Hogge wins at Bakersfield for fourth victory
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (Aug. 15) — Series points leader Bobby Hogge IV of Salinas, Calif., drove a new Victory Circle Chassis to victory at Bakersfield Speedway for his tour-leading fourth Western Allstars DIRTcar Late Model Series victory and second in a row. | Slideshow
The sixth-starting Hogge earned $2,500 on Dick Sheperd Night in the lone series visit of the season to Bakersfield, where Shepherd won many track championships.
Hometown driver Brad Pounds advanced three positions to finish second while 10th-starting Andy Obertello of Hollister, Calif., rallied to finish third. Polesitter Mike Kirby of Torrance, Calif., and 14th-starting Chris Shannon of Merced, Calif., rounded out the top five. Shepherd finished 12th.
Western Allstars @ Bakersfield: (1) Bobby Hogge IV, (2) Brad Pounds, (3) Andy Obertello, (4) Mike Kirby, (5) Chris Shannon, (6) A.J. Kirkpatrick, (7) John Lowrey, (8) Robert Sanders, (9) Nick Bartels, (10) Johnny Malcolm, (11) Mike Johnson, (12) Dick Shepherd, (13) Jason Selvidge, (14) Dino Napier, (15) Bill Bartels, (16) Matt Michelli, (17) Jim Giardina, (18) Clay Daly, (19) Zack Forster, (20) Ron Bartels, (21) Tom Malcolm. Heat race winners (among 26 cars): Lowrey, Johnson, Daly, Kirby. Consolation winner: N. Bartels.