1166 Dayton-Xenia Rd.
Xenia, Ohio 45385
Eight Different Winners at Kilkare
Xenia OH (5/4). KilKare Speedway beat mother nature Friday although she threw a few curve balls in the form of rainshowers. Rain hit the speedway just before qualifications to put things on hold for over an hour on double features night. The highlight of the evening came a little later in the program as Dick Dunlevy Jr and son Ryan both posted feature wins on the same night. Dick took the second late model main, with Ryan picking up his win in the second street stock main. Fans can rest assured that Dick Dunlevy Sr. a many time track champ, was looking down saying “ Son you and the grandkid did good, but I would lapped ya both”.
When the track and qualifications were over the street stocks took to the oval for their first feature, It didn't take long for it to get wild with three cars eliminated on the first lap. When racing resumed Jamie Sites set his sights on the checker in his Camaro. Tyler Mahaffey soon ran Sites down, putting the pressure on him. The two made contact on the frontchute bringing out a yellow. Officials put both to the rear of the field on the restart. Columbus driver Phil Gussler Jr. found himself in the lead in his Jacobs Performance Camaro. Joe Hensel, last weeks winner caught Gussler but was unable to pass as he watched Gussler take the checker. Jay Lakins Jr. was third, followed by Mahaffey and Sites. The second 20 lapper saw Ryan Dunlevy take the lead at the drop of the green in his Jims Body Shop and Towing backed Camaro. Dunlevy , a third generation Kilkare driver made his first night a good one, as he held off Mike Litchfield to carry the checker. Josh Longstreth was third, followed by Mahaffey and Hensel. Dunlevy was fastest qualifier with a 15.193 lap.
The first 30 lap late model main saw Bobby Justus of Columbus lead the field to the green. Justus stayed out front as the laps counted down. Fast qualifier Justin Alsip made up nearly a half lap deficit to Justus close up on Justus's Woodys Bail Bonds sponsored stocker. Alsip could only watch from behind however as Justus took his first win of the season. Justus dedicated his win to his father Robert who passed away in March. Dick Dunlevy Jr. was third, with Bob Sibila fourth and Terry Scherz fifth.
The second feature was a hotly contested event that started off with Tony Brunke out front. Brunke led the first several counters before Bob Sibila ran him down. Sibila then set the pace as Dunlevy and Alsip soon joined the battle. Alsip spun bringing out a yellow to restack the field. Dunlevy was quick to run down Sibila and the two had a battle for several laps before Dunlevy got by. Dunlevy then powered his Eddie and Joana Simpson owned Burke Orthodists backed car to his third victory of the season in his quest for the track championship. Sibila was second, followed by Justus, Shawn Stansell and Scherz..
The modifieds saw two drivers emerge as the class of the field on this night as both posted feature wins. Ryan Fleming of Xenia powered his Copes Distributing
open wheeler to victory in the first feature. The win was the second of the season for the very popular second generation driver. Fast qualifier Bill Burba was second, with Daryl McKay third, Rodney Kreusch fourth and Mark Timmerman fifth.
The second feature saw Burba turn the tables on Fleming as he took top spot in the event. Burba's win was the second of the season for the Germantown driver in his Platinum Express sponsored ride. Timmerman, Fleming, McKay and Kreusch rounded out the top five.
The twin 20 lap compact features saw the only drivers to win a main thus far keep their winning ways on track. Bo Hoelsher of Riverside took the first main in his T.J Stables Honda. Bo won bragging rights for the week as he edged out his father Joe for the win. Bryan Lynch was third, with Ryan Tamburro fourth and Steve Barnhart fifth.
The second 20 lapper saw Lynch put his Nick's Place Honda in victory lane. Bo Hoelsher was second, followed by Tamburro, Joe Hoelsher and Nick Barrett..
Next Friday May 10th will see the International Outlaw Figure Series in action, along with the late models, modifieds, street stocks and compacts. Racing will begin at 8.
KilKare Summary 5/4/12
Fast qualifier: Ryan Dunlevy 15.193
First 25 lap feature : 1.Phil Gussler Jr. 2. Joe Hensel 3. Jay Lakins Jr. 4. Tyler Mahaffey 5. Jamie Sites 6. David Stump 7. Josh Longstreth 8. Chris Harshbarger 9. Mike Litchfield 10. Ryan Dunlevy
Second 25 lap feature 1. Dunlevy 2. Litchfield 3. Longstreth 4. Mahaffey 5. Hensel 6. Lakins 7. Gussler 8. Sites 9. Stump
Fast qualifier: Justin Alsip 13.583
First 30 lap feature: 1. Bobby Justus 2.. Justin Alsip 3. Dick Dunlevy Jr. 4. Bob Sibila 5. Terry Scherz 6. Russ Bobb 7. Shawn Stansell 8. Tony Brunke
Second 30 lapper: 1. Dunlevy 2. Sibila 3. Justus 4. Stansell 5. Scherz 6. Brunke 7. Alsip 8. Bobb
Fast qualifier: Bill Burba 13.847
First feature: 1. Ryan Fleming 2. Bill Burba 3. Daryl McKay 4. Rodney Kreusch
5. Mark Timmerman 6. Grant Gamble 7. Anthony Heitznman 8. Brian Whetnall 9.Dewayne Snyder Jr.
Second feature: 1. Burba 2. Timmerman 3. Fleming 4. McKay 5. Kreusch 6. Gamble 7. Whetnall 8. Snyder Jr.
Fast qualifier: Bo Hoelsher 14.885
First fature 20 laps: 1. Bo Hoelsher 2. Joe Hoelsher 3. Bryan Lynch 4. Ryan Tamburro 5. Steve Barnhart 6. Nick Barrett 7. Paul Holley 8. Ryan Barrett 9.
Amber Sites 10. Davey Shaw
Second feature: 1. Lynch 2. Bo Hoelsher 3. Tamburro 4. Joe Hoelsher 5. Nick Barrett 6. Holley 7. Barnhart 8. Ryan Barrett 9. Sites