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Western Kentucky Speedway

English wins Coakley Memorial weekend opener

August 23, 2009, 7:09 am
From track and correspondent reports
Terry English heads for victory. (kohlsracingphotos.com)
Terry English heads for victory. (kohlsracingphotos.com)

NEBO, Ky. (Aug. 22) — Terry English of Benton, Ky., won the opening race of the Wayne Coakley Memorial weekend at Western Kentucky Speedway near Madisonville. English powered to victory in the Scott Clippinger Racing No. 16c and earned $3,300 in a National All Star Racing Association event honoring the Sacramento, Ky., driver killed in a highway accident after a race 20 years ago. | Slideshow

Aaron Ridley of Chatsworth, Ga., was second followed by Kevin Cole of Christopher, Ill. Marty O'Neal of Spencer, Ind., was fourth and Tin Tungate of Campbellsville, Ky.

Notes: English's Evansville, Ind.-based MasterSbilt Race Car is sponsored by RaceWise, Quality Paint & Body Shop and 5150 Race Trailers. ... The Clippinger car has been driven previously this year by several drivers including Kevin Claycomb, Don O'Neal and Justin Rattliff. ... Among the night's accident was a flip by C.W. Sterett's car, but he wasn't injured. ... Wayne Coakley Memorials have been held at several western Kentucky tracks over the last 20 years. .... This Wayne Coakley Memorial weekend continues with a $3,000-to-win event at Windy Hollow Speedway near Owensboro, Ky.

Wayne Coakley Memorial: (1) Terry English, (2) Aaron Ridley, (3) Kevin Cole, (4) Marty O'Neal, (5) Tim Tungate, (6) Josh Harris, (7) Travis Varnadore, (8) Steve Karnes, (9) Lee Devasier, (10) Lee Thomason, (11) Maverick Varnadore, (12) Josh Throgmorton, (13) Mike Beasley, (14) Randle Sweeney, (15) Jessie Baize, (16) David Ross, (17) Derek Fisher, (18) Kyle Morris, (19) Billy James, (20) C.W. Sterett. Heat race winners (among 21 cars): Sweeney, English, Varnadore.

Correction: Fixes Marty O'Neal's hometown.

 
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