Dirt track racing on Saturday in Frankfort


By Ryan Applegate - rapplegate@aimmedianetwork.com



Kieth Bills, driver of the 36 K, comes out of turn four on Saturday night at U.S. 35 Raceway Park. Bills, from Hurricane, West Virginia, took home first place in the V8 Modified class feature race.


Submitted photo

U.S. 35 Raceway Park hosted races on Saturday in six classes, including the Bill Secrest Memorial Race in the 4-cylinder stock class. The mini-sprint class of cars were not present for this weeks’ races.

The first feature race of the night was the Bill Secrest Memorial Race in the 4-cylinder stock class. Mark Clifford of Williamsport took home the checkered flag in the 44 car. Charles Dozier of Lancaster was second in the 319 car.

Next onto the track was the V8 Modified class of cars and drivers. Kieth Bills in the 36K car hailing from Hurricane, West Virginia took home the victory. Matthew Holcomb in the 23H car took home second place. Terry Humphrey of Grove City, last week’s V8 Modified winner, was third.

The Modlite feature was next on the docket and saw Dylan Rittenhouse of South Solon take the hard fought victory in the 25 car. Second place belonged to Joey Dingus of Galloway in the 4 car and rounding out the top finishers was Jarrod Cassley of Breman in the 90 car taking third.

The Sport Modified class of drivers was the next group to run their powerful machines onto the track for the fourth feature of the night. The race followed a common narrative in this class with Brandon Furniss of Orient and Greg Blackburn of Grove City racing hard at the front for the chance at victory. In the end Furniss in the 32 car took the checkered flag followed closely by Blackburn in the 34 car in second place. Third place went to Eric Kinney of Grove City in the 33 car.

The next feature was the Compact class showcasing the second largest field of the night with 15 drivers. Brad Miller driving the 22B car out of Jeffersonville took first place with Michael Skeens of Washington Courthouse in the 82 car taking home second place. The 1 car driven by Nathan Reynolds of Lancaster took home third.

The final race of the night was a showcase of 20 cars and drivers in the Hobby Stock class. Brandon Allen, driver of the 20-1 car hailing from Jackson, took the checkered flag. Chris Comer of Wellston was second in the 33 car followed by William Ewing of Wellston in the 31 car taking third.

US 35 Raceway Park will take a week off to observe the Ross County Fair before resuming race nights on Saturday August 19 in Frankfort.

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Kieth Bills, driver of the 36 K, comes out of turn four on Saturday night at U.S. 35 Raceway Park. Bills, from Hurricane, West Virginia, took home first place in the V8 Modified class feature race.
http://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2017/08/web1_Bills-36K-35-Races-Aug-5.jpgKieth Bills, driver of the 36 K, comes out of turn four on Saturday night at U.S. 35 Raceway Park. Bills, from Hurricane, West Virginia, took home first place in the V8 Modified class feature race. Submitted photo

By Ryan Applegate

rapplegate@aimmedianetwork.com