade, competitive Monster Truck racing will return to Baer Field Speedway as, straight off the Monster Jam US Tour, Huntington, Indiana’s Andy Hoffman will bring his “NITEMARE” 540 cubic inch Chevy to battle against his arch-rival, the “War Wagon” panel truck. The trucks will do battle both in best-of-three, heads-up racing action and the crowd-pleasing, no-hold-barred “Freestyle” competition. Along with the Monsters will be a five division “Super Show” of ARBodies Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Afdent Dental Mini Stocks, and Front Wheel Drives. Due to time constraints, the stock-car portion will be features only this week.

 

As Coe was basking in Victory Lane, the Street Stocks took to the track for their 25-lap Feature with one car out of place in the starting lineup. Despite his being second-quick in qualifying, 14 year-old Austin Coe (Scott’s son) tailed the field, having been sent there by his father, as he didn’t think he was ready to run in the middle of a pack, in just his third-ever race. But once the green was displayed, young Austin began working through the field and found himself quickly inside the top-10. A late series of cautions moved him to third with five laps to go. Back under green, a cut tire by last week’s winner Brian Janes moved him to second on the rear bumper of leader Tim Miller. Coming to the white flag, the crowd leapt to their feet as Coe made a move to the inside and took over the lead, holding on for a most improbable win as the crowd roared its approval and swarmed the frontstretch fence. Miller held on for second over Gary Tuttle, Tyler Clark, and Ryan McIntyre. Still roaring its approval, the crowd got even loaded as father-and-son embraced in Victory Lane.

 

Now four races into the 2014 schedule, here is how the chase for the $10,000 Baer Speedway points fund shapes up. On the strength of two wins, former Champion Tommy Cook leads the ARBodies Late Model points by 30 points over Josh Timmerman with Justin King, Dean Cook, and Jesse Opliger completing the top-five. The Modifieds have seen teammates Scott Coe and Terry Fisher Jr. both win twice, but it’s Coe leading by 33 points over Fisher with Jeremy Wallen third ahead of Johnathon Gatton and Michael Mayes. The Street Stocks see a new leader as Tim Miller is on top for the first time in his career. Feature-winners Brian Janes and Shawn Bonar are next with rookie Jack Beeman and John Shuler completing the top-five. Brad McBride sits atop the Afdent Dental Mini Stocks over Kevin Howard, Kevin Dibble, Tim Howard, and rookie Jacob Bradley. The Front Wheel Drives see Shawn Poffenberger in the top spot followed by Bobby Comer, R.J. Weick, Kenny Spillers Jr., and Mike Kuehner rounding out the top-five.

 

Gates open Saturday at 4; with qualifying at 5; and RACING at 7:30. Adult admission will be $15, with kids 6-12 $5, and kids 5-and-under admitted FREE.

 

Coming up WEDNESDAY, June 18, it’s the $10,000 to-win “KENNY WALLACE 100” featuring NASCAR’s Kenny Wallace and David Stremme!

 

For rules, schedules, and information, check the Speedway website at www.FWRACE.com or email: mail@baerfieldspeedway.net

 

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