Kankakee County Speedway,
Sanction: MARS Racing Series (Big Daddy Scrap 40) - $5,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated May 22, 11:44 am)
Shirley wins $5,000 in Kankakee's MARS race
Big Daddy Scrap 40
- Brian Shirley
- Mike Spatola
- Taylor Scheffler
- Frank Heckenast Jr.
- Ryan Unzicker
- Jason Feger
- Mike Mataragas
- Cody Bauer
- Rusty Schlenk
- Logan Nickerson
- Daryn Klein
- Glen Thompson
- Steven Brooks
- Greg Cantrell
Brian Shirley shows off his big paycheck at Kankakee, Ill.
What won the race: Scoring his first MARS Racing Series presented by Rip-It victory of the season, defending series champion Brian Shirley of Chatam, Ill., claimed Friday's Big Daddy Scrap 50 to earn a $5,000 victory at Kankakee County Speedway.
Quotable: "We were lucky to get a good starting position at the start of the race," the second-starting Shirley said. "The outside was just a little bit better, so it was definitely up to my liking and I just got to get out there and get cruising and put in some good laps."
Key notes: Brian Shirley topped Mike Spatola and Taylor Scheffler to earn his 18th career MARS victory. ... Jason Feger climbed to a solid sixth-place finish after having a rough start to the evening. ... There hasn’t been a repeat winner in five series races this season. … Winners in 2021 include Ryan Unzicker, Garrett Alberson, Brandon Sheppard, Tanner English and now Shirley
On the move: Jason Feger of Bloomington, Ill., started 11th and finished sixth.
Winner's sponsors: Shirley’s Bob Cullen Racing Rocket Chassis is powered by an Andy Durham Racing Engine and sponsored by Thomason Express, Hoker Trucking, J&J Ventures Gaming, Kid’s Castle Learning Center, KBC Graphics, Cheap Cars, Bass Livestock Nutrition, Allgaier Motorsports and Integra Shocks.
Points chase: Tanner English (270 points) of Benton, Ky., leads Brian Shirley (238), Ryan Unzicker (234), Jason Feger (184) and Kolby Vandenbergh (143).
Current weather: Clear, 81°F
Car count: 15
Fast qualifier: Taylor Scheffler
Polesitter: Taylor Scheffler
Heat race winners: Taylor Scheffler, Brian Shirley
Next series race: May 22, Shadyhill Speedway (Medaryville, IN) $5,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.