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Kings Speedway

Hogge captures Western Allstars opener at Kings

April 1, 2009, 12:14 pm
From series reports
Aerodynamic issues didn't slow Bobby Hogge IV. (K.C. Rooney)
Aerodynamic issues didn't slow Bobby Hogge IV. (K.C. Rooney)

HANFORD, Calif. (March 28) — The winningest driver in Western Allstars DIRTcar Late Model Series history maintained his winning ways in the 2009 series opener at Kings Speedway. Bobby Hogge IV of Salinas, Calif., started on the pole and led all 30 laps at the 3/8-mile oval for a $2,000 victory, his 11th on the tour. | Slideshow

Jeff Decker of Morgan Hill, Calif., started outside the front row and finished second while reigning Western Allstars champion Chris Shannon of Merced, Calif., rallied from 17th to finish third. Billy Griffin of Buena Park, Calif., and Johnny Malcolm of Corona, Calif., rounded out the top five in the Gary Jacob Memorial, a tribute to the late racing reporter.

Gary Jacob Memorial: (1) Bobby Hogge IV, (2) Jeff Decker, (3) Chris Shannon, (4) Billy Griffin, (5) Johnny Malcolm, (6) John Lowrey, (7) Andy Obertello, (8) Nick Bartels, (9) Ron Bartels, (10) Ryan McDaniel, (11) Mike Johnson, (12) Robert Sanders, (13) Bill Bartels, (14) Anthony Barkett, (15) Kevin Nichols, (16) Tommy Malcolm, (17) Jason Selvidge, (18) Richard Papenhausen, (19) Matt Michelli, (20) Dino Napier, (21) A.J. Kirkpatrick, (20) Rob Mayea. Fast qualifier (among 28 cars): Shannon. Heat race winners: Decker, McDaniel, Mayea, Hogge. Consolation winner: Shannon.

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