Little Rock, AR
Sanction: Comp Cams Super Dirt Series (Kuntz Classic ) - $3,000
Information provided by: Series and team reports (last updated August 7, 2:03 pm)
Beard wins $3,000 in I-30's Kuntz Classic
- Kyle Beard
- Morgan Bagley
- B.J. Robinson
- Timothy Culp
- Hunter Rasdon
- Scott Crigler
- Payton Looney
- Charlie Cole
- Chandler Petty
- Jon Mitchell
- Jack Sullivan
- Chad Mallett
- Tanner Kellick
- Tommy Surrett
- Nathan Brown
- Gavin Landers
- Jake Davis
- David Payne
- Brad Couch
- Clay Fisher
Kyle Beard takes the $3,000 checkers at I-30 Speedway.
What won the race: Polesitter Kyle Beard of Trumann, Ark., outran third-starting Morgan Bagley of Longview, Texas, to win Saturday’s Kuntz Classic at I-30 Speedway. Beard swept Saturday’s action after winning the first heat. He earned $3,000.
Quotable: “We just haven’t had much luck with the Super Late Model for the past year or so, and we definitely have never had much luck at I-30 Speedway. However, we changed all that on Saturday night,” Beard said. “Jack (Sullivan) was going to be tough to beat before he had brake issues, but on the same token we had a really good car so who knows how it would’ve all played out. I want to thank my dad, my family, my crew, and my all my sponsors for continuing to support me in everything I do.”
Key notes: It was Kyle Beard’s 14th career CCSDS victory and first for the two-time series champion since winning at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, on April 1, 2017. … Series points leader Jack Sullivan of Greenbrier, Ark., faded from contention after starting second. He finished 11th. … I-30 hosted the Comp Cams Series for the 31st time in tour history and third time this season. … The annual Kuntz Classic is a tribute to engine builder Jim Kuntz of Arkadelphia, Ark. His Kuntz & Co. Racing Engines supplied powerplants for former Comp Cams champions Joey Mack, Bill Frye, Brandon Smith and Kyle Beard among others.
On the move: Jon Mitchell of Texarkana, Texas, started 18th and finished 10th.
Winner's sponsors: Beard’s Black Diamond Race Car is powered by a Kuntz & Co. Race Engine and sponsored by Gary Beard Trucking, KB Transport and Rockhard Powder Coating.
Points chase: Entering the weekend, Jack Sullivan (2,294) of Greenbrier, Ark., led Hunter Rasdon (2,138), B.J. Robinson (2,124), Gavin Landers (2,019) and Tanner Kellick (1,956).
Car count: 26
Fast qualifier: Timothy Culp
Time: 13.460 seconds
Polesitter: Kyle Beard
Heat race winners: Kyle Beard, Jack Sullivan, Morgan Bagley, Hunter Rasdon
Consolation race winners: Charlie Cole, Tanner Kellick
Provisional starters: David Payne, Jake Davis
Next series race: August 16, Batesville Motor Speedway (Locust Grove, AR) $5,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.