Third-to-first move boosts Garlock at Hesston
HESSTON, Pa. (June 12) — Two-time track champion Rance Garlock of Three Springs, Pa., became the third leader in three laps Saturday at Hesston Speedway and led the rest of the way for a Cline Construction Steel Block Bandits victory. Garlock overtook Bruce Kane of Glen Burnie, Md., on the 23rd lap and raced to a 30-lap victory worth $1,500.
A low-running Kane led the first 15 laps before giving up to the point to a higher-running Allen Brannon of Stephens City, Va. Kane edged back ahead on lap 22, but Garlock went past Kane and Brannon to grab a lead he’d never give up at the 4/10-mile oval.
Brannon finished second followed by Kane, Bradley Kling of Three Springs and Kyle Merkel of Gilbertsville, Pa. Four cautions slowed the action, none for major incidents.
Steel Block Bandits @ Hesston: (1) Rance Garlock, (2) Allen Brannon, (3) Bruce Kane, (4) Bradley Kling, (5) Kyle Merkel, (6) Chris Harr, (7) Tim Smith Jr., (8) Gerald Davis, (9) Rick Singleton, (10) Cam Zeigler, (11) Jonathan DeHaven, (12) Curtis Heath, (13) Joey Leavell, (14) Lewis Hudson, (15) Randy Wible, (16) Walker Arthur, (17) Brian Lessley, (18) Andy Fries, (19) Doug Hardy, (20) Jake Griffith, (21) Shaun Jones, (22) Kyle Wiser, (23) Maurice Thompson Jr., (24) Mitch Miller, (25) Matt Parks. Heat race winners (among 35 cars): Kane, Kling, Harr. Consolation winner: Leavell.